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Published:February 12th, 2008 11:05 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with Jay B. Myers, Author of Keep Swinging- An Entrepreneur's Story of Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business Success

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Jay B. Myers is the President/CEO of Interactive Solutions, Inc. (ISI), a Memphis based firm that specializes in videoconferencing, distance learning, telemedicine and audio-visual sales and support.  His first book, Keep Swinging- An Entrepreneur`s Story of Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business Success, will be published in October 2007, and is available through Morgan James Publishing of New York ( 

Myers started ISI in 1996 and in the past 11 years has built it into a $14 million company with 40 employees and offices in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham, Ala. and Jackson, Miss. 

Named to Inc. magazine`s INC 500 " list in 2001 and 2003 as one of fastest growing private companies in the United States, ISI has received numerous corporate awards and recognition in the past several years.  Most recently, ISI earned placement on Business Tennessee`s Fast 50 lists of the state`s fastest growing private companies in both 2005 and 2006, as well as the GBS Eagles (Emory University) list of the fastest growing private firms in the Southeast United States. 

ISI was also named the 2004 Oak Ridge National Labs Small Business of the Year, and was the recipient of the 2003 Kemmons Wilson (founder of Holiday Inn) Emerging Business Award.  ISI was also awarded the Memphis Business Journal Small Business of the Year in 2001, and was a finalist in 2000. 

Prior to starting ISI, Myers earned numerous sales awards while with international corporations Eastman Kodak and Hewlett Packard. 

 Myers has lived in Memphis since 1965 and is a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and the University of Memphis.  He is involved in numerous local community organizations such as the Mayors Advisory Board and is an active board member of the Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid South Better Business Bureau. 

He lives in Collierville, Tenn., with his wife, children and two black labs.  
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