Sister Cities Global Achievement Luncheon

Over 200 people attended the Sister Cities Global Achievement Luncheon March 1 at the Petroleum Club. This year's honorees were the Honorable David Walters, Global Vision; Chickasaw Nation, Global Leadership; Vicki Clark Gourley, Global Lifetime Achievement; and Eli Reshef, M.D., Global Humanitarian. SCI's mission is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.

Bethesda Champions Luncheon

Over $30,000 was raised to support the capital campaign of Bethesda at the Second Annual Champions Luncheon March 12 featuring University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso. Bethesda's mission is to heal the trauma of childhood sexual abuse through therapy, education and prevention. Learn more at BethesdaOK.org.

Business After Hours

On March 26, Republic Bank & Trust’s location at 119th & S. Western in Oklahoma City hosted a Business After Hours for the Moore and South Oklahoma City Chambers of Commerce. Members from both communities enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas and build relationships. This event has become an early spring tradition that everyone looks … Continued

Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads and daughters danced the night away with music and entertainment from a live DJ at the 2019 Daddy Daughter Dance, held Feb. 2 at the Embassy Suites in Norman. The annual event is hosted by the Norman Parks and Recreation and City of Norman. PHOTOGRAPHY KRYSTYN RICHARDSON OF BOLD MULTIMEDIA

Moore FFA Special Olympics

The Moore FFA Special Olympics, hosted annually by the Moore FFA chapter and Ag Boosters, teams FFA students with special Olympian students from Moore to show livestock. It's a great community event that shows the effect livestock can have on students. Rep. Mark McBride is a longtime supporter of this event and the Moore FFA. 

Moore Chamber Bowling Tournament and General Membership Luncheon

In February, the Moore Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual bowling tournament at HeyDay Entertainment and, along with First United Bank, hosted Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell at the General Membership Luncheon. Teams from area businesses came to the bowling tourney for a night of fun and fellowship,

Celebration Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Norman Philharmonic, with the OU and Norman communities, honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during a special performance Jan. 21 at Sharp Hall, Catlett Music Center. Guest speakers included George Henderson, prominent local advocate for ethnic diversity and interracial understanding. The MLK celebration featured the OU Combined Choirs, Norman Philharmonic and performances of several forms … Continued

South Oklahoma City Chamber Honors Outstanding Individuals

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Annual Banquet Jan. 10 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center, presented by AT&T. The event served as the installation for the South Oklahoma City Chamber’s 2019 Board of Directors. Outstanding individuals in the community also were honored for their work … Continued

Royal Bavaria’s Christkindl Market

Santa Claus delighted children at Royal Bavaria’s first Christkindl market, a community-based Christmas market to raise money for area schools and other nonprofit institutions. Children sold arts and crafts and several local artists took part to help raise money for the local community. And of course, everyone enjoyed Royal Bavaria's authentic German food.

Client Appreciation Christmas Soiree

Guests danced to live music performed by A Perfect Body, great food and drink, and more at Guard Property Inspectors’ annual Client Appreciation Christmas Soiree 2018. 

South Oklahoma City Chamber Activities

The South OKC Chamber kept up a whirlwind schedule during December. Events included the Legislative Luncheon, City Connection, South OKC Chamber holiday party and ribbon cuttings.

Holiday Concert Raises Scholarship Funds

Women of the South teamed up with Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer Justin Echols and OCCC for a Holiday Concert that raised enough money to award six scholarships at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Annual Education Banquet, set for spring 2019. Visit WomenoftheSouth.org for more information or to apply for a scholarship. 

WRC Gala

Over 100 attendees helped raise more than $8,000 at the WRC Gala, held Nov. 9 at the Hall at the Railhouse. The annual event raises money for the Women’s Resource Center, the only certified agency in Cleveland County to serve victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. (See related story, Around Town.) Photography by Ryan Lassiter, Defining … Continued

Fall Fling with the Phil

Supporters of the Norman Philharmonic spent their evening on Nov. 15 listening to romantic music, enjoying dinner catered by Benvenuti's and bidding on unique auction items and experiences at the Studio of the Sooner Theatre. Plans are to make the Fall Fling with the Phil an annual event. Photography by Krystyn Richardson

Solid Rock Training: “Before and After”

Are you ready to transform your health, happiness and fitness in 2019? Join the enthusiastic team at Solid Rock Training to start living your best life! Visit  TeamsolidRockTraining.com to get started with their exclusive one-week trial and transform your life alongside these amazing people! Hurry, spots are limited!

Celebrity Sing Benefit for United Way of Norman

United Way of Norman is celebrating a successful Celebrity Sing. The annual fundraising event at Riverwind Casino raised more than $90,000. Money raised at Celebrity Sing benefits United Way of Norman and the 28 local nonprofit organizations it helps fund.

South Oklahoma City Chamber Events

In October, the South OKC Chamber, with co-hosts Sooner State Bank, held its Sporting Clays tournament. The winning team represented Fuzzell’s Business Equipment and included Jack Choate, L.D. Ferguson, Joe Fuzzell and Edward Granger. The chamber also celebrated a Ribbon Cutting and Blessing for Mercy Clinic Primary Care, Waterview Park, and hosted a Trade Show at Hidden Trails Country Club.

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Rivendell’s Luxury Broker’s Open Extravaganza

Rivendell's annual Luxury Broker's Open Extravaganza, where Southwest OKC’s luxury real estate agents combine forces to host a tour of eight exquisite homes for guests within the real estate industry, was hosted by Kathy and Steve Griffith, Tiffany Elcyzyn, Lisa Ray, Lacey McMillan, Susanna Lorg, Vada Dwaileebe and Donna Asher, Tiffany McClung, Jill Baker, and … Continued

Full Circle’s Purse-onality Fundraiser

A total of $38,746 was raised at Full Circle Adult Day Center’s “Purse-onality” fundraising luncheon Aug. 25 at The Railhouse. Attendees enjoyed a signature cocktail and dessert catered by Abbey Road Catering; silent and live auctions of purses; individual gift bags; and door prizes. Proceeds will go toward scholarships, the new building fund and a … Continued

Orange Theory Fitness Moore Attains Milestones

Orange Theory Fitness Moore recently attained several milestones, among them: 3,000 Facebook likes. In addition, Coach Kyle led and taught his 1,000th class! Visit OrangeTheoryFitness.com or call 703.5259 to schedule your FREE workout. .

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet

One hundred outstanding students and five innovative educators were honored during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet, held recently in Norman. The event featured a keynote address, "Educating in a Democracy, For a Democracy," by author and historian Johann Neem. The banquet broadcast can be viewed at ofe.org.

MHS Class of 1968 Holds 50th Reunion

Many members of the Moore High School Class of 1968 turned out for their 50th reunion celebration July 29-30. Events included an informal mixer at Toby Keith’s Hollywood Corner, a 50th celebration at Moore High School, a brunch at and tours of the high school, and a gala reunion event at the Embassy Suites in Norman. 

Full Circle Holds Ribbon-cutting

On May 17, Full Circle Adult Day Center broke ground to mark the start of construction for their $1.4 million center at Franklin Business Park, with many of the Full Circle participants in attendance. Covering 6,000-square-feet, the new center will allow Full Circle to serve twice the number of participants.  Completion is expected by the end of … Continued

Le Tour de Vin 2018

The 16th Annual Le Tour De Vin,held June 9 at the Marriott Conference Center at NCED, featured a selection of over 200 wines for tasting, cuisine samples from 13 different restaurants, and a silent and live auction. The event serves as the four Norman Rotary clubs' main fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit Full Circle Adult Day Center and other worthy causes. 

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South OKC Chamber’s Excellence in Education Banquet

Outstanding educators and students in the community were honored for their work in the 2017-2018 school year at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Excellence in Education Banquet, held April 3 at Moore Norman Technology Center- South Penn Campus.

Women of the South’s Annual Gala

Women of the South recently transformed Devon Boathouse into a cruise ship for their Annual Gala Fundraiser. At the close of the evening, a $33,000 grant was revealed from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and nearly $20,000 was raised for high school scholarships, primary provider scholarships and other philanthropic efforts.

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Julia Chew Insurance Agency Open House

The Julia Chew Insurance Agency celebrated its new location at 701 Wall St. (at the corner of Boardwalk and Wall Street) in Norman with an all-day open house April 10. For more information about the agency, visit JuliaChew.com.

Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Circus of Dreams’

Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 25-year anniversary with a “Circus of Dreams: A Big Top Gala!” April 21 at the Mercury Event Center in Norman. VIPs arrived early to enjoy wine and beer tastings and hors d’oeuvres. The big show included live music, carnival games and a photo booth. Almost $20,000 was raised.

Designer’s Market Spring Line Show

Over a dozen interior design vendors showed the latest products and trends for spring at the 2018 Spring Line Show hosted March 29 by Designer’s Market in OKC.

Republic Bank & Trust Hosts Business After Hours

Republic Bank & Trust hosted Business After Hours for the Moore and South Oklahoma City chambers at its 119th and S. Western location on March 15. Republic bankers and the chamber community enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas and build relationships as nearly 100 local professionals were in attendance. Photography Ryan Lassiter of defining Image   … Continued

Orange Theory Fitness Dri Tri

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Leadership Moore’s Governing Bodies Session

The Leadership Moore Class recently held its Governing Bodies session.The day began with their pinning ceremony at the Moore Chamber Board of Directors meeting, after which they visited the State Capitol and had an opportunity to meet with area legislators and watch the Senate and House sessions in action. 

Actress Headlines OU Fine Arts Event

Two-time Golden Globe-winning actress and accomplished director Kathleen Turner headlined the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts’ 27th annual fundraising gala, Arts! Arts! Arts! March 4 in Oklahoma Memorial Union. This year’s event, led by co-chairs Mark and Beverly Funke of Edmond and a team of 20 community volunteers, raised over $65,000 in student support.

Bubbles & Brews Gala

Full Circle Adult Day Center hosted its Bubbles & Brews Gala fundraiser March 30 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center, Norman. Some $33,000 was raised to help fund construction of a 6,000-square-foot building that will provide space for the growing organization and scholarships. Photography Amber Videa of Videa Studios.

Moore Ribbon-cuttings

Members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new businesses to the community with ribbon-cuttings in February. The Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremonies throughout the month as a way of celebrating milestones for its members.

Moore Chamber Bowling Tournament

The Moore Chamber held their Annual Bowling Tournament Feb. 6 at HeyDay Entertainment. Events such as the bowling tournament allow the chamber to continue to expand on existing programs and have an impact on the region.

General Membership Luncheon

Members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce braved the weather to come to the first General Membership Luncheon of 2018. Held at the Station at Central Park and sponsored by First United Bank, members enjoyed lunch catered by NOSH by Catering Creations and heard from the keynote speaker, Kari Watkins.

Best of Cleveland County Celebration

In February, we ran your selections for our first-ever "Best of Cleveland County" competition, then later in the month honored those outstanding businesses, medical practices 
and the amazing individuals behind them at an elegant celebration at Fowler Toyota. Sponsors included Benvenuti's Ristorante, La Baguette Bakery & Cafe, and Royal Bavaria.

Moore Special Olympics Livestock Show

Approximately 30 special needs children, along with their FFA buddies (animal owners), took part in the Moore Special Olympics livestock show, held Feb. 16 at the Moore Public Schools Ag Farm. The purpose of the show is to encourage special needs children to get involved with animals and agriculture.

Murder Mystery Theatre

Cast and audience members alike enjoyed a musically spooky good time during A Spirited Game of Murder, a murder mystery held Feb. 15-17 at the Studio of The Sooner Theatre Event Center. Approximately $30,000 was raised from the fundraiser, during which the audience was invited to determine “whodunit.” Photography by TinyMite's Photography

Public Schools Foundation Soireé

The third annual Soireé benefiting the Moore Public Schools Foundation was held Feb. 24 at the beautiful Southwind Hills. This event raised over $27,200 that will directly benefit the Moore Public Schools district. This funding goes toward initiatives such as teacher resource grants and safety projects. Photography by TinyMite's Photography

“Fluent Generation” Exhibition Reception

"Fluent Generations: The Art of Anita, Tom and Yatika Fields,” which runs through May 6, debuted on Jan. 19 with a reception for the artists, the artists' family and friends, and members of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

SOKC Chamber’s Annual Banquet

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 Annual Banquet Jan. 18 at the Cox Convention Center. The event, presented by AT&T, served as the installation for the chamber’s 2018 Board of Directors. Outstanding individuals in the community also were honored. Photography by Ahh Shoot! Photography

Orangetheory Fitness’s 100 Class Club

Orangetheory Fitness Moore's newest 100 Class Club inductees. To learn more about OTF and how you can "work 1 hour, burn for 36," call 703.5259 or visit orangetheoryfitness.com.

VanGuard Property Inspectors’ Soiree

Brenda and Phillip Graham, the proprietors of VanGuard Property Inspectors, LLC, based in southwest Oklahoma City, recently served as hosts for a customer appreciation party/soiree.

Holiday Happening

On Dec. 7, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman hosted its popular yuletide event, Holiday Happening, featuring live music, photos with Santa Claus, special holiday activities with the museum’s education department, and a scavenger hunt for elves hidden throughout the museum galleries.

Nicole Jarvis MD Winter Gala

Young Onset Parkinson’s patient and competitor on American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi was guest speaker at the Sixth Annual Nicole Jarvis MD Parkinson’s Research Foundation's Winter Gala at the Embassy Suites. Some 600 guests attended, resulting in over $300,000 being raised in 2017 to benefit Parkinson’s research and local services.