About the Chamber

Founded in 1934, the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fulfilling our mission, ‘to create, promote, develop and support quality business opportunities in the Salem-Roanoke County Community.’ In addition to our signature events - the Business and Education Showcase, our Annual Golf Tournament, Kegs & Barrels, and, the holiday favorite, Gingerbread Festival - we also host a variety of networking events and educational workshops.

Membership is affordable and based on the number of full-time employees within a company. Individuals may also join. The Chamber is a success because of the involvement and dedication of our members.

Our organization also includes a 501(c)3 Salem-Roanoke County Foundation which provides several scholarships annually to high school seniors who attend a local Salem or Roanoke County School, as well as scholarships to mid-level career professionals seeking to advance in their field.


Marketing Opportunities

  • Membership Mailing List utilization for special promotions

  • Sponsorship of Events

  • Lobby space utilized for members corporate rack cards or business cards

  • Weekly eNewsletter


Networking

The Chamber provides a variety of opportunities for member participation through events including:

  • Business and Education Showcase

  • Annual Breakfast Meeting & Awards

  • Annual Classic Golf Tournament

  • Kegs & Barrels Wine & Craft Beer Festival

  • Gingerbread Festival

  • Brewing Up Business Networking Series

  • Let’s Get Down to Business Member Programming Series


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Golf Tournament Committee - This annual event offers recreation within an excellent networking environment and supports the Chamber's business programs.

  • Ambassador Committee - Works to sustain current memberships, develop new memberships, and reinforce the line of communication between Chamber members. Ambassadors are highly visible leaders for all Chamber events and meetings.

  • Board of Directors - The guiding leadership of Chamber activity; sets all organizational policies and programs. Acts on advisement of the Executive Board.

  • Business Showcase Committee -Works to highlight members to the public through the Chamber's annual Business Showcase.

  • The Annual Meeting & Awards Committee - A core group of individuals that come together to put on one of the Valley's premiere events.

  • Annual Scholarship Committee - A select group that serves short term to evaluate scholarship applicants from Salem and Roanoke County schools.

  • Kegs and Barrels Festival Committee - This group is comprised of volunteers who seek to engage local Virginia wineries and breweries in a community wine and beer tasting event. This annual festival offers an opportunity to relax ,savor, and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Gingerbread Festival Committee - A group of individuals dedicated to enriching the holiday spirit within the community. The festival provides opportunities for families to gather for a day of free holiday fun.