The Regional Chamber launches a new directory of businesses owned by women belonging to minorities

The Roanoke Regional Partnership will create a new online directory focused on women and minority-owned businesses, a resource it hopes to launch within the next month. it’s free and you don’t have to be a chamber Joyce Waugh is the president and CEO of the chamber. Colors Virginia magazine publisher Robert Jeffrey Jr. — also a new member of the Roanoke City Council — is partnering with the virtual directory. It’s free and you don’t need to be a Chamber member. Joyce Waugh is the President and CEO of the Chamber:

(press release) The Roanoke Regional Chamber has announced plans to create a new business directory highlighting minority and women-owned businesses in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The directory will be available on the Chamber’s website in March, organizing businesses by service or industry category. (See link below to submit information)

“This directory will provide greater visibility to the diverse businesses in our community, promote fair economic opportunity, and help break down barriers for minority and women-owned businesses,” said Joyce Waugh, President and CEO. of the leadership of the Roanoke Regional Chamber.

No fees will be charged to eligible businesses for listing in the new directory. If a company is also a member of the Chamber, it will receive a unique identifier. Robert Jeffrey Jr., owner of Jeffrey Media and publisher of ColorsVA magazine, has joined the Chamber on this important and timely initiative. “The purpose of creating the database for minority and women-owned businesses is to build exposure and relationships with the business community at large in order to generate economic development and prosperity in our neighborhoods. With the negative impact of Covid-19 on our community, it is important to promote these services to help jump-start economic development in our region,” said Jeffrey Jr.

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