2008 & 2009 | Chairman of the Board

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Join us as we thank Laura Ramer and Randy Ross for their hard work and commitment to the Chamber and to the community of Choctaw. As we look back over the years in celebration of our 40th anniversary, we can’t help but be grateful and appreciative of everyone who volunteered their precious time and valuable skills to bettering the chamber …

2006 | President/Chairman of the Board, Dr. Terry Underwood

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We are especially grateful to Dr. Underwood’s service to the Chamber and the community. Dr. Underwood’s commitment to building and bettering relationships between the EOC Tech Center and the business community in Eastern Oklahoma County is invaluable. EOC Tech Center offers business consulting and training resources comprised of specialists experienced in a variety of industries. From training for new technologies, …

2004 | President/Chairman of the Board, Linda Bomgren

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After retiring from state and local government positions, Linda Bomgren served as the President/Chairman of the Board in 2004. Linda’s goal was to increase membership in the Chamber and make the Chamber more visible in the community. Linda worked tirelessly to support local businesses, to encourage shopping locally, and to bring more retailers to the area. We appreciate Linda’s dedication …

2003 | President/Chairman of the Board, Dr. Jim McCharen

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How appropriate on the first day back to school for CNP students that Dr. McCharen is our former President spotlight of the week! Dr. Jim McCharen served as the President/Chairman of the Board in 2003, and has chaired the Golf Tournament Committee for the last 13 years. One of Dr. McCharen’s legacies will undoubtedly be the strong (and lasting) partnerships …

2002 | President/Chairman of the Board, Robert Floyd

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2002 proved to be a busy year for both the Chamber and the City of Choctaw. Robert Floyd served as the President/Chairman of the Board for that year. The Chamber celebrated its 25th Anniversary, held its annual auction at Old Germany, hosted a NATO Reception at Old Germany and hosted a Business After Hours at Choctaw’s new police station. The …

2001 | President/Chairman of the Board, Dave Howe

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Dave Howe served as the Chairman of the Board for the Chamber in 2001. Dave’s professional experience as a retired Air Force Colonel and Aerospace Program Manager with Lockheed Martin enabled him to bring leadership and direction to the Chamber. Dave’s service was not limited to just the Chamber of Commerce. He served as Chairman of the Choctaw Veterans Memorial …

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.