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!

  • The SPARK: Tech For Progress

    Watch this month's The SPARK, where the theme is "Tech for Progress," with Candace Morgan, Managing Partner-Strategic Business Solutions of Verizon; Skip Redmond, President of Moore Tech; and Faith M
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  • The SPARK: Restoring Hope

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Restoring Hope.” We’ll learn more about a center dedicated to connecting individuals with resources they need to begin their journey out of homelessness; a nonpr
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  • The SPARK: Feeding Success

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Feeding Success.” We’ll learn more about an organization applying investment principles — quantitative and qualitative analysis — to disrupt our city's persisten
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  • The SPARK: Powering Positive Change

    "Powering Positive Change" features interviews with Megan Banaszek of Carpenter Art Garden; Sonji Branch of Communities in Schools of Tennessee at Memphis; and Darrin Mellinger of Cummins.
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  • The SPARK: The Plan for Success

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “The Plan for Success.” We’ll learn more about Church Health, an organization with a Memphis Plan for improving health and well-being, so people can experience th
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  • The SPARK: Strengthening Home

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Strengthening Home.” We’ll learn more about an organization fostering leadership among women and support programs that enable women and children to reach their
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  • The SPARK: The Power of Creating Art

    The SPARK champions business and community leaders igniting positive change. This month on The SPARK our theme is “The Power of Creating Art.” We’ll learn more about an organization creating communit
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  • The SPARK: Moving Forward with Faith

    We’ll learn more about Calvary Rescue Mission, a local faith-based nonprofit rebuilding the lives of homeless men; AngelStreet, an organization mentoring girls with music education and opportunities
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  • The SPARK: A Group Approach

    A Group Approach profiles Valerie Morris of Morris Marketing Group, a PR firm helping non-profits share their stories; Amanda Wiig of Make-A-Wish Mid-South, a non-profit granting the wishes of childr
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  • The SPARK: Technology as a Solution

    Technology is not just shaping the way we connect and communicate, it’s transforming the way we fight crime, we teach and help our children learn and succeed, we ideate and create new products, envir
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  • The 4th Annual SPARK Awards

    Watch The 4th Annual SPARK Awards, the Mid-South's annual televised award show focused on honoring individuals and organizations making a difference in our community.
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  • The SPARK: A Thread of Community Advisors

    Jeremy C. Park interviews Larry Jensen and Greg Spillyards of Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors, a company specializing in commercial real estate services that also focuses on helping communi
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  • The SPARK: A Mission of Nutrition

    This month on The SPARK our theme was “A Mission of Nutrition” with guests: D. Scott Bjork, President & CEO, Memphis Union Mission; Lyle Udell, Executive Director, Urban Bicycle Food Ministry; and T
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  • The SPARK: A Helpful Resource

    "A Helpful Resource" is the theme of The SPARK October 2017. Jeremy Park interviews John Butler, president of Agricenter International, a local leader in agricultural research, education, and conserv
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  • The SPARK: Restoring Hope and Home

    “Restoring Hope and Home” is the theme of The SPARK September 2017.
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  • The SPARK: Around the World from Memphis

    Around the World from Memphis is this episode's theme. Jeremy Park interviews Kim Kargbo of Women of Hope International, which helps people with disabilities in West Africa; Scovia Wilson of Operatio
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  • The SPARK: Enjoying The Outdoors

    "Enjoying the Outdoors" is the theme of this episode. Jeremy C. Park interviews Nika Martin of TruGreen, the largest professional lawncare company in North America, headquartered in Memphis; Craig Un
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  • The SPARK: Stories of Success

    This month we highlight Impact America - Tennessee, a nonprofit providing vision care and free tax preparation services to families in need; Harwood Center, an organization providing education, thera
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  • The SPARK: Assets of Art

    “Assets of Art” is the theme of The SPARK May 2017. Interviews highlight PRIZM Ensemble, The Orpheum Theatre Group,and Duncan Williams Asset Management.
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  • The SPARK: Leveraging Technology and Designing Success

    The theme of this episode of The Spark is “Leveraging Technology and Designing Success.” Host Jeremy Park features organizations making a difference like CodeCrew, DeSoto County Schools and MBI + Ima
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  • The SPARK: A Bright Future

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “A Bright Future.” We’ll learn more about a nonprofit helping high school students successfully apply to and succeed in college; an organization providing sports
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  • The SPARK - Raising the Roof of Success

    This month's theme is “Raising the Roof of Success.” Host Jeremy Park will introduce us to the Center for Transforming Communities, a nonprofit focused on asset-based community development; Germantow
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  • The SPARK: A Great Ride

    We’ll learn more about a nonprofit providing transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments; an organization using therapy horses and ponies to help individuals with physical, cognitive
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  • The SPARK: Charging Forward

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Charging Forward.”
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  • The SPARK: Art on Stage

    We sit down with GPAC a performing arts center presenting high quality artistic endeavors to educate and enrich our community; Mednikow Memphis a jewelry store with a legacy of special moments and su
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  • The SPARK: Innovating for the Future

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Innovating for the Future.” We’ll learn more about an organization creating companies, jobs and investments in bioscience; a program helping high school student
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  • The SPARK: Leading Education

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Leading Education.” We’ll learn more about an ecumenical graduate school of theology; an organization developing transformational school leaders; and a company
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  • The SPARK: Opportunities

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Opportunities.” We’ll learn more about a nonprofit helping Latinos in Memphis pursue a better life for themselves and their families; an organization equipping
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  • "TECHNOLOGY" - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5

    • May 26, 2016
    • LPBC
    This month's theme is "technology".
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  • “AN ACTIVE EDUCATION" SEASON 4: EPISODE 1

    • May 23, 2016
    • LPBC
    This month on The Spark, “An Active Education" examines Memphis Catholic High School's internship program; iHeartMedia's local outreach; and profiles New Hope Christian Academy.
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  • The Power of art || The Spark TV Show

    • May 21, 2016
    • LPBC
    A look at how Arts Memphis, New Ballet Ensemble & School, and Mahaffey Tent and Event Rentals fuel change and give back to the Mid-South.
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  • "BUILDING CHARACTER THROUGH SPORTS"

    • May 21, 2016
    • LPBC
    The theme this month is "Building Character Through Sports".
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  • The SPARK: Technology

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Technology.” We’ll learn more about an organization helping youth through clubs and a technical training center; the Memphis Public Library’s state of the art l
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  • The SPARK: The Power of Art

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “The Power of Art.” We’ll learn more about a community school of the arts with a thriving afterschool dance program; an organization amplifying the impact of the
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  • The SPARK: Building Character through Sports

    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Building Character through Sports.” We’ll learn more about an organization using golf as a catalyst for character and life-skills building; a championship golf
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