The Young Leaders Council this week hosted 350 people for its Fall Leadership Luncheon at the Nashville Renaissance Hotel. YLC board chair Jill Robinson, of the Center for Executive Education at Belmont University, was presented the 2013 Young Leader of the Year award and Genesco CEO Bob Dennis shared stories and funny anecdotes about his own 28 years in retail. Dennis encouraged the audience to “embrace serendipity.”

This set of photos also includes images from West End-based advertising agency redpepper, which late last month took part in CreateAthon 2013, a 24-hour marketing blitz during various groups provide pro bono services to nonprofits. It was redpepper’s seventh time taking part and the firm was one of 14 in North America that hosted their own CreateAthon. The agency’s work this year benefited Nashville’s St. Luke’s Community House, Hands on Nashville, The Tennessee Respite Coalition and Atlanta’s Kate’s Club.