WEEKLY NEWS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT -SPECTRUM MEDIA SOLUTIONS
William Nelms, Vice President, Business Development
10 Church Ave., SE, STE 205
Roanoke, VA 24011
Office: 540-929-1063
"Spectrum Media Solutions is a full-service digital agency that works with mission-driven organizations to create stunning websites and custom-built technology tools they need to achieve their goals and change the world.

We’re a team of technical and creative professionals, including top developers in the open-source community, award-winning designers, and experts who understand user needs. We craft compelling digital experiences in WordPress, Drupal, and additional CMS’s. Our office is in the heart of Downtown Roanoke.

Our team creates everything from digital strategies, creative technologies, and user experience activities for nonprofit organizations and businesses."
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
1772 Rooftop on Main | Dutch treat | Outdoor event | Come as you are!
From Epidemic to Endemic: Preparing Businesses for the End of the Pandemic
April 13, 2021, 8-9:30 am

This 1.5 hour webinar will provide participants with a contextual setting for the following 5 panel discussions. Using history as a guide, participants will explore past epidemics, how those epidemics impacted society, and how societies adapted to the various germs that caused epidemics and then became endemic nuisances, always on the cusp of causing a new epidemic. Through the examination of the Bubonic Plague, the London Cholera Epidemic of the 1850s, and the early 20th century Spanish Influenza Pandemic, similarities to the current COVID-19 Pandemic will be highlighted and discussed. Using these case studies, participants will identify and discuss ways in which these previous plagues can provide insight into how we must prepare for an endemic COVID-19. This session will then introduce the following 5 panel discussions spanning the rest of the year.

This informative series is sponsored by Member One Federal Credit Union.
C.R E A.T.E
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, 8-9:30 am | The End of the Beginning series starts with: From Epidemic to Endemic: Preparing Businesses for the End of the Pandemic
▶4/13, 5:30 - 6:30 pm | Ambassadors Meeting at Tizzone Wood-Fired Kitchen
▶4/14, 8-9 am | COBI Meeting | In person at the Comfort Inn in Troutville or Virtual
4/14, 10 am to 4 pm | Open House at the new Chamber office! Don't miss this stop-in when convenient event!!
▶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
▶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

Apex Clean Energy is pleased to support educators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers in the Botetourt County community. One small way we can do this is by giving back through the Rocky Forge Wind Community Grant program.

Grant may be used for Building Healthy Communities, Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Promoting Education.
Member One 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!

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
Email: Khari@botetourtchamber.com
Office: 540-526-6546
Cell: 540-580-6612
To reach us:
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!

In our Ambassador photo last week, we mistakenly forgot to mention Amber Durham! Here's the photo again featuring Amber!! We're so happy to have you as one of our Ambassadors. Thank you for your service to the Chamber!

FRONT TO BACK
Amber Durham - Responsive Technology Partners, Emily Bailey - Old Republic Title, and Kathryn Bishop - Commonwealth Computer Services.
Do you have a new puppy? Do you have new business hours? A recent renovation?
If there's anything new with your business or you would like to add an article to the newsletter or reflect on a point of interest, please email Jennifer Vance so she can include it in the newsletter! We love to hear from our Members!
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
Google Career Certificates: Job ready skills you can put to work - Flexible online training designed to put you on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8 am
Students will begin their exploration with mostly abstract notions and will end up focused and activated, with real insights on what industries interest them, what specific jobs are like, and what education is required to do them successfully. Not all students receive career mentorship at home. For businesses, this is a chance to build your future workforce.

The JA Inspire Virtual program will be a coalition of educators and industry leaders in a virtual career exploration event that will be measured in student engagement and impact. Students will begin their exploration with mostly abstract notions and will end up focused, with real insights on what industries interest them, what specific jobs are like, and what education is required to do them successfully.

We invite members of RBTC to become event exhibitors and share your industry knowledge with students from across Southwest Virginia. Students are eager to learn about the careers and future positions available in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This is an opportunity to share your company’s newest products and innovations and spark the interest of local youth. 
ROANOKE REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Topic: Farmers Market | 4/6, 12-1 pm | free
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!
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
T H A N K 💚 Y O U
S P O N S O R S
VISION PARTNERS
CORNERSTONE PARTNERS
GOLD SPONSORS
SILVER SPONSORS
BRONZE SPONSORS
Join us as a bronze sponsor. Call or email Khari Ryder.