Community Partnership Chat: National Civil Rights Museum

In this installment of Community Partnership Chats, Verizon’s Justin Tanner speaks with Dr. Russell Wigginton, President of the National Civil Rights Museum. The two discuss the extraordinary role the museum plays in furthering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and how they have leveraged technology to pivot to online programs in recent years. Watch to learn more!

TN Dept. of Finance & Administration: Government Technology: Pair of Tennessee Employees Honored

Two employees of Tennessee’s centralized technology division have been named among Government Technology magazine’s 2022 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. Lawrence Sanders and Todd Bartine were honored for their work to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Council in Strategic Technology Solutions (STS), a division of the Department of Finance and Administration.

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Nashville Inno: Launch Tennessee’s new CEO Lindsey Cox: ‘This has been my dream job for a long time’

Lindsey Cox is having a homecoming. The incoming CEO of Launch Tennessee is returning to an organization where she worked from 2013 to 2019, before taking an economic development position with the federal government. She initially didn’t interview for the job, because she had just landed at Chattanooga’s startup accelerator months before. Then she decided to seize what she calls her “dream job,” leading a Nashville-based organization that aims to foster entrepreneurship and spark startups around the state.

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ABC 24: How FedEx Express is using drone technology to reinvent how you receive online orders

FedEx Express announced that its partnership with Elroy Air, a company that supports the airspace delivery of goods and services, will begin launching test flights of the Chaparral aircraft technology in 2023, as the two companies continue to work towards reinventing the way consumers receive online e-commerce orders.

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Community Partnership Chat: Dress for Success Memphis Inc.

Verizon’s Justin Tanner chats with Rhonda L. Treadwell, Executive Director for Dress for Success Memphis, Inc., to discuss the crucial role her organization plays in not only giving women the clothing they need to ace an interview, but the confidence and career-development skills necessary to thrive in the workplace. Watch the video above to learn more!

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