The Piedmont Chamber of Commerce
“Supporting Business - Promoting Piedmont”
May Business After Hours
Chamber members and guests from the Fairview Chamber of Commerce enjoyed the May Business After Hours held on Tuesday, May 7th. Thanks to the sponsors: Farmers Insurance – Frank Lopez Agency and Robert Rickey, DDS, who hosted the event at their offices at 104 Piedmont Road. If your business would like to sponsor the next quarterly event in August, contact the Chamber at 405-373-2234.
“Making Piedmont Proud”
Piedmont High School Principal Todd Glasgow was recognized recently by the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce for “Making Piedmont Proud.” He was a finalist in the Oklahoma Principal of the Year competition. Todd Glasgow has served as Principal of Piedmont High School since 2006. Chamber President Marian LeCrone presented the award at the May Chamber Luncheon held May 2, 2013.
May Chamber Luncheon
Gene Pflughoft, Executive Director of Central Oklahoma Regional Development (CORD), spoke on the topic “How to Sell Your City.” Business of the Month – Overland Express Realty – represented by Leon Meyer, was recognized. The Chamber appreciates Overland Express’ sponsorship of the July 4th Freedom Fest, Piedmont Veterans Association, Chamber Banquet, and support of other Chamber and community events.
April Legislative Breakfast
Topic for the quarterly event was “2013 Oklahoma Legislative Session.” Legislative updates were provided by Senator Rob Johnson, Representative John Enns, and Representative Mike Sanders. The federal update was provided by the field representative for Senator Tom Coburn- Craig Smith, field representative for Senator James Inhofe – Brian Hackler, and field representative for US Representative Frank Lucas- David Herber. A free hot breakfast was provided courtesy of Great Plains National Bank by Catering by Regina. The program is co-sponsored by the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce and Piedmont Public Schools Board of Education.
Mark Woodward, Public Information/Education Officer with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, was guest speaker at the April Piedmont Chamber luncheon. His topic was “Drug Threats in the Home: What Every Parent and Grandparent Needs to Know.” April Business of the Month – Great Plains National Bank – was recognized. Representing the Bank were President Jamie Allison, Vice President Jay Winkle, and Loan Secretary Suzanne Duncan. The Chamber appreciates the Bank’s sponsorship of the Quarterly Legislative Breakfast Program and participation in the School-Business Partnership.
Mayor Valerie Thomerson, City Manager Jim Crosby, and Rick Smith of Municipal Finance Service Inc. were guest speakers at the March Chamber luncheon. Their topic was “Proposed General Obligation Bond.” Piedmont Schools DUCK Week faculty co-sponsor Alissa Antwine gave an update on the upcoming DUCK Week activities. Piedmont Chiropractic, represented by Dr. Tamra States, and Piedmont Vision Center, represented by Dr. Patrick Brownlee, were recognized as March Businesses of the Month. They sponsored the February Business After Hours event.
Business After Hours
A group of Piedmont Chamber and community members enjoyed prizes and refreshments at Piedmont Chiropractic and Piedmont Vision Center at Business After Hours. Thanks to Dr. Tamra States and Dr. Patrick Brownlee for sponsoring this event. Contact us at 405-373-2234 if you would like to sponsor the next Piedmont Business After Hours.
Guest speakers for the luncheon were Matt Wehmuller, Canadian County Assessor, and Carolyn Leck, County Treasurer. Their topic was “How the County Assessor and Treasurer Plan to Get Your Money.” February Business of the Month, Randy Anderson of the Piedmont Gazette, was recognized for his help with the Holiday Open House.
A large crowd enjoyed the Annual Chamber Banquet held January 19th. Guest speaker was Senator David Holt. Entertainment was provided by the Piedmont Percussion Project. Awards were presented: Pride of Piedmont Award of Excellence: Darnell Zook, Volunteer of the Year: Hoss Cooley, Community Service: Karen Reich and Regina Mayabb, Most Dedicated Member: Scott Cornelius, Hall of Fame: Nedra Funk, President’s Award: Amber Hite, Business of the Year: Kudron Concrete & Construction, Entrepreneurial Excellence: Williams Foods & Nance Precast. Piedmont Public Schools Superintendent James White recognized the Teacher of the Year from each school site.
