Established in 1890, the Roanoke Regional Chamber remains dedicated to serving approximately 1,200 members by working to create an environment that's good for your business and its bottom line. View our member directory. The Chamber's mission is to serve the interests of our members by providing leadership, advocacy, and action that will help the Roanoke Region achieve its potential as a desirable place to live, work, and visit. The program of work is driven by our members' needs and concerns - member companies range from one employee to more than 9,000. The focus is regional because it best represents where our members do business - membership comes from more than 40 localities in Virginia. And the programs and services of the Roanoke Regional Chamber are as far-reaching and diverse as the membership. What does the Chamber do for you? Advocacy • Networking • Information • Business Assistance Clout. The Public Policy division acts on behalf of your legislative interests to help create an environment that contributes to your growth and success. You worry about your business while we work with local, state, and federal governments to protect it. Better Connections. Networking is the most basic of Chamber benefits. You can meet decision makers from across the region at 100 annual programs, events, and meetings. As a member of the Roanoke Regional Chamber, your circle of influence is 1,200 businesses larger. More Business. The Roanoke Regional Chamber is the 4-1-1 for business. Chamber members receive 120,000 referrals every year. Credibility. Your commitment to the region is demonstrated by your membership in its largest, most influential business organization. The Chamber membership sticker in your window sends a positive message about your business. Extra Exposure. Chamber members have exclusive opportunities to spread the word about their business through sponsorships, advertising, and free news briefs in the Chamber e-newsletter and business magazine. Your message reaches the premier business audience in the Roanoke Region. Information. Publications, e-mails, surveys, and gatherings help you gain valuable information on business, regional issues, and Chamber activities. You’re alerted to issues that deserve your attention and you have the opportunity to be heard on decisions affecting your business.