NOV 2016
Letter from the President
Downtown News
Upcoming DNA & downtown events
Exclusive DNA offer
How to get involved
Fellow Downtowners, 

Holiday season is upon us and we have some great events planned for the end of the year! Make sure you have marked your calendars and plan on joining us for DNA's Annual "Do Good with Food" Fundraiser on November 13th  at the Bleu Restaurant located in the Westin. All proceeds will benefit the Mid-South Food Bank so I hope to see you all there! 

Also, I would like to congratulate our President-Elect Marcy Siebert and all of our new DNA Board Members that were elected to serve for 2017! We have had a great year and I know this momentum will continue with our new board members. 

In addition, I want to thank all of our current board members for all of the time they have put in to make this year such a success! I will be detailing some our accomplishments in the final newsletter of the year, however I want thank all of our DNA Members for having a vested interest in downtown and our entire city!

Again, I look forward to seeing you all at DNA's Do Good with Food fundraiser and please make sure to bring non-perishable protein items and a neighbor with you!
Take Care
Mickell Lowery
DNA's annual bash supports Mid-South food bank

Mark your wall calendars, set your e-events or put a sticky-note on the bathroom mirror. However you block out the day, save Sunday, Nov. 13 for the DNA-hosted Do Good With Food party. This year's edition of the annual funtime fundraiser will be held at Downtown's stylish Bleu Restaurant from noon to 3 p.m.- and so is titled Brunch at Bleu. As always, all proceeds go to the Mid-South Food Bank. Learn about the impact of the Mid-South Food Bank and the history of this annual DNA fundraising event.

Recap of October DNA meeting

This month the DNA was privileged to hear from Congressman Steve Cohen at The Arcade Restaurant. "There is no more vigorous supporter or fighter for Memphis than Congressman Cohen," said DNA President Mickell Lowery in his introductory remarks. Learn about the Congressman's history with Downtown and efforts to fight for continued progress.

We recap the meeting takeaways

On Thursday, October 27th downtown residents gathered at the Halloran Center for the recurring safety meeting. Guest speakers included Harold Collins- Vice President For Community Engagement Memphis/ Shelby County Crime Commission, Bill Gibbons -President & CEO Memphis/Shelby County Crime Commission, North Main Station Colonel Gloria Bullock and LTC Keith Watson. We've summarized the safety headlines for you in case you missed it.
We speak with general manager Karl Friedrich about the hotel's success

Did you know Harbor Town is home to one of the best hotels in the WORLD as rated by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine?! It came in at #93, ahead of fabulous hotels in Barbados, South Africa, and even Cabo San Lucas!  That's an incredible honor, and we spoke with the River Inn's general manager, Karl Friedrich to get an inside look at what's behind the hotel's success.

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Upcoming DNA Events

Do Good with Food Brunch at Bleu
Sunday, November 13, 12-3PM
Join us for our annual Do Good With Food event to raise funds for the Mid-South Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable protein items like canned tuna and peanut butter. Tickets are $30 and proceeds will go to the Mid-South Food Bank. Event includes brunch buffet, valet parking and live music. Buy your tickets here.

This event will serve as our monthly member meeting!

2017 DNA Board Slate was approved!

Thanks for voting! The proposed 2017 DNA Board slate was approved. We'll help you get to know your new board members in an upcoming newsletter.

Exclusive offer for DNA members
Visit Lighthouse on 60 N Main St in person to redeem.

Welcome to our new and renewing members in October!

Chastity Dolley-Jones
Barry and Allison Cox
Holly Townsend
Leslie and Peter Strong
Denise Brittenum
Lisa Brumleve and Harry Pratt
Debbie Hunt Reilly and Bob Reilly
Michelle Ulrich
Kim Karnley
Reginald Khylan Moore
Life Is Good - Kelly Smith (Business)

Jerry and Martha Wagley
Judy Peiser (Center for Southern Folklore)

Mark your calendars: Other events for Downtowners this month

Recurring events

You can always check out  DowntownMemphis.com for other events & event details.

Downtown Security & Safety Numbers to know

North Main Police Station: 901-636-4099

DMC Downtown Security (including panhandling): 901-281-9146

Memphis Police Non-emergency: 901-454-COPS

Want to get more involved? Join a committee!

The Communications Committee makes sure DNA members are kept aware of upcoming events and important downtown issues. Have a story idea or want to join the team?

Email Lauren Walker
The Events Committee plans monthly membership meetings and social events. Know a great happy hour spot or event speaker? Want to be part of the planning team?

Email Felicia Miller
The Membership Committee manages and grows our DNA member base. Have ideas for getting more people involved in DNA?

Email Terre Gorham or Peggy Williams

Know someone else who should be "Up on Downtown"?