January 2013 Legislative Breakfast
Guest speaker Gary Jones, Oklahoma Auditor & Inspector, spoke on the topic “Transparency and Accountability: More Thank A Catch Phrase.” Legislative updates were provided by Senator Rob Johnson, Senator Ron Justice, Representative John Enns, Representative Mike Sanders, field representative for Senator Tom Coburn- Craig Smith, and field representative for US Representative Frank Lucas- David Herber. A free hot breakfast was provided courtesy of Great Plains National Bank. The program is co-sponsored by the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce and Piedmont Public Schools Board of Education.
Guest speakers for the December Chamber luncheon were Frank Alberson, Executive Director, and Mautra Jones, Director of Development, of White Fields, Inc., located in Piedmont. Their topic was “White Fields – A Place to Call Home.” Gifts were collected for the boys of White Fields. December Business of the Month, ECI Agency, represented by Scott Cornelius, was recognized.
Holiday Open House
The Piedmont Chamber of Commerce and the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette jointly sponsored a Holiday Open House on December 10 at Timber Lodge Steakhouse. The event was for current and prospective Chamber members. Chamber President Marian LeCrone, Secretary Lyn Land, and Executive Director Lisa Gigstad welcomed guests to the Open House.
“Lights On Piedmont”
Congratulations to the Business winners in the 2013 “Lights On Piedmont” Holiday Decorating Contest. 1st – Piedmont Service Center, 2nd – ECI Agency, 3rd – AmpControl, Inc. Thanks to our sponsoring business for the beautiful award plaques – Bobby Williamson of Piedmont Glass. Congratulations to the residential winners – 1st place was 336 Angela Court. 2nd place was 1011 Polk, 3rd place was 2234 Van Buren NE. Thanks to Darren Owens of Owens Roofing for sponsoring the yard signs. The Chamber appreciates all the decorating businesses and residences for helping beautify our town for the holidays by turning your “Lights On Piedmont.”
The Chamber welcomed Wes Lane, President of Burbridge Foundation, Chairman of OK Commission for Human Services, former Oklahoma County District Attorney, as our guest speaker at the November luncheon. He spoke on the topic “DHS Update: From Child Deaths to New Director.” We also welcomed special guests Leadership Canadian County Class XXI. The Chamber recognized November Business of the Month, Piedmont Chiropractic, represented by Dr. Tamra States. The Chamber appreciates the support Piedmont Chiropractic gives to the Chamber by providing member-to-member discounts, as well as their support of worthy philanthropies like the Hope Pregnancy Center.
Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller was guest speaker at the October 2012 Legislative Breakfast. His topic was “An Economic Update.” Legislative updates were also given by Sen. Rob Johnson, Sen. Ron Justice, Rep. John Enns, Rep. Mike Sanders, Craig Smith – field representative for US Sen. Tom Coburn, Brian Hackler – field representative for US Sen. James Inhofe, David Herber – field representative for US Rep. Frank Lucas. A free hot breakfast was provided courtesy of our corporate sponsor OGE Energy Corp. Co-sponsor is Piedmont Public Schools.
Our guest speaker was Jerrod Shouse, Oklahoma State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business. His topic was “NFIB: The Voice of Small Business.” The October Business of the Month was recognized: Piedmont Historical Society. The Chamber appreciates the support of the Historical Society for the Chamber and the community, and congratulates the Society on their recent 20th birthday celebration. A number of Society members were present at the luncheon.
2012-13 School-Business Partnership
The Chamber is happy to announce the following schools and local businesses have agreed to partnerships for the current academic year:
Piedmont Primary (Debbie Caywood) and City Stop (Dan Allen),
Piedmont Elementary (Christy Von Tungeln) and Great Plains National Bank (Jamie Allison & Erika Elston),
Stone Ridge Elementary (Margaret McNair-Dale) and F&M Bank (Eric Anderson),
Northwood Elementary (Lisa Campbell) and Subway (Troy & Lisa Strickland),
Piedmont Intermediate (Shawn Blankenship) and Subway (Troy and Lisa Strickland),
Middle School of Piedmont (Terri Merveldt) and Sonic (Richard Frewaldt). Also pictured is Superintendent James White.
Dr. Angela Mills, Curriculum Director for Piedmont Public Schools, was guest speaker. Her topic was “Preparing Today’s Students to be Tomorrow’s Problem Solvers.” We also recognized the Business of the Month: Piedmont Library of the City of Piedmont, represented by Librarian Rhonda Turley.
