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2015 Young Memphis: David Underwood, Dunavant Logistics

David Underwood moved around a lot growing up, living in several states due to his father’s occupation, but Memphis caught his attention. Underwood enrolled at the University of Memphis. He was in logistics, so Memphis was certainly a place of opportunity in his field. But Chicago and Atlanta offered possibilities, too. So he and his wife, who’d moved around a lot also, considered their options thoroughly, finally deciding Memphis would be home. “Why move again?” the Underwoods asked themselves. “Everything we want is here.”
Posted: 1/26/2016 7:30:00 AM | with 0 comments

We Sustain Shelby Campaign Kicks Off February 1st

Starting on February 1st, the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability is launching a new campaign to help local individuals and groups cut energy and water use, reduce waste and be better stewards of the environment. 
Posted: 1/25/2016 7:30:00 AM | with 0 comments

ArtsMemphis: Communicating All of the Memphis Story

Elizabeth Rouse evolved into the role of cheerleader for the Memphis arts community. As a transplant born in Mobile, Ala., her mother put her in ballet, but Rouse wanted to watch the graceful dance, not perform it. 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.
Posted: 1/20/2016 10:04:11 AM | with 0 comments

The Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan: Connecting people through the region's green spaces

Green spaces are helping cities attract new, green dollars into their economies and helping them keep the ones they already have. The Mid-South’s “ambitious” Greenprint plan may be one of the biggest such projects in the country. 
Posted: 1/19/2016 4:11:27 PM | with 0 comments

2015 Young Memphis: Carlissa Shaw, Horne & Wells

So many of her friends left Memphis for college, but after arriving at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Carlissa Shaw realized she would be planting herself in her native soil. “As soon as I left, I knew I had to come back,” she said. “There was work for me to do here.” The University of Memphis law school graduate found a place to make a direct impact - in the courtroom as an attorney at Horne & Wells. She is also a volunteer at Memphis Legal Services and offers free legal advice to the public as host of Q&A show, “Let’s Talk Law,” on 1340 WLOK.
Posted: 1/12/2016 4:14:37 PM | with 0 comments

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