Getting Your Business Voice Heard
The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is a prominent and influential voice for the region’s business community.
Because the political process is continuous, our full time lobbyist and members of the Chamber’s legislative committees track public policy decisions at the local, state, and federal level throughout the year.
The Chamber’s public policy division consists of four areas on work and the following activities:
Monitor and evaluate local, state, and federal policy-making activities
Advise members on policymaking impacts
Advocate for the Chamber’s position on policy issues at the local, state and federal level.
The Chamber also strives to play a leading role in fostering dialogue between the business community and our elected officials. Below is a list of annual Chamber events.
Legislative Event Calendar
January – Capital Reception
March – Legislative Wrap-up
May/June – Economic Summit
September – State of the City Address
November – State of the County Address
If you’re interested in learning more about any of the Chamber’s public policy programs, please contact Josh Baumgartner, vice president of public policy, at 540.983.0700 x111 or jbaumgartner@RoanokeChamber.org
The Roanoke Regional Chamber has also been instrumental in establishing the Virginia West Business and Legislative Coalition (VAWest), a coalition of 12 chambers in Western Virginia. VAWest provides a forum for advocacy for issues that impact the broader region.