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ETEC Meeting: Eddie Mannis, Prestige Cleaners, Inc.
August 10 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am EDT
Career & Personal Recognition
- President, Prestige Cleaners, Inc. & Prestige Tuxedo
- Chairman, HonorAir Knoxville
- Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Operating Officer, City of Knoxville 2011-2013
- Board of Commissioners – Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
- Recognized as Person of the Year- PBS 2010 Be More Awards
- Recipient of 2015 Generations of Service Award-Medal of Honor Society
- Recipient of 2015 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award
- Mannis was appointed to the State of Tennessee’s Environmental Response Board by Governor Don Sundquist, where he served as Board Chairman
- Covenant Health Systems Board Member
- Knoxville Zoo Board, Chair 2015-2017
- Co-Founder Art in Public Places
- Past Chair of the University-Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates
- Leadership Knoxville Board of Directors 2016
- Visit Knoxville Board of Directors 2016-2017
- Graduate of the 2006 class of Leadership Knoxville
- Service to Mankind Award 2011-Knoxville Sertoma Club
- 2010 Covenant Health Platinum Award for Senior Advocate Volunteer
- Leadership Tennessee Class of 2015
- Community Leadership Award 2013-Woodmen of the World
- 2017 Inductee East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame
National, State & Local Recognition
- Recognition of Prestige by Varsity International, as one of the top 20 leading cleaners in
- Prestige was invited in 2004 to join the prestigious organization, America’s Best
Drycleaners, the only drycleaner in Tennessee.
- In 2010 Prestige was the national winner of the United States Chamber of Commerce
Community Excellence Award.
- Recognized as United States Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the year in the
Southeastern US and was a National Finalist.
- Prestige has been selected East Tennessee’s Best Drycleaner in the annual poll conducted by
Knoxville’s major newspaper, the News Sentinel, every year since the poll’s inception.
- Prestige received the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce 2009 Pinnacle award for
- 2008 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year by the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Champions Award presented by the East Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus to honor
workplaces that work for women.
- In 2006 Prestige established Project Classroom, a year round fund raising program to
benefit the Knox County, Blount County and Oak Ridge Public School Systems. Since
the program’s inception, Prestige has donated over $100,000 to schools in the three
- Mannis also established and is the Presenting Sponsor of HonorAir Knoxville, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to honoring East Tennessee World War II, Korean War and
Vietnam veterans by flying them to Washington D.C. to see the Memorials built to honor
their service and sacrifice.
- Prestige has been a sponsor of Coats for the Cold for eleven years, providing
complimentary dry cleaning for close to 130,000 coats.