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 [...]

Chamber Banquet

The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be Jan 18th at The Building, Time is 6:00, John Croyle, founder of Big Oak Ranch will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $30.00 each. Please call the Chamber for more information 256-845-2741

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