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The East Walker County Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1975 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of East Walker County and the surrounding communities in West Jefferson County, as well as the general welfare and prosperity of our area. 

In short, we are an organization of business, professional and other concerned citizens, working together for the common good of the community. 

Membership is extended to any business, professional, or individual person desiring to assist in promoting our mission.  The cities served by East Walker Chamber are Cordova, Dora, Sipsey and Sumiton.



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East Walker Chamber 5k Run in planning stages

Fun RunEast Walker Chamber of Commerce organizer are hard at work planning this fall’s fourth annual 5k and 1 mile fun run. Please mark your calendars for Saturday October 4, 2014.  

“We need people to come out and participate in either the 5k, or the Fun Run,” said Kristie Tuggle. Entry fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run.   Participant of the 5K run, which is 3.1 miles, are welcome to walk if they’d prefer. “Each participating winner will get an age group prize,” said Tuggle.

Tee shirts and a goody bag filled with nice gifts go to each participant. Attendees also have a chance for a door prize. “There’s always food provided,” said Tuggle.   Organizers are currently collecting these items. All businesses are encouraged to donate pens, pencils, notepads, coffee mugs, and other items for the bags.   

Tuggle said the team is also seeking sponsors for the back of the tee shirts. Available sponsorship levels include  “$500, which will get the name and logo of your business at the top of the shirt. There will be 4 $250 slots which will get the name and logo a little smaller on the shirt. The $100 sponsorships gets the name of your business (no logo) on the back of the shirt.

Kristie Tuggle needs to have the sponsorship ads by August 31.   Visit www.active.com, for online registration or download the application below. Those interested can also call the Chamber office at 205-255-0202, or Melissa Justice at 205-612-4578.

Click here for 5k Run Application 


New Businesses in East Walker County

Simply InspiredSimply Inspired, a new boutique, moved into Country Village near ShowStoppers recently. The Owners, Suzette Bassett and Amanda Phillips offer boutique style clothing for both men and women. Boots and western wear are available via special order. The business opened last year in August on Phillips Chapel Road and moved to County Village earlier this year. They carry brand-name jeans, shorts, capris as well as shoes, purses, jewelry and Yellow Box flip flops. “We also carry homemade soaps, which are really nice,” Bassett said. “We have anything from casual, to dressy clothing,” said Bassett. They carry original design sterling silver bracelets. Simply Inspired carries Wrangler Jeans for men, and Costa shirts. Simply Inspired started out as a Western wear and tack store but since moving to County Village they moved mProSignsore toward boutique-style clothing for women and men. Customers who want western wear and tack can pick up awesome closeout deals on these items. You can get things at Simply Inspired that you won’t find at Walmart.
You can find them on their Facebook Page, or on their website, www.simplyinspiredwesternwear.com. They can be reached by phone at 205-356-5458. The store is open Tuesday through Fridays 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Other new business are also sprouting around East Walker County. The Dollar General opened for business in August, and ProSigns moved from Leeds to Sumiton, just behind the Red Barn Animal Clinic on Highway 78. Watch for interview with ProSigns in October. .




East Walker Chamber Ambassador Program

We are very excited about the Ambassador program.  This is a great opportunity for both the chamber as well as the ambassadors.  Our primary goal to expose them to a civic organization at a young age, our hope is when they settle into communities as adults they will want to continue to serve.  Our program gives the ambassadors exposure to community leaders, instills leadership qualities and their time will qualify as service hours.  The Chamber will be able to utilize these folks to promote our efforts in their respective schools and communities.  

2510 Highway 78, Sumiton, Al 35148
Phone - 205-255-0202

East Walker Chamber of Commerce meets the second Tuesday of east month at noon at Lees Family Restaurant on Highway 78 in Sumiton.
Visitors Welcome.

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