FedEx Express emerged as the Corporation of the Year winner during the Annual Robert R. Church Awards Luncheon held earlier this month at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.
The awards are presented yearly by the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum.
FedEx Express was honored for its to develop and promote minority business development and diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization. The corporate finalists included the City of Memphis and Turner Construction Company.
Advocate of the Year was awarded to Debra Voss, Supplier Diversity Manager for International Paper. Other finalists included Kevin Moyes, Flintco, LLC, and Joe Sevier of FedEx Express.
Scalable M/WBE Business of the Year was awarded to Ewing Moving & Storage, Inc. owned by Charles Ewing. Ewing Moving & Storage has been in business for 32 years and they have a long history of serving Memphis, the Mid-South and customers across the country. Other finalists included Kerr Brothers, Inc., owned by Ross Kerr, and ServiceMaster Facilities Maintenance, Inc., owned by Vincent Lee, Andre Coleman, William Watson & Laurence Plummer Sr.
The M/WBE Quality Excellence Award, which is a new award, was presented for M/WBE firms nominated by the first time. There were two winners: Action Chemical, Sherry Crow & Charles Barnes, and Blues City Tours, owned by Melvin Bledsoe. Other finalists included Bean & Prince, owned by Lee Bean and operated by Felecia Bean-Barnes.