Nominations Open For 2018 International Business Awards

Monday, April 23, 2018

The International Business Council (IBC) of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announces the second annual IBC International Business Awards. These awards showcase the positive contributions international businesses make to the greater Chattanooga region.

Any Chattanooga area businesses engaged in international trade (either products or services, importing or exporting) are qualifying candidates for this award. Award recipients will be selected based on demonstrated community impact within the last 12 months. Honorees will receive official IBC recognition, a feature article in “Business Trend,” a one-year Premier Chamber membership upgrade, and an award for display.

Submit nominations and applications here. Applications and supplemental materials are due by Friday, May 18. Award recipients will be recognized at the IBC Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 5.



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