The Knoxville Chamber provides numerous opportunities for its investors to actively engage and maximize their investment. Growing your business means more than simply paying investment dues and hanging a plaque on your wall – it means getting involved and taking advantage of opportunities to make connections. You’ll see an instant return on your investment when you do.
One of the most popular ways to engage as a Chamber investor is to attend one of our many networking events. Our a.m.Exchanges, Business After Hours and Schmoozapaloozas are specifically programmed to help you expand your network and build relationships.
Ambassadors provide a crucial link between the Chamber and its investors. They help ensure that all investors receive the maximum benefit from their investment, and their primary responsibilities include assisting in recruiting and mentoring new investors and assisting at events. Ambassadors receive added recognition and opportunities to make connections.
The Knoxville Chamber produces more than 100 events per year, in addition to facilitating business growth and youth programming. These provide numerous opportunities for sponsorship opportunities and business exposure.
Established community business leaders have the chance to mentor relatively new businesses with the Chamber’s Propel mentor/protégé program. The program is a rewarding way to give back and help the businesses in our community that need it most.
Contact Doug Minter to learn more about getting involved in the Propel mentor/protégé program.
Talent Pipeline Management
The Knoxville Chamber, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach—talent pipeline management—to close the skills gap. Through extending lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management, this is a call for employers to play a new and expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of education and workforce partnerships.