Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
December 4, 2014
Fire Safety & Virtual Tours
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Copyright 2014 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Next Chamber Luncheon Meeting is January 8th at Library
Be Fire Safe This Holiday
Consider a Virtual Tour
For Your Business
2014 Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Officers:
President -- Teresa Brown (American Bank of Oklahoma)
President-Elect -- Scott Reeves (Quik Trip)
Vice President -- Christa Lambert (Too Blonde Salon)
Secretery/Treasurer -- Cynthia Reed (Cyn-Pro Graphics)
2014 Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors:
Jim Dolton -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Don Hutchinson -- VVEC
Christine Wilson -- Hometown Insurance
Ron Evans -- Collinsville Education Foundation / Nifty50s
Jackie Stephens -- Stephens Properties
James Roderick -- James Roderick & Associates
Stacy Brown -- CastleRock Financial Advisors
Sherry Campbell -- Custom Dental
Kent Smalygo -- Kent's Custom Cars & Trucks
President-appointed One Year Directors:
Jason Ervin -- St. John Owasso
Stacy Ryle -- American Bank of Oklahoma
Leigh Erickson -- Dividing Bread Ministries
Marilyn Hardacre -- Keller-Williams Real Estate
Beth Ann Langston -- Home Town Real Estate
2013 President -- Dr. Susan Babbitt
City Manager -- Pam Polk
Cherokee Nation -- Cara Cowan Watts
County Commissioner -- John Smaligo, Jr.
Mayor -- Bud York
School Superintendent -- Lance West
State Representative -- Earl Sears
State Senator -- Rick Brinkley
Collinsville City Fire Chief Chief Russell Young spoke to the Chamber members about fire safety. He showed a video demonstrating the big difference in the burn rate of a well watered Christmas tree -vs- a dry tree. Chief Young also noted a several other holiday fire hazards including candles, wiring overloads, fireplaces, unattended cooking, ... for example.
Chamber President Teresa Brown gave a personal testimonial on the impacts of a house fire, having lost her home to fire in 2009.

Melissa Carlson is the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce's manager. She is sharing the office at 1126 W. Main with the former chamber manager (Shelley Nachtigall) who is now managing Collinsville Downtown Inc.

Chamber's Banquet Is Set For January 31st
Invite To Participate In December 13th
2014 Christmas Parade
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Sponsored by Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
Sidney Worrell (of New Spin 360) presented samples of a proposed addition to the City of Collinsville web site with virtual tours of Collinsville businesses. The city would cover New Spins' costs except $5 per month for each participating business. The 360 camera footage and zoom / directional controls provide a preview of the inside of the business for potential customers. The group will also be in town filming for a video in conjunction with the Christmas parade and "Live at The Crown" events. Her email is