NASHVILLE, TN - November 24, 2015 - Confirmation.com, the creator and world's leading provider of secure audit confirmation services, announced today that it has won the 2015 NEXT Award for the Technology Market Mover category. The NEXT Awards were presented jointly by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to recognize emerging startups, growth companies, and well-established market movers in the Middle Tennessee area.
"It is a great honor to be recognized in the Nashville business community as one of the leaders in technology," said Chris Schellhorn, CEO of Confirmation.com. "It is through the collective efforts of everyone at Confirmation.com that result in winning such awards, and I am truly grateful to be a part of such an amazing team."
“Nashville’s economic growth has always focused around innovation and risk-taking,” said Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. “Nashville has always supported the people who take risks.”
"We can see the tremendous energy of entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee in the recipients of the 2015 NEXT Awards," said Ralph Schulz, president and CEO, Nashville Area Chamber. "The diversity of talent represented among these award winners shows our region is attracting a broad range of innovators focused on a variety of economic sectors."
"All of the nominees for the 2015 NEXT Awards have really engaged with the 'ecosystem' Nashville has developed for new companies," said Stuart McWhorter, president and CEO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center. "They share ideas, mentor each other and look for ways of doing business together. That improves the odds of business success."
Confirmation.com was presented the NEXT Award by Lipscomb University College of Business at an awards dinner on Thursday, November 19, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The awards dinner recognized the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five business categories especially important to the Nashville economy: digital media & entertainment, health care, products & services, social enterprise & sustainability, and technology. Along with these category awards, individual awards are given for Entrepreneurial Partner of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.