Stillwater Chamber News

Alterations By Jody Named Business of the Month

Jody Hayes came to Stillwater in 1954 to attend OSU- then Oklahoma A&M- but didn't graduate with a degree in Economics until 1969. She took a leave of absence to marry and raise three children. After living in Stillwater for 35 years, Jody moved to Enid and resided there for 12 years. 

Bowlan Joins Chamber as New Communications Coordinator

Aubrie Bowlan, an Edmond native, will join the Chamber as our Communications                                    Coordinator.  She has a degree in strategic communications from Oklahoma State University and is a Cowgirl for life. Aubrie will help the team communicate with clients and the community. In her free time, Aubrie enjoys long, moonlit walks around Boomer Lake with her dog and visiting the Stillwaggin’ Dog Park. She loves Stillwater because it’s home to some of the best people and businesses. If you catch her feeding ducks at Theta Pond, feel free to say hello and Go Pokes! 

Burnett Joins Chamber Staff

The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Rachel Burnett has joined the Chamber Staff as our new Business Services Coordinator. 

Stillwater's Winter Wonderland Closed on December 4

(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / Dec. 4, 2017) –Due to unseasonably warm temperatures today, Monday, December 4, 2017, Stillwater's one city-block of Winter Wonderland activities will be closed from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Updates to Stillwater's Winter Wonderland hours of operation are available on VisitStillwater.org/holidays as well as on the official Visit Stillwater Facebook page at @VisitStillwater. All pre-purchased tickets will remain valid for the duration of the ice rink during normal hours of operation.  For questions, contact Kylie Vincent, Visit Stillwater Vice President at kylie@visitstillwater.org or Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at 405-743-3697.

Stillwater's November sales tax collections under budget by 1.19 percent

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Nov. 20, 2017) – City of Stillwater Chief Financial Officer Melissa Reames said the City received $2,438,935.83 in sales tax on September 2017 transactions that were remitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in October 2017 and apportioned to the City in November 2017. This is a $6,149 (0.25 percent) increase from receipts in November 2016. However, the amount is down by $11,866 (0.10 percent) year-to-date (YTD) and under budget by $147,217 (1.19 percent).
 
Use tax received in November 2017 totaled $181,363.79, which was up $22,555 (14.20 percent) from November 2016. The amount is also up $138,397 (21.02 percent) YTD and over budget by $297,466 (59.57 percent). Use tax collections continue to offset the shortfall in sales tax collections.
 
Cigarette/tobacco tax remitted in November 2017 totaled $33,691.55, which was up $592 (1.76 percent) from November 2016 and is up YTD by $4,834 (3.29 percent) and over budget by $12,755 (9.16 percent).
 
Lodging tax for September 2017 transactions reported to the City in October 2017 was $71,791.18. This is under October 2016 by $28,817 (28.64 percent), over YTD by $4,232 (1.43 percent) and over budget by $23,577 (8.55 percent).

FAPC offers food safety tips for your Thanksgiving menu

FAPC offers food safety tips for your Thanksgiving menu

Lefthand Named YPS360

Connie Stokes- Coldwell Banker

       

Emerging Leaders Honored

Back row (L to R): John Mark Day, Marshall Baker, Steve Ruby, Aaron Wilson, Alex Evers, Justin Hazzard.

Leadership Stillwater Class XXVI Raises Money for Homecoming Memorial

Leadership Stillwater Class XXVI Raises Money for Homecoming Memorial
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