CYCA Members Get Free Backup To Protect Data During IT Services

By Renee Massey
While most people have long forgotten their New Year’s resolutions by this time of the year, I am still slowly working through my list. 

Oh, sure, I’ve been slightly unsuccessful on some of them, but that does not mean I’ll give up on the others. One of my goals for this year was to improve the efficiency of my home computer. That may sound like a silly goal to you, but that’s only because you haven’t tried to get anything done on The Slowest Computer In Cooper-Young. I know part of the problem is how the space is divided between two drives, but I don’t know what to do about it. I need some tech help to meet my goal, and my Cooper-Young Community Association membership led me to assistance. 

Amy Pickle, owner of Pickle I.T., listened to my difficulty and confirmed that she knows exactly what to do. And because I am a CYCA member, she is going to do a free backup of all my personal files (such as photos, music, etc.) with my repair service. If you’re a CYCA member, she’ll do the same for you.

I asked Amy why Pickle I.T. is a sponsor for the Cooper-Young Community Association, and before she talked about the great restaurants, the locally owned shops, the friendly dog walkers or the historic architecture, she mentioned tireless CYCA President June Hurt. 

“June … is a friend of mine. Most of us who know June know that she’s indefatigable when it comes to making Cooper-Young a better place. Having lived in Cooper-Young at one time and witnessed its evolution, I would say it’s absolutely true: June Hurt has made Cooper-Young a better place to live, work and play. Secondly, she is active in Krav self defense. I don’t say no to her often … if ever. Did I mention she’s Wonder Woman?” 

Amy may be referring to June’s participation in last year’s Festival Friday 4-Miler where she ran the race in costume as Wonder Woman to raise money for the newspaper you are reading now. So those of us who take advantage of Pickle I.T.’s membership benefit for CYCA members, and even those of us who love reading the LampLighter newspaper, can thank June. (Thank you, June!)

Amy also confirmed that being a membership sponsor has positively affected her business. She enjoys the quality of people she works for, citing the fact that Cooper-Young residents “tend to be very warm, kind, and creative. I’ve met some of the most interesting people I’ve ever encountered through being a CYCA sponsor. There’s truly never a dull moment in Cooper-Young.” 

Her customers are most often women aged 35-80, and she says they frequently tell her that they appreciate her patience and how she really listens to what they need. “Technology can be a fun and relaxed experience,” Amy noted.

Amy also mentioned that she offers a free service to unemployed people who are actively looking for work. This includes services like virus removal and protection, reformatting and re-installation of the operating system, and other general repairs — and no one gets turned away. 

“I can’t imagine having to look for work without a working computer to create resumes” and search for positions, Amy said. She even occasionally gets donated computers from clients, which she then fixes up and donates to people herself.

For more information about the services or CYCA benefit Pickle I.T. offers, call Amy at 496-0755, and be sure to thank her for being a CYCA membership sponsor. You can also check her out her Facebook page to see recommendations from her customers at

Whether you’re like me and simply have so many things to do on your home computer that you spend a lot of time with it or whether you’re just trying to stay out of the summer heat and end up on your computer more than usual, tech trouble is a whole lot of “not fun.” Your CYCA membership can point you in the right direction to get the problems fixed while making sure your data is protected during the process with a free data backup.

 If you want to join Pickle I.T. in its support of the organization that works every day to make Cooper-Young a safer and more desirable place to live, worship, work and play, register your membership today. You’ll find out why we say, “Life is good in Cooper-Young!”
Joining is easy! Join online at, fill out the membership form in this paper, call our community director at 272-CYCA, or stop by our community offices at 2298 Young Ave.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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