Art for Jobs 2016 Sponsors: Mid-South Medical & Mobility, Dillard Door, Parker Rhett State Farm, SSM Partners, & First Tennessee Bank


Mid-South MedMid-South Med and Mobilityical and Mobility, a Silver level sponsor of Art for Jobs, provides high quality, home medical equipment and services to Seniors in the Memphis area. Mid-South Medical and Mobility seeks to allow individuals to maintain their independence and   remain in their homes through providing efficient and compassionate service. We are grateful for Mid-South Medical and Mobility’s support of Advance Memphis. To find out more about Mid-South Medical and Mobility, please visit their website here.


Dillar Door logoDillard Door, also a Silver level sponsor of Art for Jobs, is a Memphis-based security company whose goal is to help companies develop complete security solutions that will both protect assets and ensure peace of mind. From gates and doors to cameras and access control systems, Dillard Door provides products that will allow you to have total control of your facility. We are grateful to Dillard Door for their support of Advance Memphis. To find out more about Dillard Door, visit their website here.


Parket Rhett LogoParker Rhett State Farm, another Silver level sponsor of Art for Jobs, provides Auto, Home, Life, and Health insurance to individuals and families in the Memphis, Collierville, and Germantown areas. Having been in the Financial Service Industry since 2003, Parker Rhett is experienced in the field and is ready to meet your insurance needs. We are grateful to Parker Rhett State Farm for their support of Advance Memphis. To find out more about Parker Rhett State Farm, visit their website here.


ssmSSM Partners, Silver Sponsor, is an investing firm that has seen great success in Memphis.  They have three primary areas of investment experience: software and technology, internet and consumer, and healthcare. With over 20 years of experience, their expertise, networks, and resources create an advantage for their partners throughout the company-building process. Their main goal is to help their partners magnify the value of their business.  To learn more about SSM Partners, visit their website.


firsttennesseeAnother Silver Sponsor, First Tennessee Bank, is a part of the First Horizon National Corporation family of companies. They serve families and businesses through about 170 locations statewide, offering an innovative list of products and services that provide value and convenience throughout your life and the life of your business. But it’s more than just a myriad of products. It is also a promise to back each of the products and services they offer with helpful and friendly people who are committed to providing you with smart, relevant financial advice. From your first checking account to the loan you need to build a home or a business, they are committed to taking good care of your financial needs. Visit their website here.


Thanks to companies like Mid-South Medical and Mobility, Dillard Door, Parker Rhett at State Farm, SSM Partners, and First Tennessee Bank, we are able to continue our work in the 38126 community!

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Art for Jobs 2016 In-Kind Sponsors: Holliday Flowers & Events

15333307145_62d2d47420_zFor three years, Holliday Flowers & Events has provided priceless event assistance for Art for Jobs. We are grateful for their support of Advance Memphis. As you enjoy Art for Jobs on September 15, notice the flowers and event details that have been handled with excellence by Holliday!

Holliday LogoHolliday Flowers & Events provides custom floral and décor creation to the Mid-South region. Whether the occasion calls for a small bouquet, a number of beautiful centerpieces or custom-designed and created event decorations and furniture for large-scale events, Holliday Flowers & Events has the resources and experience to expertly take care of customers’ needs. With four locations throughout the Memphis area, as well as a design studio and large processing facility, Holliday Flowers & Events is convenient to customers throughout the region while still being devoted to remaining local.



Art for Jobs 2016 Sponsor: Triumph Bank

Listen to Traci Strickland interview Advance Memphis Executive Director Steve Nash about Art for Jobs!

Triumph Bank, a Van Gogh level sponsor of Art for Jobs, is a local community bank serving the greater Memphis area through their offices in East Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, and Arlington. Triumph Bank was founded in 2006 by a group of respected local bankers and business leaders who desired to see hometown banking return to the Memphis area.

Triumph Bank takes pride in being owned and managed in town, which allows it to serve customers in its four locations with excellence and friendliness. Because it is locally run, Triumph Bank is also able to provide flexibility to its customers, granting them with both control and confidence. Triumph Bank is proud to support the people and businesses that make up this great community.


Volunteers from Triumph Bank spent a day in our garden! Volunteers from the bank have served in various ways–from mentoring to serving lunch–and Advance is grateful for the way Triumph invests in the community.

As a way to honor their Memphis roots, Triumph is making significant investments in local neighborhoods like ours, involving their outstanding employees every step of the way. Volunteers from the bank make a difference at Advance, and we are grateful for their involvement!

To find out more about Triumph Bank, visit their website here. Triumph has a great radio show, and recently interviewed our Executive Director, Steve Nash. Check that out, here.

Thanks to organizations like Triumph Bank, we are able to continue our work in the 38126 community!

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Art for Jobs 2015 Sponsors: One Stop Marketing and Mitsubishi Electric

1-stop logo coloredWe are grateful for each of our Art for Jobs sponsors – but we’re especially grateful for those who also partner with our Staffing Program to employ grads as both of these have done.

One Stop Marketing has been in the Memphis area for a number of years and is a great supporter of Advance Memphis.  They are a source for promotional products, printing services, and graphic communication needs.  They work in a variety of industries and are experienced in helping their customers grow and promote their businesses.

MITSUBISHIMitsubishi Electric is another Advance Memphis supporter.  Their location in Memphis supplies the Midsouth area with mechanical and electric needs.  Thanks to companies like Mitsubishi Electric and One Stop Marketing, we are able to continue our work in the 38126 community.

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Art for Jobs 2015 Sponsor: Parker Rhett with State Farm

Parker_RhettWe are grateful for all of our 2015 Art for Jobs sponsors.  Their continual support is a blessing to the 38126 community in addition to the entire city of Memphis.

