MSQPC Executive Director/CEO, Dr. Donald C. Fisher greets Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker at the “Made in Rural America Regional Forum”, where she was the keynote speaker on July 17, 2014.
Her remarks were dedicated to promoting rural exports by providing rural and businesses leaders with information about federal resources that are available to expand exports. The forum was held at Southwest Tennessee Community College. Commerce Secretary Pritzker leads the U.S. Department of Commerce which oversees the National Malcolm Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence given by President Obama to recognize leading excellence practices each year. MSQPC is a Baldrige-based center that oversees Greater Memphis Chamber Quality Cup Award that is presented to Memphis and Mid-South organizations that promote performance excellence.