Apr 22nd, 2019

Venue 901 Hosts the FedEx Admin Appreciation Lunch

When the time came to open our brand new East Memphis event venue, we wanted some of our very first events to highlight some of the awesome people and institutions that call Memphis home. So, together with our good friend and client, Tracy Rowe from FedEx, we planned the annual IT Administrative Professionals Appreciation luncheon right here at Venue 901!

Photo by Beth Thorne

We were honored last year to help Tracy celebrate all the FedEx admins at the beautiful Shelby Farms Event Center, and when thinking about how to show this incredible group of people how integral and awesome they are, we thought hosting them in our brand new Venue 901 would be a great start. 

VIPs at Venue 901

One of the ways in which Venue 901 stands out is VIP service. We sent our two 25-passenger shuttle buses to pick up our admins and drop them off at our front door, where they were welcomed with fresh iced tea, lemonade and water. As they took in the venue for the first time and found their seats, they were treated to Corky’s famous sausage and cheese platters at their tables.

Intimacy at Venue 901

Venue 901 is cozy; with a seated capacity of 80 and 100 standing, events are purposefully kept small and intimate. Our FedEx admins were able to mingle and visit with each other. It was a great time for folks who don’t always get to see each other day-to-day in the office to share stories and catch up. We loved watching all the smiles.

Feasts at Venue 901

Memphis knows food, and Venue 901 offers the best of it. Our FedEx luncheon buffet consisted of build-your-own-BBQ sandwiches, a beautiful salad, and our awesome fried chicken tender bites.

Of course, Tracy didn’t let us forget that we promised to share the love of our amazing Delta southern fried catfish and homemade tartar sauce – a crowd favorite!! So we fried some up and passed it around to the entire crew. We’re pretty sure they loved it; there was not one left!

Treats at Venue 901

We love working with FedEx, and to make the event a little more on theme, we pre-set FedEx colored whoopee pies made by our awesome friend, Ed Crenshaw. 

But that wasn’t the only dessert. We rolled out a FedEx themed ice-cream sundae cart, complete with vanilla ice-cream, our famous MOMO’s Hot Fudge sauce, cherries, whipped cream, and FedEx-colored sprinkles to top it off.

Party at Venue 901

We want each and every event at Venue 901 to be a memorable time for our clients and their guests. That happens from the moment the shuttle pulls up, to the drinks that are offered, to the table decorations, to the food and beyond.

After a fun and delicious lunch, all of the admins went around the room and talked about their experiences and time at FedEx, who they support and what the company’s appreciation meant to them. The shuttle bus was waiting, so everyone grabbed a goody bag that included Corky’s sauce and our new Venue 901 mugs. Riding back to work, enjoying each other and funny stories, they got a little sauced … that is, they tagged Corky’s Memphis with the infamous #getsauced hashtag!

From our friends at FedEx: “Thank you doesn’t quite convey the level of appreciation I have for you and what you’ve done for the IT Administrative Professionals. Everyone had such a wonderful time and couldn’t stop talking about how nice the venue was and what a nice element being picked up added!” It was an honor to host you!


You at Venue 901

This was such fun afternoon for the crew. We would love to entertain your crew as well!

Admin appreciation day is this week. Call us to day to book Venue 901, or let us know when you would like us to deliver lunch over to your office to celebrate those special admins who make your work world go round! Just give us a call at 901-682-9997! Or click on our online special going on now, order your favorite Corky’s BBQ and note in the comment section/directions: SPRING19 FREE CHICKEN NUGGET PLATTER, and we will add our amazing chicken nugget platter to your order for free. 

Selfies at Venue 901

Photo by Beth Thorne

While you are here, don’t forget to stop at our amazing MEMPHIS mural by Brandon Marshall (go follow him at @nosey42), and snap a few pics and a few selfies with Elvis or the bridge or even the FedEx plane. See you soon!

Photos by  Dan Lawler unless otherwise noted

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