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Ted Wright -- last update 8/5/2011 (ChamberCaraWatts.html)
Copyright 2011 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Chamber of Commerce
August 4, 2011
Doing Business With Cherokee Nation
Chamber Luncheon Meeting is Sept. 1st
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston
Beth Ann Langston
Corbi Wells Goddard
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)
Cowan Watts SpokeTo Chamber /
Chamber Will Host Red Cross Training
in part by:
are an active part of the communities we serve because they are the places we
call home. The members we serve live, work and play in the lush rolling hills
of northeastern Oklahoma.
in Collinsville, Oklahoma, VVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. We provide
electric service to residential, commercial and industrial consumers through more
than 32,000 meters and more than 4,500 miles of electric line in portions of Nowata,
Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.
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 Cooperatives more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining
the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.
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
Chief Chad Smith spoke briefly about the future of the Cherokee Nation. (Previous)
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