Nominations for the Knoxville Chamber’s 10th annual Pinnacle Business Awards are now open.
The nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Feb. 28. The awards recognize the achievements of top businesses and entrepreneurs in the Knoxville area.
You do not have to be a Chamber member to nominate a company for an award.
Award categories are: Young Entrepreneur, Small Business Excellence, Minority-Owned Business Excellence, Woman-Owned Business Excellence, Business Excellence, Innovator and Impact .
The awards will be presented May 2 at the Pinnacle Awards Gala, which will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The highlight of the event is typically presentation of the James A. Haslam II Leadership Award, which is given to a business leader who “exhibits strength in character, resolve and a commitment to the community and exemplary success in the regional business community,” according to the Chamber website.
Click here for more information about the awards.
Click here for an online nomination form.
The fifth version of Schmoozapalooza, the Knoxville Chambers’ networking extravaganza, will be held Sept. 29 at Turkey Creek Public Market, 11221 Outlet Drive.
Exhibitors include dozens of big and small companies from throughout the area. Previous schmooz fests have attracted hundreds of biz people looking to connect with potential vendors, customers and employers.
Click here for registration info and a full list of exhibitors.
The Hispanic Chamber on Tuesday signed an inter-chamber agreement with the Tennessee Small Business Development Centers that will provide Hispanic business owners free advice on developing a business plan, loans, taxes and other business matters.
Knoxville small business will be the focus of a special event today at 4:30 p.m. on Market Square. The Knoxville Chamber will recognize five local companies that recently received awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The companies are Prestige Cleaners, winner of the national Community Excellence Award, and Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners Construction Plus and Knowledge Launch and Free Enterprise Honorees ES&H Inc. and NetGain Corp.
The celebration will be held on the main stage unless it’s raining, in which case the event will move inside to the Chamber office, 17 Market Square.
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.