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Pinnacle Business Awards

13th Annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala, presented by Atlantic Capital Bank!

The 13th annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala, presented by Atlantic Capital Bank will be held May 12, 2017, at the Knoxville Convention Center. The black-tie optional affair has become one of Knoxville’s premier social events, with nearly 750 business and community leaders in attendance last year.

Click the photo to see a photo album of the 2016 Pinnacle Awards

The Awards
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 2016 winners. To view the 2016 acceptance speaches, visit the Chamber's Youtube Channel.

The nomination period for the 2017 Pinnacle Awards is open through March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to nominate a deserving local business or businessperson for one of the eight 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 2017 Pinnacle Gala are available. Please contact Michelle Kiely, vice president of business development, for more info! 




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