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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, the super-premium whiskey from Tennessee and the fastest-growing independent American whiskey brand in U.S. history, has announced that Phase One of its highly anticipated Nearest Green Distillery will open on September 14.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing firm 5by5 Agency, headquartered in Nashville, announced today that it has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in America. The 2019 Inc. 5000 list, unveiled on August 14, is the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. 5by5 Agency, which serves organizations and businesses across a variety of industries with a unique "double bottom line"—revenue and impact—appears on the list at No. 1684 and also ranks as Middle Tennessee's fastest growing marketing agency for two years running.

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Pie Five Pizza is taking guests on a journey around the world with its Pizza Passport Sweepstakes.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, guests are invited to enter for the chance to win a seven-night European cruise for two. How? Simply download the Pie Five app and be entered to win. Plus, every pizza or salad purchased through the app will count as an additional entry into the sweepstakes. It's as easy as … pie.

That's not all; Pie Five is also featuring a new international pizza and salad every month through the end of the year! The first stop on the Pizza Passport is the Greek-inspired Athenian Pizza, one of the original pizzas that launched with Pie Five and a fan favorite! Guests can take their taste buds on an adventure – without having to go through customs – with the delicious combination of light garlic olive oil and mozzarella topped with chicken, kalamata olives, banana peppers, red onions and finished with feta, fresh basil and sundried tomato puree. Try it as a pizza or now as a salad!

"The Athenian Pizza is truly an original and preferred by most of our guests," said Christina Coy, vice president of marketing for Pie Five. "If you haven't tried it yet, you have to; you'll feel like your mouth is on vacation! Speaking of vacations, we can't wait to send two pizza-loving fans to Europe."

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The site wide sale includes all steaks, burgers, ground beef, roasts, hot dogs, bratwursts, beef jerky, snack sticks, and boxed collections, which offer a combination of products ideal for sampling and gifting. The sale also includes Certified Piedmontese grass fed, grass finished beef, which boasts exceptional tenderness and flavor compared to other grass fed, grass finished beef products.

The newly-updated Piedmontese.com lets shoppers easily order Certified Piedmontese beef and have it delivered directly to their door or the address of their choosing. Orders over $99 receive free shipping.

"We are excited to announce this sale, as it's a perfect time to order real, Nebraska beef in preparation for the Labor Day holiday," said Ben Mohl, Certified Piedmontese Online Sales Manager. "Customers will enjoy our incredibly tender and lean beef at a discounted rate, just in time to wrap up summer and start stocking their freezers and grills for the upcoming tailgate seasons."

New 14 Year Old Expression With New York Fashion Week: The Shows

The Glenlivet® And Prabal Gurung



This September, the original single malt Scotch whisky maker is collaborating with globally renowned fashion designer Prabal Gurung, breaking conventions, and setting the new single malt standard with its latest expression, The Glenlivet® 14 Year Old.

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The 15th annual California Wine Month highlights the state's 250-year winemaking history and recognizes the innovative spirit of California vintners and growers. As the world's fourth-largest wine producer and the source of 81 percent of wine made in the U.S., California is home to 3,900 wineries and 5,900 grapegrowers. It is also the nation's most-visited state for wine and food experiences, attracting 24 million visits annually to its wine regions.

Wine lovers can enjoy activities and special offers from California Wine Month partner retailers and restaurants. See partner listing below.

Visit https://discovercaliforniawines.com/california-wine-month to view maps and descriptions of nearly 100 California Wine Month events, searchable by wine region, or download the complete list of winery events here.

Michael Turley, CEO of Zephyr Foods stated, "Our 1 Source product is the answer to a consumer demand for better, more traceable products – especially with ground beef. Most commercial packages contain bits of up to 1,000 different cows from multiple countries. That's not the case with 1 Source. We're honored it's being recognized as a NEXTY Award finalist. This is big for us."

The NEXTY Awards are a twice-annual awards program in which New Hope Network recognize the most innovative, inspirational and integrity-driven products in the natural products industry. For the 2019 Expo East awards, judges have narrowed down more than 400 nominated products from across the country to a pool of 62 impressive finalists across 22 categories with only 3 finalists per category.

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COUP is a private champagne collection which celebrates creative culture. Every artist at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards will receive a custom hand painted, hand assembled and laser-engraved bottle with a personalized statement to honor their contribution to music.

"We created COUP to provoke all of us to shake off expectations so that we can more freely find and express ourselves," said Ryan Tu, founder of COUP. "But it's precisely these moments of expression that are the most deserving of a glass of champagne. These awards remind us to stay true to our art. We are excited to honor that creativity with the best craft champagne in the world."

COUP Vintage is collected from the cellars of independent producers who are rich in talent, passionate in craft, with their own personal narrative. Each bottle pays tribute to this individuality and no two bottles are remotely similar.

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An engaged couple can select items to be fulfilled by a big box online and brick and mortar store. Which store is determined by the best price and what item the couple selects as well as the ability to add general and specific gift cards. This technology is to create an option where you can make use of modern funding and social media vs. other wedding registries. WeddingCrowdfunding.com also added tools a couple would like to have to help the registry go viral. Here is a way for a primary or secondary registry to have a larger gift that would normally be a splurge for the couple. The system is touted as being open to your imagination to getting your items funded and shipped.

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Produced by leaders in the wedding industry, the campaign was photographed at Hacienda San Antonio in Colima, Mexico.  The editorial features the latest dress trends styled by Gabrielle Hurwitz, including simple, chic gowns for the minimalist, boho styles for the free spirit, and textured details such as ruffled skirts and three dimensional appliqués for the "more is more" bride.  Featured designers include,  Reem Acra, Jane Hill, Rivini, Zuhair Murad, Anne Barge, Allison Webb, Pnina Tornai, Le Spose di Gio and Amsale as well as bridesmaids and flower girl styles from Kleinfeld Bridal Party.

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I have been single for two years but recently joined a dating site because I wasn’t having luck meeting someone on my own. I am currently talking to a guy and he invited me to his Christmas Party.  I’m hesitant to give him an answer because I feel like it would be an awkward first date; but I don’t want turning him down to run him off. I need help on how to handle this. What if we don’t hit it off at the office party, and do I buy him a gift? Maybe I should just deactivate my account until after the holidays. What do you think?

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Bob Walker has been named chief field operations and store experience officer and will oversee stores and the store support teams. He began his new role on July 18, 2019. Jeff Warzel has been named chief supply chain officer and will oversee David's Bridal's joint venture partnership as well as distribution and logistics, planning and replenishment, production & costing, quality control and vendor compliance. He will begin his new role on Wednesday, July 31st. Both Bob and Jeff will serve on the executive leadership team and will report into James Marcum, chief executive officer of David's Bridal.

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Diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma of his nose, George Purifoy underwent a rhinectomy (excision of the nose) to remove the cancer and began radiation therapy. Radiation treatment initiated bone death (osteonecrosis) of his maxilla. After multiple surgeries by Dr. Brett Shirley, DDS, MD, FACS (oral maxillofacial surgeon) for excision, Mr. Purifoy was left without most of his maxilla and nose. He was then referred to Dr. Massad by the head of the Oklahoma VA hospital for construction of an oral-facial prosthesis. Cooperatively consulting with Dr. Massad, Dr. Shirley placed implants for application of this prosthesis.

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Individuals with mouth pain, for instance, suffer from the following: cavities, periodontal disease, cracked teeth, infected teeth, missing teeth, painful dentures, failed dental work such as fillings, crowns and bridges. Moreover, mouth pain can induce speech problems, eating problems, and smiling problems.

"The source(s) of mouth pain should be discovered before treatment is rendered, as such precise diagnosis of sources is key," says Dr. Joe Kravitz.

Mouth pain originates by A delta and C nerve fibers sending messages to your brain. This message alerts the brain that something is wrong. This is your critical alert to see a dentist who has the expertise to resolve your condition.

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Celebrated interior designer Susanne Khan and master chef Sarah Todd joined ZOYA's Brand Head, Amanpreet Ahluwalia at the launch of this exquisite collection. As a founder of India's first and most unique design concept store, Charcoal Project, Sussanne's focus on design and creativity found synergy with ZOYA's own approach to creation of collections while Sarah, an internationally acclaimed restaurateur and chef, was the perfect match for the event with gourmet plating techniques being the focal point of Rhapsodie.

Sussanne Khan said, "The collection is a rare visual treat. As a designer, I appreciate its uniquely sweeping forms, colors, and textures. Also, the brilliance of the stones - rutilated quartz, peridots, tiger eyes and briolettes in interesting shapes and forms, make the pieces truly alluring. The use of refined technology and fine detailing have created a distinguished line of contemporary masterpieces that blend graceful femininity with industrial modernity."

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The ranking is a significant jump from last year, where ResiPro (formerly known as Ameritrust Residential Services) placed No. 12 on the 2018 QR Top 500 List. Tim Wooten, Senior Vice President for Construction, anticipated the rise. “We experienced significant growth during the past year, increasing the volume of properties we remodel across the U.S. by 277 percent and quadrupling our revenue,” he said. “Through this growth, our focus has been on retaining top talent to oversee quality construction projects in the 59 markets we operate. Our goal is to continue this growth through new client acquisition and denser market penetration.”

Since 1978 the QR Top 500 has tracked the industry's largest and most successful companies. In 2019, the Top 500 represented $10 billion in remodeling sales volume on over one million jobs.

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Though the interest and importance of curb appeal is high, experts unanimously shared that the key to desirable curb appeal is to keep both design and maintenance simple.

"Good maintenance and simplicity will go farther than trying to redesign your yard," Greayer says. She also suggests that you "think of your house like a face: it needs to be washed and cleaned, and then you can take it to the next level with just a little makeup."

This means keeping up with routine tasks like weeding, edging, mowing and pruning, along with adding subtle touches of color from container plants to draw the eye to areas of the yard you want to highlight.

Greayer especially gravitates toward creating defined garden bed edges (using an edger) and orderly lines with her lawn mower when tackling curb appeal in her own yard.

Schanen adds, "Clutter is distracting in a yard, and it quickly looks disorderly. Simply picking things up and putting them away makes everything look tidy. Pressure washing the front of the house and entry steps goes even further. It shows that the person who lives there cares about their space."

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Whether looking to decorate a new home, need touch-ups or a full-scale renovation, the Miami Home Show offers over 150,000 sf of exhibition space filled with thousands of selections and hundreds of exhibitors who will offer expert advice and show-exclusive savings.

Rated by BizBash as one of South Florida's top destination events, the show will focus on "Faces of South Florida" – celebrities, influencers and industry professionals who can help show-goers improve their living space and quality of life.

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The Inc. magazine list comprises the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America, a group that has included Microsoft, Timberland, Oracle, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Zappos and more well-known companies. This year's group, on average, has grown six-fold since 2015, far outpacing a national economy that grew by 12% over that time.

"We're thrilled to be on the INC 5,000 list, and we're even more excited about what that says about our team's ability to satisfy our customers," MY Shower Door / D3 Glass co-owner Bill Daubmann said. "We've established a reputation for quality, and we're out to reinforce it with everything we do."

The frameless shower door firm recently built a new 60,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility off Alico Road in south Fort Myers, with seven showroom locations spread between Orlando and Naples. The company employs more than 100 people, and its revenues shot up from $11.4 million in 2016 to $16.9 million last year. The INC 5,000's aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Donates $10,000

Going Towards Oregon Humane Society's Humane Education Program



OnPoint Community Credit Union announced its gift of $10,000 to support the Oregon Humane Society's Humane Education Program. Through the program, OHS educators present at public and private schools to foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals.

by: OnPoint Community Credit Union

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"We are so happy to be listed as the #1 Best Workplaces in Aging Services out of all the At-Home Care providers nationwide," said Kraig Nakano, President, and CEO of Care To Stay Home®. Mr. Nakano noted, "Our team has worked hard to make adjustments in our operation to improve employee engagement and recognition. It appears that those adjustments have in fact improved our overall employee satisfaction."

"We have a saying at Care To Stay Home®, Hire for Character and Train for Skill," said Mr. Parker Wells, Chief Operating Officer who went on to say, "Recruiting has been a top priority for our company, we want to hire and retain the best talent in the business." The survey results also showed that 98% of all new hires felt that they felt welcomed and part of the team upon joining Care To Stay Home®.

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Not surprisingly, Shoji's styles are harmonious with Gabriel's mantra of Fine Jewelry Everyday, not only because the designer prefers to keep "jewelry sleek and simple" to offset his "bold colors with intricate texture and draping." "I don't want women to look overwhelmed by their wardrobe," says Shoji. Naturally he went right to "the sparkling drops, hoop earrings and delicate pave diamond chokers and ropes" that Gabriel does better than anyone. "It was so simple to shoot Tadashi's clothes with our pieces," says Hal Rubenstein, Gabriel & Co.'s Global Style Director. "Our desire to create jewelry that is eye-catching yet relatable, dramatic but demure is exactly why Gabriel & Co. created its thriving Fine Jewelry Everyday Collection. "Tadashi Shoji's work makes it possible for every woman to have a red carpet moment, with a little added brilliance from us."

To bridge the gap between runway fashion and fine jewelry, the DESIGNER FLASH series provides vital information to showcase the idea that fine jewelry can also be everyday jewelry. The resplendent ease of Tadashi Shoji's dresses mixed with Gabriel & Co.'s expansive range of jewelry creates a look sure to stop anyone in their tracks. Stack layering rings and necklaces to create a standout look or pair simple studs and bangles for a sophisticated amalgamation that can be worn for years to come.  

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Nation's K-12 Report Card

Striking K-12 Gaps in Financial Literacy



The 50-state review points to a nation in crisis with regard to our schools' failure to prepare and educate K-12 students in personal finance and decision-making.

by: American Public Education Foundation

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Unites the Nation for Childhood Cancer Awareness



Coast-to-Coast St. Jude Walk/Run events bring communities together to end childhood cancer

by: ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Jason Aldean will celebrate the release of his highly anticipated album 9, out now, on the biggest bar night of the year Thanksgiving Eve, for the first-of-its-kind concert event, "9 at 9" on Nov. 27th. Presented by Corona Light. Over 100 Bar Louie neighborhood locations exclusively presenting the event in their markets, along with dozens of independently owned bars across the country to distribute a special 9-song performance airing at 9:00P local time and filmed from Jason Aldean's Restaurant + Rooftop Bar in Nashville, TN.

Creativity at the Denver Art Museum won't stop at the galleries when we begin our phased reopening. We're delighted to present artful dining experiences to the museum visit, alongside an incredible partner with the expertise to bring our vision into reality - Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the museum.

IBM unveils GRIT, a digital solution developed in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to help veterans in transition

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I wanted a product that could help my mom. Then I figured it could help everyone.

Darrell Byrd | Founder of BFREE CBD

Insufficient awareness regarding this 'silent epidemic' of youth suicide is a contributing factor to the magnitude of the problem.

Brett Marciel, Director of Public Relations for The Jason Foundation.

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80s Dance Party To End Alz

Benefiting The Alzheimer's Association



This year's lineup will include Brad Paisley, Ashley Campbell, Chris Daughtry, Hunter Hayes, Jamie O'Neal, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato, Shenandoah, and Emily West with the Whiskey Wolves of the West. Artists will take the stage to perform their favorite hits from the 1980's to raise awareness and funds in the fight to end Alzheimer's.

by: Alzheimer's Association

Addiction in the Classroom

Back to School SOS



Parents place their faith in the education system for not only learning but also for nurturing and development of their children. The role of teachers in shaping America's future cannot be overestimated.

by: Center for Network Therapy

Smile Direct Club Files for IPO

Under the Symbol SDC.



SmileDirectClub, Inc. the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for transforming smiles, today announced that it has launched the road show for its initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. SmileDirectClub is

by: SmileDirectClub

National Black Marathoners Association

Partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital



St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) announced a new partnership to benefit the hospital's lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

by: ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

LENOX® Partners with National Fallen Firefighters Foundation®

First-Responders can Trust LENOX



LENOX®, a leading manufacturer of industrial saw blades, hand tools, and power tool accessories, announces its partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation® (NFFF).

by: Firehouse Expo

It's a true honor to be recognized as a top-ranked brand by these prestigious organizations. These achievements are a direct reflection of our hardworking franchise owners and the fantastic service they provide to our growing base of happy customers.

Dan Tarantin, president and CEO of Harris Research Inc., the parent company of Chem-Dry.

As Thanksgiving is this week and the holiday season is in full swing, I want to share Vance Godbey's receipt for this favorite dish.

National Awards Program Seeking Tennessee's Top Youth Volunteers

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards



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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will grant two Tennessee honorees $1,000 scholarship, a medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Hankook Tire Wins the IDEA 2019

For Innnovative Concept Tires



Selected as the finalist for the automotive and transportation category for its concept tires Hexonic and HLS-23

by: Hankook Tire America Corp.

Videofest 2019 is here!

The Season of Fun Starts now!



JustMy is helping local business owners get the most out of the fall season with a Video Creation Event!

by: JR Robinson

I am a 43 year old who most people would consider to be a hell of a catch, but I have been in three consecutive relationships with women who use me or cheat on me. I am worried about getting hurt again and the fear keeps me from moving forward. The bad relationships are taking their toll, and I am starting to think I need to be on my own What advice do you have to help me get past this fear?

Signed, Feelinglikeafool

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My fiancé will soon become my husband, and although our relationship is good, there is one major issue: he hates my mother. In some ways, this is completely understandable. His experience with her is not good. Although she likes him a lot, my mother and I have a very rocky relationship, and our fights have changed his perception of her because of the way she treats me, often affecting my relationship with my him. He said once we get married, he doesn’t want her coming over if she continues to disrespect me. I need advice on how I should handle this. After all, she is my mother. I can’t tell her that she is not welcome in my home, can I?

Signed, Momadrama

Your Unwanted Attention is Making me Uncomfortable

Boundaries, Set Them



The first step in eliminating unwanted attention is to inform the person who is making you feel uncomfortable. Doing nothing can bring on a victim-mentality and most likely, more unwanted attention. Conversely, standing up for yourself and doing so with kindness and integrity is empowering. It can also prevent others from experiencing similar unwanted advances.

by: Jennifer J. Hayes

I have been seeing a guy for a few days and I really like him, and I am definitely attracted enough to have sex but I am scared if I have sex with him he will not stay around long term. I think he might be long term material but if I wait will he and if I do will he respect me. Please help.

Sincerely, Waitnomore

Beilman told his audience that he has been traveling for 10 years a violin soloist, three of those years being with renowned conductor Robert Moody.

A graduate of Curtis School of Music in Philadelphia, Beilman start playing music when he asked his mother for a violin at the age of five.

Despite his musical aspirations, he describes a ‘ somewhat normal’ childhood of playing soccer and attending public schools. Upon graduating from Curtis at 20 years old, Beilman competed in two international competitions in Montreal and Indianapolis, winning one and being awarded a bronze medal at the other. The recognition from those competitions helped to gain him management in Europe and in New York.

The shows at the Cannon Center and GPAC were called, “The Three B’s! Bach Beethoven and Brahms” and were conducted by Robert Moody. These shows featured Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3, Beethoven Violin Concerto, and Brahms Symphony No. 3 and was played with Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

How Can We Fall in Love Again

Looking to Connect



Some couples grow together in a marriage while others drift apart as time and life happens. Most couples realize that, contrary to social media and fairy tales, a lasting love requires effort, work and attention.

by: Jennifer J. Hayes

Light that flame: When you and your partner first started dating, you both made an effort to make each encounter special. That’s what you need to do now.

Given the state of our *microwave* and *inauthentic* society, how can someone who has had a bad marriage and bad relationships date with the simple intent to sincerely get to know a person? Is there a hidden society of adults who actually engage in meaningful conversations and interactions?

Sincerely, Ms. Skeptical

I didn't know how to record the way other people were recording, and I didn't want to… I just didn't think all that production was necessary.

Bob Dylan

I have been cheated on multiple times in all my relationships. Several months ago, I started dating a new guy. He is wonderful but I can’t help feeling that he is going to cheat. I find that I have a hard time trusting even in this good relationship. How can I get over that feeling?

Signed, Trustissues

The Affair Happened Now What?

My Next Move



Nothing undermines the foundation of marriage more than infidelity. After an affair, the relationship is tainted with feelings of rage, jealousy, betrayal and sadness. Few marital problems cause as much heartache and devastation as a physical and emotional issue.

by: Jennifer J. Hayes

Jennifer's List of Ingredients Needed

  • pound dried pasta like elbow macaroni, shells or penne
  • 5 tablespoons (70 grams) unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons (45 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups (1180 ml) milk, warmed, whole or 2% reduced fat preferred
  • 1 pound white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

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Meridian and Garage Project Launch Turbine Beer

Celebrating Renewable Energy Certification



Energy is a vital ingredient in beer - it heats the brewing water, runs the mill, brew house, chilling and pumps and packaging lines. Garage Project's choices around the energy company they partner with and how they generate electricity have never been more important.

by: Meridian

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Gets New 'EmPAWees'



This week, staff at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital welcomed their two newest colleagues, who walked through the doors on four furry legs. Huckleberry, a Golden Doodle, and Puggle, a Golden Retriever, are the newest hires of the Child Life departmen

by: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Side Effects Campaign

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence find courage and support.



October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and JustMy is using our #TheSundayPaper platform to bring awareness and support to organizations around the country who are helping victims break free from the prison of Domestic Violence.

by: JR Robinson

Mid-South Immigration Advocates and CasaLuz

Awarded $600,000 for Immigrant Victim Services



The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded a $600,000 grant to Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) for its collaborative partnership with CasaLuz. MIA and CasaLuz began their partnership in 2016 to provid

by: Mid-South Immigration Advocates

Habitat for Humanity's 36th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Tennessee Housing Development Agency and Barnes Housing Trust



The Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the Barnes Housing Trust Fund each committed at least $1 million to support the construction of 21 new single-family homes Oct. 6-11 in Nashville to help build strength, stability and independence through shel

by: Habitat for Humanity International

The Roadster I Dream About!

Tesla also claims a 620-mile range and 250 mph top speed



The Tesla Roadster has a new quoted 0-60 time of 2.1 seconds, unless buyers get a rocket thruster package, called the ‘SpaceX Package’.

by: Brandan Roachell

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Dad, I’m sorry.

Instead of giving up and being a victim, I immediately rejected that idea and set out on my journey to defy the odds, and for the last 15 years I’ve been researching and exploring every option when it comes to treatments.

Sitting in my apartment, writing this email at my own desk with a kitchen and bathroom nearby, it’s hard to believe that for the past 3 years I’d be carrying my laptop to the restroom, filling up my water bottle on the way back, and sending journey updates to you from some library desk, cafe back corner, or leeching WiFi from a Wendy’s in the front seat of Vanny.

As a Memphian, Native Memphian, and as a Young Memphian I'm Ashamed...

Our move to Tennessee marks the most visible part of the broad and substantive reinvention of every aspect of our business that is underway at Mitsubishi Motors North America.

Fred Diaz, MMNA's president and chief executive officer

Stand Beside Her 2019

A Rallying Cry Inspiring Girls and Women



Starting in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that prevent them from building healthy relationships and ideals about their potential. Girls keep these unhealthy ideals and relationships as they mature into women.

by: JR Robinson

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the Nashville Predators today jointly celebrated the beginning of a new hockey season by announcing an extension to their naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena through 2030. The agreement adds five more years to the successful partnership that began in March 2010 between the world's largest tire and rubber company and downtown Nashville's award-winning sports and entertainment venue.

The announcement comes less than two years after the deal's previous extension, which was finalized in December 2017 to carry the successful partnership through 2025. Bridgestone revealed that previous extension in conjunction with the grand opening of Bridgestone Tower, its new Americas headquarters that is located across the street from the arena that bears its name.

Carden International Circus

THE ALL-NEW SUPER SPECTACULAR CIRCUS SUPERHERO EDITION



COMING TO MEMPHIS OCTOBER 11 THROUGH OCTOBER 13, 2019 TICKETS ON SALE NOW ALL SEATS $9.00 OPENING NIGHT ONLY

by: Jillian Kaplan

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Come Out and Celebrate GIRLS!

Compete in the all-girl Olympic agility course, test your engineering skills, explore urban farming, or discover your inner scientist with hands-on experiments. The truly inspired can take the stage as Madam President, or work together to save the world in team mission challenges!

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards Nominees are . . .

Maren Morris Tops the List of Finalists with Six Nominations



Carrie Underwood Hosts Country Music's Biggest Night™ with Special Guest Hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, Live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC

by: Country Music Association & JR Robinson

Give Your Phone a Flu Shot

Your Phone is Dirtier Than You Think



Cold and flu season is fast approaching, and while people are gearing up with flu shots and hand sanitizer, our phones also need some attention to help protect us from getting sick

by: JR Robinson

Cheryle Shares with the #FunCrew

Memphis Area Charities to Receive Funding

from Local Food Manufacturer



The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Monogram Foods, announces today that nine local organizations are the Memphis area winners of 2019 Foundation grants.

by: Sally Vaughan

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A committee of team members at the Monogram Foods support center in Memphis, TN divided a total of $50,000 between the charities. The initiatives funded by each grant are as follows:

Our unique approach of breaking down problems into accessible modules allows all students to build their skills and confidence.

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Ensuring students and families are safe is one of our top priorities. This new program provides increased public safety resources and enhances protection for children across our community.

Mayor Jim Strickland

I believe that the stigma stems from the images people see on television and social media about therapy

Jimmie Shares with the #FunCrew

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago.

Stephanie Patrick of The Game Theorists

Bluestone Properties is a vertically integrated private real-estate company owning and managing stabilized high-quality multifamily assets in high growth secondary markets. Most recently their newest acquisition was the newly built 200-unit property 1400 Chestnut Apartments located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.   

This gorgeous property sits in the center of the city and walking distance to all the action from world-class entertainment and dining to outdoor recreational activities and shopping. With its proximity to I-24 and minutes from I-75, you have easy access to Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville for additional entertainment options.

In October 1958, 13-year-old wunderkind Brenda Lee entered the recording studio to record a new song by Johnny Marks, the songwriter behind "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," called "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" that her and her producer, Owen Bradley, felt had a lot of potential. Lee, who had already earned the nickname, "Little Dynamite," belted out the lyrics, "Rockin' around the Christmas tree/At the Christmas party hop/Mistletoe hung where you can see/Every couple tries to stop" while the band rocked on around her and created one of the biggest, most indelible, holiday songs of all time. "It was just one of those magical moments in the studio when everything came together," Lee remembered. "The sax solo, the little guitar lick that's in there. Everything just sort of fell into place."

Surprisingly, when originally released the following month as her second Christmas single, backed with the Cajun-flavored holiday tune, "Papa Noel," the song failed to make a dent in the charts. It was déjà vu all over again the following year too, but in 1960 when Lee's teenage anthem of unrequited love, "I'm Sorry," became a #1 smash hit, Decca Records reissued "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" and the song turned into a #14 hit. Over the last six decades the timeless song has become a perennial holiday favorite around the globe with continual airplay and streaming and has sold more than 36 million copies with the 5th most digital downloads sold of any Christmas single. It has been featured in several movies including an iconic scene in the hit movie, "Home Alone." Since 2014 "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" has returned annually to the Billboard Hot 100 chart and last year as it turned 60, it reached an all-time chart peak of #9 during the holiday season.

Hit singer/songwriter, Bryan Wayne, has released a new single just in time for the holiday season titled, “Christmas Thing.” The single was co-written by Wayne and Sean Patrick McGraw and is available on all digital music outlets Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google play and more for streaming and download here.

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This is no doubt an excellent find for us! Secondary Markets are becoming the new primary market for millennials to empty nesters.

Monica Escobedo, Senior Vice President for Bluestone Properties

Source:  Channel 5 News

Author:  Kelli Cook

Date:  10/18/2019

About:   For the last 2 months South Memphis residents on Glory Circle have not been receiving their mail from the United States Post Office.  Sometimes their mail would come, but it would be late or only come once or twice a week. Complaints were made in August and the Post Office sent out an email back in August, but still no solution was made.  The issue was taken to the Channel 5 news and the Post Office commented that they would make sure that the Glory Circle residents will receive their mail on time.  

The post office is a business that should be able to make sure that the residents of Memphis receive their mail on time.  The Glory Circle residents are older residents and have old beliefs that like to receive their bills in the mail and mail off their checks.  By them not getting their mail, they have been late on payments. The post office is a business and should provide good business to all customers.

Link: https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2019/10/19/south-memphis-neighbors-upset-over-late-missing-mail/

Christian parents have more content choices than they've ever had, but fewer options that reflect their values. When you see media companies churning out more shows than ever but none of them reflect your family's values you want to instill in your family, you are left with an impossible choice—not participating in culture or compromising what you care most about.

Erick Goss, CEO and Co-founder of Minno

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Source:  Commercial Appeal

Author:  Samuel Hardiman   

Date:  10/17/2019

About:   DEVCON is a cybersecurity firm that will be moving its headquarters to Memphis.  The company is running by a woman name Maggie Louie. DEVCON’s focus is to provide cybersecurity to other companies.  This will help to keep hacking of customer information. DEVCON headquarters will be at the University of Memphis, this will give students access to hands on experience and help contribute innovative ideas.  DEVCON’s move will help with bringing more jobs to Memphis.  

This is a good business coming to Memphis because a lot of companies have been facing a lot of cyber-attacks that involves leaking confidential information.  DEVCON’s move to Memphis is good because a lot of companies are headquartered here. Indigo, Service Master (where my dad works), Pandrol USA, FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, and many more.

Link:  https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/10/17/devcon-woman-owned-cybersecurity-firm-house-its-headquarters-memphis/4006889002/

Source:  Scholastic News Volume 88 Issue 4 pg. 7

Author:  Scholastic News

Date:  10/07/2019

About:   Student poll on if schools should teach cursive.   The poll that was did showed mixed results. Half students did want schools to teach cursive and the other half did not want students to teach cursive.  One of the reasons for teaching cursive because it will help you sign your name. One reason for not wanting cursive is because everyone uses computers, cell phones, and tablets most of the time.  

I’m in the 6th grade now and I have not learned how to write in cursive at.  I do want to learn how to write in cursive so that I will be able to sign my name. 

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Should Schools Teach Cursive? (2019). Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6, 88(4), 7. Retrieved from https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=138924914&site=eds-live&scope=site

Each year, without fail, as I watch the huge balloons and floats, the kids, horses, performances and of course Santa, I dreamt of actually attending one day.

This event is opened to the public for men, women, boys, and girls. There is nothing traditional about this tea party. There will be a load of entertainment from opera singers, gospel singers, dancers, magicians, spoken word artists, a marching band, speakers, tangible resources, food, cold and hot tea, games, giveaways, and lots of fun your entire family will love.

The goal is to structure the festival with a variety of musical talent, and pay homage to the jazz traditions and the experiences within.

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was initially started in 2011 and called Cyber Giving Monday and was the brain child of the non-profit Mary-Arrchie Theater Company and then Producing Director Carlo Lorenzo Garcia urging donors to take a different approach to filling up an online virtual cart with goods. The push was moved to Tuesday the following year as to not compete with Cyber Monday by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).  This is how Giving Tuesday is explained on Wikipedia.

For me the concept of giving shouldn't be limited to one day.  What if I forget that day?  What if I can't give on that day?  So let me offer this nugget of JR Wisdom.  Let's take this season of busy activity and think of it as a Season of Giving.  Make it a point to donate to, support on social media, volunteer, or just get involved with a local cause you believe in.  Money is not the only way you can give.  So let's take this time of year each year and ask this question, Can I Give Back to the Community in someway this season?

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A month after President Trump took the oath of office, his chief strategist offered a controversial description of what Americans, including the 2 million career civil servants Trump now leads in the executive branch, could expect from the new president: Every day would be a battle for “deconstruction of the administrative state,” said Stephen Bannon, the man frequently described as the mastermind behind Trump’s nationalist agenda.  

Bannon is no longer in the White House, but his remarks at a conservative political conference in February continue to reverberate through government.

Some interpreted Bannon’s comment as a reference to Trump’s classic Republican goals of reducing regulations, cutting taxes and shrinking government. But in a Manichean speech in Warsaw, Poland, in July, Trump warned of a danger “invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people.”

After 12 years in the fine jewelry business, I'm excited to announce that the first line of Ed Harris Jewelry men's watches will be available for purchase on 10/21/19. I'm incredibly excited, and want to thank you all for your continued support! #shop901 #shopmemphis.  All EH watches come with a black leather watch case, Instruction manual, and a 3-year warranty.

After 12 years in the fine jewelry business, I'm excited to announce that the first line of Ed Harris Jewelry men's watches will be available for purchase on 10/21/19. I'm incredibly excited, and want to thank you all for your continued support! #shop901 #shopmemphis.  All EH watches come with a black leather watch case, Instruction manual, and a 3-year warranty.

Strano by Chef Josh Sunday 15th, 2019 from 12:00-2:30 pm
Bottomless Mimosa Brunch
Featuring singer/songwriter Brennan Villines

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Minimum Credit Score For VA Loan

The minimum credit score for a VA loan is going to be around a 580.  

Yes, a 580 credit score can get you a VA loan; however, it is going to depend on a few factors: 

The debt-to-income ratio allowed for a VA loan is 41%, and is used to determine if you can even qualify for a VA loan.

This ratio is calculated by determining the percentage of your gross monthly income that goes toward your regular monthly debt payments.

The lower this ratio is, the better your chances are for getting approved for a loan.

For example: 

Say you have a monthly income of $6,000 and all your monthly debt payments add up to $2,000.  In this case, you have a debt-to-income ratio of 33%.

($2,000 is 33% of $6,000)

In this case, even if you have a low credit score like 580, you may be able to qualify for a VA loan due to your low debt-to-income ratio.

Other factors exist such as the number of credit lines you have open, your down payment, and employment history, so it is best to use our rate checker below for an accurate rate. (Click to get exact rates)

Best VA Loan Rates for 600 - 620 Credit Score

Usually rates only change with a 20+ point change in your credit score.

For example, a score from 600-620 will qualify for the same rate, but a score from 621 to 640 will put you at a lower interest rate.

With a credit score between 600 to 620 you will probably have the second highest interest rate for your VA backed loan.

Credit scores like a 605, 610 or 615 are well below the national average score of 699. 

Since your interest rate is higher, your loan will be higher on a month to month basis and this can affect your debt to income ratio when it is being used to calculate your eligibility.

According to loan officer William Caballero, "The VA limits the amount of discount points one can buy on a VA loan. Most of the time the investment isn't worth the savings." 

Since this is the case, you probably would want to invest in getting your credit score higher and not worry about paying down any type of points on the loan.

Your income and employment are going to be important factors because a low credit score is seen as a negative in the eye of any lender. 

Note: If your score is low because you have no credit, you will still be looking at the same interest rates. If you were to take your score from the low 600's to a 620, you would be saving an extra $31,348 in payments!

Best VA Loan Rates for 621 - 640 Credit Score

When you reach credit scores like 623, 630, and even 635, you are eligible for a lower set of loan rates.

You still don't have that 699 credit score which is the national average, but you will have a bit more wiggle room in the area of your debt-to-income ratio.

With a credit score around a 625, your employment history will be important. 

You might have some things on your credit that will need to be paid to zero before you can qualify for your loan such as charge offs. 

Most lenders don't want to see that you have unpaid collections on your credit report and will require you to pay them down before the loan can be approved.

The key to our success has been building our business around you… our borrowers and referral partners!

