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Friday, April 13, 2018

Featured Member of the Week: Salons de Beauté

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Continued from April 16,2018, Monday Minute.

 

Salons de Beauté is a spa-like environment equipped with amazing amenities such as styling chairs, ceramic shampoo bowls with reclining seats, styling dressers with large mirrors, storage, and on-site laundry facilities. Operators and clients will enjoy the free Wi-Fi, and the beautiful waiting areas designed with comfort and pampering in mind. At a fraction of the cost of what it would take to own and operate a traditional, larger salon, individual professionals can now design their dream salon, and the end result is a fantastic gallery of beauty and health workers who can make it easy for their clients to access the services they want and need.
 
Salons de Beauté has twenty-six individual mini salons for all sorts of professionals, conveniently located in the Junction Shopping Center on E. Gore Boulevard. We’re near Storage ‘R’ Us, and across the way from the Apache Casino Hotel.
 
Owned and operated by a family who has been a part of the Lawton, Oklahoma, community for over thirty five years, Salons de Beauté was conceived and designed to help stylists and other health and beauty professionals begin a new phase in their career, as their very own mini salon owner and operators. We want our lessees to have the best experience possible, and make it as easy as possible for them to do the work they love. That’s why we have no hidden costs, affordable rates, and even move-in specials.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Get In the Know for April

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The month of April will be a busy time for the Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lawton-Fort Sill community. Lawton will be host city for five state conferences this month, which means people from all over Oklahoma will be flocking to Lawton throughout the month of April. Those conferences include:

  • Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association, April 4-6
  • SW Oklahoma Corvette Club, April 13-15
  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Oklahoma District Convention, April 13-15
  • Century Leadership Conference and District Council of the Oklahoma Assemblies of God, April 23-24
  • Oklahoma Christian Motorcycle Association, April 26-27

If you are looking for a family friendly event in the month of April, check out the Spring Open Streets on April 21 from 11am-3pm. Open Streets will be celebrating Earth Day on C Avenue in front of Central Mall. For more information, visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/lawtonftsillopenstreets.

If you are looking for an adults only day, the Red River Craft Beer Festival will take place April 28 at the Great Plains Coliseum from 3-8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Armed Services YMCA programs and services that help strengthen our military families. To purchase tickets, visit asymca.org/red-river-craft-beer-festival.

Looking for more events in Lawton? Download our visit Lawton Fort Sill mobile app! Available in the App Store and Google Play.

 

The Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association hosted its annul conference April 3-6 in Lawton

Central Mall To Host April Business After Hours

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Central Mall will host this month's Business After Hours April 19 inside El Chico's. The mall is located at 100 Central Mall in Lawton, and El Chico's is on the east side of the mall. Come join us for an evening of networking and learning about local businesses. For more information on Central Mall, visit its website.

Featured Member of the Week: Storage 'R' Us

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Continued from April 9, 2018 Monday Minute.

We are your self-storage professionals in Southwestern Oklahoma, and we want to make sure your self-storage experience is one that you’ll enjoy. Lease your storage space by visiting or calling any of our locations today. Our professional staff is available to help.

  • Choice of Covered or Uncovered RV storage, Boat Storage and Specialty Auto Storage
  • Computer Controlled Safety Property Access
  • Climate Controlled Self Storage: Heated and Cooled!
  • 24-Hour Digitally- Recorded Video Cameras
  • Ask us about wheelchair accessible self-storage units at Storage ’R’ Us!
  • Professional Storage Consultants
  • Modern and Well-Maintained Facilities
  • Well Lit Security Lighting
  • Free Use of Moving Equipment on Site
  • Moving Boxes and Moving Supplies Available
  • K9000 Self Service Dog Wash at East Gore in Lawton!
  • Restrooms, Fountains and Wide Entryways
  • Move-in Specials
  • After-hours Access Available
  • Oklahoma’s Largest PENSKE Truck Rental Representative
  • Move-In Truck Available
  • We have American Flags for Sale!
  • Military Baseball Hats and College Team Hats
  • Our East Gore location features a USPS Post Office in Lawton, OK
  • Monthly Specials!
  • Visit Our YouTube Channel!
  • READ OUR SELF STORAGE NEWS BLOG!

Come see why our customers love us!

Always at Storage R Us get your 2nd and 7th month free!

Breakfast B4 Business Wrap Up

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to everyone who attended Breakfast B4 Business on April 3! And a special thank you to Platt College for hosting!!

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chamber Welcomes New Membership Director

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Melissa Beck as its new Membership Director!

