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

Congratulations to Ramon, Kristen, Philip and all the Dri Tri finishers! Call 703.5259 or visit OrangeTheoryFitness.com to schedule your free workout.

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.

WRC Gala

Nearly $15,000 was raised at the WRC Gala in early December. The gala is an annual fundraising and awareness event hosted by the Women’s Resource Center, which provides emergency shelter, advocacy, court advocacy, safety planning, forensic exams, a Domestic Violence Education Group, counseling, prevention education and community education. Visit wrcnormanok.org.

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Silver Soiree

Silver Soirée, the annual fundraiser for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, was held Oct. 20 at the Rail House in Norman. This year’s event raised funds for the museum’s School Bus Fund, which helps cover transportation costs associated with Oklahoma school field trips to the museum.

Eighth Annual Day of Kindness

Noble McIntyre of McIntyre Law, with assistance from member lawyers of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Lawyers Fighting Hunger and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, hosted the Eighth Annual Day of Kindness at his office on Nov. 16, distributing 2,500 turkeys and providing hamburgers and drinks to thousands more. 

Women of Influence Banquet

Benvenuti's Ristorante was the elegant setting for Cleveland County Lifestyle's Women of Influence dinner and reception Oct. 17. Nine of the 12 recipients, along with spouses and their nominators, attended the elegant dinner, which featured a keynote address by University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso. 

Brunch With Chef Bayless

Chef Rick Bayless, star of the PBS show “Mexico: One Plate at a Time,” was the guest of the Pioneer Library System Foundation for a fundraising event Nov. 5 at the Norman home of Dr. and Mrs. R.J. Langerman. He was joined by Chef Patrick Williams of Flint Restaurant.

CROP Walk Raises Funds to Fight Hunger

More than 400 people from area churches and civic groups took steps to fight hunger Oct. 22 during the Cleveland County CROP Walk to Stop Hunger. The 34th annual charity walk raised approximately $18,500 to support Food & Shelter Inc. and the international relief efforts of Church World Service.

Mix on Main

Turnout was robust for the third annual Mix On Main, held Oct. 21 in Norman. Hosted by The Main District, the event features local 
businesses promoting the continued renaissance of one of Norman’s premier corridors. The event includes live music, food trucks, 
beer/wine gardens and outdoor family fun.

Republic Bank & Trust After Hours

On Nov. 17, Republic Bank & Trust hosted Business After Hours at its Downtown Norman Banking Center for 
Norman Chamber of Commerce members. Approximately 200 guests attended the event.

Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest

Hundreds of costumed families from across the region attended Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest, sponsored by Yelp OKC, Oct. 26 at the 
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. They enjoyed an evening of spooky tunes, face-painting, costume contests, crafts with the museum’s education department and a museum-wide scavenger hunt.

Global Citizen Awards Gala

Two individuals with ties to Cleveland County were among those honored during the recent Global Citizen 2017 Awards Gala, hosted by the World Experiences Foundation, headquartered in Norman. The event, featuring multicultural entertainment, was held Nov. 9 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Oklahoma City.

Workin’ Out to Boogie Beats

During Orangetheory Fitness Moore’s recent ’70s Day, members worked out to some boogie beats. Members also recently participated in the Moore War Run benefiting Moore High and Westmoore High students!

Voice of the Heartland Competition

Promising young vocalists recently took part in the vocal competition "Voice of the Heartland" at the Southwind Hills Event Barn in Goldsby. The competition, created in 2015, doubles as a fundraiser to benefit the educational programs of the Sooner Theatre and 
The Studio of The Sooner Theatre of Norman.

Church Hill Estate Celebrate National Night Out

Residents of Moore's Church Hill Estates turned out for National Night Out, a community-police awareness-raising event held in neighborhoods across the country that's held the first Tuesday of August. The annual community-building event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Golf Champs!

Congratulations to the winners of the Club Championship, which took place Aug. 19 and 20 at Hidden Trails Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City. To learn more about the club, visit hiddentrailsokc.com, email info@hiddentrailsokc.com or call 685.7751.

Purse-onality Fundraiser

$38,000 was raised during Full Circle Adult Day Center’s Purse-onality fundraiser Aug. 26 at Sooner Legends in Norman. By exceeding a $30,000 matching grant, the organization raised a grand total of $68,000, which will help fund scholarships and go toward the financing of its new home near I35 and Flood.

ABLE Comedy Night

$12,500 was raised during ABLE’s first-ever Comedy Night fundraiser, held Aug. 25 at the Hall at the Railhouse in Norman. The mission of ABLE Community-Based Services is to “assist adults with developmental disabilities live quality lives.” Funds raised from the event will go toward building an adult activity center.

Team Catalyst Racket Club Updates

The Team Catalyst Racket Club had a busy spring season. Here are some updates on their activities with the U.S. Tennis Association. To learn more about this private club based at Hidden Hills Country Club, contact Tony Daniels, Catalyst Racket Club CEO, at 429.0325.

Congrats to Orangetheory Fitness Inductees

The "100 classes taken club" continues to grow at Orangetheory Fitness Moore! Congratulations to the newest inductees! 
For more information on the club and the fitness center, call 703.5259.