May 2021 highlights:

  • Leadership Roanoke Valley Class of 2022 nominations are OPEN.
  • Our new Virginia's Blue Ridge Series is coming up.
  • TAP & LeadPoint Digital have ribbon cuttings next week.
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$300 off your first month's rent at WestWind Apt Homes

Put a deposit down on a beautiful unit at WestWind Apartment Homes by May 31st, 2021 to receive $300 off your first full month's rent PLUS one small kitchen appliance at move-in.
Share your hot deal: Watch our video explaining how to add deals to the Member Portal. We'll handle the promotion once you add it.

The list of all active Hot Deals can always be found here.
Nominate a future leader 🦸
Nominations are OPEN for Leadership Roanoke Valley Class of 2022

Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV) was established in 1983 to encourage community leadership in the region. This interactive program helps participants better understand issues facing the Roanoke Valley.

Creative ideas and approaches help build leadership skills and show participants how to make a difference in business and the community. Monthly programs are created, organized, funded, and facilitated by participants under the guidance of curriculum advisors.

LRV is a selective program accepting a limited number of participants each year through an application process. Participants are nominated by their employers or associates. If you know someone who would be a good candidate, please nominate them below.
Do you have questions about Leadership Roanoke Valley? Please contact Eric Sichau at

You can view the tentative schedule for LRV Class of 2022 here. Should changes become necessary, we will share an updated schedule at that time.

If you submitted a nomination prior to LRV's pause (due to COVID), those submissions are still recorded, and you will not need to resubmit.
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Thursday Overtime - 5/6
ο»ΏPresented by Tech Squared
Our next Thursday Overtime, presented by Tech Squared, is tomorrow! We'll be back at Mac & Bob's and hope to see you there.

Whether you're a longtime Chamber member or new to the Chamber, Thursday Overtime is a great opportunity to talk business in a casual atmosphere, make new connections, and enjoy some delicious appetizers and beverages. 

What: Thursday Overtime
Where: Mac & Bob's
When: Thursday, May, 6th, 2021
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Cost: There is no cost to attend. Food and beverages are on individual tabs. 
Thursday Overtime is presented by:
Virginia's Blue Ridge Series
ο»ΏPresented by 5Points Creative
We're excited to announce registration has opened for our new Virginia's Blue Ridge Series, Presented by 5Points Creative. This new series will bring together community leaders for updates on a variety of topics relevant to the current business climate of Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Full event details:

What: Virginia's Blue Ridge Series
Where: Vinton War Memorial
When: Wednesday's in June
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Cost: Members - $225 | Future Members - $300

*Breakfast is included each week with purchase*

Note: Only Series Tickets Available
Our new Virginia's Blue Ridge Series is presented by
Leadpoint Digital & TAP Books βœ‚οΈ
We hope to see you on May 12. The Chamber, our ambassadors, and local dignitaries will celebrate the opening of the new TAP Books warehouse.

What: TAP Books Warehouse Ribbon Cutting
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: 901 11th Street NE
But wait β€“ there's more. On Friday, May 14, we'll be at the new LeadPoint Digital office for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration with the City of Roanoke.

What: LeadPoint Digital Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: 10 Church Avenue SE Suite 300
Restaurant Revitalization Fund πŸ’°
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Applications are now open and the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center is here to help if you have questions.
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