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UPCOMING VA WEST EVENT
Capital Reception 2022 💼
Please join the VA West Business and Legislative Coalition for the 2022 Capital Reception with members of the region's legislative delegation.

You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet with elected leaders and to promote your business interests. Invited guests include delegates and senators from these regions:
Bedford Area, Botetourt County, Danville/Pittsylvania County, Greater Augusta, Harrisonburg-Rockingham, Lexington, Buena Vista, & Rockbridge Counties, Lynchburg Region, Martinsville-Henry County, Montgomery County, Roanoke Region, Shenandoah County, Smith Mountain Lake Region, Bluefield, Winchester Region, and Wytheville, Wythe, Bland Counties.

The evening includes networking, drinks, and light appetizers.
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:
MARQUEE EVENT
132nd Annual Meeting of the Membership 💼
For more than 100 years, Roanoke Regional Chamber's Annual Meeting has been one of the region's largest gatherings of executives, elected officials, business owners, and civic leaders across Virginia's Blue Ridge.

You don't want to miss this opportunity. Annual Meeting attracts the "who's who" of Virginia's Blue Ridge, providing attendees with high-level networking opportunities.

Our President & CEO, Joyce Waugh, and the 2021 Board Chair, Larry Jackson, will provide an inside look at the Chamber's accomplishments over the past year and our vision for the future.

This year, we'll also recognize the outgoing Chamber Board Chair, Chamber Ambassadors, Total Resource Campaign teams and volunteers, and more.

Annual Meeting is our signature event, offering ample networking time, delicious food stations, and important updates about our roadmap for the future. 

We look forward to seeing you on January 20, 2022, at the beautiful Hotel Roanoke, alongside the business and professional leaders who make our region the best place to live, work, and play in Virginia. 

The details:

What: 132nd Annual Meeting, Presented by Berglund Automotive
When: Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $95.00/person | $900/table of eight
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:
Platinum Sponsor:
NEW MEMBERS
Welcome to the Chamber 👋


Build Smart Institute - Build Smart Institute's mission is to educate and train individuals to become career-ready and advance within construction industry occupations.

Crawlspace Medic of Roanoke - Crawlspace Medic® of Roanoke helps you maintain a healthy home with our crawl space repair and waterproofing solutions.

Dewberry - With a legacy of more than 60 years of excellence, Dewberry is a nationwide firm of planning, design, and construction professionals. 

Dr Pepper Park at The Bridges - Dr Pepper park offers concerts & festivals in a unique setting by the Roanoke River at the base of Mill Mountain.

Foot Levelers, Inc. - Foot Levelers is the world’s leading provider of individually designed Stabilizing Custom Orthotics, custom orthotic flip-flops, Shoethotics® and Sandalthotics®, as well as therapeutic products. 

Glo Fiber Inc. - Glo Fiber is a new fiber-optic network from the team at Shentel, bringing stronger, faster, smarter internet to Roanoke.

InInIn LLC - Coming in 2022, InInIn is a coworking and innovation space to power the Roanoke business community.

Ridge View Bank - Based and headquartered in Roanoke, Ridge View Bank is bringing a new approach to business banking.

Spero Health - Spero Health is an integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder.

Sugar Magnolia - Sugar Magnolia is your one-stop shop for paper goods, gifts, ice cream, and chocolates with locations in Blacksburg and Roanoke.

Virginia 811 - Virginia 811 (VA811) is a not-for-profit organization created by Virginia’s utilities to protect their underground facilities.
TOTAL RESOURCE CAMPAIGN
Congratulations are in order! 🥳
Your Chamber's 2021 Total Resource Campaign was a slightly smaller group than 2020, but this dynamic group of 46 helped us propel past our goal.

Kudos and tremendous job to all!

Now, time for some individual and team accolades:
To our Chair – Duke Baldridge – Thank you for your leadership, tenacity, and motivation throughout the campaign. We would not have been as successful as we were without Duke.
Congratulations to our Top 5 Volunteers: (left to right)

1st – Thomas Gibson (New York Life)
2nd – Jill Perez (Blue Ridge Beverage) 
3rd – Paul Nester (RGC Resources)
4th – Toye Oshoniyi (Dominion Risk Advisors)
5th – Rick James (Adams Construction)
And Congratulations to our Top 5 NEW Volunteers (New to TRC in 2021)

1st – Eddie Link (The Meridian Group - RBC Wealth Management)
2nd – Sean Waddle (BluSky Restoration)
3rd – Allison Link (The Meridian Group - RBC Wealth Management)
4th – Chris Tucker (Westwind Apartment Homes/Greenbrier Management)
5th – Bradley Blum (The Meridian Group - RBC Wealth Management)
And how about our Top Overall Team, which also happened to be our Overall Top NEW Team (Yes – they accomplished BOTH)

Congratulations to team Royal Bank of Cornhole:

  • Team Captain Eddie Link
  • Volunteer Sean Waddle
  • Volunteer Thomas Gibson
  • Volunteer Allison Link
  • Volunteer Bradley Blum
  • Volunteer Mike Kemp (The Meridian Group - RBC Wealth Management)

We'll have more kudos for those listed here (and many others!) on our social media channels in the next few weeks. You also don't want to miss Annual Meeting, where we'll be discussing this year's campaign in detail.
UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS
Two in December ✂️
Crab Du Jour Roanoke
Crab Du Jour is celebrating their Grand Opening with a Chamber #RibbonCutting tomorrow at 1 PM!

Neely's Accounting Services
Neely's Accounting Services is celebrating the opening of a new location with a Chamber #RibbonCutting on Friday at 2 PM!

A WORD FROM...
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