As a privately-funded catalyst focused on enriching and impacting the community, cityCURRENT underwrites and hosts hundreds of events each year. We host a variety of workshops, seminars, receptions, luncheons, social mixers, golf scrambles, and large Signature Breakfast Series events with nationally recognized guest speakers. We organize a number of specialized lunches and events, such as weekly executive lunches, Referral Rectangles, sales force lunches, CFO and CMO lunches, Women in Business & Philanthropy Lunches, and Professional Connection Lunches with the University of Memphis, where business professionals are mixed with students for moderated discussions about leadership, career development, personal branding, and more.
The Signature Breakfast is one of the most recognizable series of events hosted by cityCURRENT. The breakfasts feature a national guest speaker, and we hold eight (8) per year in Memphis and six (6) per year in Nashville, with hundreds of prominent business and community leaders coming out to enjoy the experience. The goal is to provide a fast-paced, information-packed morning filled with valuable content and positive news and to bring a cross-section of leaders from all sides of our communities - business, nonprofit, education, faith, and government - together to foster teamwork and collaboration.
cityCURRENT also coordinates and hosts volunteer days, nonprofit tours, school tours, fundraising events, Cultural Connections, nonprofit board training events, and more. In essence, every event has an element of philanthropy associated, so that it's woven into everything we do.
cityCURRENT also produces and hosts a variety of broadcast media that serves to promote positive news and efforts, and increase engagement, as well. Our cityCURRENT Radio Show airs Sundays from 7-8 AM across all four of Cumulus Media Memphis' radio stations, Kix 106, 98.1 The Max, 98.9 The Bridge, and 103.5 WRBO in Memphis, and Sundays from 5-6 AM on 104.5 The Zone, 95.5 NASH ICON, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, NASH FM 103.3, and 4-5 AM on 92Q, in Nashville. Our television show, The SPARK, airs on PBS' WKNO/Channel 10 the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM. Our annual televised awards show, The SPARK Awards, airs on WKNO and is broadcast around the holidays. We have a ChangeMakers podcast that's produced monthly, along with a weekly "Giving Back" column in The Commercial Appeal, which is published each Sunday and authored by cityCURRENT CEO, Jeremy C. Park. Park also contributes to Forbes and has written two books, Giving Back with Purpose and Giving for Growth, which both share advice for achieving success in life and business in a way that helps and benefits others in the process. Then, we work with freelance journalists to cover even more positive stories under the banner of GOODworks.
104 cityCURRENT Radio Show Tapings
80 Executive Lunches
48 Lunch n’ Learns/Seminars/Workshops/BIG for Memphis Meetings
12 Tapings of our TV show, The SPARK
14 Signature Breakfast Series Events
6 Professional Connection Lunches with the UofM LEAD program
5 Women in Business & Philanthropy Lunches
10 Nonprofit Tours
4 Social Mixers, Happy Hour Mixers
4 Give Back Afternoons
4 Referral Rectangles
3 Give Back Lunches
2 Samaritan's Feet Shoe Distributions
1 Annual Golf Scramble
1 Taping of The SPARK Awards (Special event taped for television broadcast)
2 End of Year Luncheons
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