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.
Our next BLOC Party will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza! Our special guest speaker this month is Kim White, President & CEO of River City Company. Under her leadership, Downtown Chattanooga and surrounding areas are experiencing unprecedented growth. Hear what's happening in Downtown from one of Chattanooga's most dynamic leaders!
Admission is free. Two complimentary drinks to guests who are 21 and over.