Recently, Mayor A C Wharton announced that a $350,000 ArtPlace America grant has been awarded to the Broad Avenue Water Tower Depot, a new community development in Tioga's neighborhood, the Broad Avenue Arts District. An active warehouse loading dock area on historic Broad Avenue will be revitalized into a community outdoor arts gathering and performance space. The 140-foot water tower will also be transformed into a public art beacon. There are already so many great things taking pla... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at May 31
We spent Saturday, May 11 volunteering with other women for Memphis Habitat's annual Women Build event. This year, Women Build took place at Memphis Habitat's rehab house in Collierville, Tenn., where we worked to remove old, damaged siding. We thought this was a perfect opportunity to give back to a great local organization that's on a mission to eliminate poverty housing and blight in our community. Overall, we enjoyed partnering with Memphis Habitat, and hope to co... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at May 20
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency reminded contractors and subcontractors that the RRP rule must be adhered to by issuing 17 enforcement actions across the country. The rule protects homeowners and tenants from hazardous lead dust that can be left behind after renovations or repairs to older homes. It also requires contractors and subcontractors to obtain proper training and certification and use lead-safe work practices. These steps ensure that lead dust is minimized, and the ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at May 14
We'd like to congratulate our president, Maggie Strom, on being selected for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Emerging Leaders Initiative, Class of 2013. So far, 74 business leaders in Memphis have graduated from the program. Over the course of seven months, Maggie will be attending specialized training workshops, meeting with mentors and participating in a number of opportunities where she can connect with peers, city leaders and other important community members. The Emer... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at May 9
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Posted by Larkin Myers at May 3