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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Community Concert to bring 'Motown Magic'

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

One June 29, the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce will not only host its Annual Celebration, but also a community concert featuring Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre performing "Motown Magic."

Motown Magic is a show inspired by the Motown sound that became popular in the 1960s. Motown is the combination of soul music with a distinct pop influence that inspired Barry Gordy to found Motown records in Detroit, Michigan on April 14, 1960. 

For the past eight years, audiences at the Yellow Rose theater have been raving about how James Morris, D. Hill, Darryl Moss and Dario Moss have brought back to life groups such as the The Temptations and the Four Tops and the Spinners. They even pay honor to the likes of Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Tasha Sanders blows crowds away with her powerful vocals that includes songs like "Please Mr. Postman" and "My Guy." You do not want to miss the special show inspired by a special brand of music.

The community concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. June 29 at the Apache Casino Hotel after the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's Annual Celebration. Ticket costs for the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's Annual Celebration and Community Concert are $60 for the Annual Celebration and Community Concert; $40 for VIP Community Concert; and $30 General Admission Community Concert. Tickets are currently available for purchase at First National Bank and Trust locations, TownSquare Media, The UPS Store on 2nd Street, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and online at the chamber’s website.

Click here to purchase Annual Celebration tickets online.

Click here to see what sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, call the chamber at 580-355-3541.

 

Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre "Motown Magic" Group

Be a host of Breakfast B4 Business

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Hosting Breakfast B4 Business is the prime way to get 40 plus members of Lawton's business community through the doors of your business.
The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce has multiple dates open for your business to host Breakfast B4 Business.
 
Contact Sharleen Gehers to schedule your business to host Breakfast B4 Business.
 

Bill Smith Memorial Golf Tournament

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

On June 8, the Lawton Fort Sill Co-Op will hosted its annual Bill Smith Memorial Golf Tournament at the Fort Sill Golf Course.

This tournament is in memory of Bill Smith, a community leader and long-time chairman of the Lawton Fort Sill Co-Op Executive committee. Smith organized the first Co-Op golf outing in April of 1992. It continues to represent the true spirit of the Lawton Fort Sill Co-Op. Local businessman Kelly Harris was the chairman of this year’s event.

This year's tournament featured 13 teams. First place team was Goodwill, second place was Goodyear Team 1 and third place was Goodyear Team 3.

 

 

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Annual Celebration will Honor Volunteers

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

One of the chamber’s biggest events of the year, our Annual Celebration is where we recognize the contributions of our volunteers. A wrap-up of the previous year is given by the outgoing chair and a vision of the future is given by the incoming chair. Awards are given out for Shelia O. Lee Volunteer of the Year, Wayne Gilley Award, Business of the Year, Rising Star Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Community Spirit Award, Young Professional of the Year, Redcoat Rookie of the Year and Redcoat of the Year.

This year's Annual Celebration will take place June 29 at the Apache Casino Hotel. Following the chamber's Annual Celebration will be a Community Concert featuring Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre performing "Motown Magic." Ticket costs for the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's Annual Celebration and Community Concert are $60 for the Annual Celebration and Community Concert; $40 for VIP Community Concert; and $30 General Admission Community Concert. Tickets are currently available for purchase at First National Bank and Trust locations, TownSquare Media, The UPS Store on 2nd Street, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and online at the chamber’s website.

Click here to purchase Annual Celebration tickets online.

Click here to see what sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, call the chamber at 580-355-3541.

Apache Casino Hotel

Arvest Bank

BancFirst

Cameron University

City National Bank

Classic Lawton Chevrolet

Comanche County Memorial Hospital 

DenMar Services, Inc.

Hilton Garden Inn

IBC Bank

Laugh Out Loud

Lawton Constitution

Liberty National Bank

Pam & Barry's Team @ Remax

The UPS Store

Townsquare Media

Full Table Sponsors

AUSA Lawton Fort Sill Chapter

Billingsley Ford of Lawton

Brox Industries, LLC

Corvias

JAMARK

KSWO-TV

Half Table Sponsors

Apache Casino Hotel

Fidelity Communications

Base Camp Adventure Outfitters

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

Leadership Lawton Fort Sill

Paul Warmuskerken - New York Life Insurance

Award Sponsors

 

BrookRidge to host Business After Hours

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BrookRidge Retirement Community will host this month's Business After Hours starting at 5:30 p.m. June 21. Located at 7802 NW Quanah Parker Trailway, the retirement community specializes in combining elegant amenities with the comforts of home. For more information on BrookRidge Retirement Community, visit its website.

