Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce 2020-2021 - Page 19

2019 - 2020 ENID CHAMBER HIGHLIGHTS GREATER ENID CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 19 • Responded to community and business needs in COVID-19 crisis: PPE requests for the hospitals, SBA disaster loan & Payroll Protection Program information, promotional ideas for businesses and customers, free eblast messaging for members. • Organized Enid Day at the Capitol legislative breakfast. Primary topics were health care, education, and marketing Oklahoma. • Provided the Small Business Chamber Alliance to Enid Chamber members. The program offers a complimentary State Chamber membership and helps businesses be engaged on legislative issues. • Participated in Oklahoma Mid- Size Cities Coalition to advocate legislative priorities for mid-sized cities (rural health care, regional universities & colleges, etc.). • Offered the ENID 4 TEACHERS program which provides business discounts for teachers in the region. • Partnered with sponsors and other organizations to celebrate Enid’s history and heritage through the Cherokee Strip Celebration. • Candy Cane Cash event promoted holiday shopping in Enid and provided $15,000 in cash prizes. • NW District Jr. Livestock Show attracted over 2,500 visitors, supported youth agriculture education and raised $162,000 for premium sale exhibitors. • Chamber Ambassadors conducted ribbon cuttings for new or expanding businesses and provided volunteer support at community events. • Provided membership networking opportunities through Business Spotlight @ Lunch and Business After Hours events. • Enid Chamber Committee of 100 contributions helped provide scholarships for area students to attend Northern Oklahoma College- Enid and Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid. • Supported efforts to expand the United Way Coach-A-Kid Enid mentoring program.