What exactly does that mean? A few things:

● Answering as many questions as it takes

● Working diligently to minimize the stress & surprises for everyone during the process

● Doing things right the first time, whether that’s quoting a rate, collecting documents or sending a closing package

● Ensuring each borrower can actually afford the home loan they’re getting and is happy with their rate and terms

● Building a team so that you get the support & attention you need at each step of the journey

● Operating with total professionalism and integrity every step of the way

However, we realize that every mortgage lender seems to promise these same things… so how do you, the consumer or realtor, tell which lenders actually deliver what they promise?

Ask a friend.

In this case, ask any of 350+ people who have left us a verified 5 star review on any of our social profiles.

We look forward to making your mortgage experience the best yet!

The Wendy Thompson Lending Team
More Than A Mortgage

#TERMINOLOGYTUESDAY where we provide clear definitions to terms regaring to the financial realm.

Located in the heart of the Cooper Young district in Midtown Memphis, Ferren Family Counseling offers individual, family, group and couples therapy, specializing in trauma- informed and client- centered care.

At Ferren Family Counseling, our mission is to help our community "Learn, Heal, Thrive."  Located in the heart of the Cooper Young district in Midtown Memphis, and with a new Cordova office opening soon, Ferren Family Counseling offers individual, family, couples and group counseling.  We specialize in offering trauma-informed and client-centered care - personalized, high-quality care within an environment that promotes safety, empowerment, and healing. 

We are a practice of dedicated, experienced mental health professionals who believe in working with our clients to maintain and improve their overall well-being. We firmly believe that Therapy is for Everyone, and we welcome clients of all backgrounds and identities.  

Each clinician is individually licensed and insured and comes to our practice with years of experience in their area of specialty.  

Will is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation in the state of Tennessee. He has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL). 

Will has been counseling since 2013 and has a wide range of experience and success in residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings. He is passionate about and competent in working with adults of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, and sexual orientations. He is knowledgeable in helping people dealing with self-esteem problems, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, stress, addiction/recovery, grief/loss, borderline personality features, couple/family relationships, identity issues, anger management, and life changes. 

Will values building a trusting therapeutic relationship with his clients so they can feel safe and free to truly express, explore, and be themselves. Only you truly know who you are, what you feel, and what you need, and counseling will help you find your own answers, motivations, goals, and true self. Will believes some people need help living with difficult feelings, that people struggle when they don’t understand their feelings or can’t control them, and this often leads to self-criticism and a worsening emotional/mental state. Will wants to help you express and understand all your feelings - because every feeling has a positive purpose. Will also feels that people are happiest when their relationships with spouses, family, friends, etc. are going well and hopes to help clients address and overcome these issues impacting their well-being. Clients, couples, and families working with him can expect an atmosphere of understanding, unconditional acceptance, and open communication. Satisfying change within yourself and within your relationships is possible, and he is excited for the opportunity to work with you! 

Will works from the approach of Person-Center Counseling integrated with Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy, and has training in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma. Will is available to provide counseling to clients ages 18 and older for individual, couples, and family counseling.

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Every other Saturday 9am - 12pm

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MSO Music Education Pathway 2015-2020

After years of building robust partnerships for education and community services, MSO experienced a financial reset in 2014-15 that reduced the season and nearly ended its innovative work.  In early 2015, MSO began a ground zero reimaging of how to partner with educators to improve student outcomes city-wide. Working closely with the Shelby County School district and its new plan, Destination 2025, and other school systems, MSO went to work. Best practices and proven education trends were matched against real community needs, and the result was a customized 5-year plan that engages elementary students and motivates the election of music in middle/ high school.

Benchmarks and our New University of Memphis Partnership 

Launched in 2015-16, the plan reached an estimated 25,000 students in year one and 31,000 students in year two. In 2016-17, MSO entered a new partnership with the University of Memphis that added in the capacity of higher education. Currently MSO and the University, partnering with SCS, are designing a community music education system that builds on MSO’s 5-year elementary plan. Once complete, it will provide music lessons in the community: new summer music camp opportunities; professional development for music teachers; practicums for emerging music educators; and more. Now three years from reset, MSO deeply understands how it authentically integrates education to support students, teachers, parents and communities to help make Memphis a more educated and vibrant city.  MSO muscians plan an active role in developing and delivering our education and community engagement programs.  These programs reflect the musician's unique abilities and talents. 

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MAHLER AND MARIMBA! FEATURING ZURI WELLS & MARY WILSON

Robert Moody, conductor, Zuri Wells, marimba and Mary Wilson, soprano

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:30pm | GPAC 

Sibelius Finlandia, Abe Prism Marimba Concerto, and Mahler Symphony No. 4

Rising percussion star Zuri Wells plays composer Keiko Abe’s awesome marimba concerto.  Top soprano Mary Wilson joins for Mahler’s powerful 4th Symphony.  And we begin with one of the most famous of all themes – Finlandia!

    

STRAVINSKY'S THE FIREBIRD SUITE

Robert Moody, conductor and Bryan Wallick, piano

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:30pm | GPAC

Patterson Ventures on the Bluff, Grieg Piano ConcertoGandolfi World Premiere, & Stravinsky Firebird Suite

Music of MSO’s own Robert Patterson, and world premiere written for MSO by Michael Gandolfi, commissioned by Paul and Linnea Bert!  One of the most famous of all piano concertos, and Stravinsky Firebird make this a can’t miss experience!

 

STRAUSS, TCHAIKOVSKY, & SHOSTAKOVICH FEATURING GRAMMY WINNER ZUILL BAILEY!

Robert Moody, conductor and Zuill Bailey, cello

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:30pm | GPAC

R. STRAUSS Don Juan
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Maestro Moody takes MSO on a complete journey of “Don Juan." Grammy winning cellist Zuill Bailey headlines this amazing concert featuring all time epic composers!

 

CARMINA BURANA! WITH THE MSO CHORUS & ORFF CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Robert Moody, conductor, Memphis Symphony Chorus/University Singers, Orff Children’s choir

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, April 26, 2019 at 2:30pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Bates Children of Adam and Orff Carmina Burana

The world’s most famous choral work in concert!  Orff Carmina Burana will feature 230 voices on stage!  Concert opens with a new work exploring stories of The Creation from Grammy nominee/Kennedy Center composer Mason Bates!

 

Memphis POPS!  

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Kalena Bovell, conductor, Amy Grant, vocalist

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

An Evening with Pop Superstar Amy Grant!   From “My Father’s Eyes” to “Baby, Baby,” Tennessee’s own Amy Grant has been a mainstay of Christian Contemporary and Pop culture for nearly forty years!  MSO is honored to welcome this multi-Grammy winner to Memphis, for an unforgettable night at the Cannon Center!

      

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Robert Moody, conductor

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring guest artists Vanessa Thomas, vocalist, and Tamir Hendelman, jazz piano

A true “Night at the Pops” with Maestro Moody, MSO, and a star-studded cast!  Jazz star Tamir Hendelman has performed Natalie Cole and Barbra Streisand, and his rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody” is not to be missed!  Vanessa Thomas travels the world with Doc Severinsen, and wows audiences with music  from Puccini Opera to Gospel and Blues.  MSO plays the great Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Robert Moody hosts and conducts.  It doesn’t get better than this!

 

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VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLA FOUR SEASONS

Harvey Felder, conductor

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm | Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis

Vivaldi The Four Seasons, and Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Four violin soloists (from both MSO and the UofM, as well as two young prodigy violinists) will be featured on this concert.  Vivaldi’s most famous “Four Seasons” is inter-woven with the amazing Tango-inspired “Four Seasons” of Argentina’s great composer Astor Piazzolla!

      

RAVEL, BIZET, AND MAHLER!

Robert Moody, conductor, Philip Himebook, tenor, and Hyung Yun, baritone

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm | GPAC

Ravel Scenes from Mother Goose, Bizet duet from The Pearl Fishers, and Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Two powerhouse opera singers, Mahler’s “Song of the Earth,” and Ravel’s amazingly beautiful music inspired by five stories from “Mother Goose.”  A perfect concert for Spring, and a perfect way to conclude our phenomenal season!

 

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As a community-supported organization committed to Memphis, the MSO depends on the generosity of donors who make it possible for us to make meaningful experiences through music. We are pleased to offer the following benefits in response to your support:

Gifts above $100,000 carry special benefits, including naming rights. To learn more, please contact Vice President of Patron Engagement, Melissa Todd at 901-779-7824 or melissa.todd@memphissymphony.org.

Donations of $1,000 or more earn access into the Golden Circle, one of the best ways to enjoy and share the Symphony experience! See all the incredible benefits below and donate today! 

The Memphis Symphony League

Dinah Makowsky, President, Memphis Symphony League 2019-2020

The mission of the Memphis Symphony League is to be the best American Symphony League, supporting the Memphis Symphony Orchestra through fundraising projects, music education and appreciation, concert ticket sales, and concert enhancement.

By becoming a League member, you will be able to be a part of the following:

Special Events

  • Pre-concert dinners & meetings
  • Annual Symphony in the Gardens picnic contest

Education

  • Young People's Concerts
  • Overture Series (pre-concert activities)

Hospitality

  • Concert Concierges (Greeting)
  • Concert Coach Captains

League dues: 

  • Single Membership: $50 
  • Couple Membership:  $75  
  • President's Circle Membership: $100 
  • The President's Circle of Lifetime Members. $1,000 

 

Become a Member! Please contact Lindsey Stanfill at lindsey.stanfill@memphissymphony.org or call at 901.779.7826. 

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The Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO) announced earlier this year an ambitious drive to properly capitalize the organization, as well as the first named chair in decades. A current matching fund of $10 Million will increase the impact of donations to the campaign, dollar for dollar, and to encourage participation in the overall $35 Million campaign. Including the potential matched gifts, $25 Million has been raised to date. The early success of the campaign also means that 100% of future gifts can go directly to the endowment.

The orchestra also announced that it would be naming the Principal Clarinet position for past MSO Chairperson Gayle S. Rose, a lifelong supporter of music and former professional clarinetist. Rose was a stabilizing force in an otherwise rocky time for the organization and her steadfast support and guidance has allowed the MSO to come through with great hope for the future. Alongside her many successes in fundraising drives was the visionary push to secure Maestro Robert Moody to a long-term contract as Music Director. Long time musician Robert Patterson first met Gayle while playing gigs together over 30 years ago. He shared, “I appreciate her ability to effect positive change as I followed her career through the years from afar. It was a delight to become reacquainted with her when she assumed the role of MSO Board Chair some thirty years after we had played in our ensemble together. The MSO still exists only because of her unrelenting effort to keep it going.” Open chairs in the orchestra will be named throughout the campaign.

The MSO Board of Directors established permanent endowments at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and the University of Memphis Foundation, which will manage the funds for the current and future benefit of the MSO. The University of Memphis Foundation fund will also support the collaborative work between the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and the MSO.  Symphony Board Chair Louise Barden shared, “The funds are true endowments which are permanently restricted to prevent spending of the corpus.  This structure provides an important safeguard for investors in our campaign, and it will ensure stability for the organization and our musicians for years to come.”

The campaign, titled The Future is Now, is launching its second phase to complete the endowment drive and build the reserve fund to an appropriate level. The next $10 Million raised will be matched dollar for dollar to provide a major incentive for involvement and will welcome both cash and estate gifts. The end result will provide the proper capital to support the “core orchestra” model adopted in the mid-1980s. “The musicians are the orchestra,”  MSO President and CEO Peter Abell said, “their talent and contribution to the city is why we exist and we are very pleased this campaign can reward the artists for everything they do and have done to make this a wonderful place to live.”

The MSO is also undergoing a transformation to be an orchestra for the entire community. Music Director Robert Moody shared, “Music is the one great thing that can unite all people. Live music is very special no matter how it is delivered and the challenge to connect with the entire community is the reason I wanted to be in Memphis.”

To learn more about how to make a gift to the campaign please visit https://memphissymphony.org/thefutureisnow or contact: Peter Abell, MSO President and CEO | (901) 779-7825 peter.abell@memphissymphony.org

About the Memphis Symphony Orchestra: The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Robert Moody, strives to enrich the lives of our diverse community through exceptional music and dynamic programs. More than 400 musicians, staff and volunteers make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Chorus and the Memphis Symphony League, operating educational programs, organizing community engagement events and performing concerts. Find information about all upcoming performances, ticket purchases, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s involvement in the Memphis community, and learn how to support MSO by visiting www.memphissymphony.org.

Invest in Longevity.

At Duncan Williams Asset Management, our investment advisors will review your existing investment policy — the purpose of your fund, your objectives and your risk tolerance — as well as your asset allocation. Then we’ll customize a specific approach tailored to your organization’s needs.

Duncan Williams Asset Management provides a variety of financial solutions and services for foundations and endowments, including the following:

  • Investment Consulting Service
    • Investment Policy Statement Development/Review
    • Asset Allocation
    • Manager Search and Selection
    • Reporting and Performance Measurement
  • Analysis of Existing Investments and Investment Process
  • Investment Research
  • Asset/Liability Modeling
  • Participant Plan Services
  • Committee/Trustee Education

At Duncan Williams Asset Management, we avoid concentrated risk and let the Investment Policy Statement drive the process. We also limit our number of client relationships to ensure that you receive a high level of individualized service.

Invested in Success.

Our knowledgeable investment advisors can help you create executive benefits to attract and retain C-level talent, as well as retirement benefits for all of your employees. Duncan Williams Asset Management can also analyze your current retirement plans, looking at performance, investment options, and fees, to reduce your overall expenses and replace underperforming funds with better options.

We’ll identify experienced investment managers, as well as those funds that have reasonable fees and consistent performance.

At Duncan Williams Asset Management, we provide a variety of small business solutions, including the following:

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Executive Benefit Planning
  • New Retirement Plans
  • Existing Retirement Plan (401k and 403b) Analysis
    • Fund Line-Up
    • Fee Analysis
  • Retirement Plan (401k and 403b) Consulting
    • Investment Policy Statement Development/Review
    • Plan Design
    • Employee and Employer Education
    • Investment Due Diligence
    • Performance Measurement/Monitoring
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Duncan Williams Asset Management invests for the long term and seeks to avoid the big mistakes with prudent investing. We also identify experienced investment managers, as well as those funds that have reasonable fees and consistent performance.

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We’ll customize a unique plan just for you.

Duncan Williams Asset Management provides a variety of personalized financial solutions, including the following:

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Duncan Williams Asset Management invests for the long-term, and we manage risks, not returns. We allocate capital among different classes, sectors and regions to remain diversified. Duncan Williams Asset Management also believes in transparency and strives to keep our clients informed about our thought processes, fees and any other information we think they should have.

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The survey, which included 707 total firms, ranked advisors by their percentage of growth in assets under management for year-end 2017, with more than $250 million in assets under management (AUM). Duncan Williams Asset Management ended 2017 with $277.44 million in assets under management and overall growth in assets of 88.86% over the previous year.

Said David Scully, President & Chief Investment Officer, Duncan Williams Asset Management, “We are honored to be included in this year’s list and believe our growth is a testament to our commitment to client service.” To be eligible for ranking, firms must be an independent Registered Investment Adviser and file their own ADV statement with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients.

About Duncan Williams Asset Management

Creating, enhancing, and preserving wealth is the focus of Duncan Williams Asset Management (DWAM).  Through in-depth knowledge and experience, specialized wealth management advisors help business owners, foundations, non-profits, endowments, and families and individuals clarify their financial goals and develop a tailored strategy to meet their objectives. The firm also serves as a consultant to corporate retirement plans, overseeing investment fund selection and monitoring, and providing fiduciary oversight. In addition, DWAM provides a competitive cash-management program that is FDIC insured.

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Approximately 707 RIAs were part of the FA’s survey, of which only 50 made the FA Top 50 list. Areas of consideration include assets under management, asset growth, RIA age, and online accessibility.  Assets under management and asset growth, are largely determinative as to a surveyed RIA’s inclusion on the FA Top 50 list.

To the best of DWAM’s knowledge, FA does not include RIAs on the FA Top 50 list if the ratings are not statistically valid with respect to any RIA; and there are no facts that would call into question the validity of the inclusion on the FA Top 50 or the appropriateness of DWAM’s advertising the same.

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Video by: Duy Nguyen

Video by: Duy Nguyen

Video by: Duy Nguyen

In aggregate these organizations make up 99.9% of all businesses and employ nearly half of all U.S. employees.[1]  Clearly, small businesses play a huge role in the American economy, but many small enterprises have a unique challenge that large businesses do not – the need for succession planning.

Succession planning for an owner typically revolves around the idea of how to capitalize on the business so they may retire, but equally important to having a strategy is to mitigate the headaches and provide a clear path for the organization in the event something happens to the owner.  The best succession plans benefit the owner’s family, the successor, and the business itself – not just the business owner.  It is never too early to begin formulating a plan that will likely involve one of the following five situations.

1. Sell the Business to a Co-owner or a Key Employee

Agreeing to sell the business to a co-owner or key employee is typically the first path explored because the potential buyer is already committed to its success and knows the business.  Many times, this strategy is carried out in tandem with insurance policies like key-man insurance so if an owner is unexpectedly able to perform the job anymore the family can receive their fair share of the business with minimal disruption during what can be trying times.

2. Pass the Business on to an Heir

Transitioning operations to an heir is in most cases the ideal situation for family-owned businesses but, as all things family, emotions can run high. Determining the most capable heir is not always clear-cut and, if there are multiple candidates, tact must be used as well as planning for any contingencies that might arise due to disagreements.  Failure to plan properly in these instances are common:  it is estimated that only 13% of family owned business make it too the third generation.[2]

3. Selling the Business to a 3rd Party

Selling to an outside entity is a common path when there exists no obvious heir or suitable internal candidate.  This option often takes the most time because any possible acquirers will require extensive documentation and will not be sentimental to the company’s history or even its employees – it will 100% be a business transaction that might entail the company’s rebranding, especially if the company’s image is tied into that of the owner/family, or the laying off of long-time employees post acquisition.

 

[1]https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/2018-Small-Business-Profiles-US.pdf

[2]https://www.accountancydaily.co/family-owned-businesses-suffer-trust-fund-syndrome

When used responsibly debt can provide many benefits that can positively impact individuals for being responsible. Developing habits like paying off the balance on a credit card in full every month and never spending more money on a card than an individual has in the bank can help establish a path to true benefits. If individuals do these things, the credit card company may pay them back with cash, miles, or other perks.

In order to dive into the nuance of credit score let’s break down all the parts that are included in the weighted consideration. The data that is accounted for in the calculation of credit score is grouped into five categories:

  1. Payment history (35%)– It is very important to always pay your credit bills on time and in full
  2. Credit Utilization (30%) – Keeping total balances as low as possible is the next best thing you can do. By utilizing under 30% of the credit line available to you, you will see your scores improve versus using over 30% of the credit available. This means if you spend $30 a month it is better for you to have a credit line of $1000 than $100 all else equal. Even though you are spending the same, the utilization as a percentage is less.
  3. Age of Credit History (15%)– This is the average age of all your credit accounts. The longer the history the better. When you cancel a card it not only lowers the average age of your credit history, but it also decreases the credit mix.
  4. Credit Mix (10%) – FICO considers the mix of types of accounts. It is good to have good standing with a mix of credit account types. Having over 10 different accounts open and in good standing will give you the best score.
  5. New Credit (10%) – Opening several new credit lines quickly will negatively impact your credit score. Hard inquiries stay on your report for up to 2 years, so try to space out your inquiries for new lines of credit far apart. Having one or two inquiries is minimally impactful but four or more can lower your score.

Whatever your personal finance question, do not hesitate to reach out to a Financial Advisor at Duncan Williams Asset Management. We can help advise you with budgeting, credit, social security, investing, and anything else that goes into your personal financial plan.

Typically, when someone moves into a position where they earn more money, they will increase their spending as well. This phenomenon is called lifestyle inflation, and it can be dangerous and easy to fall into. However, not all forms of lifestyle inflation are made equal. To some extent, lifestyle inflation is unavoidable due to changes in dependents, responsibilities, life stages, and many other circumstances. So, what is the problem? The issues arise when lifestyle inflation causes someone to ignore paying themselves first.

For example, someone who gets a job out of college may decide to buy a new 4Runner for $36,000 and trade in their old car for $6000. They may pay about $560 over 60 months assuming a 4.8% interest rate. However, by not paying yourself first they give up a future value of about $450,000. If instead for 5 years after college they continued to drive their old car and invested that $560 a month, 40 years later they would have about $450,000

To combat lifestyle inflation, you should track your expenses by making a budget and hold yourself responsible to stick to it. Additionally, if you get a bonus or raise, you should always pay yourself first. For example, if you get a 3% raise this year, put an extra 2% into your savings budget and increase your lifestyle by only 1%. Practicing the discipline of paying yourself first will prevent you from falling into the lifestyle inflation trap while also allowing some smaller amount of lifestyle inflation. It all starts with a good budget and prudent discipline to follow that plan.

Take onus of your lifestyle by building a team of people that will provide you with the resources you need to take responsibility of your personal finances. If you need help combatting lifestyle inflation or advice on what to do with all this new money you are able to save, please feel free to reach out to me or an advisor with Duncan Williams Asset Management! We can help you build a budget and can discuss other techniques and practices to help with your particular situation.

According to Michael M. Pompian, author of Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management, “Simply put, Status quo bias, a term coined by William Samuelson and Richard Zeckhauser in 1988, is an emotional bias that predisposes people facing an array of choice options to elect whatever option ratifies or extends the existing condition (i.e., the “status quo”) in lieu of alternative options that might bring about change. In other words, status quo bias operates in people who prefer for things to stay relatively the same.”

So how can Status quo bias impact investors? Pompian list the following four mistakes investors can make with this bias.

  1. Status quo bias can cause investors, by taking no action, to hold investments inappropriate to their own risk/return profiles. This can mean that investors take excessive risks or invest too conservatively.
  2. Status quo bias can combine with loss aversion bias. In this scenario, an investor facing an opportunity to reallocate or alter an investment position may choose, instead, to maintain the status quo because the status quo offers the investor a lower probability of realizing a loss. This will be true even if, in the long run, the investor could achieve a higher return by electing an alternative path.
  3. Status quo bias causes investors to hold securities with which they feel familiar or of which they are emotionally fond. This behavior can compromise financial goals, however, because a subjective comfort level with a security may not justify holding onto it despite poor performance.
  4. Status quo bias can cause investors to hold securities, either inherited or purchased, because of an aversion to transaction costs associated with selling. This behavior can be hazardous to one’s wealth because a commission or a tax is frequently a small price to pay for exiting a poorly performing investment or for properly allocating a portfolio.

Let us help you eliminate this bias.  Professional advisors with disciplined systems of investing tailored specifically to your investment goals will allow you to overcome many of the obstacles inherent in our very nature.  At DWAM, we can help.

This bias is closely tied to errors of omission, where an error is made because no action was taken. Warren Buffett claims that some of his biggest mistakes in investments were errors of omission. The simplest explanation for this bias is that no one wants to be responsible for bad decisions.

Harry Markowitz, a Nobel Prize winner, has expressed regret-aversion bias by allocating 50% of his investments to bonds and 50% to stocks. He backed this allocation by saying:

“I visualized my grief if the stock market went way up and I wasn’t on it – or it went way down and I was completely in it. My intention was to minimize my future regret.”

Regret aversion can be costly to investors. On one side, investors might avoid the stock market after seeing a sharp decline (as it happened during the first weeks of 2016). In reality, when the fundamentals of a company are very strong, depressed stock prices are less risky than high stock prices. On the other hand, investors might hang onto a stock with poor fundamentals because of the regret of missing out on the recovery.

In a research study about the behavior of institutional investors in the Tehran Stock Exchange, regret aversion was found responsible for both the avoidance of selling losing stock and quickly selling fundamentally solid stocks. The former was probably due to fear of missing out in the recovery. The latter was probably due to fear of seeing their gains disappear after a market downturn.

The first step is to be aware of the natural regret-aversion behavior and be willing to take responsibility. Being aware of the bias is key. The next step is to quantify risk and return prospects. By performing fundamental research, or buying research from reliable sources, investors can avoid making uninformed decisions. Either avoiding selling a stock too quickly or hold onto sure losers, the time and money spent can be well worth it when investing for retirement.

Lastly, in order to avoid selling quickly a potential winner, or in order to avoid holding onto to losers, it is good to have a game plan. One way of having a game plan is to build fundamental analysis under different scenarios. As the famous investor Peter Lynch said: “Know what you own, and why you own it”

Let us help you eliminate this bias.  Professional advisors with disciplined systems of investing tailored specifically to your investment goals will allow you to overcome many of the obstacles inherent in our very nature.  At DWAM, we can help.

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As a result, securities in your accounts are protected up to $500,000 (of which $250,000 can be for claims for cash awaiting reinvestment). For details, please go to www.sipc.org. Pershing also provides additional protection in excess of SIPC coverage up to $1.1 billion through Lloyd’s of London, which works together with other insurers to provide the excess of SIPC coverage. Please note that the current excess of SIPC policy is scheduled to expire on February, 2020. For details, please go to www.sipc.org.

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Their areas of expertise cover portfolio management, total return, asset/liability management, municipal credit analysis, client education and evolving regulatory issues.

Duncan-Williams is built on an ability to provide clients exactly what they need. But our Strategies Group gives our clients more than what is simply needed. They understand the importance of “value added”.

We monitor client portfolios to determine if there are performance based opportunities.

We study markets in-depth to find new investment opportunities.

We host regular events to educate clients and help them understand more about their investments as well as new opportunities.

Duncan-Williams, Inc.
Bond School

Bond School is a unique educational experience designed and provided to Duncan-Williams, Inc. institutional clients. It is highly unique due to it being individually customized for each client and their specific portfolio. The objective is to provide attendees with a better understanding of market movements, investment environments, investing opportunities and high performance portfolio management.

Participants will:

  • Discuss the impact current political, economic and regulatory issues have on a portfolio
  • Increase the knowledge base regarding varying sectors such as CMO/MBS buying, pre-purchase credit analysis, and municipals markets
  • Highlight current and future opportunities in the institution’s portfolio
  • Learn to assess their portfolio’s current performance as well as security selection that increases the reward to risk ratio
  • Discover how to strengthen and improve a balance sheet based on liquidity and interest rate risk needs

Bond School faculty is made up of experienced traders and senior analysts and also allows participants to earn CPE credits.

Contact your sales representative today for more information.

Today, it is more important than ever to have the right firm assist you through the financial challenges and opportunities of an uncertain and constantly changing marketplace.

Our seasoned bankers work closely with state, county and municipal issuers to tailor financing structures to their distinctive objectives, including negotiated transactions that deliver high levels of liquidity at competitive rates. We also participate in competitive bid transactions, leveraging robust institutional and retail distribution networks to reach thousands of investors. As a result, Duncan-Williams Public Finance Group ranks among the fastest-growing municipal finance desks of any regional firm.

With a capitalization of $29.5 million, the firm is one of the largest regional “Female Owned” investment banking firms in the nation. According to Thomson Reuters, the firm has ranked in the top four of US Municipal Bookrunning Minority owned firms for the past three years, based on the number of deals. Since 2010, DW has underwritten more bonds in the state of Mississippi (total issues) than any other firm. In 2014, Duncan-Williams ranked 4th in the State of Tennessee as Senior Managing Underwriters.

Whether you are just beginning to think about an investment plan or you need advice, Duncan-Williams’ Private Client Group professionals offer the expertise you need, and our Financial Advisors are trained to assist you with all aspects of your financial goals.

A CLIENT-CENTRIC APPROACH

Your Duncan-Williams Financial Advisor works closely with you to understand your concerns before you invest, recommends appropriate solutions to your financial needs and goals, monitors your portfolio over time, and makes periodic recommendations to keep you on track.

As part of your relationship with Duncan-Williams, you can expect your Financial Advisor to apply a four-step approach to guide you along your journey to achieving your financial objectives.

Discover your investment needs, goals and attitudes.

Your relationship with Duncan-Williams begins with a discovery process— an in-depth dialogue with your Financial Advisor to identify your short- and long-term goals, our concerns, the structure of your current holdings and your attitudes toward risk.

Your Financial Advisor can draw on our resources to allocate your assets among investments for growth, income and liquidity.

We can help you get on track toward specific goals, such as retirement or funding an education.

Implement your decisions. Your Financial Advisor has access to resources to aid in achieving your goals.

Our fixed-income professionals uncover opportunities for income, growth and safety through a variety of products including, taxable and tax-free bonds from hundreds of government, corporate and municipal issuers.

Monitor your progress and make adjustments. Your financial needs will change over time. Likewise, conditions in the financial markets tend to shift along with economic cycles and world events.

Your Financial Advisor is committed to ensuring that your investment portfolio adapts to these changing circumstances. Periodic portfolio reviews are designed to make certain that you remain on track toward your goals, and that your investment portfolio is positioned for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Video by: Duy Nguyen

Video by: Duy Nguyen

We are so grateful for your support both in serving our neighbors through our volunteer events, and through your financial giving. We are seeking Neighbors like you to give financial gifts that will allow NCC to serve our Neighbors In Need post the Christmas season, because even when the holidays end, we will still be here to help those in need.

Volunteer or give today at,
ncclife.org/compassionate-christmas

CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS

Volunteers will assist in packing nearly 10,000 Christmas Food Boxes

Saturday, December 14th (7 am – 9am or 9 am – 11am) 

2934 Fleetbrook Dr. Memphis, TN 38116

Volunteers will assist with distribution of food to families

Distribution Days, Saturday, December 21st (Times and locations vary)

​Neighborhood Christian Centers will provide Christmas Food Baskets to 10,000 families in need. Each basket will be filled with enough food to feed a family of four for up to four days!

 

BALLARD YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY

Volunteers will help serve NCC program youth

Tuesday, December 17th (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

NCC – 785 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38107

(More volunteers and Gift Sponsors needed)

 

The Ballard Youth Christmas Party provides a sit-down dinner, special gift, and fun entertainment for 300 of our youth (12 yrs. and up) as a reward for their participation in NCC programs throughout the year.

 

Service Opportunities:

  • Make a donation of $15 to help NCC give each child a gift.

  • Christmas Decorating and Event Set-Up (ask for details)

  • December 17th: 5:30pm-8:30 pm - volunteers needed to assist during the dinner

 

CHRISTMAS TOY STORE

Volunteers will assist families in selecting toys for their children

When: Monday, December 23rd / 8am-12pm (shifts available) Location: 785 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38107


NCC collects new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-12 that will be given out to over 500 families in need through the Annual Christmas Toy Store. Toys will be collected through December 13th. Toys can be dropped off at the NCC center or call 901.881.6013 for large donations. Office hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Service Opportunities:

  • Collect new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-12 (value of $20-30). (Toy Drive Beginning the end of October)

 

Video by: Duy Nguyen

Video by: Duy Nguyen

Beilman told his audience that he has been traveling for 10 years a violin soloist, three of those years being with renowned conductor Robert Moody.

A graduate of Curtis School of Music in Philadelphia, Beilman start playing music when he asked his mother for a violin at the age of five.

Despite his musical aspirations, he describes a ‘ somewhat normal’ childhood of playing soccer and attending public schools. Upon graduating from Curtis at 20 years old, Beilman competed in two international competitions in Montreal and Indianapolis, winning one and being awarded a bronze medal at the other. The recognition from those competitions helped to gain him management in Europe and in New York.

The shows at the Cannon Center and GPAC were called, “The Three B’s! Bach Beethoven and Brahms” and were conducted by Robert Moody. These shows featured Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3, Beethoven Violin Concerto, and Brahms Symphony No. 3 and was played with Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

However, since co-founding his startup, Esusu, with Samir Goel, their two chief products have afforded Abbey with a lifestyle of comfort, constant professional stimulation and endless friendships.

Between Abbey raising $1.6 million in Esusu’s Series A round and being named in Forbes 30 under 30 for social entrepreneurship, I decided to throw an app launch party for the co-founder of one of the hottest FinTech startups of 2019, a friend.

Here’s what I learned. If you’re like me, and new to NYC’s diverse tech scene I think the below can help you too. If it does, please share this article on social media.

1. What is Esusu?

Esusu is a NYC-based FinTech startup whose first product is an app that helps (primarily) immigrant communities and people of color build stronger credit profiles using a common form of community banking regularly used in neighborhoods near Abbey’s childhood home in Lagos, susu, as well as other African Diasporic communities across the globe.

Abbey and Samir’s second product is a rent reporting app that helps tenants include monthly rental payments in their consumer credit reports.

Susu means “to plan” in Twi (Ghanaian) and exemplifies a community financing model designed for the unbanked and sophisticated, alike, which unfortunately, among immigrant communities across the United States is a social necessity.

used to extend loans to any one individual in susu and $1,000 invested in a profitable endeavor returns the initial $1,000 for the next individual (and venture) to use.

Interestingly, Abbey and Samir initially learned to capitalize on these gaping market opportunities during their time in corporate America, after leveraging their respective educational journeys to arrive on Wall Street with style and a hustle that still keeps them up working into wee hours.

Their educational backgrounds include studying and researching at a handful of the finest institutions in the world including New York University’s (NYU) Wagner School of Public Service, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Cambridge.

Abbey, in particular, spent several years gleaning financial acumen at Goldman Sachs, PwC and Accenture after consulting with a range of global political leaders in various programs at the Clinton Global Initiative and the European Commission.

Selfishly, I’m always excited to catch up with Abbey when he returns stateside following trips back home in Nigeria and its surrounding countries, which he’s done for years as a global ambassador through his UN-recognized and award-winning non-profit foundation Clean Water for Everyone (CWFE). Abbey still runs CWFE to this day with a growing team of committed change agents of color.

2. A Journey from Student to Co-Founder

I met Abbey at a summer public policy program at the University of California at Berkeley called Public Policy International Affairs program (PPIA) in 2013, as rising college seniors. I think Abbey had technically graduated and he was impressive even then. All 30 of us fellows learned how to communicate collectively across differences in policy settings, using sophisticated economic and statistical language and professional writing to tell our stories.

Abbey was a standout at PPIA and we somehow ended up as partners in a number of team projects and that’s when we learned our similar interests and practiced our public speaking.

Our friendship began during these seven weeks and grew to a crescendo as we completed our post-graduate studies.

Six years later both Abbey and I found ourselves reconnecting again in New York City alongside three other PPIA alum in our cohort, who had all moved to New York City for graduate studies or employment.

As we reconnected over brunch downtown one Sunday afternoon, Abbey and I reflected on our recent visit to the inauguration ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., partly because Abbey and I remain committed to staying true to our communities from whence we came, and also to utilizing our educational privilege for more than just fancy job titles and leisurely weekends.

When Abbey decided to leave corporate America and co-found Esusu with Samir, I knew he would be up against more than just long years of exhausting work and exceptionally stressful 16 hour days. Pressures and daily struggle in any entrepreneur’s journey will take its toll on your body frame eventually, but Abbey makes clear the juice is worth the squeeze.

When Abbey and I were finally able to connect for D-TECH.FUND’s post app launch party follow up call, Abbey had just flown back from San Diego (the prior weekend he was in Cape Town, South Africa), audibly exhausted from zipping across the globe to raise money and negotiate partnerships on behalf of Esusu, to help scale the business for community stakeholders and investors.

Richard McCracken (owner) and Molly McCracken (co-owner) have always had a passion for Health and Fitness. Richard grew up wrestling. He was a Varsity starter throughout high school and moved on to become a 2x national qualifier taking 3rd and 5th in team nationals while in college at Central Missouri State University. He also dabbled in Professional MMA. Molly an elite level gymnast for 15 years moved on to win 4 straight national championships through collegiate cheerleading at Morehead State University also, running and pole vaulting for the MSU track team. It was through these years of high level competition that both Richard and Molly learned the importance of good nutrition. Richard received his Bachelors in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a minor in Food.

