Chamber Events & Activities
Chamber Community Coffees
Weekly- Every Friday (except major holidays), 8:00 a.m.
Our famous Chamber Community Coffees are open to everyone. However, hosting a Community Coffee to showcase your business is a benefit of being a Chamber member. We have on average 80-100 people in attendance. What a great way to start the weekend by networking with friends! Everyone has a chance to introduce themselves and make community announcements. The Community Coffee event is over by 9:00 am to be respectful of your time out of the office.
Chamber Membership Luncheons
Monthly – 2nd Thursday (except January), 11:30 a.m.
Chamber Membership luncheons are one of the many benefits of being a Chamber Member They are generally held at the Yukon Public Schools Administration Building, 600 Maple, but can vary to different Chamber member locations from time-to-time. Lunch is served and a light program benefiting small businesses is presented. There is also a monthly Business Spotlight where a member has the opportunity to showcase their business. The luncheon is over by 1:00 p.m.
Monthly – 1st Tuesday (except April and major holidays), 7:00 a.m.
Held at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore Drive, Legislative Breakfasts are open to any Yukon resident who wants to stay connected with federal, state, city, and county legislators as well as Yukon Public Schools, housing statistics, and brief Chamber updates. Coffee and a light continental breakfast is served and the Legislative Breakfast is over promptly by 8:00 a.m.
Leaders of Tomorrow
Certificates presented annually at a Chamber Membership Luncheon
Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership program for 10th grade students who excel and take on leadership responsibilities. Leaders of Tomorrow equips these young protégés with community and life skills. Many local businesses volunteer to ensure that students are introduced to public speaking, city government, personality testing, volunteering, working together to complete a ropes course, and many other areas vital to building strong Leaders of Tomorrow.
Annual Awards Gala & Auction
The Last Friday of January each year, 6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate with an evening of fun and friends at our Annual Awards Gala & Auction. This is the Chamber’s major fundraising event and is always a wonderful evening. Start with a relaxing reception as you bid on silent auction items, followed by a wonderful dinner and entertainment. We then honor our fellow businesses and volunteers with the annual awards program. The evening wouldn’t be complete without the energetic live auction with great items at every level. It is truly an event you do not want to miss!
Day at the Capitol
April of each year, 8:30 a.m.
Each year Yu-Can Coalition students help Chamber Board members and business leaders represent Yukon at the State Capitol. We deliver Yukon goody bags to our state legislators and show them what a warm, friendly community Yukon really is. A group picture on the Capitol steps with our representatives is taken, and the event is usually over by 2:00 p.m.
Applications are due April 1 each year
Our Chamber Scholarships are open to any Yukon High School (or Yukon Chamber member private school) senior who is employed by a Yukon Chamber member business, is the child/grandchild of a Yukon Chamber member business owner or whose parent or grandparent is employed by a Yukon Chamber member business. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually and payable to the recipients’ choice of university or technical school after high school graduation.
Annual Golf Classic
The 2nd Friday of May each year, 7:30 a.m.
Grab your clubs and join us on the greens for our Annual Golf Classic, benefiting our Chamber Scholarships! Come have fun, enjoy the sun, and have lunch on us. Teams of 4 for golfing, various sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities are available. Opportunities for prizes abound, including: Hole-in-one, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in two flights; longest drive, closest to the pin; and putting contest. Come represent your business or organization and enjoy a great day of golfing with us.
New Teachers Luncheon
August of each year
The New Teachers Luncheon recognizes and welcomes new teachers coming to Yukon with a luncheon in their honor. This event is made possible by several business sponsors, and also includes goodie bags filled with Chamber Member donations and much appreciation. Our schools make us proud and we want our educators to know how much we value all they do for the children in our community.
The 1st Saturday of October each year
The Oklahoma Czech Festival is a Yukon tradition celebrating the town’s rich Czech heritage. The day-long festival officially kicks off at 8 a.m. Thousands line Main Street for one of Oklahoma’s largest parades beginning at 10 a.m. Following the parade, performances by polka bands and traditional folk dancers are enjoyed by all. Traditional Czech foods including kolaches and sausages feed the hungry crowd. Dozens of arts and crafts booths and festival food vendors line the streets. The Chamber provides 10’ X 10’ booth space for businesses to promote what great things they have to offer our community. The Oklahoma Czechs, Inc., the City of Yukon and the Yukon Chamber of Commerce work together to bring you a truly unique experience! 2015 was the 50th Anniversary of Czech Fest in Yukon, the Czech Capitol of Oklahoma.
Stores Without Doors
Late October or early November each year
Stores Without Doors is a community coffee hosted by the Chamber at the Dale Roberson Center. This event provides member businesses that don’t have a store front or enough space the opportunity to host a coffee. For just $20, participants reserve a table to display and distribute promotional items. They will also have 1-2 minutes (depending the number of participants) to highlight their business to the community coffee attendees.
November and December each year
Shop Yukon is our “shop local” campaign designed to increase awareness of, and encourage shopping at participating businesses. This program is a fantastic way to keep our tax dollars in Yukon. Various sponsorship opportunities are available which provide cost effective advertising and excellent marketing exposure. Shoppers will see Santa all around Yukon during the holidays while shopping at participating merchants and accumulating tickets for a chance to win $1000 and $500 cash prizes.
Kinlee Farris, CEO - [email protected]
Melissa Swegles, Membership Services - [email protected]
Julie Simeroth, Financial Services [email protected]
510 Elm Avenue, Yukon, OK 73099
Phone: 405-354-3567 www.yukoncc.com