112 E. Paul Ave.
P.O. Box 638
Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Initiative to Spruce Up Pauls Valley Grows Out of New Board Training
At the August Chamber Meeting, the Board adopted a conceptual plan for an initiative being called “Pockets of Progress.” President Sherri Wing introduced the beautification initiative, believing that when people’s impressions of Pauls Valley are positive, there is a better likelihood of interest in moving and working here.

A work day is set for Saturday, Oct. 26. People are invited to join the volunteer effort and bring supplies and tools for accomplishing the goals of that day. More information will be announced in coming days.

It’s hoped that the Chamber will be able to lead various partners including civic groups, churches, schools and other community organizations to have a positive impact. The idea came from the new board orientation held in July. Various attendees of that meeting spoke in favor of the new initiative: Connie Upton, Kelly Reed, Andy Davidson, Macey Barber and Katie Johnson.
Things To Do
Summer officially grinds down Sept. 23, but there's still lots of options for activities these days:
Solid Footing for BrickFest
BrickFest offers good exposure for your business. Visitors come from all over Garvin County (and beyond). It's set for Saturday, Sept. 28 in downtown Pauls Valley and, as usual, key attractions include the PV Police Officers' Car Show, the PV Marching Band Competition, tasty food truck offerings and more.

In addition to hosting booths, Chamber members can also participate by volunteering with set-up, coordination and knock-down. For more information, visit the BRICKFEST page on our website. The deadline for securing booth space is Sept. 16.
FirstShot Pest Control
Grant & Katie Johnson, CPA, PLLC
Health Back Home Health
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Mid-America Technology Center
Paine Business Machines
Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home

8/30 - 5th Friday Art Walk, Downtown


9/1 - Labor Day (Office closed)
9/3 - OK Chamber Executives' institute
​9/7 - Pauls Valley Watershed Protection Fair
9/12 - Legislative Lunch (Must  RSVP )
9/17 - Chamber Meeting & Lunch ( RSVP  for lunch)
​9/28 - Brickfest ( MORE
 10/1 - Watch for Oct. Chamber newsletter
10/2 - Garvin County Job Fair ( MORE )
10/26-Pockets of Progress workday ( RSVP )
Good Idea Corner
Advertise in the Next Community Guide
A very popular resource for the Pauls Valley, Garvin County and even South Central Oklahoma region, the Chamber Guide is a one-stop source for all kinds of great business, community and government information. It's a huge undertaking to produce the handy booklet each year, but it's a benefit of membership too.

CONTACT the Chamber for more information. Also, make sure your business information is correct by providing the Chamber office with any changes.
News & Notes
Join the Job Fair Oct. 2
Vendors are now welcome to sign on for the Garvin County Job Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Crossroads Church, located about 1 mile west on Hwy. 19 from I-35. This is a great opportunity to promote your business and seek new hires at the same time. The organizer are planning to promote the job fair to anyone living within 60 miles of Pauls Valley. Registration is $50 per vendor, and that includes two lunches. REGISTER on our website.
Planning Ahead for Chamber Banquet
The Chamber Celebration Committee is forming now to plan the 2020 event and we need your help! We are looking for anyone that would like to volunteer to be on the committee. Our first meeting will be in September so if you'd like to join in to discuss the theme, food, auction items, and so much more, please let us know! Contact Jaclyn Woods at Jaclyn.Woods@chickasaw.net . Board members Jaclyn and Macey Barber will lead in the Chamber Celebration planning.
Exploring Trade and Tariff Issues

The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center is hosting a special program to discuss the current trade and tariff uncertainty for Oklahoma's small businesses who are involved in international trade. Anthony Cambas, Director of the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade & Development, and one of Oklahoma's top authorities on international trade, will lead the discussion. The program is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Rose State College, Midwest City.