Knoxville Chamber Recognizes Cellular Sales with 2012 Pinnacle Award for Excellence

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Premium Verizon retailer honored as best of the best in large business category

Even though we currently operate more than 500 stores in 28 states, Knoxville is our hometown and we are honored to be recognized by the Knoxville Chamber for this year’s Pinnacle Awards.

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer was recently selected as the winner of the Large Business Excellence Award by the Knoxville Chamber at the eighth annual Pinnacle Awards gala. Held on May 4, 2012 at the Knoxville Convention Center, the event honored recipients in nine categories recognizing business and individual contributions to Knoxville’s economy and community.

“At Cellular Sales, we are committed to providing our customers with superior wireless service nationwide,” said JT Thome, chief operating officer for Cellular Sales. “Even though we currently operate more than 500 stores in 28 states, Knoxville is our hometown and we are honored to be recognized by the Knoxville Chamber for this year’s Pinnacle Awards.”

Cellular Sales was founded in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1993 and has, for the past four years, been named by Inc. Magazine one of the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned retailers operating more than 500 stores and 5,000 employees.

The Large Business Excellence Award, of which Cellular Sales is this year’s recipient, is given each year to a company headquartered in East Tennessee that has shown remarkable profitability, growth and stability. Nominees are required to have experience regional as well as national recognition in their relevant sectors while demonstrating leadership in those sectors as well.

More than 550 business people attend the Pinnacle Business Awards each year. This year’s attendees enjoyed a reception and silent auction followed by dinner and the awards presentation with WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit acting as emcee.

About Cellular Sales
Cellular Sales, based in Knoxville, Tenn., is the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer. Founded in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1993, the company has, for the past four years, been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned retailers. Cellular Sales operates more than 500 stores nationwide and employs more than 5,000 individuals. For more information on the company, visit http://www.cellularsales.com. Job seekers may visit http://talent.joincellularsales.com/.

About the Knoxville Chamber
The Knoxville Chamber is the region’s leading business organization with more than 2,000 members who employ more than 276,000 individuals. More than 80 percent of Chamber members are small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The Chamber fulfills its mission of driving regional economic prosperity by recruiting new businesses and supporting existing companies, and serves as the lead economic development agency in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley. For more information visit http://www.knoxvillechamber.com.

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