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1. New Memphis Plans to Expand Programming for Millennials
- Thursday, July 13, 2017
Through the end of this month, the New Memphis Institute is continuing the yearly Summer Experience it hosts each year that’s comprised of free events for local and visiting college students and recent graduates, all with a view toward encouraging them to put down roots in Memphis.
2. Grizzlies Scholars Launches Next Generation of Leaders
- Friday, March 24, 2017
Handing drums to a group of eighth-grade boys may not sound like the most relaxing way to spend a Saturday. But according to Frank Shaffer, it makes perfect sense.
3. Women Go on Strike in US to Show Their Economic Clout
- Thursday, March 9, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Some American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as part of a multitude of International Women's Day events held around the globe.
4. New Memphis Promotes 2 to Leadership Team
- Friday, October 7, 2016
The New Memphis Institute has promoted two young professionals to leadership roles on its team, each of whom is focused on a facet of its work that engages millennials in Memphis.
That’s a key focal point for the civic group that aims to attract, develop and retain talent in the city, since 75 percent of the New Memphis Institute’s staff is comprised of millennials.
5. Insulting In Style
- Friday, May 27, 2016
INTELLIGENT INSULTS. CLEVER COMEBACKS. As we brace for this summer’s political conventions and a general election that promises to raise the lowest levels of public discourse to new heights, I thought I’d share some of my favorite exchanges collected over the years to remind us that we can do this sort of thing with style.
6. Robots Are Taking Tennessee’s Jobs
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.
7. The ‘Meh’ Generation
- Friday, November 14, 2014
ALL THIS IS GETTING OLD. Mitch McConnell is 117. Across the aisle, Harry Reid is 132, same age as Nancy Pelosi over in the House, and John Boehner is 98.
The last time any of them had an original idea, they had to call it in on a rotary phone. The way they get somewhere, or fail to, is as antiquated as our infrastructure, as much in danger of collapse as our bridges.
8. Hutchison Leads Summit Kicks Off Thursday
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hutchison Leads, the leadership program at the private independent school for girls, is holding a two-day leadership summit Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
9. ‘Drive for Progress’
- Saturday, July 26, 2014
There’s a duality of meaning implied in the name of the civic organization where Nancy Coffee serves as president and CEO.
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Graceland will host an Elvis birthday proclamation and cake-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m. on the Graceland front lawn, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Cost is free; cake and coffee will be served at the Chrome Grille after the ceremony. Visit elvis.com for other birthday events held through Saturday, Jan. 11.
11. Small Retailers Plan to Party Till They Profit
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The parades and carnivals that draw people to downtown areas across the country this holiday season will be more than big celebrations. They're part of a strategy to get shoppers into small stores.
12. Lead Local
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
The T-shirt is plain and black with a simple logo that reads “Eat Local,” and if you see someone wearing it, the chances are pretty good they work at a locally owned restaurant.
In recent years there has been a “Buy Local” campaign among some business leaders that’s been hard to miss. Less conspicuous but still easy to find is evidence of perhaps a more influential trend – how the city is moving toward what might be called a “Lead Local” preference based on some recent changes in leadership of some of the city’s most important institutions.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
Graceland will host the Elvis Week candlelight vigil Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Admission is free. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information. More Elvis Week events are listed below.
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
The American Payroll Association Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, July 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Mario Musarra, past president of the Memphis Society for Human Resource Management, will discuss employee classifications and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit memphisapa.org.
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Project Management Institute Memphis chapter will meet Wednesday, July 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Bob Mahler, consultant for the U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security, will present “Common Sense Risk Management.” Registration, which includes dinner, begins at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $20 at the door. Visit pmimemphis.org.
- Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host the Eating Greek Wine & Food Tasting Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at The Booksellers Bistro, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The meal will include traditional Greek foods paired with wines. Cost is $25; space is limited. R.S.V.P. to 374-0881.
- Saturday, July 6, 2013
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, July 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Nancy Coffee, president and CEO of the New Memphis Institute, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 466-6476.
18. Pitching Memphis
- Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Staunching a brain drain of college-age creative talent is a task cities around the country are undertaking with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
In Memphis, that sales job begins in earnest each summer. And it results in a big push to introduce college-educated interns to top executives and local cultural attractions – basically, the best the city has to offer – in the hope those young people will put down roots here.
19. Lincoln Charged With Selling Memphis to World
- Friday, May 24, 2013
There is a surge these days in Memphis boosterism, but there may be no one else with their pulse more on what is new and exciting and worth celebrating in the city than Rashana Lincoln.
As director of community engagement for the New Memphis Institute (formerly the Leadership Academy), Lincoln is charged with selling her greatest passion: Memphis.
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Don and Holly Swogger of Homevestors will present “Build Wealth Buying Real Estate.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
- Tuesday, February 5, 2013
IHOP will hold National Pancake Day events to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at restaurants across the U.S. Guests will receive a complimentary stack of pancakes and are asked to make a voluntary donation to the charity. Visit ihoppancakeday.com.
- Saturday, February 2, 2013
Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 543-3500.
23. Public Relations Society Honors Duncan Williams
- Monday, January 14, 2013
After Duncan Williams got handed his “communicator of the year” award at this month’s Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America luncheon, he did something in keeping with the nature of the honor.