Breakfast B4 Business at Sam's Club

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to those who joined us for Breakfast B4 Business on June 5 and a special thank you to Sam's Club for hosting!

 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Co-Op to host annual Bill Smith Memorial Golf Tournament

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

On June 8, the Lawton Fort Sill Co-Op will host its annual Bill Smith Memorial Golf Tournament at the Fort Sill Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

This tournament is in memory of Bill Smith, a community leader and long-time chairman of the Lawton Fort Sill Co-Op Executive committee. Smith organized the first Co-Op golf outing in April of 1992. It continues to represent the true spirit of the Lawton Fort Sill Co-Op with local businessman Kelly Harris as chairman of this year’s event.

Co-Op members will be paired up with their military counterparts to form teams for a four-person scramble. Green fees are $35 and include cart fees. For more information, contact Sharleen Gehers, special projects manager for the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, at 580-355-3541.

Young Professionals of Lawton Start New Year

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

Young Professionals of Lawton is fresh off its One Year Celebrations and is gearing up for a new year! Here's what Young Professionals of Lawton has coming up:

June Social

  • June 14
  • 5 p.m.
  • Escapologist, 602 SE Wallock St
  • Followed by Mike's Sports Grille, 517 E. Gore Blvd

July Social

  • July 12
  • 5 p.m.
  • Los Tres, West Side Location, 6106 NW Cache Rd

OKC Dodgers Baseball Game

  • July 27
  • Free to Young Professionals of Lawton members
  • $15 for non-members
  • More information will be available closer to time.

For more information on the events listed above, contact Young Professionals of Lawton Board Member Albert Rivas, 580-574-7305.

Interested in becoming a member of Young Professionals of Lawton? Visit the organization's website.

Chamber Annual Celebration and Community Concert Tickets Now on Sale

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

 

Ticket costs for the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's Annual Celebration and Community Concert are $60 for the Annual Celebration and Community Concert; $40 for VIP Community Concert; and $30 General Admission Community Concert. Tickets are currently available for purchase at First National Bank and Trust locations, TownSquare Media, The UPS Store on 2nd Street, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and online at the chamber’s website. Click here to purchase tickets for the Annual Celebration. Click here to purchase tickets for the Community Concert online.

For more information, contact the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce at 580-355-3541.

Full Table Sponsors - Apache Casino Hotel, Arvest Bank, BancFirst, Cameron University,

City National Bank, Hilton Garden Inn, IBC Bank, Lawton Constitution, Liberty National Bank,

Pam & Barry's Team @ Remax, The UPS Store, Townsquare Media

 

Half Table Sponsor - Corvias

 

Award Sponsor - Fidelity Communications

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Armed Forces Day Wrap Up

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Thank you to those who volunteered and celebrated with us during this year's Armed Forces Day Luncheon and Parade!

 

Click here to view more photos of Armed Forces Day Luncheon.

 

Click here to view more photos of the Armed Forces Day Parade.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sam's Club to host June Breakfast B4 Business

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

Sam's Club will host this month's Breakfast B4 Business at 8 a.m. June 5! The membership-only warehouse chain is located at 802 NW Sheridan Rd. For more information about Sam's Club, visit its website.

Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon slated for June 15

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

This year's Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon will include a Q&A with state legislators and questions will be taken from the audience. 

The luncheon will be an opportune time to learn about legislation within the Oklahoma Legislature.

Click here to RSVP online.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Lawton and SWOK Represented at Tourism Conference

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

On May 14-15 the tourism industry from all across Oklahoma joined together for the annual Oklahoma Conference on Travel and Tourism at Oklahoma City University. The conference is a way to learn the latest trends, tactics and tools to succeed in the travel industry - from learning how to maximize cooperative marketing efforts, to creating an authentic tourism story to best practices in digital marketing.

