The President’s Message (July-August 2009)
You might be asking yourself, “WHAT’S GONG ON IN TOWN? Well while the economy still seems to struggle there are some real bright spots that I thought you might be interested in knowing about. Roanoke has been blessed with some new businesses. We have Ginny Etter Meeks new shop called GEMS located on main street next to Village Inn (in the old Joseph Decuis boardroom) with the new Red Chair Gallery operated by Tom Teague next door and Laura Wilson opening La Dolce Vita next door to Main Street Signs owned by Lana Hoffman, there is Rescued Relics on 1st street behind Zent Commons, Carroll Furniture is now handling Amish handmade furniture and accessories and a local hometown girl Kim and friend Mandy are opening Sweet Sensations on 2nd street in the old Subway building on August 15th. Let’s not forget the new Corner Resale on the end of the Nick’s Junction building.
In addition, we got the good news that after shutting down all summer, the GM plant has been selected as the truck plant they are keeping open after the bankruptcy. The shutdown will require retooling. So please continue contact form and post your notes.
We continue to diligently pursue finding new businesses to fill open offices and new locations that are on the horizon and I continue to encourage you to do business with your fellow local businesses, many of which do an awful lot to support this town and its residents.
As I have said before. there are many other happenings in town and we will continue to strive to keep you up to date on them, check the discoverroanoke.org website regularly for updates.
My best regards to you,
President, Roanoke Chamber of Commerce