WHO WE ARE
VISION – The Skiatook Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Skiatook Area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper.
VALUES – Strive to create an atmosphere for positive dynamics and exchange of business ideas. Serve as an authentic example of leadership excellence. Commit to responsible and ethical decision-making. Purse goals with a creative and open mind. Deliberate the needs and concerns from the perspective of the diverse fabric of the community.
The Chamber office is the acknowledged “front door” to Skiatook, responding to inquiries from potential new residents, visitors and prospective business. Literally hundreds of information requests are processed annually, with first priority given to chamber member products and services.
The Skiatook Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate the growth of the business community for our members and stakeholders. The Chamber has served as the voice of the Skiatook business community for over 65 years and stands ready to serve an ever-growing community. An investment in the Chamber is beneficial in many ways – both directly and indirectly.
The Chamber provides a unified voice in governmental affairs on local, state and national levels. We follow issues that could affect businesses, and encourage our elected officials to support those that would have a positive impact and oppose those that would be detrimental to the business community.
The Chamber works closely with the City of Skiatook in its efforts to assist existing businesses and to attract new ones. This provides our citizens with the convenience of finding products and services locally, and at the same time increase sales tax revenue that allows the city to provide improved services. Community pride is beneficial to businesses. Consumers have a positive attitude when they look around and see an attractive, well-maintained store or office facility.
Realizing the importance of our youth to the city’s future, the Chamber is a strong advocate of education. The Chamber annually gives recognition to outstanding students, teachers and patrons.
An important benefit of membership is networking with other area business people. Membership luncheons, ribbon cuttings, and other functions provide opportunities to make new business contacts.
Referrals are a direct benefit of membership. The Chamber office receives calls daily about where to obtain particular products or services. We check our membership data, and when we have members who offer the requested product or service, those are the names provided.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and members of the Skiatook Chamber of Commerce, we welcome you to our great city!