Lawton and Southwest Oklahoma were well represented at the Oklahoma Conference on Travel and Tourism. The Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau Director, Taylor Burgess, the Hilton Garden Inn’s Director of Sales, Christi Chambers and many members of Great Plains Country attended the conference.

“I really look forward to bringing the tools I learned at this years conference back to our local community and help grow our CVB and continue to attract visitors,” Burgess said.

Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma Todd Lamb was one of the speakers at the Oklahoma Conference on Travel and Tourism.

Chamber will close for Memorial Day

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce will be closed Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day.

The chamber will reopen for normal business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 29.

Business After Hours at Brady's Design Center

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to all who attended Business After Hours May 17, and a special thank you to Brady's Design Center for hosting!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Annual Celebration to Feature Community Concert

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

One June 29, the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce will not only host its Annual Celebration, but also a community concert featuring Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre performing "Motown Magic."

Motown Magic is a show inspired by the Motown sound that became popular in the 1960s. Motown is the combination of soul music with a distinct pop influence that inspired Barry Gordy to found Motown records in Detroit, Michigan on April 14, 1960. 

For the past eight years, audiences at the Yellow Rose theater have been raving about how James Morris, D. Hill, Darryl Moss and Dario Moss have brought back to life groups such as the The Temptations and the Four Tops and the Spinners. They even pay honor to the likes of Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Tasha Sanders blows crowds away with her powerful vocals that includes songs like "Please Mr. Postman" and "My Guy." You do not want to miss the special show inspired by a special brand of music.

The community concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. June 29 at the Apache Casino Hotel after the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's Annual Celebration. Ticket information for the Annual Celebration and community concert will be available soon.

To learn more about Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre, visit its website.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ribbon Cuttings Wrap Up

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

Our Redcoat Ambassadors were hosting Ribbon Cuttings all over Lawton last week!

On May 8, we celebrated Lawton Heritage Compounding Pharmacy grand re-opening at its new location, 12 NW Sheridan!

On May 11, we welcomed Walmart on Quannah Parker Trailway's Online Grocery Store Pick Up program to the community!

Also on May 11, we celebrated Past Perfect Too's 10th Anniversary!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Multi-Domain Banquet = SUCCESS

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to those who attended the Multi-Domain Fires Banquet on May 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn! The evening featured keynote speaker Dr. David Johnson from the RAND Corporation and comments from Congressman Tom Cole and Bryson Panas, field representative for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe. The evening also featured a demonstration of the Hawkeye Howitzer and a performance from singer, songwriter Cassidy Huckabay.

The Multi-Domain Fires Banquet was hosted by the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce at the conclusion of Fort Sill’s Fires Conference. The banquet was a community event that included defense contractors and emphasized the importance of the Fires Center of Excellence and the economic development potential to the Lawton-Fort Sill community. Although the Multi-Domain Fires Banquet is not part of the Fires Conference, the chamber plans to host this event annually following the conference.

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And a special thank you to our sponsors!

Breakfast B4 Business Wrap Up

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Thank you to Ross Estates Apartments for hosting Breakfast B4 Business on May 1!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Business After Hours at Brady's Design Center

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Brady's Design Center will host this month's Business After Hours on May 17! The interior design company is located at 1010 SW D Ave. For more information on Brady's Design Center, visit its website.

Armed Forces Day Parade Entry Forms Due May 11

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Lawton's annual Armed Forces Day Parade is just around the corner on May 19! If you or your business are interested in participating in this year's parade, parade entry forms are due by 3 p.m. May 11. Click here to download the parade entry form. For more information on Armed Forces Day, visit the CVB's website. For questions, contact Taylor Burgess, CVB Director, or call 580-355-3541.

On May 15, the parade lineup will be added to the Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitor Bureau's website and Facebook page.

Friday, April 27, 2018

CVB Welcomes Military Reunions to Lawton

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to welcome the 30th Field Artillery’s Regimental 100th Celebration and the 25th Annual Reunion of the 30th Field Artillery Association. These two commemorative events will take place on June 12-18 in the Lawton Fort Sill community.

