Marketing & Innovation

Winner:  Creative Energy Group

Second Place: Tennessee Hills Distillery 

Environmental Support

Winner:  Appalachian Resource, Conservation &          Development Council

Second Place:  Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.

Community & Culture: Small Business

Winner: Preston Construction

Second Place: Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council

Congratulations to all the winners of the Regional Business Excellence Awards!!  

Customer Experience

Winner: Tennessee Hills Distillery

Second Place: Advance Financial

Community & Culture: Medium Business

Winner:  Tr-Cities Behavioral Therapy

Second Place:  Greater Eastern Credit Union

Community & Culture: Large Business

Winner: Advance Financial

Second Place: A.O. Smith

List of 2019 Regional Business Excellence Awards Nominees

  • Advance Financial
  • A. O. Smith Corporation
  • Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council
  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Ballad Health
  • Cornerstone Village
  • Creative Energy Group
  • Crown Laboratories, Inc.
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Greater Eastern Credit Union
  • Hands On
  • Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP
  • Johnson City Symphony Orchestra
  • Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
  • Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center
  • Nuclear Fuel Services
  • Preston Construction Co.
  • Reinhart Foodservice
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwast Tennessee
  • St. John's Episcopal Church
  • Tennessee Hills Distillery
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • The Blake at Kingsport
  • Trek Bicycle
  • Tri-Cities Behavioral Therapy
  • Tricities Military Affairs Council (TC-MAC)
  • Workspace Interiors, Inc.


Award Nominee

  • Official Award Nominee logo to display on your website or marketing materials
  • Name listed on the Chamber of Excellence Awards website page
  • Name and description in the Excellence Awards Program

Award Winner

  • A special award engraved with your business name
  • Recognition on stage during the Excellence Awards Luncheon event
  • Name listed as an Awards Winner on the Chamber's website, press materials, and other promotional materials
  • Official Excellence Awards Winner logo to display on your company website and/or marketing materials
  • On-going recognition throughout the year at various Chamber events.

Application Process and Criteria

The Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City-Jonesborough -Washington County TN is proud to announce the first annual Regional Business Excellence Awards. It will annually honor businesses for their significant role in our community and economic growth.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain great exposure for your business. By participating, your business will be recognized for its successes and celebrate its achievements among the Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia business community. All business and organizations in our region are eligible to participate.

The deadline for submission is February 1st, 2019. Application must be submitted online, by email, or in person to The Chamber of Commerce, 603 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN, 37601 or to

Applications will not be reviewed until application and payment have been received. Payments are non refundable and due prior to application deadline. Ways to pay:

  • Make checks payable to The Chamber of Commerce
  • Credit cards accepted at Chamber office or online on the Chamber’s website – go to the Excellence Awards page for payment link and application

A panel of experts in each category will review applications and narrow the group down to the top 3 for each category.

The top 3 applicants in each category will be contacted to schedule a mandatory in person interview with a panel of business leaders.

All submissions become property of The Chamber of Commerce

By entering, you agree to the release of your business name for winner notification purposes and for public winner disclosure, as required by law.

All judges have signed conflict of interest/confidentiality agreements to ensure that all entries and details about entrant and their respective businesses will not be disclosed to anyone outside the judging process. All entries will be treated with the strictest of confidence at all times.

You may enter under multiple categories.

  1. Excellence in Community & Culture (Demonstrate you have a positive impact on your community.)
  2. Excellence in Environmental Support (Demonstrate you have taken steps to be a steward of the environment.)
  3. Excellence in Customer Experience (Demonstrate you consistently deliver an innovative, upper quartile customer experience.)
  4. Excellence in Marketing & Innovation 

(Demonstrate you recognize the importance of improving your performance and operational effectiveness.)

The Awards Luncheon will take place on Thursday March 28th, 2019 at The Millennium Center. The Luncheon will be from 11:30am – 1pm where lunch will be provided and winners will be announced.

Presenting Sponsorship: $2500

  • Recognition the Presenting Sponsor, with your logo on all promotional materials, event announcements, invitation, and email updates.
  • Recognition in the Chamber Newsletter and on the chamber website.
  • Presentation at the Award Luncheon event.
  • Reserved whole 8 seated round table at the Award Luncheon

Headline Sponsorship: $1000

  • Recognition as the Headline Sponsor, with your logo on all promotional materials event announcements , invitations and email updates
  • Recognition in the Chamber Newsletter
  • Reserved whole 8 seated round table at the Award Luncheon

Table Sponsorship: $500

  • Your logo on all event banners and posters throughout the Award Luncheon
  • Recognition on the Chamber Newsletter
  • Reserved whole 8 seated round table at the Award Luncheon

Table Sponsorship: $250

  • Your logo on all event banners and poster throughout the Award Luncheon
  • Recognition on the Chamber Newsletters
  • Reserved half round table (4 seats) at the Award Luncheon.

Regional Business Excellence Award Application

This years application window closed on February 1st, 2019.

To purchase reserved seating or sponsorship please click the link below.

Congratulations to our 2017 Faith in the Future Award Recipients:

This award has been revamped and renamed to the Regional Business Excellence Award starting 2018.

Entrepreneur Category

Non-Profit Category

Healthcare Category

Manufacturing Category

Technology Category

Educational Category

Professional Category

Preston Construction

CASA of Northeast Tennessee

Silver Angels

Crown Laboratories

WebcoUSA Enterprises

ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy

First Citizens Bank