An introduction to owning your own business. Registration required.

Where: Roanoke Regional Chamber, 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke

When: 4 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $20

Contact: www.roanokesmallbusiness.com or 983-0717, ext. 223



Explore strategies for updating your employee handbook to minimize your liability and protect your organization. Speakers Michael Gardner, Woods Rogers PLC, and Stephen Burt, Healthcare Compliance Resources.

Where: Roanoke Higher Education Center, Room 408, 108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke

When: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $99


Hosted by Edward Jones financial adviser Chris Yeakel. Topic is “Are You Keeping Your Portfolio Too Close to Home?”

Where: Famous Anthony’s, 3737 Challenger Ave., Roanoke

When: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: RSVP to 344-3707


Topic: “Growth vs. Quality.” Reservations are required.

Where: Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Drive, Christiansburg

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $20 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce members, $40 nonmembers; after 5 p.m. Tuesday, $30 chamber members, $50 nonmembers


Sponsored by the Virginia Employment Commission. Featuring Southern States, Virginia Transformer Inc., Waffle House, Woodforest Bank, Workforce Unlimited.

Where: Virginia Career Works Roanoke Center, 3601 Thirlane Road N.W., Suite 2, Roanoke

When: 3 to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 676-3483 or roanoke@vec.virginia.gov


Network with peers in the technology community.

Where: Twin Creeks Brewing Co., 111 S. Pollard St., Vinton

When: 5 to 7 p.m

Cost: Free Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council members, $15 nonmembers

Contact: 443-9232, www.rbtc.tech


The Budd Group is hiring for positions in janitorial, landscape, maintenance, production and manufacturing and management/administration. Apply at www.buddgroup.com.

Where: Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Roanoke Jobs Campus, 2502 Melrose Ave. N.W., Suite B, Roanoke

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 581-0620, ext. 1107



Social media is a necessity in today’s communications plan. How do you stack up? What could you do to make taming the social media beast easier? Find out answers to these questions and more as you engage with a panel of experts.

Where: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke

When: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $35 PRSA members, $45 nonmembers, $25 PRSSA students



HopeTree Family Services provides Christian residential, educational and support services to at-risk children and youth, and to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Full-time and part-time positions are available in the residential program, developmental disabilities ministry program and the Academy. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes as on-site interviews will be conducted for qualified candidates.

Where: 860 Mount Vernon Lane, Salem

When: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free



Woman of the Year Program. The chapter will award an ABWA member and a community businesswoman the ABWA NRV Chapter Woman of the Year.

Where: Holiday Inn, 99 Bradley Drive, Christiansburg

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $14.25

Contact: RSVP to nancy@theorangebandana.com by June 17



Burt Thompson will talk about veterans.

Where: Holiday Inn, 99 Bradley Drive, Christiansburg

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free for SHRM premium members, $30 basic members and guests, $10 Virginia Tech and Radford University SHRM students



Dave Basham with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service will discuss Form I-9 and E-Verify.

Where: Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Drive, Roanoke

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $20 members, $25 nonmembers


“Creating a Family Love Letter” can help you give your family an important and lasting gift, all the vital information loved ones need to know in case of incapacity or death. Presented by The Myrias Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

Where: Hollins Library, 6624 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free, RSVP required

Contact: Sheryl Crawford, 769-0052 or sheryl.e.crawford@ampf.com



Guest speaker Monta Elkins, “hacker-in-chief” for FoxGuard Solutions, will present on “How to Treat Your ‘Hacker’.”

Where: FoxGuard Solutions, 2285 Prospect Drive, Christiansburg

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council members, $25 nonmembers, $5 students

Contact: https://rbtc.tech, 443-9232


Presented by Botetourt Chamber or Commerce. Networking and guest speakers.

Where: Ballast Point Brewery, 555 International Parkway, Daleville

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $20 Botetourt Chamber members, $30 nonmembers


Weekly meeting Kiwanis Club of Botetourt County

Meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Fridays at Greenfield Education and Training Center, Daleville. For information, call Tim Alderman at 353-4695.

Weekly meeting Kiwanis Club of Roanoke

Meets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Charter Hall in the Roanoke City Market Building, 32 Market Square S.E., Roanoke. For information, contact John Montgomery at 761-6751 or jmonty@cox.net.

