April 2018 Newsletter
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Senate Narrowly Approves Teacher Raise Package
State senators applauded and cheered after narrowly passing a comprehensive tax package Wednesday night, bringing teachers one step closer to a long-awaited raise, and potentially averting crippling school closures statewide. Read More..
Chamber Board Nominations
Kyle Hockmeyer, Enid Chamber Chairman-elect, is chairing the Nominating committee, as outlined in the Chamber by-laws, to develop a slate of directors to replace the Chamber directors who will be completing their three-year terms on June 30, 2018.

If you have someone you would like to submit for a Chamber Board nomination, please contact Kyle Hockmeyer at 580.242.2750 / khockmeyer@autrytech.edu or Jon Blankenship at 580.237.2494 / jon@enidchamber.com by Friday, April 6th. The slate of five board nominees will be presented in the May newsletter for approval by the general membership.
51st Annual Enlisted Appreciation Night
On Saturday, April 28 the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee will host the enlisted personnel at Vance Air Force Base for Enlisted Appreciation Night. This is the 51st year for the event and it is widely recognized by the Air Force as one of the finest demonstrations of support and appreciation for enlisted personnel. Vance Air Force Base has a tremendous impact on Enid’s economy and quality of life. This event provides the Enid business community an opportunity to show their support for Vance and the enlisted people who contribute greatly to the mission.

“One of the neat things this event provides is for the enlisted folks to see how much the community supports them,” said Mark Aman, Enlisted Appreciation Night Chairman. “The committee works hard to put this event together. Our local businesses generously donate food, cash and prizes to ensure that Enlisted Appreciation Night is always a success,” said Aman. “This is an opportunity the enlisted men and women won’t have anywhere else.”

The enlisted personnel enjoy an evening of food, games and prizes. Last year contributions were outstanding and we expect this year’s event to be even more successful with the generosity and support of our local businesses!

If you would like to contribute prizes, cash donations or
volunteer to help with Enlisted Appreciation Night, please contact the Enid Chamber at 580.237.2494 for more information.
March Ribbon Cuttings
  NET TAXABLE SALES - Enid, Oklahoma - Month of January 2018
Month of January
$63,794,637 +1.94%
  4125 W. Owen K. Garriott, Suite A-1
(inside Oakwood Mall, near Dillard's)
Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:00 PM
2017 Citizen of the Year
Lew Meibergen
NOMINATIONS OPEN for Enid Chamber Annual Awards

Please take a moment and nominate a well deserving Chamber member for an Enid Chamber Annual Award.  
* Citizen of the Year
* Business Person of the Year
* Civic Improvement Award
* Volunteer of the Year 

It's easy! Click below!
Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, exhibitors and the Enid community for another great NWDLJS! Special thanks to show Superintendent, Jennifer Kisling and Enid Chamber Special Events Director, Kalea Stafford.
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 - March
2510 W. Chestnut, Suite E
Enid, OK 73703
Reps: DelRae Cramer      
Phone: 580.297.5148
Business Categories:
Link Source IT
802 W. Pine Ave.
Enid, OK 73701
Website: linksourceit.com
Reps: Don Chappell
         Lincoln Christensen
Joe Gibson
Phone: 580.701.6855
Business Categories:
Schieber's Donuts & Deli
207 E. Owen K. Garriott
Enid, OK 73701
Email: nishag33@gmail.com
Reps: Neal Gheewala
Phone: 580.242.5000
Business Categories:
LGE Class Introduction
Hometown: Arnett, Oklahoma
Family: Wife - Kelli Jennings (Okarche Women's Basketball Coach) 
Occupation/Profession: Dean of Students at Northern Oklahoma College. I oversee housing, security, student conduct, clubs, organizations and student events on our Enid campus. 
Who is/was the most influential person in your life and why: He not only is most influential in my life, but is also the most influential person in all the world. Jesus Christ. There is not enough space to tell you why, but when you see me ask why He is most influential to me and I will tell you. In addition, my wife Kelli is most influential in my life. God has blessed me with her and he uses her to make me better each day.  
What are three things on your bucket list: Run a marathon distance race (or further) in every state - 13 down, 37 to go; train for, test and obtain a private pilot license; to live with all my might, being a good and useful steward of what I have been given. Then to die well.  
What was your all-time best Halloween costume: In my youth, I was well known for wearing the worst Halloween costume every year. I continue to receive this distinction today by not dressing up at all. 
Favorite thing about Enid: The people of a place make the community and Enid has good people. Sojourn Enid .
Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma
Family: Married with four kids and five grandchildren
Occupation/Profession: CEO for the United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma- I help people help people. I'm blessed to work with community organizations who help meet the human service needs of people who are homeless, hungry and those most vulnerable. 
Who is/was the most influential person in your life and why: Jesus Christ because he has completely turned my life around for the better
What are three things on your bucket list: See my 77th birthday, see my grandchildren get married and celebrate my 50th anniversary with my wife
What was your all-time best Halloween costume: Army man
Favorite thing about Enid: The people
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