Chamber News

RRSBDC Hosts Cyber Security Forum

This year alone, we have seen multiple high level cybersecurity attacks including WannaCry and the Equifax hack but the number one target for hackers is small and medium size businesses. With 60 percent of small companies going out of business within six months of a...

CBL Properties Continues Tradition of Closing on Thanksgiving Day

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. & ROANOKE, Va.,  (October 11, 2017) – CBL Properties, owner and manager of Valley View Mall, announced today that their portfolio of market-dominant regional shopping centers will close on Thanksgiving Day and open at 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday,...

Delta Dental of Virginia Announces New President & CEO

ROANOKE, Va.—(October 10, 2017)—Delta Dental of Virginia announced today that Frank Lucia will serve as the dental insurer’s new president and chief executive officer, effective November 13, 2017. Lucia succeeds George A. Levicki, who is retiring after 36 years of...

Custom Tool & Machine, Inc. Named Small Business of the Year

ROANOKE, VA (October 5, 2017) - Roanoke Regional Chamber and Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center named Custom Tool & Machine, Inc. the 2017 Small Business of the Year. The Roanoke-based manufacturer specializes in precision CNC machining and serves...

Eye Doctor Returns to Roanoke to Practice at State-of-the-Art Facility

Roanoke, VA - October 4, 2017.  Vistar Eye Center announces the addition of retina specialist Dr. Vishak John to its team of physicians. Dr. John, a graduate of Cave Spring High School, is returning to the Roanoke area after spending time in various cities across the...

Earth Fare Celebrates Grand Opening in Roanoke

Earth Fare is coming to Roanoke on November 8 and is giving away one (1) $100 Gift Card to a lucky winner. Plus, for every five people who share the contest on Facebook, they'll add another gift card to the pile, up to 20 $100 Gift Cards! So the odds are in your favor...

Cox Communications Virginia Names VP of Public and Government Affairs

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Cox Communications announces Nneka Chiazor as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for the Virginia region. Chiazor will oversee Cox’s public and government affairs in Virginia, encompassing all aspects of state and local government...

Cox Charities 2017-2018 Grant Cycle Opens November 13

Chesapeake, Va. – Nonprofits serving youth in the areas of technology, education, mentoring and literacy are encouraged to mark their calendars for November 13, 2017. This is the date the Cox Charities grant cycle will open in Cox Communications communities in...

2017 Chamber Newsletters

Roanoke Regional Chamber Newsletter October 2017
New members, upcoming events and more! [Read more]

Roanoke Regional Chamber Newsletter September 2017
New members, upcoming events and more! [Read more]

Roanoke Regional Chamber Newsletter August 2017
New members, upcoming events and more! [Read more]

Roanoke Regional Chamber 2016 Year In Review
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In the Media

Regional Chamber holds legislative roundup breakfast
Gene Marrano, WFIR News – March 20, 2017 [Read more]

Chamber holds meetings about overseas trips
Gene Marrano, WFIR News – March 08, 2017 [Read more]

Kerr to Chair Roanoke Regional Chamber
The Roanoke Regional Chamber, Western Virginia’s largest business organization, has elected officers and directors for 2017. Nathan Kerr, vice president of Scott Insurance, has been elected chair. [Read more]

Roanoke Regional Chamber’s 127th year
Bradley Lucore, WFXR – January 11, 2017 [Read more]

Declining brick-and-mortar sales prompt business owners, governments to support online sales tax
Tiffany Holland, The Roanoke Times – January 15, 2017 [Read more]

Deschutes founder says brewery felt sense of belonging in Roanoke
Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times – January 10, 2017 [Read more]

Morrill, Ferris, Davidson, Waugh: Now is the time to support our local businesses
The Roanoke Times – January 8, 2017 [Read more]

Startup aims to make temporary housing feel like home
Tiffany Holland, The Roanoke Times – January 8, 2017 [Read more]