Thursday, February 2, 12:00pm – The Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum will welcome candidates for City of Seminole Mayor and School Board as well as candidates for City Coucil. The forum will be at the Enoch Kelly Haney Center on the Seminole State College campus. The public is welcome. The cost of lunch is $8.
Thursday, February 7, 6:00pm – The Annual Chamber Banquet at the Haney Center on the Seminole State College Campus
Saturday, February 25, 6:00am-12:00pm – Join the Seminole Rotary Club for the 65th Annual Bob Davis Memorial Pancake Breakfast/Lunch. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from a Rotarian (see February 2017 newsletter for list) or from the Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds go to youth activities and community projects.
Mark your calendars for these future events and check back here for details!
Tuesday, July 4, 5:00pm – 4th of July Festival (including fireworks) Magnolia Park and/or Seminole Municipal Park
Friday, September 29 – Annual Chamber Golf Tournament at the Jimmy Austin Golf Course in Seminole
October 1-30 – Total Resources Campaign
Thursday, November 30, 6:00pm – Friends of the Chamber Auction held at the Enoch Kelly Haney Center on the Seminole State College campus
Business Referral Service – The Chamber recommends and promotes members only to the hundreds of phone calls and visitors we receive each year.
Chamber Website – Your business is listed in the membership directory on our website. You may also link your site to ours free of charge. The Chamber site provides users with visitor and relocation materials, up-to-date demographics, and information regarding Chamber activities.
Business After Hours – Hosted by a different member business each month, this is one of the many networking opportunities the Chamber offers for membership and their guests. The hosting member is invited to showcase their business while members and potential customers network in a relaxed atmosphere.
Brochure Display – Members are invited to display brochures describing their services in the Chamber lobby as a resource center for newcomers and visitors.
Visitor Information Packet – Promotional packets are sent to groups and individuals indicating an interest in visiting the Seminole area attractions. Your business may include coupons in these packets.
Membership Listing – A listing of Chamber members is free to the membership. Mailing labels can be purchased at a nominal charge.
Publications – The Chamber’s Membership Directory offers your business great publicity. Members are listed at no charge by category. This publication is the “yellow pages” of the best businesses in Seminole. It is also “the guide” for newcomers and visitors.
Area Map – Maps of Seminole are available free of charge.
Vital Statistics – City directories and demographic statistics are available upon request.
Bulk Mailing – Members may use the Chamber’s bulk mailing permit free of charge.
Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings – The Chamber sponsors new business or expansion ribbon cuttings for members of the Chamber. The Seminole Producer publicizes the event free of charge.
Professional Development – The Chamber hosts forums, seminars, and town meetings to assist you in your business needs.
Assistance to Small Business – The Chamber provides contacts, referrals, and meeting rooms for business assistance centers to council or assist owners and prospective owners of small business.
Economic Development Assistance – The Chamber supports and works closely with the Seminole Industrial Foundation and Seminole Economic Development Council to help businesses relocate or expand in our area. They can help find a site and gather pertinent demographic and market information.
Forum – The Chamber sponsors monthly Forum meetings in conjunction with the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, and BPW Club, providing timely and interesting information regarding local as well as state and national issues.
Planning Retreat – An annual planning retreat for the Chamber membership is held in the fall of each year. Members are invited to contribute ideas for committee objectives and programs to be addressed in the Chamber Program of Work.
Retail Development – The Chamber is continuously working to improve the appearance of the city and sponsor promotional programs for retail development.
Health Care – In coordination with local healthcare providers, the Chamber is working to coordinate services and increase public awareness of health issues.
Education – The Chamber is actively involved in education by recognizing outstanding educators, support staff, and the academic achievements of Seminole High School students. We assist in developing programs recognizing academic achievements at all grade levels. We work to promote cooperative programs and training to improve the education levels and technical skills of available workforce.
Legislative Issues – In cooperation with the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we work to provide our membership with information on issues effecting local business and industry. We sponsor Legislative Breakfasts to provide an opportunity for Legislators to inform the community of pending legislative issues. The Chamber Golf Tournament gives members a chance to talk one-on-one with state legislators.
Beautification – The Chamber continues to work with the City on special clean-up programs to improve the appearance and promote pride in our community. We are exploring other programs designed to encourage the beautification of our community.
Leadership Seminole – Leadership Seminole is a program designed to identify, develop, and motivate new leadership for our community. The program consists of weekly exposure to local issues and resources, team-building activities, and networking opportunities.
Agri-Business – The Chamber works to promote economic development through the agricultural industry in Seminole County. We work in conjunction with the OSU County Extension Office in providing support of local agricultural programs.
Tourism – The Tourism Council oversees the use of proceeds from the lodging surcharge to enhance opportunities for tourism. The Chamber works to develop and market Seminole as a tourist destination. We help to promote local attractions and coordinate Seminole’s annual celebrations.
Annual Banquet – Chamber members are invited to the Annual Banquet. Outgoing Board members, the President, and chairs of committees are recognized for their contributions and accomplishments. Presentation of the David L. Boren and Citizen of the Year awards are made.