Chamber Chat

Ponca City Now - March 14, 2016 10:54 am

Spring Break, for many, is a time for adventure and fun. I hope you will look at all the exciting things we have in Ponca City both inside and out this Spring Break.

You can find treasures at our tourist attractions that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world!

We have amazing outdoor recreation. Go to for all the cool things Ponca City offers. Have fun and enjoy spring break right here at home.

However it is not Spring Break for the Chamber. This week our Ambassador Committee will meet on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday our Finance and Executive Committees will meet. Thursday our Community Development Committee will meet.

Here is some information about our Community Development Committee.

Objective: Encourage and actively support the development of a comprehensive commercial and public infrastructure system (streets, highways, air and rail service, etc.) that promotes growth, educates our community and enhances the quality of life in our region.

Membership: Open to any Chamber member


  • To collaborate on common issues with federal, state, regional, city, education and county officials.

  • To develop a comprehensive multi-modal transportation system (streets, highways, trails, public transportation, air and rail service).

  • To work with city and state officials on regional water and waste water issues.

  • To support recreation improvements for Ponca City citizens.

  • To encourage continued improvements to Highway 77 from Newkirk to the Kansas border toward becoming at least a Super 2 Highway.

  • To support maintaining and continued improvement of the telecommunications infrastructure.

  • To continue discussion and help obtain passenger rail service north from Oklahoma City to Newton, Kansas, stopping in Ponca City.

Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday – 10:00 a.m., Chamber Office Patt Hughes Board Room

Chair: Jeremy Sacket, GammaStream Technologies, Inc.

Vice Chair: Johnny Thornburgh, Pioneer Technology Center


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