Established in 1922, The Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives (OCCE) association is the only organization in the state dedicated to training and the ongoing professional development of chamber professionals. The primary goal of OCCE is to serve its membership by providing quality professional development and continuing education opportunities for local chambers of commerce, their staff, and board members. OCCE membership consists of more than 120 local chamber executives and staff from across the state.

OCCE leadership is provided by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of highly skilled Chamber of Commerce professionals from across the state of Oklahoma. Under the leadership of this group, OCCE strives to encourage the highest professional standards for the men and women in chamber of commerce management and to advance close unity among its members.   Through a unique partnership with the State Chamber of Oklahoma, OCCE is provided an executive director, additional staff, and office & meeting space to support our shared goals.

MEMBERSHIP OFFERS

  • Professional Development

Conferences, Board training and workshops held throughout the year provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and networking with fellow local chamber executives, staff and volunteer board members.

  • Scholarships

Scholarships are available to OCCE members for the following events:  OCCE’s Annual Conference, Chamber Management Institute (CMI), Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence (CCCE), MAKO regional conference, US Chamber Institute.

  • Resources

Members of OCCE have access to technical assistance and resources on a variety of topics including board development training, strategic planning, and resources for operational excellence.

  • Discounts

OCCE members receive discounts on OCCE training and events.

  • Professional Connections and Peer Network

OCCE members provide valuable guidance and share ideas with each other to continually improve and grow their chambers.

  • Recognition

OCCE recognizes individuals doing great things in their own communities with four prestigious awards each year: the New Executive of the Year, Outstanding Chamber Leader, and the Shelia Lee Executive of the Year award.

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President/CEO

Miami, Oklahoma, is the “Gateway” to Oklahoma and located in the northeast corner of the state. The City of Miami, county seat for Ottawa County, has an approximate population of 13,500. The City strives to preserve its Native American heritage, historical heritage, including historical downtown Main Street located on Route 66, and recreation heritage on the outskirts of the Ozark Mountains.

MAKO Chamber Conference Scholarship Application

MAKO Chamber Conference
April 24-26, 2016

2016 Application for Scholarship
(Scholarship covers registration fee only)

Deadline: April 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Present Chamber of Commerce Employer

Participation in OCCE Programs (i.e. Annual Conference, MAKO, Chamber Management Institute, etc.) Please list all that apply.

Since the OCCE scholarship only pays for the registration fee to the conference, how will the other expenses to the conference be paid for?

What other information would you like the scholarship committee to use when considering your application for an OCCE program scholarship?

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Executive Director

The Glenpool Chamber of Commerce, located in Glenpool, Oklahoma is conducting a search for the position of Chamber Executive Director.  This position serves as the Chief Executive Officer for a chamber of commerce in a growing and dynamic community located along the Highway 75 corridor just 15 miles southwest downtown Tulsa. The Chamber President is responsible for the operation and administration of all of the Chamber’s business affairs, while reporting to an 11 member Board of Directors.

U.S. Chamber Institute Scholarship Application

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U.S. Chamber Institute Scholarship Application

For all 2016 Institute Sites & Dates and Winter Institute 2017

BASIC SELECTION CRITERIA:

example: 123 Anyplace St.
please enter numbers only (no dashes or parenthesis)
please enter numbers only (no dashes or parenthesis)

Present Chamber of Commerce Employer

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Participation in OCCE Programs (i.e. Annual Conference, MAKO, Chamber Management Institute, etc.) Please list all that apply.

Since the OCCE scholarship only pays for the registration fee to the conference, how will the other expenses to the conference be paid for?

What other information would you like the scholarship committee to use when considering your application for an OCCE program scholarship?

Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both required documents or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both required documents or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
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Outstanding Chamber Leader of the Year Award Criteria

This award nomination does NOT include the President, CEO or Executive Director. See New Executive or Shelia Lee Award Criteria.

Completed Criteria Forms must be submitted by October 16, 2015

Please attach: (the option to upload files is located at the end of this form.)

example: 123 Anyplace St.
Please include years and months.

Please answer the following question based on numbers at time you completed this application:

Please list all prior employment that you have that is related to the chamber industry or similar to the Chamber of Commerce. Please list them in order starting with your most recent position.

Specifically list all OCCE and chamber related programming training attended. List them in detail below and include conferences and workshops in this section. Include types of training, location, dates attended, etc.

Have you obtained or are you working toward your IOM or CCE?

Have you received any special awards or honors personally that we should know about when considering you for this award?

What is the biggest impact you have made on your chamber or community?

What other things have you accomplished in your current role?

What are your future career objectives?

Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both documents or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both documents or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

Hall of Fame Award Criteria

Completed Criteria Forms must be submitted by October 16, 2015

To be eligible for this award, you must be employed in the profession or retired from the profession (25+ years of service)

Please attach: (the option to upload files is located at the end of this form.)

example: 123 Anyplace St.

Length of time in current paid position as paid chief executive or member of executive staff

Please answer the following based on numbers at time you completed this criteria
Please list all prior employment that you have that is related to the chamber industry or similar to the Chamber of Commerce. Please list them in order starting with your most recent position.

Specifically list all OCCE programming training attended

Please list all chamber related training. List them in detail below. Be sure to include conferences and workshops in this section. Include types of training, location, dates attended, etc.

Have you received any special awards or honors personally that we should know about when considering you for this award?

What are any current positions you fill aside from your title at the chamber? Also do you currently hold any board seats with other civic organizations? Please list below.

Regarding your current or most recent chamber position (if retired): What is your total budgeted income for this year? How much of that is dues income?

Regarding your current or most recent chamber position (if retired): What is your chamber's membership retention rate for the past 3 years?

Regarding your current or most recent chamber position (if retired): What is your chamber's membership increase for the past 3 years?

Regarding your current or most recent chamber position (if retired): What are the 3 most significant programs/benefits that you offer to your members?

What is your biggest accomplishment in the chamber profession to date?

What challenges have you faced in the chamber profession and how did you work to overcome these challenges?

What is the biggest impact you have made on your Chamber or Community?

Are you an Institute for Organizational Management graduate (IOM) or do you have plans to attend Institute for Organizational Management?

Do you have CCE designation? (Certified Chamber Executive - the only national certification for chamber professionals by the U.S. Chamber)

What other things have you accomplished?

What are your future goals and/or career objectives?

What would the OCCE Hall of Fame Award mean to you both personally and professionally if you are selected?

Please check yes or no for the following questions regarding your current or most recent chamber position (if retired)

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Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain all letters or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain all letters or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain all letters or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
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New Executive of the Year Award Criteria

Completed Criteria Forms must be submitted by October 16, 2015

Please attach 2 (two) letters of support from board and community leaders (the option to upload files is located at the end of this form.)

Contact Melissa Truel-Fallon with any questions or call 405-235-3669.

example: 123 Anyplace St.

Length of time in current paid position as paid chief executive or member executive staff:

Please indicate years and months.

Please answer the following question based on numbers at time you completed this application:

Please list all prior employment that you have that is related to the chamber industry or similar to the Chamber of Commerce. Please list them in order starting with your most recent position.

Prior Employment 1

Specifically list all OCCE and chamber related programming training attended. List them in detail below and include conferences and workshops in this section. Include types of training, location, dates attended, etc.

Have you obtained or are you working toward your IOM or CCE?

Have you received any special awards or honors personally that we should know about when considering you for this award?

What is your chamber's membership retention rate for the past 3 years?

What is your chamber's membership increase for the past 3 years? If there has been no increase, why?

What are the 3 most significant programs/benefits that you offer to your members?

What is the biggest impact you have made on your chamber or community in the past 3 years?

What is the most important thing you do in your job?

What are your future career objectives and career goals for your chamber?

Please check yes or no for the following questions:
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both letters or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both letters or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

Shelia Lee Executive of the Year Award Criteria

Completed Criteria Forms must be submitted by October 16, 2015

Please attach 2 (two) letters of support from board and community leaders (the option to upload files is located at the end of this form.)

Contact Melissa Truel-Fallon with any questions or call 405-235-3669.

example: 123 Anyplace St.
Please include years and months.

Please answer the following question based on numbers at time you completed this form:

Please list all prior employment that you have that is related to the chamber industry or similar to the Chamber of Commerce. Please list them in order starting with your most recent position.

Prior Employment 1

Specifically list all OCCE and chamber related programming training attended. List them in detail below and include conferences and workshops in this section. Include types of training, location, dates attended, etc.

Have you obtained or are you working toward your IOM or CCE?

Have you received any special awards or honors personally that we should know about when considering you for this award?

What is your chamber's membership retention rate for the past 3 years?

What is your chamber's membership increase for the past 3 years? If there has not been an increase, why?

What are the 3 most significant programs/benefits that you offer to your members?

Do you have a legislative committee or are you involved in any legislative activities?

Aside from membership dues, what is your chamber's biggest source of income?

What do you feel is your chamber's biggest weakness? And how are you working to overcome this challenge?

What is the biggest impact you have made on your chamber or community?

What future goals have you set for your chamber?

Please check yes or no for the following questions:
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both letters or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be in an Adobe format (.pdf) One file may contain both letters or please upload one at a time. Files may NOT be larger than 3 MB
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

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