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2016 Young Memphians: My Town Movers

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.




Preston Burleson, Noel Fenderson & Chris Winchell
Co-owners and Operators, My Town Movers
 
Since starting My Town Movers in 2013, Preston Burleson,  Noel Fenderson and Chris Winchell have excelled as professionals and active civic members, using their success to give back to Memphis whenever they have a chance.
 
Already, My Town Movers has been awarded a Favorite in the category of Best Moving Company for The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most awards and has expanded to include start-to-finish moving, packing and cleaning services – now also in the Nashville market – under its brand.
 
“Our focus is about providing a culture of exemplary customer service and servant leadership, so we try to make moving as stress-free as possible,” said Fenderson, adding that the company operates from a faith-based core.
 
Last year, the three started a nonprofit organization called My Town Miracles, which takes applications from individuals in need and assists one person or family at a time, as opposed to one larger cause. That’s not to say Burleson, Fenderson and Winchell don’t also champion larger causes, however.
 
“We love to give back to the community,” Burleson said. “We just started working with the Mid-South Food Bank a few months ago.”
 
A portion of My Town Movers’ net profits goes to support other nonprofits, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Toys for Tots, Make-A-Wish and many others. They hope their actions will inspire others to take similar approaches.
 
“Wouldn’t it be great if every company in the city did something to give back and made a difference?” Fenderson said. “We could literally change our entire city.”

Story by: Erinn Figg
Photo by: Troy Glasgow


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