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March 07, 2023 | Shannon Smith

Meet the winners of the 2023 Pinnacle Business Awards

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

Spring is award season, and one of the biggest honors in the Knoxville business community is the Annual Pinnacle Business Awards.

The 19th annual event by the Knoxville Chamber, in conjunction with Pinnacle Financial Partners, honored nine people and companies for their work and contributions to the Knoxville area.

Winners were selected by the Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors. Applicants were nominated by the regional business community and are not required to be Chamber investors. Winners in each category were recognized at an event on March 7 at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm in West Knoxville.

The winners are:

  • Small Business Excellence – Three Roots Capital
  • Mid-Sized Business Excellence – Greater Sum Ventures
  • Large Business Excellence – KaTom Restaurant Supply
  • Woman-Owned Business Excellence – Hard Knox Pizza
  • Minority-Owned Business Excellence – Oglewood Avenue
  • Impact Award – Denark Construction
  • Innovator Award – Hitachi Zosen Inova
  • Young Entrepreneur Award – Nicholas Hodge, Advent Electric
  • James A. Haslam, II Leadership Award – Dale Keasling

For more details about each winner, including a video profile on each by WBIR, click here.

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