Fort Payne Main Street is dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities to assist our partners, members, sponsors, and the public. With information, technology, and services we offer practical insights on important aspects of business ownership.

We pride ourselves on helping the business scene thrive with relevant and useful educational sessions that provide a place to both learn, grow and network.

While we do have additional classes from time to time, below are the main foundations of our programming efforts. You may also view our Event Calendar to see all upcoming events.

Eat, chat and enjoy a dynamic speaker line-up with Lunch & Learn, sponsored training sessions taught by innovative business minds from Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.

Each session will provide take-home-and-put-to-use information, which includes topics on leadership, destination retailing, marketing & social media, economic development & incentives, entrepreneurial growth, business processes, and understanding community-initiated development offered to business minded professionals in and around Fort Payne, Alabama.

Your $15.00 Ticket includes training session, choice of a house special lunch/drink combo, parking and networking. For every ticket, $5 will be donated back to fund Fort Payne Main Street beautification projects. Want to register a group?
Call Vintage 1889 at (256) 845-3380 and they’d be happy to assist you.

The Inspire Series is a set of quarterly events that have been created for innovative minds looking to raise their business IQ. Entrepreneurs are the heart and soul of the business community, which is why Fort Payne Main Street designed a public platform to help fine-tune best practices.

Through real-time feedback from successful business leaders, attendees will receive critically examined recommendations for business process improvements. This event will be conducted in a “fireside chat” format with two local business professionals sharing their triumphs and tribulations that have resulted in their success. All attendees are encouraged to engage with – and elicit advice from guest speakers about business related concerns as we learn and grow together.

Entry is FREE, food is complimentary and a cash bar will be available. We will be excepting donations at the door towards funding Main Street beautification projects.

Want to register a group? Give us a call us at (256) 845-3380 and we’d be happy to assist you.