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Copyright 2010 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Chamber of Commerce
Jan. 16, 2010
& Awards Banquet
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Chamber meeting is
Feb. 4th at the Library (noon)
Chamber Officers |
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Traci Conley
Beth Ann Langston
Officer Travis Lindsey
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Brogdon (State Senator)
Lim Was Keynote Speaker
Ernie Davis Continues As President
in part by:
are an active part of the communities we serve because they are the places we
call home. The members we serve live, work and play in the lush rolling hills
of northeastern Oklahoma.
in Collinsville, Oklahoma, VVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. We provide
electric service to residential, commercial and industrial consumers through more
than 32,000 meters and more than 4,500 miles of electric line in portions of Nowata,
Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.
the 26 electric cooperatives operating in Oklahoma, VVEC is the third largest
based on the number of meters served by the co-op. Ninety-two employees cover
the Cooperatives more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining
the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.
& Dr. Heng Lim and Ernie Davis
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Officers were sworn in Saturday. L-R:
Jim Dolton (Vice- President), Traci Conley (President-Elect), and Ernie Davis
(President). Secretary-Treasurer Billie Francis was not present. Ernie Davis continues
as President in 2010 after stepping up to complete the 2009 term of Cory Slagle
who moved to Texas mid-term.
Landrum was voted by the Chamber members as the Member of the Year for her significant
contributions to the Chamber in 2009. The most notable efforts included her organization
of the Family Fun Day, Merchant
Giveaway, and Christmas Parade.
Davis in his Presidental acceptance speech indicated the Chamber should do more
to promote Collinsville and fundraisers would be necessary to make that happen.
He also requested input and feedback from the merchants and community.
Heng Lim used humor addressing the Chamber before moving into the serious message
of his struggles as a teenager in Communist ruled Cambodia before escaping to
the United States in 1981 at age 19. He arrived with no resources other than opportunity,
determination and faith. He reminds all Americans to remember the price of freedom
and be responsible citizens.
of the Education Award Winners were present (above) and for the Youth Awards (below).
of Commerce Awards
DeLozier; Sherry Collins; Amy Gregory; Sue Schlomann; Diertra Harris; Arlin Stacy|
Girls Cross Country Team; Pam Webb; Pam Polk; Earl Sears; Kyle Smalygo|
Roderick; McDonald's of Owasso; Collinsville Downtown, Inc., Collinsville Soil
Program; Nichole Landrum|
Kime; Roger Salisbury; West Harding; Tony Michela; Tri-County Fair|
|Gold Key Award||Bill
& Ruth's Sandwich Shop; Sunshine Tanning; Kid's Academy; Graffiti; The Rock
Gym; El Jalapeno Grill; Smalygo Properties; First Baptist Church; Scotty's Muffler
& Tire; Victory Energy; Bayouth's Insurance Agency. |
Smalygo; Nichole Landrum; and Jim Dolton.|
of The Year||Nichole