Preferred Business Directory

The Advancement Foundation would like to recognize those who have been a part of the Gauntlet Community. Our Preferred Business Directory is filled with Gauntlet Alums, Sponsors, and Supporters of the program over the last 4 years. We are extremely grateful for these businesses as they continue to support the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem to keep the gears moving.

Accounting Associates of VA

  • About: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, & Business Taxes
  • Address: 109 E Lee Street Vinton VA 24179
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-353-3559
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: Free Initial Consultation and Review of Accounting Books


Anderson & Reed LLP

  • About: Certified Public Accounting Firm
  • Address: 1515 Franklin Road SW Roanoke VA  24016
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-344-4333
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: Initial 1 hour consultation free of charge


Bank of Fincastle

  • About: Full-service community banking since 1875
  • Address: 17 S. Roanoke St. Fincastle VA 24090
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-473-2761


Bella Magazine

  • About: Women’s Premiere Regional Magazine serving Central and Southwest Virginia
  • Address: 1402 Grandin Rd, Suite 202 Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Website: HTTP://
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-904-6800


Big Lick Boomerang

  • About: Your one stop transportation solution shop! We offer a variety of transportation solutions for both personal and business needs. We provide service that gets both you and your car home, or around town as needed. On demand delivery, food delivery, errand running, travel escorts, automotive maintenance valet, valet parking, moving services and group services also available.
  • Address: 306 Market St SE, Roanoke Va 24011
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-761-4611
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: $5 off first use of service.


Blue Mountain Adventures

  • About: An “all-inclusive” outdoor adventure company
  • Address: 10452 Bent Mountain Rd
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-537-0118


BOCO Fit Rage

  • About: BOCO Fit Rage is a unique group fitness, nutrition, and wellness program that focuses on strength, cardiorespiratory, endurance, and flexibility training, proper nutrition, and overall wellness.  
  • Address: 106 Stoney Battery Road Troutville, VA 25175
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-354-1606
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 1/2 off first month’s membership


Botetourt County Economic Development

  • About: Economic Development Organization
  • Address: 1 West Main Street
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-580-1232


Brent Hershey Ins and Fin Svcs Inc.

  • About: State Farm insurance agency offering personal and business coverage for auto, home, business, life, health and banking products
  • Address: 2975 Roanoke Rd Daleville Va 24083
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-992-1543


Brown Hound Tree Services, Inc.

  • About: We are a family owned, licensed, and fully insured tree care and tree removal company with a ISA Certified Arborist on staff. From tree risk assessment to trimming to complete removal, stump grinding, land and line clearing, and storm damage cleanup, we’ve got you covered!
  • Address: 2473 Highland Rd, Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-525-9787
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: $50 off any tree trimming or removal service over $495 or $100 off any tree trimming or removal service over $995


Coeus Research

  • About: Developer and Strategist with a focus on Food and Beverages
  • Address: 1009 3rd st, Blue Ridge, VA  24064
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 866-847-4735


Commonwealth Computer Services

  • About: IT Network troubleshooting & repair, cabling & discount service contracts
  • Website: CCS.GURU
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-339-6882
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 20% off services, use code Gauntlet


Dr. Auto Spa Custom Detail & Ceramic Coatings

  • About: Dr Auto Spa provides custom auto detailing services to help you protect your investment!  Our specialties include scuff, and scratch repairs, long-term ceramic coating protections, mal odor removal, and more….  
  • Address: 8314 – B Cloverdale Rd, Troutville, VA 24175
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-312-7884
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 10% off any detailing services, use code Gauntlet10


Earthworks Pottery

  • About: Offering classes and sales of artistic pottery
  • Address: 228 S. Pollard St. Vinton 24179
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-985-8698
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 10% off any pottery for the Gauntlet Community


EcoBrew Tours

  • About: Tour and Transportation Company in Roanoke, VA
  • Address: 227 S Pollard St Vinton VA 24179
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-815-8687


