Margaret Rhodes
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Margaret Rhodes’ S.O. What! Success Story

It’s interesting when the first time you meet someone is at your own house. That’s where I met Margaret Rhodes when she came to support a fundraising idea I was trying out at my house. Since then that fundraiser has become a big annual…
Len Hostetter
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From Custom Suits to College Hoodies: Len Hostetter’s S.O. What! Success Story

Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be able to call my boss’s boss’s boss my true friend. He was my VP at FedEx with a manager and a director in between us. But after I published my memoir, he heard about it and…
Deandre Brown
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Prisoner to Pastor, DeAndre Brown’s S.O. What! Success Story

Several years ago I was asked to join the board of directors for a new non-profit charter school that wanted to come to Memphis, Pathways in Education. We had a small board of only three, and when one of our board members had to leave the board…
Joann Massey
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Joann Massey’s S.O. What! Success Story

People don’t have to support you.  That was very apparent to me as a young mother and even more apparent when it really got tough raising a teenager. But it also became painfully apparent when I became an entrepreneur. Then, someone,…
Andy Dolich
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Andy Dolich’s S.O. What! Success Story

It seems like it was just yesterday that I landed my first job out of college. It was with the Memphis Grizzlies in their inaugural season in Memphis. It was actually 20 years ago. But I remember so many details very vividly including…
Hannah Marcom
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Hannah Marcom’s S.O. What! Success Story

How well do you remember high school? What about the people in high school including the ones that weren’t necessarily your friends? Well, I knew, and remember Hanna Marcom probably because she was on the basketball team, and she was “different”.…
Staci Franklin
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Breast Cancer Survivor Staci Franklin’s S.O. What! Success Story

It seems like it was just yesterday that I was looking up to this (from my perspective) super experienced woman who had just been hired to work in Community Investments at the Memphis Grizzlies. I was 21, and she was only in her very early…
LeShane Greenhill
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Serial Entrepreneur LeShane Greenhill’s S.O. What! Success Story

When you leave home after high school on whatever path you choose, you have no idea who you’ll meet along that path.  LeShane Greenhill was a fellow business major so I saw him in the business building often at the University of Memphis,…
Charlie Caswell
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From Trauma to Triumph: Charlie Caswell’s S.O. What! Success Story

Although we met nearly 20 years ago, it has been in the last few years that I have grown to know and truly respect the work of Charlie Caswell. With a strong passion for his community, Charlie has used his life and all he’s learned and…