Business of the Month for July and August Recognized at Luncheon
Kudron Concrete & Construction, represented by Tim Kudron, is recognized by Chamber 1st VP Marian LeCrone as the July Business of the Month. Biggs Backhoe, represented by Nita Biggs, is recognized as the August Business of the Month. The Chamber appreciates the support these businesses give to the Chamber and to the community of Piedmont.
Steffie Corcoran, Piedmont native and editor of “Oklahoma Today” Magazine, was guest speaker at the August Piedmont Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Her topic was “Why the State Magazine Matters.” She also shared memories of her days growing up in Piedmont and part of the PHS class of 1981, with 65 graduates.
Dr. Vince Orza, President of KSBI and Former Dean of OCU School of Business, was guest speaker at the Chamber’s July Luncheon. His topic was “The Guy on Top of the Mountain Didn’t Fall There.” Chamber President Darren Owens also presented the Chamber’s “Above and Beyond” award to City Manager Jim Crosby, in thanks for his exceptional efforts to make the recent July 4th celebration a resounding success.
Quarterly Legislative Breakfast
Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was guest speaker at the Breakfast held Thursday, July 12, 2012. His topic was “Entrepreneurial Excellence in Oklahoma.” Legislative updates were provided by Craig Smith for Sen. Tom Coburn, David Herber for Rep. Frank Lucas, Sen. Rob Johnson, Sen. Ron Justice, and Rep. Mike Sanders. A free hot breakfast was sponsored by OGE Energy Corp. The Quarterly Legislative Breakfast series is sponsored by the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce and Piedmont Public Schools Board of Education.
Celebrate Freedom! Piedmont’s July 4th Festival
On Wednesday, July 4th in the heart of Piedmont, we celebrated “Freedom Fest” with vendors, parade, fireworks, pony rides, free tee-shirts, free watermelon, motocross entertainment and more! And to finish off the celebration, a tremendous fireworks display. A lot of planning goes into creating an event like this, and we want to thank our Freedom Fest committee co-chairs, Leon Meyer and Eric Anderson. They worked together with their committee and City Manager Jim Crosby, to create a terrific event for the community. What a great way to celebrate America’s birthday with friends and neighbors!
2012 Golf Tournament
The annual Chamber Golf Tournament was held on June 22 at the Surrey Hills Golf Course. Winners were: Flight 1- First place: Carson Construction, Second place: Stone’s Hardware, Third place: Avant Plumbing. Flight 2-First place: Total Pump and Supply, Second place: Bill’s Barber & Style, Third place: Great Plains National Bank. A total of 23 teams competed in the tournament and a raffle was held with winners receiving over $3,800 in prizes. The Piedmont banks were well-represented with Jon Pennington from BancFirst, Jamie Allison from Great Plains National Bank, and Eric Anderson from F&M Bank. Tournament co-chairs Eric Anderson and Mark Avant thanked all the golfers, prize donors, and hole sponsors for supporting the Chamber in its biggest fundraiser of the year. See you next year!
“Getting the Right Game Plan”
Guest speakers at the May 3 Chamber Luncheon were Coaches Church and Scott. They reported on the status of the athletic programs at Piedmont Public Schools and explained how they motivate students into “Getting the Right Game Plan” in sports, academics, and life. A delicious luncheon of pulled pork was provided by Catering by Regina. Business of the Month for May was recognized: Rhonda’s Specialty Foods, represented by owner Mike Jindra. The next luncheon will be June 7 at noon. Guest speaker will be Bill Alexander, Assistant Facility Director of Children’s Justice Center.
“State Income Tax Reduction” topic at Legislative Breakfast
Sen. Tom Adelson and Rep. Tom Newell were guest speakers at the Quarterly Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, April 12, 7:00 a.m. in Piedmont. They presented the pros and cons of the proposed state income tax reduction currently under debate in the Oklahoma legislature. Other legislation under consideration in this legislative session was discussed by Sen. Ron Justice, Rep. John Enns, and Rep. Mike Sanders. Federal issues being addressed by US Sen. Tom Coburn were explained by his field representative Craig Smith, and David Herber did the same for US Rep. Frank Lucas. A large crowd also enjoyed the free hot breakfast courtesy of our corporate sponsor OGE Energy Corp.
