Chamber Chatter 4/19/18

What Does the Chamber Do? Well, we feel like a lot, but we want to do even more. The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce has a new tagline with our new logo, “Partner. Build. Prosper.” We feel like becoming a PARTNER with businesses, schools and community leaders, we will BUILD a better Fort Payne and, [...]

Chamber chatter 4/5/2018

Taking a Chance This may sound familiar. Stan Cole worked in the sock manufacturing business and like everyone else, when manufacturing moved offshore, Stan had to decide what he wanted to do. The logical move was to ask Ashley Elliot from Henagar to marry him, she did. Ashley had just moved back to Henagar from [...]

Chamber chatter 3/14/2018

A Different Kind of Salon& Spa Is this really in Fort Payne, AL? Yes, it is! Suite K Salon& Spa is located on the North end of town in the Traditional Square complex. Owner Katie Owen takes pride in making sure her customers receive excellent services in a facility that is very clean and decorated [...]

Chamber Chatter 3/7/2018

Riding with Randy If you have seen the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce car, you have seen Randy Posey. I laugh and tell people I am never alone in my travels, Randy Posey and Bobby Ledbetter are always with me. Randy Posey, an agent/owner of Allstate in Fort Payne, is one of our newest members [...]

Chamber Chatter 2/28/2018

Fort Payne Calling Jeff and Kim Hall, owners of Chick-fil-A, are finally home. They are both seven generation Alabamians, with a love for Fort Payne, AL. Jeff grew up visiting Fort Payne, and claims he would rather live and work here than anywhere else, including Hawaii! The Hall’s met working in the food industry, which [...]

Chamber chatter 2/8/18

“High Energy” At FPIA Mike Shirey is almost a year into his role as the General Manager of Fort Payne Improvement Authority and really enjoying working in the town he has always called home. Mike’s mother, Shirley Shirey, retired from FPIA after 34 years, and Mike was a mere four years old when she began [...]

Chamber Chatter 2/1/2018

Getting Things Done If you don’t know where the Chamber of Commerce is located, well, we share a wall with The DeKalb Theatre, so we are perfectly situated in downtown Fort Payne. Located in the back portion of the Chamber are two dressing rooms that are used by the Theatre from time to time. Boy, [...]

Chamber Chatter 1/24/17

A Good Day! The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce held our Annual Awards Banquet last Thursday night. It was held at “The Building,” most may know as the old Coca Cola Building or GH Metal Solutions headquarters at one time. The venue was perfect, and such a great place to hold events. Many thanks to [...]

Chamber chatter 1/15/2017

Silent Server Have I mentioned the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce has an awesome Board of Directors? We do, and I am thankful for them daily. Today, I want to share some thoughts about one of our Board Members, but you have to promise not to try and steal him! Alan Kilgo, owner of “My [...]

Chamber chatter 1/10/2017

Commitment to Healthcare Patrick Trammell,the CEO of DeKalb Regional Medical Center, grew up in Cantonment Florida, just north of Pensacola. Spending his childhood in the shadow of Cantonment’s mills, plants and supporting businesses he is very familiar with the impact industry can have on a small town. Growing up so close to a major vacation [...]