The Knoxville Chamber recognized the best of the best in business at the seventh annual Pinnacle Awards, honoring recipients who make contributions to business enterprise and the greater community.

The Knoxville Chamber recognized the best of the best in business at the seventh annual Pinnacle Awards on May 6, 2011, at the Knoxville Convention Center. The awards honored recipients in nine categories. The categories recognize the range of businesses that make up the thriving Knoxville economy, and honor contributions to business enterprise and the greater community.

The winners are as follows:

Innovator Award – TrakLok Corporation

Small Business Excellence Award – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc.

HME_Inc_LogoImpact Award – Covenant Health

Minority-Owned Business Excellence Award – HME, Inc

Woman-Owned Business Excellence Award – The Tomato Head

oakridgeBusiness Excellence Awards

  • Mid-Sized – Pershing Yoakley & Associates
  • Large – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Young Entrepreneur Award – Brian Winter, Pyxl

James A. Haslam, II Leadership Award – Jim Clayton, Clayton Homes

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Source: Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
Photo: HME, Inc and Oak Ridge National Laboratory