Our own Traylor Woodall has been named a finalist for the inaugural NEXT Awards. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center 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; sustainability and alternative energy; and social enterprise. (Guess which category Traylor is nominated for.) Individual awards for successful youth, minority, female, startup and legacy entrepreneurs will also be given, in addition to an Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Traylor’s thoughts on being nominated? “It’s fabulous for us, but more importantly I’m excited about what it says about Nashville as a creative center. Our success means that there are firms just like us, right here in Music City, competing and thriving on a larger stage. National brands don’t have to go to LA or NYC to get top shelf creative- there’s a great community right here!”

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Traylor will receive recognition as a NEXT Awards finalist at the award dinner on Tuesday, October 18th at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.