August 5th – 7th, 2017

The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park on beautiful Lake Fort Gibson, Hulbert, OK


The 4th annual CEO Retreat is an OCCE Executive Education Program designed EXCLUSIVELY for CEOs of local chambers of commerce.

As the chief paid executive, you know your company’s success depends on you—and that means you’ve got to cultivate your knowledge, hone your leadership skills and understand what works in today’s business environment. With forward-thinking speakers, peer-to-peer networking and in-depth discussions, the CEO Retreat will keep you at the forefront of industry leadership.

Retreat Objectives:

Practical tips and techniques to improve your day-to-day business operations

  • Insights from industry peers to advance your chamber
  • Professional contacts to enhance the success of your company and your career
  • Innovative ideas to recharge you and motivate your employees
  • New solutions to grow your organization


Sunday, August 5
Time Location Description
5:30 p.m. OCCE Cabin Introductions and Getting to Know Your Fellow CEOs
6:15 p.m. Sequoyah Lodge Restaurant Dinner (on your own)
8 p.m. OCCE Cabin CEO Socializing
Monday, August 6
Time Location Description
9 a.m. Cedar Room Welcome Session – This Was Your Life 2017: What was one professional high point and low point from the past year and what did you learn from it?
10:15 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m. Cedar Room Leading Change in Your Communities: How chambers have and can affect progress in their communities
Noon Sequoyah Lodge Restaurant Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Cedar Room Management 101: An overview of issues and challenges facing today’s managers.
3 p.m. Park Property Breakout Discussions
HR One-on One Consultations with Rebecca Stewart (Sign-Up required)
Hike Through Park
Relax at Pool
6 p.m. OCCE Cabin Group Dinner; socializing
Tuesday, August 7
Time Location Description
9 a.m. Cedar Room The Challenges of Membership: Corporations not joining? More drops than adds? How do we motivate staff? Is our messaging off?
10:30 a.m. Cedar Room No More Events: What innovation has your chamber championed for non-dues revenue and sponsorships?
Noon   Adjournment


The retreat will begin on Sunday afternoon for some relaxation, nature adventure, and just some good ole networking.  We will start on Monday, August 6th at 9:00 a.m. with topics to discuss, open dialogue and afternoon fun.  On Tuesday August 7th, we will get together again and finish the discussions and areas of interest.

 There will be a registration cost of $50. This fee will cover the cost of coffee & drinks in the meeting room for both days, and the cookout for dinner on Monday night, August 6th.  All other meals are on your own.  Dress is casual/lake wear.  BYOB.  You are responsible for making room reservations at the Lodge. 


To make room reservations, call 1-918-772-2545, and ask for Reservations and “GROUP CODE 1310 or OK Chamber Executives” for room rates of $90.  Rates are good for Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6.  One night deposit will be required at the time of booking with a credit card.  Note:  All rooms will be in the lodge – lake view only, double beds.

We have included a cabin in the contract that Ruth will be staying in where we can hangout and the location for the cookout on Monday night.

The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park
19808 Park 10
Hulbert, OK 74447