Rachel Hurley has joined the team at Screwpulp, a Memphis-based e-book marketplace.
She’s joined as the startup’s “chief evangelist,” to kick-start promotion and awareness of the venture.
Hurley is a well-known voice in social media in Memphis and beyond, and has been so for almost a decade. It started with Hurley blogging about local music, culture and nightlife, and she eventually came to work with major brands like Yahoo and Microsoft, also serving as the official blogger for Lollapalooza.
She’s also created several music-oriented podcasts that generated big audiences, and, among other things, spent almost six years working as a community manager and publicist for Ardent Studios, raising awareness for the studio nationally and spearheading fundraising for The Big Star documentary “Nothing Can Hurt Me.”
To learn more about Screwpulp, visit www.screwpulp.com.
Elizabeth Lemmonds has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the combination art space-fabrication shop she’s working to bring to Broad Ave.
She has a page set up at gofundme.com, where she explains that “Forge” is roughly $12,000 away from being able to open its doors.
“We’re part of the Maker Movement – the next industrial revolution – and have spent months hammering out our own vision so that we can help you forge yours,” she explains on the fundraising page. “These funds will cover remaining basic startup costs required before we can open our doors for customers, as well as purchase a few additional higher priority tools and resources for both the shop and conference/training room.
“Our big picture budget is bigger, but with your help we can open up co-working, desktop manufacturing tools, ceramics, basic screen printing, electronics and more – plus start offering workshops to the community from 101s and DIY projects, to prototyping and design software, to marketing and e-commerce.”
The fundraising page is here.
The day before everyone was BBQ-ing and blowing up stuff on July 4, Esquire published its list of “162 reasons it’s good to be an American man.”
Two of them directly reference Memphis.
Coming in at number 79 is “Beale Street.”
And down at number 120 is the “lobby of the Peabody hotel in Memphis.”
Obviously, Memphis attractions like that aren’t meant only for one gender or the other, but it’s nice anyway to get a positive shout-out for what the city has to offer.
The Memphis Bike Fest, presented by Bumpus Harley-Davidson and the Dream Team, is coming to Tiger Lane and the Mid-South Fairgrounds at the end of July.
The festival will be held from July 22 through July 27 and will include music performances, food vendors, a motorcycle and car show and a luau party. The festival’s theme is “One Love,” and activities and events also will include a poker run, fashion show, children’s area, a scholarship awards presentation and “Run What Ya Brung” Grudge Racing at the Memphis Motorsports Park
Tickets are $20 for a six-day pass, and admission is free for children 12 and under. Camping for a six-day space is also available at Tiger Lane
For more details about Memphis Bike Fest, head here.
A new Dishcrawl event is in the works, this time a “pop-up patio party” at Café Ole in Cooper-Young.
The event, which will show off the newly renovated restaurant, is June 30 at 7:00 p.m., and guests will sample Mexican cuisine featuring Café Ole’s executive chef Javier Lopez, who will be preparing a five-course meal.
The event is limited to 25 guests. Foodies, the line starts over here, at this link.