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Chamber Roundup - January 2020

Now is a great time to join the Chamber!


If you’re a business owner looking to strengthening public awareness of your company and become an integral part of SML’s thriving professional community, we invite you to join the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

With more than 700 members, the SMLRCC provides a steady stream of networking and referral programs to support its mission to promote tourism and grow business. Some of the many year-round benefits of membership include:

  • Vast exposure in and out of market via our print and digital publications, popular website, email marketing and social media
  • Valuable business networking opportunities such as our monthly SML and Franklin County Connects meetings and Business After Hours
  • A variety of educational seminars and forums
  • Opportunities for participation and sponsorship in popular annual events such as the Business Expo, Chili Festival and Wine Festival

The SMLRCC is the largest business advocate in the region, and your membership signals to clients and potential customers your commitment to creating a positive economic impact at Smith Mountain Lake. Also, because we are a non-profit, your membership dues are completely tax deductible. 

Find out more at or contact Membership Director Christine Rizzio at 721-1203 or

ON SALE: Wine Festival merchandise


T-shirts and wine glasses from the 2019 SML Wine Festival are now on super sale at the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza. T-shirts are $5 each and available in multiple sizes. Glasses (rocking stemless style) are $1 each or $20 for a case of 36. The Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by!


Upcoming events


Jan. 31

Ribbon Cutting

11:30 a.m. at the Franklin County Family YMCA, Rocky Mount

Celebrate the addition of new equipment, including two new squat racks, a deadlift platform and bumper plates, as well as a new weightlifting class at 12:30. 


Feb. 12

Franklin County Connects

9-10 a.m. at The Franklin Center, Rocky Mount

Join us for business networking. There is no fee, and registration is not required. 


Feb. 20

Business After Hours

The 2020 SML Newcomer and Visitor Guide will be unveiled at this event sponsored by LeisureMedia360. 5-7 p.m. The Copper Kettle, 52 Firstwatch Drive, Moneta. 


Feb. 28-March 1

Southwest Virginia Boat Show at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. See and compare the latest boats and personal watercraft from every boat dealer at Smith Mountain Lake, plus explore products and services from participating vendors.


We’ve got hot deals!


Be sure and check out the Chamber’s “Hot Deals” page where area businesses advertise discounts, sales and coupons for a variety of products and services. Log on to


Welcome new Chamber members


Allstate Gillespie Agency

Blossman Gas

Community Foundation Serving West Virginia

Kim’s Kanine Akademy

Lisa Meier

Peachy Clean

Southlake Spa & Salt Room


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