at May Community Coffee
Hosted by Oklahoma Fidelity Bank
6901 W. Hefner Road (at Rockwell)
FRIDAY, May 17, 2013
8 – 9 AM
Sport your Thunder Wear, bring your business cards, and join us for a spirited morning of networking and fellowship at our May Community Coffee. One of our largest Coffees of the year, we encourage you to bring a co-worker or a guest and enjoy breakfast and, of course, coffee, with us at Oklahoma Fidelity Bank.
Special Thanks also to our Community Coffee Presenting Sponsor, Southwestern Christian University.
2013 Community Leadership Lunch
Tuesday May 21
11:30 AM – 1 PM
Southwestern Christian University Conference Center
7210 NW 39th Expressway
Featuring the Graduation of the 2013 Leadership Northwest Class
With Special Guest Speaker Albert Gray, CEO of The Children’s Center on
“SHARING A LEADERSHIP VISION”
When Albert Gray was hired as CEO of the Children’s Center in 1978, he was brought in to close the Center due to it’s poor financial performance. Instead, he turned the organization around, and today, 35 years later, it is widely regarded as Oklahoma’s foremost healthcare provider for children with complex medical and physical disabilities.
Congratulations to the 2013 Class of Leadership Northwest:
Luis Aita, First Bethany Bank & Trust
Liz Haralson, Prosperity Bank
Andy Harrison, Allegiance Credit Union
Monique Jackson, Oklahoma Fidelity Bank
Katie King, Southern Nazarene University
Kevin Richardson, Southwestern Christian University
Michael Taylor, Commissioner Brian Maughan’s Office
Reserve your seat:
Or a Table of Six:
April Community Coffee features 3 Small Businesses
Wednesday, April 24
8 – 9 a.m.
@ Fairfield Inn & Suites, 5700 NW 39th Expressway, Warr Acres
Kimberly Albee-Bauer, ARBONNE International
Dr. Melena Keeth, ON-SITE Drug Testing
Ken Jones, ThermaClean
Bring your business cards and join us for our favorite fun & friendly free networking opportunity at our April Community Coffee. This Month’s coffee will be co-hosted by three of our small business members who will have an opportunity to share a little about their business.
SEEKING NOMINEES FOR CHAMBER AWARDS
The Northwest Chamber is currently seeking nominees for the following awards to be presented to its members at the Annual Banquet, “An Evening of Accolades” on Tuesday, January 29.
Please nominate the businesses and individuals who you believe best meet these criteria. (You can nominate your own business, or those of others you deem worthy of recognition.) Only businesses current on all chamber financial obligations will be eligible for awards. All nominations need to be recieved by the Chamber no later than Thursday, December 20.
Business of the Year:
Presented to a business (25 employees or more) with an established history in the area that has achieved or accomplished substantial business oriented goals or objectives, or has made significant contributions to community oriented projects through its voluntary efforts.
Past winners include: 2011 – Deaconess Hospital, 2010 – Coppermark Bank, 2009 – Putnam City Schools, OG&E, Southwestern Christian University, Cowan Printing, First Bethany Bank, City of Bethany, Southern Nazarene University, Merritt Properties
Vision Award for Outstanding Achievement:
Presented to a small business (Less than 25 employees) that is at least two years old and that has achieved an outstanding pattern of growth, or been innovative in its products, that demonstrates integrity in its business practices and exhibits an active commitment to the Chamber and the community it serves.
Past recipients include: 2011- Sandler Training, 2010- Creative Photo Video, Team Logic IT, The Great Frame Up, etc.
New Member of the Year:
Presented to a new member (Joined October 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012) who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Chamber and or the community through their leadership and voluntary participation in chamber events and programs.
Past recipients include: 2011 – Running Wild Catering, 2010 – Morgan Real Estate Group, Imagine If Photography, PBW Industries
Leadership in Action:
Presented to a graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Program who is actively demonstrating leadership and making a difference in the Northwest Metro Community, recognizing both the individual and the group they are serving.
Presented the first time in 2011 – To Jeff Groves, LNW ’09 for his work as the founding President of the Windsor Area Business Group.
The Northwest Chamber Hall of Honor
Presented since 1954 to an individual who has demonstrated significant achievement and service to our community and/or organization over time. Examples include outstanding community service of many years duration, career achievement deserving of state or national recognition, or community service in only one or two areas that is unique, and has made a significant or substantial impact on the community.
Past recipients include: 2012: Mick Cornett , 2011: Larry McAtee, 2010: Glenn Coffee, 2008: Wally Key, John Martin, J. D. Johnston, Ron Mercer, Chris Pierce, Howard Hendrick, Albert Gray, Ray Melrose, Gary Unruh, Cecil Mendenhall, Loren Gresham, Dr. Shannon Lucid, B.R. Merritt & Dr. J.D. Parkhurst, Duane Cory, Fred Floyd, Eldon Lyon , etc.
Business Hall of Fame
(not necessarily to be given every year)
Presented to an area business for its contributions and positive impact on our communities over a long period of time. It is a business that has shown itself to be innovative in products or services and has exhibited an enduring ability to be successful.
Past recipients include: 2011: Coppermark Bank , 2009: City of Bethany, 2008: The Tribune, 2007: Francis Tuttle Technology Center; Southwestern Christian University, Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, Diffee Motor Company, First Bethany Bank & Trust, The Children’s Center, Southern Nazarene University.
Several other awards are also presented.