Welcome to Memphis (Or Welcome Back if you’re a returnee)!

You’re going to love it here. New Memphis wants to help you get acquainted with the city, connected to your community, and engaged with the many things that make this place great.

So if you haven’t already- be sure to sign up as a newcomer.

Once you’re signed up, you’ll see a newcomer newsletter drop in your inbox once a month for your first year here, full of Memphis tips, easy ways to plug in, and free events tailored just for newbies just like you.

What sort of events do we offer newcomers? Glad you asked!

Memphis 101 – A high-energy, educational session offers an interactive crash course in Memphis culture, people, and politics revealing why Memphis is the place it is today and how our history impacts where we are headed. RSVP Here.

M-Azing Race – A scavenger hunt through historic downtown Memphis is an unexpected way to explore the city. Teams race across downtown to decipher clues and complete tasks, all while meeting new friends and discovering hidden Memphis gems. RSVP Here.

Instant Memphian – An up-tempo run-through of essential, interesting, useful, and downright strange trivia about Memphis to help transform you into a true Memphian in about an hour. Coming soon- Stay tuned!

Exposure – Exposure is our showcase for the community to see all Memphis has to offer — it’s a celebration of all things Memphis where local organizations representing our city’s robust landscape of social, civic, recreational and entertainment offerings set up shop in one location to share information and get you involved.

Celebrate What’s Right Luncheons – A luncheon series with dynamic speakers to “Celebrate What’s Right” in our city- from education, to music, to celebrating our city’s young leaders. Coming soon- Stay tuned!

Newcomer Welcome Party– Huge blowout parties for our new, young professional friends, and more intimate private receptions for the more seasoned executive. Coming soon- Stay tuned!

And lots more (think an outing to the Levitt Shell to catch a concert, tour of a local brewery, or group hike in Shelby Forrest). Basically, we’re going to help keep you busy.

And some other ways we can help…

Have questions about being new to Memphis?

Tweet your question to @frankiedakin & use the #NewMemphis

Want more ways to get involved?

We have programs designed to equip talented Memphians with the training to amplify their career and the opportunity to network with others ready to make a difference in the community. Learn more and nominate yourself here.

P.S. Know Someone New To Town? Do them a favor and let us know here.


Frankie Dakin | Welcome Coordinator
New Memphis Institute
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