Parker Rhett has been an Art for Jobs supporter for two years now, and we greatly appreciate his commitment to our community.  He is also a consistent volunteer at Advance Memphis and we’re grateful for the way he serves! He is part of the State Farm mission to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. Rhett graduated with a B.A. in Business from Mississippi State University, is married and has 3 kids, is a member of a local Church, has experience with the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, and is a resource for relocations to Memphis.

Find him on his 20769686818_2813535e1c_zwebsite here.


Art for Jobs 2015 Sponsor: Diversified Conveyors, Inc.

logo_dciWe are grateful for all of our 2015 Art for Jobs sponsors. Their generous support is a blessing to the 38126 community.

Diversified Conveyors, Inc. (DCI) provides complete turnkey material handling services to their customers. Since our founding in 2000, DCI has completed projects in a wide range of commercial and industrial markets, while maintaining a solid base of repeat business from some of the world’s most well-known companies. DCI was formed with a vision to use the resources of the company to support ministry initiatives in Memphis, the U.S. and around the world. “Diversified Conveyors exists to serve our material handling customers with excellence, to contribute to our communities and to operate as an example of Christian principles.” Learn more on their website.

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2015 Art for Jobs Picasso Sponsor: SouthernSun Asset Management

SouthernSun AM LogoOur 2015 Picasso level sponsor of Art for Jobs is SouthernSun Asset Management.  Over the years, SouthernSun has generously supported Advance in numerous ways: they have hired graduates as interns, donated lunch for class, and made gifts that have sustained programs at Advance.  In addition, individual staff members have served Advance with creativity and passion. The generous support of businesses like SouthernSun Asset Management empowers our graduates to pursue their educational and professional goals and move toward financial stability.

SouthernSun Asset Management, established in 1989, is a research-driven investment management firm, implementing SMID Cap, Small Cap and Global Equity investment strategies.  Their name reflects a commitment to shed light on investment opportunities both at home and around the globe—a commitment that has driven their work throughout their history.  Although their roots are proudly established in Memphis, they travel around the world to seek out the information they need to make sound financial decisions.  To learn more about SouthernSun, view their website here.

For all the news on Art for Jobs, happening September 17th from 5-8pm at Advance Memphis, go to bit.ly/afj2015.


2015 Art for Jobs Sponsor: Hope Christian Community Foundation

hopelogoWe are so thankful for the support of all our 2015 Art for Jobs sponsors. Their contribution is a blessing to the 38126 community and the entire city of Memphis. Learn more about Art for Jobs here.

We are especially thankful for the support of the Hope Christian Community Foundation. Since 1998, they have been transforming the city of Memphis through churches and ministries that combine Christian faith and Christian action. They have granted nearly $300 million to thousands of non-profits in the Memphis community, including Advance Memphis.  Their partnership with organizations like ours is an enormous blessing to Memphis, and we are thankful for their support.


2015 Art for Jobs: Silver Level Sponsors

We are grateful for all our 2015 Art for Jobs sponsors.  Their generous support is a blessing to the 38126 community as well as the entire city of Memphis.  Listed below are our Silver Level Sponsors.

MemphisNetAndTwineMemphis Net & Twine was founded as a fish net company in 1962 and has been a source of fishing netting, fishing nets, rope, twine and fishing supplies ever since. Beginning in 1988, Memphis Net & Twine began supplying baseball batting cages, baseball backstops, sports backstops, sporting supplies and sporting equipment. Memphis Net & Twine continues to make all types of nets including custom nets for sports nets, industrial nets, aquaculture nets and commercial fishing nets.  To learn more about this company, visit their website here.


classic hardwoodClassic American Hardwoods was founded in 2001 by president Bill Courtney, and since then, the company has become one of the most respected in its industry.  Their mission is to enrich the lives of their employees, customers, and vendors by responsibly purchasing, manufacturing, and marketing hardwood lumber products — the world’s only renewable natural resource.  To learn more about Classic American Hardwoods, visit their website here.


frazee ivy davisFrazee Ivy Davis is a CPA firm in Memphis that is dedicated to focusing on the financial matters that affect businesses and families in the Memphis area.  They provide complete accounting and advisory services for private companies, families, individuals, executives, and legal and financial advisors.  Visit their website to learn more.


FRAZEElogoCMYKFrazee Investments is a Registered Investment Advisor providing comprehensive wealth management services to a select group of institutions and high net worth families.  The firm was founded in 1997, and has found great success advising friends and clients in the Memphis community. To learn more about Frazee Investments, visit their website here.



2015 Art for Jobs Sponsor: Grant & Co. Builders and Realtors

We are grateful for all of our 2015 Art for Jobs sponsors.  Their generous support is a blessing not only to the 38126 community but also the entire city of Memphis.  Grant & Co. has generously supported Art for Jobs for three years now, and we are so thankful for their commitment to this community. Learn more about Art for Jobs here.

grant and co

As a third-generation Memphis builder, Grant & Company has been building new homes for Mid-South families for more than half a century! Carl Grant began building new homes in the early 1940s in northern Shelby County, then Richard and Milton Grant followed in their father’s footsteps in the 1970s with their own companies. The youngest generation of Grant home builders has taken the proven method of “tried and true” construction craftsmanship established by their father and grandfather and combined that with the latest innovative ideas of home design to create one of the most respected and progressive residential construction companies in the Mid-South.  Today, Grant & Company remains a driving force in the home building industry representing a large percentage of new homes built and sold in Arlington, TN, Bartlett, TN, Lakeland, TN, and Olive Branch, MS.  Visit their website to learn more about Grant & Co.