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Let Us Promote You!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 | News | No Comments

The Knoxville Chamber is accepting nominations for the annual Pinnacle Awards that will be announced on Friday, May 4, at the Knoxville Convention Center.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 2.

As chair of the Public Affairs committee of the Fountain City Business and Professional Association, I will nominate you if you’re interested. Just e-mail me at sclark426@aol.com ASAP.

Awards Categories

Impact Award
This award will be presented to a business that displays a commitment to making East Tennessee a better place to live through the development and support of a community project or program. The Impact Award winner should be able to demonstrate the ability to improve community conditions that make a significant contribution or impact on our region. Such contributions might include: improving education, improving healthcare, pursuing environmental excellence, performing community service, and influencing other organizations to partner for these purposes.

Innovator Award
This award will be given to a business that has developed a new technology, innovative product or service or applied a business process or service in an innovative way. The winner will be able to quantify its growth and provide a detailed explanation of the new product, service, process or system. Nominee should provide a description of implementing innovative solutions to achieve operational efficiency and business results.

Minority Business Excellence Award
This award will be presented to a minority-owned business which is independently-owned, operated and controlled by minority group members, defined as U.S. citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51 percent owned by such
individuals and the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members.

Woman-Owned Business Excellence Award
This award will be presented to a successful East Tennessee woman-owned business which is independently-owned, operated and controlled by a female or females. The enterprise must be at least 51 percent owned by one or more women and its management and daily business operations must be controlled by one or more women.

Small Business Excellence Award
This award will be presented to an East Tennessee small business that has consistently grown
its workforce and revenue. Nominees should be businesses started in the Knoxville region and have 50 employees or less company-wide. The winner will be able to demonstrate its ability to overcome obstacles including access to capital, operational efficiency, control of expenses, customer loyalty and distribution of products or services and should provide a historical index of growth in revenues and workforce.

Business Excellence Award
Awarded to a company that has shown remarkable profitability, growth and stability. Nominees must be recognized regionally, nationally and/or internationally in their respective business sector, while demonstrating leadership in the sector as well. There will be two winners, one for companies with 51-150 employees company-wide and another for companies with 151+ employees company-wide.

Young Entrepreneur Award
This award will be presented to a young professional, 40 years of age or younger as of May 4, 2012, who has achieved success while overcoming obstacles, to become one of tomorrow’s top business leaders. The winner will have started or is at risk in ownership in their business. They will have taken their business practices and moved a company from early growth to some maturity.

SANDRA CLARK | Publisher, Shopper-News | Knoxville TN | Office: 865/ 342-6619 Cell: 865/ 661-8777

FCBPA Inclement Weather Policy for Monthly Meetings

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | News, Policies | No Comments

Inclement Weather Policy for FCBPA Meetings

FCBPA will follow the cancellation policy of the Knox County School System to help ensure the safety of our members and guests during inclement weather. Please check the local television and radio stations, or our website for updates, as well as ourTwitter and Facebook pages. Should you have any questions, please contact one of the officers.

Here are some resources to check cancellations:

Thank You,
FCBPA

Fountain City Business & Professional Association’s Holiday After Hours a Success

Monday, December 13th, 2010 | News | No Comments

The Fountain City Business and Professional Association held their annual Holiday After Hours event on Tuesday, December 7th, at the Commercial Bank across from the Duck Pond in the heart of Fountain City. Business and community leaders enjoyed networking, food, door prizes and a silent auction. More details in this week’s Knoxville Focus, section B (or page 5 of the PDF).

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