24. New Identity
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Every great person, every great organization and every great city is trying to be better today than they were yesterday.
That’s how Nancy Coffee puts it in describing the motivation behind the new name that’s been chosen for the nonprofit group she’s the president and CEO of – the New Memphis Institute, which used to be known as the Leadership Academy.
25. Leadership Academy Creates New Identity
- Monday, October 22, 2012
The Leadership Academy has a new identity.
The leadership- and talent-focused organization has rebranded itself as the New Memphis Institute.
An email the group sent out late Thursday, Oct. 18, spelled out the reason for the change and how the group envisions itself as – and is striving to be – the city’s “talent engine.”
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a lunch and learn Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baptist Memphis Education & Conference Center, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Leadership Academy President and CEO Nancy Coffee will present “Effective Leadership, Effective Management.” Contact Amanda Edmundson at email@example.com or 543-3511.
- Monday, April 16, 2012
The Memphis Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Cos. Of Tennessee will meet Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 511 Sanderlin Ave. The speaker is Reid Dulberger, president and CEO of the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) board. Cost is $30. R.S.V.P. to Beverly Marmon at 374-9109 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 16.
28. CK’s Moves Into Jackson as Part of Expansion
- Friday, March 2, 2012
A longtime Memphis diner chain is expanding its presence into the Jackson, Tenn., market.
CK’s Coffee Shop has signed a five-year lease for 1,390 square feet of the existing 4,900-square-foot Old Medina Market Gas Station at 2800 Old Medina Road.
29. Chen to Discuss Inspirational Story
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Wei Chen, the Memphis-based businessman who last spring became the first Chinese citizen to fly around the world in a single-engine plane, will share his rags-to-riches story with Memphians Tuesday, Jan. 10, during a sold-out lunchtime presentation hosted by the Leadership Academy at its 22 N. Front St. office.
30. A Ripple Effect For Leadership
- Monday, July 25, 2011
Last week, we refocused on the genesis of this column by discussing how community engagement makes a good corporate and personal growth strategy. This week, let us talk about an organization that is recruiting, cultivating and engaging diverse talent to move Memphis forward: The Leadership Academy.
31. From Private to Public
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Those who run for and hold elected office will tell anyone who listens that running for office and governing are two different points on the same line.
In the gap between them is a middle ground of appointed officials, citizens who serve on boards and commissions, and those involved in a growing number of private institutions tackling the same public policy questions.
32. FedEx CIO Carter to Highlight Leadership Academy Luncheon
- Tuesday, August 31, 2010
In May, longtime FedEx CIO and executive vice president of information services Rob Carter joined the likes of pop star Lady Gaga, fashion designer Tom Ford and Oscar-winning director James Cameron on Fast Company’s 2010 list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.
33. Scarboro Plans to Weave ‘City Building’ Into New Talent Job
- Friday, March 19, 2010
Douglas Scarboro knows that opportunity and engagement are the keys to recruiting and retaining talent.
As director of community engagement at the Leadership Academy, he played a crucial role in finding innovative ways to involve members of the creative class in their community.
34. Memphis Native Brings Own Music Style to Small Stage
- Monday, August 10, 2009
The story is not uncommon: girl discovers a guitar; girl goes after her dream; girl comes home when times get tight. But far from getting chewed out by big-city life, singer/songwriter Molly Okeon, or better known on stage as Molly Ray, said she found her forte connecting musically with the small stage.
35. Evident Throughout Memphis
- Friday, August 10, 2007
Nancy Coffee's imprint can be seen all around town in a number of businesses and government offices.
As the president and CEO of The Leadership Academy, she has helped mold some of the city's top movers and shakers, including Memphis mayoral candidate Herman Morris Jr., UrbanArt Commission executive director Carissa Hussong, City Council member Jack Sammons and Methodist Healthcare president and CEO Gary Shorb.
36. Main Street Collierville Hosts Founders Day Event
- Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Main Street Collierville will host a Founders Day coffee event Friday at 9 a.m. at the historic train depot at 125 N. Rowlett St. on Collierville's Historic Town Square.
37. Peabody Place to Air Footage From Memorable Elvis Concerts
- Monday, August 7, 2006
The Mid-South chapter of the Alzheimer's Association presents "Introduction to Alzheimer's and Dementia" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3475 Central Ave. Admission is free. Call (800) 237-3225 or 565-0011 to register.
- Monday, February 6, 2006
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents "Professional Standards in the 21st Century" Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at MAAR, 6393 Poplar Ave. Instructor Gary Blume discusses various options and procedures for the administration of ethics and arbitration programs. Cost is $30 for members and $50 for non-members. Visit www.maar.org to register.
39. Archived Article: Pottery (lead)
- Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Pottery studio poised to market to communities creativity
New pottery studio fires imagination
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
When Collierville resident Jennifer VanDyke visited a pottery studio in Franklin, Tenn., a few months ago to paint...
40. Archived Article: Bonnie's (lead)
- Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Booksellers find niche on Madison
Booksellers find niche in Midtown
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Midtown book lovers now have an additional place to browse. Bonnies Books opened at 2027 Madison Ave. only 123 steps from Overton Square, sa...