Molly a Bachelors in Exercise Science. They have worked in fitness and food service ever since. In 2013 Richard and a partner opened a local food shop, but after selling in 2015 he saw a need for something a little different. Molly said "through intensive training and cutting for a fitness shoot we received a ton of inquiries regarding workout and diet planning. We found that after giving advice and planning tips, to those who asked, no one followed through with the work it took to prep and prepare all the meals needed throughout the week to be successful in achieving goals". It was then two friends asked them if they would be willing to prepare their meals for the week along with their own. They were reluctant to do so, but so glad they did.

From there it grew, word of mouth spread and before they knew it the business was official and they were in a large commercial kitchen. "We saw a real need for customizable meals that fit into folk's diet plans. Whether it be busy parents or fitness competitors, everyone's needs are different. A cookie cutter plan just doesn't do sometimes", Richard said. Amplified Meal Prep (AMP) is now proud to provide affordable, convenient meals prepped to meet client's specifications and portion sizes. AMP aims to offer customizable clean eating options as well as some of your favorite comfort foods made healthy and portioned appropriately. "We know how hard it can be to try and prepare meals and live a healthy lifestyle while working, parenting, making it to the gym and maintaining relationships. AMP can make eating healthy a reality while saving you tons of time. By letting us do the planning, grocery shopping, prep, portioning then delivering healthy, delicious meals right to your door you can have a little part of your life back."

How much should I order?
Our Individual meals are designed to serve one person. Our meals are here for your convenience, so order as much or as little as you need each week for lunch or dinner.

How long do the meals last?
If kept refrigerated, BestLife meals will last 5-7 days. This way you can meal plan for the whole week. Not sure you'll get to your meal in time? Just throw it in the freezer.

How do I reheat the meals?
Individual meals arrive in a microwave safe container so you can just grab, zap & go. Heat for 3-4 minutes.

Can you accommodate allergies? How about Vegetarian or Vegan?
Yes we can. We take allergies very seriously. Whether its a nut allergy, gluten sensitivity or even just a preference. Please let us know at the time of your order what the issue may be and we'll contact you to discuss the best course of action.

How do I get my meals?
At the time of ordering just choose pickup or delivery. Pickups and deliveries are scheduled for Sundays and Mondays.

Do I need to be home for the delivery?
You don’t need to be home at time of delivery, but please leave a cooler with ice packs for your meals.

Where do you deliver?
We deliver to most towns on the North Shore. Just plug in your zip code at time of checkout to see if we deliver to your town, there may be a delivery charge based on your location. Pickup is always free at our kitchen in Danvers.

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The #FunCrew View

So when we first got on the scene we could smell the food cooking, it was about lunch time... Sounds of metal dishes clanking and knives hitting chopping boards was just what a kitchen should feel like. The crew was very orderly, everyone had their duties and it was a challenge staying out of the way to get good angles but we did it. The protein in the ovens were checked with a thermometer, timers were going off left and right I was amazed at how efficient everthing was progressing, things would just get done and everyone's hands were on some part of the process. There was almost no communication needed besides the camera person letting the team know they were in their space. We could leave some sort of food review but we haven't tasted any yet, hopefully that happens soon...

Questions for the owners!

Where did the idea of  Amplified Meal Prep come from? 
Richard previously owned a business similar to Amplified and a couple years after it sold, old clients where expressing the need for quality affordable meal prep. So, we took what was learned from the previous business, altered a few things added the custom portion to make a new and improved meal prep service.

How do you come up with menu ideas?
We sit down and start brain storming, thinking about popular dished folks miss when they start "dieting" then figure out how to make a healthier version.

What is the most exciting part of Amplified for you guys?
The most exciting part is talking with so many people on the different ways that we can help them with eating healthy. Watching clients progress and hearing their successes big or small is worth everything!

Tell us about your signature or favorite dish?
Richards (chef's) favorite dish is the Pasta Bolognese. It's such a complex flavorful dish that he has turned healthy. Molly's favorite is the Honey Garlic Chicken.

What are some of the misconceptions about prepackaged meals?
The main 2 misconceptions are that they are not tasty and that they are expensive. We pride ourselves on dishes that taste amazing, and we are extremely affordable.

What makes this a healthier choice?
Its healthy because of the ingredients we use, lean proteins, clean carbs and veggies. Most fast on the go options are full of fat, tons of empty calories and not to mentioned processed and/or fried. With AMP having healthy meals on hand means you don't have to worry about making meals or running through a drive through when time gets short and life is hectic. You can have clean, filling meals in an appropriate portion size.

We are about to step into a New Year and a New Decade, what words of wisdom would you like to share about getting healthier?  
Pick something and stay consistent with it. Eating healthy can be easy when you are prepared. Its staying consistent and making a commitment to a healthy goal that is usually the hard part. Fad diets and diets that fully restrict certain foods and/or food groups are often too hard to stick too long term. Eating a clean balanced diet on a more consistent basis is much more likely to help you to see long term results.

The following six steps can be taken to help increase your credit score: 

  • Check your credit reports – you can get a free copy of the three credit reporting agencies at AnnualCreditReport.com 
  • Dispute any inaccurate information in your credit report 
  • Payoff delinquent accounts 
  • Push down reported delinquencies with timely payments 
  • Reduce your debt-to-income ratio 
  • Don’t incur any new debt
  • If you need help, you might hire a professional credit repair company 

Following these simple seven steps can help to increase your credit score significantly.  

Be sure to discuss your situation openly and honestly with the Wendy Thompson Lending Team because they will be able to help you prioritize what will have the biggest positive impact on your credit score. 

 

Things you Should Know about Credit Repair Services

If you're facing the daunting task of fixing your credit history, credit repair companies can act as your hero.  They're pros at getting items removed from your credit report. 

But how do you know which company is best?

After researching 21 companies, comparing their plans & pricing, and reading over 1,000 customer reviews, we've learned the key three variables you should consider.

  • Affordable Pricing
  • History of Results
  • Money-Back Guarantee

You must understand that credit repair companies cannot guarantee their results and it doesn't work overnight.  If you have patience, though, you're very likely to be rewarded. 

In a recent nationwide survey, we found that 48% of credit repair clients who stayed with their repair company for 6 months or more saw a credit score increase of 100+ points. 

 

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Some of us share a common experience. You’re driving along when a police cruiser pulls up behind you with its lights flashing. You pull over, the officer gets out, and your heart drops.

“Are you aware the registration on your car has expired?” 

You’ve experienced one of the costs of procrastination. Procrastination can cause missed deadlines, missed opportunities, and just plain missing out.

Procrastination is avoiding a task that needs to be done—postponing until tomorrow what could be done today. Procrastinators can sabotage themselves. They often put obstacles in their own path. They may choose paths that hurt their performance.

Though Mark Twain famously quipped, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” We know that procrastination can be detrimental, both in our personal and professional lives. Problems with procrastination in the business world have led to a sizable industry in books, articles, workshops, videos, and other products created to deal with the issue. There are a number of theories about why people procrastinate, but whatever the psychology behind it, procrastination potentially may cost money—particularly when investments and financial decisions are put off.

Putting off investing may put off potential returns.

If you have been meaning to get around to addressing some part of your financial future, maybe it’s time to develop a strategy. Don’t let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial goals.

Early Bird

Let’s look at the case of Cindy and Charlie, who each invest $100,000.

Charlie immediately begins depositing $10,000 a year in an account that earns a 6% rate of return. Then, after 10 years, he stops making deposits.

Cindy waits 10 years before getting started. She then starts to invest $10,000 a year for 10 years into an account that also earns a 6% rate of return.

Cindy and Charlie have both invested the same $100,000. However, Charlie’s balance is higher at the end of 20 years because his account has more time for the investment returns to compound.

Chart

This is a hypothetical example of mathematical compounding. It’s used for comparison purposes only and is not intended to represent the past or future performance of any investment. Taxes and investment costs were not considered in this example. The results are not a guarantee of performance or specific investment advice. The rate of return on investments will vary over time, particularly for long-term investments. Investments that offer the potential for high returns also carry a high degree of risk. Actual returns will fluctuate. The type of strategies illustrated may not be suitable for everyone.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright 2019 FMG Suite.

Liquid Assets

The first is to have a pool of very liquid assets to fund two-to-three years of retirement spending; this may keep you from selling longer-term assets at an inopportune time. Through time, and depending upon market conditions, you may have the opportunity to replenish this cash reserve using gains from your retirement portfolio.

Annuities

Another complementary strategy is to integrate annuities. This can help shift the risk of market volatility off your shoulders and onto the issuing insurance company.

The guarantees of an annuity contract depend on the issuing company’s claims-paying ability. Annuities have contract limitations, fees, and charges, including account and administrative fees, underlying investment management fees, mortality and expense fees, and charges for optional benefits. Most annuities have surrender fees that are usually highest if you take out the money in the initial years of the annuity contact. Withdrawals and income payments are taxed as ordinary income. If a withdrawal is made prior to age 59½, a 10% federal income tax penalty may apply (unless an exception applies).

Until retirement, portfolio optimization largely focuses on the blending of different asset classes in the appropriate measure to create optimal portfolios. But in retirement, investors must integrate different retirement investment vehicles to enhance income and manage risk.

One of the industry’s leading thinkers, Ibbotson Associates, has done a great deal of research around this very idea.

In a landmark study, “Retirement Portfolio and Variable Annuity with Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit,” Ibottson’s research came to several key conclusions that hold important ramifications for meeting the retirement-income challenge.

One of the study’s conclusions was that the addition of a variable annuity with a guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefits retirement portfolios—replacing cash or fixed-income allocations. It increases total income while it decreases risk.”¹

A successful retirement is so much more than undertaking sound investment strategies. It also requires understanding "sequence of returns" danger and taking measures to mitigate the risk.

  1. The Ibbotson study assumed the investor had a retirement income period of 25 years or longer. For an investor with a shorter horizon, the strategy may not be as beneficial. The guarantees of an annuity contract depend on the issuing company’s claims-paying ability. Annuities are not guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. Variable annuities are sold by prospectus, which contains detailed information about investment objectives and risks, as well as charges and expenses. You are encouraged to read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money to buy a variable annuity contract. The prospectus is available from the insurance company or from your financial professional. Variable annuity subaccounts will fluctuate in value based on market conditions, and may be worth more or less than the original amount invested if the annuity is surrendered.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright 2019 FMG Suite.

Although more women are providing for their families, when it comes to preparing for retirement, they may be leaving their future to chance.

Women and College

The reason behind this disparity doesn't seem to be a lack of education or independence. Today, women are more likely to go to college and graduate than men.3 So what keeps them from taking charge of their long-term financial picture?

One reason may be a lack of confidence. In one recent study, less than half of the more than 2,000 women surveyed said they felt satisfied with their knowledge of finances.4 Women may shy away from discussing money because they don’t want to appear uneducated or naive and hesitate to ask questions as a result.

Insider language

Since Wall Street traditionally has been a male-dominated field, women whose expertise lies in other areas may feel uneasy amidst complex calculations and long-term financial projections. Just the jargon of personal finance can be intimidating: 401(k), 403(b), fixed, variable.5 To someone inexperienced in the field of personal finance, it may seem like an entirely different language.

But women need to keep one eye looking toward retirement since they may live longer and could potentially face higher health-care expenses than men.

If you have left your long-term financial strategy to chance, now is the time to pick up the reins and retake control. Consider talking with a financial professional about your goals and ambitions for retirement. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification if the conversation turns to something unfamiliar. No one was born knowing the ins-and-outs of compound interest, but it’s important to understand in order to make informed decisions.

Compound Interest: What’s the Hype?

Compound interest may be one of the greatest secrets of smart investing. And time is the key to making the most of it. If you invested $250,000 in an account earning 6%, at the end of 20 years your account would be worth $801,784. However, if you waited 10 years, then started your investment program, you would end up with only $447,712.

Compound Interest Chart With Alarm Clock

This is a hypothetical example used for illustrative purposes only. It does not represent any specific investment or combination of investments.

  1. CNBC.com, January 19, 2017
  2. TransAmericaCenter.org, 2017
  3. The Atlantic, August 8, 2017
  4. Time.com, February 12, 2018
  5. Distributions from 401(k), 403(b), and most other employer-sponsored retirement plans are taxed as ordinary income and, if taken before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty. Generally, once you reach age 70½, you must begin taking required minimum distributions.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright 2019 FMG Suite.

Too often, women are sidelined in the important conversation about the state of their finances. Whatever your current situation – single, married, divorced, or widowed – it is crucial to educate yourself on your present financial realities and plan for your future, rather than to rely on anyone else. We care about financial planning for women because we know how important it is to be prepared. Whether you’re just starting your career, going back to school, nearing retirement, or a dedicated stay-at-home mom, you have the capability to take charge of your financial future.

Research shows that women live longer. As women, we need to get comfortable with the fact that we will likely be on our own for part of our lives. As an all-female firm, we believe that depending on men to manage every aspect of our financial lives is not a solid plan. Yet, so many of us may still believe that our man is our plan, and as a result, we lack the confidence and knowledge necessary to plan for our own future.

Become Financially Self-Reliant

Most women do not accumulate money for the simple sake of having money. Rather, we want to achieve security and manage our assets in a way that will help us meet specific life goals. Reaching these goals requires focusing on the present and being fully aware of the obstacles and opportunities available to you.

What do you need to know to become a self-reliant, financially healthy woman? Our experienced financial advisors are here to help you begin answering this question and meet specific life goals. You can become financially self-reliant and responsible for your own security and happiness while your family is taken care of. We invite you to explore the services we offer and give us a call to learn more or schedule a free consultation.

A Man is Not a Plan

Check out our very own Kathy Fish’s presentation “A Man is Not a Plan,” where she draws from her own personal life experiences and growth to illustrate how you, too, can transform into a financially independent, empowered woman.

The financial services industry in particular has fallen short on how it engages and serves the needs of LGBT investors and their families. Fish and Associates is committed to changing that. We have proudly served the LGBT community for more than 25 years. With our team by your side, let’s plan for a future you can feel confident about for you, your partner, and your family.

Looking for an LGBT-Friendly Financial Advisor?

We’re happy to say that due to legislative changes, most LGBT couples need no longer plan their financial futures as two single people living together. Any financial limitations imposed by the federal government have been removed, and our team of expert financial advisors would love to help you capitalize on all the benefits available.

We’ll start by asking you these questions:

  • What do you want to accomplish with your life?

  • Do you know whether your loved ones would be cared for if you were unable to work any longer, or in the event of your death?

  • Do you plan to retire and, if so, what kind of retirement lifestyle do you want to have?

  • What kind of assets do you hold right now, and are you achieving any growth?

  • Are your investments aligned with values that are important to you?

  • Rest assured that we will always act in your best interest. We are proud to be a premier provider of financial planning services for members of the LGBT community.

Schedule your consultation today.

Young Professionals Financial Planning Package

Today, young professionals are seeking Financial Planning earlier in their careers but often times are turned away because financial advisors are focused on asset management. At Fish + Associates, we believe that having a solid financial foundation sets you up for long-term success and we want to be your partner from the beginning. Offering you a cost effective way to plan and manage your finances is something we are very passionate about. For $150/month, we will meet with you and help you with the following:

Set Specific Financial Goals, Both Short-term and Long-term

Create a Working Monthly Budget

  • Determine the proper amount of money to maintain in an emergency fund
  • Introduce you to Your Budgeting Tool and Personal Financial Website

Debt-Reduction Best Practices

Merging Finances with a Significant Other

Improving Your Credit Score

Investment Basics (Because it is Never too Early to Start Planning!)

  • Risk tolerance
  • Savings and investing plan
  • 401(k)/403(b) contributions
  • Selecting the investments for your retirement accounts

Employee Benefit Review

Estate Planning

  • Will, power of attorney, and trust documents

Insurance Consultation

  • Disability
  • Life Insurance

Monthly Coaching Call

To get started, please call us to set up your complimentary consultation at 901-767-0668 or email Kerry@fishandassociates.com.

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The #FunCrew of JustMyMemphis went behind the scenes of the Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular!  The Mid-South’s biggest and most beloved Holiday tradition! The crowd ssang along with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the MSO Chorus, reveled in the grandeur of “Black Nativity” presented in collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre, and witnessed the touching homecoming of a soldier to his family at Christmas! This was truly a celebration of unity and family for Memphis!  We hope this will become a new family tradition for Memphians.  Robert Moody was at his best and Kalena Bovell brought a passion and soul to this event as she served as conductor for the Standing Oviation “Black Nativity” scene.  JustMyMemphis will share more on this in the next few days!

When I was growing up, Mom would spend a couple evenings as we approached the holidays making literally gallons of snacks for the family - with all the aunts, uncles and cousins we had a large family and needed gallons! I can remember several 5 gallon cans full of what we called "Nuts & Bolts" that were eaten throughout the holiday during multiple gatherings of family and friends.

 A few weeks ago, my niece Jennifer came across Mom's receipt and shared it with the family.

Dear Jennifer,

I have always been overweight and recently at 46, I lost over 100 lbs. I have only been on one date in my entire life because I feared the men I liked would not be attracted to or date someone fat. Now that I’ve lost the weight, I signed up for an online dating site and I really want to find someone to love, but I am so afraid that men might still see me as fat. Even though I lost the weight, I still see myself as the overweight girl of my past. How can I change that?

Signed. 

Hill


 

Dear Hill, 

First of all, congratulations on losing the weight and kudos to you for making the first step towards finding love. Both are huge accomplishments! Understand that it is normal for painful scars (from living with an unwanted body image) to linger long after the weight is off. Consequently, the inner dialog you have with yourself is more important than ever. Speaking positively to yourself will boost self-esteem and help you project confidence, even when you don’t feel confident. Here is a great  exercise you can do: write down four words to describe yourself, then ask a good friend to use four words to describe you and see if his/her description is aligned with what you have said. If your words are fat, not good enough, not datable, etc., and your friend’s words are beautiful, slender, lovable, etc., then you need to change your inner dialog. This requires self-awareness and constant practice, but just like anything with time it will shift. Surprise yourself with what is possible. Stop buying into the public narrative that tells you all men like thin women, or that you have to look a certain way to find love. What I’ve learned in all my years of matchmaking is men love confident women. You did the outer work, now it’s time to do the inner work.  What are you saying about yourself? How are you describing yourself? Are your thoughts positive or negative? If you let them, your positive thoughts will alter your persona and you can change your inner story with it. A positive mindset will allow you to push beyond what you think is possible. Close the old chapter in your life when you put yourself down and didn’t pursue relationships out of fear. Write a new chapter with new words and a new narrative. Repeat in the mirror daily, “I’m healthy, I am beautiful, and I am worthy of love.”

 

XOXO,

Jennifer J. Hayes

Everyone loves love, but no one enjoys the doubts and hesitation that comes with exploring new relationships. Let’s face it, uncertainty is a part of the dating process, especially in the beginning stages. So how do we confidently choose the right person to move forward with? How do we know we are making the right choice?

Let’s face it, uncertainty is a part of the dating process, especially in the beginning stages. So how do we confidently choose the right person to move forward with? How do we know we are making the right choice?

Ever since I founded Absolute Moving Services, I knew that I wanted to give back. In the beginning, I wasn't sure how I would give back. But I knew we would figure it out. Once my business was up and running a couple years, I was contacted by a kind-hearted and passionate young lady named Brittany Spence, who ran a local non-profit called the Forrest Spence Fund. She was looking for movers to help her during the year with the various moving needs of her non-profit organization. Whether it be delivering tables, chairs, and decor for the silent auctions, or moving office furniture, or delivering Christmas presents to the children at Lebonheur at Christmas time. I knew in that moment that this was the calling I had been waiting for. I was so excited about this opportunity I don't think I even let her finish with her pitch before I said "Absolutely!" I was all in! 

 

This business decision turned out to be one of the best I have made. Keep in mind that we have moved hundreds and hundreds of clients in and out of the Mid South. We have been in some of the fanciest and largest homes you can imagine. We have served some of the most amazing and unique people we have ever met. We have been coast to coast serving our valued clients. But nothing can compare to being able to partner up with an organization whose mission is to help and serve the precious hospitalized children and their families in our community. No amount of money or financial profit can hold a candle to being able to give back in this way. Out of everything we do in our partnership with the Forrest Spence Fund, my absolute favorite is the annual Christmas gift delivery. I can't even begin to describe the joy that comes from seeing the smiles on the children's faces when we show up with a truckload of Christmas presents at Lebonheur Children's Hospital. 

To book time with Brent, contact him directly: brent@bluffcitytattoo.com
Check out more of his work on Instagram: @brenthaletattooer

To book time with Brent, contact him directly: brent@bluffcitytattoo.com
Check out more of his work on Instagram: @brenthaletattooer

To book time with Claire, contact her directly at: claire@bluffcitytattoo.com
Check out more of her work on Instagram: @straydogclaire

To book time with Will, contact him directly: will@bluffcitytattoo.com
Check out more of his work on Instagram: @willandrewtatoo

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Many times, a person who is contemplating suicide will exhibit clear warning signs prior to an attempt. We need to be vigilant when several of the signs are identified and persist over an extended period of time. The following is a list of warning signs that a person contemplating suicide may exhibit. It is, by no means, an all-encompassing list. 

  • Talking about suicide
  • Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • A deepening depression
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Taking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive behavior
  • Out-of-character behavior
  • A loss of interest in the things one cares about
  • Making final arrangements
  • Giving prized possessions away

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) provides programs and resources for students, educators, parents, and communities to help recognize and assist young people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. The Jason Foundation has never charged any school, family, or community for the use of their programs or materials. This ensures that lack of funding is never a determining factor of who can obtain the information that could possibly save a life. Visit www.jasonfoundation.com for programs and resources. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a free resource that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 text line for those who need support. Text "Jason" to 741741 to speak with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor. You can also call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you are experiencing a crisis. 

The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet is unique in that it follows the proven principles of the low-carb/good-carb, good-fat, healthy-protein approach of the original South Beach Diet, layers in science-backed elements of the keto diet's higher fat and modifies it to increase protein.  It utilizes a flexible, keto-friendly approach that does not require that a person be in strict ketosis to put their body into 'fat burning mode', lose weight and reap the health benefits.

The original South Beach Diet book, a New York Times Bestseller that spent 37 weeks at #1, and its sequels have over 23 million copies in print. The original book is one of the best-selling diet books of all time, and the first sequel, the South Beach Diet Cookbook, is one of the top selling cookbooks of all time.

"The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet is full of great information designed to help people lose weight and live healthier," said Keira Krausz, Nutrition Business Unit President, Tivity Health. "In the book, Dr. Agatston shines once again with his thorough research and ever-growing knowledge and expertise of health and wellness." 

"The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet gives the benefits of a keto diet in a lifestyle-friendly way," said Dr. Arthur Agatston. "With its flexibility and highly satisfying foods, The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet is easy to start and easy to stick with over time. It's designed to help you lose weight, get healthier and feel better. It also offers important new preventive health information that I'm passionate about sharing to help people live longer, healthier lives."

The new book reveals cutting edge science that debunks nutrition myths that still guide the diet choices of a majority of people in the US today. It also explains how Americans are addicted to sugar, how insulin is key to weight loss and health, and how changing your diet can change your insulin levels and hormonal balance to shift your body from fat storage mode to fat burning mode – the key to effective and sustainable weight loss and better health.

The book offers a practical plan that cuts through the confusion around low-carb and keto and gives readers a simple, step-by-step 28-day eating plan that increases satisfaction, decreases appetite, and is easier to stick to over time. Packed with cutting edge, eye-opening science and practical advice, The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet also includes over 75 full color recipes.

 

About South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet®, a product of Tivity Health®, is a leading provider of weight management products and services originally based on the best-selling South Beach Diet book by world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston. The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet program, in conjunction with Dr. Agatston's new release of the same name, is part of a brand re-launch that also includes a variety of food delivery plans, the re-introduction of the South Beach Diet app, and the return of South Beach Diet products to retail. The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet program offers a low-carb, high-fat dietary approach consistent with a ketogenic diet that allows for greater flexibility and sustainable weight loss. For more information, go to newsroom.southbeachdiet.com.

About Tivity Health, Inc.
Tivity Health® (Nasdaq: TVTY) is a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, including SilverSneakers®, Nutrisystem®, Prime® Fitness, Wisely Well™, South Beach Diet® and WholeHealth Living®. We are actively addressing the social determinants of health, defined as the conditions in which we work, live and play. From improving health outcomes to reversing the narrative on inactivity, food insecurity, social isolation and loneliness, we are making a difference and are transforming the way we do health. We are also proud to host an annual Connectivity Summit that brings together stakeholders from all over the United States to discuss and create opportunities for older adults to live their best healthy lives. Learn more at TivityHealth.com.

The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet is unique in that it follows the proven principles of the low-carb/good-carb, good-fat, healthy-protein approach of the original South Beach Diet, layers in science-backed elements of the keto diet's higher fat and modifies it to increase protein.  It utilizes a flexible, keto-friendly approach that does not require that a person be in strict ketosis to put their body into 'fat burning mode', lose weight and reap the health benefits.

The original South Beach Diet book, a New York Times Bestseller that spent 37 weeks at #1, and its sequels have over 23 million copies in print. The original book is one of the best-selling diet books of all time, and the first sequel, the South Beach Diet Cookbook, is one of the top selling cookbooks of all time.

"The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet is full of great information designed to help people lose weight and live healthier," said Keira Krausz, Nutrition Business Unit President, Tivity Health. "In the book, Dr. Agatston shines once again with his thorough research and ever-growing knowledge and expertise of health and wellness." 

"The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet gives the benefits of a keto diet in a lifestyle-friendly way," said Dr. Arthur Agatston. "With its flexibility and highly satisfying foods, The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet is easy to start and easy to stick with over time. It's designed to help you lose weight, get healthier and feel better. It also offers important new preventive health information that I'm passionate about sharing to help people live longer, healthier lives."

The new book reveals cutting edge science that debunks nutrition myths that still guide the diet choices of a majority of people in the US today. It also explains how Americans are addicted to sugar, how insulin is key to weight loss and health, and how changing your diet can change your insulin levels and hormonal balance to shift your body from fat storage mode to fat burning mode – the key to effective and sustainable weight loss and better health.

The book offers a practical plan that cuts through the confusion around low-carb and keto and gives readers a simple, step-by-step 28-day eating plan that increases satisfaction, decreases appetite, and is easier to stick to over time. Packed with cutting edge, eye-opening science and practical advice, The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet also includes over 75 full color recipes.

 

About South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet®, a product of Tivity Health®, is a leading provider of weight management products and services originally based on the best-selling South Beach Diet book by world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston. The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet program, in conjunction with Dr. Agatston's new release of the same name, is part of a brand re-launch that also includes a variety of food delivery plans, the re-introduction of the South Beach Diet app, and the return of South Beach Diet products to retail. The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet program offers a low-carb, high-fat dietary approach consistent with a ketogenic diet that allows for greater flexibility and sustainable weight loss. For more information, go to newsroom.southbeachdiet.com.

About Tivity Health, Inc.
Tivity Health® (Nasdaq: TVTY) is a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, including SilverSneakers®, Nutrisystem®, Prime® Fitness, Wisely Well™, South Beach Diet® and WholeHealth Living®. We are actively addressing the social determinants of health, defined as the conditions in which we work, live and play. From improving health outcomes to reversing the narrative on inactivity, food insecurity, social isolation and loneliness, we are making a difference and are transforming the way we do health. We are also proud to host an annual Connectivity Summit that brings together stakeholders from all over the United States to discuss and create opportunities for older adults to live their best healthy lives. Learn more at TivityHealth.com.

 

Many times, a person who is contemplating suicide will exhibit clear warning signs prior to an attempt. We need to be vigilant when several of the signs are identified and persist over an extended period of time. The following is a list of warning signs that a person contemplating suicide may exhibit. It is, by no means, an all-encompassing list. 

  • Talking about suicide
  • Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • A deepening depression
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Taking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive behavior
  • Out-of-character behavior
  • A loss of interest in the things one cares about
  • Making final arrangements
  • Giving prized possessions away

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) provides programs and resources for students, educators, parents, and communities to help recognize and assist young people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. The Jason Foundation has never charged any school, family, or community for the use of their programs or materials. This ensures that lack of funding is never a determining factor of who can obtain the information that could possibly save a life. Visit www.jasonfoundation.com for programs and resources. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a free resource that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 text line for those who need support. Text "Jason" to 741741 to speak with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor. You can also call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you are experiencing a crisis. 

"I love my mom a lot. There was no question," he stated emphatically.

Tyler says he had the wonderful opportunity so many little boys dream of, protecting their mom. He told his mother, "I'm sure I'm you're match." And it turned out he was correct. He was a perfect match.

In November, Tyler gave his mother a portion of his liver at the James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

"There is a great need for living liver donors," said James Eason, MD, program director of the James D. Eason Transplant Institute. "We have over 100 people on our local waiting list for a liver, and nationally, nearly 13,000 people need a new liver."

Dr. Eason says 10 percent of liver patients who are on waiting lists die each year, and more living liver donors could dramatically reduce that number.

"The remarkable thing about the liver is that it regenerates," explained Dr. Eason. "That means the liver in the recipient will grow to a full size liver and the liver in the donor will also return to its original size. It takes the liver about six weeks to grow to a full size liver."

The James D. Eason Transplant Institute provides the only living liver donor program in the Mid-South, and the second largest living liver donor program in the Southeast. "Because the region we are assigned to is so small, we only have access to 50 livers a year and that is not enough for everyone who needs a new liver," said Dr. Eason. "Living liver donors are the only way we can meet the need for those who need a liver transplant."

The Transplant Institute performed 281 transplants in 2018. To learn more about being a living liver donor click here or call 901.478.2804.

Broadstone Gulch is located in The Gulch, an energetic neighborhood ideally situated between Downtown, Midtown, SoBro, and Music Row. The Gulch is a LEED Neighborhood Development that hosts Class A office, luxury brand hotels, and some of Nashville's most popular restaurant and nightlife destinations. Recent and planned redevelopment projects have elevated The Gulch to be not only a popular destination for tourists and visitors, but also an exciting place to live and work.

The property boasts among the highest quality interior unit finishes in Nashville, including luxury appliance packages of side-by-side refrigerators and hidden-control dishwashers, full-size washer/dryers in every unit, marbled quartz countertops, keyless entry, and wine coolers in select units. Additionally, Broadstone Gulch provides an excellent amenity package to tenants, with a state-of-the-art fitness center, rooftop sky lounge, indoor/outdoor pool club, demonstration kitchen, 24/7 package access system, smart office space, pet spa, Google Fiber, and many others.

The site sits on the southwest corner of Division St and 8th Ave S, providing a less than 10-minute walk to both Music City Center (Nashville's Convention Center) and the heart of the Gulch (12th & Pine) via 8th Ave S and Division St, respectively. This location will become even more walkable as further development occurs in the micro-location.

Broadstone Gulch and its neighborhood are poised to benefit from a rapidly expanding professional employment base located in Nashville's core. Numerous Class A office projects are currently under construction, which will host an array of sought-after employers, including Amazon, AllianceBernstein, and Asurion.

According to Tad Johnson, Director at Security Properties, the acquisition was made because, "The Gulch is a fantastic location that will directly benefit from the proximate office growth in Nashville's urban core; we are thrilled to add this Class-A asset to our Nashville portfolio." 

The property will be managed by Security Properties-affiliate Security Properties Residential.  The transaction was brokered by Telly Fathaly and Kris Mikkelsen of Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales.

 

About Security Properties

Security Properties is a national real estate investment, development, and operating company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more than 48 years, Security Properties has provided quality housing to its residents as well as excellent financial performance for its investors. Since its founding, Security Properties has acquired or developed over 83,000 residential units at a cost of over $5.7 billion. Security Properties maintains a focused multi-family strategy supported by integrated teams of professional acquisition, development, construction, investment, and property management specialists. For more information, visit www.securityproperties.com.

About Security Properties Residential

Security Properties Residential is the affiliated property management firm of Security Properties, created to increase the value of its real estate holdings by more closely managing its assets.  Operating throughout the Western U.S., Security Properties Residential is committed to delivering exceptional service to its apartment communities and residents. Services include property, construction and compliance management services that create positive living environments for residents and build value for clients.

About Pacific Life 

For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Whether your goal is to protect loved ones or grow your assets for retirement, Pacific Life offers innovative products and services that provide value and financial security for current and future generations. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients and has been named one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com.

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2019 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2019 FORTUNE 500® list.

During the stream hosted on his Twitch channel, DrLupo offered unique incentives and sold his Build Against Cancer t-shirt, in collaboration with Design by Humans, to help him reach his goal. Twitch helped close out the streaming event with a $1 million contribution. Over the course of the stream, DrLupo rallied more than 16,000 total donations from 13,000 donors and the event hashtag #BuildAgainstCancer peaked at #7 on Twitter's trending topics.

"My goal has always been to help people," said DrLupo. "I'm a normal guy who loves to play video games. Because of this amazing community, that passion has grown into something much bigger than just gaming - we are helping save kids' lives. Thank you to everyone who supported this stream."

Because of supporters like DrLupo, families at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

"Once again, DrLupo has gone the extra mile to help patients and families at St. Jude with a tremendous 24-hour stream," said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. "He is an innovator and a pioneer in the gaming industry. With such high regard from gamers of all ages, he has authentically – and selflessly – communicated our mission to a young, transformative audience that will lead us into the future of supporting the St. Jude mission. The impact of the gaming community, of gamers doing what they love, is saving lives, and we can't thank DrLupo enough for his dedication."

DrLupo is one of the most popular Twitch streamers with over 3.5 million followers on the platform and garnering more than 79 million views on Twitch since he started in 2012. He continues to leverage his popularity for good, raising more than $1.3 million for charity partners in 2018 alone, including more than $600,000 for St. Jude during his 24 hour livestream.

The 24-hour livestream was supported by DrLupo's management company, Loaded, as well as organizations like Rogue, ReKT Global, Logitech, State Farm, NZXT, Intel Gaming, Kings Coast Coffee, Hershey's, Secret Lab Chairs, Design By Humans, Valve Software and Endgame Streetware.

Earlier this year, DrLupo and MrsDrLupo visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where they experienced the mission firsthand, played games with St. Jude patient families and answered a series of fun questions on St. Jude Inspire. He also engaged his fans to give back during the Gaming Community Expo, formerly GuardianCon -- a week-long, 24-hour-a-day gaming event that benefits St. Jude.

To learn more about the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, visit stjude.org.

 

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

The Eclipse Cross performed well in all categories of the evaluation, scoring five out of five stars on the passenger side frontal-crash test and four out of five stars on the driver's side. Eclipse Cross also earned five out of five stars in the combined side crash ratings and four out of five stars in the rollover test.

"The safety of our customers on the road is of the utmost importance to us, and receiving a 5-Star rating from NHTSA validates our engineers' efforts to design the highest level of quality and safety into every vehicle we build," said Cason Grover, director, product planning, MMNA. "Eclipse Cross continues to offer consumers an impressive combination of value, performance and dependability, along with top-level safety scores."

The Eclipse Cross entered the 2020 model year with increased availability of driver assistance systems and an expansion of trim configurations. New for 2020 is the increased availability of a two-wheel-drive (2WD) variant. Mitsubishi has applied lessons learned through years of on- and off-road competition to ensure the vehicle lives up to the brand's reputation for dynamic handling and ruggedness. Fully automatic and invisible to the driver, the vehicle's Active Yaw Control system maximizes traction and driver confidence at all times.

