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Copyright 2008 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Chamber of Commerce
May 1, 2008
Main Street Organization Explained
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Wright Adressed Noon Chamber Luncheon
Evening Social Featured Art & FCCLA
VP: Don Hutchison
provide a list of services and items for sale at your Collinsville
business for a database being generated by the Chamber of Commerce. Give
your list to Wanda at the Chamber Office (11th & Main) or email to
This is for all Collinsville businesses, not just Chamber members.
Maureen Wright, Collinsville
Downtown Inc. Program Director, was the speaker at the May 5th Chamber luncheon
meet. A combination of fortune cookies, chocolate prizes and an Oklahoma quiz
involved the audience.
High School's FCCLA students provided refreshments for the Chamber of Commerce
first evening social held at the Chamber's office at 11th and Main. FCCLA stands
for Family, Career and Commulity, Leaders of America which is a much expanded
version of the former home economics program. (Previous
historic image is preserved and planned economic growth is encouraged."
-- That's the cover statement on the folder of National
Main Street information available to chamber members and explained by
The Main Steet Approach
is an economic development strategy developed by the National Trust
for Historic Preservation in 1980. The Oklahoma Main Steet Program began
in 1985 and serves 41 active programs. Collinsville was accepted as
a Main Street community in 2000.
The Main Street
- Is volunteer
- Has a proven
- Concretates on
a specific area (downtown)
- Emphasizes importance
of historic preservation
more information on the Collinsville Main Street Organization (Collinsville
contact Maureen Wright 918-371-5530
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.cvilleok.com/DowntownInc
work by Margaret Waldorf and some of her students was on display in the Chamber
of Commerce office during the evening social May 5th. More evening gatherings
are planned for those that may not be able to attend the noon meetings or just
want to learn more about the Chamber or it's members.
Chamber is investigating promotional displays for Chamber (and other city organizations')
use in promoting Collinsville. Skyline Designs from Broken Arrow had several
portable displays for the Chamber to consider at the May 5th noon meeting.