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Monday, 02 August 2021 14:13

Open House and Ribbon Cutting in Talihina


August 6, 2021 the Talihina Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting at Martin’s Ag & Auto Supply (formerly Talihina Auto Supply and a new member of the Talihina Chamber of Commerce) at 11am.

This coincides with their open house from 10am until 2pm.

T.J. and Amanda Martin, Owners have expanded the auto business to include agriculture supplies.

This will be a great help for those who have livestock and who are bailing hay.

It is very frustrating to break something and have to go out of town to get a part when you have a project that needs to be completed as soon as possible.

Make plans to attend the ribbon cutting and/or open house and see what this business has to offer.

For more information on this event contact the Talihina Chamber of Commerce at 918-567-3434 or e-mail


By Poteau Chamber’s Young Professionals

Poteau Oklahoma - The Poteau Chamber and the Chamber Young Professional Groups have teamed up with area Chamber Business and Industry Members to provide a venue for area residents to find job positions immediately. The Business and Industry Vendors will be set and ready to take resumes and applications for over 75 positions that range from health care, retail, grocery/bakery, industrial and much more. The jobs pay well with great benefits such as: 401K, Insurance, Vacations, Holiday Pay and more. These companies have a huge business sector and need employees for its customer base both locally, nationally, and regionally. Without employees’ businesses can’t move forward and can’t get our area what it needs. These businesses need employees to help move Poteau forward. The location is The Donald W. Reynolds Center

105 Reynolds Ave on August 26th from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.

For more information contact Cailey Yochum or Karen Wages @ 918-647-9178.

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new member of the Poteau Chamber.

A + Counseling Service
Located 309 Rogers - Poteau
Across From The United Methodist Church

Owners Nona Gentry & Connie Ray and Their Team are accessible, responsive and comprehensive. They offer Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Support Services for people of all ages.
A+ Offers care programs for homes, schools, and office based services.

Services Include:
Anger Management, Anxiety, Case Management Depression, Divorce Workshops, DUI Assessments and Classes, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Hypnotherapy, Individual Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Parenting Classes, Trauma and Substance Abuse.
Medicaid/Insurance Accepted and Sliding Pay Scale.

Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of A + Counseling to improve the quality of life for persons in Southeast Oklahoma by providing comprehensive behavioral emotional, and substance use services designed to enhance and enrich the lives of children, youth, adults, and families

Serving Two Locations
Poteau Location
309 Rogers Ave

Heavener Location
123 E Ave C


Talihina’s Chamber of Commerce and The Shingle are excited to announce the opening of the Shingle’s new location at 14367 Hwy 63 in Talihina, OK.

They celebrated their grand opening on Saturday, June 5th from 10AM-2PM with special sales and giveaways. The Talihina Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting Monday, June 7th AT 11:00AM for the Shingle.

Their business hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00 and Saturday from 10:00-5:00. The Shingle operates as a gift and service shop, specializing in vinyl, banners, wood and steel items. They also powder coat and offer welding services.

Come join us at 11am Monday June 7th to celebrate the opening of The Shingle’s new location and expansion.

For more information contact the chamber at 918-567-3434 or email at Looking forward to seeing you there.

LeFlore County Leadership Graduation 

Leadership LeFlore County is a countywide leadership program designed to e a series of issue-oriented forums and learning experiences, which are based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of a successful leader.

The 14th annual class consisted of AJ Gutierrez Liana Jones, Jacque Poston, Jessica, Leonard, Claire Mitchell, Tania Garcia, Katie Pugh, Mallory Caughern, April Chitwood, Lindsey Spradley Susie Bigler, Kurt Morsund, Justin Dobson, Clay Caughern, Shane Timmons, Robert Trotter and Chance Dunigan.

Shelly Free, Superintendent Kiamichi Technology Centers was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony that took place at the Donald W Reynolds Center in Poteau on May 27, 2021.
Mark Caldwell, President First National Bank, on the LeFlore County Development Coalition presented the diplomas.




