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

Happy 901 Day! Summer is winding down, schools are now back in session, and the start of football season is around the corner. Needless to say, but with both a 7 and a 2 year old in our household, we love this time of the year! However before the summer officially ends, I want to remind you about our annual DNA Riverboat Cruise sailing on September 11th from 4 to 6:30pm.  As usual, this will be a great event to spend time with neighbors while enjoying great music and relaxing on the Mississippi River! You can purchase your tickets here.
Also speaking of football, I hope you all enjoyed hearing from University of Memphis Athletic Director, Tom Bowen at the August membership meeting. Every year we have a meeting that is centered around sports in our city and it was good to hear Tom give us a little insight into the future of Tiger athletics (and the possibility of a new conference!).
The boat ride will serve as our member meeting this month. I look forward to seeing you all on the Mississippi River on September 11th!
Take Care
Mickell Lowery
How the annual DNA tradition got started, and why you should go!

This month the DNA's 2016 Riverboat Cruise sets sail down the Mississippi. The event dates back to 2011 and is a DNA favorite. If you've never been, you're in for a treat. Imagine breathtaking views of the Memphis skyline from the river while sipping your favorite beverage and listening to the on-deck DJ. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Speaker Tom Bowen talks to DNA about the future of Tiger athletics 

Since taking the helm of the Athletic Department, Bowen has led Tiger athletics to success both on and off the field. In 2014, the football program won its first conference championship in more than 40 years. Men's basketball has advanced to the NCAA tournament third round twice. Off the field, Bowen's 377 Tiger athletes are showing strong academic achievement and logging impressive community service hours. This month Bowen spoke to the DNA about the secret of his success, his optimism about the Big 12, and what's in store for the Tigers.
New addition to boutique hotels downtown

Hotel Napoleon is the latest addition to a growing list of historic properties being dusted off and refitted from the original use for a new purpose. Accepting reservations as soon as mid-September, the hotel features a 58-room boutique along with a restaurant, bar and fitness center in what was previously a century-old historic office building. Check out what the new hotel will be like!

Indie Memphis hosts inaugural Youth Film Fest

On September 24 the first Memphis film festival for youth will be hosted by Indie Memphis at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education downtown. The event is Youth Film Fest and will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young artists to see the work of other young filmmakers and to learn from experienced film professionals. Indie Memphis received 38 submissions from Memphis-area youth and over 300 from across the world. Executive Director Ryan Watt explains the vision for the festival and the future of youth film programs at Indie Memphis.

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Upcoming DNA Events

Riverboat Cruise
Sunday, September 11, 4:00-6:30PM
Get your tickets here.

Note: The Riverboat Cruise serves as the September member meeting

September Happy Hour
Thursday, September 29, 6PM
Mark you calendars for our September happy hour, and check out our facebook page for location details sooner to the date

Tickets on Sale Now!
4pm Pre-party @ Beale Street Landing    
Sailing promptly at 5:30
$15 online before 9/10. $20 at the Dock

Welcome to our new and renewing members in August!

Victoria Madihalli
Business-Tastin' 'Round Town

Mickell & Chonisa Lowery
Nancy Lubiani & Chuck Mann
Business-Cat's Ballroom (Catherine Woods)

Call for Board Members!

Your Downtown Neighborhood Association is still looking to fill a few Board positions for the 2017 year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please email Nominations Chair Marcy Siebert

Mark your calendars: Other events for Downtowners this month

Recurring events

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

Exclusive offer for DNA members. Visit either Tamp & Tap location in person to redeem.

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"?