2017 Applications now Available. Click Here: 2017 Faith in the Future Application.
Faith in the Future Awards
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 Faith in the Future Award Recipients:
• Entrepreneur Category – Fanatics 101
• Non-Profit Category – Niswonger Foundation
• Healthcare Category – Franklin Woods Community Hospital
• Retail Category – Food City
• Manufacturing Category – Domtar
• Technology Category – WebCoUSA
• Educational Category – Northeast State at Johnson City
• Professional Category – Bristol Motor Speedway
This annual awards program is proudly sponsored by CenturyLink.
What is a Faith in the Future Award?
In recognition of the critical role area businesses play in our community, CenturyLink, in partnership with the Johnson City Chamber, hosts the Faith in the Future Awards each November. This program recognizes business owners and leaders that demonstrate a commitment to the future of their business, their employees, their community, and the region.
Is this your business? Is this someone you do business with?
Beginning in July, businesses from Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington (TN and VA) are invited to participate by submitting an application, which can be downloaded above. An evaluation team reviews all nominations based on set criteria, choosing one winner per category. Winners are recognized at the annual luncheon where they receive a unique and prominent award to display at their business. Winners are given time to speak about their businesses and are also highlighted through social media, news media, and on the Chamber’s website.
Why nominate your business or another business?
The Faith in the Future Award serves several important purposes for business owners. It is validation of your success and acknowledgement of all the time and energy you, and your employees, have invested. This can be highly motivating to your entire team. The awards are also a terrific PR opportunity, which can lead to further recognition and additional exposure. The award can also be a sales aid as prospective customers take this as confirmation that you are doing things right.
Travis and Brandi Woodall, the owners of Positive Approach Group, state “After working on various community events, we realized we were investing in our community – we applied in the Entrepreneur Category, secretly wishing, but never expecting to win. When I say it was a surprise to win, that is not an understatement! Since receiving the Faith in the Future Award, we have raised even more public awareness for our company, as well as created new relationships that we hope will have a positive and lasting impact on the community.”