CHAMBER NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2023
Chamber Issues Forum on The City of Pauls Valley
Our City Manager Lee Litterell has completed his first year in our fair city. Plan now to attend our first "State of the City" to hear from Lee about his accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Punkins BBQ & Catfish. The cost is $10.
Wednesday, Jan. 25 - 11:30am to 1pm
Donald W. Reynolds Recreation Center
Cost: $10
Sponsorships available:

Title Sponsor - $500 (Limit 1)
  • 4 seats at table with City Manager
  • Logo on announcement
  • Logo on Facebook
  • Banner or logo displayed at event
  • Recognition at event
Lunch Sponsor - $200 (limit 4)
  • 4 seats at lunch
  • Logo on announcement
  • Logo on Facebook
  • Logo on buffet table at luncheon
  • Recognition at event
Dessert/Beverage Sponsor - $50 (Limit 4)
  • 1 seat at lunch
  • Name of Facebook post
  • Logo on dessert table
  • Recognized at event
The Big Reveal!
This year's cover of the 2023 Community Guide & Member Directory features a fresh splash of color and focuses on the new Barn Quilt Trail in our city. The books should be distributed later this month, and will be available in hotels and wherever newcomers and visitors frequent, including the Chamber office. Special features in the booklet this year include an A-Z listing of Chamber members, the 2023 Community Calendar and a map of the city and its many points of interest. The Directory is one of the biggest benefits of Chamber membership.
CALENDAR


JANUARY
16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Chamber Office closed)
17 – Chamber Board meeting - Noon
25 – State of the City Luncheon

FEBRUARY
14 - Valentine's Day
21 - Chamber Board Meeting - Noon

WELCOME OUR NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS
NEW
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RENEWING
Ace Hardware/Elk Supply Company
Amcor
Apple Ridge Seniors
Better Barns
Chicken Express
City of Pauls Valley
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Insurance One
James Supplies
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John Blake
Legacy Accounting
Seth Wadley Auto Group
Sooner Home Furnishings
Suzanne Blake
Town & Country Insurance
Meet Our New Chamber Board Member Amy Brown
Title & responsibilities: Amy Brown, Sec/Treasurer of Harry Thompson Inc. DBA Sooner Home Furnishings. "My main responsibility is electronics and accounting. But as with all small businesses I do a little bit of everything."

Aspect(s) of the Chamber that are most important to you: "Anything pertaining to retail business and downtown."

Last place you went for the first time: "It was not my first time to visit Disney World in Florida, but in 2022 I got to take my granddaughters to Disney World for their first time. It was my first time as a grandmother and still my most favorite place to go."

Favorite movie: "I can’t say that I have a favorite movie. There are so many. But I can say most any Disney movie is a favorite."

A collection you own: "I have a very large collection of scrapbook supplies! I LOVE pictures!"

Personality trait that adds the most value to your work: "I would say that I am honest and trustworthy. I hope others would think that also. I am also creative or I enjoy being creative."

Proudest accomplishment: "My kids. As far as business goes, I have achieved awards with RadioShack through the years, but in the larger scheme they aren’t what truly matters."

If you could go back in time, when, where and why would you go: "I don’t know that I would want to go back in time. Maybe a few years ago when retail business was different, but even then I still don’t think I want to go back in time. I really enjoy now, but enjoy looking at pictures from the past."

Your personal hero: "As a young person my hero was Nadia, I loved gymnastics. As an adult I would say my parents were my role models. I guess that would be considered a hero. They taught me a lot in business and family."

If I could invite 3 people to a dinner party... "It would definitely be…. I know this should be some deep thought provoking question, but my honest answer would be my dad, Harry Thompson, my mom, Ardith Thompson and my grandma Myrtle Jacobson."

Currently reading: I’ll Start Again Monday by Lysa Terkeurst
Next Month: Meet New Board Member
Lu Ann Milligan, Pauls Valley National Bank
It's time to place the “2023” sticker on your Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce plaque. Displaying an up-to-date membership plaque is a proven way to let your customers, vendors and business associates know that you support a strong local economy and you value doing business with high standards. We wish you a prosperous new year!
Here's an Idea!
Why not put the Chamber logo on your website as well?
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