Waffles and Whatnot
In 2016, after serving 18+ years in the Army, Derrick Green decided to take a sabbatical from serving the country to see if he could follow another dream—opening a business. During the sabbatical, he created a 21-day pop up shop selling waffles from a picnic table in Anchorage, Alaska. The pop up and waffle recipe were such a hit that Derrick decided to build a business out of it—Waffles and Whatnot was born.
After coming out to her family and friends, Jody Hall realized she has the power to write her own script. An entrepreneur at heart, Jody started Cupcake Royale in Seattle, Washington with a mission to be the most joyful part of a person's day. Today, Jody has 6 locations, uses targeted Facebook ads to reach new customers both locally and across the US, and makes a profound difference in her community and beyond.
Walton’s Antique Jewelry
Walton’s Antique Jewelry was started over 40 years ago by Julie’s grandmother, Melba Walton, an entrepreneur who had a sincere passion for antique jewelry. Walton’s Antique Jewelry has remained a family business, with Julie growing up in the store and watching her grandmother, then her father, build Walton’s into a staple business in the Franklin community.