May 2018 Newsletter
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Leadership Greater Enid presents Booker T. Washington Community Center $31K
Leadership Greater Enid Class XXVII presented a donation of more than $31,000 to Booker T. Washington Community Center on Monday, providing the funds needed to replace the center's air conditioning units and ensure after-school and summer programs this year.

Booker T. Washington Community Center, at 800 S. 5th, was opened in 1982 to provide an after-school program, fitness and other facilities for the public and a summer program for students.

2018 Board of Directors Slate
Per the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Bylaws, the Nominating Committee has submitted the proposed slate of directors to replace the directors whose terms are expiring on June 30, 2018. This slate is open to petition. If no petitions are filed by 5:00 pm Friday, May 11, 2018, the nominations shall be closed and the nominated slate of candidates shall be declared elected.

The Proposed Slate of Directors
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

Todd Hamilton, BancCentral
Finny Mathew, INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center
Dan Schiedel, United Way of Enid & NW OK
Jason Turnbow, Security National Bank
Taylor Venus, Long, Claypole, & Blakley Law

For more information on the election process for the Board of Directors CLICK HERE .
Annual Federal Legislative Trip Promotes Enid
The Enid Chamber of Commerce federal legislative trip to Washington, D.C. was April 16-19. The Enid group consisted of military liaison Mike Cooper, City of Enid officials, Enid Chamber board members, ERDA and other civic leaders. They met with Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, and Richard Hartley, acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Instillations, Environment and Energy, who briefed the group on issues facing the Air Force, particularly the shortage of pilots. The Enid group highlighted recent airspace protection legislation in Oklahoma. There were also meetings held with Sen. Jim Inhofe, Sen. James Lankford, Rep. Frank Lucas, and Steve Moffitt, Chief of Staff for Rep. Steve Russell.

To read more about the annual Federal Legislative trip, click here.
April Ribbon Cuttings

Farmhouse Fresh Coffeeshop & Deli
717 S. Hoover

Tara's Organics
214 E. Broadway

The Journey House Pregnancy Resource Center
1820 W. Garriott
  NET TAXABLE SALES - Enid, Oklahoma - Month of February 2018

5.78 %
Calendar Year to Date:

3.87 %
NOMINATIONS OPEN for Enid Chamber Annual Awards
2017 Citizen of the Year
Lew Miebergen

Please take a moment and nominate a well deserving Chamber member for an Enid Chamber Annual Award. Awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting & Banquet on June 12.
* Citizen of the Year
* Business Person of the Year
* Civic Improvement Award
* Volunteer of the Year 

It's easy! Click below!
Enlisted Appreciation Night celebrates Vance Enlisted
2018 Enlisted Appreciation Night
This year area businesses and individuals contributed almost $20,000 in cash and prizes for Enlisted Appreciation Night. This was the 51st year for the event which recognizes enlisted personnel and the major contribution they make to the mission at Vance Air Force Base. A special thank you goes to the Enlisted Appreciation chairman, Mark Aman, and the entire committee for their outstanding work on the event. This event is known throughout the Air Force for showcasing how supportive Enid is to Vance AFB. 
Welcome New Members!
Four J's Tire Service
310 East Harvard
Enid, OK 73701
Reps: Donald Reeks
Jessica Waller
Phone: 580.237.0706
Fax: 580.540.9267
Business Categories:
Hutch's C-Stores
3206 S. Van Buren St.
Enid, OK 73703
Reps: Allison Robinson
Phone: 580.242.0747
Business Categories:
Camp Tomahawk Applications Available!
Boys June 4-8 & Girls June 11-15
Applications are available online and the Chamber office. Space is limited to 20 girls and 20 boys. Applications need to be submitted to the Enid Chamber, 210 Kenwood Blvd, by Friday, May 11.
For Applications, click here.
Thank You for Your Renewal!
Your membership investment and community support make a difference for Enid!
LGE Class XXVII Introductions
Hometown: Hooker, Oklahoma
Family: I am married to the love of my life, Kitty. We have been married eight years. We have one daughter Addison Grace who is three years old. I have two children from my first marriage - Zayne who is a senior at UCO in Edmond and my son Braxton who passed away in 2011. 
Occupation/Profession: I am the Director of Information and Instructional Technology for the Enid Public Schools District. I oversee the staff of the department - which supports all technology in the district. I help set the technology vision for the district and then oversee the implementation of the technology. 
Who is/was the most influential person in your life and why: The most influential person in my life would be my father. He was a workaholic and so frugal with his money. He was called Scrooge Herbel. He showed me that you must work hard to achieve what you want and be fiscally responsible in life. 
What are three things on your bucket list: Visit Australia, go to England to watch the Wimbledon tournament live and go to Mardi Gras
What was your all-time best Halloween costume: When in college, I dressed up like a pregnant woman with the wig, dress and pregnant belly. Then I went to work at Wal-Mart and surprised all of the customers that asked me for help. 
Favorite thing about Enid: It is not too big and it is not too small. I grew up in Hooker, a town of 1,500 people and then lived in OKC, a metro of 1 million people. Enid has the small town charm in a small urban setting, its just the right size for me and my family.
Hometown: Enid, OK
Family: Married to Buster McClish, Two Boys - Carter, Age 13 and Gehrig, Age 15, Three Dogs - Thelma, Louise and Amelia Earhart and Two Cats - Martha Washington and Mary Todd Lincoln. 
Occupation/Profession: Technical Consultant for public health and safety company (NSF International) 
Who is/was the most influential person in your life and why: It's difficult to choose just one influential person. I've had many people guide, mentor and encourage me.  
What are three things on your bucket list: Eat a meal cooked by a celebrity chef, serve on a national or international council or committee for food safety and visit the United Kingdom. 
What was your all-time best Halloween costume: Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes Award Winner
Favorite thing about Enid: The PEOPLE!!

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