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69TAKING CARE OF BUSINESSShining a spotlight on six Southern businesswomen who are making moves
83AT HOME WITH JEFF EDISONA pilots view of art and the river
27 | SPRING INTO ART
30 | 12TH ANNUAL MUDBUG BASH
32 | COFFEE & CONVERSATION
33 | AC'S STEAKHOUSE SOUTHAVEN GRAND OPENING
34 | WE ARE COMMUNITY 5K GLOW RUN
36 | OLIVE BRANCH ART COUNCIL'S YOUNG AT ART
38 | SHOP FOR JAXON
40 | 2016 MISS OLIVE BRANCH PAGEANT
41 | ONE NIGHT 2016
42 | SPRING BLUES CONCERT
43 | 8TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HERNANDO
OUT & ABOUT
CONTENTS May 2016
44 | WHISPERING WOODS & TWIGS HALF MARATHON & 5K
46 | SHAMROCK N RUN
52 | SECRET SIGNATURE SOIREE
54 | 3RD ANNUAL MIX-ODYSSEY
56 | COGNAC, CARS & CIGARS
58 | VINE TO WINE: A WORLD OF WINES
60 | LE BON APPETIT
62 | MEMPHIS FASHION WEEK
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Guide to the SISTERHOOD SHOWCASE
TAKING CARE of BUSINESS
Shining a spotlight on six Southern businesswomen
Photo by Angelfish Creative
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May 2016 Volume 10 No. 5CONTENTS
13 | INTERVIEW Lead by ExamplePresident of The Stevison Group and Sisterhood Showcase Organizer Christina Stevison on navigating change, one choice at a time
16 | BOOKS Modern Southern Gothic Ron Rashs lyrical prose and poetic descriptions perfectly capture the natural beauty of North Carolinas mountains in Above the Waterfall
20 | PEOPLE Symphony and SoulMemphis Symphony Orchestras Mei Ann Chen delivers her final bow as Music Director
22 | MUSIC From Southaven to SoCoSouthern songstress Kirby Lauryen makes waves in Los Angeles
24 | RECIPE Black-beery Whiskey SmashLets discuss whiskey and beer. Together. With some muddled blackberries, lemon and fresh mint
89 | ENTERTAINING Life is Sweet Planning a Sugar Shack Shindig
92 | ON THE MONEY A Long-Overdue ThanksHelping your mother plan for retirement in 2016
94 | LIVE WELL Mothers YearAs mothers, we are constantly giving. But what do you have to give if you are depleted?
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Editors Letter 8Contributors 10
Calendar 64See & Do 96
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For those among us without the curse of springtime allergies, May is just about
the best month to be outside. The blooming cascade of plant life in the Mid-South
is truly a thing of beauty. And with Mothers Day fast approaching, it might be
pertinent to make a quick pit stop and grab an impromptu bouquet of ditch lilies.
And speaking of special women in our lives...
This month, Click celebrates six uniquely Southern women in business from
all walks of life with a very special issue dedicated to spotlighting the best and
brightest in the region. From CEOs and dealmakers to our gold medalist cover
model, Rochelle Stevens, each one is a star in their own right. To see the full list,
check out page 69.
In addition, this month marks the return of our home living section with a
charming Southern chateau located right off the banks of the Mississippi River
(page 83). Special thanks to Jeff Edison for inviting us into his lovely home I
definitely picked up a few design tips from that one.
If youre seeking a cool refreshment, look no further than the perfectly muddled
mixture on page 24, the Black-beery Whiskey Smash. And if that doesnt quite
sate your sweet tooth, take a look at Michelle Hopes entertaining column this
month shes mapped out a one-of-a-kind Sugar Shack Shindig perfect for the
young and young at heart (page 89). For the musically inclined, weve got a bit of
old school and a bit of new school this month with soulful Southaven native Kirby
Lauryen (page 22) and seasoned symphony director Mei Ann Chen (page 20).
So from all of us to all of you: Keep reading. And always remember, in the
immortal words of Lawrence Mr. T Tureaud: Treat your mother right.
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Tess CatlettClicks social calendar for this month was compiled by Tess Catlett. A Southaven native and recent graduate of University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, Catlett is a former intern for Click. An avid and tenacious writer, Catlett has been featured in various publications including Vox Magazine, The Columbia Missourian and The DeSoto Times-Tribune. When not writing, Catlett enjoys binge watching underrated TV dramas.
Mike LeeEvent photos in this issue were captured by Click photographer Mike Lee. Mike started in news in 1971 as a TV writer, photographer, and art director. For 20 years, his work appeared on national and international television broadcasts, and was published in print media worldwide.
