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 …

June 14 | Flag Day and US Army Birthday!

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Today we celebrate the United States Flag and the United States Army’s birthday. The adoption of the flag of the United States happened on this date in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. One year later Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775. In …

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 …