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Knoxville Chamber

Propel Mentor Application

2018-19 Propel Mentor Application

The Knoxville Chamber is currently seeking mentors for its Propel Mentor/Protege program. 


  • Company must be located in the Innovation Valley region (Knox, Blount, Jefferson, Loudon, Anderson, and Roane counties as well as Tellico).
  • Mentor should be a seasoned business owner, CEO, president, or top-level executive at your firm (team mentoring by multiple individuals at the firm is permitted). 
  • Business must be a Knoxville Chamber Premier Partner.
  • Mentors pledge a minimum of two hours a month to be spent with their protege for a minimum of one year.
  • Mentors must actively participate with their protege and attend Propel Mentor/Protege meetings and events.
  • Mentors must be willing to openly share business knowledge - both success and failures. 
  • Mentors can create a team within their firm to mentor the protege. 


  • Each Mentor/Protege team is featured in an issue of Commerce, the Knoxville Chamber's newsletter located on the last 12 pages of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal.
  • Inclusion in listing of mentor/protege teams on www.knoxvillechamber.com.
  • Opportunity to serve the region's business community and help nurture another business. 

Application deadline is June 22, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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