The SE and SEL trims of the Eclipse Cross offer easier access to important driver assistance systems, with standard-equipment Forward-Collision Mitigation (FCM) 3, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) 4 and Automatic High Beams (AHB) 5.

NHTSA's NCAP program conducts hundreds of crash tests across multiple makes and models each year to evaluate a vehicle's crashworthiness, availability and effectiveness of safety equipment and to help consumers make smart decisions about safety when purchasing a vehicle.

The 2020 Eclipse Cross also comes backed by Mitsubishi's 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable New Vehicle Limited Warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty and 5-year/Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance.6

Additional information on the Mitsubishi 2020 Eclipse Cross can be found at media.mitsubishicars.com.

 

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Through a network of approximately 350 dealer partners across the United States, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for the sales, research and development, marketing and customer service of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in the U.S. 2018 marked the brand's sixth consecutive year of sales growth.

Located in Franklin, Tennessee, MMNA is a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Mitsubishi continues to lead the way in the development of highly efficient, affordably priced new gasoline-powered automobiles, while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery-electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models.

For more information on Mitsubishi vehicles, please contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

Disclaimers
1. Based on Motor Intelligence CY2017 and CY2018 Sales by Manufacturer data. Excludes premium brands.
2. Based on ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evaluation for the 2020 Eclipse Cross: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/MITSUBISHI/ECLIPSE%252520CROSS/SUV/FWD
https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/MITSUBISHI/ECLIPSE%252520CROSS/SUV/AWD
3. The Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection system is a driver aid only and is not a substitute for safe and careful driving. Under certain circumstances, the system may not detect other vehicles and/or pedestrians correctly.
4. The Lane Departure Warning system is designed to read lane marks under certain conditions. It is not a collision avoidance system or a substitute for safe and careful driving.
5. Automatic High Beam Headlights (AHB) standard on SE and SEL trims for the 2020MY.
6. All coverage terms are from the original in-service dates and are applicable only to the original owner of new, retailed models purchased from an authorized Mitsubishi dealer. Subsequent owners receive the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. See retailer for limited warranty and roadside assistance terms and conditions.

On December 12, 2019, all but two consumer plaintiffs filed an official notice of voluntary dismissal under Ciccio et al v. SmileDirectClub, LLC, et al. (3:19-cv-00845; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee).

Susan Greenspon Rammelt, General Counsel, SmileDirectClub commented: "We have maintained that there was no merit to these claims being filed in court and these withdrawals are a confirmation of our position. The court recently sent the original consumer plaintiff to arbitration. That ruling led to this voluntary withdrawal." 

Greenspon Rammelt concluded: "We look forward to the rest of this complaint being stricken or dismissed and working with our affiliated network of dentists and orthodontists to serve our customers without this distraction." 

Founded in 2014, SmileDirectClub is a dental service organization that connects eligible consumers with state-licensed dentists and orthodontists who leverage SmileDirectClub's technology to prescribe and manage remote clear aligner therapy at a cost up to 60% less than traditional braces.

About SmileDirectClub
SmileDirectClub, Inc. (Nasdaq: SDC) ("SmileDirectClub") is the industry pioneer as the first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for transforming smiles. Through our cutting-edge teledentistry technology and vertically integrated model, we are revolutionizing the oral care industry. SmileDirectClub's mission is to democratize access to affordable and convenient care, unleashing the power of a person's smile to positively impact their place in the world. SmileDirectClub was founded by Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman in partnership with Camelot Venture Group. Available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Hong Kong and the UK, SmileDirectClub is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit SmileDirectClub.com.

The Global Summits Institute is a preeminent peer-to-peer organization in recognizing leading doctors, dentists, and specialists who exemplify clinical excellence, innovation, research, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship in serving humanity and advancing the global healthcare industry.

Congratulations to our colleagues from around the world. Unita Stamus. Las Vegas, Nevada – January 1, 2020. The Global Summits Institute presents the 2020 World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry. The honorary recognition is a lifetime achievement award for exceptional services rendered to the art and science of the profession of dentistry. The Global Summits Institute is a preeminent peer-to-peer organization in recognizing leading doctors, dentists, and specialists who exemplify clinical excellence, innovation, research, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship in serving humanity and advancing the global healthcare industry. Each member had been nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of their colleagues. Renowned clinicians, experts, key opinion leaders, surgeons, researchers, executives, innovators, and specialists were represented. 100 doctors from more than 70 countries were ratified. www.Top100Doc.com.

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There really are some superfoods out there.

Certain foods have the tremendous ability to power and heal your body, and should be consumed regularly for optimal health.

The below 5 foods all produce numerous health benefits, including improved brain functionreduced inflammation in the body, and lower levels of anxiety and stress.

These are benefits that will improve the lives of just about everyone. Especially when you consider inflammation is linked with nearly every major disease, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, and Alzheimer’s is on the rise throughout the world.

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Their 2020 theme is $When You Elevate Whitehaven, You Elevate Memphis$ (Using dollar signs instead of quotation marks)

 

According to Walker, coordinator of WBRW and founder of the ILWNA, “Memphians are spending millions of dollars in Desoto County annually for a variety of goods and services, and a considerable portion of those dollars escape to Desoto County via Whitehaven because of its proximity to the area, and due to a lack of availability and variety. WBRW is something positive to galvanize the city around, as this is about support and sustainability, not about the hook up or discounts. People are asking which of the participating restaurants have specials.” (Smile) 

“We encourage discounts, but some businesses can’t afford to run a “Special”. Some of the participating restaurants are offering specials, but we want everyone to receive equal support, so we are not publicizing who has specials.” She adds, “Currently 93% of our income is spent outside the community. It is our responsibility to help change that, by stopping this massive leakage of our money out of our communities. Supporting Small Businesses in our community is the best way to address this, and everyone can do their part.” 

"A study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found that between half a million and a million jobs could be created if higher-income black households spent only $1 of every $10 at black-owned stores and other enterprises." http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/business/blacks-are-challenged-to-buy-from-black-owned-businesses-to-close-gap.html?_r=1&referer 

Bill conscientiously documents his adventures with his four energetic Huskies as they travel across the East Coast with specialized equipment and one-of-a-kind bikes. He has traveled through the Great Allegheny Passage, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and many other routes and trails in the mid-Atlantic region. His current pack, Lola, Zarro, Chase, and Jag, are specially trained to enjoy these trips safely and can be seen having the time of their lives on his YouTube Channel, WooFDriver. Not only are these adventures fun to watch, they also promote safe training practices, animal welfare, and positivity.

Bank of America recently announced CodeCrew as its inaugural Neighborhood Champions awardee in Memphis for 2019 with a grant of $50,000, bringing the bank’s total year-end support for the organization to $62,500. The contributions to CodeCrew have helped further its work ensuring that participants in Memphis are afforded training opportunities in a growing career field focused on computing, programming and development. At the luncheon celebration on Thursday, graduates will have the opportunity to share their projects with representatives from some of Memphis’s largest businesses and nonprofits including RegionalOne Healthcare, ALSAC/St. Jude, Autozone, International Paper, Devcon, IndigoAg, Vaco, Eatfix and Education Reform.

CodeCrew’s Code School is designed to train individuals to be entry-level software developers within a six-month course. Students work in a small classroom setting and use real-world technologies to learn the fundamentals of coding, app development, and the leadership and life skills needed for a successful career and job market competitiveness.

“It is important for Regional One Health, and specifically our Center for Innovation, to be a part of events like [the] luncheon to see the talent that is coming out of the program,” said Alejandra Alvarez from Regional One Health. “Our Center for Innovation is working with developers to create new technology that will improve patient outcomes or healthcare services in different ways. Events like the luncheon allow us to engage with potential interns or employees and continue a partnership that is beneficial for Memphis’s ecosystem.” 

“I think Memphis has a really valuable tech market with companies like Autozone, FedEx, and International Paper,” said Code School Graduate Autumn Ragland. “Code School connected me with the network they have built in Memphis, and I think those employers are really impressed with the caliber or developers coming out of Code School.”

Their 2020 theme is $When You Elevate Whitehaven, You Elevate Memphis$ (Using dollar signs instead of quotation marks)

 

According to Walker, coordinator of WBRW and founder of the ILWNA, “Memphians are spending millions of dollars in Desoto County annually for a variety of goods and services, and a considerable portion of those dollars escape to Desoto County via Whitehaven because of its proximity to the area, and due to a lack of availability and variety. WBRW is something positive to galvanize the city around, as this is about support and sustainability, not about the hook up or discounts. People are asking which of the participating restaurants have specials.” (Smile) 

“We encourage discounts, but some businesses can’t afford to run a “Special”. Some of the participating restaurants are offering specials, but we want everyone to receive equal support, so we are not publicizing who has specials.” She adds, “Currently 93% of our income is spent outside the community. It is our responsibility to help change that, by stopping this massive leakage of our money out of our communities. Supporting Small Businesses in our community is the best way to address this, and everyone can do their part.” 

"A study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found that between half a million and a million jobs could be created if higher-income black households spent only $1 of every $10 at black-owned stores and other enterprises." http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/business/blacks-are-challenged-to-buy-from-black-owned-businesses-to-close-gap.html?_r=1&referer 

Their 2020 theme is $When You Elevate Whitehaven, You Elevate Memphis$ (Using dollar signs instead of quotation marks)

 

According to Walker, coordinator of WBRW and founder of the ILWNA, “Memphians are spending millions of dollars in Desoto County annually for a variety of goods and services, and a considerable portion of those dollars escape to Desoto County via Whitehaven because of its proximity to the area, and due to a lack of availability and variety. WBRW is something positive to galvanize the city around, as this is about support and sustainability, not about the hook up or discounts. People are asking which of the participating restaurants have specials.” (Smile) 

“We encourage discounts, but some businesses can’t afford to run a “Special”. Some of the participating restaurants are offering specials, but we want everyone to receive equal support, so we are not publicizing who has specials.” She adds, “Currently 93% of our income is spent outside the community. It is our responsibility to help change that, by stopping this massive leakage of our money out of our communities. Supporting Small Businesses in our community is the best way to address this, and everyone can do their part.” 

"A study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found that between half a million and a million jobs could be created if higher-income black households spent only $1 of every $10 at black-owned stores and other enterprises." http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/business/blacks-are-challenged-to-buy-from-black-owned-businesses-to-close-gap.html?_r=1&referer 

Their 2020 theme is $When You Elevate Whitehaven, You Elevate Memphis$ (Using dollar signs instead of quotation marks)

According to Walker, coordinator of WBRW and founder of the ILWNA, “Memphians are spending millions of dollars in Desoto County annually for a variety of goods and services, and a considerable portion of those dollars escape to Desoto County via Whitehaven because of its proximity to the area, and due to a lack of availability and variety. WBRW is something positive to galvanize the city around, as this is about support and sustainability, not about the hook up or discounts. People are asking which of the participating restaurants have specials.” (Smile) 

“We encourage discounts, but some businesses can’t afford to run a “Special”. Some of the participating restaurants are offering specials, but we want everyone to receive equal support, so we are not publicizing who has specials.” She adds, “Currently 93% of our income is spent outside the community. It is our responsibility to help change that, by stopping this massive leakage of our money out of our communities. Supporting Small Businesses in our community is the best way to address this, and everyone can do their part.” 

"A study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found that between half a million and a million jobs could be created if higher-income black households spent only $1 of every $10 at black-owned stores and other enterprises." http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/business/blacks-are-challenged-to-buy-from-black-owned-businesses-to-close-gap.html?_r=1&referer

List of Restaurants

BALA’s Bistro
2160 Raines Rd
West African & American Cuisine
901.509.3024
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
www.balasbistro.com
https://www.facebook.com/balasbistro/

Egg King Café
4458 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Breakfast & Lunch w/healthy options
901.249.3690
Mon-Sat 7am–3pm
Sun 7am–3pm
eggkingcafe.com/
www.facebook.com/Egg-King-Cafe-485809305154245/

 

Electrolyte Juice Bar
4466 Elvis Presley Suite 164
901.244.6727
Mon-Sat 9-5
Sun 12-4
Juice bar w/healthy dishes
https://www.facebook.com/ElectroLyfeJuiceBar/

Kountry Cookin’
1128 Winchester behind Walgreens
901.345.5505
Classic Southern Soul Food
Mon-Fri 11am-5pm
http://www.kountrycookinsoulfoodrestaurant.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KountryCookinSoulFoodRestaurant/

Uncle Lou’s
3633 Millbranch Rd
901.332.2367
Chicken, Wings & Burgers w/healthy options
Mon-Sat 10:30 -8pm
Sun 11am-5pm
www.unclelousfriedchicken.com/
www.facebook.com/unclelousfriedchicken/

Today, 10 years later, Father Ryan’s students have raised a cumulative $1.2 million for the American Cancer Society, created the largest student-led Relay For Life, per capita, in the nation, and attracted more than 1,000 people from throughout the city to their campus last October for Relay For Life 2019.

“Passionate, dedicated youth like you are changing the course of this disease. You are our greatest hope for fighting cancer,” said Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society, presenting the award in a special ceremony January 14 at the Nashville high school.

Their success and the unique activities they have developed for Relay For Life earned Father Ryan the inaugural Pat Flynn Spirit of Relay Award from the national office of the American Cancer Society (ACS). The new nomination-based award is given in memory of Pat Flynn, known as the “Mother of Relay” who inspired Relay participants around the world. This award honors an event or individual that embodies the same spirit of Relay as Pat Flynn.

Father Ryan’s Relay For Life was a regional nominee from among 441 Relays in the North Central region and 2,200 nationwide last year. Relay For Life was founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985. Relay For Life events around the world have raised nearly $6.5 billion to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer.

In making the announcement, American Cancer Society Regional Vice President of Community Development Sarah Wells saluted Father Ryan, saying, “Pat Flynn would be proud that the first award in her name is being presented to this school. There are outstanding Relays throughout the country that were nominated for this award. From its very inception, Father Ryan’s Relay For Life has been distinctive, both in how it is run and in how much enthusiasm and spirit it creates. They are an outstanding example of Relay’s mission, and we are honored to present them this award.”

When Fawn first agreed to shine a light on our ancestor by putting his name on a bottle, we never could have imagined where Uncle Nearest would be two years later, with people around the world knowing the name Nearest Green. I speak for our entire family when I say we're thrilled to be a part of his legacy.

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The Glenlivet has always done things differently, and after 195 years of whisky making the brand is disrupting the category by introducing the first single malt Scotch whisky to be selectively finished in ex-Cognac casks with The Glenlivet 14 Year Old. The innovative liquid was designed to turn the tables on whisky tropes and recruit the next generation of brown spirit sippers to experience single malt Scotch whisky through modern packaging, bold influencer partners and disruptive activations that celebrate the bold, non-traditional flavor profile and palate.

With the help of Prabal Gurung and NYFW: The Shows, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old is bringing that same bold spirit to New York City and beyond with exclusive events, pop-ups and its custom co-designed Prabal Gurung x The Glenlivet flask & flask bag commemorating the launch of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old. In addition to these NYFW events, The Glenlivet will be extending its influence within the fashion, gourmet food, and cultural scenes across the United States with its mobile experiential "Drop Shop" giving patrons access to unique experiential integrations featuring 14 Year Old and tasting opportunities – from signature cocktails to ice cream and whisky creations.

The 14 Year Old expression, non-traditional partnerships and creative activations are aimed at transforming perceptions of single malt Scotch whisky while making The Glenlivet a more contemporary, versatile and approachable liquid, whether sipping the liquid neat or savoring in a new, favorite cocktail.

The launch of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, with our NYFW: The Shows sponsorship and collaboration with Prabal Gurung, is the latest proof point of how our brand continues to open up the whisky category.

Shefali Murdia, Director, Brand Engagement, The Glenlivet.

In addition to each package being 100% traceable to a single animal, 1 Source ground beef is sourced from 100% Pure American Black Angus that has been born and raised on US farms. And because 1 Source is made from all the best whole muscle cuts, the flavor is unmatched by any commercially available ground beef.

The NEXTY Awards are connected to New Hope Network's largest annual natural product expos: Natural Products Expo West in March and Natural Products Expo East in September. The finalists and winners of the NEXTY Awards go through a rigorous submission and two-tiered judging process. A team and panel of industry judges sample each product and evaluate on the NEXTY Awards pillars of innovation, inspiration and integrity.

About Zephr Foods, LLC
Zephyr Foods, LLC is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The company's mission is to bring best-in-class products to market and satisfy the growing demand for better, cleaner and more transparent food while supporting American agriculture and being good stewards of our resources. For more information, visit the company website.

To elevate the experience, COUP Saber combines the same artisanal quality of craft champagne with the thrill of sabering. The patented bottles can only be opened with the included saber. For the first time ever, people can capture their most memorable moments by safely sabering a bottle of COUP champagne anytime, anywhere.

Comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco will host the 2019 VMAs live from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Monday, August 26, 2019. The show will air across MTV's global network of channels in more than 180 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

Dear Holidaydater,

Being single during the holidays takes some mental toughness so, congratulations on taking the first step towards finding love.  First things first, don’t deactivate your account. Dating sites as well as us matchmakers see a huge peak in services right after Christmas, and this usually runs all the way through Valentine’s Day. While it may not seem like it, the holiday season offers great opportunities to find love!  Now, going to your potential love’s Christmas party might seem a little intimidating, but they can be pretty fun first dates. Holiday parties don’t take much personal planning so that’s one less thing for you to worry about, plus, they’re made for mingling and interactive activities.  You’ll be surrounded by plenty of other people; and if things don’t work out with your date, you can leave early without feeling bad. Therefore, I suggest driving separate cars and meeting him at the event. You should also plan to have a coffee or lunch date prior to the Christmas party, to test the chemistry between the two of you. As far as gifts, it’s always a nice gesture during Christmas, but not necessary. I don’t think he will be expecting one since this would be your first date. However, if you do decide to give him a gift, I would suggest something cute like chocolate or his favorite cookies. Nothing big or too expensive.  Don’t miss out on the potential magic of the holidays because you’re uncertain. Have fun and enjoy this experience.

XOXO,

Jennifer J. Hayes

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Dr. Kravitz has successfully treated more than 20,000 patients over the last 20 years, authoring many books related to the prevention of diseases such as Dirty Mouth, 3 Minute Implant, The Stage: How Endotoxin Can Make You Sick, Beautiful Smiles, and more. He has been praised on media outlets such as Discovery, Dr. Oz and Oprah, Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS News, PrimeTime Live, Washington Post, USA Today, Washington Times, Miami Herald, and all over the world.

Dr. Kravitz has pioneered many minimally invasive surgical techniques, smile innovations, and improvements to the delivery of dental health care. Other dentists seek out instruction and mentorship from Dr. Kravitz, based on his extensive professional history of credentials including a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and a Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School, a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Maryland Graduate School, and a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry.

If any indication of minor or serious mouth pain, it's paramount to seek out a seasoned prosthodontist or cosmetic dentist with experience treating mouth pain across a spectrum of disease states.

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"We are so happy to be listed as the #1 Best Workplaces in Aging Services out of all the At-Home Care providers nationwide," said Kraig Nakano, President, and CEO of Care To Stay Home®. Mr. Nakano noted, "Our team has worked hard to make adjustments in our operation to improve employee engagement and recognition. It appears that those adjustments have in fact improved our overall employee satisfaction."

"We have a saying at Care To Stay Home®, Hire for Character and Train for Skill," said Mr. Parker Wells, Chief Operating Officer who went on to say, "Recruiting has been a top priority for our company, we want to hire and retain the best talent in the business." The survey results also showed that 98% of all new hires felt that they felt welcomed and part of the team upon joining Care To Stay Home®.

Oregon Humane Society has been a longtime favorite organization of both OnPoint employees and our members

Rob Stuart, OnPoint President and CEO

"We are so happy to be listed as the #1 Best Workplaces in Aging Services out of all the At-Home Care providers nationwide," said Kraig Nakano, President, and CEO of Care To Stay Home®. Mr. Nakano noted, "Our team has worked hard to make adjustments in our operation to improve employee engagement and recognition. It appears that those adjustments have in fact improved our overall employee satisfaction." "We have a saying at Care To Stay Home®, Hire for Character and Train for Skill," said Mr. Parker Wells, Chief Operating Officer who went on to say, "Recruiting has been a top priority for our company, we want to hire and retain the best talent in the business." The survey results also showed that 98% of all new hires felt that they felt welcomed and part of the team upon joining Care To Stay Home®.

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Financial illiteracy is an American epidemic and the crisis is growing. The analysis found that more than two-thirds of states (34 states, or 68 percent) earned grades of C or less for financial literacy instruction, with just 16 states (32 percent) earning grades of A or B.

Each year, approximately 16,000 children and teens in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer. Around the world, that number is about 400,000. Because St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world.

On Aug. 28, 2019, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the launch of GRIT, a digital solution for veterans, active-duty service members, and reservists that provides a mobile experience to help them understand and strengthen their mental fitness, social connections, and overall well-being.

Developed by IBM iX in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and embedded with Total Brain's technology, GRIT is the first branded digital solution dedicated to helping populations who live under considerable stress and/or are going through a significant life transition like leaving the military to re-enter civilian life.   

GRIT uses technology to aggregate personalized data in a completely confidential and secure manner.* The data is used to create a digital profile of the individual, which, when coupled with artificial intelligence, enables GRIT to glean unique insights and effectively get to "know" each service member, reservist, or veteran personally. GRIT provides service members and veterans with a host of useful insights and tools to aid them in monitoring their mental health, building emotional and cognitive capacities and resilience, finding the right jobs and housing opportunities, enhancing their social connections for support, etc.

To monitor mental health and build mental fitness, IBM is partnering with Total Brain which provides scientific brain assessments and personalized brain and mind training to help users consolidate mental strengths and master weaknesses.

GRIT arose from a long-standing collaboration between the VA and IBM looking into how technology could contribute to solutions for veterans transitioning out of service. VA clinicians, mobility experts and veterans joined IBM in a series of design thinking workshops to explore ideas about to address the need for resources and assistance. These sessions led to a prototype and additional feedback and research. Then, GRIT was retailored and designed to help service members and veterans gain personal insights into their emotional well-being, provide resources to improve their individual situations, and serve as a mechanism to address social determinants that greatly impact individuals' well-being. 

"This is a historic public-private partnership with the VA — one that helps veterans bridge the gap when they are transitioning out of service and at their most vulnerable," said Kathleen Urbine, partner, emerging technology and mobile lead, IBM Services. "Our partnership with Total Brain has been crucial in supporting the mental health and fitness aspect of this tool and we look forward to continuing this important work."

The Ponti

Through a collaboration with James Beard Award winner and celebrated Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski, the concept of The Ponti was born. Serving as the restaurant's consulting chef, Jasinski will develop menu concepts, as well as help select and train the restaurant's culinary staff. The Ponti will combine art and dining, presenting a locally-sourced and inspired menu with high standards of sustainability. The Ponti's distinctive offerings will include an emphasis on vegetables, utilizing ancient grains and heirloom legumes complemented by handmade pastas, fish and meat. The seasonal menus offered at The Ponti will align with the high standards of sourcing and sustainability for which Jasinski is known.

Designed by Denver-based firm BOSS.architecture in collaboration with Jessica Doran Interiors, The Ponti will boast an expansive outdoor terrace, as well as indoor public and private dining spaces spanning a total of 3,715 square feet. Located on level one of the DAM's soon-to-open Sie Welcome Center, The Ponti will be an immersive dining environment. The Ponti joins an impressive list of five other downtown-Denver restaurants headed by Jasinski: Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall, Rioja, Stoic & Genuine and Ultreia.

"I'm super excited to create the menus and concept for the Denver Art Museum's new restaurant," said Jasinski. "I'm a big fan of the arts and feel like food is a form of art all its own. I can't wait for people to experience these unique dining concepts located at the iconic Denver Art Museum, and look forward to partnering with the museum and its great reputation for excellence and community involvement."

The Ponti will be open to museum visitors and the public for lunch service seven days a week. For private dining and event booking inquiries at The Ponti, please contact eventinfo@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0148.

Each year, the Carter Work Project homes in on an area in need of affordable housing options. Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside 103,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair 4,331 homes.

As I was growing up, our family would visit a "famous" restaurant - at least it seemed so to me - during the Holiday season every year Northwest of town on a bluff overlooking Eagle Mountain Lake. Vance Godbey's was known far and wide for their great food. I always looked forward to standing in line in the converted ranch house to serve myself from multiple buffets of what seemed like endless choices.

There were many dishes I came to enjoy - and because it was "all you can eat" I enjoyed a lot. But perhaps my favorite, given it was always the holiday season, was Vance Godbey's Orange Date Nut Bread.

Vance Godbey's Orange Date Nut Bread

1 pkg. Orange Supreme Cake Mix
1 whole orange (chopped fine, Peeling and all)
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 can date spread (6 ounce) or blend canned dates
3/4 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Mix together and bake in an oiled bundt pan at 350 degrees for 50 minutes

Glaze:

1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tablespoon orange extract
chopped orange rind
color with orange food coloring
Mix glaze and drizzle over bread after having been cooled for at least 30 minutes.

That's it. Easy to make and a great addition to any meal this holiday season.

Please enjoy the season, be safe and be grateful for what we've been given.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10 – 24 in America, resulting in more than 130 deaths each week.  The suicide rate in this age group has risen dramatically as of late.  Between 2007 and 2017, we experienced a more than 65% increase in the suicide rate of 10 – 24 year-old Americans.  The younger population is hardly immune to life's stresses and their well-being should be a concern, as well.  The number of suicide deaths for ages 10 – 14 have more than doubled since 2006.  Suicide has, however, been declared a leading cause of PREVENTABLE death.

Great '80s songs will be performed to fight Alzheimer's disease!

A 1990 study by the Journal of Drug Education discovered higher rates of abuse of alcohol, amphetamines, and tranquilizers as compared to the national average (10%).

J.P. Morgan and Citigroup are serving as lead book-running managers for the proposed offering. BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies, UBS Investment Bank and Credit Suisse are also acting as book-running managers for the proposed offering. Guggenheim Securities, Stifel, William Blair and Loop Capital Markets are also acting as co-managers for the proposed offering.

Partnerships like the NBMA raise awareness and funds for the hospital to help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Chem-Dry continues its longstanding tradition of ranking No. 1 in Entrepreneur's carpet cleaning category for 31 consecutive years, while also holding the No. 72 overall position on this year's Franchise 500 list. Focusing on areas of performance such as financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system, Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 ranking is one of the most highly regarded rankings in franchising. Chem-Dry was also recently recognized for its success as an established franchise brand performing highly in growth and profitability, taking the No. 15 spot in Franchise Help's 2019 Franchise Awards.

Chem-Dry uses a green-certified solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process for cleaning carpets and upholstery, which provides a deeper, longer lasting clean and creates healthier homes and workplaces. In a study by an independent lab, Chem-Dry's HCE cleaning method was found to remove an average of 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery and an average of 89 percent of airborne bacteria when a sanitizer was added. As part of the brand's focus on ensuring overall home health, it now offers over 50 Green Certified products.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will grant two Tennessee honorees $1,000 scholarship, a medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), was created in 1995 to recognize the exemplary volunteer work of middle level and high school students. Since then, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 130,000 middle and high school students across the country at the local, state and national level.

"We've honored young people from three generations since this program began, and while the world has changed many times over, one thing has stayed the same: Young volunteers are doing remarkable, meaningful work to address the challenges facing their communities," said Charles Lowrey, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc. "As we enter our 25th year, we remain inspired by these young people and their stories of service, and hope that they'll inspire others to get involved, too."

Tennessee's top youth volunteers of 2019 were Kennedy Musgrave, 18, of Nashville, who plans and coordinates semi-monthly meetings and other activities at her school to provide encouragement and support to fellow black students who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and Courtney Good, 12, of Kingsport, who started collecting food for families tending to their hospitalized children when she was 3 years old, and recently began using her story of surviving an extremely premature birth to help the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) raise money for sick kids. Read more about Kennedy and Courtney at http://spirit.prudential.com/honorees/2019/tn.

The award from IDEA 2019 has enabled Hankook Tire to demonstrate its innovative design leadership to the world. We will continue our efforts to improve our cutting-edge technology and competitiveness as a global leading company.

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, calls his company's upcoming automobile a

In the windiest city in the world, in the shadow of Wellington's iconic Brooklyn turbine, it was a natural choice for Garage Project to partner with Meridian, who only produce electricity from 100% renewable resources, including from the Brooklyn Turbine itself.

St. Jude launches Paws at Play hospital dog program to help pediatric patients cope with the challenges of treatment and hospitalization.

Dear Feelinglikeafool,

First of all, you are not a fool, so don't beat yourself up. Every relationship—difficult as it may have been—was a learning experience. While it's important to move forward, you need to take things one step at a time. Before you get into another relationship, reassess your goals and the type of women you’re choosing. What did you learn about yourself from past experiences? How are your choices adapting so you don’t repeat behavior and end up with the same results? Remember that no one is without flaws, but for the sake of being taken advantage of, avoid putting so much into a relationship that you'll be emotionally bankrupt if things go south.

 XOXO,

Jennifer J. Hayes

You are truly in the middle of a difficult situation.  What your fiancé needs to try to understand is despite the previous issues with your mother, she is your family, and whether he likes it or not, your mom will also be his family once you two are married. Family members—especially mothers and daughters—disagree. This, however, should not stop the two parties from forgiving each other and working to reestablish a solid relationship. Until this happens, limit her visits while he is around. If you say that she really likes him, maybe you should try explaining his position to her. As your future husband, he wants to protect you from situations that cause you pain. See if you and your mother can figure out a way to better resolve issues prior to your wedding day. If you can’t, maybe seeking professional help is a better option. I think it’s commendable that he wants to protect you, but it’s not very realistic for you never to see your mom.

XOXO,

Jennifer J. Hayes

MSO Recap: The Three B's! Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

Showcase Your Business for the Win!

We pride ourselves on helping LOCAL businesses and Non Profits thrive.  Our goal is to help you use video to end the year on top!  Thanks to our amazing community partners, we have been able to help organizations large and small reap the benefits of high quality video features.  Videofest 2019 is our way of stepping up the fun and everyone goes home a winner.

We invite you to join our community of LOCAL business owners and Non Profits for this special event. We are hoping to give over 100K in support of local causes and local business owners get a chance to win over 3K in advertising and media support for 2020!

I recently started a new job, and while I love the company I work for, I’m receiving a lot of unwanted attention from my boss. I am afraid that if I say something, I will lose my job, but if I don't say anything I think that it might get worse. How can I save a job that I love but let my boss know that his attention is making me uncomfortable?

Signed, Savingmyjob

Dear Ms. Waitnomore,

My advice would be to enjoy the early discovery phase without getting overly invested—and yes, by overly invested I mean having sex. Prior to physical intimacy, the most important thing you want to know is if he’s interested in the same kind of relationship as you. If it’s too soon to make a decision about whether this guy is actually relationship material, I would hold off. It may be the exact opposite of what you want to do, but rushing that process does more harm than good. Men who are relationship-ready want to know that women are taking them seriously too; and if you’re quick to hit the sack, he’ll wonder if that’s your pace with every man.

Before you get physical, make sure you have a good level of communication with each other and an understanding where the relationship is headed. Don’t settle! Take as much time as you need in deciding if he truly is relationship material, then take the next step when you’re ready.

XOXO,

Jennifer

Keeping the spark in your love life is a hard job, especially when you add work, stress, bills and children into the mix. And the longer you stay in a relationship, the easier it is to drift into routine, killing the spontaneity and romance you both had in the beginning. I have so many friends who complain about missing how their spouses or significant others showed affection in the beginning of the relationship. “He was so charming, we held hands, he bought me flowers and he was so attentive. Now, he forgets my birthday, we never go anywhere, he is not romantic”. From the Men I hear; “we never have sex, if we do it is all about her, she never fixes herself up, she cares more about the kids, she too tired,” and list goes on and on. Both parties’ question where the sizzle went, and the answer is simple. It’s not missing... it just died down. No relationship is perfect, but each one requires work on both sides. There are so many things you can do to improve your relationship, sexually and otherwise. The problem is many couples yearn for a passionate love life, yet few take the steps to ignite it.

I am sure most of us blush at the mere thought of calling our partners in the middle of the day for a little love talk—but it might be just what you both need to get you going. Just a few minutes of dirty talk or texts can make you both anticipate seeing each other in the evening. Ditch that old routine and try spontaneity on for size. Be a little adventurous and roleplay with your partner. Dress up, change your names or act like you just met. This is the time to let your fantasies come alive. Learn to spice it up with new toys or sensual massages. Have sex in different rooms of the house and at unique times; and while you’re at it try different positions. Nothing says sizzle like a morning quickie in the kitchen. Put the romance back in your relationship. Not everything has to lead to third base. Try holding hands and kissing different parts of the body. Forehead, hand, neck and shoulder kisses are romantic and sensual. It’s not just about sex. Learn how to create anticipation like you had when you first met you partner.

Most of all communicate. Learn your partner’s love language, ask what turns him/her on, and be open to adjusting your tactics to reignite passion. Have fun with it, play a little Show and Tell. You may feel uncertain at times but continue taking steps to get that flame going again. It will take time, but it’s worth it. Start loving again!



XOXO,

Jennifer

Now for Some Help Making your Dish!

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, add the pasta then follow package directions, but cook 1 minute less than the package calls for. Drain.

Meanwhile, make the creamy cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a large high-sided pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and whisk the butter and flour together and around the pan until they smell toasted and look light brown; 2 to 3 minutes.

While whisking, pour in the warm milk. Continue to cook, constantly whisking until the sauce begins to simmer and thickens.

Turn the heat to low then stir in the cheddar and cream cheeses, salt, and black pepper. When the sauce is smooth and velvety, stir in the cooked pasta. If the sauce looks wet/thin, don’t worry, the pasta absorbs some the extra moisture as it cools. Turn the heat off, and then cover with a lid. Leave for 3 to 5 minutes, stir once more, and then serve.

Is it possible to feel *in love* after 33 years if one wasn’t ever *in love* in the beginning?

Sincerely, LOVELESS

Dear Ms. Skeptical,

Finding an authentic relationship in a world operating on so many false pretensions, especially after failed attempts, can be challenging. But if you are brave enough to pull some of that plastic off, you will find a strong degree of realness out there. Plenty of true, authentic people are also looking for a lasting relationship. My first bit of advice to you is don’t compare your past relationships with those that have yet to bloom. Those storms are preparing you for the sunshine yet to come. If the dating avenues you are using are not providing you with the results you are looking for, maybe it’s time to shift gears and go a different route. There are so many options when it comes to dating. From matchmakers and online websites to apps and meetup groups, you just have to find the medium that works for you. Lastly, the outcome of your results often comes down to self believe. You attract what you put out, and if your belief system is that there are no authentic people wanting what you want, that may be the reason why you are without meaningful relationships. Your internal dialogue speaks louder than you know, so speak into existence what you want to see and believe wholeheartedly that that person will come into your life.

XOXO,

Jennifer

Dear Trustissues,

 

When it comes to trust, I don’t think it’s a matter of you getting over that feeling. It’s about you finding space and comfort within the relationship you have with your new man, where you are able to talk about that feeling and share it with him. It’s a real and genuine feeling that you have based on your past experiences, so don’t look at it as something you have to get rid of. Instead, ask yourself, do you feel safe in your current relationship where you can be vulnerable enough to share how you’re feeling with him? My advice would be to take your time, go slower. Let him know that you need a little more reassurance than before, and because of your past experiences, you have become a little more vigilant, unsure and vulnerable. Let him know that it’s not about him and it has everything to do with your past relationships and insecurities. From your ability to talk with him about it openly and honestly and his ability to respond to it kindly and compassionately, it will allow that feeling to go away and invite trust in.

