112 E. Paul Ave.
P.O. Box 638
Pauls Valley, OK 73075
405.238.6491
New Chamber Board Shows Unity Amid Uncertainties

In a spirit of unity, the out-going Chamber Board has agreed to continue serving an additional year, despite the fact that the official end of many of their terms of office ended June 30.

“It’s a blessing to know that, despite how Covid-19 has upended many of our plans in the past few months, our Chamber Board is committed to continuity and service for the vitality of the Pauls Valley business community,” says Sherri Wing, Chamber President.

Changes to the Executive Board will occur, even as most members will continue serving in the new fiscal year -- July 1 to June 30, 2021. Incoming chair Connie Upton, HealthBack Home Health, will succeed current chair Jan Moran, AT&T, after the Chamber Banquet in September. A new Incoming Chair is yet to be named. Tyler Justice, Reavis Drug, will take the vacancy left by Howard Grider, formerly of Covercraft.

The Executive Board will fill 2 or 3 other vacancies. Nominations are welcome.
TAKE OUR BUSINESS RECOVERY SURVEY

This Chamber-sponsored survey takes 5 minutes or less and is anonymous to protect your proprietary information. Its purpose is to give our Chamber leadership important information so they can learn from this crisis and determine directions for the future.
Time to Become that Leader
You Want to Be
Ever dream of being a leader? Here’s your chance. Applications are now being accepted for the Leadership Mid-America program, sponsored by the Mid-America Technology Center.

“This is a very rewarding program enhancing all who participate with strategies for becoming the most positive and effective leaders in our workplaces,” says Sherri Wing, President, Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Mid-America is an 8-week program that prepares them for positions of responsibility in their profession as well as their community. The following topics are explored:
  • Setting Personal Goals
  • Leadership Styles
  • Interpersonal Skills & Team Building
  • Communication & Public Speaking
  • Area Business & Industry
  • Community Economic Development
  • Civic & Human Service Opportunities
  • Local History & Tourism
  • School Boards & Education
  • Local & State Government

A maximum of 12 participants are chosen annually.

To apply, complete the application at the link below and submit it with your $50 application fee. If selected, the application fee will be applied to the $300 tuition fee.

Download the application HERE . More info available by calling 405-449-7613 or visiting MATECH.EDU .
Kudos to Our Chamber Celebration Sponsors
Sponsorship of the Sept. 15 Chamber Banquet is vital to meet our fiscal goals for the event as well as they entire year of services to the Pauls Valley business community. It's with grateful appreciation that we recognize our Banquet Sponsors:
There's room for more!
Please check on any gathering in case
it might be canceled.
CALENDAR
JULY
   3  - Office closed to celebrate Independence Day
4 - Kiwanis 4th of July Fireworks, Wacker Park (no other amenities)
​10  - Legislative Committee Meeting, 8:30am
21  - Chamber Meeting (webconference), Noon ( RSVP )
27  - Vendor applications for Brickfest (Sept. 26) accepted starting this day
Welcome
our Renewing Members
New Members
Domino’s Restaurant
Pauls Valley Terrace

Renewing Members
DDB Unlimited
Kristi Dobbins
Relax Inn
S&E Menefee (Scentsy)
Southern Workforce Board
3 Targets for Membership
Think about how you can help!
The Grille Restaurant
Kristin Jarman, Attorney
Valley Quality Meats
Let's Discuss the Cardboard Situation

Garvin County Community Living Center (GCCLC) has received many calls and texts inquiring about the status of the cardboard recycling program. Most everyone knows that they utilize staff supervisors and developmentally disabled clients to operate the program. When the Covid-19 virus began shutting down businesses and activities, they were ordered by DHS to shelter in place. As one might guess many of their clients have health issues that put them in the "safer at home" group as well. 

At this time, they have no tentative date to reopen the program. Rather than to continue to try to put cardboard in trailers or dog pens that are already full, they encourage the end-user to either take their recyclable items to Norman or to send them to the landfill. The trailers are full and continuing to try to add more is simply making a mess in the city's alleyways and behind buildings.

"We promise the community that as soon as it is reasonably safe to resume the recycling program, we plan to do so," says Cathy Cash, GCCLC.
Mark the Date!
Tuesday, September 15
Chamber Celebration
Details to Come ... but now's
the time to submit your
nominations for these coveted awards!