Bringing a sense of community to businesses and residents in and around the Brambleton Road area

The Brambleton Area Business Association serves the Brambleton Avenue area of Roanoke County and Roanoke City, Virginia and is committed to doing all things necessary to make the area more economically viable, attractive, and accessible.

​For more information contact Mike Shelton

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Supporting small business creation, growth, and development

by providing professional business counseling at no charge

The Grandin CoLab

An independent agency of the United States federal government formed to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of commerce

The U.S. Small Business Administration and our local community partners make this program possible.

The Brambleton Area Business Association

The Williamson road area business association


The RRSBDC assists local small businesses, individuals purchasing or selling a business, not-for-profits, and aspiring business owners by providing affordable training and informational resources.

For more information contact Tom Tanner

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Promoting, stimulating, and improving business by influencing public policy, 

making connections, and helping small business grow.

The U.S. Small Business Administration

As an event venue, co-working space, and resource hub, The Grandin CoLab supports collaboration and innovation in the Roanoke Valley. The Grandin Colab, and the Downtown CoLab, facilities provide an infrastructure for Roanoke’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through programs, education, networking, mentorship and shared workspace.

​For more information contact Ariel Lev

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Once a major thoroughfare for travelers through Roanoke, Williamson Road’s busy retail corridors are a major entrance to the Star City. Williamson Road links rapidly expanding commercial centers along Hershberger Road with the new excitement of downtown Roanoke. A tradition of convenient location, good value, and efficient and friendly service provides the building blocks for a new Williamson Road and the Williamson Road community.

​For more information contact Wendy Jones

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The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center

WRABA and you, Partners for Progress

The SBA’s new ScaleUp America Initiative is designed to help small firms with high potential “scale up” and grow their businesses so that they will provide more jobs and have a greater economic impact, both locally and nationally. The SBA has structured this community-focused initiative with local entrepreneurial ecosystems in mind: a key emphasis of the program is building and strengthening entrepreneurial networks within a particular community, so that firms can grow by leveraging and complimenting the existing resources and expertise in their areas. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s ScaleUp initiative supports community efforts

to deliver cohort-based, intensive assistance to established high-potential small businesses and entrepreneurs that are primed for growth beyond the start-up or early stages. The initiative provides funds to organizing entities in local communities to:​​

​​​- Deliver a proven entrepreneurship education curriculum for growth-oriented entrepreneurs and small businesses

​​- Provide on-going one-on-one support

​- Provide mentoring and technical assistance

- Facilitate connections to growth capital

- Identify opportunities to build and strengthen connections and networks in their community

​​Learn more about the ScaleUp Program

A gathering place for creative thinkers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.

Established in 1890, the Roanoke Regional Chamber works to create an environment that is good for your business and its bottom line. The annual program of work is driven by our members’ needs and concerns – the ~1,000
member companies range in size from one employee to more than 9,000. And the programs and services of the Roanoke Regional Chamber are as far-reaching and diverse as the membership.

For more information contact Joyce Waugh

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