The Mojo Awards

Photos by Andrea Zucker

The Midtown Memphis Development Corporation hosted the second annual Midtown Mojo Awards, honoring individuals and organizations who, through their talent, motivation, innovation, and Mojo, have made a difference in promoting and preserving this most vital part of the City of Memphis. The awards were presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 30th at Midtown landmark Circuit Playhouse.

“We look at Mojo as a quality that is powerful, appealing and almost magical,” said Sam Goff, President of Midtown Memphis Development Corporation.

“Without the Mojo of our honorees, Midtown Memphis today might be just a faceless part of Memphis plastered over with interstate highways and abandoned in favor of the suburbs. Instead, it’s a lively, funky, and real place where Memphians go to work, to live, to eat, and to be entertained. The strong sense of community that is so evident in Midtown is helping to spur additional investment and responsible development.”

The 2016 Mojo of Midtown Awards honorees, selected from over forty nominees, were Ekundayo Bandele of Hattiloo Theatre; June West of Memphis Heritage Inc.; Dr. Scott Morris of the Church Health Center; Ardent Studios; Wiles-Smith Drug Store; Indie Memphis; and the Broad Avenue Arts District.

The Midtown Memphis Development Corporation was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit organization with the goal of encouraging the growth, stability, and vitality of Midtown Memphis.

See all the nominees, winners, and more on the MMDC Facebook page.