Melissa is a Lawton native, graduated from Lawton High School and from Cameron University with a Bachelor's of Art in English. Growing up, her family were small business owners in the community. Her family owned Helms Jewelry for 61 years. Melissa grew up working in her family’s business and has a background in sales, customer service and marketing. After college, she was a regional sales rep for Tom’s of Maine. She stopped working in 2004 to raise her children. During that time, she volunteered in the Lawton arts community. She has served on the board of the Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild for 11 years and is going on her 12th year. She has served on the Arts for All Gala committee for the last two years and is going on her third. Melissa is also a jewelry designer in her spare time and makes a special piece every year to donate to the Arts for All Gala.

"I’m very excited to be a part of this team because I love civic involvement," Melissa said. "Meeting the dynamic group of people who make Lawton’s business community thrive is what I love best about working for the chamber. I’m eager to provide the support and services businesses and individuals need to help this wonderful community continue to grow."

The chamber's Interim president and CEO Jamie Southerland said the chamber is thrilled to welcome Melissa to the team.

"She is a native Lawtonian who grew up working in her family’s business," Jamie said. "This experience will be beneficial in her role as the Membership Director since she has a clear understanding of the challenges involved in operating a small business. Melissa also understands the significance and rewards of volunteerism as she is very active in the arts community. Please join us in making Melissa comfortable at the chamber."

Melissa Beck, Membership Director

Friday, March 30, 2018

Breakfast B4 Business at Platt College

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Platt College will host this month's Breakfast B4 Business at 8 a.m. April 3. The career-training college is located at 111 SW C Ave. For more information, visit the Platt College Lawton campus website.

CETES at the Chamber

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

We would like to introduce Dr. Samantha Lankford, the new Director of CETES (Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies) at Cameron University and also, the new southwest representative for the OKSBDC (Oklahoma Small Business Development Center). Starting April 2, Lankford will be hosting chamber-members-only business advising office hours at the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce the first Monday of each month from 1:30-5 p.m.

Please feel free to stop by the chamber to meet Lankford. No reservation needed, but requested. Please email Lankford at slankford@cameron.edu to confirm an appointment. Lankford can also be reached by calling 580-581-5446.

Dr. Samantha Lankford, Director of CETES

New Member Reception Wrap Up

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to all who attended the New Member Reception on March 28! A huge thank you to El Chico and Shamrock's Irish Pub & Grill for providing food and drinks.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Ribbon Cutting at Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Our Redcoat Ambassadors welcomed Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative to the chamber with a ribbon cutting on March 23.

Check out OHAI’s Southwest Office at 3811 W. Gore Blvd, Suite 8 in Lawton.

Friday, March 23, 2018

DC Fly-In Wrap Up

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

During the week of March 12-16, 30 business owners and leaders from the community attended the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's Annual DC Fly-In. The week consisted of meetings with federal legislators, representatives from the United States Army and agency officials.

"Our chamber travels each year to our Nation’s Capitol to serve as patriotic citizens and celebrate the democratic government we cherish," said Nathan Slate, chamber board chairman. "We look forward each year to joining our congressional delegation to work on issues of concern and to pursue emerging opportunities."


Highlights of the event included a reception in the Mike Mansfield Room at the U.S. Capitol where Lawton citizens met with legislators and their staffs and a breakfast featuring Senator James Inhofe and Pentagon leaders. The Under Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, was the keynote speaker at the Congressional Breakfast. The chamber also had three Advance Teams that worked issues related to Transportation, Regulatory and Fires Center of Excellence Capabilities Portfolio.

"This year’s visit to D.C. was very gratifying," Slate said. "Our team worked hard to address our issues and promulgate our talking points. Each member of our Lawton-Fort Sill team applied themselves to the important work at hand."

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Annual Celebration Save the Date

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New Member Reception Set for March 28

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Our semiannual New Member Reception is for members who have joined the chamber within the last six months or those who have never attended a New Member Reception.

If that's you, RSVP and mark your calendars!

Chamber Board Retreat Paves Way Ahead

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

On March 9, we hosted our annual Board Retreat to discuss our Business Plan for 2018-19.

Topics of discussion included economic development, tourism, membership services, military and government affairs, and community enhancement.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Breakfast B4 Business at Frog Printing and Awards Center

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to those who attended Breakfast B4 Business on March 6 at Frog Printing and Awards Center! Click here for more photos.

