About – Chamber and Johnston County
Johnston County is just about the most perfect place in all of Oklahoma! We have amazing natural resources, great stores to shop, plenty of churches to praise the heavens and raise the roof, our restaurants are wonderful and the locals are so friendly! If you are looking for a super place for a vacation, you’ve found the right spot! If you are thinking about moving here we have been waiting for you, and if you are considering opening or moving your business to our county, we wonder what is taking you so long.
The Johnston County Chamber exists solely to support the communities it serves. It is governed by a twelve-member board of directors who are all local business and community leaders who have a heart for progress, while preserving what makes us so special. Just give the office a call at 580-371-2175 if you have questions about vacationing, relocating, business or economic development.
Jordyn is a Tishomingo resident, a graduate of Mill Creek High School
and Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in
Business Management. She is married to Tishomingo native,
Nick Frazier, and looks forward to many years in Johnston County!
Board of Directors
Donovan Stowe has lived in Tishomingo and worked with Martin Marietta for 18 years, currently serving as the manager of mobile fleet for the Northern Region of its Southwest Division. He is a graduate of Mill Creek High School, and he and his wife, Misty, have three kids who attend Tishomingo School – Isiah, Alandra, and Seth. He is very involved in the community, including activities with the Lions Club, Tishomingo Athletic Booster Club, coaching little league football and baseball, park and town clean ups, and alumni football.
Has lived in Tishomingo for almost 30 years and works for the Chickasaw Nation where she aptly serves as Festival and Community Activities Manager. Kelcey and her husband Bryant have three children, Spencer, Natalea, and Carli.
Scott was raised in Mill Creek and graduated from Mill Creek High School. He serves on the Johnston County Industrial Authority board, is mayor of Mill Creek and a board member for Oklahoma Southeast, a regional economic development organization. In his spare time, he enjoys his sweetheart and wife of 39 years, Lahoma Gayle Clark. Both of their sons are also Mill Creek graduates!
Kenny has lived in Johnston County since 1992 and currently serves as Johnston County EMS Director. He has a heart to serve others, proven by his many years of service in public health and safety. Kenny and his wife, Stacy, enjoy a Sunday routine of church, lunch at Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant, and a movie at The Indie Cinema.
I have lived in Tishomingo almost my entire life. I married my high school sweet heart Marty Chaney. We have 3 adult children and 3 wonderful grandchildren. I am a retired school teacher and I have also been the secretary for Chaney Utility Construction for over 20 years. We have owned multiple businesses through the years and are now the owners of Simple Simons Pizza. I am honored to serve my community by being on the Chamber Board.
I’m 40 years old and have lived in Johnston County my whole life. I have a twin sister, Kelley, and am the daughter of Don Norris and Barbara O’Dell Norris. I have two sons, Cody (19) and Tyler (11). I am the manager of Maxey Insurance in Tishomingo. I joined the Tishomingo band boosters in 2014 and have been secretary of that group for 3 years. I am also involved with the Tishomingo Community JOM Program, which has been chosen as the Chickasaw Nation Exemplary JOM Program for 2019-2020. I love living in Johnston County. It’s such a beautiful place, but it can be easy to forget that when you see it every day. I try to give back when ever possible, and work hard at letting people know how awesome it is to be here and all the things we have to offer!
2020 Vice President
Amy is the appointed representative of Murray State College to the JCCC board and also serves as the Johnston County liaison for the Chickasaw Country Marketing Association. Amy and her husband, Jeff, own and manage the wonderful Indie Cinema in Tishomingo.
Randy is a retired Ravia Fire Fighter and can be seen helping out around the county courthouse most days. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and kids and grandkids.
Brian lives in Tishomingo and has been happily married to his wife, Krista for 15 years. They have two great kids, Jacob & Kaylen, that attend Tishomingo ISD. Mr. Stewart has worked for Sooner Trading for 19 years and is the Chief Operations Officer. Brian loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, bike riding, and spending time with my family and friends
Joni Trosin moved to Oklahoma in 2008 and has lived and worked in the Tishomingo/Durant area for the last 9 years. She grew up in a rural setting in Texas, but lived in the “big city” for a long time, and is happy to get back to her roots and enjoy the country life again. Joni’s professional career has covered the areas of teaching, behavioral health, higher education, and most recently outreach. She currently serves as the Outreach Director for the Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma located here in Tishomingo. Joni and her husband, Harry, enjoy working on their 30 acres and taking care of their animals. When they aren’t working, they enjoy spending time with their 4 sons and their families or with friends and extended family. Joni wants to be a part of helping the community grow and in supporting the people of Johnston County in whatever way she can.
Kelly attended Tishomingo Public Schools from 1st grade on, graduated in 2004, and attended Murray State College. Her love for retail truly began when she was hired at The Pink Pistol in 2013, eventually moving up to store manager and buyer before it closed in 2016. She then began a home-based clothing business and finally opened her first brick-and-mortar in Tishomingo in 2017. She married her husband, Cris, in that same year and they raise three sons together. She is focused on growth for businesses and looks forward to working with local merchants to build closer partnerships.
Chelsey Van Horn
My name is Chelsey Van Horn. I was born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma. After graduating high school, I moved to Edmond to attend the University of Central Oklahoma to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Funeral Service Degree and start my career as a funeral director. Upon graduation in
2017 I accepted a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma and lived there for about a year and a half until deciding it wasn’t the place for me and I wanted to move to a smaller community and closer to home. I met Joe DeArman in September of 2018 and shortly after, he and Roger Clark discussed the buying of Tishomingo and asked if I would run it for him. Being only 35 minutes from home I said yes and thankfully I did because I am glad to be a part of such a wonderful community that supports one another and other businesses.
Why You Should Become A Member
Every member who joins The Johnston County Chamber of Commerce has their own personal reasons – some join to support our efforts to make Johnston County the very best business climate we possibly can, others for network/business development, and then there are those who want to serve the community through our committees. The fact is, there are a variety of benefits and incentives that come along with a Johnston County Chamber of Commerce Membership.
A preeminent reason businesses join is credibility. Research has shown that consumers prefer to work with businesses that are Chamber-members. Why? Because there is a trust factor that surrounds businesses active in community affairs, and the Chamber association adds an extra layer of credibility. The Schapiro Group, a respected national research firm, conducted a study detailing these compelling results:
- 63% of consumers were more likely to buy goods and services from a company they believe is a Chamber of Commerce member.
- 51% of consumers were more aware of a business based on its membership with the Chamber
- 57% of consumers were more likely to think positively of a business’s local reputation
…all because those consumers were told that the business is a local Chamber member. Joining the Chamber means coming together with businesses, organizations and individuals who truly believe in working together for the business interests in the county. Working towards the same goal of economic health will make us stronger as we support existing businesses and develop and encourage a climate where new businesses can flourish.
How To Join
We want you to become a member of the Johnston County Chamber of Commerce! And we want to make it as simple as possible for you to join. Click below for an application. Simply download, print the form, fill it out and return it to the Chamber office. Or, give us a call at 580-371-2175. It would be our pleasure to meet with you in person or even chat with you on the phone and discuss membership options.
Joining the Chamber is easy to do and will truly make a difference! We look forward to hearing from you soon.