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Upcoming events for the week of Aug. 1, 2021

Upcoming events for the week of Aug. 1, 2021

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

EGGS & ISSUES

Steve Fijalkowski with the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Craig Meadows will discuss “The State of Montgomery County.”

Where: The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Center, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg

When: 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Cost: $20 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce members, $30 nonmembers

Contact: www.montgomerycc.org to register

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

NARFE MEETING

Kathy Hayden, field representative for Rep. Ben Cline, R-Botetourt, and Gwen Mason, Roanoke office regional director for Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., will talk about legislation that supports veterans and federal employees and retirees.

Where: Roanoker Restaurant meeting room, 2522 Colonial Ave. S.W., Roanoke

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

Cost: $10-$14, order lunch from special menu

Contact: Mark Fisher, 772-0984

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10

BUSINESS SMART START

An introduction to owning your own business. Registration required.

Where: Roanoke Regional Chamber, 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke

When: 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $20

Contact: Register at www.roanokesmallbusiness.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

LEADERS OF CONSCIENCE: DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

This workshop designed for mid-level managers will provide an orientation to DEI key concerns and how to address and respond to issues in the workplace.

Where: Online via Zoom

When: 9 to 11 a.m.

Cost: $59

Contact: www.vtrc.vt.edu/leadership/dei.html

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES

Speaker Joe Carpenter, senior vice president of communications at the University of Texas Arlington.

Where: Webinar

When: Noon

Cost: Free Blue Ridge PRSA members and PRSSA students, $5 nonmembers

Contact: Register at www.prsa-blueridge.org

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea will review the city’s accomplishments over the past year and provide a look at upcoming city initiatives.

Where: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave. N.W., Roanoke

When: 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Cost: $27 Roanoke Regional Chamber members, $37 nonmembers

Contact: www.roanokechamber.org

NEW RIVER VALLEY SHRM

Mark Buehlman, a retired Army veteran and program/project manager, will talk about the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program, a free training and certification program to help employers implement best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans.

Where: Zoom

When: Noon

Cost: Free members, $10 guests

Contact: RSVP at https://nrv.shrm.org/forms/rsvp-august-2021-meeting

WANT YOUR EVENT LISTED? Information on public events of interest to businesspeople can be sent to Business News, The Roanoke Times, 201 Campbell Ave. S.W., Roanoke VA 24011; emailed to upcoming@roanoke.com; or faxed to 540-981-3346. Deadline for submissions is two weeks before the event. For more information, call Karen Belcher at 540-981-3340.

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Karen compiles Names and Changes and the Sunday business calendar. She also compiles the Sunday calendar and planners for the community publications. In addition, she takes care of the administrative side of things in the newsroom.

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