MDN: Midsouth Food Truck Fest Returns in May Midsouth Food Truck Fest organizer Stanley Perrin is preparing for the May 13 return of his yearly bash celebrating food truck culture in Memphis and is hoping to outdo the attendance numbers of the festival’s first two years. The one-day event, which once again is set for Tiger Lane at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, drew some 10,000 foodies in 2015, its first year. Last year, the number grew to 14,000, and this year Perrin is hoping the addition of new activities and attractions helps that number get even bigger. Many of the trucks … Continue reading MDN: Midsouth Food Truck Fest Returns in May
MBJ: Coming soon to Oxford: Tech and music event featuring NFL exec and former Facebook CMO C Spire is bringing national technology and culture speakers, technology demos and a concert for a tech convening. CTX-the C Spire Tech Experience will be held Thursday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at The Pavilion at the University of Mississippi. Featured speakers include Randi Zuckerberg, founder of Zuckerberg Media and former CMO at Facebook; National Football League CIO Michelle McKenna-Doyle; and Dr. Brian Uzzi, a Northwestern University professor and artificial intelligence expert. Technology demonstrations will include streaming digital television, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. … Continue reading MBJ: Coming soon to Oxford: Tech and music event featuring NFL exec and former Facebook CMO
“The Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis will hold its yearly Promise Day event April 16. From 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. students can participate in a day focused around this year’s theme of “Wealth. Business. Health.” The Complete Professional Program, part of the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, is hosting the celebration. “The Complete Professional Program’s purpose is to prepare students with the ‘softer’ skills that they often do not get in a standard business education,” said Anna Michael, coordinator of college relations and events and marketing instructor for FCBE. “Skills such as dining etiquette, public … Continue reading MBJ: The Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis will hold its yearly Promise Day event April 16.
“A three-day conference celebrating the uniqueness of more than 35 Memphis neighborhoods kicks off today. The City of Memphis is hosting the inaugural Regional Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference April 15-17. The conference theme is Healthy Communities – Redevelopment from the Inside Out. During this three-day event volunteers, corporations, governments and community leaders will meet to share information about building and transforming communities of all sizes. The mission of the conference is to encourage networking and information sharing to facilitate the development of partnerships between neighborhood organizations, government and the private sector in an effort to encourage and promote redevelopment within the … Continue reading MBJ: City hosts the Regional Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference April 15-17
“Aveda, a beauty company from Minnesota, will have its first “Rock for Water” hosted by Rachel’s Salon & Day Spa to fundraise for the Tennessee Clean Water Network’s (TCWN) “Bringing Tap Back” program from 5 pm till 7 pm, April 17th in The Pavilion at Court Square. The Memphis School of Rock House Band will headline the event, and several local business are teaming up to help Aveda reach the local contribution goal of $5,000. Companies such as Garland Company Realtors, Wellworx Fitness Club’s Downtown location, Bank Tennessee, and Memphis Made Brewery hope to help reach that target. Food trucks from Farm to Cart, CariFlavor, … Continue reading Choose 901: Rock for Water to Bring Fountain Downtown
“Memphis is not Silicon Valley. And the nonprofit sector is not the tech industry. But nonprofits could perhaps learn something from companies large and small that make Silicon Valley the tech epicenter. “It’s the human condition. The only thing that gets us out of our comfort zone is a deliberate attempt,” said Lissette Rodriguez, managing director of PropelNext at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and a featured speaker at the 10th annual Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Conference on April 30 at Temple Israel. “If you look at the tech industry,” Rodriguez said, “it evolved so quickly because it’s so competitive. If it … Continue reading MDN: Sparking Change
“The first annual Healthy Memphis Food Festival is coming to the Broad Avenue Arts District next month. The event, produced by event company Mocha Enterprises LLC, will happen April 11 and April 12. It will transform the Water Tower on Broad into a mini marketplace filled with things like healthy food vendors, music, art and wellness businesses. Fitness classes and free blood pressure and cholesterol tests also will be available. Admission to the festival is free. Bringing a full bag of non-perishable food allows guests to register to win prizes from participating vendors.” Digest – Memphis Daily News. Continue reading MDN: Healthy Memphis Food Festival Coming to Broad