News and Updates
November 6, 2017
Letter from the Executive Director

The GVACC is kicking off our SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN. Pick up your local newspaper (Valley Times News and The LaFayette Sun) in the month of November to get local area coupons to be used at local area Chamber Member retailers and restaurants.

Dates the coupons are scheduled to be published are listed below:

Friday, November 3rd - Valley Times News
Wednesday, November 8th - The Lafayette Sun
Friday, November 17th - Valley Times News
Wednesday, November 22nd - The Lafayette Sun

The SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN will run from
November 3rd to December 15th

Please mark your calendar for all the events in the Greater Valley Area. It will be a busy time as we move closer to the holiday season. We hope that you take time to be a part of these wonderful events, and as always, remember to....


Ashley M. Crane
Executive Director
Finalist: Alabama Small Business of the Year Awards
The Small Business Awards of Alabama, presented by The Partnership of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), recognizes the very best in Alabama small business.

All of the award finalists will be honored at The CCAA/BCA Partnership Annual Meeting/Luncheon on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 11:30am, at The Harbert Center in Birmingham. In addition, four award finalists will be recognized as a winner in each of the award categories.
There are four categories: Emerging Category (operating less than 5 years), 1-10 Employee Category, 11-50 Employee Category, 51-100 Employee Category and there were nominations in all four categories.
In the Emerging Category there are 11 finalist, in the1-10 Employee Category there are 12 finalist, in the 11-50 Employee Category there are 12 finalist and in the 51-100 Employee Category there are 10 finalist.
Welcome New Members
Christian Service Center
Dave Shirley Photography
Greg Boddie Heating & Air
HealthCare Connection Group
Monte Alban 3
Sandy's Service Center
Ten Perfect Nails
Quality Inn (formerly Red Roof Inn)
To see all of our Chamber members, log onto the  Chamber Directory .
To download an electronic version of the Chamber Directory please 
Upcoming Events
Track all Chamber Happenings and Community Events at the GVACC Calendar of Events!

Chamber Seminar Schedule
  November Monthly Seminar
Worker’s Compensation
J. Smith Lanier Co.,  a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company
November 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. E.T.
Hosted at Farmers Federation/Alfa Building
 in Lafayette, AL
Mark Your Calendar
Lanett Masonic Lodge #656 will be taking orders for their famous Chicken Que Plates for the next month.

We will be cooking on November 16th and delivering on November 17th. Get your orders in early.

Contact Barry Smith at 706-594-0495 to place an order. They will deliver or you can pickup at the lodge.

You get 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, chips and bread for $8.00.
Chambers County DHR is in the process of recruiting foster homes for children. The brochure below will explain a little about the required training, background checks, home studies, board payments and assistance offered to our families. 
If a person is unable to foster or adopt, a monetary donation to help meet Christmas desires of the children in foster care is greatly appreciated.   DHR raises money during this time of the year to meet the Christmas list wants of children who cannot be with their birth families during the Holidays. 

For more information, please call 334-864-4001.
Thank You To Our Premier Sponsors!
Ashley M. Crane
Executive Director

Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
2102 South Broad Avenue | PO BOX 205 | Lanett, Alabama 36863