The Big Payback – Cinco de Mayo Open House

On May 5th, Pathway Lending & PathwayWomen’s Business Center particiapted in The Big Payback, a 24-hour fundraising event organized by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  To us, the Big Payback was the perfect opportunity to celebrate our clients and our community. So, we did what was natural and hosted a Cinco de Mayo Open House!

This was a great event, with about 50 in attendance – including guests from the Tennessee Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Walter Perry, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tennessee District Office was in attendance to present awards as part of National Small Business Week. Recipients of these awards include:

  • Dr. Edward Glaser, President & CEO of Sole Supports, Inc of Lyes, Tennessee. Dr. Glaser was awarded the Tennessee Small Business Person of the Year, and will attend a reception at the White House next week.
  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for being a Strategic Alliance Resource Partner. The award was accepted by Yuri Cuzna, President & CEO of the NAHCC.
  • Pathway Lending & Pathway Women’s Business Center was awarded Certificate of Appreciation for our on-going participation as a SBA Resource Center. The award was accepted by Clint Gwin, Amy Bunton, & Mildred Walters.

We closed out the event with a suprise ukelele jam session from Dr. Glaser, which was enjoyed by all!