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 …

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’s 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.