October 2019 Newsletter
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Another GREAT
Cherokee Strip Celebration!
T he 2019 Cherokee Strip Celebration was a hit! A large crowd lined the square to watch the parade, beginning with the Chain Ranch Longhorns and finishing up with the EHS Big Blue Band. Following the parade, people enjoyed delicious food and a beautiful day of activities on the courthouse lawn! The Enid Chamber is proud to coordinate the Cherokee Strip festivities every year to commemorate the largest land run in history. It would not be possible without the support from our event sponsors and Community Development Partners! 

A special thank you goes out to the Enid Chamber Ambassadors who made up our Cherokee Strip Parade Committee: Joy Frye, Keri Haines, Margaret Williams and Robin Pokorny. These ladies put in extra time and made sure the parade ran smoothly!

We also appreciate the time and support from our parade judges: Stephanie Pendergraft, Enid Chamber Ambassador Chairman; Col. Corey Simmons, Vance Air Force Base; Natalie Beurlot, Main Street Enid; Mike Ruby, Enid Chamber Citizen of the Year.
Chamber Networking Event
Tuesday, October 8 at Noon

at the Enid Chamber Office
210 Kenwood Blvd.

If you're interested in hosting a Business After Hours or Business Spotlight @ Lunch in 2020,
please contact Kalea Stafford at 237-2494 or kalea@enidchamber.com.
Candy Cane Cash starts October 28!
The Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce encourages all Enid retailers to participate in Candy Cane Cash!  The 16th year of this premier shop at home promotion kicks off October 28. Candy Cane Cash helps retain and increase Enid retail sales during the holiday season. Read more.
  NET TAXABLE SALES - Enid, Oklahoma - Month of July 2018
July:

2018                    
$70,857,786

2019    
$69,444,455

-1.99% 
Calendar Year to Date:

2018
$493,541,342

2019
$475,237,354

-3.71%
Cost of Living Index

Quarter 2, 2019 Index for Enid:   

92.1%

The Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. The composite index is based on six components - housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services.
Welcome New Members!
Glow Medical Aesthetics
119 West Maple
Enid, OK 73701
Phone: (918)927-2618
Reps: Kelly Benitez
Business Categories: BEAUTY SERVICES
Juicy's Vapor Lounge
611 South Monroe
Enid, OK 73701
Phone: (580) 599-0926
Reps: Kyler Lundgrin Eric Smith
Business Categories: RETAIL
Sunridge Estates
4121 S Van Buren St., #102
Enid, OK 73701
Phone #1:(580)233-5745
Website: kevorentals.com
Rep:Jamie Munden
Business Categories: APARTMENTS; RENTAL-PROPERTIES
Calling All Organizations
The Chamber is updating the 2019 Organizational Directory for our Newcomers Guide. To make sure your organization is listed, send an email to lesley@enidchamber.com .

We need the name of your organization, a contact person, address, phone number, email, website, and meeting time and place.

Thank you!
LGE Class XXIX Spotlight
Sarah Brennan
 Hometown : Enid, OK
Family: Married with 2 kiddos, Mac is 10 and Lillian is 7.
Occupation/Profession: Realtor - I guide people through the process of buying or selling their homes. I love that I get to be a part of peoples lives and am blessed to work with amazing people. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Anderson Properties of Enid.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? We impress people with our strengths but we connect with them through our weaknesses. To be” real” has been the best advice I have been given.
What qualities do you look for in a leader? I think the best quality of a leader is one who empowers others. Often times I think leaders take on all the responsibilities and don’t think they have the time to seek out potential in others and look for ways to grow that potential they see.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for? Well....when I got married the pastor who was my principal growing up described me as a “ping pong ball in a wind tunnel” so I would say I would win for multitasking! I always have tons of stuff going on all at the same time.
Favorite thing about Enid? The people! I LOVE the people here. Enid people are giving, even if they don’t have much to give. It is humbling to me to see the community rally around others to provide support in hard times. Recently I’ve loved seeing the passion to grow Enid...that is really fun to see!
K atie Burgoon Long
Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas
Family: I’m married to the Rev. Andrew Long, and we have one son, Theo, who is 2. We also have 2 dogs, Shadow (7) and Gus (16).
Occupation/Profession: I’m the Assistant Director for Loaves & Fishes - NW Oklahoma. I oversee pantry operations, social media, communications with donors & volunteers, and coordinate all food drives.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Don’t go borrowing trouble.
What qualities do you look for in a leader? Honesty, transparency, and someone who is willing to listen to the ideas of others
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for? Getting a toddler dressed for the day
Favorite thing about Enid? I love all of the activities that are available (First Friday, Symphony, Leonardo’s, Gaslight, etc.) We have a lot of opportunities that are not normally available in a town our size.
Thank You for Your Membership Renewal!
Your membership investment and community support make a difference for Enid!
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