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Chamber Chatter 12/28/2017

As we end 2017and my first few months at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce, I would like to say THANKS Fort Payne! These past few months I worked at a feverish pace to get to know our local businesses and movers and shakers in the community, and I cannot wait to see the many [...]

Chamber chatter 12/12/2017

A True Hometown Business Born and raised in Fort Payne, Scott Weatherly remains a true Fort Payne advocate and is proud to call Fort Payne home. A graduate of Auburn University, where he attended on a golf scholarship, Scott holds a degree in business administration. After graduation, Scott put his golf skills to use and [...]

Chamber chatter 11/1/2017

Customer Commitment When Mary Reed started working in the wire harness business in 1993 it never occurred to her that one day she would own the company. Mary is an example of how hard work and dedication will make a difference in your life.  She started out at the 25-employee wire harness plant in procurement. [...]

Veterans Day Parade

The Fort Payne Veterans Day Parade will be Friday Nov. 3rd starting at 4:00 from the VFW Fairgrounds.   Applications are available at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce, 300 Gault Ave Fort Payne , There is no entry fee but a donation is welcome to the Toys for Tots Campaign,

Chamber Chatter 10/18/2017

What Would You Say?   If a visitor in the community asked you where to go and what to do, what would you say? I had the pleasure of attending a networking luncheon last week in Huntsville with Sharon Lovoy ofLovoy’s Team Works, Inc., as the speaker. Something she spoke about really resonated in me. [...]

Chamber Chatter

Always All In   When Tricia Shankles does something, it’s all in or nothing at all. Tricia and her husband, Kendall Shankles, have been married for 37 years, and they have two grown children, Amanda and Eric. She has dedicated herself to family, church, work and community service. Tricia has served on the Fort Payne [...]


VFW fair schedule for next week. Registration is this Saturday and Sunday from 8:00-5:00. This is for your baked goods, canned veggies, homemade jelly, produce, crafts, sewing, chickens and produce. #lovefairtime

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 [...]