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Chamber Chatter 9/20/2017

It is my honor to serve as the new Executive Director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. Having grown up in DeKalb County, and with children in the Fort Payne City School System, my interest in assisting Fort Payne grow is of the upmost importance to me. Chambers are vital to the success of [...]

Chamber Chatter 9/13/2017

September 13, 2017 Carol Beddingfield Executive Director   Chamber Chatter   As I sit at my desk trying to decide what to write for my last Chamber Chatter, memories flood my mind of previous ones.   It has truly been a wonderful experience getting to know the companies who make up the business community of [...]

Chamber chatter 9/6/2017

Carol Beddingfield Executive Director August 30, 2017   Chamber Chatter   Congratulations to Chris Donohoo, co-owner of Donohoo Auto, for being named the University of Alabama at Birmingham owner of one of the top three companies valued at over $10 million.   Each year UAB recognizes a graduate who has been very successful in the [...]

Chamber chatter 8/30/2017

August 30, 2017 Carol Beddingfield Executive Director   Chamber Chatter   Hurricane Harvey is proving to be one of the greatest natural disaster in history for the state of Texas.   This disaster will affect each and every one of us as the total cost continues to increase. Not to mention the strain on federal [...]

Chamber chatter 8/23/2017

August 23, 2017 Carol Beddingfield Executive Director   Chamber Chatter   Would you like to have an eye to eye conversation about your business to prospective new clients?   The Chamber is offering businesses that opportunity at our Business After Hours on August 24th from 5 to 7 PM at Jefferson’s Restaurant, 802 Glenn Boulevard. [...]

Chamber Chatter 8/16/2017

August 16, 2017 Carol Beddingfield Executive Director   Chamber Chatter   “Heroes are ordinary individuals who find the strength and perseverance to endure overwhelming obstacles for a cause that is bigger than themselves.”   Life creates heroes through everyday living or through special service to mankind.   There are so many heroes right here in [...]

Chamber Chatter 7/5/2017

July 5, 2017 Carol Beddingfield Executive Director   Chamber Chatter   “We should be about more than just selling chicken. We should be a part of our customers’ lives and the community in which we serve.” Truett Cathy, owner Chick-fil-a.   Jeff and Kim Hall, franchise owner, will bring Mr. Cathy’s philosophy to our city [...]

Chamber chatter 6/28/2017

June 28, 2017 Carol Beddingfield Executive Director   Chamber Chatter   The Chamber is still looking for a few “good men”! Seriously, the Chamber Board of Directors is taking applications for the executive director’s position.   If you or know someone who would enjoy helping move Fort Payne forward, send a resume to or [...]

Women In Business

2017 Women in Business Recognition Application     Nominee:_____________________________________________   Business Name:_________________________________________ Number of Employees:_________________   Address:________________________________________________   Telephone:_________________ Cell:________________________   Fax:_______________________ Email:_______________________   Length of Employment:____________________________________   Nominated by:___________________________________________   ****Please attach an explanation of why the above person should be recognized for her efforts to create a viable and productive business.   Personal/Professional [...]

Chamber Chatter 6/7/2017

June 7, 2017 Carol Beddingfield Executive Director   Chamber Chatter   We are all guilty of criticizing our youth for their lack of civic pride, community involvement, or even their lack of leadership.   The Chamber wishes to recognize and show appreciation to the son of a local family whose business is a Chamber member. [...]