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The McAlester Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture was formed July 12, 1932 by a group of individuals that sought to promote and protect the commercial, agricultural, financial and industrial welfare of McAlester, Oklahoma and vicinity.

 

Today, over eighty years later, the McAlester Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture continues the vision that the original board members created.  As the largest nonprofit, member organization in Pittsburg County, the Chamber offers its members valuable benefits to help them succeed in today’s business climate.  Those benefits are:

 

Credibility

Consumers are 80% more likely to purchase goods and services from a Chamber member than a non-member.  By promoting your membership by proudly displaying your membership decal, you are attracting potential clients to purchase your goods and services.

 

Business Development

The Chamber provides several educational events that provide valuable information that can help your business such as Lunch and Learns, Chamber luncheons on specific topics, small business roundtables and a Human Resources Group.

 

Leadership Development

The Chamber can help your organization prepare your leaders for tomorrow by offering Leadership McAlester and Leadership YOUniversity programs.  For those that are not able to afford the program tuition, scholarships are available from the Puterbaugh Foundation.

 

Networking Opportunities

Connect with other area businesses and future clients by holding or attending Business after Hours, Chamber luncheons, annual banquet or many of our annual events.

 

Visibility and Recognition

Your business will be listed on the Chamber’s web site with links to your business.  The Chamber also receives many phones calls asking for business referrals for services like yours.  We only refer callers to our Chamber members.  And, let’s not forget about celebrating business openings with ribbon cutting and grand breaking ceremonies.

 

Information and Resources

As a member, you can post job opportunity listings and include your products and services in the Chamber’s newsletter.  And, you will have membership to the Staples Advantage Program and Moral, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program with the McAlester Army Ammunitions Plant offering discounts on party inflatables, cabin rentals, RV rentals and hundreds of other items.

 

Advocacy

The Chamber is committed to representing and protecting the interest of its members and community as a whole.  Your membership gives you access to meet with local, state and federal leaders that can help promote our collective interests of the business community.

 

Joining you Chamber of Commerce is one of the most important strategic decisions a business can make.  When you invest in the McAlester Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, you are investing in your business and you are Believing in McAlester!