Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman

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  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is someone in your space?

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace     QUESTION: Usually when I find an empty seat at the movies, I choose one with a seat between me and the next person, because I have been in a situation once or twice where the person next to me […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette—Who CAN I invite?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My son is engaged to a young woman from out of town. She has visited us in Oklahoma City several times. They will be married in her home city. She and her family have let us know that they plan […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Back off my man

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette: A reader writes the 20-40-60 Etiquette team with concerns over a woman who was overly aggressive in speaking with the reader’s husband during a cocktail party.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---You smell terrible!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I was on a trip to Australia and took the bus to one of the points of interest. One woman who sat next to me reeked of offensive body odor. What […]

  • 20-40-60 etiquette: Offensive body odor presents etiquette conundrum

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    The women of 20-40-60 answer your etiquette question. Clytie Bunyan has the guest answer

  • 20-40-60 etiquette: Should I mention a forgotten loan?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    If your friend forgets to repay a loan, should you mention it or write it off? The women of 20-40-60 advise.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Hostess had too much on her plate

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, May 19, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette: How do you handle a guest who seems to be thankless to her host.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Did you get it?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I know there is so much controversy regarding the etiquette in “thanking” someone for “thanking” you.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Did you get the cookies?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The women of 20-40-60 answer your ettiquette questions.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Where are young people's manners?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Young people need help learning social graces.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---How do I get my money?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: My husband’s colleague and I jointly agreed to buy a gift card for his office manager’s birthday.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Who pays for the wine? Everybody?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: For years several couples have had dinner together and split the bill evenly.  Lately, one couple has ordered very expensive wine and still split the bill evenly, although no one else drank the wine.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Where can I get one of those dresses?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. YOU ASK!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Thanks for the compliment!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE   BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE QUESTION:  My friend always finds something good to say when she sees me.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---What should I cook?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.   YOU ASK!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: What's on dinner party menu for food-challenged pals?

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette:I would like to have some friends over to my house for dinner, but everyone has their own food preferences. Should I find new friends who might like what I like to cook?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Let's match!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.   YOU ASK!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---From a put- out hostess

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, please email helen.wallace@cox.net YOU ASK!

  • 20-40-60 etiquette: Should extended family expect housing for wedding?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    In 20-40-60 Etiquette, three women and a guest comment on readers' etiquette questions. Callie Gordon is 20-something, Lillie-Beth Brinkman is in her 40s, and social columnist Helen Ford Wallace is 60-plus. To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---No cell phone lunch?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. YOU ASK!




Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jul. 09 2014 12:30:41 PM CST These speakers at final session of @okcchamber's #InternOKC make me want to live here. Oh, wait. I already do. #sellingOKC
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Jul. 08 2014 07:17:22 AM CST RT @Edmond_beat: Day two of US Senior Open in Edmond's Oak Tree National. It's to be hot. Drink lots of water.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jul. 07 2014 06:40:58 PM CST @darbyron I agree that @Red_River_NM needs better @VerizonWireless service soon. Frustratingly worse this visit than previously. Next year?
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jul. 07 2014 09:29:21 AM CST RT @darbyron: @lebradshaw @Red_River_NM @Verizon Needs more service.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jul. 02 2014 12:52:37 PM CST RT @okcchamber: Celebrating #OKC's new nonstop flight to #Charlotte on AA operated by US Airways Express. #OKCtoCLT LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Jun. 28 2014 05:58:57 PM CST Regatta time! Our @okcchamber team rows at 7:30. If you are at the Stars and Stripes Festival, come watch. #okcboathouse #regattapark
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Jun. 28 2014 07:36:44 AM CST Another good essay, on marriage: "Love starts in passion and ends in car pools." Rhapsody in Realism LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Jun. 28 2014 07:27:20 AM CST Interesting read - and a different perspective - on parenting. The Trauma of Parenthood LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 01:02:39 PM CST "I see unlimited potential in OKC," says @COOPAleWorks' Daniel Mercer about why HQ is OKC. It's home & b/c of culture, people #internOKC
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:57:37 PM CST "You can never have enough insight and intel (hard numbers)" to drive success & avoid mistakes. Daniel Mercer w/@COOPAleWorks at #internOKC
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:53:31 PM CST Among lessons learned by @COOPAleWorks as startup: Reciprocate. All 10 new beer companies here have met w/ us. - Daniel Mercer at #internOKC
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:48:59 PM CST Founders of OKC's @COOPAleWorks spent three years planning company, drinking beer across US, touring places and asking questions. #internOkC
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:46:12 PM CST Consumers spent $14 billion on craft beer last year. "That's a real market. - Daniel Mercer with @COOPAleWorks at #internOKC
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:43:35 PM CST @COOPAleWorks will produce 60,000 cases of beer yearly as craft brewer, which means small, independent & innovative/traditional. #internokc
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:40:38 PM CST Now speaking on #internOKC entrepreneurship panel is Daniel Mercer, co-founder of craft brewer @COOPAleWorks
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:38:34 PM CST Tailwind wants to stay in OKC. Community has been welcoming and we have greater visibility in midsized market. - Danny Maloney at #internokc
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:35:45 PM CST In OKC, as a tech startup, focus on getting revenue from Day 1 to attract potential investors. - Tailwind's Danny Maloney at #internokc
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:33:16 PM CST One way we began building Tailwind startup was participating in OKC community & it paid off dividends. - @danielpmaloney at #internokc
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:24:31 PM CST "Building a company ultimately comes down to building it one person at a time." --@danielpmaloney with @TailwindApp at #internokc
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 25 2014 12:14:13 PM CST If you want to be an entrepreneur, you can do it, you can do it in OKC, you can start to do it today. - Tailwind's Danny Maloney #internOKC