Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
Fortera Credit Union recently hosted the April Business After Hours for the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, an event originally scheduled at Downtown Commons.
“Tonight is the Chamber's Business After Hours, and we are very proud to be this month's host,” Fortera's Susan Dickinson said. “We had a last-minute change in venue because of the inclement weather that is supposed to be coming in tonight, so we find ourselves at TownePlace Suites by Marriott. I believe they just had their grand opening in February, and it is a beautiful facility.”
In spite of the heavy rain, and the last-minute relocation, as many as 150 people were expected to attend as Fortera has a reputation for hosting great events.
“We have a live band, and a great assortment of food catered by Tanglewood House,” Dickinson said. “We try to host Business After Hours at least once a year. It's important for us to support our community, and one of our core values at Fortera is 'We Serve'. So, we do service at a lot of levels.
One of those ways is through the Chamber of Commerce. We like to provide a great networking opportunity for local business people. They come to these events and get to know each other, and then actually help support each other as this community moves forward.”