First Tennessee to award $10,000 to state’s top small business

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Tennessee is searching for the state’s best small business and on top of statewide bragging rights, the winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize.

The “Tennessee’s Best Small Business Contest” is open to small business owners across the Volunteer State. Small business owners throughout First Tennessee’s markets, including Memphis and West Tennessee, 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 and must include name, location and a photo of the company along with a brief profile describing how the small business offers great customer service.

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About First Tennessee
First Tennessee Bank is the largest bank headquartered in Tennessee, with the number one deposit market share in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and the Tri-Cities and a top-five deposit market share in Nashville. First Tennessee was founded during the Civil War in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. First Tennessee and FTN Financial are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), which has 4,300 employees. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Forbes, Working Mother and American Banker magazines. More information is available at


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