XOXO,

Jennifer

My husband finally admitted to having a full blown one for the past year and a half. I ‘ve known about it for month but he has always denied the allegations. Kind of hard to hide it now because I caught them out together. I am devastated and I feel like after 15 years of marriage that I have lost everything. Is it even possible to make a marriage work after an affair?

Signed, Cheatedon

The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, from 1967 to 1969, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, and Self Portrait sessions.

Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) - Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 is available in 3CD and 3LP physical configurations and digital equivalent. Pre-order here: https://BobDylan.lnk.to/travelinthruPR

Disc One of Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 finds Dylan in Columbia's Studio A in Nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding (October 17 and November 6, 1967) and Nashville Skyline (February 13-14, 1969) while introducing a new song "Western Road" (a Nashville Skyline outtake).

Discs Two and Three of Travelin' Thru are centered around Dylan's collaborations with American music icon Johnny Cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions and on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium (May 1, 1969) for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show (originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969).

Disc Three closes with tracks recorded on May 17, 1970 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends" (originally aired January 1971).

1967 saw a profound and surprising transformation in Bob Dylan's musical evolution. With contemporary pop culture becoming increasingly baroque, surreal and psychedelic in the wake of Dylan's 1965-66 cutting edge trilogy, Bringing It All Back Home/Highway 61 Revisited/Blonde On Blonde, the artist withdrew from public view following a motorcycle accident in July 1966. He'd recorded Blonde On Blonde with a full-band in Nashville in February 1966 but, when it came time to record its follow-up in the fall of 1967, he opted for a simple trio--Dylan (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Charlie McCoy (bass) and Kenneth Buttrey (drums)--to create a sublime minimal sound.

In his liner notes for Travelin' Thru, Colin Escott writes, "Talking to journalist Matt Damsker about the sound of John Wesley Harding, Dylan said, 'I didn't know how to record the way other people were recording, and I didn't want to… I just didn't think all that production was necessary.' He also went for lyrical economy. 'What I'm trying to do now is not use too many words,' he said. 'There's no line you can stick your finger through. There's no blank filler.'''

This year’s Holiday Bazaar will feature many of the items that made the Bazaar an iconic Memphis institution for the past69 years. Offerings include an eclectic, curated collection of handmade jewelry, textiles, pottery and ceramics, watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, custom prints, photography, mixed media pieces, ornaments, metalwork, woodwork, and more, spanning a range of price points. Veteran artists like Dolph Smith, Susan Maakestad, and Carl E. Moore will have works alongside new and emerging local artists. Come and explore this diverse range of works from over 120 artists and makers to discover your new favorites and support local arts.

CasaLuz was founded in 2015 to meet the unique needs of Hispanic victims of abuse, who face barriers accessing suitable services.

Inés Negrette, Executive Director and founder of CasaLuz

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The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is a leading voice for affordable housing opportunities in the state. Its support of the Carter Work Project builds on a long legacy of bringing stability to the residential construction and related industries in order to drive the production of new housing units. THDA is a primary administrator for numerous federal and state housing programs and is authorized to issue tax-exempt Mortgage Revenue Bonds that open doors for first-time homebuyers and veterans. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency also provided support to the 20

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All I said was, “It’s actually not that bad here.” It was a very tiny telephone, so maybe you didn’t quite understand: all I meant was that I liked the hot food, the central heating, and the luxury of a lumpy bed that wasn’t by the side of the road. I meant, “Don’t worry, Dad, it’s not like the movies.” I wanted you to know that I wasn’t about to be shanked. But I guess you heard “I like being in juvie,” so you went nuts.

Dad, if you had asked me over the phone why I did it, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I didn’t know how to explain the hole inside me. Why did I steal that car and put two thousand miles on it? Well, why do people swim? Because we love the water? No. Because we don’t want to drown. And in our hometown, I was drowning, Dad.

It was never about the car, really. The car was just–there. A convenience. And I never really cared about where I was going. All directions were away.

When you flew two thousand miles to retrieve me from juvenile detention, you were worried that this was the start of the end. That some integral part of me had been knocked askew–that next it would be drugs, or older men, or stripping. And I don’t blame you. What were you supposed to think? Your respectful, obedient, introverted, straight-A daughter, who was a virgin and had never tried drugs in her life, who did the dishes every night without complaint, had become a felon literally overnight. Christ, you probably thought I’d gotten brain damage!

In retrospect, hey, maybe I was a little brain damaged. Dad, do you know what my greatest worry was that day? My hair. Juvenile detention doesn’t allow hair dryers, you see, and if I don’t blow dry my hair it gets frizzy. While you worried that I was going to start a career in prostitution, I worried that the other inmates thought I was ugly.

Consider all I have done since. I graduated high school as a valedictorian. I have a full ride in college. I still get straight A’s. I’m graduating without debt. I’ve won a prestigious internship. But I am afraid that when you look at me, all you see is a teenager in an ugly orange uniform and frizzy, frizzy hair.

My Journey Began!

As of now I’ve gotten to the point where I can sporadically move almost every part of my body, and have at least a little bit of sensation in almost every part of my body. The next step for me is stem cell & NAD+ treatment. My family is in no way well off, but through a lot of hard work done by my family, friends, and me, we’ve raised almost $28,000 to go towards treatment. This has been a total grassroots effort comprised of things like a gofundme campaign, yard sales, email campaigns, and fundraiser dinner/auctions. Even the majority of auction items for the fundraiser dinner were compiled through donations by local businesses because of a flyer campaign we decided to do. My dad literally spent entire days going door to door to local businesses, explaining my situation, and asking if they’d be willing to help. Believe me, if we can do it then almost anyone can.

One of the most important reasons I do this is to show other people who might be in a difficult situation, a situation where it seems like there’s no hope, that this is possible. There is a way to get things done if you put your mind to it. Eventually I’d also like to turn this into a blueprint for a foundation that helps other people in need get treatments that could be life changing for them and their families.

Yet on April 29, 2019, after nearly 200,000 miles traveled to every U.S. state and territory, this journey to all 419 National Park Service sites came to its Finale on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Joined by 100 family, friends, journalists, and those who’ve discovered this journey along the way, we walked from the Washington Monument, my first site of this odyssey, to the top of the Lincoln Memorial steps that signified the official completion of this once-in-a-lifetime goal. You can watch the final moment here via the Voice of America’s video coverage. I’ve also put together a photo album that shares the moment in chronological order via pictures from all the cameras (on Facebook but viewable to the public even without an account). Or you can see 30 of these pictures and a summary of the day/journey in my own words in 3 Instagram posts + 2 Instagram Story Highlights with friends’ social media photos from the day and local news video coverage (also publicly viewable).

Lastly, a list of some of the Finale media coverage which included NPR (audio), BBC News (video), the Washington Post, NBC, Roadtrippers, Outside Magazine, OUT Magazine, CNN, Univision (Spanish video) and (English video), USA Today, a blog in my own words summarizing the journey (editor edited) on REI’s website, a phone call into a local DC radio station who was talking smack about my journey the day after, and a really comprehensive video by NowThis who sent a reporter to Minneapolis to film in my new home.

Embarrassed, disappointed, and disgusted by the way of some of our leaders our great city who have decided to respond to the situation that happened June 12, 2019.

On Wednesday June 9th 2019 at 7 p.m. Brandon Webber a 20 year old Memphian who was wanted out of Mississippi for attempted murder and carjacking for shooting a man five times over a car he was selling online. The man survived but when the Marshals found out his identity and they found them they requested him to surrender he brushed a gun and the Marshal shot in 20 times killing him. Almost immediately after this happened Memphis police were ready to keep crowd control and traffic to a minimum however as many of you know it'll say like Memphis and in other situations across this country Whenever there is the situation of a young male black male in particular killed quote on quote unjustly by law enforcement first thing people do is get their phones out and in a way of capturing the law enforcement offices spaces and in some ways provoking them into proving their point that law enforcement officers are nothing more than an out-of-control angry Savages which is completely not the case and far from the truth.

Team Record the Journey’s modified Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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Callie Compton shares her thoughts on Stand Beside Her!

Callie Compton, Marketing Director for JustMyCities. We sat down with Callie to talk about the upcoming Stand Beside her Movement for 2019.  Callie Compton, "We are proud to partner with Girl Scouts Heart of the South on the Stand Beside Her Campaign in 2019.  This is the fifth anniversary of Stand Beside Her – a national movement started by Girl Scouts Heart of the South. Stand Beside Her is a rallying cry inspiring girls and women to stand up for each other and commit to shutting down unhealthy comparison that tears down and divides.  By celebrating one another’s talents and successes, we all rise - one courageous, confident girl and woman at a time.  Stand Beside Her is working to change the culture of women across the country and around the globe. Starting in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that prevent them from building healthy relationships and ideals about their potential.
 
Girls keep these unhealthy ideals and relationships as they mature into women.  The competition and comparison formed on the playground and in the classroom carries over to the boardroom and in the home, preventing women from reaching their fullest potential.  Let’s create a world where all women and girls are appreciated for their talent, strengths and uniqueness.
 
We invite you to join the movement and #StandBesideHer so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential."

This October, JustMy is using National Domestic Violence Awareness month to bring awareness to local non-profits that provide help and support for victims of domestic violence. The team here at JustMy is proud to announce a donation of $275,000 in media services for organizations that help serve the needs of victims.

(From L-R): Nashville Predators Goaltender Pekke Rinne; Bridgestone Americas’ Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President Christine Karbowiak, President, Americas Tire Business TJ Higgins, Chief Financial Officer Amanda Mathis, and Vice President, Marketing, Consumer and Customer Engagement Amber Holm; and Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry celebrate the new extension as part of the team’s annual season-opening Preds Fest at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Americas.

THE ALL-NEW SUPER SPECTACULAR CIRCUS, SUPERHERO EDITION is coming to Memphis Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2019. Thrills and excitement fill the three rings of the Spectacular Circus! Acrobats, aerialists, animals, and clowns! All this and more come to life at Agricenter International ShowPlace Arena bringing family fun and unforgettable memories to all. Forget about video games…this stuff is REAL! Tickets are on sale NOW!

 

The Carden family celebrates over fifty-five years of bringing the circus tradition to life. This year features the dynamic duo of Ringmasters, Nicolette Fornasari and Bardo Alexander, navigating the thrills and chills, hilarity, and awe of the circus.  Audiences will hold their collective breath as acrobats tumble and spin through the air. Boys and girls of all ages will be mesmerized by the amazing daredevils and the allure of the aerial artistry high above. The complexity of a William Tell bow and arrow act will boggle the mind while the daring danger of high wire walkers jump rope and dance 30 feet in the air.

Strong GIRL Fest 2018!

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A committee of team members at the Monogram Foods support center in Memphis, TN divided a total of $50,000 between the charities. The initiatives funded by each grant are as follows:

Church Health Center –The funds will assist with the implementation of new P.L.A.N. Programing (People Loving Activity and Nutrition). This program provides access to educational information that develops a love for physical activity and healthier eating, both factors in preventing childhood obesity.

Memphis Child Advocacy Center – The funds will sustain access to life-changing therapies by supporting transportation to and from appointments for children receiving services at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.

Bodine School- Funds will go towards providing Dyslexia Screening for rising kindergarteners in low income communities. Research indicates that early identification is key to ensuring children do not fall behind and have all the necessary resources to succeed academically.

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf  – Funding will go towards supporting the Sound Beginnings Program. This program is an early intervention family-training program designed to support and educate families with children from ages 0-3 who have been newly diagnosed with hearing loss.

Agape Child & Family Service – Families in Transition (FIT) nationally recognized model, serves homeless families in Memphis, primarily those fleeing from domestic violence. The funding will assist families in providing housing, workforce development, childcare as well as the most basic of assistance, up to and including food as support mechanisms for families to move towards self-sufficiency.

Harwood Center – The funds will enhance Harwood’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for children with autism by increasing the number of children served, reducing out of pocket expenses to families, and securing revenue needed for growing our ABA staff.

The Arc Mid-South – Funds will go towards assisting families with developing effective IEPs (individualized education Programming) for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes educating families on special education law so they can better advocate for their child’s needs in the present and future. 

Concord Academy– Funds will go towards providing fitness equipment the school’s LIFT (Lifetime Individual Investment Training) program. LIFT aims to engage students in a motivating way to develop lifelong habits of physical activity.

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy – Funds will provide new adaptive equipment for Hippotherapy for disabled children. Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy that utilizes the movement of horses. 

 

Jack discovered during his second year of teaching, his students were frustrated. Not only did the current approach for physics education require students to all be at a certain level to understand even discussing the concepts, students that were performing well if you glanced at their exam scores were also missing the why. Mr. Replinger saw this and knew his student's didn't want to do bad, he knew they wanted to understand and do well. There just wasn't a way to do that effectively and he came up with Positive Physics.

Positive Physics started with the mindset that any student could "learn and love physics." After a decade of iterations the curriculum had made improvements in Replinger's classroom. He then wanted to share it with the world. After speaking with some people, trying to see what it would take to get this into the hands of students and teachers, he was told he needed lots and lots of money. Along with a large team with expertise to make this vision a reality.

The automated Speed Safety Program will supplement existing traffic calming measures employed by Memphis police officers and will deploy digital camera systems to identify alleged violations. The 15 camera systems are installed on poles that are located near or adjacent to intersections in school zones and S- curves. Cameras will be active for the 30 minutes prior to school opening and 15 minutes after it has opened. The cameras will once again activate 15 minutes prior to school closing until 30 minutes after it has closed.

"We're proud to partner with the City on this important implementation," said Holly Cooper, General Manager, Public Safety Solutions, Conduent. "As an industry leader, our team is committed to giving cities like Memphis the latest technology and the tools they need to keep children and other citizens safe, particularly in school zones."

The 15 locations were selected by the city based on a scoring matrix that evaluated accident history and accident severity at approximately 350 locations and narrowed down to 30 locations for speed assessments. The 15 locations with the highest percentage of drivers operating above the posted speed limit were selected for initial deployment. The locations of the 15 cameras can be viewed here.

"Getting to and from school safely are two of the most critically important parts of the day for Shelby County Schools students," said Superintendent Dr. Joris M. Ray. "We are extremely grateful to partner with the City of Memphis and Conduent on Memphis' new Speed Safety Program as we encourage motorists to slow down in school zones and support increased public safety that will enhance protection for our children."

Conduent's DriveSafe system uses radar detection technology to accurately detect vehicles through the school zone or S curve. The precise speed of each vehicle is securely monitored to determine if the posted speed limit is exceeded.

Citation fees, which are determined by the City of Memphis, are $50 for each individual violation and failure to respond to the original notice will result in a $45 late fee.

Revenue generated from penalties and assessments associated with the implementation of this ordinance shall first be applied to all equipment, administrative, and associated processing costs. All excess revenues shall then be limited to the payment of costs associated with traffic and safety education programs and shall not be available for general government operating expenditures.

This safety program is pursuant to City of Memphis Ordinances 5108 and 5493 sections 21-80.

 

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Conduent's differentiated services and solutions improve experiences for millions of people every day, including two-thirds of all insured patients in the U.S., 11 million employees who use its HR Services, and nearly nine million people who travel through toll systems daily. Conduent's solutions deliver exceptional outcomes for its clients including $16 billion in medical bill savings, up to 40% efficiency increase in HR operations, and up to 40% improvement in processing costs, while driving higher end-user satisfaction. Learn more at www.conduent.com.

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Those images are often very negative but also very far from what participating in counseling is actually like. Commercials or TV shows often depict mental health professionals as eccentric, deranged, or aloof and uncaring themselves. TV also depicts people who seek services as "crazy" and none of this is the actual truth. The recent new Popeye's chicken sandwich commercial even got in on the deprecating therapy action!

While mental health services help people who have existing mental health diagnoses such as Bipolar Disorder and PTSD, counseling can also be useful to people who are simply experiencing life transitions such as moving, going to college or becoming an empty nester. Therapy can also be appropriate for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one, a relationship conflict, or even work stress.

Sometimes I wonder if people would feel more comfortable seeking services if counseling were called something else. Maybe it could just be called support because essentially that's what counseling is-additional support to assist people with life's challenges. As a Therapist, it bothers me that society considers it okay for people to get tutoring when they need help with math but it's not as socially acceptable for people to get help for their spirit, emotions, or mind.

In addition, a person hesitating to get help can compound the issues and stress the person is experiencing making things that much more difficult when he or she actually goes to therapy. Further, people who don't seek help when they need it can end up having health and medical issues as a consequence or even start having suicidal ideations.

Join Us for #NashvilleStrides

WHEN: Saturday, November 2
Check-In 630 a.m. | Walk 800 a.m.

WHERE: Nissan Stadium
1 Titans Way Nashville, TN

Join Us for #NashvilleStrides

WHEN: Saturday, November 2
Check-In 630 a.m. | Walk 800 a.m.

WHERE: Nissan Stadium
1 Titans Way Nashville, TN

Creators will play fun and popular games like Crazy Cookie Taste Test, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader™ as well as a never-before-seen game built specifically for the campaign from Scott Cawthon, the maker of the popular Five Nights At Freddy's video game series. The livestream will also feature a special guest appearance from former St. Jude patient, Miguel, who was treated for osteosarcoma as a teenager and now works at the fundraising organization for St. Jude.

Viewers can make donations to St. Jude anytime during the livestream, as The Game Theorists participate in fundraising challenges and announce special donation incentives.

"We are incredibly excited to partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this year and so thankful to our collaborators on YouTube who are partnering with us on the stream. Treating childhood cancer used to be considered a hopeless cause," said Stephanie Patrick of The Game Theorists. "But treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago."

"The doctors and researchers working in this field are the bravest, most dedicated out there and the children going through treatments deserve all the support in the world," said Matthew Patrick of The Game Theorists. "Our friends joining us on the stream and their audiences are some of the most generous and amazing people we know. If we can play a role in helping bring everyone together in a big way to support the kids at St. Jude, in our mind, there's no more deserving organization."

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This song sums up all the sentiments most of us grew up with and the warm and cozy feelings that come during the holidays, shared Bryan Wayne. Putting importance on the things that matter most has become a priority in my life, and just maybe this song will resonate with others who need to hear the message.

Bryan Wayne

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 This was on my Bucket List.  Most years, watching the fans all huddled together to either stay warm or dry or both, I think, “Maybe not!”.  So, you can imagine our excitement when some friends, in December mind you, invite us to join them and watch the parade from their hotel suite overlooking the parade route.  I mean, it was an immediate Yes! We booked our own hotel near Times Square and air and sit on our thumbs for the next eleven months awaiting the day.

Our friend’s suite was in the Warwick Hotel at 54th and 6th.  This is a little above our price range (ok, a lot above our price range), so we chose the Novotel nearby at 52nd and Broadway, just down the street from Times Square.  Turns out, we really liked the Novotel for price and location. It was very modern and a little quirky but also had an outdoor terrace looking down Broadway just a few blocks from Times Square. We highly recommend the Novotel.

What: 4th Annual Community Holiday Tea Party
When: Sat, December 7, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Whitehaven Community Center | 4318 Graceland Drive Memphis, TN 38116

 

It is first important to inquire about the invitation to determine how formal the tea party will be.

Dress codes may just be casual. Casual is a dress code which is somewhat informal but all are still expected to be well-dressed. This can mean anything from a dressy pair of pants and a nice shirt to a dress and heels. Feel free to express your own style!

Tea parties are a fun time to dress up, be sure to embrace the chance to wear your Sunday best. Patterns and florals, are very popular for a tea.

The customary attire for men, women, or children attending a tea party is semi-formal. Often times women and girls will wear hats, gloves and brightly colored suits or dresses. 

It's perfectly fine for  women to wear their hats at the table; however the gloves should be removed before the tea service begins. Men should remove their hats at the table. Traditional Tea Party don't allow black attire.

The No More Silence Holiday Tea Party is not your traditional tea party, we welcome all colored attire including black.

Avoid very short dresses, as a tea party is not the most appropriate occasion for a miniskirt. Tea-length dresses typically fall midway between the knee and the ankle, but just above or below the knee is also an acceptable look. 

For the Men, a well-tailored suit looks great and a tea party is a great occasion to wear one without looking overdressed.Try pairing a masculine suit with a pattern print or solid colored shirt with a tie in cheerful colors.

Consider wearing fun hats. If you’ve ever hoped for an opportunity to wear a big floppy hat, now’s the time! Ladies and gentlemen both traditionally wear hats to tea parties. Hats can range from elaborate wide-brimmed sun hats to simple cloches, a pretty fascinator or hair flower. Coordinate your hat or hair piece with your outfit. 

Women and girls may wear gloves for a more formal look.  This is a fun way to feel extra fancy as you’re going to tea. Gloves can be short or long, depending on how dressy you want them to be. Longer gloves are considered more formal.

Ladies hats and gloves are sold at your local beauty supply store. 

Women and girls should choose simple, elegant accessories. Accentuate your outfit without going overboard by choosing accessories like a pearl necklace or diamond studs. If you like, you can choose one statement piece, like a cocktail ring or a sparkly brooch, but keep the jewelry simple. Dress up a neutral shift dress with a long strand of pearls or a statement necklace and a simple pair of stud earrings.

Nice trousers makes for a more casual look. Trousers paired with dress shoes and a nice top are a timeless look that is appropriate for any tea party. For more formal occasions, choose trousers made from a luxe material like fine wool or chiffon.Trousers are versatile and can be worn with an Oxford shirt, a flowy blouse, a sweater set, or a structured top.

A skirt with a sweater paired makes for a  more classic look. A skirt and sweater set is an outfit that's appropriate for all ages. Pick a skirt that falls at or just below the knee. Dress up your look even more by pinning a sparkly brooch to your sweater. Get a more modern look by pairing a slim-fitting skirt with a cropped sweater and favorite heels. A floppy hat with a dramatic bow is a great compliment to this outfit.

A blazer or shawl is good to wear when the weather is cool.  A fitted blazer can dress up a pair of trousers or can add a nice touch to a dress, and the shawl is an elegant addition to any outfit.Wrapping a ultra-soft knit shawl around the shoulders will add a feminine touch to a wool dress. Wearing a blazer with a pair of ankle-length trousers and short boots will give a cool masculine style.

Dressy sandals or dressy closed-toe shoes are good too.  Choose a dressy pair of shoes that compliment your outfit. Open-toed shoes are acceptable during spring and summer, and closed-toe dress shoes are appropriate for any time of year. Do not wear casual shoes like tennis shoes or flip flops. A floral sun dress would pair well with a sun hat and wedges in the warmer weather. Show your personality! 

Be sure to choose an elegant hairstyle to accent your outfit.

Wear makeup if you like.  Put makeup on at a minimal with concealer, blush, mascara, neutral eyeshadows, and lipstick or lip gloss. Be You! Be Cute!

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In Memphis here are a few Local Non Profits doing amazing things. Check them out and consider make a donation or finding someway to give to them during this Season of Giving.

Merge Memphis

Hi! We are Keith and Sherry McClure, co-founders of Merge Memphis. We are both full-time nurses, trying to make a difference in our communities. Merge Memphis is a faith based 501c3 non-profit in Memphis, TN. We have a strong passion and are led to help those less fortunate.

Our Goal is simple, we’re working to feed hungry people. Whether at shelters, through family food box delivery, or in the streets. We help find homes for the homeless in conjunction with partners and clothe those who need clothing by supplying clothes for shelters and individual families in the greater Memphis area.
Website  |  Donate

Refuge Memphis

Founded in 2012, Refuge Memphis is a 501 ( c) 3 charity whose mission is to impart hope in time of need with food, clothing, emergency shelter, and educational pathways for individuals and families living in poverty in Shelby County, Tennessee.  Its programs are being unified to operate as Operation Reach Out. Operation Reach Out uses a three-phase approach, Reactionary, Corrective, and Preventive in nature.  All of which are designed to help break the cycles of generational poverty, crime, and social program dependence in Shelby County, TN.
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Madonna Learning Center

Madonna Learning Center provides a nurturing faith-based educational and social environment that empowers children and young adults with special needs to reach their full potential while offering support to their families.

Madonna Learning Center is committed to the belief that our children and young adults, regardless of their disability, can succeed and build vital academic, social and work-related foundations. Our goal is simple – to develop our students so they may be able to live independently and be valuable contributors to their community.
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Memphis Youth Symphony Program

The Memphis Youth Symphony Program provides quality music education and performance opportunities for a diverse student community. We aspire to foster musical growth and create a positive environment that cultivates lasting friendships and inspires the musical leaders of tomorrow. 
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Memphis Symphony Orchestra

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Robert Moody, strives to enrich the lives of our diverse community through exceptional music and dynamic programs. More than 400 musicians, staff and volunteers make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Chorus and the Memphis Symphony League, operating educational programs, organizing community engagement events and performing concerts. Find information about all upcoming performances, ticket purchases, special events, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s involvement in the Memphis community.
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Memphis Jazz Workshop

Under the artistic direction of founder Stephen M. Lee, Memphis Jazz Workshop is a non-profit organization committed to cultivating young musicians by providing learning and performance opportunities with professional artists while embracing Jazz as our regional art form. Memphis Jazz Workshop was formed under the umbrella of LeeJazzOmega, Inc.
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Step By Step MS

Our Mission is to empower, equip improve and support the quality of lift through advocacy and education for all affected by Multiple Sclerosis directly and indirectly. The goal is to provide tips and features on Diet & Recipes, Fitness & Exercise, Work & Travel, Mental & Emotional Health, plus helpful things you can do around the home.
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Girl Scouts Heart of the South

We're 2.5 million strong—1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
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Indie Memphis

Rooted in our city's unique creative legacy, Indie Memphis -- through diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and ongoing efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences -- connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film.

An ArtsMemphis supported 501(c)3 non-profit and silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Website | Donate


No More Silence Foundation

A movement created by a Memphian name LaTrossica Wilson to help inspire victims of child- incest rape to SPEAK OUT early. As a victim of child- incest rape LaTrossica is taking a stand and speaking out about her attacks. Her hope is bring awareness to this horrible crime so that other children and families can get the help they need sooner than later.
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About Brennan Villines

After years of searching, Brennan Villines has finally found his voice.

It seems like a ridiculous thing to say about a vocalist as talented as Villines – you could spend pages listing awards, accolades, stages where he’s performed. And it would still seem ridiculous even if you could move past his musical resume – a list of accomplishments that began when he was a young piano prodigy – and focus on the vivacious, seemingly unflappable artist, the charismatic one-time frontman of an 80s cover band called Rockasaurus Rex.

But even Brennan wasn’t always aware that he was still searching.

From a tiny town in western Kentucky, Brennan left home to attend the University of Memphis on a full-ride music scholarship. A classically trained pianist, he didn’t always consider himself a singer – far from it, in fact – but in college something started to change. He formed The Brennan Villines Trio. He found jazz, found musical friends, found collaboration and challenges. He found himself on stage, in the classroom, and perhaps most of all in the living room of an old mansion-turned-bar in Victorian Village where he began a weeknight residency.

“Back where I grew up, there was no jazz jam thing,” Brennan says. “There was no place I could just go and play – there was nobody to teach me, except for classical or maybe pop piano. It was all musical theater or church music. You try to find some soul out of that, at a Baptist church. So in college, this opportunity comes up at the Mollie Fontaine Lounge and I just loved it. That’s when I really started coming into my voice. I’ve always loved jazz and soul, and that was where I started developing the tonality and chops I have today.”

But for all that he’d found, Brennan was about to lose himself. In the best way – falling in love – and the worst – the toxic relationship ultimately left him sifting through rubble, discovering that in its aftermath he was battling a drug addiction and HIV positive.

“I think it was ‘Hand to Hold,’” Brennan says. He’s talking about the first song he ever wrote, in the days immediately following his break-up and in the depths of his addiction. “I was high when I wrote some of these songs, and it’s kind of heartbreaking. But maybe that’s what I needed to be able to write then, to express those feelings, because now I’ve gained this confidence as a songwriter – I can just sit down and it flows out of me.”

When he describes this period in his life now, Brennan can appear almost nonchalant – but don’t let it fool you. When he talks about those days, those months, that year, you can see something in his eyes. He’s on the other side, but the journey changed him. He went to rehab. He got clean. He came clean. He grew up.

He found his voice.

“I don’t think I ever cried about it,” he says. “Because what can you do? It’s really just a relief to be out of that relationship and to know my status and to know myself on the other side of it. It made me grow up in every sense of the word. I know what I want now.”

Fittingly, in 2015, Brennan Villines released Free, his debut solo album. The songs on the record represent the heartbreak of the last few years, but also the triumph. The title is precise and perfect: a statement on the present and future, a release from the past.

What changed? Brennan says he’s finally learned to say no. He’s learned to value himself. And the demand is there – he’s performing 5 nights a week in Memphis these days, including that residency in Victorian Village at Mollie Fontaine Lounge. If you believe the stories, the old mansion is haunted by a ghost named Mary. As for Brennan – his ghosts are long gone.

Free is available now via all major digital retailers.

Learn more and get the music of Brennan Villines

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She moved to the Bluff City nine years ago for a job with ArtsMemphis, not expecting to stay forever. But she discovered a buffet of artistry here. She fell in love with the city and its talent.

Now Rouse, today ArtsMemphis president and CEO, fills her days and nights with the arts. Arts meetings. Arts fundraisers. Arts openings. No opportunity to cheer, to support, to promote the arts is too small. She told a ladies garden club recently, “Don’t ever let anyone tell you there’s nothing to do here. There’s constantly something happening in Memphis.”

ArtsMemphis, a nonprofit organization formerly known as Memphis Arts Council, has been an advocate for the arts 50 years. This year, ArtsMemphis awarded grants totaling $3 million to about 60 organizations and six individuals. It also mentors organizations and helps with business and fundraising plans.

Ken left Skillet in 1999 to build Visible Music College, an accredited, bachelor degree granting institution of higher education in music, music production, and music business for artists, musicians, worship leaders, audio technicians, music business professionals, and ministry bands (see www.visible.edu).

After having spent years leading and training worship teams and bands, earning a Master of Music in Composition and BFA in Commercial Music – Recording Technology at the University of Memphis, touring as a Dove Award-nominated songwriter/musician, and working in management as well as marketing within the music industry, Ken received his Doctorate in Sociological Research at Oxford Graduate School.

Ken also presides over Madison Line Records, a non-profit record label, which facilitates and supports regional music groups into the modern church and to the mainstream media through quality recordings, concert promotion, artist development, and internet marketing. Ken writes and performs with his three-piece modern rock band, “the beep”.

Ken is a 2013 Visionary Award winner, presented by the Downtown Memphis Commission and a 2016 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Community Service Award winner.

Ken is happily married to his wife Joy and they have two musical sons, Freedman and Skye.

A native Memphian, Peter Abell was born into a family of musicians. His father was in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, his mother was a trained pianist and his sister, a violinist.

“Music never really stuck with me,” Abell says. “I was more into sports and was sort of the black sheep of my musical family and played basketball.”

Abell attended White Station High School and later the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He returned to Memphis and started his career in the nonprofit world, working with the Boy Scouts of America.

After earning a master’s degree from the University of Memphis in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management, Abell worked with Youth Villages from 2004-2012. From there, he became executive director of Books from Birth, Dolly Parton’s literacy charity, which is now merged with the programs of Porter-Leath.

Despite not being an avid musician himself, he has found himself immersed in the arts culture of Memphis as president and CEO of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra since 2017.

“I made a leap of faith into the arts world last summer with the Memphis Symphony,” Abell said.

“To me the greatest value of the symphony is the musicians who make it up,” he said. “We’re a resident orchestra of 75 people—we are Memphis’s symphony.”

Every musician in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, which performs in the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, lives in Memphis and not only contributes to the ensemble but to other aspects of the community as well.

“Many of the musicians are arts collaborators and teachers. They are part of the fabric of the arts of Memphis and bring a lot to the community,” he said.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra has partnerships with Soulsville and FedEx to engage the community in mutually-beneficial activities including receptions, mentoring and work presentations.

When asked about the future of Memphis, Abell points out how well he thinks things are going.

“You hear cliché things about being on the cusp of something great, but I firmly believe that,” he said. I think we have a very authentic community and a lot of people working hard to make sure everyone gets to be a part of it.”

Outside of his career, Abell is involved in his church as well as with the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife Jessica, who is chaplain of St. George’s Independent School, have two children, Amos and Molly.

“I think that’s the key why Memphis is a unique community — it’s because we’re all in this together. The city has been through a lot, and I’m just very proud of where the city is.”

Congratulations Peter for making our community a better place for all.

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About Ed Harris Jewelry

It has always been a future goal of mine to join the family business and keep it alive and well for generations to come. My mother has years of experience and has owned her own shop for a long time in Memphis, and I can proudly say that I have learned from the best. We have access to a massive inventory that includes everything from designer watches, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings in platinum, white and yellow gold, tungsten, titanium, and silver. Come by and I will be happy to give you a tour of our impressive showroom. Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, or a thoughtful gift from the heart calls for something elegant and unique. I will be happy to help you in your search, while providing the best quality and the best prices.

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555 PERKINS EXTD 4TH FLOOR, Memphis, TN 38117

A fun musical interpretation of a story presented FREE OF CHARGE in your school by a small ensemble from the MSO during the school day OR in the evening – invite parents!

School Tunes and Tales are storybook concerts with musical animation that  introduce instruments of the orchestra and promotes reading and comprehension.  School Tunes & Tales are typically presented at Family Nights, Literacy Nights and other in-school activities that support Title I compliance and 3rd Grade reading proficiency. Performances are available to schools throughout Shelby County. 

For more information or to schedule your School's Tunes & Tales please contact Erin Kaste. 

Erin Kaste

(901) 779 - 7834

erin.kaste@memphissymphony.org

See below for open dates. Call or email Erin Kaste today to schedule a Tunes & Tales for your school! You can also Download the Flyer Here

2019-20 Available dates (first come, first served)

EVENING PERFORMANCES:

Sept 20,  Sept 24,  Sept 25,  Oct 9,  Oct 10

Jan 7,  Jan 8,  Jan 21,  Jan 22,  Feb 4,  Feb 5,  Feb 7,  Feb 13

Mar 4,  Mar 5,  Mar 6,  Mar 31,  Apr 1,  Apr 2,  Apr 3,  Apr 14,  Apr 15,  Apr 16,  Apr 17

Apr 28,  Apr 29,  Apr 30,  May 5,  May 6,  May 7

 

DAYTIME PERFORMANCES (any time after 10:00):

Sep 19,  Sept 20,  Sept 24,  Sept 25,  Sept 26,  Oct 3,  Oct 8,  Oct 10,  Oct 11

 Jan 7,  Jan 8,  Jan 9,  Jan 10,  Jan 21,  Jan 22,  Jan 24,  Jan 29,  Jan 31,  Feb 4,  Feb 5

  Mar 4,  Mar 5,  Mar 6,  Mar 31,  Apr 1,  Apr 2,  Apr 3,  Apr 14, Apr 15, Apr 16, Apr 17

Apr 28,  Apr 29,  May 5,  May 6,  May 7,  May 8

Dear Jennifer,

Online dating is totally overwhelming. There are so many people to shift and filter through. I have a few guys who want to go on dates with me, but it seems like every choice is a coin toss. I’m open to finding love, but I don’t want to waste my time. How can I be certain that I am making the right choice when meeting people online?

