November 4, 2016
Greetings from the Executive Director!

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is currently renewing Chamber memberships for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. We would like to thank all of our members for your continued support.

The GVACC evaluated our membership dues structure and made some changes. Membership renewals were sent out in October. Please click here to see the updated dues structure. Please contact the Chamber if you have questions about your membership dues at or call 334-642-1411. 

Ashley M. Crane
Executive Director
Dates to Remember...

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday
Set your clocks back on November 6, 2016! 

Get Out and Vote November 8, 2016!

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce 
wants to say  "Thank You"  to our men and women 
who have given so much for us to have so much!

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2016

When shopping for the holiday season... 
Support Our Local Businesses! 
Upcoming Chamber Events

November 17th 

Business After Hours

Please join the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce for a 
Business After Hours 
November 17th 
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST at the 
Christmas Shoppe 
adjacent to 
Hood's Pharmacy in Valley. 

December 3rd 

Mill Village Christmas

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Valley and the Valley Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Inaugural Mill Village Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival on opening day of th e M erry-Go-Round at the Historic Langdale Mill. 
The Arts and Crafts Festival will be open to the public on December 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm EST. 

December 13th

Open House 
Ribbon Cutting 

The River Apartment Homes formerly Crest Club will have an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on December 13th. 
The Open House will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 5:45 p.m. EST. Please join the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce in seeing all the upgrades and changes under the new name.
Special Thanks!

The Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (GVACC) wants to say thank you to all our sponsors for helping make the Third Annual Native American Heritage Festival and PowWow a success.
Charter Foundation
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Renasant Bank and Vines Funeral Home
Alabama Power, Century 21 - Wood Real Estate, Inc., CharterBank,
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Grossman Law Firm, LLC, Howard Home Builders, KING, Point University, Seroyer Funeral Home, and The Mane Event
Chattahoochee Federal Credit Union, Chattahoochee Hospice, Edges Gas Co., Lafayette True Value, Mark Carlton - Attorney-at-Law, Riverside Veterinary Hospital, Scott's Towing, Terri's Mill Village Café, and Valley Monument
Alabama Georgia Wood Preserving Co., Chambers County Sheriff's Department, Chambers County Sheriff's Rodeo Association, Givorns, 
Mr. Ice, and Parker's Foods 
Special Community Events October 

November 5th - Ana's Hope/ Out of Darkness Walk 

Walk to Fight Suicide! Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Langdale Mill Pavilion. 

Registration 7 a.m. EST
Opening Ceremony 8 a.m. EST
Walk starts at 8:15 a.m. EST
Closing Ceremony 10 a.m. EST

November 5th - Fredonia Heritage Day
Fredonia Heritage Day is back again this year with early holiday shopping arts and craft vendors. Admission is free. Featuring music, craft demonstrations, children's fun and learning activities, food, and much more! November 5th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at Fredonia Community House, 6160 Chambers County (AL) Road 222. 

For more information check out 
FredoniaHeritageDay on Facebook.

November 5th - Vendor Village and Diaper Drive

The Chambers County Fair will be at The Oaks in LaFayette on November 12th and 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be artist demos, live music, handmade wares, tasty treats, and more. Located at 18151 LaFayette Memorial Parkway, LaFayette, AL 36862. For more information visit

November 12th - Resurrect Antiques Christmas Open House

Looking to do some early Christmas Shopping. Check out Resurrect Antiques Christmas Open House November 12th from 10 am EST to 6 pm EST in Valley, AL. 

November 18th - West Point Loins Club Annual Chicken-Que
The West Point Loins Club is hosting their Annual Chicken-Que on Friday, November 18th . Tickets are $7.00 and will include ½ chicken, chips, slaw, and bread. Plates can be picked up at the West Point Presbyterian Church from 10 am to 1 pm. All proceeds go to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse or other local charities.
December 2nd - December 24th - 60th Annual Christmas Merry-Go-Round
The Annual Christmas Merry-Go-Round is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Hours will vary. Please contact the City of Valley for more information at 334-756-5290.

December 3rd - Rock 4 Tots

The Iris h Bred Pub will host Rock 4 Tots for Toys for Tots on December 3rd at 7 p.m. Cover will be $10 or a new unwrapped toy gets you a night with 5 amazing bands and   the awesome feeling of giving a local child a gift on Christmas! 

December 4th - Old Fashioned Christmas Open House at the Chambers County Museum

Please join the Chambers County Museum during their Christmas Open House on December 4th from 2:00 pm CST to 4 pm CST at the Old Depot, 1st Avenue S.W., Lafayette, AL. If you have never visited the Chambers County Museum now is the time. 

The Kiwanis Club of Valley, Alabama, is pleased to announce that Three On A String will be performing a Christmas theme concert on Sunday afternoon, December 4th, at 3 p.m. EST at the Langdale Auditorium. All tickets are reserved and can be ordered by sending a check to the Kiwanis Club Valley, 6301 26th Avenue, Valley, AL 36854. Tickets are $20 for the floor seating and $15 for balcony seating. 

The Annual Tri-City Christmas Parade will be Thursday, December 8th at 6 p.m. EST. Come enjoy the parade, which starts in West Point, GA, on 3rd Avenue, continues through Lanett and ends up in Valley, AL, along Highway 29.

If you are interested in participating in the parade please click the title above to download the application. Deadline to submit applications is December 5, 2016.
Mark Your C alendar

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New Member - Please Help Us Welcome...

First Presbyterian Church
MainStreet Family Urgent Care

To see all of our Chamber members, 
log onto the  Chamber Directory   
Get to Know a Chamber Representative

Alicia Lyles, GVACC Board Member
Federal Programs Director
Chambers County School System

Alicia Lyles is the Federal Programs Director for the Chambers County School System. She works on budgeting and spending of the Title I, Title II and Title VI funds for Chambers County. She currently serves as the Liaison between the school system and the community for Homeless, English Learners and she is the liaison to the state department for the Alabama Teachers Mentoring Program.
Alicia Lyles has 27 years of experience in education including positions as a classroom teacher, a high school guidance counselor and Federal Programs Director. 
Ashley M Crane
Executive Director

2102 S Broad Avenue - PO Box 205 - Lanett, AL 36863