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Chamber works toward many goals

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm •  Published: June 2, 2010
EDMOND — The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 103rd anniversary this year.

The 1,100-member organization provides many networking opportunities for its members throughout the year, whether it’s at monthly business after hours, morning mingles, lunch and learns, Edmond Young Professionals’ events or at annual fundraisers such as the auction or the golf tournament.

The chamber also represents business interests to government, creating an annual agenda of items it will present to area legislators and hosting several legislative functions each year, allowing members to hear progress on their initiatives.

Members also work to enhance economic development opportunities in the community, board members say.

In the 2010 business plan, board Chairman Tim Deimund listed his goals for the year as being to grow the number of volunteers for the Total Resource Campaign, which raised almost $191,000 for the chamber last year; to continue to provide great networking events, the No. 1 request of chamber members; see the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan for members come to fruition; and increase the Chamber’s involvement in governmental relations.

The chamber offers many councils in which its members can get involved, from its small business council, to its sustainable green business council to its women’s networking council, to name a few.

The chamber’s offices are at 825 E Second St.