An artillery demonstration will take place June 14th at the Fort Sill Family and MWR range on Fort Sill. Any military or defense contractors interested sponsoring the artillery demonstration, please contact Dan Mitchell at Countyhonorguard@yahoo.com or by phone at 405-616-6441. 

Other upcoming military reunions in 2018:

Artillery OCS Alumni Reunion - May 7-12

Lance Missile Reunion - June 7-10, 2018

Aerial Rocket Artillery Association - September 12-16

For more information on any reunion listed above please contact, Taylor Burgess, Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau Director.

Featured Member of the Week: FFO Home

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Continued from April 30, 2018, Monday Minute.

 

The retailer offers a wide selection of furniture for the home including living room, bedroom, dining room, mattresses and adjustable lift bases, and a great selection of home décor such as tables, lamps, rugs, and accent items. FFO Home brings the latest in style and value so there is something for everyone. FFO Home boasts prices of up to 50% lower than other furniture retailers, and features name brands such as Serta, Broyhill, Flexsteel, and Comfort Home, as well as its own Natural Elements mattress line manufactured in Fort Smith, AR. In addition to a great selection of furniture at the lowest prices every day, FFO Home provides a variety of flexible furniture financing options to fit any family’s budget, and the ability to take the purchased product home the same day. Come visit the all-new FFO Home "Where great quality lives for less." Visit ffohome.com for more details.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Breakfast B4 Business at Ross Estates Apartments

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Ross Estates Apartments will host this month's Breakfast B4 Business at 8 a.m. May 1! The apartment complex is located at 7301 SW Lee Blvd. For more information on Ross Estates Apartments and to take a virtual tour, visit its website.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ribbon Cuttings - Bullet Bedliner and FFO Home

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This week our Redcoat Ambassadors welcomed Bullet Bedliner of Lawton and FFO Home to the Lawton-Fort Sill community with Ribbon Cuttings!

Is your business ready for Armed Forces Day?

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Community members from Lawton and Fort Sill will come to downtown Lawton for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade on May 19. The Armed Forces Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., heading west on C Avenue from 6th street, before turning on 11th Street. Participants will then head north on Fort Sill Boulevard before ending on the corner of Fort Sill Blvd. and Ferris Ave. The Armed Forces Day Parade will bring traffic to downtown Lawton generating an influx of patrons. We hope you and your business will join us in celebrating our heroes. For more information on the Armed Forces Day Parade, click here, or contact Taylor Burgess, Lawton For Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau Director.

Business After Hours at Central Mall

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Thank you to everyone who attended Business After Hours on April 19 at El Chico's! And a special thank you to Central Mall for hosting!!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

No Taxation Without Relaxation April 17

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

Kona Ice’s National “Chill Out” Day 2018 is almost here!

WHAT: To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its fifth annual National “Chill Out” Day on Tuesday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce parking lot. Kona Ice's island-inspired truck will hand out FREE cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by. The refreshing treat will ensure that there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season.

WHY: National “Chill Out” Day is one of the many ways Kona Ice is encouraging the nation to take a step back, relax and enjoy a Kona. It’s a small, yet powerful, way Kona Ice hopes to put a smile on people’s faces. Through partnerships with schools, youth sports leagues and other neighborhood organizations, Kona Ice has given back more than $50 million to the communities it serves—and Kona Ice keeps on giving! Kona Ice Northwest Texoma gave back over $60,000 last year to surrounding counties in Oklahoma and Texas.

Lawton Family YMCA Ribbon Cutting

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On April 14, our Redcoat Ambassadors celebrated Lawton Family YMCA's Healthy Kids Day and Open House with a ribbon cutting!

Click here to learn more about the Lawton Family YMCA.

National Travel and Tourism Week

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

The Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to be a part of National Travel and Tourism Week! Stay tuned as the CVB gets ready to celebrate the beauty of Lawton then and now. National Travel and Tourism Week will take place May 6-12.

NTTW'18: Travel Then and Now from U.S. Travel on Vimeo.

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