First Tennessee picks winner in 'Best Small Business Contest'

First Tennessee picks winner in 'Best Small Business Contest'

August 6th, 2016 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

First Tennessee Bank announced Friday it will award a $10,000 grand prize to the small business picked as the winner of the bank's "Tennessee's Best Small Business Contest."

Small business owners throughout First Tennessee's markets, including Chattanooga, may submit nominations between now and Aug. 21. In addition to the grand prize, the first place winner will receive $5,000 and the second place winner will receive $2,500.

"First Tennessee is dedicated to supporting small businesses because they're vital to our economy," said David Popwell, president of First Tennessee. "We work to promote strong communities and we believe that healthy small businesses are vital to our economic future."

After the nominating process concludes on Aug. 21, voting by the public will begin on Aug. 22 and wrap up on Sept. 4.

Nominations are now being accepted online at