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Copyright 2011 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Chamber of Commerce
October 6, 2011
State Chamber Lobbyists
Chamber Luncheon Meeting is Nov. 3rd
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)
For Business Friendly Legislation
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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.
Mark Rathe of the Oklahoma
State Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Collinsville Chamber Thursday at the
regular monthly luncheon meeting.
Rathe spoke of the task of the State Chamber to work for business friendly
legislation. Rathe listed major legislative accomplishments on these 2011
* Economic Deveopment & Taxation
* Worker's Compensation Reform
* Employment Law
* Lawsuit Reform
* Health Care
* Energy & Natural Resources
The State Chamber's staff
of 25 (including 10 lobbyists) tracked 2,281 Oklahoma Senate bills and 1,168
House bills filed in 2011.