The 11th annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala, presented by FSG Bank will take place May 8, 2015, at the Knoxville Convention Center. The black-tie optional affair has become one of Knoxville’s premier social events, with nearly 600 business and community leaders in attendance. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction on the Cumberland Concourse. Doors to the Grand Ballroom open at 7:30 p.m. with dinner and the awards set to start at 8 p.m. The evening traditionally concludes around 10:15 p.m. Individual tickets are $110 for Chamber members and $140 for non-members. Table sponsorships are $1600 for Chamber members and $1700 for non-members.
The Pinnacle Awards allow the Chamber to recognize and celebrate outstanding local businesses and businesspeople. Visit the lobby of some of the area’s most impressive businesses and you will most likely find a Pinnacle Award adorning the trophy case. The Awards have truly become a coveted emblem of business excellence in East Tennessee. Click here to learn about each award and see past winners. Click here to read about the 2014 winners. Click here to read what the winners had to say at the Chamber's annual winners' roundtable discussion!
The nomination period for the 2015 Pinnacle Award has closed. Check back in January 2016 for information about the 2016 Pinnacle Awards.
The Knoxville Chamber’s board of directors are assigned to committees responsible for reviewing, vetting, and scoring the applications for eight of the categories. Chamber staff is not involved in the reviewing or scoring of applications. Three finalists are identified in each of the categories (except the James A. Haslam II Leadership Award).
Sponsorships for the 2015 Pinnacle Business Awards Gala are SOLD OUT. Table sponsorships are still available and a table sponsorship form can be downloaded here.