About The Chamber
The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce has long recognized that a good business climate is paramount for community growth. For more than 100 years the Chamber has been an advocate for community improvement and has worked tirelessly on needed reform. That trend will continue throughout 2016.
As well as working on many local issues, the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce consistently works to effect legislative changes that will benefit the entire state and community. In 2016, the Chamber will be concentrating on activities that create more jobs for Oklahomans. Key initiatives focus on unleashing private investment, ensuring justice and sustaining a vibrant, diverse economy. The complete 2016 Ardmore Chamber Plan of Work can be found on our website.
Education, as in previous years, will also receive significant attention from the Chamber. The scope of education involvement goes beyond K-12 systems. It also includes Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, University Center of Southern Oklahoma, special programs and workforce skills development. The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce is the organization that spearheaded an extensive program of raising the standards in our schools. The next step in that process is the Partners in Education initiative, an exciting endeavor that aims to bring the community together to support Ardmore’s students from cradle to career.
In communities such as Ardmore, community involvement is key to success. The Chamber Board has indicated strong support for our city through the GAPS (Giving Ardmore a Plan for Success) program. GAPS is a continuation of the program formed to identify needs, determine solutions and implement strategies to address community challenges and opportunities.
Ardmore's citizens and businesses can count on the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce to promote positive change and improvements in services and programs that will benefit all.