Weekly meeting Rotary Club of Blacksburg

Meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Blacksburg Country Club. For information, email info@blacksburgrotary.org or visit blacksburgrotary.org.

Weekly meeting Christiansburg-Blacksburg Rotary Club

Meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Blacksburg Country Club. For information, contact Tom Shaver at 231-0101 or tshaver@vt.edu.

Weekly meeting Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley

Meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays at Holiday Inn-Tanglewood Elephant Walk restaurant. For information, email Frank Giannini, fgiannini@memberonefcu.com.

Weekly meeting Salem Kiwanis Club

Meets Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. at the Salem Civic Center. For information, contact Paul Dotson at 580-1970 or prdotson@comcast.net.

Weekly meeting Rotary Club of Salem

Meets Thursdays at noon at the Salem Civic Center. For information, visit http://rotaryclubofsalem.org or call Garry Norris at 989-7000.

Weekly meeting Kiwanis Club of Montgomery County-Blacksburg

Meets Thursdays at noon at Golden Corral, Christiansburg. For information, email Jerry Jones at gmjones@vt.edu.

Weekly meeting Radford Noon Rotary Club

Meets Wednesdays at noon at Best Western Radford Inn, 1501 Tyler Ave. For information, contact Mark Tapp at mark.a.tapp@ampf.com or 639-5153.

Weekly meeting Radford Rotary Club

Meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Kuhn Barnett Elementary School, 1509 Fourth St., Radford. For information, email Russell Churchill at russelljchurchill@gmail.com.

Weekly meeting Christiansburg Rotary Club

Meets every Friday at noon at the Holiday Inn Christiansburg. For information, contact Eric Johnsen at eric@ericjohnsen.net or 818-6618.

Weekly meeting Rotary Club of Glenvar

Meets every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the private dining room of Richfield Retirement’s Recovery and Care Center. For information, email Meg Hibbert at mhibbertdawgs@comcast.net or see the Glenvar Rotary Facebook page.

Weekly meeting Big Lick Breakfast Club

Meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at The Roanoker Restaurant. For information, contact Bob Bersch, 774-0044 or hoolaw@aol.com.

Weekly meeting Rotary Club of Floyd

Meets every Wednesday at noon at the Floyd Country Store. For more information, contact Karen Grosshans at 239-0375 or karingrosshans@gmail.com.

Weekly meeting Roanoke Real Estate Education Group

Meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Jersey Lily’s in Salem. For more information, contact 989-8737 or hastow@aol.com.

Biweekly meeting Rotary Club of Roanoke Downtown

Meets at noon on the first and third Wednesdays at the Shenandoah Club, 24 Franklin Road, Roanoke. Visit www.roanokedowntown.org or call Lee Clark at 777-7655 for more information.

Biweekly meeting Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake

Meets at 7:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at The Westlake Golf and Country Club in Hardy. For information, contact George Morrison at 576-1217 or gmorrisonups@aol.com.

Biweekly meeting Rotary Club of the Blue Ridge New Generation

Meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every first, third and fifth (if applicable) Wednesday at the Roanoke Symphony Green Room in downtown Roanoke. For more information, call Brad Crouch at 759-1889.

Biweekly meeting Valley Easy Speakers Toastmasters

Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays at the Salem Library. Contact us prior to attending at https://easy-speak.org/portal.php?page=7654.

Biweekly meeting Talk of the Town Toastmasters

Meets the first and third Fridays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke. For information, contact Robert Turcotte at 537-3218 or rturcotte@entre-roanoke.com.

Biweekly meeting Roanoke Toastmasters

Meets the second and fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Church of the Holy Spirit, 6011 Merriman Road, Roanoke. For information, email the club at membershiproatm@gmail.com or prroatm@gmail.com.

Biweekly meeting Blue Hills Toastmasters

Meets noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays at the Roanoke fire station at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road, third floor. For information, contact Kristin Musser at 239-4690 or kristinmusser@aol.com.

Biweekly meeting Edgewood Lions Club

Meets the first and third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at Jersey Lily’s, 1650 Braeburn Drive, Salem. For information, contact Tammie Brightwell at 314-0312 or lionva@verizon.net.

Biweekly meeting GE Salem Toastmasters

Meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesdays at the GE plant in Salem. For information, email patrice.freeland@ge.com.

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