Fostering a culture of community for business prosperity and personal enrichment

As a Chamber, we’ve been collaborating, building friendships, hosting community events, and helping business owners thrive since 1934. Our history as the center of community goes back a lot further than that.

Create • Promote • Develop • Support

Long before the Chamber came to occupy the Carriage House adjacent to the former Cooper Mansion, this spot was a central gathering place for the residents of Salem. Built in 1903 on a 110-acre tract by coal operator Thomas Cooper, the mansion was a community centerpiece. Not only was it admired for its beauty and size, but the Coopers were adored for welcoming all area residents to enjoy their home as a gathering place.

After Cooper died, his 18-room former residence was used for community meetings until it was destroyed by fire in 1968. There’s a long legacy of this spot, which now includes a children’s playground, as being a place where people felt welcome, appreciated, and connected to each other.

Today, the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce remains a friendly, hospitable, and inclusive example of businesses supporting each other and the community. Membership is affordable. The benefits gained from participation are considerable. Come find out why this little Chamber has such a big impact on our area businesses and the communities they call home.

On behalf of the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we are very pleased to share that we have hired Amanda Livingston as the new Executive Director!  Amanda brings the competencies and values we need to support the organization and the needs of our members.
Amanda graduated from the University of Rhode Island, where she studied Communications.  After graduation, she began her career with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc.  Amanda worked for the national franchise for over 20 years, and finished her time there as a Divisional Vice President over franchise territory sales across the Southeast Division.  She then began working in real estate sales for a development company in South Carolina before relocating to Virginia.  Amanda lives in the Cave Spring area of Roanoke County with her husband, Ken Delp, and their blended family.  She is eager to support the members of our Chamber, promote local businesses and economic growth, and serve the communities of Salem and Roanoke County!
We are excited to have Amanda leading our Chamber, and look forward to each of you having an opportunity to meet her over the next few months!

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