Nominations Open For Chattanooga Chamber’s Small Business Awards

Monday, October 2, 2017

The public can support exceptional small companies in the area by nominating them for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards.

These awards recognize small businesses in four categories: 1-20 employees, 21-50 employees, 51-200 employees and nonprofit. 

The Chattanooga Chamber names four finalists in each category for a total of 12. One recipient from each category receives a Small Business Award, announced at the Chamber’s Small Business Awards Luncheon on Feb. 13.  

Self-nominations are accepted. Submit nominations here, open until Nov. 1.

Finalist companies receive multiple benefits aside from bragging rights, including:

  • Recognition during event:  Finalist companies are highlighted during the Small Business Awards Luncheon. More than 1,000 top business leaders, potential customers and investors attend every year.
  • Video telling their business story:  This video, a value estimated between $2,000 and $5,000, will be shown at the event and finalists may use them for marketing.
  • Local media coverage:  Chamber’s Business Trend (ChattanoogaTREND.com) magazine features finalists both online and in print.
  • Free EXPO booth:  Finalists enjoy a free booth at EXPO Chattanooga, held in conjunction with the Small Business Awards Luncheon ($550 value).

Questions? Contact events@chattanoogachamber.com or 423 763-4357

Read about last year’s Small Business Award recipients and finalists here.



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