Piedmont City Manager Jim Crosby Guest Speaker at April Chamber Luncheon
The “2013 Piedmont City Budget” was the topic of Jim Crosby’s address to the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce audience at the April 5 luncheon meeting. Also recognized at the luncheon were the Business of the Month for February – Randy Anderson of the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette for his work with the Holiday Open House and Business of the Month for April – John Malone of Malone Handyman Service for his work with the AmeriCorps group when they volunteered in Piedmont.
All seven candidates for three City Council seats attended the Chamber’s Candidate Forum on March 29. Moderator was Craig Smith, field representative for Senator Tom Coburn. The candidates answered questions developed by a Chamber committee, as well as questions submitted by the audience. The candidates also provided written answers to three questions.
KOCO Channel 5 Meteorologist Guest Speaker at March Luncheon
Rusty McCranie, meteorologist at KOCO Channel 5, was guest speaker at the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce March luncheon. His topic was “Preparing for Severe Weather.” He gave tips on how to understand weather watches and warnings, what to have on hand during the storm season, and why it is important to have a NOAA weather radio. Also at the meeting, an election was held to fill an open position on the Chamber Board of Directors. Josh Atkinson of F&M Bank was elected to the seat. The door prize was donated by Darren Owens Roofing.
Darnell Zook Guest Speaker at February Luncheon
Darnell Zook, Director of Bands at Piedmont Public Schools, was guest speaker at the February Chamber Luncheon and Meeting. His topic was “Creating a Culture of Excellence.” In his 14 years at Piedmont, Zook has taken a struggling program and turned it into a state-championship winning band. He shared his philosophy for dealing with people of all ages, sharing what has worked for him and applying it to a business environment. At the luncheon, the Chamber also recognized the December Business of the Month – Tanner Cline of Edward Jones, and the January Business of the Month – John Smith of Piedmont Pharmacy & Gifts. The door prizes were donated by Mike Jindra of Rhonda’s Specialty Foods.
2011 Business of the Month
From July – December 2011, the Chamber recognized the following businesses as “Business of the Month” - Piedmont Public Schools, OGE Energy Corp, Williams Foods, Subway, Piedmont Cleaners & Florist, Edward Jones – Tanner Cline. Thanks to these businesses for their service to the Chamber and to the community.
2012 Chamber Banquet
Tom Hill, Chairman of Kimray Inc. and Founder and Chairman of Character First was the guest speaker at the Annual Chamber Awards Banquet. Catering was provided by Catering by Regina. The Piedmont Public Schools District Teacher of the Year, Joy Ruiz, was recognized by Superintendent James White.
Awards were presented to the Volunteer of the Year – Amber Hite, Most Dedicated Member – Jerry Dickerson, and Business of the Year – Williams Foods. The President’s Award was presented to Eric Anderson, and a special Community Service Award was presented to Rev. Darrik Acre, Rev. Gary Caldwell, Rev. Craig Eidson, Rev. Sam Powers, and Rev. Ken Richter. The Hall of Fame inducted a new member – Buel Hoar. Miss Piedmont, Christine Williams, and Miss Piedmont’s Outstanding Teen, Molly Patterson, assisted in the presentation of the awards.
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb Speaker at Legislative Breakfast
On Thursday, January 12, 2012, Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb was guest speaker at the Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Piedmont Public School Board of Education. He spoke on the topic of “Promoting Growth in Oklahoma.” Presenting legislative updates were representatives for US Senator Tom Coburn and US Representative Frank Lucas. Oklahoma Senators Rob Johnson and Ron Justice gave us a preview of the upcoming legislative session, and Oklahoma Representatives John Enns and Mike Sanders discussed legislation they will be sponsoring. A free hot breakfast was provided compliments of our corporate sponsor, OGE Energy Corp. by Catering by Regina. The next Legislative Breakfast will be held April 12.
Business Holiday Lighting Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the Business Lighting Contest: 1st place – Piedmont Tag Agency, 2nd place – Piedmont First Baptist Church, 3rd place – City Stop. Each business received a plaque donated by F & M Bank. Shown in the photo are Shelby Egender and Richard McDonald of the Tag Agency. Presenting the plaque is Eric Anderson of F&M Bank. Thanks to all the businesses who participated and helped spread the holiday cheer in Piedmont!
Residential Holiday Lighting Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the Residential Lighting Contest: 1st place – 2774 Amanda Court, 2nd place – 247 Eastwind Lane, 3rd place – 2251 N. County Line Road. Each home is marked with a sign donated by Owens Roofing. Thanks for helping to beautify our community this holiday season!
