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Posted by: Amber Hampton at  Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Hardy Farrow shares with us how his organization, Let's Innovate Through Education, got it's start, and how Leadership Memphis has impacted him.

Posted by: Amber Hampton at  Wednesday, January 18, 2017
In partnership with United Way of the Mid-South, Volunteer Memphis, an action initiative of Leadership Memphis, launched the first MLK Days of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by: Amber Hampton at  Wednesday, January 11, 2017
On December 15, 2016 nearly 80 exectutives piled onto two buses to tour five Memphis neighborhoods and hear their history and place in today's Memphis.

Posted by: Jurnee Taylor at  Wednesday, December 7, 2016
LITE Pitch Night is December 9th, but what's it all about?

Posted by: Amber Hampton at  Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Last week Leadership Memphis held orientation classes for our incoming Executive Program Class 2017. This was the first opportunity class members had to meet each other and get a feel for the experience they are about to embark on. Here are a few key points to remember from those sessions.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Wednesday, October 28, 2015
On October 28, 450 community leaders across the Mid-South attended Leadership Memphis' 8th Annual Multicultural Breakfast presented by FedEx. This year's speaker was Stephen C. Bush, Shelby County Public Defender on 'The Radical Idea of Fairness' and here are just a few of the many ah-ha moments.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Monday, September 14, 2015
Online University To Offer $300K in Scholarships to Shelby County Residents

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The crisp fall Memphis weather is in the air and it's officially festival season in the Bluff City. Here are a few events put on by Leadership Memphis alumni and community partners to attend.

Posted by: Shannon Little at  Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Lauren McHugh Robinson, CEO and President of Huey’s Restaurants, has been named the 2015 Tennessee Restaurateur of the Year, an award presented by the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association (TnHTA). The award was presented to her at the annual awards banquet on August 4, 2015.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Thursday, July 2, 2015
FastTrack builds on each participant's personal leadership skills and expands their Community IQ. Participants gain a stronger understanding of how to elevate Memphis through an increased understanding of both self and community, through experiential learning and through exposure to high-profile community leaders. Here are five reasons why you should be a part of this program.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Leadership Memphis is pleased to announce the hiring of Alton Cryer, who will join the staff as Coordinator for the Memphis Talent Dividend, an action initiative of Leadership Memphis that is the area leader in post-secondary education advocacy, communication, and coordination.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Facilitated by Brian J. Stephens, CEO of Caissa Public Strategy, this in-depth conversation with Mayor A C Wharton and Mayor Mark Luttrell, covered the in's and out's of city and county government working together for the greater good.

Posted by: Matthew Perkins at  Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Leadership Memphis is hosting high-ranking leaders from Europe in a four-day, five-night overview of Memphis. This event is part of the Marshall Memorial Fellows exchange program of the German Marshall Fund, which allows these individuals to spend 28 days in the US experiencing five different cities.

Posted by: Meghan Stuthard at  Monday, March 30, 2015
At Graduate Memphis, it’s our mission to make adults aware of their options for returning to school. We’re not the only organization in town committed to this cause and want to make our followers and students aware of partner organizations that also offer great services to the Memphis area’s future graduates. Recently, we've been in contact with the folks over at Tennessee Reconnect.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Monday, March 23, 2015
The Leadership Memphis Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Carol Gaudino, who will join the senior staff as Director of Volunteer Memphis. Carol most recently was with Baptist Memorial Health Care in System Community Outreach. Prior to BMHC, Gaudino was Director of Corporate Services for Volunteer Mid-South.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Thursday, March 19, 2015
On March 19, 50 Leadership Memphis alumni grabbed a hardhat from Terry Lynch, Hotel Chisca Partner and 2009 Executive Program alum, and entered the 102 year old building for a historic and private tour of the 300,000 sq. foot space in the South Main Arts District.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta | Matt Perkins at  Monday, March 16, 2015
Spring is blooming and Memphians are ready to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and countless outdoor activities. From biking Shelby Farms to enjoying the Memphis Farmers Market, outdoor activities in Memphis are endless. It takes hundreds of dedicated Memphians to make sure our public outdoor spaces and surroundings are boasting beautiful blooms. Here are 25 ways you can make sure our city is enjoyable this spring.
Content Provided by:  Volunteer Memphis | www.volunteermemphis.org

