Century Tree Cidery: Bringing Hard Cider South

Peter and Meredith DeLeeuw started making hard cider with a Mr. Beer kit while students at Texas A&M. The Texas natives loved it so much that come fall of 2019, they’ll be creating their own unique concoctions, from scratch, at Century Tree Cider in Memphis, which will begin construction this…

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Crosstown Brewing Company: The Power of Place

Clark Ortkiese and Will Goodwin, cofounders of Crosstown Brewing Company, first bonded over home-brewing. They’d both grown up in Memphis, knew each other but weren’t close and had both moved away as young adults. Both got married to Memphis natives, had kids and ended up back in their hometown for…

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A Toast to Trailblazers

In the words of philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." This sentiment reflects the very essence of being a trailblazer. To put this in a business light, trailblazers are exceptional entrepreneurs. On the…

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Moving forward with ONELINE

The City of Jackson’s ONELINE project is our first step to address our urban mobility challenges. It’s becoming evident that how we move around our cities is an indicator of our economic, education, and equity divide. Every day we get up and take various trips to fulfill our needs; we…

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Welcome to the Experience Economy

Admin Note: Speaking of the Experience Economy, we like to keep things fun and lively around here and we couldn’t think of a better way to do that than to bring on another writer. We’d like to introduce you to Sandra Buckley! Sandra is a Greenville, Mississippi native with a…

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Our Favorite ‘Small Batch’ Stories from 2018

While 2018 has been a whirlwind year, we have been very fortunate to work with some incredible food and beverage entrepreneurs as well as innovators in other markets. It's almost surreal that we get to work with clients who fuel our passion for what we do—helping food and beverage businesses get…

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Hemp – What’s Next? State Action and Regulations

By: Matthew McLaughlin and Conner Reeves Last week, Congress passed the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill and President Trump signed it today, December 20, 2018. The 800-page omnibus spending bill contains many provisions important to agriculture, but none may be as exciting as the legalization of hemp, which…

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