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Helpfran

Dear Jennifer,

Online dating is totally overwhelming. There are so many people to shift and filter through. I have a few guys who want to go on dates with me, but it seems like every choice is a coin toss. I’m open to finding love, but I don’t want to waste my time. How can I be certain that I am making the right choice when meeting people online?

Signed,

Helpfran

Behind the Scenes with Forrest Spence Fund and Absolute Moving Service!

Kalena Bovell shares her thoughts of the Black Nativity scene

I experienced my first Magic of Memphis this past weekend conducting several works including the well-received Black Nativity segment. This segment was a collaborative effort that combined the forces of Hattiloo Theater, SubRoy Dance Company and the Stax Music Academy choir. 

Because of this collaboration, I was introduced to the talented students from the Stax Music Academy. I had the pleasure of working with them the Monday prior to the first Memphis Symphony Orchestra rehearsal and was completely blown away by their level of preparation, professionalism, dedication and their joy for singing. Their energy was infectious and it definitely showed during every performance. Also because of this collaboration, I became aware of Subroy Dance Company which exists solely to prepare and motivate the professionally minded young performer. These young girls were the embodiment of Memphis Culture, a strong representation of determination shining a spotlight on Jookin, the Memphis born street dance. All of this however, would not have come to fruition without the cast of Hattiloo Theater giving life, rhythm and cadence to Langston Hughes’s words.

Being part of the Magic of Memphis 2019 was incredibly special because there was a representation of diversity not normally seen in classical music and we got to bring that diversity to a wide array of audiences. I felt honored to be part of the Black Nativity Segment alongside my colleagues and look forward to what next years Magic of Memphis will bring. 

 

Focused on innovative and cutting-edge strategies that improve health care quality while lowering costs, ASCEND will host the leaders of independent benefits agencies for three days of strategic business planning, industry insights, collaboration, networking and disruption of the Status Quo.

To demonstrate exactly how agency leaders can innovate, disrupt, and impact, ASCEND speakers – featuring ABC's Shark Tank, Cleveland Clinic, American Airlines, Mayo Clinic, Hallmark, Praxair, Ault International Medical Management and Chief Executive magazine - will share their life lessons and expertise with attendees.

For the first time in ASCEND history, the program provides an exclusive peek into the mindset, goals, and perspectives of top CEOs and HR leaders at successful and well-known organizations, including a panel moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive Magazine with CEOs leaning into healthcare to control and manage their health spend.

Headliner keynote speaker Daymond John is the Founder and CEO of global fashion brand FUBU, star of ABC's Shark Tank, and the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. New York Times best-selling author, John embodies the American Dream, from his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in product sales.

"I'm looking forward to meeting the advisers and healthcare strategists at ASCEND 2020," said Daymond. "In the spirit of innovation and disruption, I'm excited to share my hands-on business experience and strategies to help agency owners achieve financial success."

Also joining the conference is the Director of the Value Institute for Health and Care at the University of Texas and Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, an organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety. With the rising demand for hospital price transparency, Binder will share findings from Leapfrog's just-released Hospital Safety Grades report.

Meet Kerry Jackson
Lead Advisor and Director of Client Services

901-767-0668 ext. 2   |   kerry@fishandassociates.com

You could say that a career in financial planning chose Kerry, instead of the other way around. She anticipated a career in film but after completing her degree at University of Toronto, she wanted more out of life. Driven by her passion for helping people alleviate anxiety and uncertainty, she fell in love with integrated financial planning. In her words, financial planning “doesn’t feel like a job, it just feels like exactly what I am supposed to do. And I love it!” Since joining the firm in 2010, Kerry has taken after the example of her mother, Kathy, and become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, holding her Series 7 (General Securities) Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law) and TN insurance licenses.

As the Lead Advisor and Director of Client Services, Kerry manages the day-to-day tasks of financial planning while overseeing the client service staff. She specializes in serving the firm’s young professional clients, providing them with financial planning services and investment guidance.

Kerry has lived in Memphis her entire life and considers it an honor to serve the community she loves so dearly. In her free time, she is serving another kind of client: ones with four legs and fur! Kerry is a dedicated advocate for animals, volunteering at local animal rescue groups and even taking in an occasional foster to spend some quality time with her dogs Emmy and Elliott.

Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS), an affiliate of Kestra IS. Fish & Associates is not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra AS.This material was created to provide accurate and reliable information on the subjects covered but should not be regarded as a complete analysis of these subjects. It is not intended to provide specific legal, tax or other professional advice. The services of an appropriate professional should be sought regarding your individual situation.

Meet Kathy Fish
President and Senior Advisor

901-767-0668   |   kathy@fishandassociates.com

“Live life on purpose.” That’s the mission of Kathy Fish, President and Senior Advisor at Fish and Associates. She established the firm in 1992 with an unshakeable belief that “with discipline and a plan, you can do anything you set out to do.”

Kathy will help you craft a truly customized financial plan that takes into account much more than your monetary assets. Her approach and the culture she has exemplified at the firm is “a return on life, not just a return on your investment.” A gifted communicator, Kathy helps break down complex ideas to educate people and help them gain control of their finances and future, no matter what it may hold.

Kathy received an MBA from the University of Memphis and has several professional designations. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional as well as a Chartered Life underwriter and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. Kathy has repeatedly been featured in the Memphis Business Journal as one of the top financial planners in the community. While her dedication to continuing education makes her valuable to clients, what speaks volumes is the staying power of her firm: a Memphis fixture for more than 25 years.

Her love for the city of Memphis stretches into her free time. She serves as a board member for multiple nonprofits including Choices, Playback Memphis, and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change She also is an ambassador for the Baptist College of Health Sciences. When Kathy isn’t serving others, you may find her in a warrior pose (she loves yoga) or biking with her husband.

 

Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS), an affiliate of Kestra IS. Fish & Associates is not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra AS.This material was created to provide accurate and reliable information on the subjects covered but should not be regarded as a complete analysis of these subjects. It is not intended to provide specific legal, tax or other professional advice. The services of an appropriate professional should be sought regarding your individual situation.
 

Hutchison School, in partnership with Memphis Jazz Workshop, will be offering a new Jazz Ensemble for girls in the Memphis community in grades 7-12.

The Memphis Jazz Workshop’s instrumental music curriculum is designed to introduce, teach and inspire students beyond the limits of the standard school music curriculum. There is strong emphasis placed in the following areas: private and group instruction, sectional and ensemble rehearsals involving all instruments. Instruction in music theory, jazz theory, developing improvisational techniques and basic composition can be made available to interested students. All levels of instruction is based on the students interest and ability. The Memphis Jazz Workshop strives to provide an opportunity for the specific creative needs of all students. Register for the Girls Jazz Ensemble through the Center for Excellence at Hutchison at cfe.hutchisonshool.org.

 

date/time: Thursdays, January 23-April 16 (no class 3/12) from 4:00-6:00 pm

instructor: Memphis Jazz Workshop Musicians

location: Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road

cost: $358

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About Dr. Damour’s new book Under Pressure:

Though anxiety has risen among teens and young adults overall, studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls.  Research finds that the number of girls who often felt nervous, worried, or fearful has jumped 55 percent from 2009 to 2014 while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in girls, Dr. Damour has witnessed this rising tide of stress and anxiety in her own research, in private practice, and in the all-girls’ school where she consults.  She knew this has to be the topic of her new book. Under Pressure starts by addressing that facts about psychological tension.  She explains the surprising and under value of stress and anxiety: that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones, and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe.  When we emphasize the benefits of stress and anxiety, we help our daughters take them in stride. Dr. Damour offers solutions to the emotional overload to the tensions that take hold in the many facets of the girls’ lives: interactions at home, pressures at school, social anxiety, social media.

After running three successful Spring Camps in 2017, 2018 and 2019 The No More Silence Spring Art Camp returns with a camp for ages 4-12 year old. This five day event will be held at The No More Silence Foundation located at 3865 Winchester Rd Suite 6 Memphis, TN 38118.  We will have a team of  professional volunteers who are actively involved in the community working hard to build better leaders in our city. We value diversity and believe that young people should enjoy being young while learning skills that they could take into their adulthood.

We encourage parents to sign up NOW and not wait til the last minute struggling to find a fun, educational, none competitive, and safe atmosphere for their children while they work. 5 camp scholarships will be granted to the first five parents to register their child by Friday, February 28, 2020. 
 

No More Silence Foundation is Proudly Sponsored by Power Ministers and The Lucchesi CPA Firm.

About No More Silence Foundation:

No More Silence Foundation was founded with the intent to provide coping mechanisms through the arts using educational strategies to help with healing from sexual abuse trauma in multipurpose ways.  We use a variety of art related programs aimed at targeting prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.  The programs we offer help to assist victims and none victims in gaining self-esteem, better literacy, rebuilding families, and understanding the steps in preventing sexual violence.

 

It’s time to celebrate, "50 Years of Miracles”, at Madonna Learning Center! Join us for, "A Red Carpet Affair, 50 Golden Years of Madonna Learning Center". The 2020 Gala will be held Saturday, February 29th, East Memphis Hilton. Buy your tickets or sign up for a sponsorship today! Seats are filling fast and you don't want to miss this great time with MLC friends and family as we raise funds to support the programs that empower our students and trainees to meet their full potential.

Included in the price of admission is all food, beer, wine, music by the Soul Shockers, dancing, and access to bid on over 300 items in the silent and live auctions. 

 

Advance tickets are $125. One week before the event, the ticket price increases to $150.

Liquor may be purchased by the drink at the event. 

Tickets and more information can be found ahttp://mlc.givesmart.com 

Call or email for questions or information, 901-752-5767, croberts@madonna-learning.org. 

Please note, open seating will be available on a first come first serve basis for general admission tickets. Sponsors will have reserved tables.

Don't miss our, "Cheers to Fifty Years," champagne toast during our live auction. "Buy it Now", and receive commemorative 50th anniversary champagne glasses, champagne, and ice bucket when you arrive. ** Limited supply** www.mlc.givesmart.com

Must be 21 or older to attend

 

You Don't Want to Miss a Madonna Learning Center Party

Date And Time
Tue, February 11, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

Location
Crescent Club
6075 Poplar Avenue
Suite 909
Memphis, TN 38119

Kids from ages 3 and up showed up at the Cordova Branch of the Memphis Public Libraries for  Tunes and Tales.  Sharon Evrard was the storyteller for the morning and five orchestra members from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra assisted in the storytelling with their musical accompaniment to her reading.  The library quickly filled up with happy and excited kids who could wait for the excitement to get started.

 

Once the music was over, Sharon helped the kids make crowns that they could wear home.  Many of the kids stayed to find more books to read.  My daughter who is almost 12, decided she wanted to stay at the library and do homework.

 

Collaborations Make Memphis Better!

Every weekend something is going on at the Memphis Public Libraries.  The goal is to expand the world of local children by exposing them to #BeAmazing organizations and local talent like that of the  Memphis Symphony Orchestra.  If you haven't added the  Public Libraries as one of your frequent destinations for your family, you are missing out.

 

These types of collaborations bring our city closer together and they truly enrich the lives of our local youth.  I would encourage local business owners and non profit organizations to look for ways to work together and for ways to enhance our great city.

 

About the Cordova Brand of the Public Libraries

The Cordova Library was opened in the late 1980s under the direction of Judith A. Drescher, the first female library director in Memphis. The spacious branch bursts with a variety of programs from multilingual storytimes and classic film showings to English classes and music lessons. 

 

About the Memphis Symphony Orchestra  

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Robert Moody, strives to transform our community through the power of music. More than 400 musicians, staff and volunteers make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Chorus and the Memphis Symphony League, operating educational programs, organizing community engagement events and performing concerts. Find information about all upcoming performances, watch videos from select concerts, get details on the Symphony’s involvement in the Memphis community, and find out how to support MSO by visiting www.memphissymphony.org.

Gymnastics carries benefits for both your body and mind and is a great way to stay fit and even fight off a wide range of diseases. Once you can recognize the health benefits of gymnastics, you can create the routine that makes the most sense for you and your health goals. Here are a few advantages of gymnastics and how it can turn you into the healthiest person you've ever been.

Here are 7 benefits of gymnastics and how it can help improve your health:

Increased Flexibility
As you engage in gymnastics, you condition your muscles to be more flexible. Not only can this benefit you while you do gymnastics itself, but it also limbers you up so that you can help reduce the risk of injury. It also gives you more control over your body during your routines.

Bone Health
Weight-bearing exercise benefits your bones because it helps them stay in shape and prevents brittleness. Women in particular experience a loss of bone mass as they get older, so engaging in weight-bearing moves from a young age can help preserve bone density and keep women from developing the bone disorders that sometimes come with age.

Burn Calories and Work Your Muscles
Gymnastics helps you burn calories as you go through your routines and also tones and builds muscles. This is because you are getting your heart rate going and engaging the muscles in your arms, legs, back, shoulders, abs and back. Gymnasts have the potential to be very lean and slim when they stick with a regular routine.

Disease Prevention
Because gymnastics helps promote a healthy body, adding it to your routine can help ward off a range of diseases. Experts say that this includes heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. A regular and consistent routine is the best way to reap the rewards that gymnastics has to offer.

Build Personal Discipline
By nature, an activity like gymnastics requires a lot of self-discipline because it isn't always an easy endeavor. You will have to be diligent about getting to class and practicing and sometimes working through pain and discomfort. This will increase the longer you practice gymnastics.

Get Stronger
Because you have to use your muscles to such a large degree while doing gymnastics, the sport will definitely make you stronger. You will notice that your muscles begin to gain more definition and tone and that you find it easier and easier to do moves that were hard when you were just starting out. This strength benefits other parts of your life as it makes you strong enough to carry large bags of groceries, your kids and other heavy things.

Gain Greater Coordination
Gymnastics requires a certain amount of coordination to help you perform the moves properly and without risk of injury. As you continue with gymnastics, you will likely notice that your natural coordination improves as you learn new skills and techniques.

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Despite staffing a U.S. Senator during the Obama years, I’m not overtly political. Not these days.  Although, Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy haunts me now.  Before I moved to New York City, I spent seven weeks selling photos of Dr. King taken by his last personal photographer, the late Dr. Ernest C. Withers.

It was electrifying. 

Walking through Dr. Withers’ last working studio was like touching history every morning.  Revisiting painstaking moments, forever etched into the book of courage.  Imagine overlooking images of Dr. King standing in front of a 1960’s KFC in the backwoods of Mississippi, over your shoulder…

...next to photos of Aretha Franklin and Tent City.

As Dr. Withers’ favorite saying goes, “the pictures tell the story”.  Hundreds of shanty towns in post-bellum southern counties-that was Tent City-for those bold enough to register to vote, disenfranchised, and exiled.  Tent City’s story is telling and why I’m encouraging everyone to visit Mother AME Zion in Central Harlem and support Rev. Stephen Green (Phd pending) on MLK Day today at 11 a.m.  

James Meredith was a black scholar who integrated Ole Miss. 

For most law schools’ constitutional law courses, it’s regular case reading.  James sought to prove (with Dr. King) that a black man could walk 225 miles from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi without being harassed, along the way.  

Peace walking.  That was the message.  He made it barely 10 miles before landing on the other side of a blow to the head.  America is 225+ years old, with its own growing pains.

 

1. That’s where Reverend Stephen A. Green comes in. 

I’ve known Stephen since 11th grade (that’s 11 years).  Green’s message has always inspired me, insisting that we’re closer to realizing Martin’s dream than we think.  Tomorrow’s meditation will speak on what it means to get to the quintessential promised land in 2020.

 

2.  Mother AME Zion Church is the oldest black institution in North America.

Fredrick Douglas, Hariett Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Madame CJ Walker are counted in its members.  It’s nickname is the “Church of Black Liberation”.  

So, where does Morehouse College come in?  I’m a Howard man, but this post isn’t about college or scholarship. 

 

3.  Dr. King graduated from Morehouse College, which shaped his philosophical aesthetic and its halls continues to train global thought leaders like Reverend Stephen A. Green. 

Rev. Green follows a long line of preachers, although his style is so authentically millennial his outspoken hot takes have landed him on CNN and marching next to presidential candidates and world class diplomats. 

 

4.  Our past has some cool stories, not just mourning.

For example, today we learned that Mother AME Zion members helped to found the African country of Liberia.  The most gripping details of this naval journey actually came from the voyage itself, which almost didn’t happen.  In fact, next month, an international audience will descend on Harlem to remember the first 80 passengers bound for Liberia from America (an unprecedented move), a choice made with a proverbial gun to the head, 200 years ago to the day.   Daring at freedom and life in Africa, these 80 were ground to a halt when the Hudson and East Rivers froze over suddenly in January 1820.  For these 19th century passengers, freezing to death would have been expected.  A likely outcome, and a two-year old toddler didn’t make the voyage. Freezing to death, with an honorable Mother AME Zion burial service.  However, the 3 Mother AME Zion members on board that starliner leaned on our church, Mother AME Zion, to house them until the ice broke in February, opening up the Atlantic for their one way trip to paradise.

 

You may not be expecting a lot out of your Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, and I understand that.

I didn’t for the longest time either.  However, now I look forward to it.

 

5.  It took years to codify King Day. 

The story of how MLK Day became a federal holiday is a cherish one.  If you don’t know it. Attend Rev. Green’s meditation 01.20.20 at 11 a.m.  See you there!

 

Join Mother AME Zion as it launches a young Morehouse brother’s career in Harlem to a rapt audience. 



 

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"After debuting on the Inc. 5000 list last year, our team is thrilled to be recognized again this year on the distinguished list," said Shannon Litton, President and CEO of 5by5 Agency. "We talk a lot about having a 'double bottom line,' measuring both revenue and impact. While Inc. Magazine creates these rankings based purely on revenue growth, we know that every single dollar accounted for in that growth represents untold numbers of changed lives, communities and realities through the work our clients do, day in and day out. That's really the cause for this celebration. Our success is our client's success, and we're honored to be in the change-making business with them." Litton continued: "We're also excited to be listed alongside our high-performing neighbors in Middle Tennessee such as Freightwise and Michael Hyatt & Company. These companies, in a variety of industries, demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit of this incredible city where we are headquartered, and spurs us on to continued growth and even loftier goals for 2020." The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. To produce the list, Inc. reviewed revenue growth from 2015 to 2018 and ranked companies according to percentage revenue growth during that same time period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. "The companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success," says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. "There's no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities. In addition to ranking No. 1684 on the list, 5by5 Agency also comes in at No.9 in Nashville's Fastest Growing Companies and No. 25 in Tennessee's Fastest Growing Companies. Working with clients such as the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Rescue Mission, Brentwood Academy, Show Hope and more, the agency helps change makers deliver messages with undeniable reach, clarity and results.

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The sweepstakes will stop accepting entries on Dec. 30. Pie Five will announce the next Pizza Passport flavor in October, so stay tuned by joining the Circle of Crust and using the app.

Pie Five's fast-casual concept provides guests with a fully customizable experience from start to finish. With more than 30 fresh toppings, six savory sauces and five crust choices, there's a delicious pairing to match every guest's preference. In addition to offering low-carb Cauliflower Crust, Pie Five accommodates dietary restrictions with its gluten-free crust and vegan cheese options. For more information on Pie Five's locations, please visit the Pie Five location finder. Connect with Pie Five on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Certified Piedmontese beef comes from the unique Piedmontese breed of cattle that hails from northern Italy and is known for producing exceptionally tender beef that's naturally higher in protein and lower in fat and calories compared to other breeds. Certified Piedmontese raises Piedmontese cattle on family ranches across the Great Plains and produces beef that's source-verified and verified all-natural through IMI Global—an accredited, independent source for third-party verification of food production practices.

Certified Piedmontese's product—a responsibly-raised, exceptionally tender, healthier beef from a unique breed of cattle available for online purchase with direct-to-door shipping—is incredibly uncommon in the industry.

The Glenlivet has always done things differently, and after 195 years of whisky making the brand is disrupting the category by introducing the first single malt Scotch whisky to be selectively finished in ex-Cognac casks with The Glenlivet 14 Year Old. The innovative liquid was designed to turn the tables on whisky tropes and recruit the next generation of brown spirit sippers to experience single malt Scotch whisky through modern packaging, bold influencer partners and disruptive activations that celebrate the bold, non-traditional flavor profile and palate.

With the help of Prabal Gurung and NYFW: The Shows, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old is bringing that same bold spirit to New York City and beyond with exclusive events, pop-ups and its custom co-designed Prabal Gurung x The Glenlivet flask & flask bag commemorating the launch of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old. In addition to these NYFW events, The Glenlivet will be extending its influence within the fashion, gourmet food, and cultural scenes across the United States with its mobile experiential "Drop Shop" giving patrons access to unique experiential integrations featuring 14 Year Old and tasting opportunities – from signature cocktails to ice cream and whisky creations.   

The 14 Year Old expression, non-traditional partnerships and creative activations are aimed at transforming perceptions of single malt Scotch whisky while making The Glenlivet a more contemporary, versatile and approachable liquid, whether sipping the liquid neat or savoring in a new, favorite cocktail.

"The launch of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, with our NYFW: The Shows sponsorship and collaboration with Prabal Gurung, is the latest proof point of how our brand continues to open up the whisky category," said Shefali Murdia, Director, Brand Engagement, The Glenlivet. "By bringing a new taste palate and working with unique partners, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old is inviting consumers to rethink the old world of Scotch whisky."

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As the official spirit sponsor of NYFW: The Shows, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old is giving a taste of the new liquid with a variety of interactive experiences throughout NYC aimed at educating, inspiring and delighting whisky enthusiasts and new drinkers alike.

During Sept. 5-11, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old will be popping up and dropping down throughout the city, including:

  • The Glenlivet Drop Shop – designed with the aesthetic of a sleek, mobile airstream, The Glenlivet Drop Shop will offer visitors the opportunity to sample The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, customize premium T-shirts and get a first look at items from the brand's collaboration with Prabal Gurung.
  • Happy Hours at NYFW: The Shows – The Glenlivet 14 Year Old will be on display throughout the week at NYFW, featuring creative cocktails with unexpected ingredients.
  • SoHo Sip and Shop – in-store brand activations at luxury retailers will allow consumers to meet & experience the brand.
    • Saturday, Sept. 7:
      • NARS Prince Street, 124 Prince St., 1-6 p.m.
      • Theory SoHo, 47 Greene St., 12-6 p.m.
      • Theory Meatpacking, 40 Gansevoort St., 12-6 p.m.
      • Theory Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards (Level 1, Suite 128A), 12-6 p.m.
      • Versace Fifth Avenue, 647 5th Ave., 4-6 p.m.
      • Alice + Olivia SoHo, 98 Greene St., 1-6p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 8:
      • NARS Prince Street, 124 Prince St., 1-6 p.m.
      • Alice + Olivia SoHo, 98 Greene St., 1-4 p.m.
  • NYFW: The Talks – The Glenlivet will participate in the season's NYFW: The Talks series at Spring Studios, presenting a curated conversation around fashion and inclusivity, ending with a toast of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old to a more diverse and inclusive NYFW.

"We're wrapping up a successful year for our organization, and we're asking our friends and neighbors to consider us when making charitable donations on #GivingTuesday," said Lindsey Boerner, SoMa 501 President. "All of our activities have a purpose of improving our area through economic development and there is a cost associated with all of the activities.  We need monetary help in order to continue with the projects that make SoMa Little Rock exciting and economically viable.”   

In 2019, Soma 501 hosted a successful Mardi Gras Parade, started the SoMa After Dark series, and completed three grant projects to improve the streetscape of south Main. In order to increase impact, the organization also hired Executive Director, Nate Kennedy.  Nate is looking forward to a successful and challenging 2020.  

“We look forward to our continued growth where we can encourage a vibrant and diverse South Main Street where residents, local businesses, and visitors alike feel welcome, full of opportunity, and engaged in the community,” Kennedy said.  “Anyone who gives to SoMa 501 will see a direct impact from their donation in the SoMa area in the coming year.”

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Earlier this year, SweeTARTS launched a new marketing campaign called "Be Both," celebrating the multi-dimensionality of its products, and its Gen Z brand fans who live unapologetically colorful lives. The new campaign champions Gen Z and their desire to reject one-dimensional definitions of identity, by celebrating their passions, expressions and tastes, and connecting this back to the brand's multitude of colliding flavors, textures and forms.

"SweeTARTS candies are never just one thing – they are long and short, flat and round, chewy and hard, sweet and tart. Our brand embraces surprising mash-ups, and embodies the idea of duality, just like Gen Z," said Ashley Incarnato, SweeTARTS Senior Brand Manager at Ferrara Candy Company. "SweeTARTS is thrilled to be collaborating with Christian Siriano to create a visual representation of "Be Both" because of his unique talent rejecting one-dimensional definitions in fashion, a key passion point for our core audience."

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Visit https://discovercaliforniawines.com/california-wine-month to view maps and descriptions of nearly 100 California Wine Month events, searchable by wine region, or download the complete list of winery events here.

Some highlights of regional events with multiple wineries include:

The motivation for BFREE started with trying to get Darrell’s (founder of BFREE CBD) mom her quality of life back. She was suffering from Paget’s disease and going to and from appointments just shouldn’t be the highlight of anyone’s day. They tried traditional medications, infusions, and even acupuncture but her pain from the skull enlargement due to the disease just wasn’t showing improvement.

Barbara, Darrell’s mom, started with a three dose regimen of CBD oils after the family asked her to try it multiple times. She was afraid of the stigma that was around anything cannabis related. Society perceptions and her religious environment were not sources of support initially. Her son Darrell was adamant they would perfect the dosage and quality of the product. Once he saw her pain levels getting back down to being manageable through experimenting with the concentration, dosage, and strains BFREE set out to do more. The company set out to not only to reduce pain and anxiety for individuals who need it, but a lifestyle that promotes health and well-being so that everyone’s quality of life can be improved.

BFREE CBD prides itself it finding the best growers and strains to invest into and create a product that the founder would recommend his mom. Building something that you want literally want everyone to use, including your mom, is something not a lot of companies can say.

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The alignment with Shaq, coupled with a $20 million investment last year, including $15 million invested by Keurig Dr Pepper, puts FORTO on the path to become a household name in coffee.

"I can enjoy a FORTO Coffee Shot anytime, anywhere," said O'Neal. "Plus, it's organic, tastes great, and best of all, it fits in my pocket. These coffee shots have given me the energy to stay active and I'm excited to be at the forefront of the future of coffee."

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So for a couple looking for large items to be crowdfunded by a larger community at all stages of the wedding whether the big day is in the planning stage, for the bridal shower, for the wedding registry or at the Honeymoon stage this maybe a perfect match for you. I think we can all agree that for too long there have been many wedding gifts that have missed the mark and hopefully now this is changed.

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Photographer, Jose Villa, selected the location because of its varied backdrops including the gorgeous pink hacienda, the historic horse ranch, manicured grounds, and more—lots of inspiration for any destination wedding! "Recently, I have noticed brides selecting their wedding venue based on recommendations from their wedding vendors so when I was approached by Kleinfeld to do a shoot, I was able to recommend the Hacienda San Antonio. I was inspired by the property the minute I laid my eyes on it and I knew it would be the perfect backdrop for trending wedding dresses," said Jose Villa. In addition to the natural beauty, famed floral designer, Tulipina created matching bouquets and hair accessories.

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HDX Will is a cone beam CT scan manufacturer that specializes in groundbreaking imaging. Achieving global expansion in 2017, HDX WILL has stunned the US market with superb image clarity, personalized service, and unparalleled education for their customers. HDX WILL provided the imaging for this case evaluation and planning. HDX WILL worked in cooperation with Dr. Massad to create a digital model for this reconstruction.

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Bar Louie is proud to partner with Jason to help launch his absolutely amazing new album. As America's premier Gastrobar, we are the perfect place to come to enjoy a variety of great drinks, tasty food, and to watch this very special world premiere

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Sarah demonstrated various gourmet techniques that have inspired the collection to Sussanne and guests present at the event. Post which, the guests also tried their hand at different plating techniques. The collection, which is designed for a quintessential ZOYA woman and is an ode to her passion and creativity, features a stunning variety of chic yard chains, an array of playful rings and earrings, differentiated bracelets and exquisite pendants.

Speaking at the event Sarah Todd said, "I am excited to be at the ZOYA collection launch. I admire the creativity and craftsmanship reflected in this stunning collection, Rhapsodie, which translates the rich and diverse techniques of gourmet, into exquisite works of art. It is a creative concept and we have tried to show some of these techniques here today that have inspired the beautiful designs in this collection."

Amanpreet Ahluwalia, Brand Head, ZOYA, concluded: "Rhapsodie is a unique and artistic collection inspired from different techniques of gourmet. It is characterized by fluid designs and differentiated textures realized through exquisite craftsmanship. It also introduces an interesting array of precious stones in fine jewellery, which are not usually seen in India. Meant for a modern, erudite woman who is a connoisseur of art, this collection is a tribute to her love, her passion, her fire, and her creativity."

3D printing creates invisible braces

3D printing in dentistry is one such high growth market, and one of the most high-profile dental products to be manufactured by 3D printing is the Invisalign transparent orthodontic aligners. These devices are produced by Align Technology, on 3D Systems' ProX SLA printers. The Invisalign product is designed to be aesthetically appealing, particularly to adult patients who wish to minimize the appearance of orthodontic appliances. Moreover, as a removable device, the patient has no difficulty with eating, and oral hygiene is simplified. Though these devices may not be suitable to treat every patient, they have been used to treat almost 6 million patients around the world. Many competitors are now seeking to profit from this large and growing market.

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"Based on Qualified Remodeler's analysis, the Top 500 firms tend to share several common attributes, including strong revenues, a commitment to customer service, insightful sales techniques and strong customer loyalty," says Qualified Remodeler owner and editorial director, Patrick O'Toole. "These attributes helped put the firms on this list and contribute to their success."

The year 2019 has been an exciting one for ResiPro's parent company, RESICAP. In addition to the 2019 QR Top 500 List ranking, RESICAP was ranked No. 247 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List, the second time the company has landed on the list. "We've had quite a run these past few years," says Andy Capps, founder and co-CEO, "and seeing what our ResiPro division has accomplished in such a short time is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team."

Qualified Remodeler's 2019 Top 500 List can be found at https://www.qualifiedremodeler.com/top-500/.

Use Simplicity for An Eye-Catching Garden

Influencers caution individuals to refrain from being overzealous when it comes to gardening.

At times, individuals "focus too much on flowers," Andrychowicz says. "Most perennial plants and shrubs only bloom for a short time and can look pretty boring the rest of the year. For best results, stagger plants with colorful foliage and varying bloom times to give you year-round color and the best curb appeal."

At the start of every planting season, Andrychowicz and Rochow encourage individuals to trade plants with neighbors to add variety and help save on costs. This can easily be done by dividing perennials.

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  • At a surprise reveal, four Interior Designers will present a room vignette inspired by local TV news personalities. Michael Zavala (Zavala Concepts) for Santi y Laurita, MIX 98.3; Debbie Travin ( DLT Interiors) for Roxanne Vargas, NBC 6 South Florida.; Francy Arria (Max Space Design and Décor) for Jennifer Correa, CBS 4 Miami; and Roberta Black (RB Design) for Liane Morejon, WPLG Local 10;
  • Martin Amado, Design Expert and TV Host of SoFlo HOME PROJECT presents, One-Day Room Makeovers: How to Get the Designer Look for Less, adapted from his recently published book. Purchase Amado's book at a special price and read details on how to enter a drawing for a free design consultation by visiting the Home Show website.;
  • Casados y Complicados: El Flow de Miami's dynamic duo, Santi y Laurita share a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some life experiences and personal difficulties. Plus, enjoy a Q&A and book signing.;
  • Living in Wynwood: An Evolving Real Estate and Design Landscape: INDULGE's 2019 Design & Real Estate Issue's featured Architect and Interior Designer, Sandra Diaz-Velasco (EOLO Design) talks to a group of experts about how this popular tourist destination is transforming into a place to "live, work, play and stay." Panelists are: Ines Hegedus-Garcia (Miami Association of REALTORS and Avanti Way Realty), Mario Ariza (Journalist and Author,) Adam Kayce (Home Show Management,) Manny Gonzalez (Wynwood Business Improvement District,) Sven Vogtland (Coyo Taco) and Adam Meshberg (Meshberg Group.);
  • Shark Fun for Babies and Big Kids: On Family Day, sing, dance, play games and take selfies with the world's most famous fish.;
  • Other seminars include: Turf's Up Radio, Elevating and Educating the Green Industry with Jeff Hesser; How To Organize Like The Pros with Beth Levin, Closet Queen®; Keeping Your Home Safe with Jon Douglas Rainey; Design on a Dime with Jasmine Nicole; and Organize Your Space: Harmonize Your Life with Julia Alzate.

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"The companies on this year's INC 5,000 have followed so many different paths to success," Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter said. "There's no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities."

MY Shower Door began in 2003 as a 2,000-foot-square showroom and assembly operation in Naples and took a leap forward into manufacturing with the founding of D3 Glass in 2013. The company grew statewide, and Daubmann has visions on going national. He and his team have already established six affiliate stores in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Edmond, Oklahoma; Grand Rapids, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and York, Pennsylvania.

"We're never going to put a limit on what we can accomplish as a company, and that extends to our client," MY Shower Door / D3 Glass co-owner Keith Daubmann said. "If you have a dream, we can help you make it a reality," added MY Shower Door / D3 Glass co-owner Doug Daubmann.

Learn about what sets MY Shower Door / D3 Glass apart at MYShowerDoor.com.

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In order to make The Best Workplaces in Aging Services list, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work® -Certified standard. This meant that survey results truly represent all employees by using the Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work® For All™. 85% of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work® analyzes these experiences relative to each organization's size, workforce make up, and what's typical relative to their peers in the industry. The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees' daily experiences of innovation, the company's values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they're consistently experienced.

According to the 2019 survey, 95% of Care To Stay Home® employees agree that Care To Stay Home® is a great place to work. Mrs. Megan Lopez, Director of Human Resources, stated, "We work hard to create a company culture that values employee input and feedback. The survey results are a validation that we are doing the right things at Care To Stay Home®," in response to another highlight from the Great Place to Work® survey results. 98% of employees stated that Care To Stay Home® management is approachable and easy to talk with.

The complete DESIGNER FLASH Series collection brings designers from all walks of life and style together to showcase Gabriel & Co.'s wide range of offerings. Each designer-dedicated web page features four parts: a written interview; the designer's selection of five new jewels from Gabriel & Co., along with a statement on each piece; the podcast, which can be viewed and downloaded; and a #GabrielNY section, which highlights each piece that the designers used to style the model in the on-page photos. Past installments have highlighted legendary brands such as Max MaraNicole Miller, Norma Kamali , Zuhair Murad and Tommy Hilfiger.

The interview and podcast featuring Hal & Tadashi Shoji is online now, available at https://www.gabrielny.com/designer-flash-tadashi-shoji

Travelers visiting the Nearest Green Distillery during its Phase One opening can expect to see the first of what is to be built on the 270-acre property, with buildings and experiences continuing to open over the next few years. Once fully open with all phases built out, the Nearest Green Distillery will not only serve as a place where Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled, but will pay homage to Nearest and the many other innovators and innovations from Tennessee. The distillery has turned the former site of the famous Sand Creek Farms, a Tennessee Walking Horse farm and event center, into a full-blown destination for whiskey enthusiasts, Walking Horse lovers and families.

