March 2019 Newsletter
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Hundreds Converge in Enid for Northwest District Livestock Show
The 85 th Annual Northwest District Junior Livestock Show is the biggest secret in Enid to anyone outside of the agricultural community. This week-long event brings hundreds of exhibitors and their families to town. This year 889 exhibitors are registered with over 2,400 animals entered.
“After months of feeding, grooming and working with their animal project, these students are ready to enter the show ring in Enid with the hope of walking out with a blue ribbon in hand,” said Jennifer Kisling, NWDJLS General Superintendent.
The show is open to the public and free to watch. “I encourage everyone to come out and support our area’s students as they compete,” said Kisling. “Even if you don’t know anything about the livestock industry, this is an opportunity to see some of the best and brightest youth in our area. The level of responsibility and respect in these students is unmatched. It’s fun to watch.”
Show Schedule
Wednesday, March 6: Cattle
Thursday, March 7: Sheep
Friday, March 8: Goat
Saturday, March 9: Swine Barrow
Sunday, March 10: Swine Gilt

Premium Sale
Monday, March 11 at 5:30PM

For more information, check out the Livestock Show website and Facebook page !
Join us for Business Spotlight @ Lunch at Grace Care!

~ Tuesday, March 12 at 12:00PM ~

1909 W Owen K Garriott Rd.

If you're interested in hosting a Business After Hours or Business Spotlight @ Lunch,
please contact Kalea Stafford at 237-2494 or
Enid Street Map Project Begins
The Enid Chamber has partnered with Town Square Publications to produce the official 2019 Enid Street Map. Alan Flinton, Community Publication Sales for Town Square Publications, is looking forward to sharing marketing opportunities through our Enid Map publication with your business.

Just a few of the ways our map is distributed throughout the city:
-Enid Chamber Newcomer Packets
-Vance Air Force Welcome Packets
-Hospital Recruitment Packets
-New Employee Packets
-Visitors to the Chamber
-Visit Enid
-Local Businesses and Attractions
-And lots more!

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your business
to residents, business owners and visitors!

Enid Day at the Capitol
The 12th Annual Enid Day at the Capitol was held on February 26. A large group of Enid business and school leaders attended and helped host the event. Representatives from the Enid Chamber, ERDA, and the City of Enid participated in the networking breakfast along with officials from Enid Public Schools, Autry Technology Center and Enid's college campuses. Also attending were members of Leadership Greater Enid Class 28. The event was well attended by legislators, agency officials and staff. Special thanks to Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, Senator Roland Pederson and State Representatives Chad Caldwell and Denise Crosswhite-Hader for speaking to our Enid group. The primary discussion topics were education and healthcare. We appreciate our legislators' participation and support.
Take advantage of the Small Business Chamber Alliance offerings!
Through the Small Business Chamber Alliance program, the Enid Chamber provides you dual membership access - at no cost to your business - to Enid Chamber and the State Chamber of Oklahoma. The Small Business Chamber Alliance gives you access to Oklahoma Chamber Blue, event registration discounts, legislative updates and advocacy toolkits. Take advantage of these offerings early to gain access to these valuable business tools.

Oklahoma Chamber Blue offers our small business members more flexibility and options for group health coverage with the largest preferred provider organization (PPO) network in Oklahoma, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.
• Access to new connections and resources to help your business thrive
• Event registration discounts

The Enid Chamber is committed to adding value to your membership and to the success of your business. If you have questions about any of the Small Business Chamber Alliance offerings and how to take advantage of this membership benefit, please contact Kalea Stafford at the Enid Chamber at or Nicole Boyles at the State Chamber of Oklahoma at
  NET TAXABLE SALES - Enid, Oklahoma - Month of December 2018




 +4.04 %
Calendar Year to Date:


+5.14 %
Enlisted Military Appreciation Night Saturday, April 20
Vance Air Force Base (VAFB) has a tremendous impact on Enid’s economy. A large part of the base’s population consists of enlisted personnel. On Saturday, April 20th, 2019 the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee will host this group for Enlisted Appreciation Night. Recognized by the Air Force as one of the finest displays of appreciation for enlisted personnel, the event demonstrates commitment and support for VAFB and helps acquaint military personnel with the Enid business community.  
If you would like to contribute or have any questions, please contact Kalea at 580.237.2494 or Businesses contributing cash or prizes will be recognized in our newsletter and at the event.

