Monday, Jan. 3, 2022
Registration deadline — The Business of Brewing
This five-day class is designed for brewers, entrepreneurs and connoisseurs who wish to understand the essentials of opening a craft brewery. Registration limited to 15 participants. Go to https://www.cpe.vt.edu/beer/registration.html.
Where: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
When: Event is Jan 17-21
Contact: 540-231-5182 or Robyn Smyth, email@example.com
Tuesday, Jan. 4
Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Check-In
Start your week with networking, finding solutions to challenges and connecting to additional resources, then stick around for networking and chamber updates. Members and prospective members may attend (only members can present to the group).
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Where: Via Zoom
When: 9 to 10 a.m.
Contact: Beth Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Jan. 6
Eggs & Issues
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce welcomes speaker Vince Barnett, vice president of business development for VEDP. Space is limited; reservations are required.
Where: Warm Hearth Village, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg
When: 8 to 9 a.m.
Cost: $25 Chamber members, $35 nonmembers
Contact: email@example.com or 540-382-3020
Friday, Jan. 7
NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees)
Speaker Debbie Fisk, from the Virginia Federation of NARFE, is the VFN State Legislative Chair and will give information about the 2022 VFN Legislative Plan. All are welcome.
Where: Roanoker Restaurant Meeting Room, 2522 Colonial Ave. SW, Roanoke
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $10-14 (order lunch from special menu)
Contact: Mark Fisher, 772-0984
Monday, Jan. 10
SBDC’s Marketing Monday: Grow Your Business With Digital Marketing
Learn about the basics of digital marketing, including social media, email marketing, paid ads, SEO, affiliate marketing, and how to use analytics to measure your success.
When: Noon to 1 p.m.
Contact: Go to https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/events
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Tune-In Tuesday Webinar
On the second Tuesday of each month, join the National Society for Human Resource Management for fresh perspectives from leading experts, curated news you can use, and solution-based insights focused on all things work. Learn more at the New River Valley Chapter SHRM website.
When: 2 to 3 p.m.
Contact: You can access this event from this link; https://tuneintuesdays.shrm.org/
Wednesday , Jan. 12
(Virtual) Franklin County Connects
This event provides a structured and supportive networking environment for SML Chamber members. Each month a guest speaker presents vital info regarding the Franklin County business community. Attendees receive Chamber updates, meet and network with other members and have an opportunity to share information about their business.
When: 9 to 10 a.m.
Contact: Meeting id and password available at business.visitsmithmountainlake.com/events
Webinar: Key Elements of a Business Plan
Bring your lunch and join Virginia Community Capital for one of their practical, inspiring and interactive webinars. Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes. VCC’s Noon Knowledge series is a free professional development program presented by the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Community Capital, and the Town of Abingdon. It is designed for all entrepreneurs and professionals interested in building skills in a variety of areas.
Contact: Register at vacommunitycapital.org
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Management Essentials Workshops: Managing 101
Roanoke Valley SHRM is presenting a series of three workshops where we will explore the successful elements of managing the people within your organization. Our first workshop, Managing 101, will focus on setting and managing goals, priorities and tasks. All workshops will take place via Zoom. The day before the session, a link will be sent to the email that was given at registration. Future workshops will be offered Feb. 2 and Feb. 15.
Where: Via Zoom
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $169 per workshop
Thursday, Jan. 20
Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 132nd Annual Meeting of the Membership
One of the region’s largest gatherings of executives, elected officials, business owners, and civic leaders across Virginia’s Blue Ridge. This event attracts the “who’s who” of Virginia’s Blue Ridge, providing attendees with high-level networking opportunities.
Where: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $95/person or $900/table of eight
Contact: Register at roanokechamber.org
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