Pinnacle Business Awards

Pinnacle Business Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 16th Annual Pinnacle Business Awards.

This black-tie affair is the business community’s marquee social event and celebration, with more than 600 local business leaders and guests attending each year! The event will be held on February 7, 2020 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

The annual gala celebrates regional business excellence, honoring outstanding professionals in nine categories for their contributions to the greater Knoxville economy.

 


PAST PINNACLE AWARD WINNERS BY CATEGORY

Winners are selected by the Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors. Applicants are nominated by the regional business community.

See award criteria.

Learn about the 2019 winners.

Business Excellence Award – Small Business

2005 – Construction Plus, Inc.
2006 – Impact Associates, Inc.
2007 – Dayton’s Pest Control Services, Inc.
2008 – Studio Four Design, Inc.
2009 – AC Entertainment
2010 – Partners Development
2011 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security
2012 – All Occasions Party Rentals
2013 – Design Innovation Architects
2014 – Master Dry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
2015 – All Occasion Catering, LLC
2016 – Mac’s Pharmacy
2017 – EventBooking
2018 – Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
2019 – Two Roads


Business Excellence Award – Mid-Sized Business

2007 – Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc.
2008 – Merit Construction, Inc.
2009 – Prestige Cleaners
2010 – Analysis & Measurement Systems
2011 – Pershing Yoakley & Associates
2012 – Consolidated Products, Inc.
2013 – Aqua-Chem
2014 – Coulter & Justus
2015 – Harper Auto Square
2016 – Master Dry Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
2017 – House of Thaller
2018 – Lloyd’s Electric Services
2019 – Zoo Knoxville


Business Excellence Award – Large Business

2007 – Scripps Networks
2008 – Pilot Travel Centers, LLC
2009 – Bandit Lites Inc.
2010 – Cherokee Distributing
2011 – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2012 – Cellular Sales
2013 – Caris Healthcare
2014 – 21st Mortgage
2015 – Radio Systems Corporation
2016 – Weigel’s
2017 – TeamHealth
2018 – DeRoyal Industries
2019 – Stowers Machinery Corporation


Impact Award

2005 – First Tennessee
2006 – Pilot Travel Centers LLC
2007 – Knoxville News Sentinel
2008 – Goody’s Family Clothing
2009 – Food City, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
2010 – U.S. Cellular
2011 – Covenant Health
2012 – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
2013 – Radio Systems Corporation
2014 – Copper Cellar Restaurants
2015 – Prestige Cleaners/Prestige Tuxedo
2016 – Gerdau
2017 – Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc.
2018 – Strata-G, LLC
2019 – M&M Productions USA


Innovator Award

2005 – CTI Molecular Imaging, Inc. (now Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.)
2006 – Radio Systems Corporation
2007 – Nucsafe Inc.
2008 – Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc.
2009 – UT-Battelle LLC
2010 – Schaad Companies
2011 – TrakLok Corporation
2012 – Aqua-Chem
2013 – Wampler’s Farm Sausage Company
2014 – Gigmark
2015 – Proton Power
2016 – AMS Corporation
2017 – PureMagic Car Wash
2018 – GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc.
2019 – PerfectServe


Minority-Owned Business Excellence Award

2005 – Navarro Research and Engineering Inc.
2006 – Premiere Building Maintenance Corporation
2007 – NetGain Corporation
2008 – (tie) ES&H, Inc. and Visionary Solutions, LLC
2009 – Information International Associates, Inc.
2010 – G2 Management & Engineering
2011 – HME, Inc.
2012 – Always Moore Janitorial Service
2013 – ExpoQuip Inc.
2014 – Security Walls
2015 – Marc Nelson Denim
2016 – Spanish Language Solutions, Inc.
2017 – Sandra G’s
2018 – MBK Wellness of Knoxville
2019 – Yassin’s Falafel House


Woman-Owned Business Excellence Award

2010 – Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center
2011 – The Tomato Head
2012 – The Trust Company
2013 – Management Solutions, LLC
2014 – KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc.
2015 – Cannon & Cannon
2016 – Microbial Insights, Inc.
2017 – Innovative Design, Inc.
2018 – BGT Recruiting & Consulting, Inc.
2019 – Harmony Family Center


Young Entrepreneur Award

2005 – John Tolsma, Knowledge Launch
2006 – Jimmy Rodefer, Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC
2007 – Chuck Witkowski, Protein Discovery, Inc.
2008 – Chris VanBeke, Tennetic Ventures, LLC
2009 – Sean Christman, Slamdot
2010 – Sara Hedstrom, Hedstrom Design
2011 – Brian Winter, Pyxl, Inc.
2012 – Parker Frost, Gigmark
2013 – Matt Tunstall, Stall Talk
2014 – John Sharpe, StaffSource
2015 – Eric W. Barton, Vanquish Worldwide
2016 – Brandon Bruce, Cirruspath
2017 – Courtney Herda, Smarter Searches
2018 – Bradford Jones, Bradford Catered Events
2019 – Andrew Randazzo, Prime Medical Training


James A. Haslam, II Leadership Award

2005 – James A. Haslam, II, Pilot Travel Centers LLC
2006 – F. Rodney Lawler, Lawler-Wood, LLC
2007 – Bill Sansom, The H.T. Hackney Company
2008 – Pete DeBusk, DeRoyal
2009 – Mike Campbell, Regal Entertainment
2010 – Sam Furrow, Furrow Auctioneers
2011 – Jim Clayton, Clayton Bank
2012 – Larry Martin, State of Tennessee (Retired – First Tennessee Bank)
2013 – Raja Jubran, Denark Construction
2014 – Randy Boyd, Radio Systems Corporation
2015 – Dee Bagwell Haslam, RIVR Media
2016 – Ken Lowe, Scripps Networks Interactive
2017 – Pam Fansler, First Tennessee Bank
2018 – Sharon Miller Pryse, The Trust Company of Tennessee
2019 – Mintha Roach, Knoxville Utilities Board


Lifetime Achievement Award

2011 – Blair Trimble, Gerdau
2014 – Dr. Joe Johnson, University of Tennessee