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Copyright 2011 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
August 4, 2011
Doing Business With Cherokee Nation
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Next Chamber Luncheon Meeting is Sept. 1st
2011 Chamber Officers

Pres: Traci Conley
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston

Directors (2011-2013):
Christine Wilson
Don Hutinson
Misty Maxwell

Directors (2010-2012):
Marilyn Hardacre
Beth Ann Langston

Directors (2009-2011):
Nichole Landrum
Ted Wright
Stacy Brown

1-Year Directors:

Corbi Wells Goddard
Pam Porter
Heidi McGehee
Steven Barnes

Honorary Board Members:
Ernie Davis (Past President)
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Terry Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Rick Brinkley (State Senator)

Cara Cowan Watts SpokeTo Chamber /
Chamber Will Host Red Cross Training

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Among the 26 electric cooperatives operating in Oklahoma, VVEC is the third largest based on the number of meters served by the co-op. Ninety-two employees cover the Cooperative’s more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.


The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce heard from Cara Cowan Watts how to do business with the Cherokee Nation. She indicated there were specific regulations and laws to follow to benefit from the many opportunities avaliable from the self-governed sovereign nation. The Cherokee Nation is based in 14 counties in NE Oklahoma but has citizens world-wide.
Cara Cowan Watts represents Cherokee Council District 5 (Tulsa & Rogers County), along with Lee Keener and Buel Anglen. There are over 300,000 Cherokee citizens. The Cherokee Nation employees over 6500 and has a budget of ~$600 million.
Cherokee Chief Chad Smith spoke briefly about the future of the Cherokee Nation. (Previous)
Linda Tucker of the Red Cross described a free 4-hour shelter training class to be held here soon. Look for additional information as soon as the date is set. The training is for local residents to be prepared in advance of future potential disasters here.
Sample Links:
Commerce Department & Small Business Assistance
Cherokee Tribal Employeement Rights Office
Cherokee Nation Public Bids
Cherokee Nation Businesses