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OSU ranked among top 50 colleges for military veterans

(STILLWATER, Okla., June 11, 2018) – Oklahoma State University is ranked 40 among more than 200 top colleges and universities for military veterans nationwide, according to a survey from College Consensus, which combines information from trusted publishers, agencies and verified student reviews to produce its ranking. Read More

Meridian Graduates Contribute More Than 3,050 Community Service Hours During Their Time at Tech

STILLWATER, Okla. – For students attending Meridian Technology Center, the last two years haven’t just been about what they get from coming to class. It’s also been about what they give.
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Brandon Phillips joins Chamber staff as Membership Development Coordinator

Brandon Phillips is a native of Stillwater and a graduate of Stillwater High School.  He earned a B.A. in American Studies from Oklahoma State University and later an M.A. in Trans-Atlantic Studies and U.S. Foreign Policy from the University of Birmingham UK.  After graduating, Brandon had the opportunity to work with the training and development unit of Volkswagen in Puebla, Mexico and later moved with his wife to Istanbul, Turkey where he worked as an instructor of English and academic writing in a top university in Turkey.  Read More

Rachel Pickens named YPS 360 of the Month

Rachel Pickens began her career, as the auction coordinator of Pickens Auctions, where she enhanced her passion for real estate and land auctions. While in this position, she marketed and sold over 30,000 acres, showcased premier properties and pristine ranches, and set record-high land values. Several years ago, she stepped away from the Auction Side of the Real Estate Business to pursue a career in traditional / private treaty Real Estate Sales. Read More

Airport Director Gary Johnson focusing on master plan, long-term capital projects before retirement this fall

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 25, 2018) –  After more than 32 years as Stillwater Regional Airport director, Gary Johnson is taking off.

Johnson recently announced he will retire in September of this year, but his last few months on the job won’t be spent planning a big vacation. Instead, he will be busy making sure the transition goes off without a hitch.  

“Launching commercial service has created a lot of change for the airport, so I have a long to-do list that I want to see through,“ he said. “With over 80,000 operations and 50,000 commercial passengers annually, our airport is one of Oklahoma’s busiest airports and we have to continually adjust for that growth.”

Johnson’s last few months will be busy focusing on the airport’s master plan and long-term capital improvement projects to ensure the future remains strong for the airport.  

“Many of the airport projects involve planning 5, 10, even 20 years out,” Johnson explained. “I want to make sure the airport stays on track, whether it’s anticipating future construction and land use needs or identifying grant and funding opportunities.”

In addition to the airport’s internal needs, Johnson is looking at the needs associated with maintaining commercial air service, the needs of the airport users and most importantly, what the community needs in an airport. Read More

Stillwater's May sales tax apportionment is 2.25 percent ahead of last year's number

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 24, 2018) – The City of Stillwater received $2,339,571 in sales tax from March 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in April 2018 and apportioned to the City in May 2018. Read More

Spencer Carter awarded Chamber scholarship

STILLWATER, Okla. (April 9, 2018) -- The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce encourages continued education post high school graduation. This year, the Chamber offered Stillwater High School students the opportunity to vie for a $500 scholarship to further their education, and senior Spencer Carter became the first to receive this scholarship. Read More

City of Stillwater Electric Utility Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 8, 2018) — The American Public Power Association recently designated the City of Stillwater Electric Utility a platinum level utility in this year's Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) program. Stillwater first achieved gold status in the RP3 program in 2015 – maintaining gold status since that time. This year the utility advanced to platinum status. Read More

Spirit AeroSystems to acquire the Asco group

Spirit AeroSystems has signed an agreement with the shareholders of SRIF to acquire the Asco group*, a privately held Belgian company with 1,400 employees world-wide. Read More

Meridian Technology Center and Stillwater Chamber Partner for HR Matters Series: “Finish – Give Yourself the Gift of Done”

STILLWATER, Okla. – Do you feel like you or your coworkers start a million things but rarely finish them? You aren’t alone. Read More

The McKnight Center’s Inaugural Chamber Music Festival Is a Success

STILLWATER, Oklahoma, April 23, 2018 — The McKnight Center’s inaugural Chamber Music Festival has come to an end but the series of performances left an everlasting impression on all who attended. The musicians performed to Festival patrons five concerts, including a Family and Youth Concert during the teacher walkout, three intimate soiree performances across Central Oklahoma and one free community concert at the Seretean Center at Oklahoma State University. The musicians also conducted master classes during the week for students at OSU. Read More

Katie Roberts named YPS360 of the month

Katie began her career as Program Coordinator Assistant for Stillwater Group Homes. During this time, she helped oversee the group home sites in Stillwater and the surrounding communities to make sure the developmentally disabled were being cared for in the highest quality homes. Her biggest piece of advice given regarding here career is, “only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” Read More

Want to serve on City Council? Apply now for open Seat 1

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / April 19, 2018) – Are you interested in serving your community and helping make decisions that impact the future of Stillwater? If yes, you’re encouraged to apply for the vacancy on the Stillwater City Council.
Seat 1 on the Council is currently vacant since April 16, 2018, due to the recent election of Mayor Will Joyce to Seat 5. Joyce was originally elected to Seat 1 in April 2016.
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Central Electric Cooperative Selected as Partners for Progress Recipient for Meridian Technology Center

STILLWATER, Okla. – Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) has been named a Partner for Progress award winner by the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers. Read More

Meridian Technology Center and Stillwater Chamber Partner for Elevate Leadership: “Building Corporate Culture – Spotlight on Rustic Cuff”

STILLWATER, Okla. – To build a company that is successful focus needs to be on creating a strong corporate culture. Read More
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