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Downtown businesses pitch in for March Madness
March 20, 2024
MLGW and other downtown-based businesses are answering Mayor Young’s call to make downtown Memphis shine during this weekend’s NCAA Tournament games. President Doug McGowen encouraged other leaders to join in the effort. “We’re looking forward to putting our best foot forward for this first of what will be many big weekends in Memphis in 2024.”

MLGW will suspend any ongoing construction in and around the entertainment district to ensure traffic flows Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24.

Downtown corporate neighbors will coordinate on key areas including beautification and security. Many are taking extra measures to clean around their buildings. MLGW's Power Clean crew will pick up litter and identify issues that need to be addressed around the Administration Building (220 S. Main) and the surrounding two block radius from 8 - 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 21.

Security teams from various companies, including MLGW, will coordinate with the Memphis Police Department to assist with public safety and support the Memphis Police Department. Where possible, companies are keeping their lights on over the weekend to brighten walkways for tourists in town for the big games.

To show some team love, downtown employees can participate in a spirit day on Friday, March 22 by wearing their favorite Tigers, Grizz, 901, or other team apparel. 

Memphis Light, Gas and Water is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving the residents of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee since 1939. MLGW consistently provides customers with rates that are amongst the lowest in the nation and stewards a water supply from artesian wells that is minimally treated. Actively engaged in promoting the prosperity of Memphis and Shelby County, MLGW supports the seven local chambers in its service area and makes doing business with local, minority- and women-owned business a priority. Deeply rooted in the community, its employees generously donate time and money in support of bettering the Greater Memphis area.

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