96th Annual Newkirk
Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Held January 19th 2016
The Newkirk Chamber of Commerce kicked off the New Year on Tuesday, January 19th with their annual banquet featuring selection of the Newkirk Citizen of the Year, Mark Waltrip, who was honored for his generous donation of a new standing seam metal roof for the Municipal Building during the past year.
A new award has been created for the Newkirk Business Person of the Year, and was awarded to Vance Johnson, for locating and creating the Stagecoach Barbeque and Event Center business, which he and his wife Debra established in Newkirk in 1998, The business has since been expanded several times, and draws crowds from around the county and beyond. Stagecoach Barbeque has won many trophies and ribbons including state and national awards including the National Title of Grand Champion of the American Chuckwagon Association. Visit the Stagecoach website at www.stagecoach-barbeque.com, and the Stagecoach Facebook page. Stagecoach Barbeque and Event Center is located at 100 West South Street, and the Chamber Banquet was held in the Event Center, catered by Stagecoach Barbeque.
Newkirk's perennial Emcee, Jack McCarty served to keep things moving along during the evening, which included the presentations above. Invocation was given by Rev. Rex Roberts of First Baptist Church. The Roustabouts from Northern Oklahoma College provided rousing entertainment following the meal. Chamber President Curtis Grace reviewed the past year's activities and presented a poem of expectations of things to come for the Chamber in the next year.
Chamber Board of Directors include Grace, Kirk Brown, Karla Cheek, Jason Orr, and Donnie Williamson. Glenna Blair serves as Secretary. The Chamber's mission is "Unifying and speaking for the business comunity to create a healthy economy and to promote community development."
Membership in the Chamber is open to all Businesses and individual memberships are also available. Contact any board member or Glenna Blair at the Chamber office 580 362-2155.
All Newkirk Businesses are eligible for free listing
on our "Commerce" pages, and sponsored advertising spots like those below are available and much appreciated.
Suggestions for improving your Chamber of Commerce are always appreciated and can be sent by email if you prefer, to NewkirkChamber@att.net, or given in person to any of our directors or at the Chamber Office.
Our office will be moving shortly to 114 South Main Street, as the current tiny office is proving inadequate.
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