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
and recent graduate from SOSU with
a bachelors in business management.
She also recently married Tishomingo
native, Nick Frazier, in October and
looks forward to many years in
Board of Directors
Tammy is a graduate of THS, lives on a small ranch north of Ravia with her husband, Mark, and has been the Tishomingo Tag Agent for the past 12 years. She and Mark work together in their home based business where they have achieved measurable success rivaled only by her love of Johnston County.
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.
Joyce has been a resident of Johnston County for 50 years and has owned Blessing Gravel since 2006. She has three children and six wonderful grandchildren, whom she loves to travel with.
Scott was raised in Mill Creek and graduated from Mill Creek High School. He is the Chairperson for the Johnston County Democratic Party, serves on the JCIA board, is mayor of Mill Creek and a board member for Oklahoma Southeast 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!
Sam has been a Johnston County resident for 40 years, with very deep roots in the community. He and his wife, Susan, both graduated from Tishomingo High School, along with their children. Sam takes much pride in his Bullet Prairie Ranch, this is where he spends the majority of his time, enjoying his children, grandchildren and cattle. He is also employed at Murray State College as Executive Director of Facilities, Safety & Security.
2018 Vice President
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.
Native Oklahoman, enjoying her work at Murray State College as Vice President for Student Affairs/HR Director/Title IX/Affirmative Action. She is married to the affable Sammy Gray and is said to be able to out fish him on any given day.
Woody is an alumnus of East Central University and St Gregory’s University. He has spent many years in Oklahoma Law Enforcement and as a Mental Health Administrator. As a former police chief, Murray State College instructor and Tishomingo City Manager he brings a lot of insight and experience to the Chamber Board.
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.
Sarah is a Tishomingo graduate. She has lived in Tishomingo all her life and spent her early years growing up on her family’s dairy farm in Bullard Chapel. Sarah has been with Landmark Bank in Tishomingo for three years, a Chamber Ambassador for the last two years, a member of the Johnston County Fair Board and a dedicated booster for the Pride of Little Dixie. Sarah, recently married, spends her free time with her family, attending cattle shows and being a supporter of all our local businesses promoting what it is like being a part of beautiful, small town Tishomingo!
Melissa has been married to her high school sweetheart (Robert) for nearly 30 years. They moved to Tishomingo 12 years ago and Melissa currently serves as principal of Tishomingo Elementary School. She says, “Tishomingo has embedded itself deeply in our hearts and we now call this lovely place “home.” Melissa and Robert have three sons (Jeremy, Derek, and Greg), all married to their beautiful brides (Gabriella, Dana, and Kathy Jo). The couple spends any “time off” with their precious grandsons, Gunner and Daniel. Their most important and blessed title in life can be heard often from those little guys… “Mimi and Poppi!”
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 here 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.
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