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Welcome to the Chamber 🥳
Atlantic Constructors - Atlantic Constructors is Central Virginia’s leading service and construction provider for commercial and industrial markets. 

CPR Cell Phone Repair Roanoke – CPR Cell Phone Repair specializes in consumer electronic repair ranging from cell phones to tablets to computers.
Fortify Leadership Group LLC - Fortify Leadership Group provides coaching & consulting in strategic human resources, leadership, organizational development, culture, & change management.

The Cleaning People, LLC - The Cleaning People provide commercial cleaning services weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly to suit your needs, helping you stay focused on what you do best! 
Tom James of Roanoke - Tom James is the world's largest manufacturer of custom clothing. They make high-quality custom suits and custom dress shirts for busy professionals in Roanoke and the surrounding areas.
We're Hiring! 📝
Are you or is someone you know looking for work? We've got good news: the Chamber is hiring an Executive Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents and interact with leaders in the business community.

The right candidate must be a self-motivated multi-tasker who is fastidious about detail and eager to take responsibility. You’ll be supporting the Board of Directors, president, and vice president in activities including administration, public policy, membership, and more.

Duties include scheduling, communications, and meeting logistics.

The right candidate must be well organized, have excellent written and oral communications skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and more than familiar with databases and internet applications.

Starting salary of $26-30k plus benefits.

Please apply by email with a cover letter and three references to by COB on Friday, February 19.

You can also apply on LinkedIn.
Effective Delegation 👨‍💻
Effective delegation is a powerful skill for all leaders. But how do you effectively delegate? What does that mean exactly? Join us on February 24th for the first webinar in our new Leadership Webinar Series.

Lois James, Director of Leadership Development at OpX Solutions, will discuss how to effectively delegate responsibilities to others to empower yourself and them.

Being able to effectively delegate strengthens your leadership skills while coaching and teaching your team members new skills to help them further their careers. Effective delegation is also a strong retention tool to keep the great employees you already have. Join us as we learn how to effectively delegate and sharpen our leadership skills in this management area.

The Zoom login link will be sent to all registered participants on Tuesday, February 23 by 12:00 PM.

Full event details:

What: Leadership Webinar: Effective Delegation
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Login: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Cost: $20.00 for members
Special thanks to our webinar sponsors:
Discounts at Staples 🏬
Members now have access to special partner discounts every time they shop in-store at Staples. Save on an assortment of products, from signage to PPE to business essentials and more. Learn more and find out how to enroll here.

Membership has its perks

Along with discounts at Staples, members also have:

  • Discounted rates on the Affinity Plan from AirMedCare Network—America’s largest air medical membership network and Carilion LifeGuard partner—saving you from significant out-of-pocket expenses were medical air transport ever needed.

  • The ability to save time and money (up to 30%!) at UPS through special services and shipping discounts.

All these member benefits can be found on our Member Advantage page.
Business Directory 💼
If you haven't heard, we plan to launch a new Minority and Women-Owned Business Directory at the end of Q1. Chamber membership will not be required, but Chamber members (you!) will receive a special identifier.

We've created an eight-question Google Form for you to submit your business information. If there is a business you'd like to see on the list, please forward the form to the business owner.

Special thanks to Robert Jeffrey, Jr. with ColorsVA for partnering with us on this important and timely initiative.
Chamber Chat Recap 🎬
We missed Chamber Chat and hope you did too. Our latest editions are below:
Carter Hanna from Brandon Oaks Life Plan Community joined Eric to discuss the different levels of care offered.

Oh, and even though it might have been virtual, we still got a pretty fancy tour. 😎
Cathy Koon from Hollins University joined Eric to discuss Hollins' distinctive graduate programs and graduate degrees.

We'll be back at Hollins soon for one of our first Membership Monday's of 2021! 🎓
Start Building an Appetite 🍔
Love is in the air for two weeks this year with Roanoke County Restaurant Week 2021. We're proud to partner with our friends in Roanoke County, Salem, and Vinton on this delicious celebration of local cuisine. 😋

From February 15 - 28, some of your favorite local eateries will be offering lunch and dinner specials in at least one of three tiers for dine-in or take-out:

  • $10 and under
  • $20 and under
  • $30 and under

This is a perfect time to explore restaurants you’ve never tried before and to keeping showing love for your favorites.

Check out to see all participating restaurants and share your favorite Restaurants Week meals on social media with the hashtag #ROCOeats to spread the love! Restaurants can participate for free and will receive a complete Restaurant Week marketing package.

Email Marshall Stanley ( to learn more about how to participate in Restaurant Week. 
Request a Box 📦
Valley Life, an annual publication from your Roanoke Regional Chamber and the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber, has officially become VBR Life.
In the 2021 edition of VBR Life, readers will find what they have come to expect: a complete guide for anyone visiting, living, and doing business in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. VBR Life includes information on schools, health care, tourist attractions, transportation, housing, and more.
We still have some boxes available if your business would like to offer VBR Life to customers or staff. We can make that happen. Just submit your information on this form and we'll arrange for delivery.
Working for you 📢
Our VP of Public Policy, Terry Durkin, is hard at work making sure your voice, and the voice of businesses across Virginia's Blue Ridge, gets the attention it deserves from folks in Richmond.

If you've missed it, he's been sending Legislative Update emails with the major takeaways each week, as well as what will be on the docket in the future:

Have a question for Terry or want to share your views on a policy under consideration? You can always email him or call 540.682.2111.

Special thanks to our 2021 Public Policy Program of Work Annual Sponsor:
Entré Computer Center 💻