Phase One of the Nearest Green Distillery will include:

  • A Tennessee Walking Horse experience where visitors will not only learn the history of the Walking Horse, but where more than 50 championship walking horses, and horses they sire, will continue to reside at the property.
  • The Welcome House, complete with a custom-made horseshoe bar where visitors will learn about and sample Uncle Nearest's award-winning whiskeys. It will be the only place in the world with tastings of all four expressions: Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Whiskey, Uncle Nearest 1820 Premium Single Barrel Whiskey and Nathan Green 1870 Premium Single Barrel Whiskey, an expression previously sold only in the U.K. A second-story Awards Mezzanine was built out to showcase some of the more than 50 awards the brand has already won.
  • A Copper Skies Experience where guests can sit in rocking chairs under a covered patio to see the most beautiful sunset in Tennessee. Visitors can sip on Uncle Nearest cocktails from Toppy's, a connecting bar named after the CEO's own horse, while watching the colors of the sunset.
  • A Full Retail Store, where visitors can purchase custom apparel, rare bottles of Uncle Nearest, and just about anything else Uncle Nearest makes.
  • The Bottling House open to the public, allowing visitors to take part in labeling the whiskey sold in the retail store. All four Uncle Nearest offerings will be bottled here.
  • A Hard Hat Tour, offered with every premium tasting. This experience walks visitors through the spaces under construction that will open in 2020, such as the single barrel warehouse and tasting room, as well as the Heritage Hall, an impressive collection of all things invented in Tennessee such as NASCAR, miniature golf, Moon Pies and Mountain Dew, with a special focus on Tennessee Whiskey, Walking Horses and country music.

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On September 3rd, the non-profit American Public Education Foundation released the first-ever national report card on K-12 state-mandated personal financial education in all 50 states and the District of Columbia: Vision 2020 Financial Literacy Report Card, 2019-2020. The 50-state review points to a nation in crisis with regard to our schools' failure to prepare and educate K-12 students in personal finance and decision-making.

The APEF statewide analysis team was led by David A. Pickler, J.D., CFP®, ChFC®, CDFA®, an award-winning wealth advisor and education leader and one of Financial Times' 400 Top Advisors. Pickler also served as past president of the National School Boards Association and has been an education leader for more than 30 years.

"America is facing a growing epidemic," observes Pickler, who also serves as Executive Director of the non-profit American Public Education Foundation. "Our nation is rapidly sinking into a sea of debt and financial dependency. We have created a collective culture where it is acceptable to pursue bankruptcy as a solution to irresponsible financial behavior and decision making. Each of us has a responsibility to change this culture, to become accountable partners in preparing our children to make sound financial choices, or face the consequences that will undermine America's future and threaten our economic and national security interests."

This September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® is inspiring hundreds of thousands of people across the nation to unite behind a shared goal of ending childhood cancer.

September was proclaimed National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in 2012 to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15. Since then, St. Jude has led the movement and conversation during this critical timeframe by mobilizing supporters, partners, celebrities and influencers to support the hospital's mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Throughout September, St. Jude supporters from coast to coast will join St. Jude Walk/Run events taking place in 63 communities. Supporters can also register for the St. Jude Walk/Run Virtual Event to walk, run and fundraise for the kids of St. Jude. Funds raised through events like these help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

"It is inspiring to see these communities come together and know that they are making an impact locally as well as nationally by supporting the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®," said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "We are grateful to all of the partners and St. Jude Walk/Run teams who have rallied together behind a shared goal of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer."

In addition to events taking place nationwide, more than 30 national partners are supporting St. Jude through various Childhood Cancer Awareness Month activities in September. Partners include Kmart, Chili's® Bar & Grill, Pier 1, Amazon, Shaw Floors, CBS Sports, Touchdowns Against Cancer, CARS, Varsity Brands, Window World, Paypal, Lancôme, Jewelers for Children, Cox Automotive, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, ARS Rescue Rooter, Texas de Brazil, Nora Fleming, Publishers Clearing House, Pollo Campero, Nurse Mates, My Salon Suite, Coton Colors, Bimbo USA, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Winston Flowers, Sears, Ocean Spray, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, SAINT, Lamps Plus and New Balance.

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In 2018, the program reached more than 14,000 youth through classroom presentations, summer camps, shelter visits, after school clubs, contests and special events. OHS educators visited 59 schools and 165 classrooms throughout the Portland metro area to teach students about the humane treatment of animals. Classroom education is offered at no cost to schools and all expenses are covered by OHS. OnPoint's support will allow OHS to invest in additional visibility for the program.

In addition to the support of the OHS Humane Education program, a team of OnPoint volunteers will be visiting the OHS shelter in September 2019. The team will learn more about the program's impact and help socialize dogs and cats. Regular interaction with humans is a key part of helping animals prepare to be adopted. OnPoint also sponsors the Oregon Humane Society annual Doggie Dash event.

"OnPoint was an ideal partner for us because it is so committed to supporting educational initiatives within the community," said Sarah Yusavitz, Corporate Relations Officer at Oregon Humane Society. "OnPoint's support will help to raise the profile of this unique education program that advances our mission to foster a more humane society." 

Tickets for the event, taking place on Sunday, September 29 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn., are available now by visiting www.alz.org/danceparty. The evening will also include a silent auction with exclusive packages available for online bidding open to guests in attendance and remote bidders. Sponsorship packages are also available via www.alz.org/danceparty.

"We're ecstatic to have the support of these fantastic musicians and the Music City community for 'Dance Party to End Alz,'" said Kimberly Williams-Paisley. "To be able to rally the Nashville community for a fun night out benefiting the Alzheimer's Association is truly inspirational. More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease, including 120,000 people in the state of Tennessee alone. A challenge this great is going to take all of us coming together to find a cure."

For the sake of our kids' future, it is important they get back on track when they have slipped into addiction while using drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. Research showed that students of stressed or 'burnt out' teachers had elevated levels of cortisol, which has been associated with learning difficulties as well as mental health problems.

Teaching is seen as a "noble" profession, which makes it difficult for educators to seek treatment for mental health or addiction issues openly. "Also, many teachers also do not fully realize that addiction is a chronic disease that calls for treatment," said Dr. Cidambi. Consequently, teachers oftentimes seek treatment after they have progressed deeper into addiction and they balk at the default inpatient detoxification and rehab option that treats addiction like a behavioral problem that needs to be punished. "Addiction is a chronic disease and, like diabetes or HIV, outpatient treatment, including detoxification, delivers better outcomes due to the integration of real life into treatment," added Dr. Cidambi. Not surprisingly, teachers strongly prefer the outpatient treatment model for addiction.

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the proposed offering may be obtained, when available, for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained for free from the offices of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, phone: 866-803-9204, email: prospectus-eq_fi@jpmchase.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, phone: 800-831-9146. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed.

The National Black Marathoners Association is the largest nonprofit organization of its kind in the country dedicated to encouraging African Americans and others to pursue a healthy lifestyle through distance running and walking.

Through this collaboration, the NBMA is an official partner of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend presented by Juice Plus+® in 2019 and 2020. The organization will further engage its members with the hospital's mission by hosting its 16th NBMA Annual Summit in 2020 during the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend from Thursday, Dec. 3rd, through Saturday, Dec. 5th.

Over the years, many NBMA members have participated in St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend as St. Jude Heroes to raise funds and awareness for the hospital's research and treatment of children with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

In addition to supporting the NFFF at the Firehouse Expo, LENOX will donate $15,000 to the Foundation during an experiential event that will be held at the NFFF's headquarters in Emmitsburg, MD in late October. During the event, LENOX will showcase fire and rescue blades through a live car-cutting demonstration and representatives from the NFFF will speak about the importance of fast, reliable rescue equipment.

Although this is its first formal partnership with the NFFF, LENOX has produced specialized fire and rescue blades for more than 20 years. These reciprocating saw blades provide heroes with an edge when speed and efficiency matter most, especially  during vehicle extrications, demolition, and entanglement. Innovations such as POWER BLAST TECHNOLOGY® and the patented T2™ Technology prevent bending during cutting, optimize chip removal, and help to reduce cutting forces on each tooth of the blade.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), was created in 1995 to recognize the exemplary volunteer work of middle level and high school students. Since then, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 130,000 middle and high school students across the country at the local, state and national level.

"We've honored young people from three generations since this program began, and while the world has changed many times over, one thing has stayed the same: Young volunteers are doing remarkable, meaningful work to address the challenges facing their communities," said Charles Lowrey, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc. "As we enter our 25th year, we remain inspired by these young people and their stories of service, and hope that they'll inspire others to get involved, too."

Tennessee's top youth volunteers of 2019 were Kennedy Musgrave, 18, of Nashville, who plans and coordinates semi-monthly meetings and other activities at her school to provide encouragement and support to fellow black students who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and Courtney Good, 12, of Kingsport, who started collecting food for families tending to their hospitalized children when she was 3 years old, and recently began using her story of surviving an extremely premature birth to help the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) raise money for sick kids. Read more about Kennedy and Courtney at http://spirit.prudential.com/honorees/2019/tn.

In February, Hankook Tire won three "Winners" in the categories of Professional Concept and Product at iF Design Award 2019. The three winning works were concept tires Hexonic and HLS-23, as well as the passenger car Kinergy 4S 2 tire.

And in March, the company was recognized as the winner of Product Design at Red Dot Award 2019 for its new UHP flagship tire, Ventus S1 evo 3.

This year, Hankook Tire made notable achievements by winning all three of the world's renowned design awards, and proved its world-class design competitiveness. Moving forward, the company plans to actively explore innovative designs through continuous R&D investments and joint projects to lead the future automotive industry as a global top-tier company.

Turbine™ Pale Ale is a fresh spin on a traditional style and celebrates a new partnership giving Garage Project the power to brew in a more sustainable way. Brewed with a bright golden, juicy malt base, balanced with thirst quenching bitterness and bursting with citrus and tropical hop character.

The collaboration between Garage Project brewery and Meridian, New Zealand's largest renewable electricity generator, marks the first time a certified renewable energy product has been made available in New Zealand - providing Garage Project with a clear means to recognise and celebrate their preference for renewable electricity generation.

Michael Healy, CMO Meridian said: "there has been strong demand for certified renewable energy for some time. As New Zealand's largest renewable energy generator it's only natural we find ways to make this happen."

Ask the Love Expert Jennifer J. Hayes

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Ask the Love Expert Jennifer J. Hayes

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Dear Savingmyjob,

I wish I had more details as to what kind of unwanted attention you are getting because I would advise you first to show him through your actions that whatever type of attention he is giving you is making you feel uncomfortable. If he is getting too close when you talk and invading your personal space, it’s okay to step back and put some space between you two. If he is asking you to do things you don’t feel comfortable with, you have the right to speak up and tell him you don’t feel comfortable. If he is touching you inappropriately, you need to tell him to stop. Excusing his actions for any reason won’t change the behavior. Sometimes we interact with each other and unknowingly cause discomfort with conversation, physical touch, or simply invading one’s personal space. Either way, it needs to be addressed at the time so the person—in this case your boss—knows their behavior needs to be corrected.

As far as being worried about losing your job, there are laws that prevent this from happening. But understand that no matter how direct, honest and kind you might be, there’s always a chance that your message won’t be received the right way. To prevent any type of backlash, documenting each occurrence and going to human resources or neutral parameters your job has set in place will protect all parties involved. It is an employer’s responsibility to create a safe workplace environment for every employee; if anyone, especially a supervisor, is making you feel uneasy, my advice is to address your supervisor, keep proper documentation and inform human resources. Stand up for yourself with confidence and set professional boundaries according to your comfort level.

XOXO,

Jennifer

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Now it's Time to Bake!

After adding the pasta to the cheese sauce, spoon into a large baking dish, scatter breadcrumbs (optional), and more shredded cheese on top. Bake, uncovered, in a 375-degree Fahrenheit oven until bubbling and browned on top; 25 to 30 minutes.

Dear Ms. Loveless,

Falling in-love again is absolutely possible, even when you two were not in the beginning. Love is a verb, but it is also a series of chemical reactions in your body over a sustained period of time. At this crossroad in your marriage you have a choice to make. Rebuild and rework your marriage to rekindle that love until you are in-love, or let these sparks fizzle out. The definitions of being in-love redefine itself throughout marriage, but those in-love feelings (however you define them) can definitely be brought back to the surface and made available to the two of you. All of this takes work however after 33 years of marriage I would think that would be something worth fighting for.

XOXO,

Jennifer

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Dear Cheatedon,

It is absolutely possible to repair your marriage after this affair; as long as the affair has truly ended, and both you and your husband are willing to do whatever it takes to process, repair and recover. Just know after you both decide to reconcile your marriage; the real work begins. Your husband first needs to share vital details about his affair — how long it lasted, what he told his affair partner about your marriage — so you can decide to forgive “with eyes wide open.” In my experience, it’s not affairs that solely cause the end of marriages: It’s the unfaithful spouse’s inability to be honest about what happened and leave the affair behind them. You hold the cards in this situation. Your husband has to prove to you that your relationship is worth saving, and that he can be trusted again. Forgiveness after betrayal doesn’t happen overnight, but it can happen. Let me say again, you both need to want to repair this marriage; because moving forward will require time, honesty, patience and effort on both ends. As an effect of the deep emotions associated with betrayal, and grief that often follows the discovery of an affair, I would encourage you to seek out professional help. If you feel like this process is not something you can handle on your own, a professional marriage counselor can establish a neutral environment for you and your spouse to effectively communicate and rebuild your marriage.

XOXO,

Jennifer

“I remember going to my mom at the age of 10 or 11 and telling her I’m going to be a professional violinist. This is what I am going to do”

Benjamin Beilman

St. Jude President and CEO James R. Downing, M.D., introduced Huckleberry and Puggle—along with their primary Child Life handlers Shandra Taylor and Brittany Reed—to staff at a special Town Hall held in the Marlo Thomas Center on Sept. 16. An avid dog fan, Downing has been an enthusiastic and early supporter of the program, suggested by Child Life and the Patient and Family Experience office.

"At St. Jude, we work to ensure patients and their families have the best experience possible while at the hospital," said Downing. "The Paws at Play dogs will help children by offering therapeutic support, giving unconditional acceptance and providing motivation through social interaction. The program is a natural fit with our philosophy of making every day the best day possible."

This is the first time St. Jude has participated in service dog programming in the hospital. Because St. Jude patients often have weakened immune systems, departments teamed to create new policies for the program. Among their workday duties, the dogs will help patients achieve clinical goals as well as provide social interaction, stress reduction and sensory stimulation.

The dogs join nineteen full-time child life specialists working at St. Jude. The departmental goal of Child Life is to help children cope with the challenges of health care and hospitalization. Their services are offered to all families in all clinical areas.

"I am most excited to see the powerful effect that a dog will have on our patients," said child life specialist Brittany Reed.  "We hope to provide emotional support and do things like motivating children to get out of bed and walk after surgeries or helping to prepare patients for surgeries by helping with non-sedated scans."

MIA and CasaLuz began their partnership in 2016 to provide holistic legal representation and victim advocacy to Hispanic and Latinx survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. This award provides continuation funding for the partners' collaboration for the years 2019 through 2022.

CasaLuz is the anchor of the project, as the region's first and only culturally specific victim advocacy and support agency serving immigrant survivors. "CasaLuz was founded in 2015 to meet the unique needs of Hispanic victims of abuse, who face barriers accessing suitable services," says Inés Negrette, Executive Director and founder of CasaLuz. "Through this grant, our organizations help vulnerable clients break the cycle of abuse and move forward to lives free from violence."

MIA and CasaLuz are pleased to have the opportunity to continue supporting the Hispanic and Latinx communities by empowering victims with access to justice, healing, and safety.

Join Mid-South Immigration Advocates, CasaLuz, and the Refugee Empowerment Program on October 4, 2019 for a half-day training on the impact of domestic violence on immigrant and refugee communities in the Mid-South. This training will provide participants with an understanding of the unique dynamics of domestic violence in immigrant and refugee communities, including the cultural aspects of domestic violence, the effects on children, and barriers to justice.

When Love Hurts: Domestic Violence Through an Immigrant and Refugee Lens
October 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Caritas Community Center and Café
2509 Harvard Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
$15 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/71404906999 or https://www.facebook.com/events/2499785830108538/ 

CONTACT: Sally M. Joyner
PHONE: (901) 244-4367
EMAIL: joyner@miamemphis.org
WEB: www.miamemphis.org

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is a leading voice for affordable housing opportunities in the state. Its support of the Carter Work Project builds on a long legacy of bringing stability to the residential construction and related industries in order to drive the production of new housing units. THDA is a primary administrator for numerous federal and state housing programs and is authorized to issue tax-exempt Mortgage Revenue Bonds that open doors for first-time homebuyers and veterans. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency also provided support to the 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Memphis.

The Barnes Housing Trust Fund, overseen by the Nashville mayor's office, provides grants for renovation or construction of affordable housing units. The fund's support of Habitat aligns with its overarching mission to increase affordable housing options in Nashville. To date, the fund has invested more than $37 million in affordable housing development and rehabilitation and has leveraged more than $183 million of federal and private funding for the construction of more than 1,700 housing units.

"In Nashville alone, home prices have increased 74 percent since 2012. Nationally, nearly 39 million households are paying more than they can afford for their homes," said Danny Heron, president and chief executive officer for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. "The national and local need for affordable housing is staggering, which is why it's inspiring to see organizations like the Barnes Housing Trust Fund and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency rally to help families in need of affordable homes here in Nashville."

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The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is a leading voice for affordable housing opportunities in the state. Its support of the Carter Work Project builds on a long legacy of bringing stability to the residential construction and related industries in order to drive the production of new housing units. THDA is a primary administrator for numerous federal and state housing programs and is authorized to issue tax-exempt Mortgage Revenue Bonds that open doors for first-time homebuyers and veterans. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency also provided support to the 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Memphis.

The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States.

Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests your skills over 8 days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time, and distance using maps, compass, and roadbook.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, confirmed the location for the company's permanent headquarters in the Cool Springs district of Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.

The company has signed a long-term lease, and will occupy the top two floors of the greenfield-developed Northside at McEwen building when it is completed in early spring, 2020. The building is located at 4015 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin, TN 37067.

"Our move to Tennessee marks the most visible part of the broad and substantive reinvention of every aspect of our business that is underway at Mitsubishi Motors North America," said Fred Diaz, MMNA's president and chief executive officer.  "While we cannot wait to move to our permanent home, there is so much 'great' happening around the company now and in the near future.  With a brave new leadership team, new-look dealerships and all-new vehicles, the future is indeed bright for Mitsubishi Motors."

Developed by Boyle Investment Company, long known across the Southeast for its premier locations, innovative design, and long-range planning, Northside at McEwen is the pinnacle of Boyle's development work.  The facility will offer office, retail, industrial, and residential facilities, all to create a live-work-play destination.

MMNA will occupy approximately 40,000 square feet in the building, comprised of the entire top – the seventh – floor, and approximately half of the sixth floor.  Working spaces will be open and airy, flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows.  Walls will be minimized to maintain the bright and open feel, and fixed offices, conference rooms and quiet rooms will be clustered in the central core of the floors, again to maintain clear views and preserve natural light.

Additionally, MMNA will have the exclusive external signage rights on the building, and the brand's famed three-diamond logo will be clearly visible.

Corporate relocation specialists Jones Lang LaSalle have been instrumental in supporting MMNA's cross-country move, and assisted in every aspect of the lease process, both to secure the new building and to assist with the sale of the company's former campus in Cypress, California.

When making the decision to move away from its long-time home in Cypress, the company chose Franklin as its new home because it allows MMNA to focus its efforts on company-wide reinvention and take advantage of the area's vibrant technology skillset, all while realizing cost savings through the business-friendly work environment.

Major actions that have been underway at MMNA over the past 18 months include:

  • 80 percent of the leadership team is new to the company or newly promoted to the role, bringing new experiences, backgrounds and a diversity of thought to the team
  • 48 new dealer partners have been appointed across the country
  • MMNA's regional network has been expanded from two offices to four (Cypress, Calif.; Irving, Texas; Swedesboro, New York; Lake Mary, Fla.)
  • The company has been the fastest growing Asian brand in the U.S. for two consecutive years
  • The company has seen six-straight years of annual sales growth, and is poised to record a seventh at the end of this calendar year

Mitsubishi Motors North America is Hiring
MMNA is currently located in temporary facilities in the SPACES Mallory Green building.  As part of the move, the company is hiring 150 people to help craft its future, with more than 50 already hired.  Individuals interested in the challenge of helping a company reinvent every aspect of how it goes to market may access open positions at www.MitsubishiCars.com/careers, and can apply online.

Dude Perfect

Let’s create a world where all women and girls are appreciated for their talent, strengths and uniqueness. We invite you to join the movement and #StandBesideHer so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential.

The Facts about Domestic Violence

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.

Nearly three in ten women (29%) and one in ten men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner.

Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of Intimate Partner Violence that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

One in four women (24.3%) and one in seven men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Domestic violence has side effects that hurt in many cases far more than the pain of the abuse itself. Victims in many cases are isolated and left feeling trapped with no where to turn, no way to provide for themselves, and with a feeling of worthlessness. Many victims find themselves feeling like they are somehow at fault.

During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month the team here at JustMy is excited to spend the month sharing stories of life after domestic abuse and providing help and awareness to groups and organizations that provide resources for victims.

"Our partnership with Nashville Predators and our association with this world-class arena continue to be great sources of pride and positive exposure for the Bridgestone brand," said Gordon Knapp, CEO and president, Bridgestone Americas. "Extending our relationship for the next eleven years represents the longest sports partnership commitment in our company's history, which is a reflection of our belief in the Middle Tennessee community and the incredible vision of our hometown hockey franchise."

Show Schedule

Friday, October 11 6:30pm
Saturday, October 12 2pm & 6pm
Sunday, October 13 1pm & 5pm

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am—2:00 pm

WHERE: Hutchison School 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119

COST: This is a free community event open to all girls ages 3-14 and their families.

PARKING: Free parking will be at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38119 and at Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38119

GIRL SCOUT BADGES: Girl Scouts can earn badges at Strong GIRL Fest. Contact the Girl Scouts Heart of the South or your troop leader for more information.

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Church Health Center –The funds will assist with the implementation of new P.L.A.N. Programing (People Loving Activity and Nutrition). This program provides access to educational information that develops a love for physical activity and healthier eating, both factors in preventing childhood obesity.

Memphis Child Advocacy Center – The funds will sustain access to life-changing therapies by supporting transportation to and from appointments for children receiving services at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.

Bodine School- Funds will go towards providing Dyslexia Screening for rising kindergarteners in low income communities. Research indicates that early identification is key in to ensuring children do not fall behind and have all the necessary resources to succeed academically.

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf- Funding will go towards supporting the Sound Beginnings Program. This program is an early intervention family-training program designed to support and educate families with children from ages 0-3 who have been newly diagnosed with hearing loss.

Agape Child & Family Service – Families in Transition (FIT) nationally recognized model, serves homeless families in Memphis, primarily those fleeing from domestic violence. The funding will assist families in providing housing, work force development, childcare as well as the most basic of assistance, up to and including food as support mechanisms for families to move towards self-sufficiency.

Harwood Center – The funds will enhance Harwood’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for children with autism by increasing the number of children served, reducing out of pocket expenses to families, and securing revenue needed for growing our ABA staff.

The Arc Mid-South – Funds will go towards assisting families with developing effective IEPs (individualized education Programming) for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes educating families on special education law so they ca better advocate for their child’s needs in the present and future.

Concorde Academy– Funds will go towards providing fitness equipment the school’s LIFT (Lifetime Individual Investment Training) program. LIFT aims to engage students in a motivating way to develop lifelong habits of physical activity.

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy – Funds will provide new adaptive equipment for Hippotherapy for disabled children. Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy that utilizes the movement of horses.

Meat Me in Memphis 2019

The #FunCrew Chats with Jack and Anthony

Ferren Family Counseling

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Check-In
Sign up online for easy check-in the day of the walk. All event participants, including children, need to register for the walk. If you do not register online prior to the event, please visit the check-in area upon arrival.

 

Opening Ceremony
Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone.

 

Walk Begins
We all walk together, but our event is not a race. Stop whenever you want or need to. You absolutely do not need to complete the entire walk if you are unable. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line.

 

FOR SURVIVORS
The survivor area is a special area for survivors and the caregivers attending with them. We include both survivors and caregivers to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible. You'll find important information about American Cancer Society programs and services geared specifically for you.

 

Event Contact
To learn more about the Making Strides of Nashville Presented by Kroger or for other information, call us toll free at 1-800-227-2345. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also contact your local American Cancer Society office using the contact information provided below Monday through Friday during standard business hours.

Debbie Thomas
NashvilleTNStrides@cancer.org
(615) 341-7324

EVENT SCHEDULE

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Check-In
Sign up online for easy check-in the day of the walk. All event participants, including children, need to register for the walk. If you do not register online prior to the event, please visit the check-in area upon arrival.

 

Opening Ceremony
Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone.

 

Walk Begins
We all walk together, but our event is not a race. Stop whenever you want or need to. You absolutely do not need to complete the entire walk if you are unable. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line.

 

FOR SURVIVORS
The survivor area is a special area for survivors and the caregivers attending with them. We include both survivors and caregivers to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible. You'll find important information about American Cancer Society programs and services geared specifically for you.

 

Event Contact
To learn more about the Making Strides of Nashville Presented by Kroger or for other information, call us toll free at 1-800-227-2345. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also contact your local American Cancer Society office using the contact information provided below Monday through Friday during standard business hours.

Debbie Thomas
NashvilleTNStrides@cancer.org
(615) 341-7324

 

1400 Chestnut is a beautiful four-story residential community that offers 1 and 2 – bedroom apartments for rent in Chattanooga, Tennessee! From premium materials and finishes like quartz countertops, tiles accents and backsplashes, wood flooring, and white cabinetry to stainless steel appliances. The community boast amenities and conveniences that help you get things done and relax. You'll find a resort-style pool and lounge area, a large resident center with a complementary wine and coffee bar, grilling and fire pit areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room, a fully stocked dog spa for pet owners, and so much more.    

Monica Escobedo, Senior Vice President for Bluestone Properties, "This is no doubt an excellent find for us! Secondary Markets are becoming the new primary market for millennials to empty nesters. Locations like 1400 Chestnut provide a higher quality of life than your traditional primary markets in the Northern States. They offer the lower cost of living, an urban lifestyle, shorter commutes and warmer weather! Our great location reduces commute time for employees from top employers like Erlanger and Memorial Hospital, Volkswagen, TVA, and other downtown businesses."  

For the first time, all 18 of Brenda Lee's Christmas recordings she recorded for Decca Records in the '50s and '60s are now available on vinyl on Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree: The Decca Christmas Recordings (Decca/MCA Nashville/UMe). Originally released in 1999 on CD, the new vinyl edition commemorates the compilation's 20th anniversary and is available on standard weight black vinyl. The collection includes her first holiday single "Christy Christmas," and the twangy b-side "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus," from her very first recording session when she was just 11 years old as well as every song from her 1964 full-length holiday album, Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee, which has been out-of-print on vinyl for more than three decades. It includes her inspired takes on holiday hits, "Jingle Bell Rock," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Silver Bells," "Winter Wonderland," "Blue Christmas," "A Marshmallow World," and "Frosty The Snowman." Other highlights include the orchestral "This Time Of Year," the melancholy ballad "Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day," and longtime fan favorite "The Angel and The Little Blue Bell." The vinyl release also boasts three tracks originally only available on the Japanese release of her 1964 album which are all making their U.S. vinyl debut: "White Christmas," "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells."

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This gorgeous property sits in the center of the city and walking distance to all the action from world-class entertainment and dining to outdoor recreational activities and shopping. With its proximity to I-24 and minutes from I-75, you have easy access to Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville for additional entertainment options.

1400 Chestnut is a beautiful four-story residential community that offers 1 and 2 – bedroom apartments for rent in Chattanooga, Tennessee! From premium materials and finishes like quartz countertops, tiles accents and backsplashes, wood flooring, and white cabinetry to stainless steel appliances. The community boast amenities and conveniences that help you get things done and relax. You'll find a resort-style pool and lounge area, a large resident center with a complementary wine and coffee bar, grilling and fire pit areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga room, a fully stocked dog spa for pet owners, and so much more.    

Monica Escobedo, Senior Vice President for Bluestone Properties, "This is no doubt an excellent find for us! Secondary Markets are becoming the new primary market for millennials to empty nesters. Locations like 1400 Chestnut provide a higher quality of life than your traditional primary markets in the Northern States. They offer the lower cost of living, an urban lifestyle, shorter commutes and warmer weather! Our great location reduces commute time for employees from top employers like Erlanger and Memorial Hospital, Volkswagen, TVA, and other downtown businesses."


About Bluestone Properties

Since 2004 Bluestone Properties has owned and managed over 10,000 units throughout the US. Currently our presence is in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Utah. We invest where America works and pride ourselves on servicing our residents with a level of management beyond expectation.  

"Parents who care about their children's faith are in a tough situation. While we attend church and have friends and neighbors who share our faith, the leading technology and media companies are fueling a content culture that is devoid of God and the importance of faith. Christian parents have more content choices than they've ever had, but fewer options that reflect their values. When you see media companies churning out more shows than ever but none of them reflect your family's values you want to instill in your family, you are left with an impossible choice—not participating in culture or compromising what you care most about," said Erick Goss, CEO and Co-founder of Minno and former senior manager at Amazon. "Minno resolves that problem, serving as a one-stop, trusted source and a partner in raising kids in today's pluralistic, social, mobile and media-drenched world. Kids will see Minno as something fun to experience, while parents can feel good about the fact that our content is encouraging kids to deepen their faith and walk with God every day, at home or on-the-go."

In the coming months, Minno will also offer parent's guides on top-of-mind topics, family devotionals, and podcasts. In an increasingly secular world where faith and family values are often marginalized, there are few entertainment and education options available that parents can trust. The new Minno platform meets an important and largely unmet need in the $30 Billion U.S. children's product marketplace by offering safe, high-quality and fun media choices for every situation.

Minno Distinctives

  • Minno—ad free, subscription digital video platform. Featuring the largest collection of Classic VeggieTales in the world and the best curated collection of Christian kids content anywhere that can be streamed or downloaded and watched on the go. Parents can try Minno for free by going here: www.gominno.com  
  • Minno Life—a lifestyle blog full of helpful articles, family devotions, and printables developed intentionally to meet the needs of today's families. Minno Life features curated content from expert thought leaders and parents in the trenches to offer the best in practical hope and help on top-of-mind issues such as spiritual development, education, social media, and culture. Recognized voices such as the team at Daystar Counseling Center—David Thomas, Sissy Goff, and Melissa Trevathan—are all featured contributors.
  • Minno Kids publishing—because Minno believes the Bible should be at the center of every aspect of living—including parenting—Minno Kids publishing efforts are anchored by the new Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids and also features a wonderful new collection of children's board books, picture books as well as middle grade novels.
  • Minno Store—which includes books, Bibles, and other resources from our children's publishing program, aims to help families experience God together. From board books to middle-grade novels, Minno books help kids better understand what the Bible teaches and offers insights for living out their faith in everyday life.

By The Numbers

  • 100M Christians go to church weekly in the U.S.
  • 16M Christian families with Pre-K to 5th grade kids attend church weekly
  • 32M Christian families with Pre-K to 5th grade kids attend church monthly
  • The market for children's products is $30B
  • The market for Christian products is $4.6B

 

About Minno
Minno is a Nashville-based children's digital media company partnering with Christian parents to provide safe, values-based choices for their families. Minno's offering includes an ad-free subscription-video-on-demand platform Minno Life, an expert-driven parenting blog, Minno Kids, its book publishing division, and Minno store, a digital shopping platform. Minno seeks to entertain, inform and inspire, encouraging kids and parents to laugh and learn together.

The festival kicked off Thursday, November 21st with an opening reception at Puck Food with a a performance by vocalist Chat Adaway.  The African Jazz Ensemble with Ekpe Abioto kept the party going with a performance at the National Civil Rights Museum.  Saturday the 23rd was wall to wall Jazz in Memphis.  Jazz, Culture, and Art collided with past MIJF Artists-in-Residence during a free event at South Main Artspace Lofts.  Scott McEwen from Memphis Magnetic Recording kept the Jazz experience going with a noon free pubic event.  This was followed at 1:00 by a Memphis Jazz Legacy with Dr. Jack Cooper.  At 2:00 the Memphis International Jazz Festival turned the spotlight on the future of Jazz with a special concert featuring The Memphis Jazz Workshop.  This concert served as a fundraiser for Memphis Jazz Workshop to support their mission of reaching the next jazz generation.

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About Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.

The mission of Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs.

Compassionate Ministries

The strategic goal of Compassionate Ministries is ​to provide emergency food, clothing, and housing items to families ​in crisis throughout Memphis.

Adult & Family Services

The goal for Adult & Family Services at NCC is to provide opportunities to adults and their families to be empowered through Christ-centered programs to learn and develop skills needed for both home and work.

Youth Empowered to Succeed

NCC serves youth, ages 5-18, with the strategic goal of aligning them ​with the resources needed to enter college or vocational school.

Holistic Home & Neighbor Engagement

NCC seeks to meet and serve our Neighbors In Need, where they are; to first, aid in stabilizing the individual and/or their family and then provide an opportunity to go into a more intricate process through Our Holistic Home & Neighbor Engagement Services. This program utilizes the evidenced-based approach and Standard of Care, Transition To Success (TTS). This approach incorporates uniformed protocols and analytics to treat the condition of poverty, brought on by negative exposures to the social determinants of health. NCC assigns family support specialist to willing families, adults, and youth, who are ready to move forward and work toward economic, mental, and family sustainability.

Learn More About Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.

Website: https://www.ncclife.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCCIncorporated/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nccincorporated/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIncorporated
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-neighborhood-christian-centers-inc/

“I remember going to my mom at the age of 10 or 11 and telling her I’m going to be a professional violinist. This is what I am going to do” - Benjamin Beilman

The Stradivarius violin he used in his performances is on loan from the Nippon Foundation in Japan.

“I applied and sent in my videos, biography, and letters of recommendation, and I didn’t hear anything for a few months...and then they said they had one violin available when can you come to Tokyo,” he said.

At the post-show question and answer, a member of the audience asked how long it took Beilman to memorize his lengthy violin solo, to which he said, “I first played it when I was 15 or 16, and I think there’s something much easier about memorizing music when you’re younger. Generally now when I try to memorize I do it in building blocks.”

It was his third time playing with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra ensemble.

“Often with this piece I get really really nervous at the beginning. You have this weight of expectation because this is Beethoven, this is the highest music that there is and it has to be perfect, but there’s something about tonight and working with this orchestra and Bob that it’s...fine.”

Beilman cracked some jokes about having Memphis ribs for lunch and spoke highly of the MSO and of his conductor, Robert Moody.

Mr. Beilman’s handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence…showed why he has come so far so fast. - The New York Times

3. Why Throw An App Launch Party?

After reading that Abbey and Samir had raised ~$1.6 million in Esusu’s Series A round-of deliberately curated, socially conscious venture capitalist firms-I decided to ask Abbey if he’d be interested in my throwing an “app launch party” to celebrate Esusu and invite him to share his story with an engaged audience in Central Harlem.

My mission for Esusu’s app launch party in our West Harlem brownstone apartment was two-fold, to fill a room of folks genuinely interested in supporting people of color in tech and, second to open doorways to one day create an ego-free feedback community supporting network effect business led by diverse founders.

I wanted the setting to be ego-free, vulnerable and tech-enhanced to set a stage different from a lecture or pitch competition.

At the time, I was a newbie who had never thrown an app launch party for a founder before, and I had no go-to template to reference.

4. Why Did Abbey Say “Yes”?

Abbey and I grew up like most of you, nothing special, just an intrinsic desire to rise above our current life circumstances and help other people to do the same.

