Question of the Week: Can you provide an update on the Valleydale project?

The City of Salem is investing $50 million in a venture to transform the old Valleydale Meat Packing and Processing plant into more than 300 upscale apartments with a variety of resort-style amenities. The Valleydale property is located on the corner of Indiana and 8th streets less than a half mile from the Salem Civic Center, Kiwanis Field, and the Rotary Dog Park.

Salem, Economic Development Director, Tommy Miller, shared that demolition on the project is moving along as scheduled. Most of the exterior walls have been removed. The site permit is expected by the end of February and footers are targeted for early spring. The interior design plans and finishes are currently being finalized. The first building is scheduled to be completed by June 2024.

Please keep the questions coming for future ‘Monday Message’ newsletters ‘Question of the Week

Meet & Greet with our Congressmen

As part of our Business Advocacy Series, this Friday we will have an informal meet and greet with US House of Representatives. Cline represents the 6th congressional district, Griffith 9th district. This breakfast meeting will take place in the community room of WDBJ at 8 AM this Friday, February 17th.

Space is limited and seats are filling up. Register today by clicking on the “Register” button at the top of this email. This is an opportunity to have face time with key legislators that represent you and your business interests. Don’t miss this opportunity!


S-RCC is Growing!!!

Welcome to the following new members:

                        • Center in the Square
                        • Veterans Events & Training, LLC
                        • The Meridian Group Wealth Management
                        • Cuisine Kreyol
                        • Humana
                        • Mary Kay
                        • D Hayes Company, LLC
                        • MKB Realtors
                        • Fully Engaged Business Consulting
                        • Lawrence Companies

In addition to all of these new members, we also have two Roanoke College seniors interning at the Chamber. Welcome, Brenna Valle and Vanessa Brown!


Northpoint Insurance Advisors Ribbon-Cutting Event!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Northpoint Insurance Advisors last Wednesday at their Ribbon-Cutting event! We enjoyed the delicious sweets and heartwarming hot chocolate, but we especially enjoyed everyone coming out to support such an amazing local business! We look forward to seeing who won the Valentine’s Day Raffle!