Marketing Series: Creating Engaging, Value-Added Content
Current small business owners from all industries are invited to join this virtual workshop where we’ll learn how to create engaging content that adds value while selling. Speaker: Nicole Cooper, Marketing Consultant, Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center. Visit the site to register and find other workshops.
Contact: Register on https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/events.aspx
Leadership: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Creating a Sense of Belonging
Registration required! The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Western College of Career and Corporate Training have developed a 10-month Women’s LeadHERship Series for women in all industries. The series emphasizes the unique gifts and strengths of women and provides tools for empowerment and success. The series launched in March and continues through December with a new topic each month. Lunch is provided. Register on the site: https://s-rcchamber.org.
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When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $35 chamber members, $45 non-members
Franklin County (Virtual) Connections
This event provides a structured and supportive networking environment for chamber members. Each month a guest speaker presents vital information regarding the Franklin County business community. Participants receive chamber updates, meet and network with other members, and have the opportunity to share information about their business. Meeting ID and password available at business.visitsmithmountainlake.com/events.
Contact: [email protected], 540-721-1203
Lunch & Learn: Benefits of SML Chambershi Membershipp
We’ll explain the many benefits of chamber membership, how to access the many tools to help your business grow, and practical help in promoting your business or organization through the chamber while you’re here. . The Hot Dog Stand food truck will be on site for you to buy your lunch or bring your own. You do not need to be a current Smith Mountain Lake Chamber member to attend.
Where: Venture Studio Hub, 98 Wirtz Road, Wirtz
When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Priscilla Locher, [email protected]
Amy Adams, Executive Director of the Institute for Biohealth Innovation at George Mason University, will virtually showcase Mason’s cutting-edge biomedical and health research initiatives among students and the wider community. Learn how the Commonwealth is leveraging its communities to commercialize biotechnology and boost Virginia’s economy. Beer & Biotech is an ecosystem-building series that brings together investors, physicians, academics, inventors, startups, and influential state and regional leaders in the biotech industry. Each event in the year-long series will feature a local, regional or national speaker and include plenty of time for networking at the host brewery.
Where: Big Lick Brewing Co., 409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke
Contact: Register on https://rbtc.tech/rbtc-events
Botetourt Young Professionals
Join the Botetourt Young Professionals for this monthly networking meeting, which takes place on the third Thursday of each month. A 10% discount will be given to all participants. We’ll feature speakers at the start, then have fun networking and getting to know each other. No registration necessary. For more information, visit https://botetourtchamber.comor contact Brittany Bostic ([email protected]) if you have any questions.
Where: 1772 Rooftop on Main, Fincastle
Contact: Jennifer Vance (organizer), 540-566-8812
Revised regulationsRegistration Deadline: Chambermaid Leadership Conference
The 2022 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference will take place on August 1. Art historian and attorney Amy Herman will once again be our keynote speaker and present her groundbreaking spin on problem solving that helps us find solutions to the problems we face every day. Places are limited and reservations are required. Payment is required before admission. Go to https://www.montgomerycc.org for more information or to register online.
Where: The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, 901 Price Fork Road, Blacksburg
When: Register before July 22! The event is August 1, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $120 chamber members, $169 non-members
Contact: [email protected], 540-382-3020
SBSC Foodiepreneur Symposium
The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce the first annual Foodiepreneur Symposium. This one-of-a-kind day is designed for existing and future food entrepreneurs to be inspired and take it to the next level. It’s an all-day affair with resources, vendors, workshops, industry experts, and networking (and of course, food!). Tickets are on sale now. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/foodie.
Where: Vinton War Memorial, 814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton
Power Hour is designed to help you expand your network and think about the future of the industry with some of the best and brightest. This social event is designed for all women (and allies) in the tech community. It’s a safe space to share your experiences, meet others in similar roles, and expand your reach in the Roanoke-Blacksburg tech community. All job levels are welcome.
Where: Sweet Donkey Coffee, 2108 Broadway Ave. SW, Roanoke
Cost: Free participation (individual tabs)
Join us for coffee and refreshments courtesy of our host, Smith Mountain Lake Association. This event provides a structured and supportive networking environment for chamber members.
Where: SMLA, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 2100, Moneta
Contact: [email protected]
Business Development Forum: New Culture for a new generation
In an ever-changing technology business environment, you might have questions about PR or marketing, business development strategy, new channel development, lead management, and other related topics. This series is designed to help you learn from some of the best in the business while sharing lessons learned and best practices. Our presenter is Michael Clegg from Q Works Group.
Where: Radford University, Kyle Hall, Room 340
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce as we stop at the Bedford Area Family YMCA, The Well of Bedford, Acute Designs Co. and Beale’s Beer to host ribbon cuttings in honor of birthdays, major events, reconstruction and more! We will end our afternoon at Beale’s Beer in Bedford for happy hour. If you plan to attend, please register in advance.
Where: Call for starting point
Contact: Kayla Walker, [email protected]
Chamber Eggs and Montgomery County Problems [register by Aug. 2]
We are delighted to welcome back the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to provide an update on the economy. Our speaker will be Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Tom is passionate about engaging first-hand with business, civic and community leaders in the regions served by the Richmond Fed, to gain insight into how they are doing. Places are limited and reservations are required no later than Tuesday, August 2 at noon. Register and pay at https://montgomerycc.org or contact [email protected]
Where: Warm Hearth Village, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg
Cost: $25 chamber members, $35 non-members
Contact: [email protected]
NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees)
Gathering at 11 a.m. Gathering at 11:15 a.m. The speaker will be Doug Hudgins, RN, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His subject will be “Healthy Aging”. Everyone is welcome.
Where: Jersey Lily’s, Route 419 near Lewis Gale Hospital (NEW LOCATION)
Cost: Order lunch from a special menu
Contact: Mark Fisher, 540-772-0984
Information about public events of interest to business people can be emailed to [email protected] The deadline for submission is two weeks before the event.