The Neely Agency Mixer (NAM): Networking for a Cause Professional Mixer will be held at Withers Collection Museum and Gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with Withers Collection Talk About it Tuesday (TAIT). NAM and TAIT will take place back to back the last Tuesday of every month.
NAM is an exclusive networking event where you will find attendees networking with Memphis’ finest executives, entrepreneurs, public sector and entertainment industry professionals and enjoying great thought-provoking discussions.
“Talk About It Tuesday” is a monthly panel discussion with Q & A designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice and other relevant topics that can have a positive impact on the community.
TAIT “Tax Time Toolbox: Tips and Resources for Taxpayers”
Jeraldine Hunter-Gaddes, United Way/ VITA Rep
Karl Lofton, IRS Accounts Management
Dr. Dee Lofton, Certified Project Manager (formally with the IRS)
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Neely Agency
The Neely Agency is a local and minority-owned public relations, marketing, advertising, and casting agency that assist in raising funds for causes and generate awareness for these causes throughout the community. As always, you will have the opportunity to learn more about The Neely Agency during the NAM by meeting team members of the agency.
The Withers Collection is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public and preserve the works of Dr. Ernest C. Withers. Their goal is to provide information and educational tools and resources about contemporary African American history that has been captured through the lens of Dr. Withers, thereby connecting communities.
The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery offers a glimpse into 60 years of American history captured by renowned photojournalist and historian Dr. Withers.
Dr. Withers was a Memphis native who was one of the first (and often, only) people to cover the civil rights movement, publishing photographs of key events like the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Memphis sanitation workers strike. With more than 1.8 million images in its archive, Withers Collection Museum and Gallery is home to one of the largest photo collections amassed by a single individual. From the pre-civil rights era of the Emmitt Till trial, to the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., legends of the Beale Street blues, soul and R&B music era, to the founding of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery is a mecca for historians, artists, diplomats and individuals who recognize documented history at its highest level.
Dr. Withers’ works appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Tri-State Defender, the Pittsburgh Courier, Jet, Ebony, Newsweek, Life, People, Time and more. His works have been and continue to be featured in touring exhibits and shows around the world. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. currently displays more than 30 of Dr. Withers’ images. For his life’s work, Dr. Withers was elected to the Black Press Hall of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art.
Located at 333 Beale Street, Dr. Withers’ last operating studio, The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery has over 7,000 square feet dedicated to the preservation of Ernest Withers’ legacy which includes the Gallery, Music Room, and Studio Lounge where you will stand in a unique position to have a one of a kind look into Memphis’ past.
Who should attend: Those who are interested in becoming champions for change in Memphis, those who want to learn more about Memphis and its culture and history, or those who just want to network with other like-minded forward-thinking individuals. Invite your friends, colleagues and loved ones, or venture out on your own and make some new acquaintances.
Admission: This event is free with RSVP. However, there are opportunities to make a donation at the event. You must also RSVP, as your name must be on the list.
Host Location: Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, 333 Beale Street, Memphis, TN (Across from The New Daisy)
Parking: Free parking is available at Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) parking lot after 5 pm located at 198 Dr. MLK Jr. Ave. Additional street and lot parking is also available at variable costs in the surrounding areas.
What to Wear/Bring: Work-savvy, business casual attire. Business cards. Cash, check, or credit card for donations.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TheNeelyAgency Be sure to use the hashtag #dotheNAMthing Withers Collection Museuma and Gallery Instagram and Twitter: @withersmuseum Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WithersTAIT
Red Carpet Talent and Media Submissions: Email Sheri Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org
More Info: If you are interested in having your brand featured in an upcoming Neely Agency Mixer, please email email@example.com and we will send you more details. Your sponsorship would cover the cost of food, beverages, private room, etc. Your brand would be highlighted at the event and on social media. If you have a cause-related organization, professional organization or nonprofit organization and would like to have your organization featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more details. Your organization would be highlighted at the event and on social media. There will also be opportunities to solicit donations.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
So go on…#DoTheNAMThing