Memphis in May almost failed to launch

By , Guest Columnist Published: May 01, 2019 5:11 PM CT
Guest Columnist

Lyman D. Aldrich

Lyman D. Aldrich, Memphis in May founder and its president in 1977 and 2000, is executive vice president of Cushman & Wakefield / Commercial Advisors. He developed River Row, one of the first Downtown Memphis condominium projects, in 1979.

More than 40 years ago, as the Memphis in May International Festival was getting off the ground, the organization's first president was told that he could “tank MIM” and “nobody would care.”

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