Member Name: Donnie Walton
Company Name: Commercial Bank and Trust Company
Position: Vice President / Loan Officer
Areas of Interest / Expertise: I enjoy flying, golfing, and traveling.
About your organization and how you started working there: I started working at Commercial Bank and Trust Company in 2018. It is great to be part of a community bank that is committed to their customers' needs without the restrictions associated with large banks. The personal relationships that are formed in a community bank like Commercial Bank are one of the highlights of my job!
What made you become active in the Chamber? I have been involved with the Chamber for approximately five years. I originally became involved with the Chamber to help promote the students and programs of TCAT-Newbern while I was employed there as an administrator. Even after leaving TCAT-Newbern, I have remained active in the Chamber and continue to support their activities accomplishments.
What do you hope to accomplish by serving on the Board of Directors? I feel I need to share information with those in Obion County that may not realize the role of the Chamber. We are here to help! I also extend the invite for people to join the Chamber and become active in the Chamber so we can continue to make Obion County a great place to live and visit.
How would you describe the Chamber's role in the business community? I feel we are another voice for our business community.....almost like another person in the corner assisting with promotion and marketing for the business. It is great to watch people join the Chamber, get involved, and then later tell us the positive impact that was gained from joining.
What piece of advice would you give a business that is thinking about joining the Chamber? Don't hesitate to contact someone affiliated with the Chamber!! They can provide you with insight on why joining the Chamber may be the perfect fit for your business. We would love to have you join ranks with us in doing great things for Obion County!