Newsletter & Blog

RRCC Comments to VDOT & DRPT on Transportation Policies

On behalf of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce and its members, thank you for the opportunity to address our region’s transportation priorities. Strengthening the reliability between the Roanoke and New River Valleys along I-81 is a focus for the Chamber....

Airport Seeks Grant to Expand Service

Action needed: We need your help to improve our region's air service! The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is seeking a Small Community Air Service Development Grant. The Roanoke Regional Chamber believes that this grant would improve air service in Southwest...

Chamber discusses opioid crisis with local law enforcement

It is evident that the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing our region, commonwealth, and nation. At the Chamber, we recognize the impact this epidemic is having on all of our communities, including the business community. Victims of opioid addiction range in age, but a...

Roanoke Regional Chamber approves 2018 Legislative Agenda

After much collaboration with business leaders, community organizations, and industry representatives, the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its 2018 Legislative Agenda. This year’s legislative agenda reflects the Chamber’s mission to promote,...

2017 Legislative Newsletters

Legislative Newsletter September 29, 2017

Legislative Newsletter September 1, 2017

Legislative Newsletter July 2017

Legislative Newsletter June 2017


In the Media

Local lawmakers talk recent session at breakfast in Roanoke
Elizabeth Tyree & Annie Andersen, WSET – March 20, 2017 [Read more]

Chamber holds State of the Commonwealth Address
Charlene Cooper, WFXR – December 6, 2016 [Read more]

Waugh: Public investment and collaboration: Good for existing and prospective businesses alike
Joyce Waugh, Roanoke Regional Chamber – November 27, 2016 [Read more]

Roanoke County leaders emphasize valley’s connections in annual State of the County
Alicia Petska, The Roanoke Times – November 3, 2016 [Read more}

Keep challenges in sight as city celebrates success, says Roanoke Mayor
Joe Dashiell, WDBJ7 – September 1, 2016 [Read more]

Baumgartner: #InlandPort2Rke: Getting creative about an inland port in our region
Josh Baumgartner, Roanoke Regional Chamber – August 14, 2016 [Read more]

Waugh: The pipeline offers economic opportunities
Joyce Waugh, Roanoke Regional Chamber – June 2, 2015 [Read more]

Baumgartner: GO Virginia: An essential tool for the economic development toolbox
Josh Baumgartner, Roanoke Regional Chamber – May 8, 2016 [Read more]

Randolph: Our delegation deserves a standing ovation
Ken Randolph, former board chair of Roanoke Regional Chamber – March 23, 2016 [Read more]