Collinsville Chamber of Commerce November 2018 Newsletter
November Business Over Breakfast
Join us this Thursday, November 1 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at our office at 12th and Main for some laid-back networking with your fellow Collinsville Chamber members. We won't have a guest speaker or a structured program, though we will take time to introduce everyone and make a few announcements.

Our Business Over Breakfast events seem to be falling on cool, rainy mornings. Don't let the forecast stop you! Our office will be warm and dry and we will have bagels and hot coffee to greet you!

The best part? This event is FREE for our members! 

Are you interested in sponsoring a future Business Over Breakfast? Give us a call! 
Turkey Bingo 2018
This Saturday night is our big Turkey Bingo event! This evening serves as a fundraiser for the Chamber, and money raised will be used for our 2019 programs and events. 
 
Between the hours of 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, approximately 30 games of bingo will be played with bigger, better prizes for winners of all ages. Prizes include (but are not limited to!) certificates for frozen Thanksgiving turkeys from JB's Market, gift cards to local businesses and restaurants, toys and games, a Roku, and more! The grand prize given away at the end of the evening will be a flat screen Vizio HDTV. Concession items such as bottled water, soda, pizza, and candy will be available for purchase.
 
Admission prices are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 12 and under. Admission prices will include three bingo cards per adult and one card per child. Additional bingo cards may be purchased for $2 per card. Cards are reusable, allowing you to play all night for more chances to win! We hope to see you all there for a night of fun in downtown Collinsville! 

December Membership Luncheon
  
Thursday, December 6, 2018 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Veterans Building
909 W Main Street

Breann Audet with Nutrition Nook will be our guest presenter at December's luncheon. Breann will lead attendees through the Gems Personality Training. Knowing your own "gem personality" helps you to better understand yourself, avoid potential pitfalls, and enables you to be a better leader. Knowing someones else's gem is a way to focus on what motivates them, what will help them stay on track, and how to best celebrate their successes. You don't want to miss this fun, useful training!

If you pre-register by noon on December 4th, you will receive a discounted price of $10 for lunch. You are also welcome to join us without a reservation for the price of $15. 

 
You don't have to be a Chamber member to attend -- all are welcome! Please invite your business colleagues who might be interested in attending. 

New Members
Please join us in welcoming our newest members of the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce! We encourage you to remember fellow Chamber members when doing your business, so please add these members to your list. We are so happy to be Growing Together!  

EST, Inc.
918-236-7313

Garner's Flowers
918-371-2476

Janel Tackett Photos
918-864-3125

Parsons Canoe Beggs Funeral Home
918-553-1488

RC Kennels LLC
918-371-7387

The Artisan
918-553-1266

Christmas Parade

The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for the 2018 Collinsville Christmas Parade taking place on Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 am. This year's parade, which is themed "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" will make its way down Main Street between 15th Street and 9th Street.
 
A parade entry form is required for all entries. You may request a parade entry form by calling 918-371-4703 or emailing megan@collinsvillechamber.org. All entries must reflect the parade theme or display Christmas decorations. The top five parade entries will be entered into a drawing for a $100 cash prize.
 
There are no participation fees this year thanks to the generosity of our parade sponsors. The sponsors are American Bank of Oklahoma, Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home, JB Stephens Properties, Limbocker Heat & Air, T&S Plumbing, Treasured Pediatric Care, and Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven.
Leadership Collinsville 2019
The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is launching its inaugural Leadership Collinsville program in 2019. The program is designed to develop participants' awareness and knowledge of the community with the purpose of creating future leaders and volunteers in Collinsville. The course is designed the be a series of issues-oriented forums based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Classes will run January through June.
 
Whether you are a present or future community leader, want to build your networking circle, or just have fun learning about your city, the Leadership Collinsville program provides you with practical information concerning community problems and issues.
 
Applicants are expected to be committed to the program, realizing the time investment that is expected from each program. One session per month is scheduled in advance and is mandatory for program completion. Leadership Collinsville students will complete a group project that benefits one of the nonprofit or civic organizations in Collinsville.
 
Tuition is $250 per participant and includes a Leadership Collinsville shirt, lunch at each session, as well as admission to the graduation event in June.
 
The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is now taking applications for the session beginning January 10, 2019. Class size will be limited.

 
 
Member News & Events

If you have any news, specials or events you would like included in our monthly newsletter, please email megan@collinsvillechamber.org.