May 2017 Newsletter

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The Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce is organizing a teacher discount program, ENID 4 TEACHERS. Please consider showing appreciation for our area teachers by having your business offer some form of teacher discount. For example, a 10% discount one day a week or once a month. Any discount will be appreciated.

A list of ENID 4 TEACHERS discounts will be distributed to school districts in Garfield County for the ’17-’18 school year. At the discretion of the participating business, the discount could be extended to additional teachers in Enid’s trade area.  

Having a unique local discount program for our teachers will make a strong statement about Enid’s commitment to education. It could also help with teacher retention and recruitment. Thank you for considering participation in the ENID 4 TEACHERS program. We appreciate your community support.
2017 Board of Directors Slate
Per the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Bylaws, the Nominating Committee has submitted the proposed slate of directors to replace the directors whose terms are expiring on June 30, 2017. This slate is open to petition. If no petitions are filed by 5:00 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017, the nominations shall be closed and the nominated slate of candidates shall be declared elected.

The Proposed Slate of Directors

Term of Office: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Aaron Abbott , NBC Oklahoma
Jonathan Bartley, Oxbow Calcining, LLC
Shane Jackson , Jacksons of Enid
Mike Ruby, Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Brandi Schieber , Schieber’s Donuts & Deli

For more information on the election process for the Board of Directors CLICK HERE.
Annual Federal Legislative Trip Promotes Enid

Enid civic leaders met with Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

To read more about the annual Federal Legislative trip, click here.

April Ribbon Cuttings

Rose Rock Orthodontics
2510 W. Chestnut, Ste. A

2020 Willow Run, Suite 160

Tops & Stripes
3535 W. Garriott
  NET TAXABLE SALES - Enid, Oklahoma - Month of February 2017
2016                                       2017
$67,412,076                         $63,016,884
                                                 -6.52 %

Calendar Year to Date:
2016                                       2017
$128,154,073                       $125,597,291
                                                 - 2.00 %
2016 Citizen of the Year
Ernie Currier
NOMINATIONS OPEN for Enid Chamber Annual Awards
Please take a moment and nominate a well deserving Chamber member for an Enid Chamber Annual Award. Awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting & Banquet on June 13.
* Citizen of the Year
* Business Person of the Year
* Civic Improvement Award
* Volunteer of the Year 

It's easy! Click below!

2017 Enlisted Appreciation Night
50th Annual Enlisted Appreciation Night 
This year area businesses and individuals contributed over $22,000 in cash and prizes for Enlisted Appreciation Night. This was the 50th year for the event which recognizes enlisted personnel and the major contribution they make to the mission at Vance Air Force Base. A special thank you goes to the co-chairmen, George Pankonin and Mark Aman, and the entire committee for their outstanding work on the event. This event is known throughout the Air Force for showcasing how supportive Enid is to Vance AFB.  
Camp Tomahawk Applications Available!
Applications are available at area schools and the Chamber office. Space is limited to 20 girls and 20 boys. Applications need to be submitted to the Enid Chamber, 210 Kenwood Blvd,  by Friday, May 12.
For Applications, click here.
Welcome, Lesley!
We are pleased to announce Lesley Wadhams has joined the Enid Chamber staff as our Administrative Specialist. Lesley is a married mom of a 2 year old daughter and two rescue dogs.  She has a Master of Education Degree in Gerontology, and  has lived in Enid for the past 6 years.
Thank You for Your Renewal!
Thank you for your renewal!   Your continued support and investment makes a difference for Enid! Click on any blue member below to go directly to their web page.
LGE Class Introductions
Hometown: Walsh, CO
Wife Hayley and 3 girls Molly, Halston, and Story. We love dogs, however we are currently a pet free home.  
O ccupation:
VP Commercial Loan Officer - Assist business owners with lending needs and services to save them time and money.
Tell us four of your favorite things:
Denver Broncos and OU Football, wood working, Costa Rica, Pita Jungle
What would you do with 30 minutes of free time?
Close my eyes and rest 
What makes you unique?
I'm always pulling for the underdog. Big heart.
Favorite thing about Enid?
The people and the size of the town.
Hometown: Wolfsburg, Germany
Family: Married to Jeremy Benton, son Jackson (2 years old), 2 dogs, 2 cats and 6 donkeys (all rescue animals)
Occupation: As the Director of Business Development, I am responsible for driving growth and expansion of the hospital, as well as physician relationship management and recruitment.
Tell us four of your favorite things:
Favorite Food: Asian cuisine, Favorite Sports Team: VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich (German soccer), Hobbies: Sports (soccer, running, hiking and gym), Favorite thing to do: Spending time with my family and animals
W hat would you do with 30 minutes of free time? Reading a book while sipping on a cup of coffee and eating a cookie
What makes you unique?
My cultural diversity and ability to integrate: Born & raised in Germany, studied a semester in Mexico, lived for over a decade in CA and now I am in OK.
Favorite thing about Enid? Small town with friendly people.
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