WEEKLY NEWS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - PINK FLAMINGO FOOD COMPANY
540-556-5699

Every once and awhile a business comes along that makes you want to smile. The Pink Flamingo Food Company is one of those businesses. It prides itself on a being "A Southern Style Catering and Event Company with a Vintage twist!" Proprietor Jim Schaal takes pride in this new business venture started with his son James Schaal, who specializes in renovating the airstreams. Jim is no stranger to catering and event planning, working in the industry for twenty-five years as Schaal's catering. The Pink Flamingo Food Company takes on a different flair by offering Southern, outdoor, vintage themes for wedding planning, event planning, or weekend camping adventures. Whether it is planning a backyard wedding or an exciting trip to Peaks of Otter for an outdoor adventure, the Pink Flamingo Food Company has the experience for you.  

WEDDING OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS 
If you’re planning a backyard wedding or a special dinner party, consider a southern vintage theme with Vera, a 1965 vintage Airstream that has been renovated into a bar and lounge. Your guests will love it and it will be memorable experience. Vera can accommodate an intimate dinner party for 12 or an on-site wedding for 300. Along with Vera comes a lot of catering options to make your customized event more special. 

CAMPING ADVENTURES OR A WEEKEND
GET-A-WAY
For a fun, outdoor themed adventure in one of the vintage airstreams, they will deliver the airstream to the camping site and have it prepared for your group’s arrival. Only interested in a two person get-a-way? There is a smaller couple retreat package waiting for you! Explore the many themes including gypsy, romantic, and caravel. What’s not to love about this idea? 

Notes Jim Schaal, "We can provide everything: the food and all the supplies. Whether it's a special camping trip experience, a wedding, or a backyard dinner party, it's all about making it a memorable and fun experience.” 

Visit their website to learn more about the Pink Flamingo Food Company, email, or call them at 540-556-5699. 
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Meetings are first Thursday of the month.
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.
1772 Rooftop on Main | Dutch treat | Outdoor event | Come as you are!
Link to our calendar
QUICK LINKS
▶3/4 12-1 pm | YP Virtual Meeting
▶3/9 5:30-6:30 pm | Ambassadors Meeting at Tizzone's. Email Lisa Otey for details.
▶3/10 8-9 am |COBI Meeting | Comfort Inn & Suites in Troutville | In person or zoom
▶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.
▶3/24 8-9 am |COBI Meeting | Comfort Inn & Suites in Troutville | In person or zoom
▶4/1, 12- 1 pm | YP Virtual Meeting | 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
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.
Don't miss this fun event!!

HFI is pleased to announce that the Historic Fincastle Festival will be held this September.

For more information: historicfincastleinc@gmail.com or 540-473-3077.
CHAMBER RESOURCES - WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
WELCOME KHARI RYDER!

Mr. Ryder notes that “Botetourt’s location and beautiful setting position it to be an ideal location for growth, both for businesses and the endless family life opportunities it offers. I look forward to being a part of that growth and the community in my new position as Executive Director of the Botetourt Chamber. I also look forward to meeting everyone and understanding the needs of your business.”

Mr. Ryder brings a wide skill set to this role. He has served as Finance Director at Total Action Against Poverty (TAP), project manager and research and development specialist for Stik-Pak Solutions, principal at Principal Endeavors, LLC, and Adjunct Professor for Midway University. He is also the founder of Equine Endeavors, a business that brings together his extensive knowledge of equine education, training, and open judging.

He is a proven business leader, academic and management consultant, who has completed considerable course work towards his Doctoral degree with a focus on Organizational Leadership. We are looking forward to his leadership at the Chamber.
Khari Ryder, Executive Director
Office: 540-526-6546
Cell: 540-580-6612

New address and contact information:
Daleville Professional Center
1324 Roanoke Road, Suite 4
PO Box 413
Daleville, VA 24083
540-566-8812

Keep your Chamber Account Updated by visiting these links below.
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 EMILY BAILEY
“Serving as an Ambassador has allowed me to make new connections in Botetourt County, grow business for Old Republic and encourage growth and development of local business in the area,” notes Emily. 
Emily Bailey, Business Development Officer
PO Box 67 | Fincastle, VA 24090
Office: 540-598-2166

Serving as a Business Development Officer for Old Republic National Title, Emily responds to current customer needs and requests throughout southwest Virginia, as well as develops new settlement and title agencies. As a licensed settlement agent, title examiner and underwriter, Emily’s knowledge allows her to fully understand the workings of the title industry and its demands. Working closely with title agents, attorneys, real estate professionals and lenders, she prides herself on providing products, education and excellent customer service that meet high compliance standards. As a licensed educator for DPOR, Emily enjoys educating realtors on the importance of title insurance and the coverage it provides to their clients. 

Emily enjoys gardening, hiking with her dog Kada, and developing new recipes for the jams and jellies she sells at the Botetourt County Farmer’s Market. She’s been serving as an Ambassador for the past 3 years and looks forward to many more years to come with the Chamber as an Ambassador and as a Board Member.  
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.
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.


Aztec Rental, apply in person at their Salem office.



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

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







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 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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