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Shining Brightly in the Edge District

When Orion Federal Credit Union began the search to relocate their corporate headquarters, it was about more than just a new facility – it was also about
supporting the Memphis community. After exploring and assessing options citywide,
they decided on the former Wonder Bread bakery building, and with this move, they became an anchor tenant in what might have been a forgotten, deserted area of the city core.

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The Ladies of the Memphis City Council-2019

I had the pleasure of sitting down with the ladies of the Memphis City Council, and just as 4Memphis magazine highlights the positive of our city”, these women are working together to make Memphis its best. Council’s Vice Chair Patrice Robinson represents District 3; Jamita Swearengen represents District 4; Gerre Currie represents District 6; and Cheyenne Johnson represents Super District 8-2. While each councilwoman represents the city and individual parts and neighborhoods of the city, one
thing is for sure – they all come together on Council Tuesdays to work together!

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Marcella Simien Creole Roots + Memphis Soul

Marcella moved to the Bluff City after high school to attend the Memphis College of Art. “I applied to SCAD in Savannah, a couple schools in New Orleans, and MCA. I got into them all, but I just really liked the vibe of Memphis. When I visited the
college, I just knew this was where I needed to be.
Driving through Overton Park, I felt the energy of the city and it just felt right.”

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Emerging Memphis Designer Project

Memphis Fashion Week’s (MFW)
Emerging Memphis Designer Project (EMDP) was built out of a need in the Memphis Community for local emerging designers to present their pieces to a wider audience. Memphis Fashion Week works with selected designers through a seven month process to fine tune designs, pick fabrics, fit models and complete designs
for the runway. At the end of the process MFW hopes
to see their designers grow their skills, promote their businesses and enhance the design industry in Memphis.

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Know your Local Grocer

The Memphis grocery scene has certainly evolved over the years, but a couple of staple stores remain a popular destination for shoppers – Stepherson’s Superlo and High Point Grocery.

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New Year Reboot

It’s no doubt that “getting back in shape” is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions
out there. Unfortunately, studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, which means, by the time February rolls around, you’ve likely disappointed yourself. But it’s okay! Memphis has plenty of options when you decide you can’t do it alone. Being a part of a community or team is key for changing your old habits–and that is exactly what Memphis has to offer – from yoga to crossfit. Indian Guru, Osho, says, “If you can strike the chord of consistency on the guitar of life, the world will dance to your music of greatness”. Let
the Memphis community help you achieve your goals, so you can live your best life!

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Always a Bridesmaid: The Business of Bella Bridesmaids

FOR KELSEY JONES STEPHENS, 2018 will be remembered as a year of bridal beginnings: she bought a bridal business and she got married. While she was planning her own wedding, Kelsey discovered an opportunity to be in the bridal fashion business with Bella Bridesmaids Memphis, an ideal blend of her fashion merchandising degree and passion for all-things-bridal. Kelsey was in Ridgeland, Mississippi, with her …