WEEKLY NEWS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - SUNSHINE SERVICES LLC
Sunshine Services LLC
540-819-6335 | Follow us on Facebook

Sunshine Services LLC is a business that conducts "Odd Tasks!" We like to say "Have an odd task? Just ask!"

The smiling Sunshine Staff provide a variety of services including (but not limited to):
Decluttering/organizing
Delivering meals and errands
Attic/basement clean outs  
Hospitality services/house sitting 
Yard clean ups/dump days
Estate sales
Full assistance with moving

The Sunshine Girls also offer nonprofit fundraising for their communities. Their "Pop-Up" Ice Cream Shops, High Teas, and Quilt Shows have been very successful fundraisers for local schools and nonprofits. Their favorite events are the annual Veterans Day program and luncheon they hold every November and the "Women Rock" Ladies' Business Expo in January. 

The Sunshine Staff is now gearing up for the annual Clean Valley Day on April 10th. Each year, Sunshine Services owner, Lee Minnix, coordinates with the Clean Valley Council to help "Keep Botetourt Beautiful" by providing bags and gloves to volunteers. If you would like more information, or would like to register to volunteer, please call Lee at 540-819-6335.
Clean Out Day!
Painting a fence for a client. So beautiful!
Valentine cards and deliveries for our clients! One of our favorite holiday tasks.
Moving Day for a client.
We love landscaping and helping with the garden!
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Botetourt Young Professionals 4/1, 12-1 pm is the next meeting. (No meeting on 3/4 due to the conference). Please email Kaleigh Duffy for the Zoom link to attend.

Mission: To grow a community of young professionals, where we can enhance our leadership skills, create opportunities, and give back to our community through acts of service. 

Reach out to Kaleigh Duffy, Committee Chair, if you're interested in joining this committee and taking part in their exciting events. Visit their Facebook page today!
Experience 2021 | 3/3 to 3/4
Get2KnowNoke is hosting their annual conference this year virtually.
RESET | RETHINK | RECHARGE

Information about the conference from Kayleigh Duffy:
"I've attended the conference for a few years, and also serve on their planning committee. The Botetourt YPs have partnered with this group before, and this conference is great for networking and also just learning from others, rekindling some motivation, and pushing your career forward. 

Today, they asked me if I'd speak a little bit in a "virtual small group" about the Botetourt YPs, and how others can get involved. I'm excited to help spread the word about all we have planned here in Botetourt. 

Please use the above link where you can read about this year's conference, the speakers, and register. 

If you or any of your co-workers are interested in joining in, use the code GET2KNOWNOKE (all caps) for a discount when registering. If any of you are in school or have interns/co-workers that are continuing their education, you can also use code COLLEGE for 10% off.
Link to our calendar
QUICK LINKS
▶2/24 8-9 am | COBI Meeting | Comfort Inn & Suites in Troutville | In person or zoom
▶3/9 5:30-6:30 pm | Ambassadors Meeting at Tizzone's. Email Lisa Otey for details.
3/10 1:30 pm | Ribbon Cutting Colonial Elementary School | Admission will be limited to invite only and their invited guests. | More information to follow.
▶4/1, 12- 1 pm | Botetourt Young Professionals | Email Kayleigh Duffy for the Zoom link.
▶4/21 | Creative Thinking for Workplace Problem Solving | Lunch & Learn - stay tuned for more information
▶9/24 | - The Chamber Golf Classic. Don't miss out on sponsoring this event! Sponsored by: F.A. Wagner Insurance Agency, Re/Max All Stars Realty, Servpro, The Bank of Fincastle, and Boxley
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm | 540-473-8394
Celebrate Black History Month | Finding What Has Been Lost, The African American Story in Botetourt County

“Finding What Has Been Lost” is a display that celebrates the story of the African American communities of Botetourt County. The exhibit highlights the communities, churches, schools, community groups and individual stories that showcase these communities scattered throughout Botetourt County.

Thanks to the many years of research and collecting photos and artifacts by Edward Barnett and his sister Judith Barnett, this exhibit has become an important way to document the history of the African American community in the county. Display boards, featuring facts and photos will be set up in the Botetourt Gallery on the first floor of the museum. 
Submission period open from February 15 to March 15.

Governor Ralph Northam today invited Virginia students, educators, and families to participate in the second annual Black History Month Historical Marker Contest.
This initiative offers opportunities to learn about African Americans who have made important contributions to Virginia history, provides teachers with resources to guide history discussions, and includes a contest where students can submit ideas for new historical markers to the Department of Historical Resources. More information on how to compete is here.
The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) Announces New $450,000 Restaurant Grant Program with DoorDash

VRLTA is pleased to announce a new partnership with DoorDash to support Virginia restaurants. We'll be awarding approximately 125 grants of $3,500 each for a total of up to $450,000.
 
Grants will be given statewide, with priority given to businesses not already receiving significant grant/loan support. A minimum of 20% of grants will go to minority-owned and/or women-owned businesses. Applications are open today through March 1, 2021.
Don't miss this fun event!!
CHAMBER RESOURCES - WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
Contact information for the Chamber: 540-566-8812
EXCITING NEWS!!
Our new Executive Director starts on Tuesday. Stay tuned to our social media feed for this exciting announcement!!
State of the County Address Resources


Botetourt County Parks & Recreation Facebook Page - for information about the County sports' program

Botetourt County Open for Business video

Look for our weekly newsletter feature and take a moment to ASK THE COUNTY a question and we will answer it here in our weekly column.
WELCOME AMBASSADOR MIKKI BARRANCO
Mikki Barranco, Mortgage Banker
3130 Chaparral Dr., Suite 203
Roanoke VA 24018 

I have lived in Botetourt for twenty five years, with my husband, Stephen. My four children all graduated from Lord Botetourt High School. Their names are: Sal, Annie, Emily and Sophie. While my kids were in school, I volunteered in numerous rolls with the PTA, as well as the athletic booster club. I enjoy getting to know my customers on a personal level. They all have my cell phone number, and I am available whenever they need me, not just 9-5!

I love being an Ambassador because I get to meet different business owners, and to help them experience all the benefits the Chamber has to offer. I also serve on the annual Golf Committee.
Botetourt Living 250th commemorative posters are still available for order. The posters are $35 and the proceeds help support the Chamber. They make great gifts for friends and family moving into Botetourt County!

Black framed posters available too.
STATE UPDATES
Telephone number for the call center: 877-829-4682
REBUILD! VA Small Business Grant Program
Select the image link to learn more



Dominion Energy is partnering with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide provide energy bill relief for small businesses, nonprofits, and houses of worship in Virginia. Qualified businesses may receive electric bill assistance up to $1000.
The SBA still has Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) available. Please share with small businesses. 
From SBA: Reminder! If you are a small businesses, nonprofit organization of any size, or a U.S. agricultural business with 500 or fewer employees that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you can still apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Click here to apply.
IMPORTANT SURVEYS
United Way of Roanoke Valley is conducting a survey to help better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Open until 2/28.

This information will help us identify trends and local needs, and enable us to work with community partners to provide resources and support in this difficult time. This survey asks questions about you, your household, and how you have been getting by in these recent months.

Completing this survey should take about 10 minutes. Your responses are anonymous. We will only collect your name and contact information if you wish to enter to win any gift cards. Your name will not be associated with your responses. Contact the United Way of Roanoke Valley for questions: info@uwrv.org or 540-777-4200.
OUR MEMBERS ARE HIRING
We're happy to share your job posts in the newsletter as we see them on Facebook. If you see one that is already filled, please email us and we'll remove it. Follow the instructions in this link to post any job openings directly to our website: How to post a job in your Chamber account.


Apex Clean Energy summer internship opportunities: Asset Management, Marketing/Communications, Business Development, New Markets, Finance, Public Affairs, IT, Project Management, Land Management, Technology



Carilion Clinic - LPN and outpatient, Carilion Wellness, Coding Consultant

Camp Eagle Virginia - Food Service Coordinator | Contact jcalfee@sbcfamily.org or 540-366-2433


Country Breeze Heating and Cooling - HVAC Install Helper and Service Tech







Lentini's - Pizza Maker full time. Please call James at 966-9600 or 798-3997 for job information.

Kissito Healthcare, Brian Center Botetourt - RN to fill the role of MDS Coordinator, with $10,000 signing bonus. Contact Hilleary Downer at 540-473-2288, ext. 3002 or send resume to: hilleary.downer@kissito.org

Lawrence Freight - Lawrence Companies is now hiring for a Class A or Class B Driver Position in our Waste Disposal Division, ACS. Any previous experience in this type of work is a plus. This position will primarily be loading containers on the back of the trailer and delivering to the local landfill. This position will have you home daily and off weekends. Click here to apply or for questions contact Randy at 540-966-4602.

Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council - job listings from their contacts

Roanoke Valley Orthodontics | Orthodontic Assistant FT with benefits. Applicants should send resume and cover letter via email to RoanokeOrthoJob@gmail.com.

Tizzone Wood-Fired Kitchen & Wine Bar - All positions. Competitive wages, health insurance, and opportunity for advancement.
COVID-19 RESOURCES
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Join us as a bronze sponsor. Call or email Keith Hartman.