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    January Monthly Meeting

    Date: January 27, 2015, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Holiday Inn, Valley View- Roanoke

    Registration 11:30 a.m. | Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Lunch: Noon
    Program Immediately Following Lunch
    $20 / Members and $25 / Non-Members
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    January Monthly Meeting Registration

     Members, Non-Members and Students Register online Here! 

    Robin Lewis and Saralyn Hamilton will present at the January 27th meeting to discuss the importance of Wellness in the Workplace as well as starting up a Wellness Program within your organization.

    Speakers' Biographies:

     Robin Lewis, Owner

    After a career of 16 years with the North Carolina Department of Correction, Blaine followed his passion for living an active lifestyle and sharing this passion with others by taking a position as Assistant Manager of Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro, NC. While working in this position, along with his wife Robin, he decided to open a Fleet Feet Sports store in Roanoke, VA (Robin’s home town) in 2003. As owners of Fleet Feet Sports, together their mission is improve the health of the Roanoke Valley, through providing people with the gear they need for an active lifestyle along with programs to get people moving.

    Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke has received many accolades from 2012 Small Business of the Year in Retail by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, being recognized in 2013 as one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America by Competitor Group and the 2014 Ubuntu Award, to name a few.

    Saralyn Hamilton, Marketing and Outreach

    Saralyn Hamilton handles Marketing and Outreach for Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke. She joined the Fleet Feet Sports team in February 2014.

    Originally a Georgia girl, Saralyn has made her way from Asheville, North Carolina then to Emory, Virginia. Her high school basketball team won the Women's North Carolina 4-A state championship in 2000 and she continued playing at Emory and Henry College where she earned her B.A. in Communications and International Business.

    After years in the event and facility management world, Saralyn was looking for a new challenge. One of Saralyn's favorite things about Fleet Feet Sports is being able to connect with others in the Roanoke Valley and bringing awareness to the amazing products and services that are offered here at Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke.

    When Saralyn is not at Fleet Feet Sports, you may find her running on the Greenways, doing a barre or yoga class, or spending time at Smith Mountain Lake with her family.

    Wellness PPT

    King Tower, Attorney


    • University of Virginia, B.A., 1990

    • College of William & Mary, J.D., 1995



    • Virginia State Bar

    • North Carolina State Bar

    • United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

    • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits


    Mr. Tower’s primary areas of practice are labor and employment law, and litigation.


    Representative Experience

    • More than 16 years of experience representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment law litigation, traditional labor union work, labor-management relations, and business advice and counseling

    • Administrative practice before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board

    • Significant litigation experience in federal courts defending claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII

    • Taken numerous cases to verdict for employers in Virginia and North Carolina state courts


    Awards and Distinctions

    • Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV (Highest)

    • Recognized by Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers for Labor & Employment Law

    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management

    • Named in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite”

    • Published in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine for Employment and Labor 2001 “NAMI Hero” (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Virginia)



    • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

    • Virginia Bar Association, Employment and Labor Relations

    • Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section



    • Roanoke Valley Society for Human Resources Management, Legislative Affairs Chair

    • Roanoke Public Library, Advisory Board Member

    • Western Virginia Workforce Development Board, Board Member

    • Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, Former Chair

    • William & Mary Law School, Former Adjunct Professor (Labor Law)


    January Meeting Sponsor

    Monthly Meetings are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month.  We have both breakfast and lunch meetings during the year.  Please click on the specific meeting you are interested in for meeting times and location.


    Registration for Monthly Meetings will close at noon the day before the meeting.  Due to the costs involved with securing adequate meeting space and meals, refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received at least 24 hours in advance. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  If we do not receive a cancellation notice more than 24 hours before the event, you will be required to pay for the event, even if you are unable to attend.


    Members and guests who are unable to register in advance are invited to attend as a walk in and pay onsite.  We usually have a few extra seats to accommodate onsite registrations, but seating is not guaranteed and preregistration is encouraged.