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  • Women of Achievement - 2017

    • Monday, April 10, 2017
    Over 200 guests turned out to support the 33rd annual Women of Achievement (WA) awards ceremony which took place March 26 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. The program opened with a greeting from Deborah M. Clubb, executive director of the Memphis Area Women’s Council. Read More »
  • ServiceMaster by Stratos: A Heart for Service

    • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    In its simplest terms, ServiceMaster by Stratos is a contract janitorial service business. But at its heart, ServiceMaster by Stratos is a logistical people business. At least that’s how CEO Stacy McCall describes the makeup of the 35-year-old company. Read More »
  • Duncan Williams Asset Management

    • Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    Duncan Williams Asset Management spun out of Duncan-Williams, Inc. in April 2015. Today, the company is a tight-knit group of eight, who helps meet the financial needs of individual investors, business owners, and foundations. And while they work for the betterment of their clients... Read More »
  • Germantown Municipal School District Success

    • Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    In the Germantown Municipal School District, more than 500 employees help 5,732 enrolled students at its five schools achieve success. Read More »
  • Turning Disabilities Into Abilities

    • Monday, January 16, 2017
    Turning disabilities into abilities is a challenge that many organizations in Memphis tackle every day. Two such organizations – Harwood Center and The Baddour Center – do that work in their own ways in different parts of the Memphis metro area. Get to know the work of these two organizations. Read More »
  • YX Genomics Formulates Philanthropy

    • Thursday, December 29, 2016
    YX Gives Back works in three spheres: the local Memphis community, Research and Industry Association, and Global Reach. Read More »
  • DeSoto County teaches leadership with district-wide council

    • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
    Students come together twice a month to study a curriculum led by a facilitator. They’re also encouraged to gather on their own. Read More »
  • Art Accessibility

    • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
    The Mid-South has a rich arts and culture history. In this piece, we spotlight Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Opera Memphis, and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Read More »
  • Campbell Clinic's Commitment to Heal and Give Back

    • Monday, October 31, 2016
    Campbell Clinic has built a reputation in its 100-plus years of operation as a premier orthopedic care provider in Memphis. Read More »
  • Hope and Opportunity Through Life and Job Training

    • Monday, October 10, 2016
    There are a number of organizations that work to reduce that rate, providing a range of life and job training to help keep men and women from returning to incarceration. HopeWorks Inc. and Economic Opportunities (EcOp) are just two of those organizations working to provide the stability... Read More »
  • Advancing Entrepreneurship in Memphis

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    Taking a business idea to reality takes a lot of hard work and often help from others. More than ever in Memphis, the “others” can be found in the form of entrepreneurial incubators at Start Co. and the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. Read More »
  • University of Memphis Preps Students for Future

    • Friday, September 16, 2016
    A college education is more than what’s learned in the classroom. At the University of Memphis, students are prepared for their respective careers through various mentoring programs that can provide another key to jumpstart post-graduation success. Read More »
  • Giving Back ‘Ingrained’ in ARS, Conway Services Culture

    • Thursday, September 08, 2016
    When corporations give back to the community sometimes it’s out of a specific mission statement. Maybe a company executive has an organization he or she is devoted to, or it might be a desire to set an example for employees to give back. Read More »
  • Charter Schools making difference in Memphis education

    • Friday, September 02, 2016
    Memphis has a growing reputation as a national leader in the education reform movement. It comes in all shapes with virtually every neighborhood impacted in some way. Read More »
  • Championing Opportunity Through Re-Entry Program

    • Thursday, August 18, 2016
    For over forty years, T-Shirt Champions have provided awards and apparel to the community. Now, owner Mike Bowen, provides career opportunities to previously incarcerated Memphians at his business. Read More »
  • Education Entrepreneurship

    • Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Education reform is happening in Memphis but not every effort is centered on what occurs inside the classroom or school building. The College Initiative and Let's Innovate through Education are helping high school students focus on individual passions as they move on to post-secondary opportunities. Read More »
  • Fighting Food Insecurity

    • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    Imagine the joys of childhood, a time filled with innocence and carefree play. But what if those innocent times are clouded by hunger? The Greater Memphis area is plagued by food insecurities, and it’s more than just children. Read More »
  • Servicemaster Providing Service with Purpose

    • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    At ServiceMaster, service is what the organization does. For the company, that means providing service with a purpose built on a foundation of brands and employees who have a passion for service. But it’s more than serving customers; the community is an important part of that work. Read More »
  • Teacher Training, Retention Focus for Organizations

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    No longer is the narrative of Shelby County’s children reading below grade level and being woefully unprepared for college accepted. The education reform story begins with teachers, and the organizations working to raise the standards, one educator at a time. Read More »

    • Monday, May 16, 2016
    Everybody knows child abuse has negative effects that can last a lifetime, sometimes playing out in emotional or behavioral problems that can span generations. What not everyone knows, says Exchange Club Family Center’s Barbara King, is that domestic violence can have a similar impact on a child, Read More »
  • Baker Donelson attorneys devoted to giving back

    • Monday, May 16, 2016
    For Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and the attorneys in its 20 offices across the Southeast U.S. and Washington D.C., community service comes in the form of on-the-ground work. Read More »

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