Benefits


Marketing & Advertising Opportunities

  • Complimentary Business Directory for each member
  • Advertise and list your business in the Business Directory; up to 3 category listings
  • Membership plaque to display in your business showing your involvement in the community
  • Website links and listing on Chamber website
  • Sponsorship of events/volunteer at events for corporate recognition
  • Membership Mailing List - labels discounted to members
  • Referral Service - thousands made each year; only Chamber members referred
  • Valley Life publication distributed through many organizations across the Valley for relocation and tourist information; added value ad purchases available.

Added Value Benefits

  • Prime lobby space only available for member brochures or business cards
  • First year members receive a complimentary table at the Business & Technology Showcase
  • Workforce Development and Roanoke Valley Economic Development representation
  • Publish and distribue annual lodging guide - only Chamber members listed
  • Volunteer/Committee and Special Events leasership opportunities
  • Low annual membership investment dues structure available for businesses of all sizes
  • Free advertising opportunity in Chamber E-Newsletter
  • Member referrals through phone and website inquiry

Legislative Action & Advocacy

  • Roanoke County Board of Supervisors and Salem City Council influence
  • Active with Economic Development Partnership and Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Participation in Leadership Coalition
  • Participation in efforts to bring more tourists to local businesses through the Visitor's Center and Convention Bureau

Networking Opportunities

  • Membership belongs to each company member; any employee is invited to attend events, Business After Hours, and Wake up to Business Networking opportunities.
  • Host Business-After-Hours and Wake-Up-To-Business networking meetings/Attendance FREE to member companies
  • Business Showcase
  • Annual Classic Golf Tournament
  • Annual Gala
  • Blue Ridge Kite Festival
  • Wine & Craft Beer Wine Festival
  • Salem Christmas Parade
  • Gingerbread House Competition
  • Sponsor Networking Breakfast hosted by Chamber Ambassadors