Blog

The LPBC team has the opportunity to attend and host many events throughout the year. This blog will chronicle our journey through the Mid-South and a witness account of all of the amazing things happening in our community. We hope you enjoy our stories and check out our upcoming events page under the get involved tab to join in on the journey!

  • Helping Hands of Porter-Leath

    Helping Hands of Porter-Leath

    During a recent visit to the American Way Head Start and Early Head Start center run by non-profit Porter-Leath, I was reminded of the power placed and found in our hands.
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  • Ballet On Wheels: Tutus in Transit

    Ballet On Wheels: Tutus in Transit

    What the New Deal and movie theaters provided in their respective times of need, Ballet on Wheels Dance School & Company is now providing for many in our Memphis community.
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  • Mid-South Mission of Mercy

    Mid-South Mission of Mercy

    This year over $1,000,000 in dental treatment and services was given by area professionals, including Dr. Chris Getman who closed his office (Getman Orthodontics) for a day so that he and his staff c
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  • Volunteer Odyssey Launches VolunteerCompass

    Volunteer Odyssey Launches VolunteerCompass

    The creation and launch of VolunteerCompass means that starting today, the way we approach volunteerism in Memphis will change and it will change in such a way as to infinitely increase the good that
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  • The School of Greatness: Lewis Howes

    The School of Greatness: Lewis Howes

    A former All-American football player, it was during the year and a half he spent recovering from a career-ending broken wrist that Howes began talking to and learning from leaders about their paths
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  • Rainbows and Hope

    Rainbows and Hope

    Recently, on an unusually warm January day in Memphis, I found myself at Rainbow Lake Playground in Overton Park surrounded by fellow Memphians who represented this goodness, peace, pride and diversi
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  • Bedrock Market & Café

    Bedrock Market & Café

    Bedrock is the brainchild of owner and chef Brandi Marter. Opened in 2015, Brandi has taken the “healthy eating” concept to a level of its- and her- own. There is not a single dish I’ve eaten at the
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  • "Les Passees Cabaret" | River City Rising

    "Les Passees Cabaret" | River City Rising

    There are several sections of sidewalk along East Parkway that are cracked and broken. It was only recently that I learned part of the reason for this is that massive tree roots have spread so widely
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  • What Are You Doing For Others? | #MLKDay

    What Are You Doing For Others? | #MLKDay

    As we celebrate the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend we are reminded that even as much as there might be darkness, so there is also much light.
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  • Lessons from StoryBrand

    Lessons from StoryBrand

    We have now entered the second week of the New Year and I am ready to put into action the resolutions I created for myself during the first week. Technically, the process could have begun on January
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  • Believe

    Believe

    Every year, as part of our Christmas traditions, we watch the same series of holiday movies. This includes the original 1947 version of “Miracle on 34th Street”....
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  • The Principle of Giving - Principle Toyota

    The Principle of Giving - Principle Toyota

    50 children from Winridge Elementary School were being granted their Christmas wishes a bit early this holiday season thanks to a collaborative effort between Principle Toyota, Walmart and Chick-fil-
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  • Honest Hamilton's

    Honest Hamilton's

    If you’ve wondered whether a company can be profit-based yet people-focused, Hamilton’s has given you the answer: yes. When someone truly sees and believes that you care about them more so than what
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  • #GritGrindGive

    #GritGrindGive

    Be part of the movement this year. As Jaclyn stated, it doesn’t matter what nonprofit you give to, or even how much; in fact, you can split your gift amongst several of them. Whatever choice you make
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  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day

    Today, I celebrate that God saw fit to change my heart and my life through the words and actions of a man, a Marine, who loves his country, defended his country, fought for his country and honors his
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  • Thinking About Tinker

    Thinking About Tinker

    Every so often I walk away after having watched a film and find myself remarkably impacted, unable to get the narrative out of my consciousness. Whether it was a full-length fictional or documentary
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  • IKEA Memphis Coming Soon!

    IKEA Memphis Coming Soon!

    A dear friend brought to my attention via social media that the Memphis-area IKEA’s opening day was announced, along with the side note that customers can begin lining up two days in advance to be pa
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  • Spooky Science Spectacular

    Spooky Science Spectacular

    ARMS (Autism Resources of the Mid-South), in collaboration with The Pink Palace Museum and sponsorship by the White Station Optimist Club, is determined to change engagement opportunities for autisti
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  • Williams Tanzania Mission

    Williams Tanzania Mission

    After having called Memphis home for the past 25 years, Ralph and Twyla left on October 4 to build a new home in Tanzania.
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  • Les Passees

    Les Passees

    In preparation for my meeting with members of Les Passees to discuss the organization’s annual fundraiser, the Stock Exchange, I was directed to this year’s “storefront” in Bartlett. Storefront, in t
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  • South Main Artspace Lofts

    South Main Artspace Lofts

    One of the biggest stressors that artists face is figuring out how to maintain stability while cultivating their craft without compromising their gifts. Thanks to Artspace, now Memphis will have a pl
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  • Operation Feed's Success

    Operation Feed's Success

    Operation Feed is the largest annual donation drive for the Mid-South Food Bank.
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  • Tupelo to Memphis

    Tupelo to Memphis

    Like many I embarked on a road trip over the Labor Day Weekend. Our trip took us about three hours outside of Memphis, to a friend’s beautiful lakeside property in Alabama. Following a fun weekend wi
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  • New Name Same People

    New Name Same People

    The name cityCURRENT is new but the people behind the name are exactly the same. They are a small group of individuals whose desire to give back is so deeply ingrained it has taken root and infiltrat
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  • Living By Example | River City Rising

    Living By Example | River City Rising

    Our words in the form of lectures and books can teach children what they want to be but it is in our actions they learn who they want to be. We aren’t always aware when they are watching us and it is
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  • National Night Out | River City Rising

    National Night Out | River City Rising

    There is power in sitting silently on our sofa with a neighbor whose husband has just been deployed for eight months. We sit next to her, void of words for this mother of three young children who has
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  • Memphis Film Prize | River City Rising

    Memphis Film Prize | River City Rising

    This past Thursday, on what is usually a quiet evening for The Cove on Broad Avenue in Memphis, it was standing room only. Hopeful artists from every part of the film-making spectrum waited to hear t
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  • The Big Onion | River City Rising

    The Big Onion | River City Rising

    Last week, under the guidance of Memphis educator Lauren Boccia, four students from St. Agnes Academy visited New York City. Their focus was not to take a bite out of The Big Apple but to be part of
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  • MempHistory: Pinch District | River City Rising

    MempHistory: Pinch District | River City Rising

    There has been a renewed sense of hope for concrete plans to revitalize the area of downtown Memphis known as the Pinch District.
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  • The Greatest Gift

    The Greatest Gift

    Two Memphians once only familiar with each other by six degrees of separation are now bonded for life, through a life. They each arrived at a place of complete surrender by publicly facing private fe
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  • "Back to School" | River City Rising

    "Back to School" | River City Rising

    Mid-South schools are officially back in session. For many teachers this means the beginning of another year during Mid-South schools are officially back in session. For many teachers this means th
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  • Roxie's 365

    Roxie's 365

    Besides Barbecue, my husband’s favorite food is burgers. He’s so fond of them, in fact, that during our years touring the country he would seek out the best burger spots in each city. Most were forge
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