Knoxville companies receive U.S. Chamber awards

Five Knoxville area companies were honored today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

Prestige Cleaners received the Community Excellence Award, the Knoxville Chamber announced.

The award is given to a small business “that demonstrates excellence in the eyes of its community, customers, and employees,” according to the release. The award is based on the number of online votes received.

Three Knoxville companies were named 2010 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners — Construction Plus, Knowledge Launch, and Prestige Cleaners. Seventy-five- national Blue Ribbon winners were eligible for the Community Exellence award.

Two other local companies — ES&H, Inc. and NetGain Corp. — were among 25 businesses named Free Enterprise Honorees in resognition of “their strong business practices and contributions to the economy,” the release said.

Read the Knoxville Chamber press release here.

Read more on the Small Business Summit here.