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Pinnacle Business Awards



Story and photography by Britt Cole

The 14th annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala of 2018 was recently presented by Regions Bank at the Knoxville Convention Center. The black-tie optional affair has become one of Knoxville’s premier social events allowing the Chamber to recognize local businesses and business people. The awards are given to those who demonstrate dedication to driving regional economic prosperity and making Knoxville the nation’s best place to operate and grow. The awards have become an emblem of business excellence in East Tennessee.

The Knoxville Chamber is the leading voice for business in Knoxville. The Chamber is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber that represents over 2,000 member businesses. It provides businesses, both small and large, with the newest products and services designed to help make Knoxville America’s Best Business Address.

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