Commonwealth Connect Meeting in Roanoke

The Roanoke Regional Chamber has joined Commonwealth Connect, a coalition or businesses, organizations and governments advocating for increased broadband coverage and funding for the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI).

Commonwealth Connect will host its April meeting in Roanoke on April 17 at 11:00 am at Hotel Roanoke (Mill Mountain Room). The business community is invited to attend and participate in this important dialogue.

Contact Kyle Rosner (kyle.rosner@governor.virginia.gov) to RSVP. You can view the meeting agenda here: Commonwealth Connect Coalition Meeting Agenda

Public Policy Council 2019-20 Enrollment

Enrollment for the Public Policy Council is open from March 6 – April 10. If you are interested in joining the Council, please review the following objectives and contact rgunn@roanokechamber.org for additional information.


The council, along with the Vice President of Public Policy, identifies and monitors local, state and federal policy issues of importance to Chamber members and the business community. The council takes action on policy issues by:

  • Developing and advocating our Legislative Agenda
  • Developing positions on legislative issues for recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval
  • Assist in Chamber’s relationship management plan with elected officials
  • Host legislative programs to provide opportunities for members to become more aware of business issues impacting the Roanoke region


The Public Policy Council is open to members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber. Public Policy Council membership is open for new members during the enrollment period (March) and then the council is constituted for the following program year (April to March). To best achieve the Council’s objectives, membership from a diverse range of industries is encouraged. Membership is limited to one representative from a particular business or organization.


Chamber News March 2019

Ethos Technologies is hosting its 2019 Technology Expo at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on March 20. You can learn about this event, meet our new members, register for upcoming events and more when you read our latest newsletter.

Are you interested in promoting your business in this newsletter in 2019? Please contact Starr Anderson at SAnderson@RoanokeChamber.org for more details


Thank you for your support

Happy Chamberversary

Happy Chamber anniversary to these members. Thank you for your membership renewal this month.

  • Abbott Bus Lines
  • Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy
  • AFC Urgent Care Roanoke
  • Anchor Sales and Service, Inc.
  • Appalachian Power
  • Arara Language Solutions, LLC
  • Assured Comfort Adjustable Beds
  • BB&T
  • Branch Management Corp.
  • Cortex Leadership Consulting
  • EZ Rampz/Mobility Solutions
  • F V Cemetery Co Inc
  • First Watch
  • G/A Safety & Industrial Supply
  • Graham – White Manufacturing Co.
  • Harris Night Vision
  • HomeTown Bank
  • HSH Insurance and Safety Services
  • Leisure Media 360, Inc.
  • LewisGale Medical Center
  • Manpower, Inc.
  • Martin, Hopkins & Lemon, P.C.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp.
  • Optical Cable Corporation
  • Radford University
  • Research Communications Int’l. Corp.
  • Richfield Living
  • Roanoke Glass, Inc.
  • Roanoke Oral Surgery, Inc.
  • Roanoke Sprinkler, Inc.
  • Safeside Tactical
  • Sherwin Williams Co.
  • Skyline National Bank
  • Staples, Inc.
  • The Pepsi Bottling Group
  • United Parcel Service
  • Vinton War Memorial
  • Virginia Community Capital
  • Virginia Title Center
  • W. B. Clements, Inc. T/A Outdoor Power Equipment
  • W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center
  • Wal-Mart #2312
  • Wells Fargo
  • YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge
  • Ziiva