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The Poteau Chamber proudly serving the LeFlore County Area…

Located in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, we are your one-stop resource center for  all of your tourism and business needs providing literature and information on businesses, events, area attractions, maps, phone books, rental lists, industry lists, state information and statistics. 

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce staff is an energetic, progressive force.  The Chamber of Commerce staff consists of CEO & President, Karen Wages, Events Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, Shannon delaCruz and Office Manager, Patti Curry.  There are also numerous volunteers that help throughout the year.  The Chamber has an Executive Board and Board of Directors that help oversee business and event decisions throughout the year.

Monthly board meetings at the Poteau Chamber are open to the public. Members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.  Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at noon in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.  Chamber Members serve on several committees: Beautification, Events, Tourism, Education and Retail Recruitment.  These committees complement one another and serve to prosper Chamber Membership and the Poteau area.

Annual Chamber events include the Membership Banquet, City Wide Trash Off, Fourth of July Celebration, Cavanal Killer, Career Day, Golf Tournament, Quarterly First Friday Lunches, Financial Workshops, Member Appreciation Luncheons, Cavanal Killer Walk, Phil Gardenhire Memorial Rodeo, Walk, Run or Dye 5K Color Run, Poteau Balloon Fest, Christmas Parade and Lights on the Island.  The Chamber is also co-hosts with the Women’s Biz Workshops and the Legislative Breakfast.

The Economic Development arm of the Chamber is the LeFlore County Development Coalition, whose board of Trustees work with the Fort Smith Regional Alliance, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the City of Poteau to attract business and industry to the area. This Economic Development Partnership works together to create an attractive business and industry climate.

The Poteau Chamber of Commerce exists to help promote your business and this community.  We are here to strengthen our members and stimulate regional prosperity.  We are a professional staff, we are a resource for your success, and we are a voice for your business. 

We are your Poteau Chamber of Commerce.  

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