Business After Hours at RV Connection

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to RV Connection for hosting this month's Business After Hours on March 8! Click here to view more photos.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ribbon Cutting at Attorney Referral Services

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Our Redcoat Ambassadors welcomed Attorney Referral Services with a ribbon cutting on March 6 at its location inside the Great Plains Business Development Center, 1601 SW Park Ridge Blvd.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Legislative Kick-Off Luncheon Wrap Up

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Thank you to those who attended our Legislative Kick-Off Luncheon on March 2 at the Lawton Country Club.

Lawton business leaders and community members had the chance to ask local legislators questions concerning state budget and upcoming elections.

We'd also like to thank our sponsors:

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ribbon Cutting at William Nelson & Co

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Our Redcoat Ambassadors welcomed William Nelson & Co to the chamber on Feb. 28 with a ribbon cutting! The real estate company is located at 1305 W. Gore Blvd, Suite A in Lawton. For more information, visit the William Nelson & Co website.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Business After Hours at RV Connection

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RV Connection will be the host for the March Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. March 8. The RV dealer is located at 2202 S US Hwy 281-B. For more information on RV Connection, visit its website.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fires Patriots Committee Receives Updates From DC

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Twenty plus members of the Fires Patriots committee received an exclusive update from the chamber’s two lobbyists, Mike Hogan and Bob Milner. They discussed the way ahead with five upcoming events for the year, including two Fort Sill activities and a Fires Patriots trip to Washington DC in the fall. To learn more about the Fires Patriots Committee, contact Jamie Southerland at jsoutherland@lawtonfortsillchamber.com or Mike Brown at brownm@cdblinc.com.

Arts for All Luncheon Kicks Off Spring Fund Drive

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

We're #LawtonProud to support Lawton arts! On Feb. 23, the Arts for All Luncheon honored the Lawton Arts and Humanities Awardees and kicked off Arts for All Inc.'s annual Spring Fund Drive.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Breakfast B4 Business at Frog Printing and Awards Center

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Frog Printing and Awards Center will be the host for the March Breakfast B4 Business! At 8 a.m. March 6, come network with local business owners and browse the printing and awards shop. For more information about Frog Printing and Awards Center, visit its website.

Southwest Oklahoma Legislative Reception Wrap Up

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to those who braved the weather and attended the 2018 Southwest Oklahoma Legislative Reception on Feb. 20.

Despite the inclement weather, we had a great time and positive conversations with our local legislators.

We would also like to thank our sponsors:

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Business After Hours at the Museum of the Great Plains

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Thank you to the Museum of the Great Plains for hosting Business After Hours Feb. 15! Attendees enjoyed networking in the museum's latest remodeled reception room and touring the museum's various exhibits.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

MG and Mrs. Shoffner's Welcoming Reception

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Our Military Affairs had a joyous time welcoming MG Wilson A. and Carron Shoffner back to the Lawton-Fort Sill community on Feb. 12 at the Cameron University McCasland Ballroom.

The couple was gifted with a "Lawton" brick, a copy of "Silent Witness: The Diary of a Historic Tree at Fort Sill" by Towana Spivey, a dozen red roses and rose rocks.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sponsor the Legislative Kick-Off Luncheon

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Plan Your Next Event with the Convention and Visitors Bureau

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Did you know that the Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau can help you plan your next meeting, event or conference?

Below are some of the highlights of what the CVB can do for YOU! 

  • Provide Visitor Packets: Are you getting ready for a reunion, conference, meeting, or special event? Give the Lawton Fort Sill CVB a call for welcome bags and current information for your attendees.
  • Event Promotion: The Lawton Fort Sill CVB wants to help you promote your event. We'd love to include your event in our Calendar of Events and press release program.
  • Meeting & Convention Planning Assistance: Do you need to know where the meeting rooms are for 10-500 people? Call the Lawton Fort Sill CVB, we would be happy to get you all the information you need to make your meeting, event or conference a success. We can also help make sure your group secures the best rates and availability.
  • Itinerary Planning: Whether you need hotel accommodations, unique dining, entertainment resources, historic site visits, or transportation assistance, we'll make sure that your Experience is Excellent!
  • Bid Packets: Are you involved in an association that you would like to see bring their event to Lawton? We can prepare bid packets or proposals to help recruit this event to our community.

For more information, email Taylor Burgess, CVB Director, or Shannon Yarbrough, CVB Manager, or call 580-355-3541.

Chamber Closed Feb. 19 for Presidents' Day

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce will be closed Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. The chamber will reopen Feb. 20 for regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Breakfast B4 Business at the Hilton Garden Inn

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to the Hilton Garden Inn and Oklahoma Sports Network for hosting Breakfast B4 Business on Feb. 6!

 

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