SEPTEMBER 2022 - NEW MEMBERS
Welcome our newest members! πŸ‘‹
TOTAL RESOURCE CAMPAIGN
Now is your chance to sponsor 2023 programming πŸ’Ό
Our 3rd Annual Total Resource Campaign is underway!

Have you always wanted to sponsor events like Chamber Cup, Annual Meeting, or Capital Reception? Now is your opportunity – for those events AND everything else on our calendar!

Check out our full 2023 Program of Work here: https://roanoketrc.com. Once you find a program that aligns with your business goals, connect with a volunteer to lock down your investment!

Sign up to be contacted by a volunteer: http://bit.ly/3CzX9Y5.
MARQUEE UPCOMING EVENT
Small Business Celebration registration closes soon! ⏰
Don't miss your chance! Registration closes soon for our Small Business Celebration & Awards, Presented by Member One Federal Credit Union.

Best New Small Business Finalists were announced last week:

πŸ₯ƒ Brady's Distillery
🚧 Oya Construction
πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ The French Farmhouse

We're also pleased to announce the finalists for our People's Choice Award, sponsored by Brown, Edwards & Co., LLP, CPAs.

FOR-PROFIT: PEOPLE'S CHOICE FINALISTS

  • Olde Salem Brewing
  • Screaming Vegan
  • Farmburguesa
  • RND Coffee
  • RunAbout Sports
  • She's International Boutique
  • Ride Source 
  • Aztec Rental
  • AgenaCare Housecalls
  • Twin River Outfitters

NON-PROFIT: PEOPLE'S CHOICE FINALISTS

  • Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Good Samaritan Hospice 
  • Roanoke Valley Children's Choir 
  • Humble Hustle 
  • Opera Roanoke 
  • Mish Moves Dance Company  
  • New Freedom Farm
  • Roanoke Outside Foundation
  • BuildSmart Institute
  • Junior Achievement of Southwest VA
 
Attendees get the final say on our People's Choice Awards. We'll also unveil our inaugural Inspiration Award winner.

Last but certainly not least, the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center will crown its Veteran of the Year!

The key details:

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $55.00/person - Members & Future Members
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:
Platinum Sponsor:
RIBBON CUTTING RECAP
These scissors get around! βœ‚οΈ
SW VA Sleep Center
September 15
Lee Theater Lofts
September 30
Salem Terrace
October 5
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Network with members, & learn member benefits πŸ“…
Presented by Tech Squared

Bank of Botetourt invites you to unwind at Sugar Magnolia for your favorite evening networking event, Thursday Overtime. 

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Sugar Magnolia
Cost: FREE to attend
Member Onboarding - 10/25
Presented by Wheeler Digital

Learn everything "Chamber" in an interactive two-hour session. Bring questions and get ready to maximize your membership!

Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
ο»ΏWhere: Chamber Office
RSVP: Email Eric or Chris
Presented by Tech Squared

Come jump-start your day as you meet fellow Chamber members at Blue Ridge Beverage.

Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE with coffee & light breakfast
Did you miss The Look Ahead, Presented by OpX Solutions?

We've got your covered!

MEMBER NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Here's what some of our members are up to πŸ“°
The Roanoke Times spotlighted CMIT Solutions of Roanoke in a recent business intel article.
The Roanoke Times spotlighted the City Market Building in another recent business intel article.
Roanoke County's new economic development director, Megan Baker, will take over on October 24.
Armistead Lemon was formally installed as the new head of school at North Cross School in an investiture ceremony held on campus on Friday, Sept. 30.
Wombat Camper, a local business that manufactures small, overland-style campers, will unveil its first camper at the Roanoke GO Outside Festival.
Stop by Sinkland Farms' Pumpkin Festival Thu-Sun every week through Oct. 30. Enjoy a corn maze, hayrides, music, food, and a ton of fun!
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
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