Join us for the 11th Annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala!
The 11th annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala 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!
Anyone can nominate a business or businessperson for a Pinnacle Award and nominees do not need to be Chamber members to be eligible for an award. Submit your nomination(s) by clicking here. The nomination deadline is March 4 at 5 p.m. The application deadline for businesses who have been nominated is March 11 at 5 p.m.
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).
A wide variety of sponsorships are available for the 2015 Pinnacle Business Awards. If you are interested in learning more about event sponsorships and/or table sponsorships for this prestigious event, please contact Michelle Kiely at (865) 246-2617.