Membership

Benefits of Membership

It pays to be a Chamber member

Benefits Value
Value-added insurance benefits from Anthem (average savings) $800
Registered lobbyists work with local, state, and federal officials to represent your business interests $600
Ribbon cutting ceremony $200
Legislative updates on business issues during the Virginia General Assembly and throughout the year $150
Listing in Chamber's Online Membership Directory, linked to your website (provides 10,000 member referrals per month) $120
Community Calendar publicizes your upcoming events and provides an online community events schedule.  Community Calendar $120
Space to display your business materials to the public in the Chamber Information Center $120
Member discounts for Chamber events (Chamber hosts 100 programs, events, and meetings per year) $120
Referrals from Chamber Information Center (provides 300 member referrals per month) $68
Publicity for your business and employees in Roanoke Business magazine $50
Membership window sticker to show clients and customers you care about the region $15
Total Value of Benefits $2,375
Typical Cost of Membership $320-400
Return on Investment on Chamber Membership $8.50 to $1

 

Exposure, Information & Other Benefits

Enhance your bottom line by taking advantage of the exposure, information, and cost savings available to Roanoke Regional Chamber members.

  • Online Membership Directory lists all chamber members alphabetically and by category with website links for convenient 24-hour access to member businesses.
  • Valley Life, a beautiful, full-color magazine, is a guide to visiting, living and doing business in Virginia's Roanoke Region and it introduces the area to newcomers. For more information, call 540.983.0700, x104.
  • The Chamber information desk promotes members through referrals. Call 540.983.0700 x100 or email business@roanokechamber.org.
  • The Chamber's e-newsletter keeps you up-to-date on activities and opportunities.
  • Community Calendar publicizes your upcoming events and provides an online community calendar.
  • NationJob.com allows Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce members with less than 20 employees to post local jobs for free at www.NationJob.com/Roanoke-Virginia-Jobs. Chamber members with over 20 employees can also take advantage of the great rates offered by NationJob. For more information, call Teena McIntire at 1.888.256.0919, e-mail tmcintire@nationjob.com, or visit for more information.
  • Membership lists and discs, relocation package, maps, and the statistical profile are available through the Chamber information desk.
  • Did you know that consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they believe is a chamber member? In a scientific survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, found positive perceptions of chamber members in a number of areas, including overall favorability, consumer awareness and reputation, and likelihood of future patronage. Find out more about how your Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce membership can increase your business. Read the full report and details.

Your Membership Means a Great Deal!

Your Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce membership provides unlimited access to the statewide buying group and members SAVE , giving you significant discounts and unbelievable deals on products and services you use every day. For more information, call toll-free 1.800.924.3543 or e-mail info@members-SAVE.com.

Why people join the Chamber

"The work of the Chamber, its staff and volunteers, is essential to the economic vitality of the Roanoke Valley. And, this Chamber does the work extremely well." 
Joseph Jones, Director of External Affairs
Appalachian Power

"Through the Chamber, I've built my business and personal network, and had opportunities to get involved and make a difference on issues that are important to me."
Kathy Baske Young - Executive Coach
Blue Ridge Resources, LLC

"The Chamber promotes a strong business climate that leads to job creation and economic growth."
G. Michael Pace, Jr. - Attorney
Roanoke College