TUESDAY, OCT. 12
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.
Contact: Register at www.roanokesmallbusiness.com
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13
VIRGINIA VALUES VETERANS (V3) PROGRAM
Employer training event on nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining military job seekers and military spouses.
Where: South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: Register at https://bit.ly/V3TrainOct21
THURSDAY, OCT. 14
BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNICATIONS DURING COVID OR OTHER LONG TERM SITUATIONS
Speaker Chris Turnbull, senior director of corporate communications and operational continuity at Carilion Clinic.
Cost: Free Blue Ridge PRSA members and PRSSA students, $5 nonmembers
Contact: Register at www.prsa-blueridge.org
MULTI-EMPLOYER HIRING EVENT
Twenty employers will be available to discuss open positions.
Where: Virginia Career Works, 3601 Thirlane Road, Suite 2, Roanoke
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 15
OSHA 7210: PANDEMIC ILLNESS PREPAREDNESS
This course covers recognizing hazards and risks associated with a pandemic influenza event and developing strategies to assist a business, community, or family with realistic preparation for a pandemic event.
Where: Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke
When: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Registration material at chesapeakesc.org or call 800-875-4770
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE BUSINESS EXPO
More than 100 area businesses will showcase products and services from a wide variety of industries related to home, business and life.
Where: Eastlake Community Church, 1201 Timberwood Lane, Moneta
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Contact: Erin Stanley, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20
WOTECH FORUM: MORNING JOLT WITH WOTECH
Join your village of women in technology for a morning jolt of real talk.
When: 8 to 8:45 a.m.
Contact: Register at www.rbtc.tech, 443-9232
AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Guest speaker Ellen Dalton-Ward, the women’s health navigator for Carilion New River Valley Medical Center Mammography Department.
Where: Holiday Inn, 99 Bradley Drive, Christiansburg
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: RSVP to Terri Welch at email@example.com by noon on Oct. 18
THURSDAY, OCT. 21
ROADMAP TO RECOVERY SUMMIT
Hear from thought leaders in the marketing, legal, manufacturing and services industries as they provide insights designed to encourage attendees to shift their mindset, tools and processes. The Summit will provide attendees with the chance to meet and mingle with decision-makers in the region while helping their businesses adjust to our changing global economy.
Where: Roanoke College Colket Center, 221 College Lane, Salem
When: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $35 Roanoke Regional Chamber members, $70 nonmembers
NEW RIVER VALLEY SHRM
Yvonne Thayer, an experienced trainer, group facilitator and strategic planner as well as project developer, will talk about “Staying Employed and Employable in this Decade.”
Cost: Free members, $10 guests
Contact: RSVP at https://nrv.shrm.org/forms/rsvp-october-2021-meeting
BOTETOURT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER
Guest speaker Brigadier General Gregory Otey will talk about “Great Leadership.”
Where: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave. N.E., Roanoke
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $80 Botetourt Chamber members, $90 nonmembers
Contact: www.botetourtchamber.com for required registration
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.