BLOC - Building Leaders of Chattanooga - is a new platform to better connect young professionals under 40 who are building Chattanooga - contractors, subs, engineers, architects, planners, developers, designers, etc. Our goal is to offer social and learning opportunities for collaboration and engagement, to connect with community leaders and the initiatives shaping our region, and to share our voices as emerging leaders in our industry.
For professionals under 40, now is prime time to build your network to establish lasting business relationships. That's why BLOC includes professionals from all facets of construction, offering various opportunities for collaboration, idea generation and to hear different perspectives. Our plan for monthly programming includes tours, sit-downs with top community leaders, philanthropy, panel discussions, happy hours, and more.
Who Can Be a Member of BLOC?
BLOC is open to a wide range of rising industry professionals 40 and younger that are building Chattanooga. Members of AGC of East Tennessee are offered one complimentary BLOC membership and any employee of an AGC member firm is automatically accepted into membership. Non-AGC members will be vetted by a BLOC committee. Annual member fees are $125 for AGC members and $200 for non-members.
AGC's Role in BLOC
AGC of East Tennessee recognizes the role of strong leadership in guiding the growth of the construction industry. We believe that encouraging and guiding rising professionals to reach their potential as leaders in business and community is an investment in the success of our industry. As such, AGC plays a behind-the-scene role in program facilitation for BLOC.
You're invited to the next BLOC Party (Building Leaders of Chattanooga) on Wednesday, July 11 at Urban Lawn from 5:30 - 7:30! This month's guest speaker is Eric Myers, Executive Director of Chattanooga Design Studio, who will be sharing plans for an expanding South Broad District and other initiatives shaping the region. Food, drinks, networking. BLOC members free; non-members $10.
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