We are doubly lucky today: one for great partners and two for the community stakeholders who came together today to keep our great city clean.

This morning, in partnership with the Memphis Clean 2019 initiative, over 50 stakeholders from our South Memphis Tourism Community came out to pick up litter along several streets in our community.  

When we first announced Tourism 20/20 last summer, this was exactly what we had in mind: better industry coordination and working on strategies to better enhance our visitor’s experience. Over the last several months, tourism and hospitality community leaders have met and discussed challenges facing different areas of the South Memphis community. It was agreed that one good opportunity was to work together in zones identified by Clean Memphis to decrease litter.

Created by the Chairman’s Circle of the Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Clean 2019 is currently focused on marshaling the business community to support clean-ups, remove blight, and enforce and enhance public policy associated with both issues. Like the MCVB’s Tourism 20/20, Memphis Clean 2019, is committed to creating a cohesive team of stakeholders across the community to ensure a cleaner, greener and more environmentally sustainable Memphis.

By increasing industry coordination across the Memphis CVB footprint and more specifically in our stakeholder identified Tourism Communities; tourism and hospitality stakeholders are able to work together to strengthen and grow existing partnerships and identify new ways to work together to promote not only the resources immediately around their amenity or attraction but to leverage the power of their collective voice to address critical challenges facing each community.

View some photos from the event below: