Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
January 8, 2015
Business Safety
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Copyright 2015 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Next Chamber Luncheon Meeting is February 5th at Library
Police Chief Spoke On Business Safety
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 Police Chief
Jimmie Richey

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
Press Release -- For Immediate Release


Collinsville, OK (January 5, 2015) – The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is bringing a taste of Hollywood to Collinsville at its Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The banquet will take place at 6:00 pm at the West Main Event Center at 1011 W Main St in Collinsville. Tickets are $25 per person or $250 for a reserved table for eight.

Reserved table sponsors are invited decorate their table using a movie theme. Tables will be judged by those attending the event and the winner will receive bragging rights and a traveling trophy. Individual ticket holders are general admission and we cannot guarantee that large groups of individual ticket holders can all sit together.

Back by popular demand will be our live dessert auction featuring sweet treats made by some of the area’s best restaurants and home chefs. Be sure and bring your wallet and sweet tooth.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Chamber Office at 918-371-4703 or


Future Plan For 136th Street North Announced
Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo announced that a plan is in the works to eventually move the (recently improved) 12th Street railroad crossing further north to more closely match the now blocked path of 136th Street North. Smaligo said the county is hoping for grants to help fund the project to improve traffic flow with a direct 136th Street connection. He indicated there is no firm schedule for the project which would require right of way acquisitions. -- Ted 1/8/2015 2:30pm -- (Previous Coverage)
Police Chief Jimmie Richey spoke briefly to the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday on the subject of Busines Safety. Richey said he was in his 29th year of law enforcement and discussed the following topics:
* Retail safety
* Credit card fraud (ask for ID)
* Alarm systems
* Don't forget to lock you doors
* Stay focused ... pay attention to what is going on around you
* Call the police if you are suspicious or feel unconfortable about a situation
* For realtors ... meeting customers at remote locations ... plan ahead ... be careful
* Bugularies, auto theft, trailer theft, and fraud are common
* Keep your house, cars, and sheds locked and your trailers chained