Networking Opportunities

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business association of over 1,100 Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg based businesses.  The Chamber hosts numerous events for its members throughout the year, including its monthly "Business after Hours" networking mixers.

To view all upcoming Chamber events, visit its website at

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) is a non-profit member-driven association of businesses and organizations in the greater , working together to promote the growth and success of the region's technology sector. Its membership includes more than 200 organizations from the smallest, emerging technology firms to some of the largest employers in the region. The RBTC is building a technology community that is a catalyst for innovation, inspiration, success, and leadership within our region.

RBTC host numerous events a year for its members, including:

  • Technology & Toast - A monthly meeting of RBTC members. It's an opportunity to meet other regional technology leaders to exchange ideas and information to help grow your business!
  • TechNite Awards Banquet - An annual celebration of the region’s technology community. The evening is highlighted with an awards ceremony, where leaders will be recognized in five categories: Rising Star, Entrepreneur, NewVa Leadership, Innovation, and Educator.
  • Fall Membership Gala - An annual celebration of the region's technology community providing the opportunity to network with more than 300 leaders in business and innovation.

'Up on the Roof' Creative Professionals' MixerUp on The Roof - Blacksburg's Premier Creative Professional's mixer. This event is designed to bring fun locals, grad students and professionals from the New River Valley together for the purposes of socializing and networking. Up on the Roof meets on the last Thursday of every month - April through October - from 5:30-7:30 pm on the rooftop of the Kent Square parking lot in downtown Blacksburg.  Food and beer are free to all who attend but donations are always welcomed.  

Contact Us

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) offers a number of free and confidential services and resources to help companies large and small. We welcome the opportunity to provide direct assistance to companies interested in starting, expanding or relocating a business in Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Contact us today!