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Sunday, March 8, 2015
The Leadership Memphis Awards Luncheon on March 4 honored community leaders, organizations, and students for their exemplary leadership and civic engagement throughout the greater Memphis area at Hilton Ridgeway Hotel. Leadership Memphis received a $25,000 check from Henry Turley at the annual Awards Luncheon for the Expanding Horizons College & Career Tours.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Monday, March 2, 2015
180 community leaders stepped up and helped Leadership Memphis exceed their $50,000 goal to take 400 Shelby County high school students on local and regional college and career tours this summer.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Wednesday, February 25, 2015
On February 18, Leadership Memphis received the Outstanding Mentoring Organization / Non-Profit award from NEXUS, a proven experience in leadership.
Content Provided by:  NEXUS Director, Heather Hunt

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Friday, February 20, 2015
We're in the final stage of our Expanding Horizons College & Career Tours crowdfunding campaign and now, more than ever, need your help to raise the final $25,000 of our $50,000 goal. Here are 5 reasons to donate to our Expanding Horizons College & Career Tours Crowdfunding Campaign.

Posted by: David Williams at  Monday, February 9, 2015
Leadership Memphis expands services and strengthens city’s civic engagement opportunities by acquiring Volunteer Mid-South On February 9, 2015, Leadership Memphis announced it has acquired Volunteer Mid-South, a local nonprofit organization that was the face of volunteerism in the greater Memphis area for 40 years. As an action initiative of Leadership Memphis what was known as Volunteer Mid-South will now be known as Volunteer Memphis.

Posted by: Taylor Oaks at  Monday, January 26, 2015
Taylor Oaks is a young professional in Memphis, passionate about content marketing and his community. Oaks offers an interesting perspective on ways Memphians can help make a better Memphis with a click of a mouse.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Monday, January 19, 2015
350 Memphis residents stepped up and served as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Volunteers collaborated with Leadership Memphis and Clean Memphis across eight local Shelby County Schools to clear their path to and from their way home.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Friday, January 16, 2015
On January 15, 45 outstanding alumni joined us for our Fireside Chat with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. The room was toasty (thanks to our makeshift fireplace), the conversations were transparent, and the fellowship was outstanding. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Friday, January 16, 2015
On January 15, 80 community leaders participating in the Leadership Memphis Executive Program embarked on a community-wide economic development tour sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Members of this tour viewed the Broad Avenue, Soulsville, Overton Square, and Crosstown neighborhood.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Sunday, January 11, 2015
The MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides – today and throughout the year. These events provide each of us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders throughout Memphis to tackle community challenges and strengthen the area we live in.

Posted by: Jared Bulluck at  Saturday, December 27, 2014
Starting January 2015, the Leadership Memphis Alumni Engagement Series will host monthly events.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Friday, December 26, 2014
The 2015 Leadership Memphis Awards Luncheon will be held March 4, 2015 at the Hilton Ridgeway Hotel. The awards annually recognize and honor individuals, nonprofits, corporations, and alumni who are empowering the community and making a positive impact throughout the Mid-South.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Friday, November 21, 2014
On November 18, members of the Leadership Memphis Fall FastTrack 2014 program visited the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis to learn how they can mobilize volunteers in order to give back to families that have children being treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Posted by: John Gilmore at  Tuesday, November 11, 2014
On November 7th and 8th, members of the Leadership Memphis Fall FastTrack 2014 class participated in the Holidays for Heroes Mail Sort for veterans.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Friday, November 7, 2014
Leadership Memphis and New Memphis Institute enjoyed a relay at Get RiverFit Memphis Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail and Pop-Up Park.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Wednesday, October 22, 2014
500 community leaders gathered at the Holiday Inn - University of Memphis on October 21 to hear Grace Kim, Director of Strategy & Partnerships at GOOD/Corps, talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and decision making. Here are six takeaways from the event.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Tuesday, October 14, 2014
On October 9, Leadership Memphis FastTrack and Grassroots Alumni gathered at Playhouse On The Square for our Unwined Mixer. Alumni mixed and mingled while enjoying wine, live entertainment by Memphis musician, Brennan Villines, and catering by Sweet Potato Baby.

Posted by: Leadership Memphis at  Saturday, October 11, 2014
In the past year, Memphis has received the most positive national media coverage that it has received in years. There have been articles about bike lanes, Riverside Drive’s change to two lanes, new neighborhood programs, school reform, and tactical urbanism. For this month, we’ll spotlight tactical urbanism for which Memphis has been recognized as a U.S. leader.

Posted by: Andrew Bartolotta at  Friday, September 19, 2014
Past Board Chairs and Executive Directors over Leadership Memphis' 36 year history gathered at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis on September 19 to network, hear an update about the organization, and engage in interactive dialogue led by hosts, Beverly Jordan (Board Chair 2012-2013) and Beverly Robertson (Board Chair 1996-1997). Final remarks were made by current Board Chair, John Jackson.

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