Holiday Open House
Current and prospective members of the Piedmont Chamber enjoyed a Holiday Open House, co-sponsored by the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce and the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette, on December 12 at the Timber Lodge Family Steakhouse. Guitarist Edgar Cruz provided the entertainment, attendees enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and thousands of dollars worth of door prizes were given away. We appreciate your support of the Chamber in 2011 and look forward to “Supporting Business – Promoting Piedmont” in 2012.
Rhonda’s Specialty Foods, owned and operated by Mike and Rhonda Jindra of Piedmont, is offering a $40 credit for all Garden Club memberships purchased by Piedmont Chamber members. This credit can be applied toward an extra week on their Garden Club cycle, or toward any of their MIO (made in Oklahoma) specialty items. Additionally, they are offering a straight 15% discount for all members who visit them at Penn Square Mall. They are located on the lower level near JC Penney. For more information, contact them at 405-315-7917 or 471-7133 or view their products on their website: www.rhondasfoods.com. Great products and a great discount for Chamber members!
New Chamber Map Has Arrived!
The new map features metro OKC on one side and a detailed map of Piedmont on the other. Boundaries are Council Road and Banner Road on the east and west; Waterloo Road and Britton Road on the north and south. It is a beautiful and comprehensive update of the map last produced by the Chamber in 2004. Many thanks to the businesses purchasing advertising on the map – you all made production of it possible. Free maps will be available from area merchants and from the Chamber office – call 405-373-2234 for more information.
“Service to the Community” was topic for December Luncheon
The December Chamber Luncheon guest speakers were Dee Blose, Youth and Family Services of Canadian County and Regina Mayabb, Piedmont Service Center. They spoke on the topic of “Service to the Community” and described the services their organizations provide. Attendees brought items which were donated to the two organizations.
Dr. Jeff Mills, Executive Director of the Oklahoma State School Board Association Guest Speaker at Chamber Luncheon
The Piedmont Chamber held its monthly Luncheon on Thursday, November 3. Guest speaker was the Executive Director of the Oklahoma State School Board Association, Dr. Jeff Mills. His topic was “Preparing for Elected Office.” The Chamber also held its annual election to the Board of Directors. Newly elected Board members are Lyn Land, Bobby Williamson, Amber Hite, and Steve Bridewell. Re-elected to the Board was Tanner Cline. Congratulations!
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for BancFirst
Thursday, October 27, marked the Grand Opening for the newest bank in Piedmont. BancFirst opened a branch in the Williams Grocery Store. BancFirst officials joined Piedmont Chamber of Commerce members and community members in the celebration.
Attorney General at Legislative Breakfast
On Thursday, October 13, Attorney General Scott Pruitt was the guest speaker at the Quarterly Legislative Breakfast. He spoke on the topic: ”Federalism in Action and the EPA.” The Breakfast is jointly sponsored by the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce and the Piedmont Public School Board of Education. Refreshments are sponsored by Express Employment Professionals.
October Chamber Luncheon features Fire Chief Andy Logan
Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Piedmont Chamber welcomed Chief Logan as guest speaker. He discussed “Fire Safety” and programs currently underway at the schools during Fire Safety Month. He also discussed the various burn bans in the area as well as rescue work done after the May 24 tornado. The City of Piedmont now has four salaried fire fighters, with at least one person on staff 24 hours a day.
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus In Piedmont!
Steve Lackmeyer, business writer for The Oklahoman newspaper was the guest speaker at our September luncheon meeting. He discussed “City Dynamics” and the many changes currently underway in downtown OKC.
Monthly Chamber Luncheon
James White, Superintendent of Piedmont Public Schools was the guest speaker at the August 4 luncheon. He updated the crowd on the largest business in town, Piedmont Public Schools, as the new academic year begins later in the month. He highlighted construction of the new Intermediate School, which is under construction on 164th Street west of Piedmont Road. Student enrollment will exceed 2700 this year.
Community Appreciation Picnic
On Friday, July 29, the Piedmont Chamber hosted a “tour” of Piedmont and luncheon for the KOCO Channel 5 news team and corporate sponsors. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the KOCO folks participated with the following groups: Piedmont Percussion Project, Odyssey of the Mind, Piedmont Service Center, Piedmont Public Library, and Piedmont Historical Society. Lunch was donated by Chicken and Chops, with luncheon speakers Darren Owens, Rev. Sam Powers, Lisa Campbell, Karl Francel, and KOCO’s Brent Hensley. What a great opportunity to showcase so many of the wonderful people in our community. Thanks to all who participated!
