Good morning my Fort Payne family from Fort Payne Main Street! I would like to start off this weeks article by saying thank you to all the genuinely positive upbeat thinking people in our community that are always bringing good ideas and a how can we improve this situation type of mentality instead of being negative and downtrodden.
I know without a doubt there are going to be situations in our town as any town that need addressing to make them better but being negative about these will not accomplish anything. We have to remain positive and move forward with well thought out plans to achieve our ultimate goals which is always the improvement of historic downtown.
I am really encouraged to see how are Success in sixty that is really taking off this year. This past installment featured our superior speaker Julie May with Anything Creative who spoke to the crowd about Google Analytics, needless to say it was fascinating and informative. A special thank you to Michael Edmondson for Dekalb County Sheriff for sponsoring the event and Roadside ‘Que for the awesome barbeque. I encourage anyone that is a business owner or anyone who is thinking about opening a small business please come join us and get connected with this wonderful program, the networking and connections are well worth the time and small financial investment. This Main Street/Chamber of Commerce event is always held on the first Thursday of each month located at the Chamber building however if it continues to grow we may have to The Dekalb Theatre.
Russell Gulley is off to a great start with Radovisions and I am looking forward to the next installment on March 15th with more of the home grown series showing off all of our local talent, be sure to catch Russell on WZOB doing arts in the air every Thursday at 1:00 pm so tune in. Art in the Alley was wonderful and in case you missed this one we will be back on Thursday April 5th 5 till 7, check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on all current events.
Maurey Roberts and the Boom days committee are already putting the final touches on Fort Payne’s award winning event. This will be number thirteen slated for September 15th so mark your calendars and tell your friends. The positive Fort Payne people are moving us forward.