Upcoming business events for the week of February 20, 2022 | Business premises
Video Development – How to Develop and Stream a Video
The Noon Knowledge Webinar Series is a free professional development program presented by Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, City of Abingdon, and Virginia Community Capital. It is designed for all entrepreneurs and professionals interested in developing skills in various fields. Sessions usually last 60 to 90 minutes. Bring your lunch and join us in delivering practical, inspiring and interactive webinars. This session will be presented by The Leverage Group. Learn more at vacommunitycapital.org.
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Thursday February 24 Networking Breakfast Series: Women of the Chamber
With Dr. Alice Kassens, Professor of Economics at Roanoke College.
Or: Roanoke College Colket Center
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $35 members, $55 future members
Contact: 540-983-0700, [email protected]
BOCO PJ Networking Event The Botetourt Young Professionals Group is for anyone who works, lives, or wants to connect in Botetourt County. We strive to bring young professionals together so that we can learn, grow, and reach our full potential as future leaders in our region, as well as give back to our community through acts of service. People of all professions and ages are welcome to attend our events and activities.
Or: 1772 Rooftop on Main, Fincastle
Cost: No charges; dutch treat
Contact: Kaleigh Duffy, [email protected]
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.
Or: SMLA, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 2100, Moneta
Our waterways with the Roanoke River project
The second in the Clean Valley Council’s Star City Sustainability Society lecture series features Rachel Pence, host of Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring. These free conferences take place on the fourth Thursday of each month and will feature different sustainability professionals who will speak on topics related to their expertise. More information about the series and future presenters can be found at https://cleanvalley.org/scss.
Or: Clean Valley Council Office, Grandin CoLab, 1327 Grandin Road, Roanoke
Small Business Workshop: Small Business Financing
Register no later than Friday, February 25 at noon! In 2022, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is expanding its scope to better serve our local business community. For the purposes of this workshop, a “small business” will be defined as a private corporation, partnership or local sole proprietorship that has fewer than 25 employees. This virtual workshop is open to everyone, members and non-members. We encourage anyone who could benefit from this information to join us! Space is limited and reservations are required.
Cost: Free for members and non-members
Salem-Roanoke County Chamber Registration
Start your week by networking, finding solutions to challenges and connecting to additional resources. If you have expertise to share to support other members or would like 10-15 minutes to share your current programs and offers, we would love for you to speak during a recording; please contact Beth Bell, [email protected] After hearing from our local expert/member speaker, stick around for networking and Chamber updates. Members and future members can attend, but only members can present to the group. Held every other Tuesday.
Contact: Beth Bell, [email protected]
NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) Gathering at 11 a.m. Meet at 11:15 a.m. The speaker will be Cindy Markham of VirginiaNavigator, who will share information about using the VirginiaNavigator website. The website offers a guide to disability, aging, and veterans services in Virginia. Everyone is welcome.
Or: Roanoker Restaurant Meeting Room, 2522 Colonial Ave. SW, Roanoke
Cost: Order lunch from a special menu ($10-$14)
Contact: Mark Fisher, 772-0984
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. Attendees receive Chamber updates, meet and network with other members, and have the opportunity to share information about their business. Meeting ID and password are available at business.visitsmithmountainlake.com/events.
Contact: [email protected], 540-721-1203
Eventacular: Companies, cities and events teaming up for profit
Local events are a mainstay of cities across the country, especially now as we bring our customers through the pandemic journey and try to reacquaint them with enjoying their downtowns as community gathering places and shopping destinations. Business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, event planners, city and county staff, tourist board and chamber of commerce staff are all encouraged to attend this virtual workshop! Our presenter, Marc Willson, Virginia SBDC, Small Town & Merchant Program, for how everyone can benefit from the additional exposure to new and current customers before, during and after events. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: Link to register — https://www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/
Eggs and Trouble: How Broadband is Growing to Serve Our Community
Register before noon on March 8! The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce invites you to this month’s breakfast and networking program, featuring a panel discussion with local experts. The program starts at 8 a.m. sharp. The number of places is limited, so it is necessary to register in advance. Go to https://www.montgomerycc.org.
Or: Warm Hearth Village, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blaskburg
Cost: $25 Chamber members, $35 non-members
City State Address
RSVP by March 3! Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The program, including Mayor Brad Grose’s speech, begins at 8 a.m. Hosted by the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Or: Vinton War Memorial, 814 Washington Ave, Vinton
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members
Contact: 540-343-1364 or [email protected]
Gentry Locke Labor & Employment Symposium: Don’t Leave HR to Chance!
Topics include: New Virginia’s employment law landscape; gas lighting in the workplace; Implicit bias and its effect on corporate culture, recruitment and retention; workplace investigations and liability risk reduction; FMLA & ADA, DOL, EEOC and NLRB; Cybersecurity, and more! Continuing education credits available. Register at: www.gentrylocke.com/hr2022.
Or: The Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center
When: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $220 until Monday, February 14; $250 thereafter
Contact: Kathleen Lordan, [email protected]
Preparing for IRONMAN 2022: Tips and Tools for Small Businesses to Capitalize to Increase Sales
The Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge is coming to the area June 3-5. Is your business ready? Join the SBDC for a virtual workshop that will provide tips and tools for your business to capitalize on increased activity leading up to and during race weekend. We will be joined by special guests from the IRONMAN group and visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: Link to register — https://www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/
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.