April 07, 2023

I am SO grateful for you!  Hosting an awards breakfast always causes me anxiety.   I want our vendors to feel the love and support yet I know 7 AM is an early call for many, and so I worry.  Will people show?    As I looked out across that audience, my heart filled.  SO MANY customers showed up for their vendors.  I always tell our vendors, and I always told my students,  that showing up is 90% of the journey.    And show up you did.  Thank you!

In the coming days, we must continue to show up for each other.  As we traverse the turbulent waters, hold each other close, stand in your truth with confidence, remember to treat others like you would want to be treated, and alway be grateful.  

All my best,


March 20, 2023

We are SO looking forward to seeing you bright and early tomorrow, Tuesday,  at 7AM! The Vendors Awards breakfast is at Janet Ayers Academic Center at Belmont University, 1501 Wedgewood Avenue (#8 on the campus map).  Parking is directly under the building and can be accessed from Wedgewood or 15th Ave (P1 or P2 on the campus map).  Take the NORTH elevators to the 4th floor.  See you then!

Have a great day,


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February 03, 2023

A morning you won't soon forget!  We are so excited to say The Breakfast is ON! May 11, 7 AM.  Join us as we celebrate our Top 15 Contributor newspaper vendors as they are honored for their achievements!!!  It's a special day for sure.   And we are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker will be Megan Barry, her topic- Between Shame and Hope:  One Family's Story of Substance Use Disorder.  Please rsvp at to reserve your free spot. Reserve a table for 8 and sit with your friends!  Special thanks to Belmont University for sponsoring the event so we can honor our neighbors experiencing homelessness and all of their hard work!

See you at the Awards!!!

Cathy Jennings

Executive Director