Michael HensleyThe photos you see in this months cover and main feature Taking Care of Business (page 69) were shot by photographer Michael Hensley of Angelfish Media. Located in Hernando, MS, Angelfish Media is a full service website development, marketing, and branding studio specializing in custom designed and engineered websites. All website engineering and design is done in-house. This allows for greater communication between the client, engineer, and designer, ultimately leading to a higher quality product. See more of his work at www.angelfi.sh.
Tonya ThompsonA Southern-born writer and editor, Thompson has spent most of her life between Nashville and the Mississippi Delta. Now, a contribut-ing editor for Click, Thompson writes fre-quently on life in the South. Originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, Thompson enjoys vintage motorcycling and traveling with her husband and children.
Michelle Hope & Jamie Newsom
Owners and lead designers of Social Butterflies, LLC, Hope and Newsom have a combined 20 years of experience in the wedding and special events indus-try. This month, Hope and Newsom in-dulge their collective sweet tooth in "Life is Sweet" (page 89) Together, Hope and Newsom have planned numerous notable events, including celebrity weddings, charity galas and Super Sweet 16s for the hit MTV show.
Brian Anderson Various events and this month's featured home (page 83) were shot by local photogra-pher Brian Anderson, a Memphis-based artist that started shooting professionally about six years ago and has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, Oxford American, MBQ and the St. Jude Gallery Collection, to name a few. He primarily focuses on the concerts, with a focus on blues and old-fashioned Southern music, as well as the Mississippi delta and cityscapes .
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UP FRONTARTS, CULTURE AND PERSONALITIES
Lead by Example
President of The Stevison Group and Sisterhood Showcase Organizer
Christina Stevison on navigating change, one choice at a time.
Interview by CASEY HILDERPhotos by DARIUS B. WILLIAMS
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Click Magazine: Tell us a little bit about how you came to be
in your position. What was it like growing up and plotting a
career path? Is this what you always wanted to do?
Tina Birchett: Watching my Mom start a marketing agency,
magazine and womens expo showed me I could do anything
if I put my mind to it. I have always wanted to be in a position
to be creative while helping people, Sisterhood allows me to
do that and more.
In college, I once went to one of my professors office to
fret over the fact that I was unsure of exactly what I wanted
to do. I couldnt find a major that encompassed everything
I wanted to do. I wanted to learn more about international
business, I did well in the journalism courses I took, I enjoyed
my psychology classes; I wanted to do everything and I was
all over the place. My professor, Dr. Wilson, told me that in
order to be a good CEO, you have to know how to do a little
bit of everything so try it all and then try more things. He was
right and that is exactly what I did. I have never been afraid
to step out of my comfort zone and I am a constant learner.
CM: What have been the highlights and challenges since
taking the reins of the Sisterhood Showcase?
TB: With this platform I have the opportunity to impact so
many people, which is an honor and blessing. I am extremely
blessed to be able to work on something I am passionate
about professionally. Ive learned new skills along the way
and have had an opportunity to collaborate with a number of
incredibly talented people.
We just completed a brand overhaul. We spent months
researching, conducting focus groups and vetting
recommendations. Change is never easy, but necessary to
ensure longevity. I am very pleased with the outcome and so
far our audience is, too.
CM: How do you maintain a healthy balance between work
TB: Working out and eating healthy are very important to
me. I try to run at least 4 times a week. I dont watch much
television, but I do make time for Billions (Lara Axelrod is my
Shero). I also love spending time with my family and friends.
They keep me encouraged and grounded.
CM: What was the most important thing you learned from
your mother, Sisterhood Showcase Founder, Tina Birchett?
TB: Dont be afraid to fight for what you believe in.
CM: What do you want to accomplish personally and
professionally in the next year?
up front people
SINCE THE LOSS OF HER MOTHER, Sisterhood Showcase Founder Tina
Birchett, in 2013, Christina Stevison has taken the reins of the annual event
and worked to venture out on her own, leading with a goal of creating event experi-ences that connect, engage, empower and entertain women. This month, she shares her experiences as a modern businesswomen and
offers a preview to this years upcoming show-
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TB: Professionally, I want to continue to
enhance my skillset. Personally, I want
to travel more. I find inspiration when
CM: What do you think is the biggest
issue for women in the workplace in
TB: The gender pay gap, double
standards, lack of opportunities and the
list goes on.
CM: What advice can you offer women
who are seeking to start their own
TB: Realize that success never occurs
exactly how or when you want it to.
Seek people that have accomplished
what you are trying to do. Study them,
learn from their mistakes if you can.
Dont be too hard on yourself. When
you are chasing your dreams, you are
bound to have a few setbacks here and
there. Dont be discouraged, its part of
CM: What can attendees expect from
this year's Sisterhood Showcase?
TB: To be empowered and entertained.
My team and I have put so much into
planning this years event, its going to
be one for the books.
CM: Planning the Sisterhood Showcase
is a year-round affair for you. What...