Upcoming Chamber Events

    • 10/02/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • South Park

    Enjoy and evening in the park with food, fun, and friends. Food Truck Tuesday is the first Tuesday of the month from May to October, 11:00am to 7:00pm. There's sure to be something for everyone's tastebuds! While you're downtown, browse through the great shopping at boutiques, antiques, and specialty stores.

    Food truck operators and restaurant owners, if you would like to participate - it's FREE but you need to be on the list - please fill out the Vendor Application and return it to the VACC office.

    Vendor Application, terms and conditions (pdf)

    If you would like more information regarding Food Truck Tuesday, please contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (918) 256-7133 or by email at chamber@vinita.com.

    • 10/09/2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center
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    The Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its third Lunch & Learn event of the year. “Lunch & Learn: Small Business Financing” will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 11:45am to 1:00pm at the Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center. Financial experts from Arvest Bank will be leading the session.

    Attendees will learn about:

    • Increasing business sales with credit cards and different ways to accept them
    • Business loans and how to complete a financial statement
    • The importance of planning for retirement and the options available
    • Business checking account alternatives and services to manage your money

    “The financing process can be complicated and frustrating,” says Monica Bagwell, VACC Executive Director. “This Lunch & Learn will provide financial and business management tips and advice for new and aspiring business owners.”

    The deadline to register is October 5. The cost to attend is $8.00 for VACC members and $10.00 for non-VACC members. Lunch will be catered by The Artichoke. Register online at www.vinita.com/events or call the VACC office at (918) 256-7133.

    Lunch & Learn is a quarterly workshop series conducted by local business experts, VACC board members, and associates of VACC partners. The workshops feature a wide variety of topics that are helpful for anyone involved with a business, from owners and managers to entry-level employees. They are designed to provide valuable information on subjects vital to the success of their businesses.

    If you would like more information regarding Lunch & Learn, please contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (918) 256-7133 or by email at chamber@vinita.com.

    • 10/27/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • John's Tractor Works
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    The Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 4th annual Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Festival. The public is invited to watch as teams launch pumpkins through the air on Saturday, October 27, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at John’s Tractor Works, 444934 US Hwy 60/66 in Vinita. General admission is $5.00. Children four and under are free. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

    The challenge is simple: who can chunk a pumpkin the farthest. Air cannons, catapults, and trebuchets (among other machines) will all be found on the firing line. Categories will include youth, amateur, professional, and air cannon, meaning multiple teams will proudly get to call themselves chunker champions. The event is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to build something with their hands and engage in some friendly competition.

    The Punkin Chunkin is more than a high-flying competition. It’s a fun-filled festival including food trucks, arts and crafts, and live music. A new feature this year is a Dutch oven cooking competition. Free activities for the kids include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more.

    Sponsors, vendors, chunker teams, and dutch oven teams can apply and pay online. Would you rather print an application and mail it to us? Click to download the appropriate PDF document below:

    Click here to see our local Punkin Chunker in action, Corey Winesburg!

    If you have questions regarding the Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Festival, please contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (918) 256-7133 or by email at chamber@vinita.com.
    • 11/19/2018
    • 12/20/2018
    • Participating Merchants
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    This is Vinita’s most successful shopping programs, designed to build awareness and excitement for local merchants. It helps keep more shopping dollars in our community while drawing new shoppers to town. In 2017, 26 merchants participated and $6,000.00 in Christmas Bucks were given away.

    Online registration opens August 12, 2018.

    Sponsors and merchants can apply and pay online. Would you rather print an application and mail it to us? Here you go!

    Sponsorship packet, terms and conditions (pdf)

    If you have questions regarding Christmas Bucks, please contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (918) 256-7133 or by email at chamber@vinita.com.

    • 12/06/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Downtown Vinita
    • 100
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    The Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights has entertained thousands of children and adults year after year as it winds through the historic streets of downtown Vinita.  In its early days, when Vinita was a new town, the Christmas parade quickly became an annual tradition that has continued to be a favorite event for generations. With Christmas themed entries, including brightly decorated floats, marching bands, equestrian units, nonprofit groups, horse-drawn carriages, and a cast of magical Christmas characters, Vinita's favorite parade is an event you don’t want to miss.

