They host a plethora of lake activities and functions, including Smith Mountain Lake’s largest single event – the annual Wine Festival. Other events include the Chili Festival, Pirate Days, Business Expo, Rockin’ Brews & BBQ Festival. An influential tourism promoter, they were prime movers behind the creation of the "Virginia Mountains" tourism region that showed Smith Mountain Lake on a tourism map for the first time, ever. They also spearheaded the move to create a Bedford Train Station that will allow thousands of visitors to reach Smith Mountain Lake. The Government Affairs Committee of the Chamber was instrumental in passing and then protecting the Boater Education bill, as well as raising the issue of Zebra Mussels to the state legislature. This year, Smith Mountain Lake celebrates its 50th Anniversary, and the SMLRCC has promoted a fun-filled event schedule for all ages throughout the year.
SMLA cooperates with the SMLRCC on a variety of these events. For more information please look at their website: SML Regional Chamber of Commerce