1995|President/Chairman of the Board, Gary Howard

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Who doesn’t love Gary Howard?! The Chamber is forever grateful and appreciative of Gary’s hard work and dedication to making not only the Chamber thrive, but also the community. The success and growth of our Annual Chamber Auction is a direct reflection of Gary’s perseverance, leadership and unwillingness to take “no” for an answer. If you haven’t seen our video …

1994 | President/Chairman of the Board, Mike Turek

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Mike Turek‚Äôs connection to the the Choctaw Chamber started in 1987. He has served on the executive board and was President/Chairman of the Board in 1994. And Mike is still active with the Chamber. We appreciate all that he does for us as well as Choctaw and surrounding communities. Through his involvement with with the Chamber, CEDA, Rotary, and several …

1993 | President/Chairman of the Board, Don Strube

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Don Strube served as President/Chairman of the Board in 1993. Mr. Strube was active in nearly every facet of the Choctaw community — Choctaw Lions Club, Choctaw Old Timers Day Committee, Choctaw Industrial Trust Board, and Choctaw City Council. We appreciate Don and Alyne’s dedication to our community and their continued support of the Chamber along with numerous other organizations.

1990 | President/Chairman of the Board

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Meet Michael Ewy. He served as the President/Chairman of the Board for the Chamber in 1990. At the time, Mr. Ewy worked for Choctaw State Bank. Since leaving Choctaw, Mr. Ewy has continued his work in the banking industry serving communities in the Tulsa area. Thank you, Mr. Ewy, for you hard work and dedication to the chamber. We certainly …

1989 | President/Chairman of the Board

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Meet Dr. Greg Winters, President/Chairman of the Board for the Chamber in 1989. Dr. Winters represented the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center. Today Dr. Winters is the Superintendent/CEO of Canadian Valley Technology Center. We appreciate Dr. Winters’ service to the Chamber and our community. We especially appreciate the vision, determination and leadership of Dr. Winters.

1988 | President/Chairman of the Board

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James “Luey” Smith served as the President/Chairman of the Board for the Chamber of Commerce in 1988. At that time, he was the Store Manager for Stone’s United Supermarket. Mr. Smith remained active with the chamber and the community until his death in 2010. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of men and women like Mr. Smith. They are …

1986 | President/Chairman Carl Thompson

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We are so thankful for men like Carl Thompson and their dedication to making Choctaw a better community. After moving to Choctaw in 1957, Carl Thompson quickly became involved in nearly every aspect of the Choctaw Community. He and his wife Ann dedicated many years to our Chamber for which we are very grateful. They were a staple at all …

1985 | President/Chairman Bob Peak

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In 1985 Bob Peak served as the President/Chairman of the Board for the Choctaw Chamber of Commerce. His leadership within the community included, acting as Chairman of the Choctaw Industrial Trust, President of the Choctaw Chamber of Commerce, Board Member for the Mid-Del Youth Association, and Rotary Clubs International. Mr. Peak also served as the emcee for the Choctaw Parade, …

1984 | President/Chairman Walter Deen

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In 1984 Ronald Reagan was re-elected as President, Apple launched the Macintosh Computer, and Bruce Springsteen released Born in the U.S.A. That same year was Walter Deen’s busy year as President/Chairman of the Board. Ken’s Automotive and Sid Sanders Insurance started their businesses that year along with Ooops Car Wash and Convenience Store. Mazzio’s Pizza also opened their Choctaw location …

1983 | President/Chairman Oscar Ogle

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Oscar Ogle served as the President/Chairman of the Board in 1983. He was active with the Chamber from 1980 until his death in May 2008. Oscar represented Choctaw State Bank then later Arvest Bank. Oscar was active with the auction, recruiting new businesses and developing commercial property. In 2010, the Chamber started giving the Oscar Ogle Scholarship to a graduating …