June is Pride month🌈

June is Pride month and with it we celebrate our diversity and inclusivity for the LBGTQ+ community. Read more about "A Vibrant Community" in the May/June 2021 issue of The Roanoker.

In honor of Pride month, the Roanoke Diversity Center is holding The Rainbow Run - a 5K event from June 2nd to June 30th. The event encourages participants to show their pride and allyship of the LGBTQ+ community while staying active. It is a virtual challenge that can be completed all at once or broken up to reach your mileage goal throughout the month. What a great way to celebrate and honor the community!

Some of the organizations offering support to this community are:
Ironman 70.3 - June 6

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.

Meeting of the Membership
June 8th - 5:30 - 7:30 pm Registration closes on Friday at 8 am! Register today!!

Tuesday, June 8th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
$20 members | $30 future members

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Blue Ridge Zoological Society | Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Spur | Roanoke VA 24014
Jessie Coffman, Development Director
540-343-3241 | Jcoffman@mmzoo.org

Mill Mountain Zoo is located in Mill Mountain Park in Roanoke. While the Zoo is a private, non-profit operation, the location in Mill Mountain Park gives visitors access to a 568-acre regional park which offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. Within this urban park’s boundaries is the Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke Star and two overlooks, Discovery Center, 10 miles of multi-use trails, Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden and outdoor classroom, a unique playground, picnic area and pavilion with grills and acres of natural beauty.

Open 7 days a week from 10-5pm.
Regular admission prices are $9.00 for Adults, $8.25 for Seniors, $7.00 for children 3-11 years old, 2 and under are free.

Join us on the third Saturday of the month for breakfast with the animals
May-October 8:30-10:30 am| 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16

The zoo opened in 1952. It services 27 school districts and has over 130 animals among 77 species. The vulnerable and endangered species include the red panda, snow leopard, yellow-spotted sideneck turtle, fishing cate, red wolf and Asian small-clawed otter.


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.
Toye Oshoniyi, Risk Advisor | Dominion Risk Advisors, Inc.

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

Robert Turcotte, Senior Systems Consultant | Entre Computer Center
Why is cybersecurity important?

Sponsored by:
Link to our calendar
▶6/3 12-1 pm Botetourt YP Meeting - Virtual | contact Kaleigh Duffy for information
▶6/8 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Meeting of the Membership | The Preserve at Crooked Run
▶6/15 Ambassadors Meeting - to be held at Lisa Otey's home. Email Lisa for details.
▶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.
History Hunt SWVA - A Historic Scavenger Hunt | Memorial Day thru Labor Day 2021
The Botetourt County Historical Society & Museum is participating in this event.

Three hundred and fifty years ago, explorers Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam set out from what is now Petersburg on a quest to find a land route to the Pacific Ocean. Their journal records their visit to this region, making them some of the earliest—and perhaps the first—European explorers to reach southwest Virginia. This summer, sixteen history museums across the region are recreating that spirit of exploration with a scavenger hunt of historic proportions.
Pomegranate Restaurant and Gathering Place
106 Stoney Battery Road | Troutville, VA 24175
540-966-6052 | pomegranateva@gmail.com

Thursday-Saturday 4-8 pm, Sunday 11 am-2 pm

Reopening is June 3rd!
Grand Opening is June 17th!

They are having a soft opening on June 3,4,5 from 4:00-8:00 with a prix fixe menu in which you get to sample their food with 5 courses -$35. Brunch on Sunday with soft opening June 6 and 13, $22.

They are now taking reservations and planning special events.

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.
Effective Personal Productivity | 6/16 (18 credits)
Effective Leadership Development | 8/12 (22 credits)

Visit their website to register.

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). 
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.
Khari Ryder, Executive Director
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 Aila Boyd.

Please keep your Chamber account updated:
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.

Congratulations to Beaver Dam Farm Sunflowers for winning The Gautlet. We will be providing a free membership to them as winners of this competition. Along with their membership, comes the free advisory services that we offer to all our members! Read about the owner, Candace Monaghan in The Roanoker.
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
Botetourt County Parks & Recreation Facebook Page - for information about the County sport program.
Congratulations to Botetourt County for announcing plans for Munters Corporation to relocate their manufacturing facility to Botetourt County. Munters will invest more than $36 million in the new facility in Troutville. The groundbreaking took place May 20th at their new location at the Greenfield Center Industrial Park last week.

According to the company's website, "Munters is a global leader in innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable climate solutions for mission-critical processes." They offer "innovative, efficient and sustainable solutions for customers in many different industries where controlling temperature and humidity is mission-critical."

Munters Group AB is headquartered in Kista, Sweden and represents the 13th nation in the Botetourt County manufacturing community. It has 61 office locations across 34 countries.
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 Botetourt Living 2021 magazine will be revealed at the 6/8 Meeting of the Membership at The Preserve!
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.

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.
Reminders: PPP closes on 5/31. Visit Roanoke Regional SBDC website for details.

1:1 Advising for current and future business owners
The Roanoke Regional SBDC works with entrepreneurs in all phases of their business

Virginia SMDC
Every store, restaurant & town in Virginia should plan a reopening celebration to welcome everyone back to shopping, dining and buying local. Join Marc Wilson of the Virginia SBDC to talk about planning and hosting a celebration event in Summer 2021.

Managing Your WordPress Website | 6/3 | 12-1 pm

Business Smart Start 2020 6/8 | 4 pm
Introduction to owning your own business

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

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.

T H A N K 💚 Y O U
Join us as a bronze sponsor. Call or email Khari Ryder.