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NEXT Awards

  • Music City Center 150 4th Ave N #250G Nashville, TN 37219 (map)

NEXT Awards

Join us for the hottest event of the season, celebrating what's NEXT in Nashville!

Brought to you by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center, the NEXT Awards recognize entrepreneurial-minded companies in Middle Tennessee - as well as the entrepreneurs who make a significant impact on our local economy - making Nashville one of the best cities in the U.S. to start a business.

We know that 97 percent of businesses across America support 49 percent of the workforce - and in Tennessee, 67 percent of established companies have fewer than 20 employees.  The NEXT Awards were designed to celebrate and honor these people and organizations.

All stages of businesses, from emerging startups to growth companies to well-established market movers, will be celebrated.

Winners will be revealed in five business sectors that are vital to the Nashville-area economy: Health Care, Technology, Digital Media & Entertainment, Sustainability & Social Enterprise and Other.

In addition, individual awards for outstanding entrepreneurs will be given in the following categories: Youth Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Entrepreneurial Partner of the Year


5:30 p.m. Reception, cash bar

6:30 p.m. Dinner and awards presentation


$100 per person • $1,000 reserved table for 10 people

$1,500 Table Host [reserved table for 10, plus listing in event program (program listing deadline is November 1) and two VIP admissions to the invitation-only CEO Reception]

Tables will be reserved in a priority location designated by your company name. Names for your attendees are required no later than 1 week prior to the event.

AttireBusiness/business cocktail


To make payment by…Credit Card: click "Register Now" in the right column under Quick Links.

Deadline to preregister is Thursday, November 14 (or as soon as the event sells out!) Registration is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to future events. We will accept name changes up until 24 hours prior to the event.

No confirmation is sent prior to the event. We are unable to accept reservations by phone or e-mail.

DirectionsParking is available at the Music City Center garage by entering the garage from 6th Avenue.  For additional parking options, click here.


Earlier Event: November 20
Later Event: November 26