Mike Meece of Clif’s Pharmacy, above on the left, accepts the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month Award from Darren Girdner, chamber president, at the chamber’s lunch meeting Wednesday.
When presenting the award Girdner noted that Clif Meece, the late owner of the pharmacy, had a pharmacy in a local retail store for 25 years before opening a stand-alone pharmacy in 1997 at 505 E. Redwood. Meece died in December 2011, at age 76. “He treated us all like family and friends,” Girdner said about Mr. Meece.
The pharmacy is now owned and operated by his son, Mike Meece who is also a pharmacist.
Lyndsey Lamar-Owens, advisor with the Small Business Development Center, was the guest speaker and offered to conduct a free workshop for local businesses on how best to use social media.
She reviewed how to use Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, and Instagram.
The workshops, which begin in January, will be on “Google My Business” and are for small business owners. Participants should already have a Google account, and the workshop will show how to connect directly with customers and will teach how to show up on the web, find new customers, and set up a business profile with a map listing.
Chamber members also announced upcoming events.
Curtis Shumaker from Indian Capital Technology Center in Sallisaw announced an OSHA Class for construction and general industry. The cost is $25 per person. For an application email Jill.Brady@ictctech.com.
Bodyworks Spa & Salon is holding a Cans 4 Tans (& other salon services) Food Drive through Nov. 30. Donations of canned goods will earn discounts on tanning and other salon services. Call the spa for information at 918-790-3200.
Upcoming events include:
-Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. is the annual Christmas Lighting in downtown Sallisaw. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served and children may visit with Santa Claus in the library gazebo.
-Nov. 23 Entry forms will be available at the Sallisaw Chamber officer for the annual Christmas Parade. This year’s theme is “Merry Christmas to Our Heroes.” Entry forms are also available for the Storefront Decorating contest. Trophies will be given to the winners in three districts in Sallisaw.
-Nov. 30 Storefront Decorating entries due at the chamber office. Judging will be from Dec. 1 through Dec. 4.
-Dec. 12 Shop Sallisaw Giveaway will be at noon on the lawn at the library. Shoppers must be present to win and have numbered tickets in hand.
-Dec. 12 Annual Christmas parade will line up at 5:30 p.m. on Choctaw Street. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Prize money will be given to the top three entries in each category.
For more information contact the chamber at 918-775-2558.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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