The County Mentor-Protégé Program was brought about through a partnership with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Bexar County Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department.
The Mentor/Protégé relationship is a two year commitment where the protégé, their mentors, AGC, and the County Mentor-Protégé Program Manager work together to help develop the protégé firm's marketing, operations, and financial performance strategy.
The program exists to build effective working relationships between leaders of mature established companies and locally owned small companies so that newer companies can benefit from the knowledge and experience of established firms. Ten classes have been held between 2005 and 2016 with a total of 138 companies completing the program.
Associated General Contractors of America National Diversity & Inclusion Award
At the 100th annual AGC of America national convention in New Orleans, the San Antonio Chapter received the first-ever Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Award, which was created to honor those who promoted diversity and inclusion within the chapter’s leadership, membership, programs, and events. The San Antonio chapter’s work with the Black Contractors Association (BCA) and long-time partnership with Bexar County on The “Basics” of Construction Program and the Mentor/Protégé Program. The award was presented at Bexar County Commissioner’s Court on March 13th where Bexar County staff and members of the AGC were recognized for their efforts and dedication.