In case you missed it, your Chamber is hosting its annual Business Summit next week at Virginia Western Community College. If the chance to hang out with your #ChamberSquad wasn’t a good enough reason to join us, here are my top five reasons why you should attend this half-day business conference.

1. For yourself

Come meet someone new, get inspired and have fun! Business Summit attracts attendees from many different industries, including banking, nonprofit, construction, education and government. If you leave the conference without making new connections or sharing a few laughs, you did not take full advantage of the day!

2. For your business

Speaking to people face to face who may need your products or services can be more effective than sending them an email or speaking over the phone. I encourage you to come to Business Summit ready to shake hands and tell your company’s story. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

3. Access to expert speakers

When we plan Business Summit, we make sure our speakers are the best in their industry. For example, we have the Commonwealth’s highest ranking workforce officer and a national award-winning marketing executive coming to share their knowledge with you next week.

4. Learn something beyond your interest or field

No matter how experienced you are at your business, everyone can learn something. Whether you’re coming to Business Summit for personal or professional development, our workshops and presentations are tailored to meet your needs.

5. A chance to step away from the computer

Do you spend every day at the same desk, with the same routine and same people? You might benefit from a change of scenery. Yes, Business Summit is in Roanoke, but breaking out of the office and learning in a new location can help spark new ideas and help boost your productivity.

Still on the fence about attending Business Summit? The sixth reason you should attend is because the conference wraps up with a buffet lunch from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. You can click here to check out our speakers and schedule.

See you next Thursday!

Cally Smith
Vice President of Membership and Brand Strategy
540.983.0700 x105