NASHVILLE – Pathway Lending celebrated its clients, volunteers, supporters, and friends at the 2018 Annual Open House in early December. The event kicked off with networking and light refreshments before the Toast to Success Awards celebrated accomplishments made throughout the year by client and partner organizations alike.

During the program, President & CEO, Clint Gwin announced the 129 loans, 9,000 hours of education, and $36 million in loans that Pathway has been able to deliver to more than 1,000 unique clients through November 30th, 2018. He made sure to note that Pathway couldn’t have done it without the help of its many volunteers, staff members, and partners.

The Toast to Success Awards recognized the following categories:

  • New Business of the Year: MeTime Drop-In Child Care
  • Volunteer of the Year: Corey Davis
  • Dynamic Duo of the Year: Luke Tidwell and Bridget Murphy of Local Honey
  • Inspiration Award: Mignon Francois of the Cupcake Collection

Sara Bullock took home the award for New Business of the Year for her business MeTime Drop-In Child Care, which provides families with secure, reliable, hourly drop-in daycare services and top-notch caregiver support. Pathway Lending was able to work with Sara Pre-Loan and Post-Loan to ensure that she had the educational and funding resources she needed to succeed.

The Pathway Lending Volunteer of the Year award went to Corey Davis, who has gone above and beyond to offer his expertise to Pathway clients and work with the Ignite 360 team.

The Dynamic Duo of the Year award went to a pair of business owners who completed the Ignite 360 program and made big strides in only 6 months this year. Luke Tidwell and Bridget Murphy of Local Honey have grown organically to three locations throughout Nashville, and Pathway has noticed their hard work in branding, increasing employee satisfaction, and tightening up their accounting and reporting.

Lastly, the 2018 Inspiration Award was announced to give recognition to an individual who has shared stories of truth, struggle and success throughout the Pathway Lending and Pathway WBC community. This year, the award went to Mignon Francois for her efforts in always helping others and sharing her story.

2018 revealed great stories of success and growth for both Pathway and its clients, and the team looks forward to 2019 for even more hopes and goals.