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May 4, 2014

Chamber to host Leadership Norman event

NORMAN — Applications will be available Monday for the 2015 Leadership Norman class. Leadership Norman, a program of the Norman Chamber of Commerce, offers participants an opportunity to be part of a distinct leadership group. The program for residents and area professionals will accept applications through August 1. A selection committee will review the applications and select the 30-person class in late August.

Leadership Norman is open to anyone who either works or lives in Norman. Co-chaired by Brian McPherson, Shelter Insurance, and Shelly Hickman, Norman Public Schools, the class consists of 15 interactive sessions, spanning an eight-month period, ending with graduation in April. Orientation is scheduled for Thursday September 11. Most sessions will be from 5:30 to 9:30 Thursday nights, with a select number of sessions during the day.

Throughout the course of the program participants attend a variety of sessions focused on community history, current community issues, leadership and self-discovery. Leadership Norman is a great way to learn more about your community and build your own personal network.

Applications will be available at normanchamber.com, or by contacting Erica Millar at 321-7260 or erica@normanchamber.

com.

The Norman Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all our sales volunteers and welcome our new Chamber members from our recent spring membership drive.  Suzanne McAuley was this year’s membership drive chair.

“We are pleased to announce that the Norman Chamber’s total membership count is over 1,600 active members,” Chamber Board Chairman Andy Sherrer said. “The Norman Chamber of Commerce continues to be the heart of Norman’s growing business community.

“Via business luncheons, networking events and advocacy, the Norman Chamber provides a place for businesses to collaborate together for mutual success. I welcome each of the new members and look forward to working with each of them to continue enhancing local business.”

Recent new Chamber members include: AAA Insurance, Adworth Garage Cabinets, Air Product Supply, Angel Cove, Annie’s Ruff Hours, Arbor Transport and Construction, Aria Development, August Farms, Azimi & Cox Partnership, BA Fitness, BamBoa Sportswear, Ben Benedum, Bentley Mills Inc., Carter Law Firm, Century 21 Goodyear Green - Amy Fike, Compass Commercial Roofing and Restoration, Diana Hartley, Dillard Group - DaOnne Olson, Divas Pest Management, Divine Designs Event Coordinating LLC, DMC Services, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Ed Preble Insurance, Eisel Roofing & Construction, Enclave LLC, Entrust Realty, Everett Inc. Homes, E-Z Living Homes Inc., Farmers Insurance -Taylor Moore, First Water Contracting, The Fountains, Full Moon Sushi Bar and Bistro, Fuller Miller Construction, Go Church, Go Kids, Grayt Floors & Outdoors, Ground Zero CrossFit, Hammer Construction, Hibdon Tires Plus, Hughes Management Group, Isagenix, KEB Crafted Homes, Keller Williams - Shavonne Evans, Kirkpatrick & Murray Tax Advocates, Kiwanis Club of Norman, Law Office of Josh Copeland, Le Visage Day Spa, McMahan’s Funeral Service, Mee Hogue & Epperson, Mel’s Kloset, Modern Woodmen of America, Dr. Mudassir Nawaz, National Weather Association, New York Life, Nextep Inc., Norman Board, Norman Gold and Diamond, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, OrderUp Norman, Oklahoma State Bank, PDC Logic LLC, Pergola Supreme Inc., Poppyseeds Consignment Boutique, Prime Architects, Repair General Plus, RiteWay Shredding, Roca Corp Roofing and Construction, Roots Salon, Scrap That, Shadowlake Retail Partners LLC, SJB 2012 LLC, Solutions 501 LLC Association Management & Consulting, Sooner Irrigation, State Farm Insurance - Bob Watson, State Farm Insurance - Greg Ellis, State Farm Insurance - Trevor Lawrence, Talley and Turner PC, Thunderground Storm Shelter, Tomlinson Insurance Agency, Trifecta Communications, Vision Martial Arts, Walgreens - Main Street, Waterstone Mortgage, Waving Wheat Bakery and West & Associates.

Kyla McMoran is vice president of communications for the Chamber of Commerce.

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