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Greater Memphis Area
The Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce provides vision and leadership to enhance the quality of place for businesses and individuals in the Greater Memphis Region. The Chamber works to grow the economy, provide networking and training opportunities for members, and is the legislative advocate for the region.
Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Other music landmarks include the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
As anyone who has been to a Bass Pro Shops location knows, these mega-stores are cavernous and, with their giant aquariums, mounted animals and wilderness-inspired settings, qualify as attractions in themselves. The one in downtown Memphis, however, is even more imposing, even more of a destination. That’s because this Bass Pro occupies the Memphis Pyramid, a monumental glass-and-steel eye-catcher that rests on the banks of the city’s most distinguishing natural feature—the Mississippi River. One of the largest pyramids in the world, the 321-foot-high structure captures the spirit of the city’s Egyptian namesake.