Garrett Farms

  • About: Local vegetable farm
  • Address: 4331 Barley Dr salem va 24153
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-309-9563


HCO Private Wealth

  • About: Retirement & Exit Planning for Business Owners
  • Address: 2008 Stephenson Ave, SW Roanoke VA 24014
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-204-9310

Helping the Highlands Community Center

  • About: Non-profit Ministry
  • Address: A Street  Clifton Forge Va 24422
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-968-2775


Lindsey McCarty Photography

  • About: Transforming your story into a memory that lasts!  Lindsey McCarty Photography has been serving the Southwest VA area since 2010, primarily focused on wedding, event, and family photography but also available for some commercial photography needs.  As photographers, our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of our amazing clients and our beloved Roanoke community.
  • Address: P.O. Box 668 Vinton
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 703-627-1739
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 5% off services – mention that you saw us in the Gauntlet Directory


Ridgeline Aquatics

  • About: We grow and propagate coral for sale within the reef aquarium hobby.
  • Address: 806 Clearview Dr
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 703-626-1879
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 10% off your first livestock order.  Code “GAUNTLET2018” Also offering free advice and tips for setting up an aquarium.


Right Triangle Games

  • About: Customizable, Unique Dartboards.  Great gifts for sports fans, dart players, card players, etc.
  • Address: 3625 New Spring Branch Rd SE
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 814-381-5806
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 10% off – Type “Gauntlet” on the website


Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce 

  • About: Chamber of Commerce
  • Address: 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011-1702
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-983-0700

Safehouse Signs

  • About: Industry leader in the manufacturing of identification products; signs, banners, stickers, labels, etc.
  • Address: 720 Liberty Road NE, Roanoke, VA 24012
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-366-2480
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 15% off order by mentioning GAUNT18 (limited of 1 per company)



  • About: Sonabank is a mid-size community bank with nearly 50 locations throughout Virginia and Maryland. We handle all areas of banking and focus on customer service.
  • Address: 511 Main Street,  Clifton Forge, VA 24422
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-862-4251
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: We would be willing to look at developing something with the community and our marketing department.


The Improvement Guru

  • About: Business Consulting Services specializing in process and product improvement.
  • Address: 1012 Dulaney Mill Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 713-540-1004
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 10% off new projects


Top Shelf Accounting

  • About: Bookkeeping and Accounting Services
  • Address: PO Box 12541 Roanoke, VA 24026
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-520-2978


Total You Health

  • About: Photobiomodulation (light) therapy
  • Address: 3959 Electric Rd., Suite 230, Roanoke, VA 24018
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-404-8858
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 10 % of package price of $299


Touch Above Marketing

  • About: Digital Marketing and Design Services. We create ‘smart’ marketing materials custom designed for your business and needs (business cards, mailers, posters, much much more)
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-819-3929
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: 15% off first time business with us


Treehouse Collaborative

  • About: Gift shop featuring VA-made items, event space and classroom, consulting
  • Address: 425 Campbell Ave SW Roanoke VA 24016
  • Website:
  • Email:


Valley Business FRONT

  • About: Virginia’s Blue Ridge Business Journal
  • Address: 16 W Church Ave Roanoke VA
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-389-9945
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: Any entrepreneur in the Gauntlet program is eligible for a FREE ONLINE AD with any ad placement in FRONT magazine. CODE: GAUNTLET

Valley iRepair

  • About: Mobile Apple Product Repair
  • Address: 673 Brandon Avenue SW
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-339-6935
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: Free Screen protector on a screen repair

WFJX FOX Radio 910 AM & 104.3 FM

  • About: 24 Hour – News, Talk and Sports Radio Station
  • Address: 1848 Clay Street SE, Roanoke VA 24013
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: 540-343-7109
  • Special Discount to Gauntlet community: New business, small business ‘keep-in-touch’, small business re-introduction radio commercial sale during the current public health and safety concerns, for the Gauntlet Community.

Part of the GAUNTLET community and not on this list? Contact Kathleen Carr, Director of Small Business Development at