The Chamber is partnering with the City of Pauls Valley to ring in the holidays with style. We want to help our local businesses by encouraging everyone to shop local. We will be bringing back Chamber Bucks, which will include giving away a total of $4,000 worth of Chamber Bucks to 20 lucky shoppers. The shopping begins on Saturday, Nov. 27th -- also known as Small Business Saturday -- and finishes by the end of the day on Sunday, Dec. 12th.
 
How does the program work?
 
  1. When someone shops at participating stores, they will receive 1 ticket for each $10 they spend up to $500. (On Small Business Saturday, they will receive 2 tickets per $10.)
  2. The customer needs to fill out their name and phone number on each ticket and leave them at the participating business.
  3. On Monday, Dec. 13th we will have a drawing at the Chamber office at noon for two $500 winners, four $250 winners and eight $100 winners. Everyone is welcome. There will be refreshments.
  4. The winners will receive Chamber Bucks in $20 increments to be used at participating businesses by Jan. 31, 2022. No change will be given at the time of purchase and no returns on merchandise. All sales are final.
  5. The businesses will bring the Chamber Bucks signed by the user and the receipt to be reimbursed by the Chamber.
 
If your business would like to participate in Chamber Bucks, please contact the Chamber at businessservices@paulsvalleychamber.com or call 405-238-6491. Seven members have already signed on.
 
Window Decorating Contest – Once again this year we will have the window decorating contest. All the businesses in Pauls Valley are welcome to decorate their windows. This year the theme is “Hometown Christmas.” If you participate in the contest, a business must decorate their front windows with a scene by Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving. Residents and visitors can cast their votes online or in person at the Chamber office or City Hall. $2,500 in prize money will be awarded at the Parade of Lights on Dec. 6. Voting ends Sunday, Dec. 5th at midnight. If you are interesting in entering your business, please sign up HERE.
 
Parade -- The annual Christmas Parade of Lights is set for Monday, Dec. 6th. The theme for the parade and the window decorating contest is “Hometown Christmas.” Plans are to host the Storytime with Santa after the parade, too. Stay tuned for more details.
CALENDAR
NOVEMBER
7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
16 - Chamber Board Meeting (RSVP)
25 - Thanksgiving (office closed 25th & 26th)
26 - Window Decorations Contest begins (MORE)
​27 - Small Business Saturday
27 - Chamber Bucks campaign starts (MORE)
Chamber Centennial Celebration: A Time
of Looking Back and Looking Forward
PRESENTING SPONSORS:
PHOTO BOOTH SPONSORS:
Perhaps the highlight of the Chamber Centennial Celebration was the news that Gov. Kevin Stitt had signed a formal commendation that recognized the 100 years of the Chamber's dedication to the growth and vitality of Pauls Valley. The "stately" document will be framed and placed in the Chamber office for all to see.

There was, however, much more. The attendees enjoyed a buffet of food and spent a relaxing time visiting with others and participating in the silent auction, the spirit raffle, the dessert auction and even photo sessions at the photo booth.

Winners of the coveted annual awards were also announced. 2020 recipients were Bonnie Meisel and the Samaritans Food Pantry, accepted by Lou Hall. 2021 winners were Jason Selman and First United Bank, accepted by J.D. Bostic.

The event raised funds for the various Chamber programs and initiatives to bolster Pauls Valley's business sector.
Reserve Your Place
in the 2022 Community Guide
& Business Directory
Don't miss your chance to get in front of residents and visitors who use the Community Guide throughout the year. Take advantage of this 1,500-unit promotion piece distributed around town, used by our hotels, and given free to tourists and newcomers to Pauls Valley.

​Ad prices range from $150 to $1,500 and range in size from a business card size to a full page ad.

Non-Chamber member incentive to advertise in the booklet is also available.
Fallfest Debuts with Rave Reviews
The transition to the new Fallfest was a big hit! Hundreds of people came to downtown on Oct. 29 to participate in the carnival-like atmosphere.
 
Some 20 businesses and supporters created spaces for children and their parents to enjoy games, candy and activities marking the season of Halloween.
 
One of the popular games was the "Witches Wheel of Wonder" (right). Businesses sponsored a space on the wheel of chance. When a child spun the wheel and it landed on a business name, the child won a prize from a bin marked with that business name.
 
Major supporters included Pauls Valley National Bank, Southern Plains Medical Group and Sonic Drive-In.
 
Special thanks to Pamela Popejoy (Bloomin' Crazy), Connie Upton (HealthBack Home Health), Bonnie Meisel (Pauls Valley Arts Council), Mary Gowing (1st Presbyterian Church) and Lou Hall (Samaritans) for their outstanding volunteer service to ensure the success of the event.
The Witches Wheel of Wonder
Welcome Our New & Renewing Members
Jarman Realty
Think you know the history of Pauls Valley, and even its business history? Try your luck at this "localized" crossword puzzle on the 100-year history of Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce. You'll enjoy plugging in names of businesses and community leaders.

Chamber Celebration:

"Our Pauls Valley clinic was proud to represent at the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce in its 100 year celebration! Proud to be a part of and serve the citizens of Pauls Valley! Here is to the next 100 years!"
-- Physical Therapy Central

Fallfest:

"We had a great time joining everyone downtown … Count us in for Fallfest every year!" -- Della Wilson, First United Bank

"It was great! So much hard work went into this event by so many. We had a wonderful time." -- Amy Richey, The Grille Restaurant & Bar

"Great event! Incredible planning and execution. Congratulations and thanks to all!!!"
-- Kathy Hall, Paine Business Machines

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to join you and other businesses in partaking in the event and we hope to continue to do so!" -- Deidra Smith, Frontline Family Solutions
112 E. Paul Ave., P.O. Box 638, Pauls Valley, OK 73075
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