Bernard Health Named A 2011 NEXT Awards Finalist

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The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards recognize Middle Tennessee companies and entrepreneurs making the most significant impact on our local economy. Bernard Health, the most trusted health insurance advisor, has been recognized as a Finalist in the Healthcare category.

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This recognition is inspiring, and we are grateful to the individuals who do things like this to foster the wonderful entrepreneurial spirit that Nashville is increasingly known for.

This week, Bernard Health, the most trusted health insurance advisor, has been named a finalist for the inaugural NEXT Awards. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center will jointly present these awards to recognize the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five areas of business especially important to the Nashville economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; sustainability and alternative energy; and social enterprise. Individual awards for successful youth, minority, female, startup and legacy entrepreneurs will also be given, in addition to an Entrepreneur of the Year award.

“Our thriving entrepreneurial community has contributed significantly to the economic prosperity of Middle Tennessee,” said Chamber President & CEO Ralph Schulz. “We are proud to be able to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of these businesses and individuals.”

“Recognition like this is so important for small business owners and their employees. The NEXT Awards can provide the exposure and motivation to propel these entrepreneurs to a new level of success,” said Michael Burcham, Entrepreneur Center president and CEO.

"Our team has worked hard over the last several years to have a positive impact for our clients and stakeholders. This recognition is inspiring, and we are grateful to the individuals who do things like this to foster the wonderful entrepreneurial spirit that Nashville is increasingly known for," said Alex Tolbert from Bernard Health.

Bernard Health will receive recognition as a NEXT Awards finalist at an awards dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Four finalists and one winner will be recognized in each category.

Bernard Health is the best health insurance advice. Guaranteed. For individual and employer clients, that means thousands and sometimes millions in cost savings, a tremendous amount of time savings, and peace of mind hard to find anywhere else. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Bernard has locations in Indianapolis and Louisville with plans to expand nationwide.

The 2011 Next Awards Awards are presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, in partnership with Bank of America. Additional sponsors include Bandit Lites, KraftCPAs, Lipscomb University Center for Entrepreneurship, Tennessean Media Group and WSMV-TV. For more information, visit http://www.nextnashville.com.

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