Ponca City Chamber Services

The Chamber offers many benefits to our members.

Chamber Staff

l-r Austin Unruh-Tourism Coordinator; Danielle Vap -Director of Finance; Tiffany Hermann-Membership Development Director; and Rich Cantillon-President/C.E.O.

2017 Chamber Executive Board

l-r Erik Peitz, Mandy Morris, Molly Kyler, Adam Leaming and Barry Bickle.

123rd Chamber Banquet Award

l-r: Cindy Heidlage - Gary Martin City Employee of the Year, Don Jorgenson - Volunteer of the Year, Brace Books and More - Business of the Year, Continental Carbon - Industry of the Year, Jeff Cowan - Outstanding Citizen, Natalie Fraser - Larry Hughes Leadership Award

Ponca City Leadership Class

This is the 31st. Ponca City Leadership Class.

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Making a Difference and Enhancing Ponca City and Our Region!

  • May 31 - Ribbon Cutting for Bob Hurley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • June 1 - Ribbon Cutting for Sacred Ground Coffee Shop

 

 

 

 

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City of Ponca City

Whether you are only visiting or you already call Ponca City your home, you will find Ponca City a very memorable experience.
Ponca City is the home to the 2012 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year.
Visit The City of Ponca City website for more about our city.

Visit Ponca City

Ponca City has so much going on... From the wonderful people, to the beautiful attractions, Ponca City is a city full of history, art, and culture!
Don't miss out on all the fun events taking place in Ponca City! For a complete list of events head over to VisitPoncaCity.com.

PCDA

The mission of the Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) is to facilitate job growth in wealth producing industries in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Visit our website for more information on recruiting, retention, marketing and financial opportunities that exist in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Reasons To Invest In The Chamber

  • We are the Information Center for Ponca City.
  • Our Chamber Directory with the City Resource Guide is published new every year.
  • Our Member-to-Member Discount Card is supplied to our members at no cost.
  • We provide networking opportunities, including our monthly Business after Hours.
  • We offer leadership training through our Leadership Program. We are beginning our 30th year of Leadership Ponca City.
  • We promote the Tourism Industry in Ponca City. This industry brings jobs and sales tax dollars to Ponca City for everyone’s benefit.
  • Chamber staff provides job recruitment services for Ponca City. For example, helping recruit a pastor, doctor, engineer, etc., to relocate to Ponca City.
  • The Chamber’s members can affect governmental outcomes on a local, regional, state, and even national level by uniting as one voice.

Reasons relevant for Retail Businesses:

  • We promote “Shop Ponca First” which includes campaigns like our Santa Buck Giveaway, Crazy Days and Cash Mob.
  • We market Shop Ponca First and why it is important. This campaign educates people that shopping Ponca First provides jobs for our family and friends. Plus we educate that when you Shop Ponca First you provide needed sales tax dollars to our City and also help our local business community support all of the charitable needs in Ponca City.
  • The Chamber offers free customer service training called PRIDE Training.
  • Our Chamber Buck program – In 2014 over $250,000 were spent through this program keeping money in Ponca City with our Chamber members.
  • Our Member-to-Member Discount Card is supplied to our members at no cost and encourages Chamber members to shop with each other.
  • Our Chamber Directory is our version of the Yellow Pages! Chamber members look there first when looking for a new service provider or retail business. Every new resident in Ponca City gets a copy of this directory, as well, through the utility department of the city.
  • We host Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for all new businesses, major remodels and business relocations.
  • The Chamber provides at least 4 educational workshops on how to operate a business each year.
  • The Chamber’s Tourism Bureau promotes Ponca City through advertising and attending tourism trade shows. This brings people to our community and has a direct impact on our retail industry.
 

Reasons relevant for an Industry:

  • We work with our school system to show the importance of getting your high school diploma through our Oklahoma Scholar Program.
  • We provide business training at the High School to show what quality work ethic is and why it is important.
  • We help give industry a voice at the State Capitol, in Washington D.C. and at City Hall through our Ponca Politics Committee and Forums.
  • We communicate the needs of industry with our City and with Ponca City Development Authority.
  • We discuss, on a monthly basis, the infrastructure issues in Ponca City.
  • The combined efforts of all the Chamber committees lend support to the quality of life afforded in Ponca City that attracts people to locate here.

Reasons relevant for an Individual:

  • Our “Stuff the Bus” program helps all children of Ponca City by providing supplies for any student that needs them so that all students are on a level playing field when it comes to receiving an education.
  • We give individual members the opportunity to have a voice and to understand the political issues facing our community through Ponca Politics Forums and committee participation.
  • Individuals can have a voice in the infrastructure needs of Ponca City through our Community Development Committee.

 

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