Republic Bank & Trust Hosts Business After Hours

On Sept. 17, Republic Bank & Trust hosted the Norman Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at its Downtown Norman Banking Center, located at Main and University. Republic bankers and many from the Norman business community enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships and share ideas.

South OKC Chamber Hosts Membership Awareness Campaign

Through the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce's Membership Awareness Campaign, held Sept. 17 through 19, they realized a membership growth of 26%. They had 117 incredible volunteers creating a buzz in South OKC and sharing the great work the South Chamber does on a daily basis. The event was held in the newly renovated … Continued

SOKC Starts Fall Season With a Bang

The South OKC Chamber of Commerce started out the fall 2019 season with a bank, with such events as its annual Southern Stampede Auction,

Orangetheory Fitness Moore Offers More

It’s all about More Life at Orangetheory Fitness Moore! We've been celebrating personal records, birthdays and more! We conquered the signature "Orange X" workout and introduced Member Monday. And of course, Boomer made an appearance at our Annual Dri-Tri Relay. For more information, call 703.5259.

Cleveland County Lifestyle Women of Influence Honored

This year's Women of Influence were honored during a celebration Oct. 8 at Benvenuti's Ristorante. This year's honorees are Ashley Adair-Garner, Aisha Ali, Erin Barnhart, Breea Clark, Anna Clough, Teresa Collado, Karla Marshall, Barbara Ohsfeldt, Amy Reeve, Karen Rieger, Kristy Stewart and Mirelsie Velasquez, representing women leaders in multiple fields, including education, law, business and nonprofits. PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN LASSITER/DEFINING … Continued

Voice of the Heartland Competition

The Sooner Theatre and Hal Smith Restaurant Group presented the sixth annual Voice of the Heartland talent competition benefiting the educational programs of The Studio of The Sooner Theatre. This year's competition will support the purchase, renovation and equipment at the new permanent location for The Studio. The Finals Gala was held at Southwind Hills Event Barn on Sept. … Continued

ABLE Dinner

Able's third annual "Comedy for a Cause," featuring comedian Brett Eastburn, a silent auction, a wine pull and a raffle, was held Aug. 23 at the NCED building in Norman. Some $7,500 was raised; funds will be used to purchase upgrades for their locations that house some of their clients. Visit okable.org to learn more about this worthy nonprofit.

Orangetheory Fitness Moore Attains Milestones

Milestones were met this summer! During Orange Voyage, we rowed around the world! We hosted the Half-Century Challenge, encouraging members to complete 50 workouts in just 84 days. We wrapped the summer up with our special fundraising workout for Caleb Freeman and dominated the Moore-War 5K. And of course, a No Shower Happy Hour for … Continued

SOKC Chamber

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce hosted Business After Hours, a Back-to-School Update and a bowling tournament, among other activities in August.

Norman Rotary Clubs’ Le Tour de Vin

At the 17th Annual Le Tour de Vin, held June 22 at the NCED Conference Center and Hotel in Norman, over $150,000 was raised, of which $50,000 will go to Full Circle Adult Day Center to help pay for their new building. The remaining funds will be used to support numerous Rotary projects. 

South OKC Chamber Goings-On

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce participated in a myriad of events and activities, including Instant Connection, grand openings/ribbon cuttings and Business After Hours.

SOKC’s Excellence in Education Banquet

The South OKC Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Excellence in Education Banquet at Moore Norman Technology Center- South Penn Campus. Premier sponsor was South OKC Walmart Supercenters; presenting sponsors were Cox Business, Frontier State Bank and SONIC, America’s Drive-In. Outstanding educators and students in the community were honored for their work in the 2018-2019 school … Continued

The Trails 4th of July Celebration

Members and guests were on hand to celebrate the holiday with face painting, a bouncy house, photo booth, games and, most importantly, fireworks. Sponsors were Craig and Streight Orthodontics, Dental Design Studio, Garner Insurance, and Gabriel Bird DDS. PHOTOGRAPHY KRYSTYN RICHARDSON OF BOLD MULTIMEDIA

Foundation Honors Outstanding Students, Educators

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence recently held its 33rd Annual Academic Awards Banquet honoring outstanding public high school seniors and innovative educators in Oklahoma public schools. The televised awards banquet, described as the “Academy Awards” of public education in Oklahoma, featured a keynote address by former Space Shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin. Over 800 people attended … Continued

South OKC Chamber Enjoys Busy June

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a busy June, with its Southern Thunder Car Show, New Members Briefing, ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours and other events.

Legislative Summit at The Station

Community leaders and members of the Moore Chamber came together on June 25 to attend the Legislative Summit at the Station at Central Park. The legislators answered prepared questions that provided insight into some key topics from the past legislative session. Special thanks to AT&T for sponsoring with the program.

Orangetheory Fitness Moore Meets Fundraising Goals

Orangetheory Fitness Moore met their goal of raising $5,000 as a studio for Augie’s Quest and finding a cure for ALS this May. Find out about how Orangetheory Fitness can help you meet your fitness goals by calling 703.5259.        

South OKC Chamber Happenings

The South OKC Chamber kept busy in May with Instant Connections, ribbon-cuttings/grand openings, its membership luncheon and Business After Hours.

Military Appreciation Luncheon

The Moore Chamber, along with sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and OG&E, hosted their Second Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon. Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general of Oklahoma, was the keynote speaker. Members of the chamber, along with community leaders and active and retired service men and women, enjoyed a heartfelt appreciation presentation from Thompson.

Moore Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament

The Moore Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Golf Tournament at Belmar Golf Club. The sold-out tournament was blessed with sunshine and low winds. Business leaders from throughout the chamber membership enjoyed the day at the beautiful course, thanks to the sponsors that made the event possible. There was even a hole-in-one from the Baker Brothers Electric … Continued

Terra Verde Discovery School Green Gala

Guests at Terra Verde Discovery School's Green Gala on May 17 enjoyed a delectable dinner, dancing and mingling, as well as a live and silent auction, in which guests bid on such items as trips, sporting events and student projects. Funds raised go to support the Norman school's operating budget. Learn more at TerraVerdeSchool.org. PHOTOGRAPHY KRYSTYN RICHARDSON OF BOLD-MULTIMEDIA

Junior League of Norman’s Charity Ball

Guests at the Junior League of Norman's Charity Ball, themed “A Night in Hollywood" and held March 9 at the NCED Conference Center, enjoyed the legendary “Taster’s Affair,” featuring samples by local restaurants, as well as a silent auction, raffle, live DJ and dancing. This year’s event featured a Cleveland County Lifestyle After Party. PHOTOGRAPHY NEXUS PRODUCTIONS INC.

Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness-Moore staff and members continue to receive recognition, affirm their fitness vows and have fun while doing it! Schedule a visit or learn more by calling 703.5258.      

Moore Chamber Hosts Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby

The Moore Chamber of Commerce, along with sponsor Norman Regional Moore, hosted Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby on April 4. Over 100 members of the chamber and community came for this unique opportunity to hear from Gov. Anoatubby and the impact of the Chickasaw Nation on the state of Oklahoma.

Moore Chamber Celebrates New Businesses to the Community

The Moore Chamber of Commerce has been busy celebrating new businesses to the Moore community.

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.

Orangetheory Fitness Moore

There's never a dull day at Orangetheory Fitness Moore. Visit OrangetheoryFitness.com or call 703.5259 to experience the best one-hour workout in the country for FREE.

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.