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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

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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

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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

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

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.

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.

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  • 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!
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Come see why our customers love us!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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