Local businesses, leaders honored at Pinnacle Awards

9:53 PM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
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East Tennesseans celebrated local businesses and business leaders Friday evening.

The Knoxville Chamber hosted the ninth annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala at the Knoxville Convention Center downtown. About 600 people attended.

Organizers say the event is about celebrating success in East Tennessee.

"This is a chance for us to get together and celebrate the great successes that a lot of the businesses have had in our community. We've got a lot of great small business in our community, great women-owned business in our community, a lot of companies that have done a lot for our community and impacted it greatly," said Mark Field, senior vice president of the Knoxville Chamber.

One of the top honors went to Matthew Tunstall, the CEO of Stall Talk. He received the 2013 Young Entrepreneur Award.

Raja Jubran, founder of Denark Construction, won the James A. Haslam II Chairman's Leadership Award.

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