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For the second year in a row, Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions has been named a finalist for the NEXT Awards. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will jointly present these awards to recognize the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five areas of business especially important to the Nashville economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; social enterprise and sustainability; and products and services. Individual awards will also be given for Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

“The NEXT Awards gives us a look inside the energy and vitality of Nashville’s entrepreneurial community,” said Chamber President and CEO Ralph Schulz. “The new ideas and companies coming out of the region bolster our reputation as a real engine for creativity and innovation in music, technology and a whole range of business ideas.”

According to Michael Burcham, CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, “Nashville’s enthusiasm to embrace entrepreneurs and innovators is one of our communities’ real strengths. We’ve developed a strong ecosystem to support new companies and that is an important asset for a successful and vibrant economy.”

“This is a great honor and step in the growth of our company, and of course we are very excited about this,” says Kelly McCreight, President of Hamilton-Ryker.

Mr. McCreight will receive recognition as a NEXT Awards finalist at an awards ceremony held Thursday, Nov. 20, at War Memorial Auditorium. A finalists’ celebration will also be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

The 2014 NEXT Awards are hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and presented by Bank of America. Additional sponsors include Pivotal Partners: Delek US Holdings, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Community Health Systems, First Tennessee and Ryan LLC; Friends of the Chamber: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and MissionPoint Health Partners; Associate Sponsors: Bandit Lites, KraftCPAs and Lipscomb University Center for Entrepreneurship; Supporting Sponsors: c3/consulting and Entrepreneurs’ Organization; Technology Partner: Atiba; and Media Partner: TN Media. For more information, visit http://www.nextawardsnashville.com.

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