Chamber looking for 2010 Business Excellence Awards nominees

Nomination forms and applications are now available for the annual Blount County Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

These awards are given at the Chamber’s annual dinner in February and the Chamber encourages businesses to fill out the application and give their company the recognition it deserves as one of Blount County’s best.

“These awards allow us to recognize businesses not only for best in class practices, but to also thank them for their contributions to Blount County and its citizens,” Existing Industry and Excellence Award Committee Chair Kristi Foxx said.

The categories for this year’s awards are: Business Manufacturing, Business Service, Business Retail, and Non-Profit/Governmental. “We have a diverse mix of business here and encourage everyone to participate as we all strive to continue making Blount County a great place to live and work.” Foxx said.

The winner’s for each category will win recognition at our annual meeting in 2010, an outdoor sign displaying your award to the community, a press release to the local media, and a special listing in our membership directory for the year 2010.

Applications and nomination forms are available online at and at the Chamber office.The application deadline is Nov. 6. To submit an application, or if you have any questions about the Business Excellence Awards, please contact Bill Eanes at 865-983-7715 or

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