Benefits


Marketing & Advertising Opportunities

  • Access to Electronic Business Directory for each member

  • 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 Showcase Schmooza Palooza

  • Workforce Development and Roanoke Valley Economic Development representation

  • 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 Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

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.

  • Business Showcase Schmooza Palooza

  • Annual Classic Golf Tournament

  • Annual Meeting

  • Blue Ridge Kite Festival

  • Kegs & Barrels Wine and Craft Beer Festival

  • Salem Christmas Parade

  • Gingerbread Festival featuring the Gingerbread House Competition

  • Sponsor Networking Breakfast hosted by Chamber Ambassadors