WEEKLY NEWS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Caleb Harrison, Business Development Manager
821 Franklin Road, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016 | 540-491-9921
Email: Roanoke@LStaff.com

The Luttrell Staffing team in Roanoke, VA provides workforce staffing solutions to employers in our area.

As a dedicated partner to your success, we are committed to providing you with the staff you need so you can get back to what you do best – running your business. Our team of workforce experts has the skills and experience you need for customized, effective solutions specifically designed for your organization.

IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR THE IRONMAN 70.3 RACE ON JUNE 6TH?
🚩Ironman Village at the River's Edge Park
Projected attendance 7,500+
🚩Participants - 3,000+ projected athletes
Race is SOLD OUT
🚩Spectators
19,000+ projected spectators & volunteers

Suggestions to welcome the athletes to your business:

  • We want to celebrate the local community by offering surrounding businesses the opportunity to introduce themselves to thousands of athletes and their guests through our FREE promotional I'M Local campaign!

  • Print this poster to WELCOME the athletes, spectators, and visitors to Virginia's Blue Ridge. A copy of the poster can be picked up at the Chamber office, compliments of the Chamber! Call ahead to make sure we are there at 540-566-8812 or email Lisa Otey.

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Meeting of the Membership | Tuesday, June 8th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
$20 members | $30 future members
$400 to register a foursome through 7/1 (after 7/1 price is $440)
Ashley Plantation Golf Club | Friday, 9/24 at 1 pm

A chance to win one million dollars! Four hole in one contests at par threes! Four players have a chance to shoot for $100,000! Putting contest! Long Drive contest and much more!! We're also looking for sponsors for this amazing golf event. Visit the website today to register!
Virtual or in-person - location TBA
7/13, 8-9:30 am | $15 members, $20 future members
IT specialists will discuss cybersecurity issues tied to video conferencing, websites, email, and third-party hosts.
Panelists
Benjamin Gilbert, CISSP, CRISC, CEH | Department of Homeland Security | Cybersecurity Advisor - Region III
Robert M. Perry, MBA, MTM | Chief Information Security Officer | Carilion Clinic Information Security
Toye Oshoniyi, Risk Advisor | Dominion Risk Advisors, Inc.
Link to our calendar
QUICK LINKS
▶5/26 COBI Meeting - In person at the Comfort Inn in Troutville or virtual
▶6/3 12-1 pm Botetourt YP Meeting | contact Kaleigh Duffy for information
▶6/8 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Meeting of the Membership | The Preserve at Crooked Run
▶6/22 C-Suite Workshop - more details TBA.
▶7/13 The Importance of Cybersecurity - Members $15, Future members $20
▶8/6 Botetourt County Fair starts - Beer garden and band presented by the Botetourt Chamber. More information TBA.
▶9/24 The Chamber Golf Classic. Don't miss out on playing in our golf tournament and sponsoring this event! Sponsored by: F.A. Wagner Insurance Agency, Re/Max All Stars Realty, Servpro, The Bank of Fincastle, Wiegandt & Doubles, PC, and Boxley.
▶12/3 Tinsel Trail Opening Night - Register here if you would like to sponsor a tree.
▶12/3 Museum Open House - more details TBA.
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.
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!

Effective Personal Productivity | 5/25/21 (18 credits)
Effective Leadership Development | 8/10/21 (22 credits)

Visit their website to register for these leadership courses.

Virginia's Blue Ridge appeared in Mid Atlantic Events
Support and share this article on social media and tag @VisitVBR.


Dear Girl Scout Supporter,

Our troops recently ended their Girl Scout Cookie Program and the council has leftover cookie inventory. We would like to give our supporters a special offer:  
Buy 4 Cases of Cookies, Get 1 Case Free
Cookies cost $5/box, and with 12 boxes/case that's 60 boxes of cookies for $240—a savings of $60! 
And FREE delivery of the cookies to your front door (in-person delivery within our council footprint)!!

We need your help to make our 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program a success story so we can continue to offer quality programs, awesome adventures, and valuable learning experiences for the girls in our 36-county council footprint. Purchase cookies today and share the joy with your staff and/or customers! Meet the Girl Scout Cookies to learn about your favorite ones (includes allergen info). 
Virginia Mountain Vineyards Wine & Roses Spring Festival | 5/22, 12-5 pm

Join us for our Wine & Roses Spring Festival! With 20+ Vendors, food trucks, and the best of our Virginia Mountain Vintages you are sure to find something you love! Shop a variety of artisan crafts, gifts, art, jewelry, decor, and more from our skilled and talented Local Vendors!

Take in our stunning spring roses, try some delicious local eats, stroll through the vines with a glass of your favorite wine, and enjoy our beautiful Blue Ridge views!
9 West Main Street, PO Box 217 | Fincastle, VA 24090
Main office: 540-473-8260

From Tyler H. Painter, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, VCE-Botetourt

"As a result of 4-H camp being canceled last year and costs increasing due to the limited numbers, they are requesting assistance to send Botetourt County youth to camp this summer. Your sponsorship will be used to send children to camp that may otherwise be unable to afford the registration fees. Unfortunately, we were forced to raise the cost of camp to $340 per camper. We are appreciative of any monetary donations, regardless of the amount. We greatly appreciate your support and checks can be made to VCE-Botetourt." Read Tyler's letter here.
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.
CHAMBER RESOURCES - WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
Khari Ryder, Executive Director
Khari@botetourtchamber.com
Office: 540-526-6546 | Cell: 540-580-6612

Daleville Professional Center
1324 Roanoke Road, Suite 4 | PO Box 413
Daleville, VA 24083 | 540-566-8812

We're proud of the recent article about Khari that appeared in the ColorsVA magazine. Written by our very own Aila Boyd.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

DRA News Brief - Thank you Toye Oshoniyi, Risk Advisor for Dominion Risk Advisors, Inc., for submitting this article
Do you have new business hours? A recent renovation? A new product?
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, email Jennifer Vance or Khari Ryder and they will include it in the newsletter! We love to hear from our Members!
Join our mailing list today! Please share this link with other businesses that are interested in the Botetourt Chamber! Sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch!

Roanoke Regional Partnership - Thrive 2027
Thrive 2027 is a collaborative strategic planning process led by the Roanoke Regional Partnership to develop an economic development strategy for the next five years. They want to hear form you. Take the survey now.
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
State of the County Address Resources

Botetourt County Parks & Recreation Facebook Page - for information about the County sport 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.
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.
ROANOKE REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Schedule an appointment with Heather Fay, Regional Program Director, Roanoke Regional SBDC

This workshop will provide tips and tools for your business to capitalize on increased activity before and during race weekend! IRONMAN 2021 is on Sunday, June 6th! Athletes from around the world will arriving in Roanoke to compete in this event.
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.



Food Server/Wait Staff - PT $9.50/hour



Comfort Inn and Suites North Roanoke - Housekeeping attendant $9-$9.25/hour





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.

Scott Hill Retirement Community - seeking PT cook. Call Sheena at 540-862-5741 or message their FB page.

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.