Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our non-profit Member of the Month for May 2017 – Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce!
Based in Christiansburg, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is proud to serve Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Montgomery County. The Chamber promotes economic development, fosters cooperation among communities, governments, institutions and Chamber members, works towards a better quality of life for Montgomery County residents. The Chamber is a member-based organization with more than 600 members representing thousands of employees in the New River Valley. The Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of Montgomery County’s key business and community leaders.
Another way the Chamber supports is with the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This foundation supports the public education system in Montgomery County by awarding scholarships to students graduating from a Montgomery County high school who will attend Virginia Tech or New River Community College. The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Foundation also recognizes the hard work of our teachers with the Teacher of the Year award. This award is given annually to a teacher recognized by MCPS. In conjunction with Teacher of the Year, 19 additional educators are selected by MCPS and recognized by the Chamber with a gift certificate for their classrooms. In 2017 the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Foundation included early childhood education by celebrating an early childhood educator chosen by Alliance for Better Childcare Strategies.
Another way the Chamber works to serve is with our monthly programming and annual events. Below is an outline of each program and event:
- Eggs & Issues: Offers members a chance to engage in conversation with local, regional and state experts, typically an issue with community-wide concern. June’s topic will be Recruitment and Retention Efforts. This program is $20 for members and $40 for non-members.
- Business@Lunch: Offers members a chance to learn and grown on business related topics. June’s Business@Lunch will focus on employee development. This program is $20 for members and $40 for non-members.
Business After Hours: This program is a monthly networking opportunity that is free and open to all.
March: Women in Leadership Conference
June: Bocce Ball Tournament
September: Golf Tournament
November: Business Expo (B2B Opportunity)
December: Annual Meeting
If you’d like to become a member of the Chamber, please contact us at 540-382-3020, check out our website or stop by our office at 1520 N. Franklin Street, Christiansburg to learn more.