VOL. 131 | NO. 158 | Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Memphis Chamber Reveals 2016 Young Memphians Class
The Greater Memphis Chamber has announced its 2016 class of young professionals who will be featured in Memphis Crossroads Magazine.
“Every year we select young professionals from our member companies who excel in their careers and display a passion for Memphis, and every year it becomes more difficult to narrow down the field,” said Phil Trenary, president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. “These young Memphians deserve recognition for the time and talent they have invested in our city, and we are excited to introduce you to these entrepreneurs, innovators, community servants, creatives and business professionals.”
The Memphis Crossroads Young Memphis issue is now in its fifth year, receiving local and national awards such as the MarCom Gold Award and a PRSA Vox Gold Award. It was specifically created to highlight Memphis’ future business and community leaders and to show how young professionals are making an impact on the city.
To qualify for the award, a candidate must be a Chamber member and under 40. Nominations were received through the Chamber’s website, social media outlets and email.
Each Young Memphian will have a full-page profile in the next issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine, which will be distributed to member companies by mail and digitally through the Chamber’s weekly eNewsletter this month. The digital magazine will also be available on the Chamber’s website (www.memphischamber.com) and social media channels.
The 2016 Class of Young Memphians:
Rico Andrews, president/owner, Always Best Care Memphis
Preston Burleson, Noel Fenderson & Chris Winchell, co-owners, My Town Movers
Carly Crawford, assistant director of theatre education, Playhouse on the Square
Alton Cryer, program coordinator, Graduate Memphis
Allison Fetz, research assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis; and product development intern, SweetBio Inc.
Whitney Hardy, controller, Chism Hardy Investments
Cory McCabe, owner/vice president, Prime Restoration
Todd Miller, director of sales, Yuletide Office Solutions
Rosa Padilla, product development engineer, Medtronic Spinal & Biologics
Katrina Robinson, founder/executive director, The Healthcare Institute
– Don Wade
‘Memphis State Day’ Set For Sept. 17 Football Game
The University of Memphis will promote the home game on Saturday, Sept. 17 against Kansas as “Memphis State Day,” as the Tigers pay tribute to the past. The Tigers have partnered with First Tennessee Bank for this event and the first 10,000 fans will receive a free Memphis State branded hat.
As part of Memphis State Day, the Memphis football team will wear a Memphis State logo on its helmet, and all fans are encouraged to wear their favorite logos from the past. First Tennessee has also fully embraced the campaign and will launch a Memphis State bank card in conjunction with the game.
The game against Big 12 foe Kansas will be nationally televised on ESPNU and will kick off at 11 a.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
For season tickets, go to www.GoTigerGoTix.com or call 901-678-2331.
– Don Wade
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Earns Stroke Certifications
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from the respective organizations.
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett underwent an onsite review in June 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.
– Andy Meek
Volunteers Sought For Cancer Research Event
The University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research is seeking volunteers to help with its upcoming fundraising event “West Fight On: Cycle. Run. Walk.”
Funds raised through West Fight On will benefit innovations at UT/West Institute for Cancer Research in the areas of adult cancer research and patient education, care and support.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer can register on the website www.westfighton.com.
“Volunteers are the backbone of this event that helps fund the incredible and nationally recognized cancer research that is being done right here in Memphis by UT/West Institute,” said Valerie Morris, West Fight On director. “We have a lot of different options for those community-minded individuals that would like to volunteer their time to help make a difference.”
Volunteer shifts usually last four hours. Some examples of volunteer needs are:
• Registrant packet sorting/distributing
• Start line operations
• Event set-up
• Support and Gear stop operations and food and beverage
• Photo booth assistant
• Food servers and bussers
• Finish line operations
• Event ambassadors
Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt, meal ticket, opportunity to enjoy the Celebration Village and a certificate for service hours.
West Fight On takes place at Shelby Farms Park on Sept. 17 and will offer participants an array of activities, including road bike courses at three distances – an 18-mile fun ride, a 34-mile ride, and a 62-mile metric century ride. There also will be a 5K run and a one-mile tribute/remembrance walk. Participants will also enjoy a Celebration Village with food, beverages, education and entertainment in the park after the activities.
– Andy Meek
Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates Vehicles to UTHSC
Thanks to a recent donation of two Nissan Rogue crossover vehicles from Delta Dental of Tennessee, students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry can now carpool together when traveling back and forth from Memphis to the new clinical site in the Healing Hands Health Center in Bristol, Tenn.
The donation recognizes the fact that the College of Dentistry continues to expand across the state, and so does the travel required for dentistry students on clinical rotations.
To participate in the two-week rotations at Healing Hands Health Center, students must drive almost eight hours from Memphis to the eight-room dental clinic. The Bristol clinic opened in September 2015 as part of the College of Dentistry’s continuing mission to care for the dental health of all citizens, and in particular the underserved, across the state.
– Andy Meek
Dixon Prepares For 21st Art on Tap
Art on Tap will celebrate its 21st birthday on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
The popular Dixon fundraiser will feature live music by City Mix, food from local restaurants and the greatest beer in Memphis and beyond.
This year’s Art on Tap will feature beer selections from 10 Barrel Brewing, Bernoulli Brew Werks, Bell’s Brewery, Bluff City Brewers, Boscos Brewing Co., Buster’s Liquors & Wines, Elysian Brewing Co., Ghost River Brewing, High Cotton Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co., Memphis Brewers Association, Memphis Made Brewing Co., Midsouth Malts, Sweetwater Brewing Co., Tennessee Brew Works and Tin Roof Brewing Co.
Memphis restaurants including Acre, Belle A Southern Bistro, Blue Nile, Bogie’s Deli, Boscos Brewing Co., Celtic Crossing, Frost Bake Shop, Las Delicias, One & Only BBQ, Patrick’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, RAWK’n Grub and Rock ’n’ Dough will provide selections from their menus.
Attendees can also enjoy a collaborative art project with artist Mary Jo Karimnia, and a raffle to win a Yeti cooler and more.
Tickets are $30 for Dixon members and $40 for non-members and can be purchased online at www.dixon.org and through the Art on Tap Facebook event page.
– Daily News staff