Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
October 2, 2014
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Copyright 2014 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Next Chamber Luncheon Meeting is Nov. 6th at Library
"Great Things Going On"
At Collinsville School
According To Supt. Lance West
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 -- Herb Weaver
School Superintendent -- Terry Due
State Representative -- Earl Sears
State Senator -- Rick Brinkley
CHS Seniors Baylee Eigenheer and Shawn Koscheski share a "selfie" photo with School Superintendent Lance West Thursday. Mr. West was the speaker for the Chamber monthly meeting and the students were quests of the Chamber. Baylee and Shawn are also the 2014 CHS Homecoming Queen & King.
Collinsville School Superintendent Lance West presented a positive view of all things happening at Collinsville public schools. Although there are challenges as a result years of funding cutbacks and most recently teacher shortages, good things continue to happen.

Some of the topics discussed:
* As of Oct. 1st the official student count was 2694 Collinsville public school students (746 at the high school).
* Have become more efficient ... but not much more can be cut
* New buildings under construction (new 4th & 5th grade + additions/improvements at HS)
* Recycled track/cross country building at CHS
* Teacher "atmosphere" changing... expect more positive signs at state level
* CHS EOI scores 2nd best in Tulsa area
* CHS student with perfect ACT & in running for national merit scholar
* New school mobile app
* Plan to start electronic biweekly newsletter soon for parents and businesses
* Classroom sizes still OK
* A-F Report Cards going away

Link to Oct. 2, 2008 Code Red Football
(Chamber Speaker: Coach Lance West)

Following the Chamber meeting Thursday Oct. 2nd, there was a ribbon cutting at Callie's Cache at 1014 W. Main. Lora Thompson (holding the scissors) and her sister LuVona Copeland (not present) will be having their grand opening this Saturday. Their phone number is 918-371-3130. On Main Street look for the bright yellow awning across the street from the Crown Theatre.

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