Good.Must.Grow. Named a 2013 NEXT Awards Finalist

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Nashville Tenn. – Good.Must.Grow. has been named a finalist for the NEXT Awards. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) 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 products and services. Individual awards for Youth Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Partner and Entrepreneur of the Year will also be presented.


“Our region’s creative class and thriving entrepreneurial community has contributed significantly to the economic prosperity of Middle Tennessee,” said Chamber President & CEO Ralph Schulz. “We are proud to be able to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of these businesses and individuals.”


According to Michael Burcham, CEO of the EC, “The NEXT Awards represent the one constant in our economy; change.  With this ceremony we honor the innovation and progress of our new and growing businesses.  Our city’s success depends on the success of these companies, and this years list of honorees proves we are in good hands.”


“As a finalist in the social enterprise category, and a Certified B Corp, we are tremendously excited about Nashville’s future as a hub for companies who use business as a force for good,” said Heath Shackleford, founder of Good.Must.Grow. “It’s great that the NEXT Awards support organizations like ours. We are very honored to recognized by the EC and the Chamber.”


Good.Must.Grow. will receive recognition as a NEXT Awards finalist at an awards dinner held Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Music City Center.


The 2013 NEXT Awards are hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and presented by Bank of America. Additional sponsors include Friends of the Chamber, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and MissionPoint Health Partners; associate sponsors Lipscomb University Center for Entrepreneurship, Kraft CPAs, Bandit Lites, Snapshot Interactive and Atiba; supporting sponsor for the NEXT Awards is the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and media partner is TN Media. For more information, visit


About Good.Must.Grow.

Good.Must.Grow. provides strategic marketing support for socially responsible businesses, nonprofit causes and organizations that are focused on health + wellness. We want to be part of a revolution that drives societal change by sparking increased charitable giving and community involvement as well as unprecedented levels of corporate social responsibility. Proud to be a Certified B Corp. See how we’re #GrowingGood at

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