Annual & Ongoing Events
Special Events 2017
2016 Small Business of the Year
Photo by Jim Markey Photography
Small Business Awards
Small business. BIG recognition. Network with more than 500 attendees at this annual dinner recognizing outstanding small businesses in the region, including small business owners, managers, and business leaders. The program focuses on profiles and achievements of more than 100 nominated small businesses and small business advocates in 11 categories. The 2017 Small Business Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, October 5 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.
Annual Meeting of the Membership
The Chamber's PREMIER networking event, this annual dinner draws more than 400 attendees each year, including prominent business leaders and government officials. The 127th Annual Meeting of the Membership was held on January 10, 2017 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.
Overtime doesn't have to be a grind! Plan to stop by the first Thursday of the month for Thursday Overtime events for appetizer and drink specials with your fellow Chamber members. No registration required and no cover fee.
Roanoke Regional Chamber Business Summit
The Roanoke Regional Chamber's 2016 Business Summit combined the training of seminars and workshops with the speakers and informational elements of the Economic Summit. The 2016 Roanoke Regional Chamber Business Summit was held on May 10 at Virginia Western Community College.
Roanoke Regional Chamber Cup
This annual captain's choice golf tournament provides another opportunity for members to network, have fun, and grow their business. More than 180 business leaders participate in this tournament held each August. The 2016 golf tournament was held on Thursday, August 11, at Roanoke Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament help fund Chamber advocacy and educational programs.
State of the City / State of the County Address
The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a State of the City Address in the summer and a State of the County Address in the fall to give regional leaders an opportunity to share important milestones that have been reached and plans for the future. Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea gave the 2016 State of the City Address on September 1 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jason Peters gave the 2016 State of the County Address on November 3 at the Green Ridge Recreation Center. You may watch the State of the County Address in its entirety on RVTV3.
Join the Roanoke Regional Chamber for Business and Cultural Excursions
Each year the Roanoke Regional Chamber hosts overseas trips for friends and members of the Chamber. These excursions are reasonably priced and offer round trip accommodations, hotels, meals and professional English-speaking guides. Orientation meetings are held prior to the trips to share details, costs and travel arrangements for the trips. Questions? Contact Judy Chambliss at 540.983.0700 x100 or business@RoanokeChamber.org.
Thailand & Hong Kong October 30 - November 7, 2017 Click here for more information
Ireland October 24 - November 1, 2017 Click here for more information