NEXT Awards

The EC’s NEXT Awards is devoted to recognizing exceptional entrepreneurs transforming their industries, creating opportunities, growing economies and improving lives in Nashville and far beyond.

The NEXT Awards & Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame event returns

October 25, 2021

Nashville Symphony Center.

Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame

The Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame honors our city’s most iconic entrepreneurs who have built long standing and meaningful careers in Nashville.

As a legacy organization built to support Nashville’s founders for generations to come on their journey to create, launch, and grow businesses, we dedicate a special night to recognize our city’s pioneers to today’s up and coming change-makers for their drive, perseverance, and vision.

Past Hall of Fame honorees include:

Hal Cato
Tod Fetherling
John Ingram
Clayton McWhorter
Cordia Harrington
Wayne Smith
Richard Henry Boyd
Dan Crockett
Raymond Louis Danner, Sr.
Sherry Deutschmann
Ken Levitan
Darrell Freeman
Joey Jacobs
Cal Turner
Becca Stevens
Jon Yarbrough
Kix Brooks
Jose Gonzalez
Maria Clara Mejia
Renata Soto
Shannon Terry
Scott Borchetta
Tom Cigarran
Ron Samuels
Beth Chase
Charlie Martin
Dolly Parton

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