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October 8, 2015

Megan Murdock, Marketing Manager for the Memphis and Tampa Bay offices, has been named to the 2015 class of Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, a list of young professionals who have proven records of accomplishments, having made a difference both with their careers and their community.

Eustis Corrigan, Senior Managing Director, commented “Megan clearly has a track record of accomplishments. Her passions have no boundaries, and she successfully juggles her career and personal interests. It is an honor to have this rising star both at CBIZ MHM and as part of the Memphis community.”

With more than 10 years of experience in professional services marketing, Megan manages the organic growth and branding programs for the Memphis and Tampa Bay practices. She works closely with the Managing Directors to generate opportunities, manage relationships, and track growth for services and industries, including manufacturing, distribution/logistics, real estate, not-for-profit, and construction.

Memphis Business Journal’s annual Top 40 Under 40 awards event will be held at noon on Friday, November 13th at Hilton of Memphis.

To see the full list and more details about the awards, visit the MBJ press release here.

September 8, 2015

This year's Super Women in Business Awards was a memorable event recognizing the Mid-South's most influential women in business.  As a sponsor of the awards since its inception in 2012, we are proud to spotlight women playing a role in the success of their businesses and helping make the Memphis community a success through their involvement.

The awards luncheon was held at Hilton Memphis on Friday, August 28th. With 450 people in attendance, the crowd was energized as each Super Woman took the stage to accept a plaque and pink cape as well as to share ten words that described their idea of a "Super Woman," their award dedication, or their commitment to the city of Memphis. Though each woman's words were thoughtfully crafted, many chose to say more than their allotted ten words, and in doing so, donated a women’s clothing item for each word over ten to the DeNeuville Learning Center. Perhaps the most memorable selection came from Estella Mayhue-Greer of Mid-South Food Bank (pictured above right) when she said "To my family, you are the wind beneath my cape!"

For a full list of this year's Super Women in Business, click here.

For more information on CBIZ Women's Advantage and its impact on the Greater Memphis community, please contact Linda Lauer at llauer@cbiz.com or Megan Murdock at mmurdock@cbiz.com.

July 2, 2015

The National CBIZ Women’s Advantage (CWA) Executive Board attended their annual meeting in Chicago this past month. The Board is comprised of 25 CBIZ MHM women professionals from across the nation, including our own Linda Lauer and Megan Murdock.

Upon arrival to the Windy City, special guest, CEO Steve Gerard, greeted the women at a private dinner. Nancy Mellard, National Leader, CBIZ Women’s Advantage, presented Gerard with the CWA “Glass Slipper” Award for his years of Leadership, Vision, and Support. 

The three day event included sessions on 2015 goals, professional and business development, national community outreach, recruitment and retention, marketing initiatives, and practice group updates.

Outside of their group sessions, the women attended an architectural boat tour.

If you would like further information regarding the Memphis activities of CBIZ Women’s Advantage, please contact Linda Lauer at llauer@cbiz.com or 901.685.5575.

June 12, 2015

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay hosted several LinkedIn and Twitter training sessions last week for internal employees to gain a better understanding of what the different platforms offer and how to leverage them.

“Our goal of the trainings was to show employees how social media can be a valuable relationship tool” said Megan Murdock, CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay Marketing Manager.

Our employees left the training sessions with more confidence in how to use different social channels and how to be effective with content they are sharing.

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June 24, 2014

Practice Development Manager, Megan Murdock, was recently published in BIZGrowth Strategies Summer 2014 edition for her piece highlighting the "The Shift to Content Marketing."

Her story, which follows content from its creation to distribution, focuses on the importance of content marketing and its ability to be leveraged for lead generation as well as operate as a tool to help meet business goals.

The following is a short excerpt from the article:

Content should not be created haphazardly and should ultimately tie into a company's overall marketing and business strategy. Before committing to this approach, companies must realize that content marketing is an ongoing process that requires budget allocation, constant planning, methodical execution and insightful evaluation. However, if executed well, a content marketing strategy can assist companies with achieving their business goals and lead them to a broader, more engaged customer base.

BIZGrowth Strategies is a newsletter produced by CBIZ and published on a quarterly basis. To view electronic versions of current and past issues of BIZGrowth Strategies, visit http://www.cbiz.com/News/Newsletters. View Megan's full article here.

June 17, 2014
CBIZ Women's Advantage (CWA) in Memphis has launched a book club open to both men and women, led by two CWA Executive Board members, Linda Lauer and Megan Murdock.

