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2016 Young Memphian: Rico Andrews

The following is a feature in the Memphis Crossroads Magazine. Click here to view the issue in its entirety.

In conversations with this year’s Young Memphis honorees, the word “passion” comes up frequently. It’s something they all have in common, despite their diverse backgrounds, industries and interests.
The Young Memphians featured on the pages that follow are all passionate about making a difference – in their career fields, in their communities and, most notably, in the futures of the generations to follow them.
They all speak of their love for the city, their desire to help make positive changes, their hopes for a stronger, more united community and their beliefs that even the smallest gesture of goodwill can have a powerful impact on the lives of many.
While each one of them is striving to be highly successful at his or her career, they’re also each going the extra mile to use that success to make Memphis a better place.
So throw away everything you may have read about Millennials being uninvolved residents who want to obtain as much as possible by doing as little as possible and get ready to be inspired. These young professionals are only a few of the many dedicated young Memphians out there who have their eye on a brighter tomorrow.
Memphis, meet your future leaders.

Rico Andrews
Owner, Always Best Care of Memphis
Rico Andrews wants to make Memphis a better place not only for his own kids, but also for residents everywhere.
“I don’t want to be one of those folks that sees something that needs to be done and just sits around and talks about it,” Andrews said. “I want to be involved in my city.”
He fulfills that goal in two ways. As the owner of Always Best Care of Memphis, a non-medical, in-home assisted living service, Andrews is invested – and not just financially – in the wellbeing of his clients and employees.
“I knew I wanted to be a business owner, but I also wanted to do something that would help people. That’s how I got into senior care,” Andrews said.
A 2016 Leadership Memphis Executive Class graduate, Andrews also has mentored students at Carver High School and kids at Youth Villages.
Next on Andrews’ horizon: He’ll join New Memphis Institute in 2017 and is looking forward to strengthening his leadership skills there, both as a professional and as a Memphian.
“I just want to be as successful as possible so I can help as many people in my city as possible,” he said.

Story by: Erinn Figg
Photo by: Troy Glasgow

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