Knoxville CVB Receives 'Best of Local Business' Award

The Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC), the local convention and visitors bureau in Knoxville, Tenn., has won the 2008 "Best of Knoxville" Award in the Convention & Meeting Facilities category as part of the U.S. Local Business Association's (USLBA) annual "Best of Local Business" Award Program.

KTSC, which describes itself as "the pre-eminent marketing organization for Knoxville/Knox County," was recognized for its efforts at attracting business visitors to the Knoxville area, where they contribute to the city's and county's economy and quality of life.

USLBA, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes small business and entrepreneurship in cities nationwide, uses its "Best of Local Business" Award Program to recognize outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the association identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These local companies are chosen based on customer satisfaction data—gathered both internally and by third-party sources—which USLBA uses in order to select winners based on their efforts at enhancing the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

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