Nashville Chamber names NEXT Award finalists

NEXT Award finalists named

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center have announced the finalists for the third annual NEXT Awards, which recognize business excellence and entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee.

"The Nashville region’s economy is fueled by our creative class, and those individuals are putting us on the map as a center of entrepreneurial growth and success," said Chamber President andCEO Ralph Schulz. "We are proud to be able to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of these businesses and individuals."

The finalists were announced last night at a reveal party at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The winners will be named during the NEXT Awards dinner on Nov. 21 at the Music City Center.

The finalists are:

Technology (Startup): Caddis Interactive • DePalma Studios • Virsys12 LLC • Wealth Access Inc.

Technology (Growth): Bedroc • Dev Digital LLC • Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions LLC • LeanKit Inc.

Technology (Market Mover): LPS Integration Inc. • Peak10 • Qualifacts Systems Inc. • Zycron

Digital Media & Entertainment (Startup): • FLO {thinkery} • LionHouse

Digital Media & Entertainment (Growth): Ethos3 • Fivestone Studios • Paramore | the digital agency • Thirty Tigers

Health Care (Startup): Inspire Health, Inc. MDSave IncorporatedMedCycle Management, LLCNextGxDx

Health Care (Growth): A-Z DME, LLCMedi-Copy Services, Inc.PatientFocusShareable Ink 

Health Care (Market Mover): Medical Direct ClubParallon 

Social Enterprise (Startup): Emerge Financial WellnessGood.Must.GrowGoodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc.International Scholarship & Tuition Services 

Products & Services (Startup): LogoGardenPater NappiScout Properties, LLC • Southern Kitchen Nashville, LLC

Products & Services (Growth): Brand Imaging GroupMusic City Tents & Events, LLCThrive Marketing Group 

Products & Services (Market Mover): c3 consultingLetterLogic, Inc.Reliant RealtyW Squared, Inc.

Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists: Bryan Ansley, FNB Merchants, LLCDarek Bell, Corsair Artisan, LLCBeth Chase, c3 consultingDan Hogan, MedalogixJim Lackey, Complete Holdings GroupJason Moore, Stratasan, LLC