You provide the goals – we provide the information, education, motivation and inspiration to help you reach them!  Sign up now for Business Builders I or II, NRV or Lynchburg Synergy groups!  You must register before October 31, 2010 to receive the current pricing and payment allowances offered.  There are seats available in each of the groups, but they are filling fast.  Go to for more information.


A sell out event in the perfect venue with fantastic speakers and a flawless AV production!  Couldn’t get any better than that.  What a celebration to see nearly 20 people involved in a production that was executed with brilliance and talent!  The speakers ignited the entreprenuerial spirit of small business owners that can achieve anything they set their mind to.  They can move mountains and they learned today that it takes each of us to make all of us, so they better find some Tontos!

2010 Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards

We conducted interviews with the nominees who are all outstanding business leaders in their category here in the region.

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Big Award Winners at Roanoke Regional Dinner

Have to send a big shout out to all of the big winners at the Roanoke Regional Chamber 24th Annual Small Business Awards held tonight, October 5, 2010 at the Hotel Roanoke.

I’ll start with the Synergy participants that WON!

All Star Impressions
Eric Danielsen

SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties
Brenda Giles, Marketing and Sales Director
Business-To-Consumer Services

Dr. Garrett Thompson
Thompson Family Chiropractic
Small Business Veteran of the Year

Synergy Participants that were nominated:

Jeff Sharpe, Owner
Construction/Real Estate

In the Business To Consumer Category there were two nominees-

Atlantic Bay Mortgage
David Henry

Crowning Touch Senior Moving Services
Linda Balentine

Congratulations to Magnets USA that won for Business To Business Services and won the overall SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR!

Other winners included:
Breakell, Inc. for Construction/Real Estate
chocolatepaper for Wholesale/Retail
The Mennel Milling Company of Virginia for Manufacturing
HyperGen, Inc. for Technology
Lanford Brothers Company, Inc. for Legacy
Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc. for Not-For-Profit, Arts & Culture
The Resue Mission of Roanoke for Not-For-Profit, Health & Human Services

Check out to see some of nominees and winners who got interviewed before the winners were announced!