Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce Directory 2017-2018 - Page 3

Greater Enid Chamber Of Com merce 3 Letter From The Chairman Coming from a small town in the Panhandle, I thought Enid would be “too big.” My wife is from Edmond, and she feared Enid would be “too small.” Instead, we love it here and Enid is the place we’ll retire. It’s a good sized town with a small-town feel. We are truly blessed to be able to raise our three kids in such a wonderful community. I’m honored to serve as the Chairman for the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce for the 2017-2018 year. After serving two years on the Chamber Executive Committee, I’ve seen many benefits the Chamber is able to provide to its members and the local community. I look forward to not only furthering my commitment to the board, but to Enid as well. “I look forward to not only furthering my commitment to the board, but to Enid as well.” -Dalen McVay The State Chamber of Oklahoma recently recognized the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce as the “2017 Chamber of the Year.” They cited the Enid Chamber’s legislative engagement and business advocacy. We will continue to focus on legislative efforts that support key sectors in Enid’s regional economy. Each year the Chamber publishes a three year “strategic plan.” Some of the main focuses this year are: • Supporting education and workforce development throughout the local community; • Supporting Vance Air force Base; • Promoting state and federal legislative initiatives that benefit Enid and Northwest Oklahoma; • And support Enid’s retail market share through programs and expansion. With the help of the community and especially the Chamber members, the Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce will continue to enhance the quality of life in Enid and keep Enid thriving. Dalen McVay Chairman of the Board