If all of the individuals featured in the pages of this special issue of Inside Memphis Business are “players,” then those featured on this particular list, the Business Hall of Fame, compose our city’s business all-star team. And what a dream team it would be, with the top players from such diverse and important industries as real estate, transportation, advertising, investing, fashion, hospitality, banking, security, and — two classic institutions in our city — cotton and music, to name a few. Here is a list of 17 Memphians whose achievements over the past several decades have done more than bring them personal and professional success; these are people who have truly changed the face of the city. They’ve put their unique stamp on Memphis and offer a shining example of what is possible for the generations of Memphians that follow in their footsteps.

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