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Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
May 1, 2008
Collinsville's Main Street Organization Explained
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Maureen Wright Adressed Noon Chamber Luncheon
Evening Social Featured Art & FCCLA
2008 Chamber Officers
Pres: Susan Babbitt
VP: Don Hutchison
Billie Francis
Pres. Elect:
Cory Slagle
Please provide a list of services and items for sale at your Collinsville business for a database being generated by the Chamber of Commerce. Give your list to Wanda at the Chamber Office (11th & Main) or email to This is for all Collinsville businesses, not just Chamber members.
You are invited to join the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce.
Contact Wanda.

Membership Info

Maureen Wright, Collinsville Downtown Inc. Program Director, was the speaker at the May 5th Chamber luncheon meet. A combination of fortune cookies, chocolate prizes and an Oklahoma quiz involved the audience.

Collinsville High School's FCCLA students provided refreshments for the Chamber of Commerce first evening social held at the Chamber's office at 11th and Main. FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Commulity, Leaders of America which is a much expanded version of the former home economics program. (Previous Coverage )

"Where our historic image is preserved and planned economic growth is encouraged."
-- That's the cover statement on the folder of National Main Street information available to chamber members and explained by Maureen Wright.

The Main Steet Approach is an economic development strategy developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980. The Oklahoma Main Steet Program began in 1985 and serves 41 active programs. Collinsville was accepted as a Main Street community in 2000.

The Main Street effort:

  • Is volunteer driven
  • Has a proven organizational structure
  • Concretates on a specific area (downtown)
  • Emphasizes importance of historic preservation

For more information on the Collinsville Main Street Organization (Collinsville Downtown, Inc)
contact Maureen Wright 918-371-5530
or email
or visit

Art work by Margaret Waldorf and some of her students was on display in the Chamber of Commerce office during the evening social May 5th. More evening gatherings are planned for those that may not be able to attend the noon meetings or just want to learn more about the Chamber or it's members.
The Chamber is investigating promotional displays for Chamber (and other city organizations') use in promoting Collinsville. Skyline Designs from Broken Arrow had several portable displays for the Chamber to consider at the May 5th noon meeting.