Abbey said ‘yes’ and we locked in a date.

Together, my roommate and I invited 50 tech-interested friends to celebrate Abbey (and Esusu), and Abbey used most of his stage time to tell his story and tie it to Esusu, referencing an old proverb, “if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far go together”.

In a packed and lively, curated living room surrounded by paintings by Harlem-based Wall Street artist, Robert Newman III, at various stages of development, Abbey got vulnerable, sharing his voyage as a child kicking around worn fútbols with friends on pitches in Nigeria trying to stay fed, to walking the vast halls of the UN and Silicon Valley with former U.S. Presidents, tech giants and billionaire investors.

For some, Abbey’s journey might seem like just another economic triumph for someone in one of the most educated immigrant classes in the United States, Nigerians; and see Esusu’s success as merely a product of that evident privilege manifest in community support.

The truth is, Abbey and Samir approached over 200 investors to build their financing round, and encountered countless setbacks that startup founders of any hue often endure, and of course a few additional ones.

Just like in 2013, when we met in the PPIA, Abbey acknowledges this cultural criticism suggesting his new privileged position with such an eloquent and charming retort you can’t help but to accept as authentically Abbey.

Abbey told me in our follow up interview on the phone post-app launch party, that 

we all have privileges in one shape or the other-the sacrifice-and I’ve been privileged to go to the finest educational institutions in this country, but it doesn’t relegate the psychological baggage or financial bagage from not coming from wealth; and that baggage is always there and the core focus is ‘each one, teach one’.

To Abbey, “regardless of where you end up in life, it still wraps up in what we fundamentally agree,” and “we all have a cacophony of privilege but it depends on how we use that privilege to accomplish goals. My co-founder and I’s focus is to give marginalized groups access to more institutions.

5. Did The App Launch Help Esusu?

Here’s the deal, when Abbey and Samir first began promoting Esusu, all of the major credit bureaus didn’t take them seriously. However, Esusu has now fortified strategic partnerships with not only these key stakeholders but several others in the heart of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

For a company so well connected, Abbey said that honestly he saw no direct help from the app launch party itself.

However, when pressed further to describe his conversations during the question and answer and “meet the founder” portions of the evening, he added that he identified more ideas for partnerships and working together with our party guests.

This ego-free and tech-enabled environment included mostly people of color on the NYC tech scene, including investors, other founders, lawyers, designers, marketers and students.

According to Abbey, folks who attended Esusu’s app launch party were good connections from an investment standpoint, and “had thoughtful questions that can help Esusu make sure they are getting a more perfect product for their communities and the people Esusu represents in one shape or form”.

If you’re reading this right now, as an aspiring founder of color, or even a veteran in the NYC tech scene (or Silicon Valley), please know that Abbey’s story is impressive, but certainly not unique. He and I both are the first ones to tell you, that while we each worked hard in school growing up, we had tremendous help from others at times where we fell short, and these interventions made our present opportunities vastly more accessible.

This help is available to you too.

Remember this, an unshakeable and positive attitude can make you a magnet for the exact people you need in your life to help you to reach your goals.

Stay connected to friends and continue to support them.

Realize that as a founder of color, you will always underestimate how much effort is required to reach your goals.

Keep going.

Work harder.

And one day D-TECH.FUND could be throwing an app launch party for you as well.

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Abbey LinkedIn

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Santa joins MSO in sending a Happy Holiday to Everyone

Happy Holiday's from everyone Memphis Symphony Orchestra There were special appearance Jim Jaggers from WREG News Channel 3. We want to send a big thank you to presenting sponsor Roadshow BMW and event sponsor Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Memphis

Wow. What a memory. To this day, I can get lost in the smells that came from her kitchen during this annual extravagance.

So.... I thought I would share the receipt with hopes that you too can enjoy what I enjoyed for many years. (I'm making it myself this week-end.)

NUTS AND BOLTS

  • 1 box cheerio
  • 1 box kix
  • 1 box wheat chex
  • 1 box rice chex
  • 1 box corn chex
  • 1 bag thin pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 1 cup pecans

Mix in 2 large pans (aluminum pans used to bake turkey work well). Salt well.

Heat to boiling:

  • 1 cup Wesson oil
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

Pour over cereal mixture. Stir well. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally while baking.

Make it once, you'll make it again. Guaranteed.

Have a terrific, safe and happy holiday! I'll see you next year.

Rick White
Crye-Leike REALTORS

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January 9-12, 2020 - Dallas, TX

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Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls (Hardcover)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college, from the author of Untangled

“An invaluable read for anyone who has girls, works with girls, or cares about girls—for everyone!”—Claire Shipman, author of The Confidence Code and The Confidence Code for Girls

Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55 percent from 2009 to 2014, while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with girls, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., has witnessed this rising tide of stress and anxiety in her own research, in private practice, and in the all-girls’ school where she consults. She knew this had to be the topic of her new book.

In the engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, Damour starts by addressing the facts about psychological pressure. She explains the surprising and underappreciated value of stress and anxiety: that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones, and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe. When we emphasize the benefits of stress and anxiety, we can help our daughters take them in stride.

But no parents want their daughter to suffer from emotional overload, so Damour then turns to the many facets of girls’ lives where tension takes hold: their interactions at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among other girls and among boys, and their lives online. As readers move through the layers of girls’ lives, they’ll learn about the critical steps that adults can take to shield their daughters from the toxic pressures to which our culture—including we, as parents—subjects girls.

Readers who know Damour from Untangled or the New York Times, or from her regular appearances on CBS News, will be drawn to this important new contribution to understanding and supporting today’s girls.

Praise for Under Pressure

“Truly a must-read for parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors wanting to help girls along the path to adulthood.”—Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult 

Recent No More Silence Event: 4th Annual Holiday Tea Party

Emceed by Beverly Robertson, President and CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber, this year’s Soapbox Dinner will be held at The Crescent Club on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, from 6PM to 8PM.  Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the League and the 19th Amendment, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.  

 

Twenty-four local dignitaries will facilitate table discussions about current issues in the Memphis/Shelby County area.  Event net proceeds will go to the 501 (c) 3 TN League of Women Voters Education Fund. This fun event is open to the public.  Some of the table topics include… What can we do to make a positive impact through public education policies? How can we help our elected officials take action to implement smart ballots and Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)?  Are our local Open Records laws enough? Why is the 2020 Census important and how does low response impact us locally? 

 

“We’re excited about this upcoming event,” said Carol Straughn, President of the League of Women Voters Memphis/Shelby County, “and hope that Memphians will take the opportunity to join us in small group evening conversations.”  Tickets are $40 each for non-league members ($35 for league members) and sponsorships are available (contact info@nitablack.com or call (901)413-1315 for more information).  The Eventbrite registration link to purchase tickets online is https://leaguesoapboxdinnerfeb11th2020.eventbrite.com 

 

For more information go to the League’s website at www.lwvmemphisshelby.org or email Carol Straughn, President, at President@LWVMemphisShelby.org or call (901)488-1531. 

 

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1. GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES

Leafy greens are the king of the vegetable kingdom. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but low in calories. Some of the nutrients naturally found in leafy greens include vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, nitrates, lutein, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium. These nutrients help support healthy immune function, eye health, gut health, brain health, increased blood flow, reduced blood pressure, and can even help you prevent cancer. So load up on kale, collard greens, arugula, swiss chard, spinach, beet greens, cabbage, and other leafy greens. Aim for a variety of leafy greens to reap the maximum amount of health benefits.

2. FATTY FISH

Fish is a very important part of a healthy diet. Fish is a major source of healthy omega-3 fats and also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D and selenium, high in protein, and low in saturated fat. It has been shown that eating 1–3 small servings (3 ounces) of fatty fish a week can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent. Fatty fish has been shown to lower blood pressure, heart rate, triglycerides, and inflammation. Eating fish just 1–2 times per week may also reduce the risk of stroke, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. The best fish to eat are salmon, herring, mackeral, anchovies, and sardines.

3. NUTS

Nuts are nutrition powerhouses, packed with good sources of fat, fiber, and protein. Certain fats common in nuts — specifically mono- and polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids — have been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, eating nuts has been shown to lower the risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease. Studies have shown that nut eaters live 2–3 years longer on average than people who don’t eat nuts. Nuts are also the most common snack in the blue zones — the places around the world where people live the longest. Aim to eat 2 handfuls of nuts per day — almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, or any other type of nut you enjoy. Opt for raw or dry roasted nuts for maximum health benefits (and stay away from varieties loaded with salt, sugar, or other additives).

4. EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Olive oil is a central component of the Mediterranean Diet, ranked the healthiest diet in the world. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Extra-virgin olive oil — pressed from ripe olives and processed without high heat or chemical solvents — protects the beneficial polyphenols in the oil. Consuming olive oil may help prevent strokes, protect against heart disease, fight Alzheimer’s Disease, reduce Type 2 Diabetes risk, and reduce the risk of cancer. Eat high quality extra-virgin olive oil daily to benefit your heart, brain, joints, and more.

5. DARK CHOCOLATE

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients and one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Dark chocolate is packed with fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, as well as potassium, zinc, and selenium. Dark chocolate has been shown to have even higher levels of antioxidants — polyphenols and flavanols — than potent berries such as blueberries and acai berries. Dark chocolate has been shown to improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure, normalize cholesterol, reduce heart disease risk, enhance brain function, and possibly even protect your skin from the sun. Opt for high-quality dark chocolate containing at least 70% cacao. All you need is a square or two per day to reap the health benefits of dark chocolate.

Leafy greens, fatty fish, nuts, extra-virgin olive oil, and dark chocolate are the 5 most nutrient-dense foods in the world.

Make these foods a central part of your diet to achieve optimal health.

Andrew Merle writes about living well. Read more and subscribe to his email list at andrewmerle.com.

Code School graduate Myiah Moore has experienced significant transformation as a result of this program. Moore was facing dead-end job after dead-end job with growing debt on her plate. After deciding to attend Code School, Moore’s life has completely changed. “I loved the program because it challenged me to be better every day,” Moore said. “After the program, I had three job offers and got to pick the one that worked best for me and my family. I am now financially stable, able to take care of my kids, and pay all of my bills. My life is completely different than before, and I am proud of myself for taking a chance at a better future.”

Bank of America’s Neighborhood Champions program, in particular, supports the role strong nonprofit leaders play in advancing economic mobility and is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country. Alongside Memphis, the bank is bringing the program to 40 communities across the U.S. as part of its commitment to investing in the long-term health of communities.

“The Neighborhood Champions grant has helped us provide critical resources to our Code School students with the skills and supportive services they need for long-term career success, and has brought corporate and nonprofit partners in to support our students in new ways,” said Meka Egwuekwe, Executive Director, CodeCrew. “We value Bank of America’s partnership in helping us achieve our goals.”

The Neighborhood Champions program is for nonprofits that are poised to take their work to the next level. Leading members of the community participated in a collaborative selection process to identify this year’s awardee. Examples of the topics for the virtual leadership training awarded include human capital management, increasing financial sustainability and storytelling.

For more than 15 years, Bank of America has invested $240 million in 49 communities through its signature philanthropic initiative Neighborhood Builders, partnering with more than 1,000 nonprofits and helping more than 2,000 nonprofit leaders strengthen their leadership skills. The Neighborhood Champions program in Memphis will strengthen the bank’s commitment to advancing economic mobility and nonprofit leadership.

 

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The week will kick off at the Whitehaven Stakeholders Meeting hosted by Rev. Earle Fisher, Ph.D. at Electrolyfe Juice Bar, 4466 Elvis Presley Bld. Suite 164 in the First Memphis Plaza Bldg. that is owned by the Christian Method Episcopal Church - CME.  Electrolyfe will also be celebrating their 2nd year anniversary, and was chosen as the Kick-Off site because of this, and they are relatively new (2 years old), truly small (4 employees) and because of their persistence and resiliency. (They survived two break-ins their first year in business)

Walker and Fisher will make remarks, followed by Memphis City Council Chair Patrice Robinson of Dis 3 which includes Whitehaven. Robinson will present proclamations to Electrolyfe and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association. 

“It is important to support Whitehaven area Restaurants because any thriving and stabilized community has a system and strategy to keep its resources circulating within it before they are funneled out of it. Whitehaven can lead the way in black economic stabilization and sovereignty. It starts with an intentional and unified support of black businesses (including the restaurants) WITHIN our community.” Explains Fisher, Pastor, Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, and founder of #UptheVote901. 

A number of participating restaurants are on board with a variety of cuisines for all palates to include...BALA's Bistro (West African & American), Egg King (Breakfast & Lunch), Electrolyfe Juice Bar (Juice/Smoothies, Salads & Wraps), Kountry Cookin’ (Southern Soul Food), Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken (Chicken, Sandwiches & Homemade Desserts) 

Louis H. Martin III, owner of Uncle Lou’s established April 4, 2001 was as featured on the Food Network and receiver of many awards and, believes in giving back to the community and supports a variety of causes in Whitehaven and around Memphis and is a proud participant with WBRW. WBRW’s participating restaurants are highly anticipating “Anxious Appetites” to ascend onto the area and patronized them while and enjoying some of the best food that Memphis has to offer. WBRW picked the MLK Holiday weekend/week because it gives more people an opportunity to support Dr. King’s advocacy of economic justice by supporting black owned businesses as a way of addressing poverty, and the Whitehaven Community simultaneously.  Walker is asking that everyone come out and support Whitehaven area Restaurants as there is something for everyone even those with healthy/vegetarian/vegan desires.

Unfortunately, most Black dollars leave the community without turning over at least one time. Lee Jenkins, author of Taking Care of Business said, “The Black dollar turns over less than once on an average before it leaves the Black community. Asians turn over their money nine times in their communities, and Whites turn their money over eight times before it leaves. Keeping money in our circle means that the circle becomes stronger.” 

Trey McKnight, Executive Director of GWERC - Greater Whitehaven Economic Redevelopment Corporation shares, “In order for our businesses to grow wealth, we must spend our dollars where we live. Currently, the dollar remains in our community less than 2 hours. Other communities on average the dollar remains in that community more than a week. Supporting this event will not only support the economic growth of Whitehaven, but it will also support the overall economic growth of the City of Memphis.

The I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association (ILWNA) was founded in 2018 by Whitehaven Stakeholder, Pearl Eva Walker. Its mission is to help rebrand Whitehaven through a variety of activities with an emphasis on supporting small businesses and focusing on marketing and promotions. Their findings are that many of the area businesses could increase their support, and profits if people simply knew they existed. Unfortunately, many businesses feel that can’t afford to promote and advertise their businesses.

Whitehaven was annexed to Memphis 50 years ago on January 1, 1970, so WBRW is the first of a series of activities commemorating the 50th, concluding with their 2nd Annual I Love Whitehaven Weekend, Nov 20-23, 2020 centered around the Memphis Christmas Parade in Whitehaven. Many of the longtime residents of Whitehaven long for the Whitehaven of yesterday when it comes to certain goods and services, but ILWHA judges it is important to support Whitehaven area owned businesses in spite of this as new developments are occurring simultaneously.  

WBRW is sponsored by participating restaurants, Motherland Gallery 4080 Elvis Presley Blvd., Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church 3890 Millbranch, and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association. 

 

Credentialed Media are welcome to attend

For more information contact: Pearl Eva Walker @ 901.289.6909 or pearlevawalker@gmail.com

The week will kick off at the Whitehaven Stakeholders Meeting hosted by Rev. Earle Fisher, Ph.D. at Electrolyfe Juice Bar, 4466 Elvis Presley Bld. Suite 164 in the First Memphis Plaza Bldg. that is owned by the Christian Method Episcopal Church - CME.  Electrolyfe will also be celebrating their 2nd year anniversary, and was chosen as the Kick-Off site because of this, and they are relatively new (2 years old), truly small (4 employees) and because of their persistence and resiliency. (They survived two break-ins their first year in business)

Walker and Fisher will make remarks, followed by Memphis City Council Chair Patrice Robinson of Dis 3 which includes Whitehaven. Robinson will present proclamations to Electrolyfe and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association. 

“It is important to support Whitehaven area Restaurants because any thriving and stabilized community has a system and strategy to keep its resources circulating within it before they are funneled out of it. Whitehaven can lead the way in black economic stabilization and sovereignty. It starts with an intentional and unified support of black businesses (including the restaurants) WITHIN our community.” Explains Fisher, Pastor, Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, and founder of #UptheVote901. 

A number of participating restaurants are on board with a variety of cuisines for all palates to include...BALA's Bistro (West African & American), Egg King (Breakfast & Lunch), Electrolyfe Juice Bar (Juice/Smoothies, Salads & Wraps), Kountry Cookin’ (Southern Soul Food), Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken (Chicken, Sandwiches & Homemade Desserts) 

Louis H. Martin III, owner of Uncle Lou’s established April 4, 2001 was as featured on the Food Network and receiver of many awards and, believes in giving back to the community and supports a variety of causes in Whitehaven and around Memphis and is a proud participant with WBRW. WBRW’s participating restaurants are highly anticipating “Anxious Appetites” to ascend onto the area and patronized them while and enjoying some of the best food that Memphis has to offer. WBRW picked the MLK Holiday weekend/week because it gives more people an opportunity to support Dr. King’s advocacy of economic justice by supporting black owned businesses as a way of addressing poverty, and the Whitehaven Community simultaneously.  Walker is asking that everyone come out and support Whitehaven area Restaurants as there is something for everyone even those with healthy/vegetarian/vegan desires.

Unfortunately, most Black dollars leave the community without turning over at least one time. Lee Jenkins, author of Taking Care of Business said, “The Black dollar turns over less than once on an average before it leaves the Black community. Asians turn over their money nine times in their communities, and Whites turn their money over eight times before it leaves. Keeping money in our circle means that the circle becomes stronger.” 

Trey McKnight, Executive Director of GWERC - Greater Whitehaven Economic Redevelopment Corporation shares, “In order for our businesses to grow wealth, we must spend our dollars where we live. Currently, the dollar remains in our community less than 2 hours. Other communities on average the dollar remains in that community more than a week. Supporting this event will not only support the economic growth of Whitehaven, but it will also support the overall economic growth of the City of Memphis.

The I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association (ILWNA) was founded in 2018 by Whitehaven Stakeholder, Pearl Eva Walker. Its mission is to help rebrand Whitehaven through a variety of activities with an emphasis on supporting small businesses and focusing on marketing and promotions. Their findings are that many of the area businesses could increase their support, and profits if people simply knew they existed. Unfortunately, many businesses feel that can’t afford to promote and advertise their businesses.

Whitehaven was annexed to Memphis 50 years ago on January 1, 1970, so WBRW is the first of a series of activities commemorating the 50th, concluding with their 2nd Annual I Love Whitehaven Weekend, Nov 20-23, 2020 centered around the Memphis Christmas Parade in Whitehaven. Many of the longtime residents of Whitehaven long for the Whitehaven of yesterday when it comes to certain goods and services, but ILWHA judges it is important to support Whitehaven area owned businesses in spite of this as new developments are occurring simultaneously.  

WBRW is sponsored by participating restaurants, Motherland Gallery 4080 Elvis Presley Blvd., Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church 3890 Millbranch, and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association. 

 

Credentialed Media are welcome to attend

For more information contact: Pearl Eva Walker @ 901.289.6909 or pearlevawalker@gmail.com

The week will kick off at the Whitehaven Stakeholders Meeting hosted by Rev. Earle Fisher, Ph.D. at Electrolyfe Juice Bar, 4466 Elvis Presley Bld. Suite 164 in the First Memphis Plaza Bldg. that is owned by the Christian Method Episcopal Church - CME.  Electrolyfe will also be celebrating their 2nd year anniversary, and was chosen as the Kick-Off site because of this, and they are relatively new (2 years old), truly small (4 employees) and because of their persistence and resiliency. (They survived two break-ins their first year in business)

Walker and Fisher will make remarks, followed by Memphis City Council Chair Patrice Robinson of Dis 3 which includes Whitehaven. Robinson will present proclamations to Electrolyfe and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association. 

“It is important to support Whitehaven area Restaurants because any thriving and stabilized community has a system and strategy to keep its resources circulating within it before they are funneled out of it. Whitehaven can lead the way in black economic stabilization and sovereignty. It starts with an intentional and unified support of black businesses (including the restaurants) WITHIN our community.” Explains Fisher, Pastor, Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, and founder of #UptheVote901. 

A number of participating restaurants are on board with a variety of cuisines for all palates to include...BALA's Bistro (West African & American), Egg King (Breakfast & Lunch), Electrolyfe Juice Bar (Juice/Smoothies, Salads & Wraps), Kountry Cookin’ (Southern Soul Food), Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken (Chicken, Sandwiches & Homemade Desserts) 

Louis H. Martin III, owner of Uncle Lou’s established April 4, 2001 was as featured on the Food Network and receiver of many awards and, believes in giving back to the community and supports a variety of causes in Whitehaven and around Memphis and is a proud participant with WBRW. WBRW’s participating restaurants are highly anticipating “Anxious Appetites” to ascend onto the area and patronized them while and enjoying some of the best food that Memphis has to offer. WBRW picked the MLK Holiday weekend/week because it gives more people an opportunity to support Dr. King’s advocacy of economic justice by supporting black owned businesses as a way of addressing poverty, and the Whitehaven Community simultaneously.  Walker is asking that everyone come out and support Whitehaven area Restaurants as there is something for everyone even those with healthy/vegetarian/vegan desires.

Unfortunately, most Black dollars leave the community without turning over at least one time. Lee Jenkins, author of Taking Care of Business said, “The Black dollar turns over less than once on an average before it leaves the Black community. Asians turn over their money nine times in their communities, and Whites turn their money over eight times before it leaves. Keeping money in our circle means that the circle becomes stronger.” 

Trey McKnight, Executive Director of GWERC - Greater Whitehaven Economic Redevelopment Corporation shares, “In order for our businesses to grow wealth, we must spend our dollars where we live. Currently, the dollar remains in our community less than 2 hours. Other communities on average the dollar remains in that community more than a week. Supporting this event will not only support the economic growth of Whitehaven, but it will also support the overall economic growth of the City of Memphis.

The I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association (ILWNA) was founded in 2018 by Whitehaven Stakeholder, Pearl Eva Walker. Its mission is to help rebrand Whitehaven through a variety of activities with an emphasis on supporting small businesses and focusing on marketing and promotions. Their findings are that many of the area businesses could increase their support, and profits if people simply knew they existed. Unfortunately, many businesses feel that can’t afford to promote and advertise their businesses.

Whitehaven was annexed to Memphis 50 years ago on January 1, 1970, so WBRW is the first of a series of activities commemorating the 50th, concluding with their 2nd Annual I Love Whitehaven Weekend, Nov 20-23, 2020 centered around the Memphis Christmas Parade in Whitehaven. Many of the longtime residents of Whitehaven long for the Whitehaven of yesterday when it comes to certain goods and services, but ILWHA judges it is important to support Whitehaven area owned businesses in spite of this as new developments are occurring simultaneously.  

WBRW is sponsored by participating restaurants, Motherland Gallery 4080 Elvis Presley Blvd., Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church 3890 Millbranch, and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association. 

 

Credentialed Media are welcome to attend

For more information contact: Pearl Eva Walker @ 901.289.6909 or pearlevawalker@gmail.com

The week will kick off at the Whitehaven Stakeholders Meeting hosted by Rev. Earle Fisher, Ph.D. at Electrolyfe Juice Bar, 4466 Elvis Presley Bld. Suite 164 in the First Memphis Plaza Bldg. that is owned by the Christian Method Episcopal Church - CME.  Electrolyfe will also be celebrating their 2nd year anniversary, and was chosen as the Kick-Off site because of this, and they are relatively new (2 years old), truly small (4 employees) and because of their persistence and resiliency. (They survived two break-ins their first year in business)
 
Walker and Fisher will make remarks, followed by Memphis City Council Chair Patrice Robinson of Dis 3 which includes Whitehaven. Robinson will present proclamations to Electrolyfe and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association.  
 
“It is important to support Whitehaven area Restaurants because any thriving and stabilized community has a system and strategy to keep its resources circulating within it before they are funneled out of it. Whitehaven can lead the way in black economic stabilization and sovereignty. It starts with an intentional and unified support of black businesses (including the restaurants) WITHIN our community.” Explains Fisher, Pastor, Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, and founder of #UptheVote901.
A number of participating restaurants are on board with a variety of cuisines for all palates to include...BALA's Bistro (West African & American), Egg King (Breakfast & Lunch), Electrolyfe Juice Bar (Juice/Smoothies, Salads & Wraps), Kountry Cookin’ (Southern Soul Food), Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken (Chicken, Sandwiches & Homemade Desserts)  

Louis H. Martin III, owner of Uncle Lou’s established April 4, 2001 was as featured on the Food Network and receiver of many awards and, believes in giving back to the community and supports a variety of causes in Whitehaven and around Memphis and is a proud participant with WBRW. WBRW’s participating restaurants are highly anticipating “Anxious Appetites” to ascend onto the area and patronized them while and enjoying some of the best food that Memphis has to offer. WBRW picked the MLK Holiday weekend/week because it gives more people an opportunity to support Dr. King’s advocacy of economic justice by supporting black owned businesses as a way of addressing poverty, and the Whitehaven Community simultaneously.  Walker is asking that everyone come out and support Whitehaven area Restaurants as there is something for everyone even those with healthy/vegetarian/vegan desires.
 
Unfortunately, most Black dollars leave the community without turning over at least one time. Lee Jenkins, author of Taking Care of Business said, “The Black dollar turns over less than once on an average before it leaves the Black community. Asians turn over their money nine times in their communities, and Whites turn their money over eight times before it leaves. Keeping money in our circle means that the circle becomes stronger.”
Trey McKnight, Executive Director of GWERC - Greater Whitehaven Economic Redevelopment Corporation shares, “In order for our businesses to grow wealth, we must spend our dollars where we live. Currently, the dollar remains in our community less than 2 hours. Other communities on average the dollar remains in that community more than a week. Supporting this event will not only support the economic growth of Whitehaven, but it will also support the overall economic growth of the City of Memphis.

The I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association (ILWNA) was founded in 2018 by Whitehaven Stakeholder, Pearl Eva Walker. Its mission is to help rebrand Whitehaven through a variety of activities with an emphasis on supporting small businesses and focusing on marketing and promotions. Their findings are that many of the area businesses could increase their support, and profits if people simply knew they existed. Unfortunately, many businesses feel that can’t afford to promote and advertise their businesses.

Whitehaven was annexed to Memphis 50 years ago on January 1, 1970, so WBRW is the first of a series of activities commemorating the 50th, concluding with their 2nd Annual I Love Whitehaven Weekend, Nov 20-23, 2020 centered around the Memphis Christmas Parade in Whitehaven. Many of the longtime residents of Whitehaven long for the Whitehaven of yesterday when it comes to certain goods and services, but ILWHA judges it is important to support Whitehaven area owned businesses in spite of this as new developments are occurring simultaneously. 

WBRW is sponsored by participating restaurants, Motherland Gallery 4080 Elvis Presley Blvd., Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church 3890 Millbranch, and the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood Association.

 

Credentialed Media are welcome to attend
For more information contact: Pearl Eva Walker @ 901.289.6909 or pearlevawalker@gmail.com

 

“This is such exciting news,” said Father Ryan’s 2019 Relay For Life co-chair Madison Ahern, “and we are thrilled with the honor. But we know this is an award shared by every Father Ryan student who has been a part of Relay over these last 10 years. It sounds weird to say, but I think our success is because it’s all student-led. We have four adults who are moderators, but Father Ryan students have always been the leaders. And I think that’s why it’s so incredible.”

Begun by then Father Ryan Dean of Campus Ministry and Student Life Tim Forbes, Relay For Life captured the attention of the students early on, in large measure because so many of the students had family members and classmates who had battled this disease.

This year’s Co-chair Danny Farone is one of them. When he was in third grade, his sister, Grace of the Class of 2013, was diagnosed with sarcoma in her finger during her senior year at Father Ryan. His family attended the Father Ryan High School Relay For Life that year, and the event left its mark on Danny. He has attended every year since.

“It did a lot for my family (after my sister was diagnosed). It gave us hope and gave her hope. That always touched me, so I wanted to give back,” Danny said, explaining why he volunteered for what could be a considered a three-month full-time job during his senior year. “It’s not a job,” he insists though. “It’s a privilege.”

The 2019 Relay For Life at Father Ryan was the largest to date. There were 45 students serving on the Relay planning committee, working on marketing, production and team recruitment. A total of 35 teams registered, all of which were led by students, except for the faculty and staff team. Teams were headed by students in groups such as the girls soccer team, Father Ryan drumline, and sophomore boys, students from schools such as St. Cecilia Academy, Holy Rosary Academy, Pope John Paull II High School, Ensworth, and others also created their own teams. The fundraising efforts included penny wars, “Miracle Minute” collections during a home football game, two give-back nights with local businesses, a benefit concert and the day-of events. All were organized and carried out by the students.

“We are proud and humbled by this news,” said Dean of Campus Ministry and Student Life Elizabeth Elfers. “And we are really thrilled for the students. They are the ones who have made this program such an integral part of the Father Ryan experience. From the very first year, they have embraced our Relay For Life and they have committed the time and effort each year to engage the student body, to plan events and to ask for contributions. They have grown as a result, both in their skills and in their hearts.”

John Bearden, a Golden Grad of Father Ryan (Class of ’68) and current president of the American Cancer Society Tennessee Area Board, said, “I am honored in my position to thank and celebrate this generation of students. As leaders in the fight against cancer, they are helping us transform this disease from deadly to treatable, and treatable to preventable. These Father Ryan students are changing the course of cancer and inspiring us with their incredible energy to make a difference right here in Nashville.”

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Prabal Gurung x The Glenlivet

"The launch of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, with our NYFW: The Shows sponsorship and collaboration with Prabal Gurung, is the latest proof point of how our brand continues to open up the whisky category," said Shefali Murdia, Director, Brand Engagement, The Glenlivet. "By bringing a new taste palate and working with unique partners, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old is inviting consumers to rethink the old world of Scotch whisky."

NORTH COAST

Aug. 31: Taste of Sonoma, 100 wineries. Green Music Center, Sonoma State University
Sept. 6-7: Winesong Weekend, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg
Sept. 7: Calistoga Wine Experience, Pioneer Park, Calistoga
Sept: 19-21: Sonoma County Wine Auction, La Crema Estate, Windsor
Sept. 21: Lake County Wine Auction, Chacewater Winery, Kelseyville

CAFÉ GIO
In addition to The Ponti, the museum also will offer quick-service casual dining at Café Gio.

With visitor spaces also designed by BOSS.architecture and Jessica Doran Interiors, Café Gio will be located across the main hall from The Ponti on level one of the welcome center. Patrons of the café will be able to enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating, with a 1,273-square-foot interior, and a 1,088-square-foot terrace.

Café Gio will be open seven days a week during regular museum hours.

CATERING
Exclusive, onsite catering and bar services will be available for all private events booked at the DAM. The museum's operating partner, Culinaire International, will operate all museum food services, including The Ponti, Café Gio and Denver Art Museum Catering.

 

About The Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Metro citizens support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. For museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

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The images will be released via a digital campaign across social media with all vendors involved
and are expected to exceed over 40 million impressions.  All photos feature the newest wedding dress styles, bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses from Kleinfeld Bridal and Kleinfeld Bridal Party. Brides can easily imagine themselves saying 'I do' as the shoot, full of bridal inspiration, showcases unique settings coupled with gorgeous dresses Click here for the campaign video & click here for the campaign images. For press inquiries, interview requests and images, please contact Jennette Kruszka at: Jkruszka@kleinfeldbridal.com

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Bob has a history of success in retail. He has led large retail teams through behavioral and cultural transformations, driving customer focus and sales through talent planning, coaching and development. Jeff previously worked at David's Bridal in supply chain from 2003 through 2014. Before and after David's, Jeff held senior roles in supply chain, strategy and business integration in large retailers and as an independent consultant.

About HDX WILL

HDX Will is a cone beam CT scan manufacturer that specializes in groundbreaking imaging. Achieving global expansion in 2017, HDX WILL has stunned the US market with superb image clarity, personalized service, and unparalleled education for their customers. HDX WILL provided the imaging for this case evaluation and planning. HDX WILL worked in cooperation with Dr. Massad to create a digital model for this reconstruction.

Additionally, Bar Louie is offering an exclusive Jason Aldean sweepstakes for its customers surrounding the release of 9, with one lucky winner and a guest winning a trip to see the superstar in concert in 2020. More information on the promotion can be found at www.barlouie.com/jasonaldean.

3D printing enables affordable prosthetics for growing children

An inspiring movement to emerge is the use of 3D printing to create affordable prosthetics for children. Traditional prosthetics can cost between $5000 and $50,000 and provide an insurmountable financial challenge for parents, as children require a new prosthetic every few months. Charitable organizations such as e-NABLE are using 3D printing to create hands and arms from open source designs to relieve this burden from parents around the world. Not only are the prosthetics affordable, but the lead times are decreased relative to the lengthy customization process of traditional prosthetics. While this application has limited contribution to the overall market value, there are significant unmet needs in the field of prosthetics that are going to be met by 3D printing technology.

IDTechEx have published a series of market intelligence reports related to 3D printing technology and applications. To find out more, please refer to www.IDTechEx.com/research/3D.

To connect with others join us at The IDTechEx Show! USA 2019, November 20 - 21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Presenting the latest emerging technologies at one event, with seven concurrent conferences and a single exhibition covering Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Graphene, Internet of Things, Printed Electronics, Sensors and Wearable Technology. Please visit www.IDTechEx.com/USA to find out more.

IDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research, Consultancy and Event products, helping you profit from emerging technologies. For more information on IDTechEx Research and Consultancy contact research@IDTechEx.com or visit www.IDTechEx.com

Make Your Neighbors Green with Envy

Curb appeal mistakes aren't solely limited to gardening; they apply to lawn care too.

According to Rochow, a surefire way to ruin a yard's aesthetic involves fertilizing. "Over-fertilizing can cause grass to turn yellow and create bald spots," he says. "Instead, use a time-release fertilizer, as it's much less likely to 'burn' your grass."

He also recommends keeping grass longer to deliver a fuller look and prevent lawn damage from the sun.

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The #WynwoodExperience: Throughout the weekend and in partnership with Wynwood BID, participating Wynwood businesses are offering show-goers discounts upon presentation of a Home Show admission ticket.

"The Wynwood Business Improvement District welcomes the return of the Home Design and Remodeling Show to Wynwood. We are proud to have led the effort to bring the renowned show to our vibrant neighborhood for many years to come," said Manny Gonzalez, Executive Director, Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID). "We encourage visitors to make a day of their visit and explore our neighborhood, from photographing the district's iconic street art to enjoying its award-winning restaurants and bars."

Show Hours: Friday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday Noon - 9:30 pm
Sunday Noon - 9:30 pm
Monday Noon – 7:30 pm

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JustMy for Business

TOOLbox of services to help you do what you do best, serve your Mission. Join the team and together we will discover, create, and #BeAmazing. This is JustMy!

employee satisfaction." "We have a saying at Care To Stay Home®, Hire for Character and Train for Skill," said Mr. Parker Wells, Chief Operating Officer who went on to say, "Recruiting has been a top priority for our company, we want to hire and retain the best talent in the business." The survey results also showed that 98% of all new hires felt that they felt welcomed and part of the team upon joining Care To Stay Home®.

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GRIT Field Test

As part of the five-month contract awarded in June 2019, IBM is facilitating a field test for the VA's GRIT tool. Partners for the field test include Total Brain,