Professional Business Associations

Mayor

Madeline Rogero
mayor@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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100 BLOCK ASSOCIATION
The 100 Block Association’s mission is to implement and sustain a plan for the 100 Block of Gay Street, manage and promote the 100 Block; and balance the needs of residents, businesses, property owners, government and the community through ongoing communication and collaboration.
http://www.100block.org

ASSOCIATION FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT-SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER

Our mission is to Equip individuals to improve business results through talent development. We have many opportunities for members, students, and guests to hear about emerging trends in the industry, engage in learning activities and discussions, and network with peers throughout the year.
http://atdsmokymountain.org

CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (CBID)
CBID was created in 1993 to undertake programs and services that government is unable to provide. Its core mission is to enhance downtown’s existing assets and bring more people to Downtown Knoxville to work, shop, live and play.
http://www.downtownknoxville.org

CUMBERLAND AVENUE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION (CAMA)
CAMA is an association of the various businesses lining Cumberland Avenue in Knoxville, TN. As an association, CAMA promotes the interests of its member businesses, acts as liaison to the city and community, and keeps the citizens of Knoxville updated on events and promotions happening along Cumberland Avenue.
http://www.cumberlandconnect.com

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT ASSOCIATION
Our vision is for Knoxville’s Market Square to become one of the South’s finest historic districts in which to shop, dine, work, live, and enjoy the unique.
http://www.downtownknoxville.org

EAST KNOXVILLE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (EKBPA)
EKBPA’s mission is to foster a connection between businesses and organizations for the mutual advancement, growth and development of East Knoxville.
http://www.eastknox.org

EAST TENNESSEE ECONOMIC COUNCIL (ETEC) 
We are an independent, regional, non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the federal government’s missions in Oak Ridge as well as encouraging new opportunities to fully utilize the highly-skilled talent, cutting-edge technologies and unique facilities that make up the federal reservation, the University of Tennessee complex, and the TVA  region.
http://www.eteconline.org

EAST TOWNE BUSINESS ALLIANCE
To advance the positive image and improve customer traffic thru partnerships, advertising, media, & government relations. Meets first Wednesdays of the month at 8:00 a.m. at New Harvest Park.
etabpa2013@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/easttownebusinessalliance

ENTREPRENEURS OF KNOXVILLE (EOK)
EOK is a collection of Entrepreneurs/Inventors/Investors/Business Owners who meet regularly to share ideas and provide support to each other. If you go from one idea or concept to the next at the speed of light;if people stare at you blankly when you're explaining your new idea or gadget and say, "that'll never work" or "someone else is probably working on that right now"; if you feel alone and frustrated because you know the answers but no one will listen; then this is the place for you. We welcome you and your ideas. We can help you turn your idea into a business. We have small group meetings, larger social times, speaker series, fund raising events, etc.
http://www.eokhq.com

FARRAGUT BUSINESS ALLIANCE (FBA)
FBA's mission is to promote the well‐being and success of the business community in the Town of Farragut, enhance the quality of life of the Town's citizens, and assist with the fiscal success of the Town through marketing promotions, community events, review of existing codes and ordinances and recruiting of new businesses.
http://www.farragutbusiness.com

FARRAGUT‐WEST KNOXVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Farragut ‐West Knox Chamber of Commerce has served as a proactive voice for business and the community it serves. Current membership includes approximately 700 area businesses. These businesses join the Chamber to work as one in an effort to serve the community where they live and do business.
http://www.farragutchamber.com

FOUNTAIN CITY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (FCBPA)
FCBPA is represented by over 100 local businesses including retail, service, construction, health, finance, transportation, community service and more.
http://www.fountaincitybusiness.com

GREATER KARNS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (GKBA)
GKBA has served the Karns, Hardin Valley, Solway, and Ball Camp communities since 2001. The Association would like to invite the communities to come together to support our local businesses.
http://www.aboutus.com/karnsbusiness.com

HALLS BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (HBPA)
HBPA consists of business owners, community leaders, and other professionals that regularly demonstrate their dedication to the growth, development, and success of the Halls Crossroads community. HBPA promotes a healthy environment to network, learn, support, and nurture our businesses in the Halls community.
http://www.hallsbusiness.com

HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF EAST TENNESSEE
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee promotes the start and growth of Hispanic businesses through networking and technical assistance and also serves as a unique link between these
businesses and mainstream businesses in this region.
http://www.hccet.org

KNOXVILLE BREWERS GUILD
Knoxville Area Brewers Association exists to promote and develop the greater Knoxville craft beer
culture. Our members accomplish this by:
Brewing and serving high quality craft beer; providing craft beer education to the community and industry; acting as advocates on political and economic issues that impact our industry; actively participating in the community through charity work, economic revitalization, and supporting local business.
Adam Palmer, President, adam.palmer@sawworksbrewing.com
http://www.knoxvillebrewers.com

KNOXVILLE CHAMBER
Recognized as the 2011 National Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Knoxville Chamber is the leading voice for business in Knoxville and beyond. We represent over 2,000 member businesses, providing them with cutting edge products and services designed to help make Knoxville America's Best Business Address®. Contrary to what many think, our membership is made up of businesses of all sizes. Over 80% of our membership base is small business (75 employees or fewer) and nearly 50% employs 1‐10 employees. 865-637-4550
http://www.knoxvillechamber.com

KNOXVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is a business accelerator located in Market Square that serves as the front door for entrepreneurs in our region, and a resource for anyone looking to start or grow a business here. By nurturing and supporting a culture of entrepreneurship, we are fostering innovation, creativity and job growth within our community. KEC is a place for networking, education and teaching others what we’ve learned. We are a mentor-driven business accelerator, a shared workspace and a source of mediocre coffee.
http://knoxec.com

LEADERSHIP KNOXVILLE ‐ INTRODUCTION KNOXVILLE

Explore. Discover. Connect. It's your community. Whether you are new to Knoxville or have lived here all of your life, Introduction Knoxville will connect you with your community in dynamic ways you can’t even imagine. Join a diverse group of civic‐minded people and experience this six‐week, eye‐opening discovery of the people, places, leadership and opportunities that make living and working in Knoxville rich and rewarding.
http://www.leadershipknoxville.com

NORTH KNOXVILLE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (NKBPA)
NKBPA is non‐profit group of business and community leaders dedicated specifically to North Knoxville.
http://www.northknoxvillebpa.com

NUCLEUS KNOXVILLE
The Nucleus Group provides a forum for some of the young professionals and executives in the Knoxville area to meet each other. The feeling is that if enough of this type of people got together, it could become a “nucleus” for business, civic and social interactions.
http://nucleusknoxville.com

POWELL BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (PBPA)
PBPA is an association of business and professional men and women either, living in, owning or operating a business or service in the Powell Community
http://www.powellbusiness.com

SEYMOUR - SOUTH KNOXVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Promotes commerce in the Seymour/South Knoxville area by advertising member businesses to the more than 55,000 area residents. Stimulates the small business environment and attract new businesses in areas where they are needed. It provides a forum for ideas that will stimulate the development of consumer friendly commerce.
http://www.seymourtn.org

SOUTH KNOXVILLE ALLIANCE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONALS (SKA)
The South Knoxville Alliance is composed of businesses and organizations within the 37920 zip code - South Knoxville, South of the River. We have joined as active business and civic leaders to strengthen the area by promoting our many assets to fellow Knoxvillians, visitors and guests. Located just across the Tennessee River from downtown, South Knoxville is one of Knoxville’s most unique districts - with various and sundry boutiques, a plethora of locally owned and operated eateries, and home of the nationally acclaimed Urban Wilderness.
http://southknoxvillealliance.org

TENNESSEE VETERANS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (TVBA)
TVBA provides education and support opportunities to veterans in the business world. Across this great nation that we once defended, the TVBA is the only group of Veteran Owned Businesses and Champion Partners that embraces our mission of business development, growing the entrepreneurial spirit, government advocacy, education and training, and career support to the veteran job seeker.
http://www.jointvba.org

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF KNOXVILLE (YPK)
Since 2007, YPK has worked to provide leadership and professional development opportunities, foster a sense of community among the area’s young professionals, strengthen awareness of the talented, young leaders in our area, and enhance Knoxville’s image as an exciting, compelling city in which young professionals can thrive.
http://www.ypknox.com