Archive for January, 2019

by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 31st, 2019 9:48am CDT | No Comments

            We’ve been posting resolutions, insights, and perspectives this month from Memphians as they look ahead to the new year. Cardell Orrin, Memphis City Director, Stand For Children: The new year is usually a time for optimism. You start with the resolve to change something and the planned commitment to […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 28th, 2019 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

            We are winding down our posts of resolutions, predictions, and insights by Memphians we admire: Jeffrey T. Higgs, Executive Director, LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation: When asked to write about my new year’s resolutions for community development in Memphis, I had to think historically about the present and future […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 25th, 2019 8:30am CDT | No Comments

            We’re winding down our posts of Memphians’ resolutions, predictions, and insights for 2019. Steve Bares, Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation: As I think about the year past and the opportunities in 2019 in Life Sciences, several things come to mind. We have a lot to celebrate that further reinforces […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 24th, 2019 8:30am CDT | No Comments

            Tyree Daniels, Managing Director, Duncan-Williams Inc: As I am leaving the Memphis River Park Partnership after an exciting meeting reviewing the upcoming design of Tom Lee Park, I was accosted by two seemingly innocuous men that looked to be regular guys asking for directions to the library downtown.  I am […]

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by (RSS) Education, Leadership, Transportation | January 23rd, 2019 8:30am CDT | No Comments

            We’ve been posting Memphians’ resolutions, predictions, and commentaries about the new year since 2019 was ushered in. Emily Neff, Executive Director, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: A vibrant visual arts community requires a healthy ecosystem of art museums, galleries, collectors, academic institutions, and, of course, artists, all working together. […]

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by (RSS) Leadership | January 22nd, 2019 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

            We’re posting resolutions, predictions, and observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Dennis Lynch, Sierra Club Chickasaw Group Chair: I am hopeful for Memphis especially because so many people care and are involved in our city and in their local community.  There’s a lot going […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development | January 21st, 2019 8:30am CDT | 26 Comments

            In the coming days, this blog will be posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Scott Brockman, President and CEO, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority: As we start 2019, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) once again has tremendous optimism for the […]

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by (RSS) Leadership | January 18th, 2019 8:36am CDT | No Comments

,   We are posting the resolutions, commentaries, and predictions of Memphians as they look to the year ahead.  Julie Ellis, Attorney, Butler Snow Law Firm, and Member, Downtown Memphis Commission: Happy Birthday, Memphis! Milestone birthdays should be celebrated as they represent more than just a number. 200 years of rich and transformative history for […]

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by (RSS) Leadership, Parks and Greening | January 17th, 2019 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

            We are posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Aaron Shafer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Scientist and Skate Park Advocate: 2018 was stellar year for the skate scene. In December of last year Society Memphis opened its doors to skateboarders, […]

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by (RSS) Downtown Revitalization, Leadership | January 16th, 2019 8:30am CDT | 3 Comments

            In the coming days, this blog will be posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Jennifer Oswalt, President and CEO, Downtown Memphis Commission: 2018 was a big year for Memphis, especially for Downtown. One Beale was finalized and will start construction this […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development, Leadership | January 15th, 2019 8:30am CDT | 2 Comments

In the coming days, this blog will be posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  David Ciscel, Professor Emeritus in Economics, University of Memphis: What’s Ahead for 2019? Let’s not expect too much out of 2019! Sure, Memphis is on a small roll. There is finally momentum […]

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by (RSS) Civil Rights, Economic Development, Poverty | January 14th, 2019 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

            We are posting resolutions, commentaries, and predictions by Memphians about the coming year. Darrell Cobbins, President/Principal Broker at Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC” “EQUITY AS OUR EQUALIZER” As we prepare for Memphis’ Bicentennial celebration this year, I am confident we will laud ourselves for all of the progress we […]

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            We’re posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis: As we move into the new year, I am filled with optimism and excitement for the future of our City. Everywhere I go—whether it’s to speak at a […]

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by (RSS) Leadership | January 10th, 2019 8:30am CDT | No Comments

In the coming days, this blog will be posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Dorothy Pugh, CEO and Founding Artistic Director, Ballet Memphis: “After an exciting move into our amazing building,  I continued to barrel forward with nary a second to rest.  I think this is the […]

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by (RSS) Leadership | January 9th, 2019 8:30am CDT | No Comments

In the coming days, this blog will be posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Steve Cohen, U.S. Congressman, 9th District, Tennessee: “Although it appears 2019 will get off to a rocky start, I’m resolved to be the hardest working Congressman and keep fighting to build a […]

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by (RSS) Downtown Revitalization, Leadership | January 8th, 2019 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

            In the coming days, this blog will be posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Carol Coletta: President and CEO of Memphis River Parks Partnership and Senior Fellow. American Cities Practice, Kresge Foundation: If all goes well, this will be a […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 7th, 2019 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

            In the coming days, this blog will be posting resolutions, predictions, or observations by Memphians as they look ahead to the new year.  Virginia Murphy, Founder and Executive Director, Playback Memphis: “It would be powerful to see the city of Memphis in 2019 be intentional about supporting civic institutions […]

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              In the late 1980s, Shelby County Mayor Bill Morris, ever the salesman and motivational speaker, was fond of saying: “If you are not excited these days about Memphis and Shelby County, you should get to the doctor to check your pulse.  You may be dead.” We thought of […]

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