The introduction of a professional book club in the Memphis office comes with immense support from Senior Managing Director, Eustis Corrigan. The first book to be discussed in the program is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

Linda Lauer notes the overall takeaway from the first meeting: "We came to the conclusion that no matter what we focused on (in the book) - work/life balance, confidence, leadership, prioritizing responsibilities - it never pertained to one gender."

CWA believes that reading good books can challenge us, inspire us, and make us hungry for more. Research tells us that the best way to remember new ideas and put them into action is to share our thoughts and ideas with someone else. In fact, participating in a book discussion increases retention by 70 percent.

For more information about CWA or our internal book club, please contact Megan Murdock at mmurdock@cbiz.com or 901.685.5575.

April 23, 2014

Last week, we published a short recap of Bizwomen Mentoring Monday held at Memphis Botanic Gardens on April 7, 2014. As promised, we put together a short video of the event, including footage of Megan Murdock, Practice Development Manager, speaking on behalf of CBIZ.

February 20, 2014

The CBIZ Women's Advantage (CWA) has elected Megan Murdock, Practice Development Manager, to the CWA Executive Board. Megan has been the chair of a CWA Business Development Subcommittee for the past year and has been instrumental in planning and promoting our local women's programming.

Her appointment to the National Executive Board is an impression of her leadership and success within our own Memphis office. Megan was named a Memphis 'Woman to Watch' by the Commerical Appeal in 2013. She has been with the Memphis office of CBIZ MHM, formerly Thompson Dunavant PLC, for a total of six years.

 "It is a great honor to have Megan serving on this national board, and we are fortunate to have her as an integral part of our team," said Linda Lauer, CWA Executive Board member and Memphis Leader.

CBIZ Women’s Advantage celebrates the uniqueness of the woman business professional. Interally, we direct the development of our women professionals through focused leadership, mentoring and networking. Externally, we provide women decision makers access to a network of highly skilled, seasoned, professional women to assist their every business need. We are “CBIZ Women Helping Women Succeed in Business.”

September 3, 2013

The 2013 class of Super Women in Business were honored at an awards luncheon Thursday, August 29th at Hilton Memphis. The event, hosted by Memphis Business Journal, was the second of its kind honoring 25 of the Mid-South's most influential women decision-makers. Gayle Rose of EVP Corp. in Memphis gave the keynote address to nearly 500 attendees. 

Megan Murdock, on the behalf of CBIZ MHM Memphis, followed Rose with insight into our CBIZ Women's Advantage and appreciation for our sponsorship. The 25 Super Women were individually recognized and each gave a short acceptance speech. CBIZ MHM Memphis has been a sponsor of these awards since its start in 2012.

Our pre-party event honoring past and present honorees is another way for honorees to network and mingle with each other before the official awards ceremony. This year the CBIZ display table at Hilton featured pictures from the pre-event at Mednikow Jewelers.

April 23, 2013
CBIZ MHM Memphis' Client Development Manager, Megan Murdock, has been named a Memphis 'Woman to Watch' by The Commercial Appeal. Megan has lived here her entire life, receiving her Bachelor's in Corporate Communications from Christian Brother's University and a Master's in Public Relations from the University of Memphis. Though she did not have a set career path out of school, she knew she did not want to be in accounting. Now she laughs, because she has worked at CBIZ MHM Memphis (formerly Thompson Dunavant PLC) for over 6 years and has fallen in love with professional services marketing.

"Since accounting is a little outside my wheelhouse, I really wanted to be able to be taken seriously and talk the lingo and sell it," she said. "I've spent a lot of time training on processes. At the end of the day, I'm not a CPA, so I'm never going to close a deal. However, what I can do is provide the resources to support the people who can do that."

- Excerpt from Stacey Wiedower's article, "Women to Watch: Career took unexpected path to fulfilling job"

We at CBIZ MHM Memphis are proud to have Megan on our team and encourage you to read part of her Q&A section below, taken from the article featuring her achievement.

CA: What's your overriding mission in your role with CBIZ MHM?

Megan: My title is client development manager. My main responsibility is to drive growth to our office through lead generation, client retention and thought leadership. Additionally, I work with our marketing coordinator to manage our local brand presence through ads, events and press coverage.

CA: You're a self-proclaimed "avid Memphian." What do you like best about the city?

Megan: I love the city's size -- in terms of ease to get around and ability to have connections wherever you go. Also, the local culinary scene is amazing!

CA: How do you spend your spare time?

Megan: I try to spend my spare time with my husband and our 2-year-old daughter, taking advantage of all the awesome things Memphis has to offer -- the zoo, My Big Backyard at Memphis Botanic Garden, the Greenline, the Children's Museum, Levitt Shell and the Downtown Farmer's Market ... the list is endless!

For the full article, visit The Commercial Appeal's website.


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