    Online registration opens September 29, 2018.

    If you have questions regarding the Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights, please contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (918) 256-7133 or by email at chamber@vinita.com.

Past Chamber Events

09/04/2018 Food Truck Tuesday
08/22/2018 All Settlers' Day Reunion
08/22/2018 82nd Annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade
08/07/2018 Food Truck Tuesday
07/10/2018 Lunch & Learn: Getting and Keeping the Right Employees
07/03/2018 Food Truck Tuesday
06/29/2018 Bob McSpadden Annual Fireworks Show
06/15/2018 Vinita Route 66 Festival
06/07/2018 Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
06/05/2018 Food Truck Tuesday
06/02/2018 39th Annual World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off
05/06/2018 26th VACC Classic Golf Tournament
05/01/2018 Food Truck Tuesday
04/13/2018 Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
04/10/2018 Lunch & Learn
04/04/2018 Business Expo and Job Fair
03/15/2018 2018 VACC Annual Awards Banquet
01/18/2018 Ribbon Cutting & Open House | Flawless Medical Day Spa
12/07/2017 Vinita Christmas Parade of Lights 2017
11/14/2017 Vinita DesignWorks
10/28/2017 Rt. 66 Punkin Chunkin - Shootin' On The Route
08/23/2017 81st Annual Will Rogers Rodeo Parade
07/11/2017 Business After Hours REC Elecrtic Co-op & Bolt Fiber Optic
06/16/2017 Route 66 Festival
06/03/2017 38th Annual World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off
05/19/2017 Get your Business on the Map with Google by NTC
05/04/2017 25th Annual Vinita Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
04/21/2017 Business After Hours
04/20/2017 Business B4 Breakfast
04/05/2017 Business & Job Expo 2017
03/10/2017 Business After Hours
03/02/2017 2017 Annual Chamber Awards Banquet
02/20/2017 Business B4 Breakfast
12/15/2016 Angel Tree Pick-up Gifts Night
12/12/2016 Drop Off for Angels Tree Gifts
12/01/2016 Annual Christmas Parade of Lights & Downtown Extravaganza
12/01/2016 Shop Local Christmas Bucks
11/12/2016 2 Hip Chicks Roadshow
11/03/2016 Angel Tree Sign-up
10/31/2016 Treats in the Streets
10/19/2016 Business B4 Breakfast
10/15/2016 Rt. 66 Pumpkin Chunkin Shootin' on The Route
10/11/2016 The Power of the Inbox
10/08/2016 OKTOBERFEST
10/08/2016 16th Annual Route 66 Craig County Cruisers Car Show & Swap Meet
09/27/2016 Business After Hours
09/27/2016 Social Media 101
08/24/2016 80th Annual Will Rogers Rodeo
08/24/2016 All Settler's Day
08/24/2016 80th Annual Will Rogers Rodeo Parade
08/22/2016 Bob McSpadden Poetry Gathering
08/16/2016 Business B4 Work
07/01/2016 2016 Bob McSpadden Fireworks Show
06/18/2016 Rt 66 Festival
06/04/2016 PBR Bull Showcase
06/04/2016 37th Annual World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off
05/21/2016 Ales & Tails Crawfish Festival
05/05/2016 24th Annual Vinita Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
04/25/2016 City Wide Clean UP & Garage Sale
04/06/2016 Think Local Business Expo & Job Fair 2016
03/22/2016 Open Monthly Forum _ Google Class
02/25/2016 "Vinita In Lights" 2016 Chamber Awards Banquet
09/19/2015 PAAS Poker Run
09/12/2015 Craig County Cruisers Car Show & Swap Meet
08/13/2015 Vinnie ream Cultural Center Pro/Am Art Show and Auction
08/07/2015 Grand Lake & Pensacola Dam 75th Party!
08/07/2015 Vinita Senior Citizen Center-Benefit Fish Fry
06/30/2015 Live at the Ream
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