2000 | President/Chairman of the Board Galia Tennison

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Galia Tennison was sworn in to serve as the Chamber’s President/Chairman of the Board for 2000. Galia’s involvement with the Choctaw Community started well before 2000 and continues to this day. She owned and operated Galia’s Flowers-Gifts in Choctaw for several years and also served on CEDA until recently. Galia proudly participated in the Comstar Program, Military Affairs and partnering …

1999 President/Chairman of the Board, Gary Torbett

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1999 was a big year for the Choctaw community and for the Chamber. Gary Torbett, with TDS, served as President/Chairman of the Board for the Chamber of Commerce and that same year 126 building permits were issued, 7 new housing additions were built, and two tornadoes touched down causing over $3.2 million dollars in damages. Under Gary’s direction, the Chamber …

1998 | President/Chairman of the Board, Bobbie Freeman

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1998 was the year Bobbie Freeman stepped in to serve as the President/Chairman of the Board for the Chamber. Bobbie’s dedication and commitment to the Chamber and to Eastern Oklahoma County started well before 1998 and continues to this day. We appreciate all the hard work, dedication and time Bobbie has given to the Chamber and our communities.

1997 | President/Chairman of the Board, Ken Brewer

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Ken Brewer, long time Choctaw resident, served as the President/Chairman of the Board for the chamber in 1997. Ken’s service to the Chamber and the community started well before 1997 and continues to this day. Ken was actively involved in Choctaw’s Old Timers Day Parade for multiple years. He’s still very active in our annual auction. We appreciate Ken’s continued …

1996 | President/Chairman of the Board, Butch Freeman

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In 1996 when Butch Freeman became President/Chairman of the Board, he had already been serving as the Oklahoma County Treasurer for 3 years. Freeman is no stranger to public service. He has worked diligently and tirelessly to develop and grow Eastern Oklahoma County. In 1996, Freeman remarked that the area was “on the verge of something great.” Fast forward a …

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.