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Fourth Bluff

Post-protests, neighborhoods lead Memphis' greenspace growth

The momentum behind the “Save the Greensward” protests could find positive outlet in a handful of new initiatives to get communities engaged in maintaining greenspaces.

Dr. Bean

Inspiration for Downtown coffee shop started in the emergency room

Dr. Bean's Coffee and Tea Emporium stands out from other local roasters in Memphis. At its helm is Dr. Albert Bean, an emergency room physician who brings precision to the art of preparing coffee.  

sage Robotics

Bringing robots to Byhalia

Alex McClarty’s hometown in rural Mississippi has limited access to STEM education and career opportunities. With his company Sage Robotics, he wants to bring robot kits to area schools to increase the visibility of tech in rural communities.

Art Walk

Binghampton immigrants sell food to share their stories

Better understanding and fostering an entrepreneurship community in Binghampton could result in a growing food and restaurant scene in the diverse neighborhood.

Kylee Richard

Speed of LITE: Soulsville student builds an app to boost productivity

A Soulsville Charter School senior has created an app that other students and young adults can use to find motivation and organization to face daily challenges.

James Brown

Speed of LITE: Changing the visibility of minority entrepreneurs

“Urban areas and ghettoes make more followers than leaders,” said James Brown, a high school entrepreneur. "I want to change that."


Speed of LITE: Formerly homeless student reinvents the homeless care package

A care package for the homeless might include a sandwich, a toothbrush and a couple bucks if you’re lucky. Within hours, all that well-meaning effort disappears.  

Terence Patterson

Terence Patterson wants to bring the "Memphis Sound" to Main Street

Terence Patterson is President and CEO of the Downtown Memphis Commission, and is using his diverse background in corporate finance, corporate law, and education policy to lead the effort of making Downtown Memphis a better place to work, live, learn, invest, and visit. 
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