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Welcome our newest members! 👋
Register for Small Business Celebration (& Awards) 🏆
Tickets are on sale now for our annual Small Business Celebration & Awards, Presented by Member One Federal Credit Union. Join us at the Berglund Special Events Center on October 20:

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Cost: $55.00/person - Members | $110.00/person - Future Members
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:
Platinum Sponsor:
Save the Date: September 29 📅
The renewal period for our 3rd Annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC) has begun. If your business purchased a renewable sponsorship last year, a volunteer will reach out soon (and may already have).

The full campaign, which will include many brand new opportunities, kicks off on September 29 and will run through November 9.

Paul Nester, President & CEO of Roanoke Gas, is our TRC Chair. A great group of Vice-Chairs joins Paul:

Jill Perez – Blue Ridge Beverage
Ken Randolph – Rockydale Quarries
Mark Miller – Carilion Clinic
Mark Pace – E.C. Pace Company
Cathy Underwood – Branch Builds

Want to complete a renewal? Reach out to Eric; he will connect you with a volunteer to complete it.

Want to purchase a new opportunity? You're early - but we love it! Shoot a note to Eric; he will ensure you get the chance once the campaign begins.
It might be time to sharpen our scissors! ✂️
August 24
August 31
19th Annual Politic'n & Pig Pick'n 🐷
Our friends at the Business Leadership Fund are holding their 19th Annual Politic'n & Pig Pick'n next week! Registration closes EOD tomorrow.

This fundraiser brings together our region's elected officials and members of the business community for an evening of food and conversation. 

For sponsorships or donations to support the Business Leadership Fund's pro-business, pro-regionalism, and pro-economic development platform, contact Terry Durkin at

Date: September 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Center in the Square - Downtown Roanoke
Cost: $69.00

Please make checks out to "Business Leadership Fund PAC" and mail to 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24011
Ribbon cuttings and CORNHOLE! 📅
September 15 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the new Southwest Virginia Sleep Center with appetizers, beverages, and meet Dr. Copeland!

Where: 4119 Brandon Ave.
September 29 | 2:30 - 7:00 p.m.

We hope to see you at Salem Memorial Ballpark in a few weeks. 

Our FIRST-EVER cornhole tournament will be held on September 29 from 2:30 - 7:00 p.m. Teams are sold out, but there's still plenty of fun to be had with general admission tickets.
September 30 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Join us as we cut the ribbon to celebrate the new Lee Theatre Lofts.

Did you miss The Look Ahead, Presented by OpX Solutions?

We've got your covered!

Here's what some of our members are up to 📰
Mast General Store is entering into a historic partnership with the legendary L.L.Bean company.
Berglund Center is excited to announce the return of Roanoke's biggest flea marketMonster Flea Market on October 29!
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is celebrating National Workforce Development Month throughout September.
For the fourth year in a row, Brown Edwards has been recognized as a Top 50 construction accounting firm by Construction Executive Magazine.
 LewisGale Medical Center announced it successfully performed a permanent heart implant in a patient with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) to reduce stroke risk.
WDBJ7 is launching a new afternoon newscast, “Here @ Home.” The show will be a “community” conversation, diving into issues that concern our community.
Entré Computer Center 💻