WEEKLY NEWS
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOUNDATION
PO Box 21852 | Roanoke, VA 24018
Audrey Pearson, Virginia Development Director | 540-797-0137

Their motto is trails and views FOREVER! Their goal is to protect the outdoor experiences that are at the heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Donations go to support revitalizing trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, overlooks, and additional amenities that allow us to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the Parkway. The National Park Service faces an astonishing price tag to repair all aspects of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and with impending budget constraints, care of the trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and overlooks, are falling to the bottom of the long list of priorities. A list of the 2021 projects can be reviewed here.

How many times have you enjoyed the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway this past year? Take action today to protect this natural beauty. Be among the first 450 people to preorder Virginia's new Blue Ridge Parkway license plate for $25 annually for a standard plate and $35 annually for a personalized plate. They must secure 450 preorders to make the plate an official offering of the DMV. Please tell your friends, family, and neighbors in Virginia about the new plate and help them reach this goal!
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
The Importance of Cybersecurity | Virtual or in-person at Virginia Western Community College Stem Building |
7/13, 7:30-9:30 am | Networking from 7:30-8 am, Program 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

Sponsored by Member One and our Vision Partners, Bank of Botetourt, Lawrence Companies, and Carilion Clinic.
550 Lowe St., Buchanan, VA
8/6 Friday evening the Chamber will be sponsoring a beer garden and live music! More information to follow!

Enjoy lots of fun activities for the whole family, learn more about agriculture and local farms.

Organized through the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office - Botetourt County and other community leaders, the 7th annual Botetourt County Fair is a free admission event taking place at the Buchanan Town Park in Buchanan, VA. The Fair provides an opportunity for kids, young and young-at-heart, to learn more about the rich agricultural heritage of the region from local working farms, 4-H programs, as well as sample local fare, including Botetourt grown products. 
2021 Chamber Golf Classic | Ashley Plantation Golf Club | Friday, 9/24 at 1 pm *One week left to register a team by 7/1 for a $40 discount with registration.

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!

*In addition to fundraising for the Botetourt Chamber, a portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the local food banks thanks to a generous donation from Food Lion Feeds.
Link to our calendar
QUICK LINKS
▶6/25 COBI Meeting - in person at the Comfort Inn in Troutville *(moving to the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month).
▶7/13 The Importance of Cybersecurity - Members $15, Future members $20
▶8/6-8/7 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, Boxley, and Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
▶12/3 Tinsel Trail Opening Night - Register here if you would like to sponsor a tree.
▶12/3 Museum Open House - more details TBA.
CHAMBER RESOURCES - WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
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
To ensure statewide representation of the priorities outlined within Blueprint Virginia 2030, the Virginia Chamber Foundation invites members of the business, economic development, workforce, education, and housing communities, as well as other community representatives from across the Commonwealth to provide input through the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Statewide Survey. Deadline is 7/30/21.
What is the Virginia Return to Earn Grant Program? A program to support Virginians in their transition back to employment, Governor Ralph Northam will invest $3 million in federal WIOA set aside funds to pilot the VA Return to Earn Grant Program. The pilot initiative will match up to $500 that a qualifying small business pays directly to a new employee hired on or after 5/31/21 to support their transition back to employment.
Enjoy reading the new Botetourt Living 2021. Get your copy at the Chamber or stop by our Botetourt businesses for them. The Botetourt Living 250th commemorative posters are still available for order.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE DOING
Christine Liana, Owner of Job Coach LLC is holding a workshop along with Melissa Lucas from the Botetourt Resource Center on Saturday 6/26, 9-4 pm at Daleville Baptist Church. Fee is $10 and attendees will break for a one hour lunch. Please call ahead to let them know that you will be coming at Christine at 540-541-8187 or Melissa at 540-254-1468. Review the flyer for more information.

LET US KNOW
1. Would your business be interested in holding an AFTER HOURS event in the near future?
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, please email Jennifer with a few dates to consider.
2. Is your company experiencing staffing issues?
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, please email Jennifer with the positions you are looking for. We are working with the Virginia Department of Labor to create apprenticeship positions. There are many opportunities to partner with other organizations doing soft skills training as well.
CHAMBER PARTNERS
RAMP 2021 Fall Cohort | Technology Companies
RAMP is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our fall cohort to begin in September 2021. Apply today using the link in the name.

We are looking for technology startups with scalability, and coachable entrepreneurs who have a desire to do the work. 

RAMP will select up to five companies for the 12-week cohort that provides:
Expert 1:1 mentoring with the region's top entrepreneurs and executives
Free office space with high-speed internet in downtown Roanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge and
access to venture capital.
$20,000 in equity-free funding
Application Close Date: August 15
Cohort Start Date: September 13
DEMO DAY (tentative): December 9
Effective Leadership Development | 8/12 (22 SHRM credits and/or HRCI Business credits)
Effective Personal Productivity | TBD (18 credits) Email Lois James if you are interested.
Visit their website to register.

Botetourt County Parks & Recreation Facebook Page for information about the County sport program.

Food & Beverage Accelerator 2021 - now accepting applications until 5 pm 6/23/21.
Roanoke and Lynchburg regions. This free, intensive 6-week program is designed to help the founders and CEOs of growth-oriented food and beverage producers acquire the competencies required to grow and scale existing operations and to consider the next steps in strategic growth opportunities through wholesale, retail, and direct-to-consumer sales channels.

ICAP Introductory Court - Virtual Cohort, sponsored by Commonwealth Cyber Initiative - now accepting applications until 6/27/21. The introductory program is designed to generate a maximum impact over a relatively short duration and should be considered a required first step for anyone interested in commercializing a technology or product, whether through a startup or licensing arrangement. Some graduates of this cohort may be eligible to apply to NSF’s Seven-week National I-Corps Program, which includes non-dilutive grants for customer discovery and prototype development. Additionally, this program can help teams develop better submissions for SBIR and CRCF grants from Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technologies.





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
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Memorial Day thru Labor Day 2021 | History Hunt SWVA - A Historic Scavenger Hunt
View the flyer here.
7/8/21 Thursday, 5-9 pm Empty Bottles, Party at the Pavilion 2021, $5 admission
7/17/21 Saturday, 5-9 pm Fuzzy Logic, Daleville Summer Concert Series 2021, $5 admission
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. View the flyer here.
Open Studios-Botetourt | 10/23-10/24
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

Aztec Rental - hiring at all locations | Party consultant & Delivery/Set up personnel positions available. Apply in person.



VMT I roles handle our patient observation
VMT II positions oversee cardiac monitoring





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.

Leading-Edge Services, Inc. - General construction services looking for a Helper/Electrician

Roanoke Valley Orthodontics | email your resume and cover letter to RoanokeOrthoJob@gmail.com.

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.

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