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Press Release: EventBooking Wins 2017 Small Business Excellence Award

By May 17, 2017 December 21st, 2020 Awards, Press Releases

KNOXVILLE, TN — May 12, 2017 — EventBooking, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company based in Knoxville, TN, was recognized at the 13th annual Pinnacle Business Awards as the 2017 winner of the Small Business Excellence Award. The award series is hosted by the Knoxville Chamber, which aims to honor contributions to the local community and acknowledge companies that “highlight the range of businesses that make up Knoxville’s thriving, vibrant economy.”

The Small Business Excellence Award is reserved for a business with a maximum of 50 employees that has consistently grown its workforce and revenue, and has overcome various obstacles. EventBooking received recognition for its business development through its software products, which enable teams within venues to book space, detail events, manage holds, track finances, and delegate tasks—all through one web-based platform. CEO John Platillero began the company in 1999, which now serves 86% of all NBA arenas, 80% of all NHL arenas, and 700 other venues worldwide.

More than 600 people gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center for the award ceremony gala, which kicked off with a reception and silent auction. Attendees transitioned into the convention center’s ballroom to enjoy dinner and the program, where awards were given in nine different categories.

Platillero, who received the award on behalf of the company, commented: “Our successes could not be done without great people…I’ve got a great team here who loves our customers. And really, that’s the secret to all this—love your customers and love what you do.”

More details about the 2017 Pinnacle Business Awards are available here.


Kalyn Sisco

About EventBooking:

EventBooking is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that specializes in online booking and venue management for arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and performing arts centers. EventBooking takes pride in their clients, who oversee the many moving parts that make a concert, conference, or sporting event possible. EventBooking serves over 700 venues worldwide with a reported 99% customer satisfaction rating.

About The Pinnacle Business Awards:

The Pinnacle Business Awards give the Knoxville Chamber an opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding local businesses and businesspeople. The awards gala has become one of Knoxville’s premier social events, with hundreds of business and community leaders in attendance. A Pinnacle Business Award is a coveted emblem of business excellence in East Tennessee.

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