Lance Wiedower

Lance Wiedower is a veteran journalist with more than 16 years of experience in newsrooms in the Memphis area as a reporter and editor, including most recently as managing editor of The Daily News. He is a GOODworks Contributor with cityCURRENT. He regularly contributes to The Daily News, including a biweekly travel column, The Daily Traveler. He manages an internationally recognized family travel brand, tripsbylance.com, writes travel features for national and regional publications and is the Memphis editor for About.com. Lance has written pretty much every kind of story that’s published in a newspaper, from religion, obituaries, politics and government to real estate, sports, legal trends and crime. When he’s not traveling or planning the next trip, he and his family can be found enjoying everything Memphis has to offer, from the Grizzlies to the Levitt Shell. His wife, Stacey, is an international bestselling fiction writer.

 

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  • Memphis Sound | Memphis Music Initiative and PRIZM Ensemble

    Memphis Sound | Memphis Music Initiative and PRIZM Ensemble

    • May 02, 2017
    A look at the city’s rich musical heritage is proof of its profound impact on world culture through the arts. Much of that impact comes from Memphis’ inner city, and the Memphis Music Initiative and Prizm Ensemble are just two of the organizations working to cultivate the city’s sweet sounds.
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  • ServiceMaster by Stratos: A Heart for Service

    ServiceMaster by Stratos: A Heart for Service

    • 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.
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  • Duncan Williams Asset Management

    Duncan Williams Asset Management

    • 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...
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  • Germantown Municipal School District Success

    Germantown Municipal School District Success

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

    Turning Disabilities Into Abilities

    • 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.
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  • YX Genomics Formulates Philanthropy

    YX Genomics Formulates Philanthropy

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

    DeSoto County teaches leadership with district-wide council

    • 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.
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  • Art Accessibility

    Art Accessibility

    • 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.
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  • Campbell Clinic's Commitment to Heal and Give Back

    Campbell Clinic's Commitment to Heal and Give Back

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

    Hope and Opportunity Through Life and Job Training

    • 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...
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  • Advancing Entrepreneurship in Memphis

    Advancing Entrepreneurship in Memphis

    • 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.
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  • University of Memphis Preps Students for Future

    University of Memphis Preps Students for Future

    • 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.
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  • Giving Back ‘Ingrained’ in ARS, Conway Services Culture

    Giving Back ‘Ingrained’ in ARS, Conway Services Culture

    • 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.
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  • Charter Schools making difference in Memphis education

    Charter Schools making difference in Memphis education

    • 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.
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  • Championing Opportunity Through Re-Entry Program

    Championing Opportunity Through Re-Entry Program

    • 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.
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  • Servicemaster Providing Service with Purpose

    Servicemaster Providing Service with Purpose

    • 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.
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  • Baker Donelson attorneys devoted to giving back

    Baker Donelson attorneys devoted to giving back

    • 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.
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Testimonials

"It is actually hard to put into words the feeling I had meeting and joining with the Memphis 'giving' community at the LPBC Signature Breakfast hosted by Smith & Nephew and in partnership with The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence in August, 2014. To see living embodiments of real and true compassion and caring for others, all gathered in one place gave me some sense of the astounding range, depth and sustained good works the business community in Memphis is doing. It was clear to me
John Hunter, Award-Winning Educator , former guest speaker, and focus of the documentary, "World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements"
Thank you for taking the time to teach me some new ideas about storytelling in the digital world! I am excited to implement your tips and best practices. Thank you for all you do to support local nonprofits and their good words by providing this valuable training.
Glenda Gurley , Maddox Foundation
"It was very revealing. I had no idea of the broad range of community outreach initiatives involved by the sponsoring members. This is the most positive movement that I have seen in Memphis in a long time and is surely needed. I really enjoyed my visit."
Bill Morris , Former Memphis Mayor
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