By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor
UPPER CUMBERLAND – For Upper Cumberland residents looking for the area’s best restaurants, retail stores, service providers and more, look no further. That list? The Upper Cumberland Business Journal’s 2018 version of the best-of-the-best: The Ovation Awards.
The eleventh annual Ovation Awards will feature winners in categories designed to honor businesses and individuals in tourism, retail, professional service, restaurant and manufacturing-related sectors.
“Ovation Awards are our favorite time of year,” said UCBJ Editor Michelle Price. “The Upper Cumberland has so many treasures, and these awards give us a chance to cover a lot of ground and highlight both well- and lesser-known companies and individuals.”
The 2018 list spans eight categories specifically:
- Favorite Retail Establishment
- Excellence in Professional Services
- Spirit of Entrepreneurship
- Excellence in Manufacturing
- Favorite Restaurant – Food or Drink
- Excellence in Tourism Promotion
- Best Individual Corporate Citizen (Philanthropist)
- Excellence in Governmental Leadership
Ovation Awards were founded in 2008. Winners are nominated by readers and selected by the UCBJ editorial staff.
To nominate a business or business leader for the 2018 edition, use the nomination form on the UCBJ website. You may also call (931) 260-9377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 31. Past winners can be found by searching “Ovation” at www.ucbjournal.com.