Upcoming events for the week of February 13, 2022 | Business premises

Workshops on management fundamentals: Workshop 3 – Engage your team

Roanoke Valley SHRM presents a series of three workshops where we will explore the successful elements of managing people within your organization. Our third workshop, Engaging Your Team, will focus on leveraging your team’s strengths for success. All workshops will take place via Zoom. The day before the session, a link will be sent to the email that was given during registration.

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact: Register at rvshrm.shrm.org/events/2022; email [email protected]

RAMP application deadline

The RAMP Regional Accelerator is seeking applications for our Spring 2022 cohort. We are looking for healthcare and life sciences start-ups with scalability and coachable entrepreneurs who want to do the work. RAMP will select up to five companies for the 13-week cohort which offers mentorship, free office space, access to venture capital and more. The start date for the tentative cohort is March 14.

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Or: https://ramprb.com

When: Closing of applications on February 15

American Association of Businesswomen, NRV Express Chapter, February Luncheon Meeting

RSVP by Monday, February 14! Join us for our monthly luncheon where our guest speaker Dana Hurt will help us explore the importance of friendships and the three elements necessary for a meaningful relationship.

Or: Holiday Inn Christiansburg-Blacksburg, 99 Bradley Drive, Christiansburg

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

Contact: Terri Welch, [email protected]

Webinar – Chamber Member Benefits Online Training

The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce invites members to take advantage of your online benefits and advertising opportunities on the chamber’s website. Learn how to incorporate your company logo and make your business more attractive. Brought to you by Internet Marketing Consultant Michelle Bursch. Register at business.bedfordareachamber.com by clicking on the event link.

Cost: Free (members of the chamber)

Contact: 540-586-9401, [email protected]

New River Valley Chapter, Society for Human Resource Management

The topic of our February meeting will be “Pay Equity: Responding to Changing Demands and Becoming Who Your Organization Wants to Be”. Please register in advance.

Cost: Membership; $10 guest registration

Contact: Register at https://nrv.shrm.org

Business in the time of COVID

Join the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocacy Committee for the first in a series of Business Breakfasts: Business in the Time of COVID. Employers in the region will hear helpful tips for dispelling misinformation, best practices for managing exemptions and tracking COVID vaccination cards, and business law related to mandates and vaccinations, in addition to updates on current trends in infection, testing and vaccination. The panel of speakers will include Dr. Muddasar N. Chaudry, MD, LewisGale Medical Center; Michael P. Gardner and R. Patrick Bolling, Directors, Labor and Employment Practice Team; Katie Jones, health readiness coordinator, Army Reserve; and Alex Watkins, Outreach Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health. Register in advance at http://www.s-rcchamber.org.

Or: Salem Civic Center

Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members

Contact: Beth Bell, [email protected]

Prioritize the Backlog:

Prioritizing a Scrum team’s backlog is often oversimplified because the product owner is “just making value-based choices.” But how do you do that? What if my order book is full of hard to compare apples and oranges and I need both? What if my stakeholders can’t agree on what’s important? Let’s discuss the nuts and bolts of agile prioritization, and maybe we can deal with a few dirty secrets along the way. Presented by Dr. Patrick McConnell, Vice President of Agile Services at NextUp Solutions and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Sponsored by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Register by going to www.montgomerycc.org and clicking the link in the calendar of events.

Video Development – How to Develop and Stream a Video

The Noon Knowledge Webinar Series is a free professional development program presented by Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, City of Abingdon, and Virginia Community Capital. It is designed for all entrepreneurs and professionals interested in developing skills in various fields. Sessions usually last 60 to 90 minutes. Bring your lunch and join us in delivering practical, inspiring and interactive webinars. This session will be presented by The Leverage Group. Learn more at vacommunitycapital.org.

Networking Breakfast Series: Women of the Chamber

With Dr. Alice Kassens, Professor of Economics at Roanoke College.

Or: Roanoke College Colket Center

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

Cost: $35 members, $55 future members

Contact: 540-983-0700, [email protected]

The Botetourt Young Professionals Group is for anyone who works, lives, or wants to connect in Botetourt County. We strive to bring young professionals together so that we can learn, grow, and reach our full potential as future leaders in our region, as well as give back to our community through acts of service. People of all professions and ages are welcome to attend our events and activities.

Or: 1772 Rooftop on Main, Fincastle

Cost: No charges; dutch treat

Contact: Kaleigh Duffy, [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.

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

Contact: [email protected]

Our waterways with the Roanoke River project

The second in the Clean Valley Council’s Star City Sustainability Society lecture series features Rachel Pence, host of Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring. These free talks take place on the fourth Thursday of each month and will feature different sustainability professionals speaking on topics related to their expertise. More information about the series and future presenters can be found at https://cleanvalley.org/scss.

Or: Clean Valley Council Office, Grandin CoLab, 1327 Grandin Road, Roanoke

Contact: [email protected]

City State Address

RSVP by March 3! Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The program, including Mayor Brad Grose’s speech, begins at 8 a.m. Hosted by the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Or: Vinton War Memorial, 814 Washington Ave, Vinton

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Contact: 540-343-1364 or [email protected]

Gentry Locke Labor & Employment Symposium: Don’t Leave HR to Chance!

Topics include: New Virginia’s employment law landscape; gas lighting in the workplace; Implicit bias and its effect on corporate culture, recruitment and retention; workplace investigations and liability risk reduction; FMLA & ADA, DOL, EEOC and NLRB; Cybersecurity, and more! Continuing education credits available. Register at: www.gentrylocke.com/hr2022.

Or: The Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center

When: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $220 until Monday, February 14; $250 thereafter

Contact: Kathleen Lordan, [email protected]

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.

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