Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce to hold 83rd Annual Gala    


The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 83rd Annual Gala on Friday, March 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

This event is open to anyone and is not your typical annual dinner.  Mingle with fellow attendees with a cash bar beginning at 6:00 p.m.  A three-course dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. and includes a Burgundy Poached Pear Salad; Beef Tenderloin & Chicken Marsala with garlic whipped potatoes, broccoli with parmesan cheese, and roasted pepper; and a dessert and coffee bar.

The highlight of the night will include awards for Educator of the Year and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Roanoke County and Salem, respectively; Chamber Ambassador of the Year; the Judy Griesenbrock Volunteer of the Year; and Citizen of the Year.

Attendees will be able to dance the night away to one of the hottest event bands, the “A-Town, A List” from Atlanta, GA.  They will perform nonstop for two hours after dinner.  Their music spans every generation and they have performed alongside Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and the Black-Eyed Peas to name a few.

Tickets are $85 per person and are available via the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce website: ( or by calling 540-387-0267.  A portion of the event proceeds will be used for scholarships for high school students and mid-level career professionals in the Salem and Roanoke County area.

The title sponsor is Aetna.  Media sponsors are: WSLS10, WSLQ-Q99FM, and WFIR News Talk Radio. Other sponsors are: LewisGale Regional Health System, Freedom First, Business Solutions, Cox Communications, Yokohama, Appalachian Power, the Salem Civic Center, Sherwood Memorial Park, and Consolidated Construction Services, Inc.

-Submitted by Jill Sluss

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