Registration is closed for the NEXT Awards. We have reached maximum capacity for this event and unfortunately, on-site registration will not be available. Name changes for existing registrations can be made beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards recognize Middle Tennessee companies and entrepreneurs who make a significant impact on our local economy. All stages of businesses from emerging startups to growth companies and even well-established market movers will be celebrated. At the event, winners will be revealed in five business sectors that are vital to the Nashville-area economy:
- Health Care
- Digital Media & Entertainment
- Sustainability & Social Enterprise
- Manufacturing & Logistics
In addition, individual awards for outstanding entrepreneurs will be given in the following categories:
- Young Entrepreneur
- Entrepreneur of the Year (spotlighting the breakout entrepreneur in each of the five business sectors, plus one overall)
- Company of the Year
- Legacy Entrepreneur (chosen by the selection committee and honored for demonstrating outstanding entrepreneurial spirit throughout his/her career)
- Entrepreneurial Partner of the Year (companies that nominate at least one client will be eligible for this award)
5:30 p.m. Reception, cash bar
6:30 p.m. Dinner and awards presentation
Click here to see a list of the finalists.
$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 9/19) 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.
Business to business cocktail
To make payment by…
Credit Card: (online only) Click here or click "Register Now" in the right column under Quick Links.
Check: Click here to download, print and complete PDF registration form. Mail in form and payment to: Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Attn: Paige Anderson 211 Commerce St. #100, Nashville, Tennessee 37201.
- Deadline to preregister is Monday, September 24 (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 48 hours prior to the event.
- No confirmation is sent prior to the event.
- We are unable to accept reservations by phone or e-mail.