September 6, 2002
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For several weeks, merchants in the Vanderbilt area have heralded the return of students to campus with eye-catching banners hung from their storefronts. Now, the University announces the winners of its first-ever Show Your Gold banner contest.
Roughly two dozen businesses in the Elliston Place, Hillsboro Village, Midtown and West End Avenue neighborhoods participated in the contest. The custom designed banners were judged for creativity in each of the hotel, restaurant and retail categories. The grand prize winners are:
· Hotel: Loews Vanderbilt Plaza
· Restaurant: Ben & Jerrys
· Retail: AmSouth Bank
Chancellor Gordon Gee, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Michael J. Schoenfeld, Vanderbilts Mr. Commodore and other Vanderbilt representatives will personally deliver the grand prizes on Monday, Sept. 9. The grand prize package includes a $500 check, Vanderbilt merchandise and promotion of the winning banner within the Vanderbilt community.
WHAT: Delivery of grand prize awards for Vanderbilts Show Your Gold banner contest by Chancellor Gordon Gee, Vice Chancellor Mike Schoenfeld and others
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 9
2:15 p.m. Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, 2100 West End Ave.
2:45 p.m. Ben & Jerrys, 416-A 21st Ave. S.
3:15 p.m. AmSouth Bank, 1604 21st Ave. S.
Contact: Kara Furlong, 615-322-NEWS, email@example.com