Quarterly Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, July 14th, the Chamber and Board of Education jointly sponsored the Quarterly Legislative Breakfast, and welcomed as our guest speaker State Insurance Commissioner John Doak. He discussed “Disaster Preparedness and Next Steps.” He also presented citations to three young men from Piedmont who helped their community in the aftermath of the May 24 tornado: Jacob and Caleb Maloney, and Jake Kisling. Craig Smith from U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s office and Shawn McDavid from U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas’s office gave an update on their activities in Washington, DC. Newly re-districted legislators Sen. Ron Justice and Rep. Mike Sanders introduced themselves to their new constituents and discussed their legislative activities and philisophies. County and local elected officials were recognized. Refreshments were sponsored by Express Employment Professionals. The next Legislative Breakfast will be held October 13, 2011 in the Piedmont George Fina Municipal Building, 314 Edmond Road. For more information call 405-373-2234.
A good crowd was on hand for the July Chamber Luncheon held on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Our guest speakers were Charmagne Husmann, Public Information Officer for the US Small Business Administration and Losco Hunter, District Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency. They spoke on the topic of “Disaster Assistance.” From the office of US Representative Frank Lucas, Shawn McDavid and Garrett King were also present. A delicious lunch of chicken salad croissants, ham subs, salads, and desserts was served by Catering by Regina. If you couldn’t make this month’s luncheon, mark your calendar now for the August meeting, which will be held Thursday, August 4 at noon. Our guest speaker will be Piedmont Public School Superintendent James White.
Annual Golf Tournament
June 24 was a great day for golfing at the Chamber Tournament! Congratulations to the following teams: A Flight 1st place – F & M Bank Team #1, 2nd place – Surrey Hills Golf Club, 3rd place – Avant Plumbing. B Flight 1st place – All Around Plumbing, 2nd place – Oden Homes, 3rd place – Ron Cardwell team. Thanks to all for participating, donating, and working. You are helping us in Supporting Business – Promoting Piedmont.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON MEETINGS
All are welcome to the monthly Chamber luncheon meetings. Guest speakers present on a variety of topics. Mark this unusual date for December – the 8th, not the 1st. Usually we meet the first Thursday of the month, but for this month it will be the second Thursday, following our Board meeting the preceding day. Come join us!
- Piedmont Chamber of Commerce is a leader, advocate and voice for business and for the betterment of the community of Piedmont. The Chamber works with and to unite our many businesses and also to exist as our front door to the community and serve our residents.
The Chamber works in many ways with our businesses and our community to accomplish our mission —
Supporting Business – Promoting Piedmont
The Chamber provides services to our guests who are just visiting Piedmont or making a home as a permanent resident. In person, by phone or email, the Chamber staff directs, suggests and helps people who need a variety of assistance from living, working and playing in Piedmont.
The Chamber sponsors many activities designed to build community spirit and promote our local business community. The Chamber takes pride in Piedmont’s roots and traditions but appreciates and embraces the evolving and growing community called “Piedmont.” The Chamber seeks to grow within Piedmont and with the surrounding communities.
Chamber Membership Benefits
The benefits and rewards of being a Piedmont Chamber of Commerce member are many.
Members save time and money with exposure with an online business directory database; promotional opportunities in the new resident welcome packets, website and emails; event sponsorship; educational speakers and networking through monthly luncheons along with ribbon cuttings and grand openings.
The Chamber works to have a strong relationship with the City of Piedmont and our elected officials, local and statewide. The Chamber helps to amplify the voice of Piedmont’s business community and provides opportunities such as our Legislative Breakfasts to become more involved with our elected officials.
Includes programs and events which promote both business and community such as the Meet the Candidates event for Mayor and City Council, Founders Day, Piedmont July 4th Celebration, Piedmont Cup Golf Tournament and promotions and public relations for the community and other non-profit organizations for their events.
Economic vitality is an important aspect of our life in Piedmont. The Chamber assists with needs from small business advice, available commercial property, and demographic information. The Chamber works to concentrate on business retention and support of existing businesses and attracting new businesses to Piedmont as well!
In addition to getting to know your shared business community leaders, another benefit to being a Piedmont Chamber of Commerce member…IT’S FUN and REWARDING!