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MEMPHIS CROSSROADS: Beyond the Casino Lights

The following is an article from the Memphis Crossroads digital magazine. To view the full article and magazine, click here.

Troy Keeping is not really a suit and tie guy.

He said exactly that at lunch recently while he was wearing a suit and tie. But he explained that he had a television interview later and, as the president and general manager of Southland Park Gaming & Racing, he knew he needed to look the part. 
Posted: 2/25/2015 2:24:20 PM | with 0 comments

4 Reasons to Help 400 Shelby County Students Succeed

Through the SUCCESS High Schools Initiative, Leadership Memphis is raising $50,000 to take 400 Shelby County High School students on local and regional college and career tours in the summer of 2015. This initiative is implemented in eight high schools – East, Fairley, George Washington Carver, Hamilton, Kingsbury, Kirby, Melrose and Trezevant – with the goal to increase the post-secondary continuation rate for these schools. SUCCESS infuses 400 executives over a 5-year period (they’re currently on year three) to positively impact nearly 7,000 students. The Leadership Club and Graduation Advisory Program (GAP) are the primary components of this initiative.
Posted: 2/25/2015 2:22:25 PM | with 0 comments

10 to Watch: Chef Kelly English's Restaurant Iris & Second Line

The following is a preview of the 10 to Watch issue of our Memphis Crossroads digital magazine. The full magazine debuts on March 9, but you can click here to see past issues.

There’s a reason they are called “spectator sports.” Big moves and major plays leave us gasping one minute and cheering the next. This year, our 10 to Watch companies execute game plans and cheer as they put points on the board (or profits on the bottom line).

The companies we’re going to watch this year all play in different market sectors - dining, education, aviation, and more. The players are different, too. On our list, you have up-and-comers, seasoned vets, expansion teams, champions, and legacy outfits looking to hit major milestones. But beneath their teams’ logos, they all represent Memphis and credit our city with at least part of their success. 

If business were really a sport, consider this our scouting report.   

This week's spotlight is on Chef Kelly English's Restaurant Iris/Second Line.
Posted: 2/18/2015 1:19:55 PM | with 0 comments

Visible Music College: 15 Years of Music Education & Innovation

After 15 years of business, member Visible Music College has become a leader in innovation for the music education industry. Dr. Ken Steorts, founder and president, shares advice on finding the right idea, striving for innovation and embracing success.
Posted: 2/16/2015 11:19:07 AM | with 0 comments

MEMPHIS CROSSROADS: The Entrepreneur's One Stop Shop

The following post is an article from the Fall 2014 issue of Memphis Crossroads digital magazine. To see the original article or view the full magazine click here.
Posted: 2/10/2015 2:47:17 PM | with 0 comments

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