I Choose Memphis: Hillary Quirk

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(Memphis Daily News) “I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Hillary Quirk

Job title and company: Community Manager, Start Co.

Length of time living in Memphis: 5 years

Life history: I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to Memphis to attend Rhodes College, where I studied international studies and political science. Memphis was supposed to be a temporary stepping stone, but the more I got to know it, the more I realized I couldn’t bring myself to leave! I was hooked and wanted to invest in the city I had come to love, so I joined the team at Start Co. – a globally recognized organization that builds startup founders for the digital economy in Memphis. I now consider myself a proud Memphian.

First memory of Memphis? Other than a brief tour of the Rhodes campus, I hadn’t seen the city itself until I arrived for my college orientation … just in time for Elvis Week. Imagine my surprise upon seeing flocks of Elvis impersonators flooding the streets of my new city.

What is your favorite local festival? BBQ Fest. There is a reason people come from all over the world for this. From the multistory tents along the river to the slow-cooked pork, chicken, alligator and anything in between, it’s hard not to be impressed by BBQ Fest.

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