Your July highlights:

  • We're excited to announce that registration has opened for a members-only luncheon with Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Tom Barkin (8/9).

  • Coffee & Contacts is next week (7/13). Have you registered?

  • We have openings on our Event Committee. Members of the committee play a part in setting our annual calendar of events.
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Registration is OPEN: Luncheon with Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Tom Barkin (8/9) πŸ“… 
You're invited! Join the Roanoke Regional Chamber on August 9 for a luncheon with Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, who will discuss his economic outlook for Virginia's Blue Ridge and beyond. 

Following prepared remarks, members will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with President Barkin. 

What: Luncheon with Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Tom Barkin
When: Monday, August 9, 2021
Where: The Hotel Roanoke - Roanoke Ballroom B
Cost: $49 - Members-only event 
This members-only luncheon is sponsored by:
Special thanks to our 2021 Public Policy Program of Work Sponsor:
Welcome to the Chamber πŸ‘‹
Brain Injury Services of SWVA - Brain Injury Services of SWVA helps children and adults living with brain injury improve the quality of their lives and reintegrate into family and community.

Buff City Soap - Buff City Soap offers delightfully scented plant-based soaps, handmade daily. Free yourself from commercial soaps made with chemicals.

ESS - ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions, including substitute teachers.

Lingo Staffing, Inc. - Lingo Staffing was established to provide quality staffing services to the central Virginia area. Expansion occurred very quickly, allowing Lingo the opportunity to open offices throughout the East Coast.

Northwestern Mutual - Northwestern Mutual offers financial planning for families & businesses, bringing insurance and investment strategies together, so you can do the things that matter most, with the ones who matter most.

Robins & Morton / Branch Builds - A Joint Venture - Robins & Morton is a privately-held construction firm committed to making a lasting impact on the people and companies they partner with.

Simplified Communications, LLC - Simplified Communications designs and installs network cabling for schools, hospitals, commercial buildings, offices, and warehouses. We also offer IP-based security cameras and access control.

Southwest Virginia Project Management Institute (PMI) - Southwest Virginia Project Management Institute (PMI) is a local chapter promoting professional project management and associated community for southwest Virginia.

Two Capitols Consulting - Two Capitols Consulting works with companies, trade associations, and non-profits to develop and execute successful government strategies. 
Come network with members NEXT WEEK! πŸ“…
We hope to see you next Tuesday (7/13) for Coffee & Contacts, presented by Tech Squared. This will be only our second in-person Coffee & Contacts in over a year, so you won't want to miss it.

Coffee & Contacts is one of our two premier networking events (Thursday Overtime is the other). We'd recommend attending both when you can, as they tend to attract different crowds.

Special to Coffee & Contacts is a chance to share your elevator pitch with other members. You don't want to miss it.

Full event details:

What: July Coffee & Contacts
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Cost: FREE for members
Coffee & Contacts is presented by:
Help plan Chamber events πŸ“…
Are you looking to get more involved with the Chamber? A great opportunity just opened up! We're looking to add a few folks to our Event Committee.

The committee meets once a month to help us build our program of work for the upcoming year. Members get the chance to weigh in on potential content, locations, speakers, and more.

To express interest in being considered, please contact Eric Sichau ( or Valerie Brannan (
Chamber Cup 31 is coming up β›³
Who will take home the trophy? We'll find out at Chamber Cup 31, presented by Dominion Risk Advisors, on Friday, August 13.

What should teams expect? The same old tournament they love, of course, along with a handful of exciting changes to keep things fresh.

Chamber Cup 31 is presented by:
Chamber Cup 31 Platinum Sponsors:
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