Upcoming business events for the week of April 3, 2022 | local business

QuickBooks Series: How to Process Payroll in QuickBooks Online

Pre-registration required! Join this SBDC virtual workshop presented by Tom Tanner, Regional Lead Advisor and QuickBooks Pro. Learn how to create your business settings, set up electronic payments to the state and IRS, process regular and special payroll, and more. Any current small business owner in any industry currently using QuickBooks online is encouraged to participate. After registration, a confirmation e-mail with the access data for Zoom will be sent.

Contact: Register at https://www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/training/qbpayroll

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Please pre-register! Join the SBDC for this webinar if you are interested in focusing your efforts more on online sales. Our speaker is Cameron Nelson, Chief Digital Advisor, Virginia SBDC. This session will cover the variety of websites available, how to update your website to sell online, ecommerce platforms and choose the best one, how to set up your online storefronts and much more. After registration, a confirmation e-mail with the access data for Zoom will be sent.

Contact: Register at https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/events.aspx

This event welcomes candidates looking for work and career opportunities in a variety of sectors. Companies wishing to register a stand can do so on the website: https://botetourtchamber.com.

Where from: Botetourt Family YMCA, Shenandoah Ave. 115, Daleville

Contact: Jennifer Vance, [email protected], 540-566-8812

Whether you’re looking for a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction, job seekers will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at this free job fair. A variety of employers from both the public and private sectors will seek to hire for immediate job opportunities in a variety of fields. Hosted by the Franklin Center/VA Career Works.

Where from: The Franklin Center/VCW, 50 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount

Contact: Kathy Hodges, 540-483-0179, [email protected]

Patent and Trademark Series: Patent Basics

Please register! We will examine the different types of patents; define the difference and use of provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications; and discuss the patent issuance process, the role of the US patent examiner, and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information on a variety of patent grant programs and initiatives available to applicants is also provided. This webinar is presented in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is supported by the Virginia SBDC. After registration, a confirmation email will be sent with Zoom credentials, please pay attention.

Contact: Register at https://www.virginiasbdc.org under Training

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Series: The State of Transportation

Limited remaining tickets, so register early! A panel of experts will discuss regional transportation, including improvements to I-81, efforts to promote air travel and more. Speakers include Virginia Del. Terry Austin (19th Ward); Ray Smoot, Chair of the GO Virginia Region 2 Council; and Mike Stewart, executive director of the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission. Our presenter is Mimi Coles, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Permatile Concrete Products Company. This series is for business owners, C-suite executives, and junior to senior management professionals, but ALL are welcome! Purchase tickets in advance at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce website: https://roanokechamber.org.

Where from: Vinton War Memorial, 814 E. Washington St., Vinton

costs: $50 members, $100 future members (breakfast included)

Contact: Valerie Brannan, [email protected]

Salem-Roanoke County Chamber Check-in

Start your week by networking, finding solutions to challenges, and connecting with additional resources. If you would like to share expertise in support of other members or have 10-15 minutes to present your current programs and offerings, we’d love to have you speak at a check-in. please contact Beth Bell, [email protected] After hearing from our local expert/member speaker, stay tuned to network and get chamber updates. Members and prospective members can participate; however, only members of the group can present. Occurs every second Tuesday.

Contact: Beth Bell, [email protected]

(Virtual) Franklin County Connects

This event provides chamber members with a structured and supportive networking environment. Each month, a guest speaker presents key information about the business community in Franklin County. Attendees receive chamber updates, meet and network with other members, and have the opportunity to share information about their business. Meeting ID and password are available at business.visitsmithmountainlake.com/events.

Contact: 540-721-1203 [email protected]

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, in accordance with the Farm Bill of 2018, announces a public notice of a local working group meeting to review natural resource priorities beginning in fiscal year 2022 in preparation for fiscal year 2023. The program is open to all interested individuals and groups concerned with conservation of natural resources and related programs and provisions of the Agriculture Act 2018. The conference rooms are barrier-free accessible. Reasonable accommodation requests, including sign language interpreters, should be made at least one week prior to the event date. For those unable to attend, you can contact District Conservationist Derek Hancock to request an agenda and supplemental documents so that you can provide feedback at a later date.

