SOURCE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

November 10, 2015 09:00 ET

U.S. Chamber Foundation to Co-Host Memphis Better Health Through Economic Opportunity Forum

Event to Focus on Business Involvement in Community Wellness and Workplace Wellness

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), in conjunction with the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, the University of Memphis, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will host the Better Health Through Economic Opportunity Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.

The forum -- the fifth in a ten-city, two-year campaign developed by the USCCF in partnership with the RWJF -- will focus on the influence of local and regional businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities through the areas of education, employment, and income. Regional business leaders, industry experts, and elected officials will gather to discuss and explore the best ways to secure and enhance Tennessee's future, both nationally and globally.


The Honorable A C Wharton, Jr., Mayor of Memphis
The Honorable Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., Mayor of Shelby County
Dr. Jeff Lundy, Director, Health and Wellness Program, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Phil Trenary, President and CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce
Richard Johnson, President and CEO, Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness
Herb Lance, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Nike
Kenneth Robinson, MD, M. DIV,
President and CEO, United Way of the Mid-South

An agenda and full list of speakers is available here.


Memphis Better Health Through Economic Opportunity Forum


Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7:30 - 11:00 a.m. CST

NOTE: U.S. Chamber and other speakers available for interviews at the 9:45 a.m. break.


University of Memphis
499 University Center
University Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Memphis, TN 38152


Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Media may register on-site or in advance at Mult box to be provided.

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