This week’s Member Spotlight is on the Tish Lumber Company. The location as we know it opened in 1976 as a smaller store than is present today. Before that time, the lot was known as Carey Lumber, and before that it was a feed mill. Train tracks ran through what is now the lumber yard. Yes, the Western Oklahoma Railroad built from Haileyville to Ardmore by way of Tishomingo in 1902. The line was acquired by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway and was abandoned in 1938. The much larger, current structure at 106 N. Broadway was built in 1990, offering more inventory than ever before. Michele Zamora, manager of Tish Lumber, has been with the company for 25 years, serving as store manager for the last 10. She mentioned that many of the customers the company services are from outside Johnston County, and hopes that locals will find their way back to the community-oriented merchant. Tish Lumber, Where Service Makes The Difference, donates materials to various needy organizations, water and Gatorade to the local fire departments and emergency responders, and more. You can find many of the everyday home repair or project items like lumber, paint and hardware, as well as building supplies, clothing, and hunting and fishing licenses. With an average of 8 part- and full-time employees, Tish Lumber is eager to serve the needs of the community. Visit them Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM and Saturday from 8 – 12.
Next week’s Spotlight will feature the Tishomingo Development Team. Want to be featured in the Member Spotlight? Make sure membership investments are current!
Please join the Chamber for a Legislative Luncheon on Friday, February 16 from 12-1 PM at the MSC Aggie Dining Room.
Make sure to come out to the 2018 President’s Day Blue River Trout Derby this weekend, February 17th and 18th! Cash prizes given for multiple categories!
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Reminder: The Chamber office will be closed for President’s Day but I will have the phone on me, 371-2175. Have a great week!
“Every expert was once a beginner” – Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes