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Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
May 5, 2011
Department Of Commerce
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2011 Chamber Officers

Pres: Traci Conley
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston

Directors (2011-2013):
Christine Wilson
Misty Maxwell

Directors (2010-2012):
Marilyn Hardacre
Beth Ann Langston

Directors (2009-2011):
Nichole Landrum
Ted Wright
Stacy Brown

1-Year Directors:

Corbi Wells Goddard
Pam Porter
Heidi McGehee
Steven Barnes

Honorary Board Members:
Ernie Davis (Past President)
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Terry Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Rick Brinkley (State Senator)

Commerce Mission:
To Increase the Quality & Quantity of Jobs In Oklahoma

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We 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.

Headquartered 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.

Among 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 Cooperative’s more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.


Barry Clark, of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, spoke to the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce monthly general meeting Thursday. He stated that 80% of new jobs come from existing businesses which is why efforts to support business retention and expansion are so important. Attraction of new businesses to Oklahoma accounts for only 10% of new jobs but is crutical also. He stated that the trend of migration from metropolitan areas to rural is expected to continue. He says Collinsville's "special look" is unique and praised the progressive mode of the city and Chamber and Main Street organizations. Collinsville is the eastern most city in his Dept. of Commerce territory which extends into western Oklahoma.

Commerce's Mission is achieved by:
* Supporting the growth and expansion of existing Oklahoma companies
* Supporting entrepreneurs
* Advancing the development and availability of a skilled workforce
* Supporting communities
* Attracting new business and industry

Barry Clark