February 2017 Newsletter
Digital marketing call Enid Chamber at 580.237.2494
Thank you Enid Day @ the Capitol Sponsors!

AdvancePierre Foods, Security National Bank, City of Enid, Oxbow Calcining, Scheffe Prescription Shops, OG&E, Enid Regional Development Alliance, Eagle Marketing, Enid Chamber of Commerce
2016 Congressional Delegation Meetings
at the Capitol Visitors Center in
Washington D.C.
Chamber Federal Legislative April 24-27
The Enid Chamber federal legislative trip to Washington, D.C. is scheduled for April 24-27, 2017. The meetings and legislative activities will be on Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26. Meetings at the Pentagon and meetings with our Oklahoma Congressional Delegation are planned. The Enid Chamber and the City of Enid will also host a legislative reception. The legislative trip is a great opportunity to support Vance AFB and discuss federal issues that impact Enid and Northwest Oklahoma. 

Who will MAKE the Premium Auction? Enid's NWDJLS is March 1-6
Did you know that each year over 900 students from across Northwest Oklahoma come to Enid for a six-day event?  Those students bring with them teachers, parents, and grandparents.  In addition to cheering on their student, they will spend money in Enid.  They will purchase gas, meals, supplies and even hotel rooms.  What is this huge event? It’s the Northwest District Junior Livestock Show, and it isn’t anything new.  In fact, this March will mark the 83rd annual show.

Please join us Wednesday, March 1st through Sunday, March 5th, at the Expo Center as the students exhibit animals they have been working with for months.  Even if you have not been around the show ring, you are sure to have a great time.

On Monday, March 6th, your business has the additional opportunity to support these students at the NWDJLS Premium Auction.  All buyers are invited to attend the steak dinner prior to the auction.  Then join in the fun as the students show off their award-winning animals.  If you would like any additional information, please contact the NWDJLS General Superintendent Jennifer Kisling at thekislings@pldi.net or the Enid Chamber at 237-2494. See you at NWDJLS 2017!
January Ribbon Cuttings
  NET TAXABLE SALES - Enid, Oklahoma - Month of November 2016
2015                               2016
71,412,916                 $71,247,998    -0.23%
Year to Date
2015                       2016
$778,941,285       $741,142,551   -4.85%
2016 Annual Cost of Living Data for ENID:    91.0
The Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. The composite index is based on six components - housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services.
CPAs & Advisors
205 W. Maple Ave, Suite 200
Thursday, February 9, 2017
5:00 PM
As the largest CPA firm in Enid, BKD has a deep bench of resources to help with your tax and accounting needs. We’ve been serving local individuals and families, trusts, estates and businesses in the commercial, financial services and health care industries for going on 37 years.  Our accounting outsourcing team consults with clients on financial statement preparation, payroll, accounting software selection & training, payroll & sales tax and other areas.  We enjoy the opportunity to help lead, volunteer, advocate and fund various local nonprofits, including the Greater Enid Chamber, as part of our commitment to the community. 
Chamber Networking
BKD - 205 W. Maple Ave, Suite 200

02/09/17 5:00pm - 02/09/17 6:30pm

I'll be there!
Please join us for Business After Hours and find out about all the services BKD, LLP offers for you and your business.
Thank You for Your Renewal!
Thank you for your renewal!   Your continued support and investment makes a difference for Enid! Click on any blue member below to go directly to their web page.
NEW Members - January
CMA  Strategies, Inc
201 Robert Kerr, Ste 301
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Reps: Sharon Caldwell, Pat McFerron
Phone: 405.236.0971
Fax: 405.236.2755
Business Categories:
Campaign Consulting, Marketing
Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative
302 North Independence, Ste. 701
Enid, OK 73701
Website: ohai.org
Reps: Claire Dowers-Nichols, Brandy Hise
Phone: 580. 297.5137
Business Categories:
Social Service Agency, Organizations

LGE Class Introduction
Hometown:  Waurika, OK
Family: Married to Nathan French. 2 children: Sierra a freshman at Western OK State and Jonnie - 6th grader at Waller. 
Occupation: CPA at BKD, LLP - Focus on tax accounting 
Tell us four of your favorite things:
family, watching the Thunder, Mexican food and relaxing at the lake
What would you do with 30 minutes of free time? Read
What makes you unique? I love numbers, math, and taxes (by taxes I mean preparing and providing tax savings NOT paying them).
Favorite thing about Enid? The PEOPLE! I cannot go anywhere without seeing someone I know. I love our small town atmosphere.
Hometown: Enid, OK
Family: Married to Denise, 4 - dogs
Occupation: City Manager: Oversee and direct day to day city operations.
Tell us four of your favorite things: OSU Cowboys, "Where the Red Fern Grows", Fantasy Football, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
What would you do with 30 minutes of free time? Spend it with my loving supportive wife.
What makes you unique? my sense of humor, my position, my perspective
Favorite thing about Enid? Meadowlake Park, CNB Center, Downtown, small town atmosphere
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