*IT’S TIME TO GET OUT THE VOTE…  A Strong State needs a Strong Voice!  It’s Time to Get Out the Vote!  With November 4th just around the corner, you can have groundbreaking results by encouraging your employees to vote – and to go to the polls informed.  We can help!  Check out www.okprosperity.com/grove to help your employees locate their polling places, learn about the State Questions, and see tips for first-time voters.  Most importantly, they’ll find out where the candidates running in their district for Congress and State Legislature stand on issues that can strengthen our business climate, keep Oklahoma Competitive, and grow good jobs.

*CHAMBER CONNECTION LUNCHEON… Come join us at our General Membership Luncheon.  Lunch will be sponsored by: Grand Savings Bank Thursday, November 13th, 12:00 Noon, Grove Community Center. Reservations are required to attend the luncheon.  Please RSVP by November 11, 2008 by calling the Chamber office at 786-9079 or email: grovecc@sbcglobal.net.

*YOUR INVITED TO ATTEND 2 RIBBON CUTTINGS… We have two ribbon cuttings scheduled for Thursday, October 30th.  Monkey Island Marine- Susan and Rick Williams, Owners – 10:00 a.m. – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH – LOCATION: 27204 S. Hwy 125 #38(head north over Sailboat Bridge.  Take a left at Tom Cat Corner.  At the T intersection take a left on Hwy 125.  Follow the road until you reach Littlefields Corner where you will take a right.  They are located 1.2 miles west of the intersection Hwy 85A and Hwy 125 on the right hand side.  Their building is white metal with red trim also look for a bright yellow security gate and a boat buried in the ground out front).

Brother’s Jeweler’s – Steve/Robb McFall, Owners – 10:30 a.m. – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH – LOCATION: 12 E. 3rd Street (located next to Security Finance on the right hand side of East 3rd Street).

*ANNUAL LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE…  Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m.  The theme this year is Mother Goose’s Christmas. Entry deadline is Monday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m.  Cost per entry is $10.00.  For information, contact the Chamber office 786-9079.

*CHRISTMAS GIFT PROGRAM…  If you are involved with a program that provides Christmas gifts to those less fortunate, you are invited to a meeting on Thursday, October 30, 2008, 2:00 p.m. in the Cotner Conference Center at Integris Grove General Hospital.  The purpose of this meeting is to discover which programs exist, who the gifts are given to, the criteria and ideas for funding sources, etc.  The goal is to improve all programs by sharing information thereby eliminating duplication and increasing benevolence.