May 21st at 2 pm the Talihina Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for a new business in Talihina, Kiamichi Kactus located at 315 Dallas Street.

Kiamichi Kactus is a western boho style clothing store featuring women and men’s apparel, western home décor, bedding, jewelry, leatherwork and accessories.

Owners Amanda Horton and Tracy Bryant are both elementary teachers at Talihina Public School. Amanda and her husband (a Volunteer Firefighter) have two children Kaitlyn, Tyler and his wife Laurie. They also have two grandchildren, Nash and Hadleigh Horton.

Tracy and her husband Aaron have owned and operated Bryant Dirtworks in Talihina for the past 21 years. They have three children, Isaac, Nash, and Samuel.

Amanda and Tract stated that they have worked hard to find the best western inspired clothing at the best prices and bring a fun new store to Talihina, Oklahoma. They are excited to be a part of Historic Downtown Talihina and hope to see all of you at the Kactus soon.

Come join us at 2pm Friday May 21st to welcome this new business to Talihina.

For more information contact the chamber at 918-567-3434 or email at Looking forward to seeing you there.

The 102nd Annual Poteau Chamber of Commerce Banquet - Mask Off Masquerade – was held Thursday evening at the Donald W Reynolds Center in Poteau.

The largest ever banquet for the chamber had a Mardi Gras theme.

Great entertainment from Jenna and Tony and great food catered by Poteau’s own Eli French.

                               The “Masked Singer” Competition spotlighted 3 local talented singers and the audience had to guess who was behind the mask.

                               The Masked Singer contestant were Kelly Falkner, Carrie Emberton and Aaron Emberton - Kelly Falkner was the winner


The Young Professional's presented three scholarships to Poteau seniors - Kylee Turner, Emily Humphries and Emily Ford

                               An award was presented to Rob Ratney, who received the Mayor Jeff Shockley Leadership Award from Bonnie Prigmore

                               Kred Haney, Volunteer of the Year receives his award from Karen Wages

                               Josh Snyder received the Citizen of the Year Award

                               Josh was surrounded by his family after receiving his award

                               Bonnie Prigmore brought home the Lifetime Achievement Award. She received her award from Karen Wages

Civic Improvement Awards went to the following Poteau businesses.

                               Mazzio’s - Owners, Eddie and Lisa Nelson

HARPSHarps, store Manager, David Evans

                               Subway, Manager, Stephanie Johnson

                               Ollie’s Lumber Company/ Ace Hardware - Zane Chung

                               Carl Albert State College for the Wilson Center - CASC Regent, Lavon Williams 

                               Poteau Public Schools - Ron Hall, Poteau School Board and  Poteau Public Schools  Superintendent, Dr. Sjorberg


The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Arnold Insurance Company as new members of the chamber.

The Arnold insurance Agency was founded in 1971 and has remained a family-owned business since.

They are an independent Agency that offers a wide array of personal and commercial insurance products to service all your insurance needs.

Arnold Insurance has Insurance Producers in multiple states, and they are appointed with over180 insurance carriers.

The Arnold Insurance Leadership team has ties to the Poteau area, and they have desired to provide their services in the area for some time.

Caleb Hobday grew up in Poteau and Arnold Insurance is excited to have him represent them in this area.

Caleb is excited to serve his community in this way and to be able to offer the services and products that Arnold Insurance has worked so hard to develop.

Contact Caleb for all your personal and commercial insurance needs at 918-839-1564 or



The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Odessa’s as a new member of the chamber.

Odessa's Is an All New Independently Owned Eclectic Boutique located in Historic Downtown Poteau.

Odessa's show cases over 30 Small Businesses that includes local artist, gifts, clothing and more.

Odessa’s is open -Tue-Thurs 4pm - 6pm - Fri-Sat 10am - 6pm - Closed Sunday & Monday

They offer a wide variety of merchandise for your gifts, or home decorating needs.

They are located next to Poteau Post office at 107 N. Witte St in Poteau. 

Owned and operated by Eric, Adria & Brinnlee Sweet

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