BY: JESSICA GUTMAN

The Knoxville Chamber’s Propel Program recently offered three Contractors Boot-camps in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Kingsport as part of a LiftTN Urban Edition grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development’s Business Enterprise Resource Office.

The Chamber partnered with the Kingsport Office of Small Business Enterprise, the Kingsport Chamber and the Chattanooga Area Chamber to conduct three boot-camps for small, minority, woman and veteran-owned contractors and construction-related firms.

More than 50 people attended the sessions instructed by Tony Booth, found-er of Builder’s Grid and Contracting Coach Academy. Booth works to turn construction companies into elite contracting organizations by providing con-tractors with tips, ideas and knowledge to elevate their game.

Each bootcamp focused on key business management functions including customer service, brand management, tracking performance indicators and accounting. Attendees also learned industry best-practices in estimation, bid management and project planning and management.

To learn more about the Chamber’s Propel program, click here.