Where from: Bonsack Service Center, 36 Executive Circle, Roanoke

Contact: Derek Hancock, NRCS District Conservationist, [email protected] or (540) 795-3647

Registration by Tuesday, April 12th, 12:00 p.m. at the latest! Join the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for this annual update on the recently concluded General Assembly session. Our speakers will be state representatives. Places are limited, so reserve in good time.

Where from: Warm Hearth Village, 2386 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg

costs: $25 Chamber members, $35 non-members

Contact: [email protected]

Open day at the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce

Come and see Fincastle’s new location! Light refreshments are available throughout the day. Registration is not required, the public is welcome.

Where from: 23 S. Roanoke Road, Fincastle

Contact: Jennifer Vance, [email protected], 540-566-8812

Blocksburg Summit 2022 will bring blockchain thought leaders from around the world to the Virginia Tech community for conversations at the intersection of technology, research, regulation, policy and business in commercial enterprise, government and education. Sign in to secure your spot.

Contact: Learn more at https://www.rbtc.tch/event/

Registration Deadline: Annual Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake Charity Golf Tournament

Fee includes cart, lunch and goody bag plus a great day of golf! Shotgun start at 1pm Prizes for the top three teams. Proceeds benefit local charities. Registration closes on April 15th. Sponsorship opportunities available (deadline April 8); contact Charlene Jones at 540-874-7002 or [email protected]

Where from: Copper Cove Golf Club, 360° Chestnut Creek Drive, Hardy

When: Friday, April. 29, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m

costs: $80 per golfer, $300 per team

Contact: Carolyn Gordon, 540-797-8375, [email protected]

Beer & Biotech: The future of biotech in the region

Beer & Biotech is an ecosystem-building series that brings together investors, physicians, academics, inventors, startups, and state and regional leaders influential in the biotechnology industry. Each event in the year-long series will have a local, regional or national speaker and will feature plenty of time for networking and drinks at the host brewery.

Where from: Big Lick Brewing Co., 409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke (back room)

Contact: Register at https://rbtc.tech/rbtc-events

WoTech Forum: Morning urge with WoTech

Join your village of women in tech for a morning jolt of real conversation. We host these each month to help us make connections during this time of ongoing social distancing. We have casual conversations about various topics that are important to us. We will also have a virtual “board” where you can post jobs, mentoring requests and suggestions. There is no judgement; Come as you are, liquids in the cup optional, jump in if you can. Sponsored by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council.

Contact: Register at https://rbtc.tech/events/

Art Works for Virginia Webinar: Tools to expand creative spaces and create places in your community

Hear from ARTSFAIRFAX about their new Creative Spaces Toolkit, a roadmap for the temporary activation of vacant buildings and spaces specifically designed to create collaboration between the arts sector, property owners and government officials. Then hear from Kate Pittman, executive director of the ViBe Creative District, about the series of initiatives that have made Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront District a national model for a destination/tourism experience. Visit www.arts.virginia.gov/programs_artworks.html for more details and to register for each session.

Join us for coffee and refreshments courtesy of our host, the Smith Mountain Lake Association. This event provides chamber members with a structured and supportive networking environment.

Where from: SMLA, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 2100, Moneta

continuedact: [email protected]

SML Lions Golf Tournament

Serve when the SML Lions Charitable Corporation hosts their Spring Swing Golf Tournament at Copper Cove! Registration and lunch begin at 12pm, with the tee off at 1pm at the captain’s option. Teams of four are limited to 20 people. Individual golfers will be accommodated depending on space availability. Call to register or for more information.

Where from: Copper Cove Golf Club, 360° Chestnut Creek Drive, Hardy

When: lunch and registration at noon; 1 p.m. tee-off

Contact: Rod Savage, 540-855-0910

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