Cost of Living Index 2018 Annual Average 

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.

Enid's average for 2018: 94.8
Chamber Federal Legislative Trip Scheduled for May
The Enid Chamber federal legislative trip to Washington, D.C. is scheduled for May 13-16. Meetings at the Pentagon and meetings with our Oklahoma Congressional Delegation are planned. The Enid Chamber and the City of Enid will 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.
Welcome New Chamber Members!
Anytime Fitness
3324 W. Owen K. Garriott Rd.
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 237-2100
Reps: Great Diel, Shannon Mueller
Business Category: Fitness Centers-Exercise Facilities
Complete Home Health
1109 W. Cherry Ave.
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 237-1819
Fax: (580) 237-1822
Reps: Lola Edwards, Jennifer Hildebrand
Business Category: Home Health Care
Family Martial Arts
211 E. Broadway Ave.
Enid, OK 73701
Phone: (580) 297-5033
Rep: Alex Avers
Business Category: Fitness Centers-Exercise Facilities
Garfield County Relay for Life
Grant Building
4110 S. 100th Ave., Ste. 101
Tulsa, OK 74146
Phone: (800) 227-2345
Rep: Kyna Swanson
Business Categories: Health Education, Organizations
Kenyon Chiropractic P.C.
2003 W. Owen K. Garriott Rd.
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 237-2289
Rep: Sharon Kenyon
Business Category: Chiropractors
McVay Law Firm
720 W. Maine, Ste. C
Enid, OK 73701
Phone: (580) 237-5282
Rep: Dalen McVay
Business Category: Attorneys
Papa John’s Pizza
4330 W. Owen K. Garriott
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 233-2100
Rep: Timothy Leiker
Business Category: Caterers, Restaurants, Pizza
Town Square Publications
2501 S. Shore Dr.
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 206-6762
Rep: Alan Zahringer
Business Category: Printer, Publishers, Typesetters & Graphics
LGE Class XXVIII Spotlight
Hometown: Altus, Oklahoma
Family: I am married to my wonderful wife, Carrie Mills. We have two kids, Brody who is 10 and Macy who is 7.
Occupation/Profession: I have been in education for 16 years. I started as a teacher and a coach at Enid High School. I taught Biology and coached several different sports. The last three years I taught, I was the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Enid High School. The last four years, I have been working in Administration for Enid Public Schools. I was Vice Principal at Longfellow Middle School for three years, and am now the Principal at Waller Middle School . This will be my second year at Waller Middle School.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?: If you reach a point in life when you are down, looking for purpose, or you are just in a rut, do something for someone else. When you begin to think about others, your vision starts to become clear.
What qualities do you look for in a leader?: Leaders must have a clear vision. Vision must include the big picture and also the small details. One more quality that I believe is vital is a leader must continue to serve. Service keeps our heart in the right place and helps guide our vision.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?: The Olympics really needs a competition in which athletes are dressed in their work clothes, and they go into a closet and change into their at-home comfortable clothes. I believe that I can get into mesh shorts and a t-shirt as fast as anyone can as soon as I get home.
Favorite thing about Enid: My favorite thing about Enid is that it is big enough to have events that a big city would have with a small town feel.
Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma
Family: Married to husband, Justin Coleman, since 2006. We have 5 boys, Kaleb (18), Kane (12), Kassin (11), Kamden (8), and Kage (7). We have two boxer dogs named Karma and Kanji.
Occupation/Profession: I work for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections as a Probation and Parole Officer. I supervise offenders as they transition back into society after incarceration or after sentencing.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?: "Each day on Earth is a gift. Pay it forward."
What qualities do you look for in a leader?: Qualities imperative in a good leader are passion, determination, humility, and strength.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?:
Favorite thing about Enid: I love the way Enid is constantly changing, while staying steadfast in its traditions. I love how even the biggest skeptics fall in love with Enid. Most of all, I love the feeling of home, comfort and love Enid provides to its citizens new and old.
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