February 2019 Newsletter
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Enid Day at the Capitol February 26
Enid Day at the Capitol will be held on Tuesday, February 26th in Room 412-A at the Capitol. Legislators, state agency officials, and staff will attend the breakfast from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Kyle Hockmeyer, Enid Chamber Chairman of the Board, said "Enid Day at the Capitol is a tremendous opportunity for citizens of our great city to meet with our legislators to promote our community."

Join us for Business After Hours at Putnam Six Bookstore!
~ Tuesday, February 12 at 5PM ~
610 S. Cleveland, Suite 212

If you're interested in hosting a Business After Hours or Business Spotlight @ Lunch,
please contact Kalea Stafford at 237-2494 or kalea@enidchamber.com.
Guest Op-Ed
 The Importance of Early Childhood Development and the Private Sector

by Craig Knutson
President/CEO
Potts Family Foundation
 
The Oklahoma Business Roundtable funded a proposal by the Potts Family Foundation to determine effective ways to educate the private sector about early childhood development (ECD) programs and services. Our research indicates that the private sector has a very modest understanding of the importance of ECD and related evidence-based programs that exist for many families their companies employ.

Chamber Federal Legislative Trip Scheduled
The Enid Chamber federal legislative trip to Washington, D.C. is scheduled for May 13-16. The meetings and legislative activities will be on Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15. 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.
(Left to Right) Bill Shewey, Derwin Norwood, Jonathan Waddell,
Sen. James Lankford, George Pankonin, and Jerald Gilbert on the
2018 Chamber Federal Legislative Trip to Washington D.C.
  NET TAXABLE SALES - Enid, Oklahoma - Month of November 2018

November:

2017                  
$70,282,372.

2018
$75,554,198

 +7.5 %
Calendar Year to Date:

2017  
$743,261,904

2018
$782,267,052

+5.25 %
Welcome New Members!
BeeLine Heating and Air Conditioning
2020 Willow Run, Suite164
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 233-5463
Email: beelineheatingandair@gmail.com
Rep: Ryan Holcomb
Business Category: Air Conditioning & Heating Contractors
Marco's Pizza
2321 West Willow Rd.
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 701-6765
Website: marcos.com
Rep: Bre Smith
Business Category: Restaurant
Prestige Carpet Care
1204 West Southgate
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 977-9232
Reps: Jason Wagner, Jessica Wagner
Business Categories: Carpet Cleaning, Janitorial Service
Urbn Roots
2624 North Van Buren St., Ste. A
P.O. Box 262
Enid, OK 737032
Phone: (580) 297-5511
Fax: (580) 297-5513
Website: urbnroots.com
Rep: Alycia Robinson
Business Category: Medical Equipment & Supplies
LGE Class XXVII Spotlight
Name:  Rev. Dr. John Toles
Hometown: Bastrop, Louisiana
Family: Single. I live with my cousin, Janie. Two crazy cats: Hermione and Ona. No children.
Occupation/Profession: I serve as the rector/priest of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?: If you want to get along with God, don’t sit in His chair.
What qualities do you look for in a leader?: Integrity, passion, competence.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?: Fishing. I’ll break my arm casting before I’ll give up.
Favorite thing about Enid: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
Name:   Sally Ramey
Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma
Family: My husband and I have six children, three boys and three girls, and our first grandson is due in December. We also have a golden doodle named Eddrick, who is two years old.
Occupation/Profession: I am the Teller Services Officer at NBC Oklahoma . I manage the teller line for the Enid branch. I also help with debit card services, new accounts, online banking and all other areas of customer service.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. The worst thing that can happen is, they can say no.
What qualities do you look for in a leader?: I look for someone that isn’t afraid to do the hard things in life, someone that sees what needs to be done and then just does it.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?: Reading. I can easily get lost in a good book for days.
Favorite thing about Enid: I love the progress that is being made here and the people that are investing their time and energy into making Enid a better place to live.

Thank You for Your Membership Renewal!
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