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Front Page - Friday, September 25, 2020

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announces 2020 awards

The winners of this year’s Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce awards include local companies that led in sustainability, creating healthy workplaces and supporting diversity, among other areas.

The Chattanooga Chamber announced its winners last week during a virtual event postponed since spring due to COVID-19.

The Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year is Michael Mathis, market president of Regions’ Bank since 2007. Before joining Regions, he held multiple positions at Pioneer Bank.

Mathis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Furman University and an MBA in finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

He has served as chairman of the board of directors for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Foundation. He’s also served on many Chattanooga-area boards, including Siskin Hospital, Venture Forward, Brainerd Baptist School, UTC Chancellor’s Roundtable, UTC Finance Advisory Board and the McCallie School Alumni and Athletic Councils.

Most recently, Mathis was the 2018 United Way Campaign Chair.

Small Business Award recipients include Acumen Wealth (one to 20 employees), P&C Construction (21-50 employees), Chattanooga Lookouts (51-300 employees) and Siskin Children’s Institute (nonprofit).

Other recipients included:

Barge Design Solutions

Business Education Investor

Recognizes Chattanooga Chamber member for partnering with our school system to create a strong talent pipeline.

Chattanooga Gas

Diversity & Inclusion Ally

Recognizes Chattanooga Chamber member for commitment to recruiting a diverse workforce and building an inclusive environment.

Mike Collins & Associates

Family-Friendly Workplace

Recognizes Chattanooga Chamber member for fostering a flexible workplace and promoting work-life balance.

North American Credit Services

Healthy Business

Recognizes Chattanooga Chamber member for investing in employees’ health and therefore our community’s health.


Sustainability Partner

Recognizes Chattanooga Chamber member for environmental preservation efforts and prioritizing sustainable business practices.

Digital Divide Project

Velocity 2040 Community Collaborators

Recognizes Chattanooga Chamber members for working with other organizations to address community challenges and create opportunity.

Source: Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce