WEEKLY NEWS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - WELCOME CHAMBER AMBASSADORS
Our Chamber Ambassadors meet the second Tuesday of every month at Tizzone Wood-Fired Kitchen and Wine Bar. Join them at their next meeting on Tuesday April 13th at 5:30 pm.

Pictured left to right: Paige Barham - First Citizens Bank, Wesley Brugh - The Conner Group, Mikki Barranco - First Bank and Trust, William Nelms - Spectrum Media Solutions, Lisa Otey - Botetourt Chamber of Commerce, Khari Ryder - Botetourt Chamber of Commerce, Emily Bailey - Old Republic Title, and Kathryn Bishop - Commonwealth Computer Services.
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
1772 Rooftop on Main | Dutch treat | Outdoor event | Come as you are!
4/21, 11:30 am - 1 pm

With lunch delivered - member $20
With lunch delivered - future members $22
No lunch - members $10
No lunch - future members $12
All lunches delivered to your office. You will be prompted to order lunch and address with your registration.

Treat your work team to an interactive virtual lunch experience on Creative Thinking for Workplace Problem Solving. Learn how to reboot your creative thinking and explore ways to enhance your creative minds. Attend this workshop with a bonus lunch delivery by Cracker Barrel or bring your own lunch.
Link to our calendar
QUICK LINKS
▶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.
▶4/13, 5:30 - 6:30 pm | Ambassadors Meeting at Tizzone Wood-Fired Kitchen
▶4/13, 8-9:30 am | From Pandemic to Endemic: Preparing Businesses for the End of the Beginning | Scott Crawford, President & CEO, VA811 - More information to follow
▶4/14, 8-9 am | COBI Meeting | In person at the Comfort Inn in Troutville or Virtual
▶4/21 | Creative Thinking for Workplace Problem Solving | Lunch, Munch & Learn
▶4/28, 8-9 am | COBI Meeting | In person at the Comfort Inn in Troutville or Virtual
▶5/11 | How to Engage a Remote Workforce: To Telework or Not to Telework - more information to follow
▶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
Member One | 3/15/21 at 9 am
The Daleville retail center is reopening!! Watch this short video to see what you can expect as they reopen their facilities.

"The lobby will now be open for normal business hours. We can’t wait to welcome back all of our Daleville members! We’d like to thank all of you for your patience during the pandemic, and we are happy to see your smiling faces (through your masks)! Please enjoy our reopening welcome video on what to expect as we reopen our facilities."
The DSLCC IT Academy was created to engage and connect people who are interested in I.T.  All skill levels are welcome! The Academy offers FREE, self-paced courses, that are open to everyone! Happy Learning! Below are just a few examples of the training opportunities!

Living History in Fincastle | 3/20/21 10 am - 4 pm
On Saturday March 20, the historical interpreters group, 7th VA Regiment & Fincastle/Montgomery County militia reenactment groups, will have a living history display set up at the Wysong Blacksmith Shop in Fincastle. This event will commemorate the 245th anniversary of the formation and mustering-in of an infantry company of Botetourt County men that became part of the 7th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army commanded by Fincastle resident, Captain Thomas Posey. The militia will demonstrate how a typical cannon was manned and fired in battle.
Submission period open from March 14 to March 20, 2021.

Governor Ralph Northam today celebrated the start of Virginia Women Veterans Week with a proclamation and video message honoring the service and sacrifice of women veterans across the Commonwealth. Taking place from March 14–20, 2021, this is the fourth consecutive year that Virginia is devoting the third full week in March to recognizing all of the women who have served in the United States armed forces.
Botetourt Farmers Market vendor applications are still open. Submit by 3/22 if interested in 4/3 market or by 4/20 start of the regular season on 5/1.

Email Scott Harwin.
Fincastle Festival | 9/18/21, 9 am - 4 pm
Rain or Shine

Historical Fincastle, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Historic Fincastle Festival will be held this September.

For more information: historicfincastleinc@gmail.com or 540-473-3077.
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge (VBR) Partner Webinar Presentation | Thursday 4/15 at 9 am | Free with registration.
This one-hour Zoom webinar will focus on cooperative marketing opportunities to leverage and increase your visibility with visitors.
CHAMBER RESOURCES - WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
Khari Ryder, Executive Director
Office: 540-526-6546
Cell: 540-580-6612
Contact information:
Daleville Professional Center
1324 Roanoke Road, Suite 4
PO Box 413
Daleville, VA 24083
540-566-8812

Please keep your Chamber account updated:
Join our mailing list today! Please share this link with other businesses that are interested in the Botetourt Chamber!

Re-employing Virginia Rev Campaign - $3K vouchers for certain trades.
Have you lost hours, pay, or even your job due to COVID-19? You may be eligible for up to $3,000 in tuition and fees assistance through a recently announced initiative by the governor - Re-Employing Virginia (REV).

REV Vouchers are available to individuals whose employment has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, and who are interested in earning a degree or credential: Buildings & Trades / Healthcare / Public Service / Early Childhood Development / Information Systems Technology

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.
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

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.
VIRGINIA STATE UPDATES
New Virginia vaccinate website information. Telephone number for the call center: 877-829-4682
ROANOKE REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center wants to help your small business!

Are you curious about diversifying your income by becoming a Farmers Market vendor and not sure where to start?

Business Smart Start 2021 | 4/14, 4-7 pm | $20
Are you considering starting a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Then Start Your Business Smart!
Do you know a small business that is struggling right now? We KNOW there are lots of these businesses (contractors, solepreneurs, and people who wear all the hats in their business) in our region that we just aren't reaching. We don't have the capacity to go door to door (we wish we did), but we know it would be helpful to physically get information in their hands. 
REBUILD! VA Small Business Grant Program
Select the image link to learn more


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.
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.
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

Comfort Inn and Suites North Roanoke - Housekeeping attendant $9-$9.25/hour
Local hotel is seeking energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our professional team of hospitality associates. There are both full-time & part-time opportunities available.
Job requires a minimum of 1 year in the hospitality or cleaning industry or a minimum of 2 years in customer service. Benefits such as Hotel discounts, Holiday Pay, and more are available after 90 days of employment.
It is a reminder that our industry is a 24/7 365 days a year business. Applicant must be available weekdays, weekends and holidays. Other requirements such as, lifting up to 20lbs, vacuuming, dusting, bathroom sanitization, bed making are just some of the skill sets we look for.






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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Join us as a bronze sponsor. Call or email Keith Hartman.