Connect, Learn, and Grow Your Business

1st and 3rd Business Builders is a group of business people in the Roanoke, Virginia area committed to helping each other grow our businesses through the passing of qualified referrals.

Member Spotlight

Tammy Swader

Account Manager

Lawrence Transportation Systems, Inc.

Tammy has been assisting customers with their relocation needs since 1998, whether it's around the corner or around the world. Having a strong background in customer service and sales in the relocation industry she knows how to listen, understand and find the right solution to each of her clients' unique situations...

tammy swader

Member Directory

Our members come from a diverse collection of industries. We intentionally limit our membership to one member per classification to avoid direct competition as we work together to grow our businesses.

michael thomas

Michael R. Thomas

Thomas Insurance & Financial Service
malinda howard

Malinda Howard

Carpet Factory Outlet
jason blalek

Jason Bialek

Mortgage Lending

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We meet the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month for about 90 minutes. Meetings consist of a flexible agenda, including open networking a 60-second presentation by each member and a 10-minute in-depth presentation by one member.

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We welcome guests, who may attend two meetings before deciding whether or not to join. Contact our facilitator or a current member to learn more.

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Membership Information

Learn how to become a 1st and 3rd member and download our membership application.
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Still have questions? You’ll find most of what you’re looking for on our FAQ page.
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