Knoxville Chamber Announces Pinnacle Award Finalists

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24 finalists are eligible to receive the most prestigious business award in East Tennessee.

The Pinnacle Business Awards Gala, presented by BB&T is scheduled for May 4 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

“We’re proud to honor the dedication, community support, and success these businesses all represent.”

The Knoxville Chamber is proud to announce 24 finalists for the 2012 Pinnacle Business Awards. Over 175 companies were nominated for eight different awards recognizing outstanding businesses and businesspeople. Each year the Chamber’s board of directors is charged with the tough task of judging the applications and determining the finalists and eventual winners.

“A Pinnacle Award is the most prestigious award you can win as a local businessperson, entrepreneur, or organization,” Mike Edwards, President and CEO of the Knoxville Chamber said. “We’re proud to honor the dedication, community support, and success these businesses all represent.”

The Pinnacle Award winners will be announced May 4 at the Pinnacle Awards Gala, presented by BB&T at the Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets and table sponsorships are available at the Knoxville Chamber’s website at http://www.knoxvillechamber.com.

Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by UT-Battelle:
Parker Frost, Gigmark
Chris McAdoo, Best Behavior Creative Club
Jonathan Williams, Accord Federal Services, LLC

Impact Award, presented by Aqua-Chem:
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Grace Construction
PetSafe

Minority-Owned Business Excellence Award, presented by Covenant Health
ComputerWorks
Manny’s Catering
Always Moore Janitorial Service

Large Business Excellence Award, presented by Cherokee Distributing
21st Mortgage Corporation
Cellular Sales
Jewelry Television

Mid-Sized Business Excellence Award, presented by the Knoxville Chamber
Consolidated Products, Inc.
Power Systems, Inc.
Strata-G, LLC

Woman-Owned Business Excellence Award, presented by LBMC
Ackermann PR
Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC
The Trust Company

Innovator Award, presented by Pershing Yoakley & Assoc.
Agile Technologies
Aqua-Chem
Cadre5

Small Business Excellence Award, presented by BB&T
All Occasions Party Rentals
M Force Staffing
Management Solutions LLC

The Pinnacle Business Awards, presented by BB&T are sponsored by: WSI Oak Ridge, EnergySolutions, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, Aqua-Chem, UT-Battelle, Cherokee Distributing, Covenant Health, Prestige Cleaners, LMBC, The Greater Knoxville Business Journal, and Bluegill Creative. Production assistance is provided by Bandit Lites and Sound Ventures.

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