Become A Member

Why Join?

Southwest Virginia’s most welcoming business resource for those who appreciate community

Are you a business owner or leader seeking a team that wants to help you succeed? The 400+ members of the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce support each other and the communities where they live and work. Our members take the time to get acquainted because they want to learn how to best help one another.
Whether it’s immediate access to Board members and staff, or cheering you on at ribbon cuttings or your other events, you can expect members to support you. The people who make this Chamber great do so because they care.

If you’re focused on neighborhoods, we’re there too. Whether it’s promoting Main Street or fostering social gatherings through our various family-oriented events, you’ll see us organizing and supporting an array of activities.

Sure, we have traditional networking and educational events, but what makes us so different is our culture. Want to talk to the Board President? He’ll answer your phone call or email. Need some input on how to best promote your business? Our Executive Director is here to serve you.

With so many different business organizations in our community, it can be tough to decide which ones are best for you. If collaborating with people who listen and share from the top on down sounds appealing, you’ll enjoy unexpected benefits as a member of the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce.

Increase your visibility in the community

As a new member of the Chamber, you may be listed in the Chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on Facebook, and can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other Chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the Chamber and sponsoring events.

Membership brings credibility to your business

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a chamber of commerce. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.

Promotion and publicity

With a Chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.

Create networking opportunities

Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.

Chamber events and programs

Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients, and vendors.

Make business contacts

The Chamber’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The Chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.

Acquire customer referrals

Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, and chamber members typically recommend members.

Receive Chamber newsletters

Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar, and details about up-and-coming Chamber events.