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Six Local Businesses Named Blue Ribbon Award Winners
By: 
Lynsey Wilson
Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2013

Winners eligible for U.S. Chamber Small Business of the Year and Community Excellence Awards

The Knoxville Chamber congratulates six member companies on their selection as 2013 U.S Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners. Always Moore Janitorial Service, Analysis Measurement Services Corporation, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Partners Development, Prestige Cleaners, Inc., and The Trust Company of Knoxville were chosen from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at this year’s America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

“We are thrilled these companies have received national recognition,” said Mike Edwards, president and CEO of the Knoxville Chamber. “They are excellent examples of the quality small businesses in operation across Innovation Valley, and we are proud to have them represent our region.”

Chosen for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to the regional economy, the six finalists are now eligible for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. On February 15, the U.S Chamber of Commerce will announce seven regional finalists chosen from this year’s 100 Blue Ribbon Award winners and will present the winner with a $10,000 cash prize during the 2013 summit. 

The six finalists are also eligible for the U.S Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Award that recognizes a business who has demonstrated considerable commitment to and support of their local community. The winner will be decided through online public voting open now through February 22 and will also be announced during this year’s summit.

Eleven past Pinnacle Business Award winners submitted applications in response to their nomination by the Knoxville Chamber.

About the Knoxville Chamber

The Knoxville Chamber is the region’s leading business organization with more than 2,000 members that employ more than 276,000 individuals. More than 80 percent of Chamber members are small businesses with 25 or fewer employees. It 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. The organization has an active government advocacy program and supports pro-business policies. Members receive marketing, networking, professional development benefits, and many other cost-effective services. For more information visit www.knoxvillechamber.com.

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