About the Chamber

Established in 1934, the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce has worked to strengthen the business climate of the community. The Chamber is operated through a volunteer board of directors that determines policies and sets goals. A president presides over all board meetings. Day-to-day operations are managed by a paid executive director and support staff. Chamber members are encouraged to participate as volunteers for committees and events. The Chamber's mission is to create, develop, promote and support quality business opportunities in the Salem-Roanoke County Community.


Referrals

As our mission statement declares, one of our main goals is to strengthen the business climate of the community. In doing so, referrals are an integral part of building up the business in our area. These referrals come through member to member benefits, members acting as a resource, as well as community members calling the office for information. All referrals that are given out by Chamber staff are Chamber members.

Marketing Opportunities

  • Ads available through the weekly e-newsletter, Business Directory & Buyer’s Guide, website, and Valley Life
  • Membership Mailing List utilization for special promotions
  • Sponsorship of Events
  • Corporate listing in the Business Directory & Buyers’ Guide and on the website
  • Lobby space utilized for members corporate rack cards or business cards
  • eBURST to membership and list events on website calendar

Networking

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

  • Business & Technology Showcase
  • Annual Dinner & Gala
  • Blue Ridge Kite Festival
  • Fall Classic Golf Tournament
  • Wine & Unwind Wine Festival
  • Salem Christmas Parade
  • Gingerbread Festival
  • Networking Breakfasts
  • Business After Hours & Wake Up To Business
  • Various seminars and programs

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Regional Development Committee- Works to promote economic development and regional cooperation by encouraging programs that bring education and employers together to improve career awareness in the Valley.
  • Kite Festival Committee- A highly energized by volunteers from across the region. This popular annual event is hosted by committed sponsors who value this popular outdoor quality of life event. Join award-winning kite enthusiasts in Green Hill Park on the third Saturday in April.
  • Golf Tournament Committee- Combines over 300 business, government and educational leaders for a two-day event that offers recreation within an excellent networking environment.
  • 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- 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.
  • Business Owners Roundtable- 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.