Business Events for the week of June 19, 2022 and beyond | Business premises

Our presenter will be Charlie Whitescarver. Registration is mandatory!

Where: Radford Chamber of Commerce, 200 Third Ave., Radford

Contact: [email protected]

Virginia Community Capital Learning Exchange Series: More Than a Moment

In recent years, philanthropic institutions and other mission-driven investors have reinvented the way they invest and work with communities. These institutions are finding opportunities to partner with like-minded stakeholders to focus on building the ecosystem and bringing capital to the places they care about. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, is one such organization. Join us to discuss how the Kauffman Foundation is partnering with CDFIs and other banking institutions as they work to expand credit and services to BIPOC entrepreneurs in targeted low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City moderate. We will use this case study to facilitate a more universal conversation about the changing role of philanthropy in promoting a new, collaborative approach to impact investing that puts equity at its center.

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RBTC Cybersecurity Forum: Capture the Flag Contest

Bring your own laptop! This competitive Jeopardy! There will be challenges that require both Linux and Windows laptops (or VMs), and we will pit participants against other security professionals, from beginner to advanced.

Where: VTCRC Training and Events Center, 1691 Innovation Drive, #1025, Blacksburg

Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members


This month’s conference is presented by Scott Crawford, CEO and President of VA811. His presentation will help you learn ways to inspire innovation and continuous improvement in organizations large and small and have fun doing it! BOCOTALKS offers a video presentation to watch before the in-person networking event. The video will be available on our YouTube channel by June 17. Aperitifs are included in the ticket price. Wine can be purchased at the event.

Where: Stoney Brook Vineyards, Stoney Battery Road 516, Troutville

Cost: $15 members, $20 future members

Contact: Jennifer Vance, 540-566-8812

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Career Fair

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Where: Forest Public Library, 15583 Forest Road, Forest

Cost: $180 members, $280 non-members

Contact: Kayla Waller, [email protected]

Join us for coffee and refreshments, courtesy of our host, Smith Mountain Lake Association. This event provides a structured and supportive networking environment for chamber members.

Where: SMLA, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 2100, Moneta

Contact: [email protected]

Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting

Dedicated to promoting the conservation of natural resources in our service area, the Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District serves Franklin County, Henry County, Roanoke County and the City of Roanoke , coordinating the natural resource interests of the region by educating and providing technical assistance to the citizens within. The Board of Directors is made up of 10 members who meet on the fourth Monday of each month at Rocky Mount. Meetings are open to the public. Learn more at

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

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

Success through e-commerce

This session will cover: The variety of websites available, the possibilities of upgrading yours to better adapt to online sales and the estimated costs to achieve this; the different e-commerce platforms available and how to select 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 use data and marketing to maximize returns. Instructor: Cameron Nelson, Chief Digital Advisor, Virginia SBDC and CV SBDC.

Contact: Register at

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 favorite. Tech and Toast rotates between Blacksburg and Roanoke and begins with an hour of networking before the program begins. More details to come.

Where: Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members


Webinar: Building Credit 101: Tips for the Small Business Ownerr

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

Contact: Register at

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

Come see us and join the party! Lots of great food and drinks, a hole-in-one contest and lots of prizes and giveaways for everyone! Starts at 1:00 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just enjoying the good weather and friendliness of our tournament, we hope you’ll save the date and join us for this fun event. We have many sponsorships available, something for everyone’s budget. Volunteers are always needed. If you would like to help out at this event, please register on the registration page. It’ll be fun!

Where: Roanoke Country Club, 3360 Country Club Drive NW

Contact: Beth Bell, [email protected]

Leadership: 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 in all industries. The series emphasizes the unique gifts and strengths of women and provides tools for empowerment and success. The series launched in March and continues through December with a new topic each month. Lunch is provided. Register on the site:

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

Cost: $35 chamber members, $45 non-members

Franklin County (Virtual) Connections

This event provides a structured and supportive networking environment for chamber members. Each month a guest speaker presents vital information regarding the Franklin County business community. Participants receive chamber updates, meet and network with other members, and have the opportunity to share information about their business. Meeting ID and password available at

Contact: [email protected], 540-721-1203

Registration Deadline: Women’s Leadership Conference

The 2022 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference will take place on August 1. Art historian and attorney Amy Herman will once again be our keynote speaker and present her groundbreaking spin on problem solving that helps us find solutions to the problems we face every day. Places are limited and reservations are required. Payment is required before admission. Visit for more information or to register online.

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

When: Register before July 15! The event is August 1, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Cost: $120 chamber members, $169 non-members

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

Information about public events of interest to business people can be emailed to [email protected] The deadline for submission is two weeks before the event.

Jennifer C. Burleigh