South Shelby Chamber of Commerce | Executive Director Letter
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Executive Director Letter

Welcome to the South Shelby Chamber!


Welcome to the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce!

From our small beginnings in the sunroom of Mrs. Bonnie Atchinson’s house (our Founding Director) through tremendous growth during Stacy Walkup’s tenure (2002-2012) we find our selves 25 years old, and ready
to embrace the future for this part of the fastest-growing county in the state of Alabama!

Within these pages, you will find reflections of the past, how we currently make your membership for you and your business and our goals for the next quarter century.

We begin with the benefits of membership and what opportunities you can utilize so that you can meet the people you need to meet to grow your business. Our monthly membership
luncheons, New Member Orientations and our Coffees with the Mayors bring you in front of the movers and shakers of Shelby County.

We work hard to ensure that each luncheon presents great networking, a great meal from a local restuarant and timely information that you can apply to your
personal or professional life! All for $15 per person! Our luncheons are held at Columbiana First Baptist Church on Main Street and we never ask for reservations; so
if you find yourself available-Just Come on Out!

We host our Coffees with the Mayors in the communities of Chelsea, Columbiana, Harpersville, Vincent, Wilsonville and Westover. At these coffees, you will enjoy a delicious
breakfast -sometimes made by local residents- network and hear the good news coming out of these communities.

The southern region of Shelby County is the next “boom” area and the Mayors and City Councils are ready to embrace that growth!

And, we have a strong social media presence that will allow your organization to grow with our many “likes” and “shares” of your Facebook posts!

And, finally, we’ve worked hard to enhance our online presence with our newly refreshed website, including an interactive membership database.

There are countless other ways that we work for our members everyday, just flip through these pages and you will see the membership in action!

And then, come join us and let’s work together!!

Keyla Handley


Keyla Handley

Executive Director

South Shelby Chamber of Commerce