Business Resources

Below, you will be able to find information for businesses in various topics, including:

Management


Submitted by Wayne Strickland, Executive Director
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

Virginia Employment Commission – www.vec.virginia.gov/vecportal

Western Virginia Workforce Development Board -
westernvaworkforce.com

Virginia Western Community College Workforce Development – www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties – www.vtip.org

Roanoke College’s The Management Institute – roanoke.edu/academics/academic_departments/business_and_economics/business/the_management_institute.htm

Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council – www.thetechnologycouncil.com

Virginia Economic Development Partnership – www.yesvirginia.org

Roanoke Regional Partnership – www.roanoke.org

Salem Department of Planning and Development – www.salemva.gov/depts/planning

Roanoke County Department of Economic Development – www.yesroanoke.com

City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development – www.roanokeva.gov/WebMgmt/ywbase61b.nsf/CurrentBaseLink/N254FPNB939LBASEN

TAP Business Seed Capital – www.tapintohope.org/programs/seed.html

SCORE – scoreroanokeva.org

Virginia Department of Business Assistance – www.dba.state.va.us

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority – www.dba.state.va.us/financing_business.shtml

Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center – www.roanokechamber.org/small_business_services

U.S. Small Business Administration – www.sba.gov

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission – www.rvarc.org

Environmental Safety and Security


Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – Protects the environment of Virginia in order to promote the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
www.deq.state.va.us/

Energy Star – A government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
www.energystar.gov

OSHA – www.OSHA.gov

Environmental Quality Management Inc. (EQ – EQM) – www.eqm.com

Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore: Charles L. Williams, Jr. – www.gentrylocke.com/williams

Froehling & Robertson Inc. – www.fandr.com

The Environmental Directory – environmental-dir.com/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – www.epa.gov

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov/

Education and Training

Submitted by Donna Tatum, Executive Recruiter
The Renick Group

Conflict Resolution Center
540-342-2063 x 303
www.conflictresolutioncenter.us

Dale Carnegie
804-270-0020
www.va.dalecarnegie.com

Goodwill Industries of the Valley Job Campus
540-581-0620
www.goodwill-the-valleys.com

Advantage Resource Group
540-774-9705
www.advantageresgroup.com

Cogden & Associates
540-772-1385
www.dcodgen.com

Western Va Workforce Development Board
540-767-6149
www.westernvaworkforce.com

Titan America – www.titanhr.com

American National University
Ron Bradbury, Campus Director
1813 E. Main St.
Salem, VA 24153
540-986-1800
http://www.an.edu/

ITT Technical Institute
2159 Apperson Drive
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-989-2500
Fax: 540-989-2550
www.itt-tech.edu

Averett University
Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 N. Jefferson Street
Phone: 540-767-6040
Fax: 540-767-6041
www.averett.edu

Virginia Western Community College – Main Campus
P. O. Box 14007
Roanoke, VA 24038-4007
Fishburn Hall – Ground Floor
3093 Colonial Avenue
Phone: 540-857-6076
Fax: 540-857-7386
www.virginiawestern.edu/

Skyline College
5234 Airport Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: 540-563-8000
Fax: 540-362-5400
www.skyline.edu/

Roanoke County Library – Offers low cost training to the public and has a number of courses for new computer users.
www.roanokecountyva.gov

Roanoke County Parks and Recreation – courses cover basic computer terminology, use of a mouse, how to create and save files to a disk, and practice using Microsoft Windows and the Internet.
www.roanokecountyva.gov/index.aspx?NID=81

Roanoke County Schools Adult Education – Courses offered include Spanish, GED preparation, trade and industry, and ESL.
Burton Center
1758 Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
540-562-3422
www.rcs.k12.va.us/adulted

Roanoke Higher Education Center – Several degree options in addition to customized training for business and industry.
www.education.edu

Management and Professional Development, Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech – We custom design training and development programs for supervisory level through executive levels in organizations around the world. Our focus is on productivity gains for organizations; not knowledge for the sake of knowledge. We can work with corporate training departments to conduct training program audits, design programs and deliver programs when needed. Our programs are all researched based but application oriented. Participants can immediately apply concepts for a fast return on investment of training and development. Our span of offerings is across the business spectrum: accounting and information systems, business information systems, finance, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing with multiple research centers which can provide services as well.
www.pamplin.vt.edu

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153
540-375-2282
www.roanoke.edu

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