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As high unemployment continues, consensus elusive on how to restart jobs machine

October 23rd, 2011

Charles McVean weighs in on the government's role in America's job crisis. read more »

Homegrown manufacturing may provide the ticket for Memphis economic revival

October 2nd, 2011

"There's a rapidly diverging interest between corporate America and the median American citizen,'' said Charles McVean. "The deindustrialization of America is a big part of the problem we face." read more »

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Lunch and Discussion with Charles McVean

September 27th, 2011

In September 2011, the Memphis-based Society of Entrepreneurs hosted a roundtable lunch and discussion with Charles McVean. read more »

Pedal to the motor: Electric bike combines human, electric power for smooth ride

August 2nd, 2011

The Aerobic Cruiser, billed as the world's most sophisticated electric bicycle, blends human pedal power with motor assistance, allowing the rider to use all human power, all motor power, or any combination. It was developed by Memphis businessman Charles McVean, principal in Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycle LLC, and is assembled in Memphis. read more »

Editorial: Bridge to the future

July 25th, 2011

It's hard to resist enthusiasm for the Harahan Bridge Project when listening to Charles McVean describe his vision for the proposed bicycle-pedestrian span over the Mississippi River. read more »

McVean wants cyclist/pedestrian path over the Mississippi

July 22nd, 2011

If we build it, they will come, Charles McVean promises local leaders when pitching a field of beams proposal to construct a bicycle-pedestrian route over the Mississippi River. read more »

For markets and his city, commodities trader Charles McVean looks ahead

February 17th, 2011

With keen insight and unwavering determination, Charles McVean remains focused on the future, whether he's trading commodities or envisioning a healthier landscape for the city. read more »

UP Exec, Local Group to Meet About Harahan Wagonway

February 4th, 2011

Union Pacific Railroad CEO James Young met at the company’s headquarters in Omaha, Neb., with a group from Memphis and West Memphis to talk about biking and hiking. read more »

Local Group, UP to Discuss Harahan Bridge

January 26th, 2011

Charles McVean and other bicycling enthusiasts want access from Union Pacific Railroad to a walkway on the 95-year-old Harahan rail bridge to link the Chickasaw Bluff Riverwalk to trails on the West Memphis side of the river and beyond. read more »

Span plan: Group works to open Harahan Bridge boardwalk

January 14th, 2011

The Greater Memphis Greenline, a nonprofit group that champions trails for recreation and transportation, has enlisted support for the proposed Harahan Bridge boarwalk from local governments on both sides of the river, along with a host of other groups. read more »