Our Story

We educate, advocate and facilitate.

As the premier business resource hub in Botetourt County, we offer innovative programming and networking opportunities, a strong voice for issues that affect business locally and regionally, and are a reliable, collaborative strategic partner ensuring economic growth and prosperity for businesses in our footprint.

We were founded in 1945.  Large industrial facilities and locally owned service and retail businesses are part of our thriving business community.

Our five core areas of focus are Business Growth, Business Advocacy, Economic Development, Education & Workforce Development, and Community.

Annual Scholarship 

In support of our workforce of tomorrow, the Chamber each year awards three scholarships to graduating seniors: one each from James River and Lord Botetourt High Schools and at the Botetourt Technical Education Center. Each recipient will receive a $750 scholarship paid directly to the institution they are attending at the beginning of the school year.

To be considered the applicant must be graduating in the spring of 2019, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, participated in school and community activities, possess two letters of recommendation and plan on attending an accredited institution.

Education and Workforce Development is one of the Chamber’s five areas of focus and we are pleased to have Lawrence Companies as the Vision Partner for this domain. The Chamber supports the educational development of the County’s workforce involving businesses at all levels of education. Building the talent supply pipeline by working with public schools K-12, local colleges and institutions of higher education ensures that students are able to graduate with the skills that employers are looking for in the next generation of new hires.

Click here to view the 2019 scholarship application. BCCOC Scholarship Application 2019 (1)