Upcoming events for the week of June 26, 2022 | local business

Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting

The Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District serves Franklin County, Henry County, Roanoke County and the City of Roanoke and coordinates the region’s natural resource interests through citizen education and technical assistance. The board consists of 10 members who meet at Rocky Mount on the fourth Monday of each month. The meetings are public. Learn more at https://brswcd.org/.

Where: Ippy’s Restaurant, 1760 N. Main St., Rocky Mount

Contactt: Renee Fulcher, [email protected], 540-352-3322

Success through e-commerce

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Topics covered in this session include: the variety of websites available, the ways to update your website to better facilitate online sales, and the estimated cost of doing so; the different e-commerce platforms available and how to choose the best one based on your specific business needs; and how to set up and manage your online storefront or service portal, and how to leverage data and marketing to maximize ROI. Instructors: Cameron Nelson, Chief Digital Advisor, Virginia SBDC and CV SBDC. Visit the website to register and find more workshops.

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

The law and legal structure are an essential part of effectively starting and maintaining your small business through all stages of the business life cycle. When the law is understood, it can help you navigate every business interaction. In this workshop we will discuss the rule of law and why it matters; how the law directly affects small businesses; how to build a strong legal foundation; and the specific legal structures and laws that small businesses often encounter. Visit the website to register and find more workshops.

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

Start the morning with your friends at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. With relevant business and technology topics paired with coffee and a light breakfast, this event has always been a favourite. Tech and Toast alternates between Blacksburg and Roanoke and begins with an hour of networking before the program begins. This month, hear from an award-winning Roanoke-Blacksburg-area technology company that is transforming the future through innovative technology. Register at https://www.rbtc.tech.

Where: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Ballroom B

Costs: $15 members, $20 non-members

Webinar: Baukredit 101: Tips for small business owners

Join Virginia Community Capital for this webinar where you will learn tips on restoring credit, strategies for building credit, the importance of personal credit and more. Whether you’re considering start-up costs or new expansion strategies, creating a strong credit profile can help ensure your immediate and future business plans are successful. Guest Speaker: Robert Linkonis, Executive Director, Credit Restoration Institute.

Contact: Register at https://www.vacommunitycapital.org

Whether you’re a long-time member of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce or new to the chamber, this is a great opportunity to discuss business, make new connections and enjoy delicious craft beers in an informal atmosphere. Sponsored by Tech Squared. Please log in to the chamber’s Facebook page.

Where: Big Lick Brewing Co., 409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke

Costs: Participation free (individual tabs)

31st Annual Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Classic Golf Tournament

Swing by and join in the par tee! Lots of good food and drink, hole-in-one competition and loads of prizes and gifts for everyone! Tee off at 1pm Whether you are an experienced golfer or just enjoying the good times and fellowship of our tournament, we hope you will join us for this fun filled event.

Where: Roanoke Country Club, 3360 Country Club Drive NW

Contact: Beth Bell, [email protected]

Marketing Series: Creating engaging and value-added content

Current small business owners from all industries are invited to join this virtual workshop where we will look at creating engaging content that adds value and sells at the same time. Presenter: Nicole Cooper, Marketing Consultant, Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center. Visit the website to register and find more workshops.

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

LeadHERship : Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Creating a sense of belonging

Registration required! The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Western College of Career and Corporate Training have developed a 10-month Women’s LeadHERship Series for women from all industries. The series emphasizes women’s unique gifts and strengths and provides tools for empowerment and success. The series started in March and will run until December with a new theme every month. Lunch is provided. Register on the site: https://s-rcchamber.org.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Costs: $35 Chamber members, $45 non-members

WoTech Power Hour The Power Hour is designed to help you expand your network and reflect on the future of the industry with some of the best and brightest. This social event is for all women (and allies) in the tech community. It’s a safe place to share your experiences, meet others in similar roles, and expand your reach in the Roanoke-Blacksburg tech community. All job levels are welcome.

Where: Sweet Ass Cafe, 2108 Broadway Ave. SW, Roanoke

Costs: Participation free (individual tabs)

Contact: https://www.rbtc.tech

(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: [email protected], 540-721-1203

Friday 15 July Registration Deadline: Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference 2022 will be held on August 1. Art historian and attorney Amy Herman will again be our keynote speaker, presenting her paradigm-breaking turn to problem-solving that helps us find solutions to the problems we face every day. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Payment is required prior to admission. Go to https://www.montgomerycc.org for more information or to register online.

Where: The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg

When: Register until July 15th! The event will take place on August 1 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m

Costs: $120 Chamber members, $169 non-members

Contact: [email protected], 540-382-3020

SBSC Foodiepreneur Symposium

The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce the first annual Foodiepreneur Symposium. This unique tag is for existing and future food entrepreneurs to get inspired and take it to the next level. It’s a day-long affair featuring resources, vendors, workshops, industry experts, and networking (and food, of course!). Tickets are available now at early bird prices until July 1st. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/foodie.

Where: Vinton War Memorial, 814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton

Costs: $35 through July 1; $45 after that

Contact: www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/foodie

Information on public events of interest to business people can be emailed to [email protected] The closing date for entries is two weeks before the event.

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