Roanoke Regional Chamber
Legislative News
Candidates Forum
The Roanoke Regional Chamber is proud to host a Candidates Forum, featuring candidates for the 6 th  Congressional District and 8 th  Virginia House District. Take this opportunity to learn more about the candidates' positions on issues impacting our regional business climate. 

As we prepare questions for the candidates, let us know the issues that are most important to your business by taking this brief survey:
Date : Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: Registration/Networking: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., Forum: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Patrick Henry 
Cost: Free to attend, but registration is required

I-81 Action Alerts

Improve I-81 Resolution
Sign-on to this resolution   if you agree that I-81 is unsafe, unreliable, and in need of meaningful improvements and funding solutions to foster economic growth in our region.
Chamber Coalition Survey
Please complete this business focused survey developed by the I-81 Chamber Coalition.The voice of the business community is extremely important as transportation leaders, stakeholders, and elected officials consider improvements and funding solutions for I-81.

VDOT Public Comment
VDOT held a public meeting on August 28 to present potential I-81 improvements and revenue sources. Click here to view the presentation outlining the draft operations plan, potential capital solutions, and revenue options. Email to submit public comments by September 30.
Click here to learn more about the ongoing VDOT study and opportunities for public involvement:

Politic'n & Pig Pick'n

Join the Business Leadership Fund (BLF) for its 16th Annual Politic'n and Pig Pick'n! This fundraiser brings together our region's elected officials and members of the business community and supports the BLF's pro-business, pro-economic development, and pro-regionalism platform.

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vinton War Memorial

Roanoke City Comprehensive Plan

Be part of the conversation as city leaders map out growth strategies for the next 20 years. The new Comprehensive Plan will guide policy decisions and long-term investments in our community until 2040. Visit  to find out more information regarding the planning process, including upcoming meetings and an  online survey .