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August 12th, 2011 - Dylan Smith

Chamber campaign raises nearly $2.7 million

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber raised a record $2,689,470 through its Total Resource Development Campaign, which ended today.


A group of more than 150 volunteers, led by campaign co-chairs Dick Tanenbaum, Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings, and Rhonda Hooper, Jordan Associates, sold a record 1,117 sponsorships to 470 companies. The chamber also added 205 new members during its campaign.

“When a campaign is as successful as this, it all comes down to the volunteers,” Hooper said. “Their hard work and dedication made all of the difference. The diverse group of volunteers and businesses that participated shows wide-spread support for our chamber. We couldn’t be happier with the results. ”

According to Cynthia Reid, vice president of marketing and communications for the chamber, this campaign gives members a chance to talk to other members about advertising and business opportunities, all while recruiting new members.

Reid said the money raised and secured sponsorships helped make this campaign a success.

“It helps us to do more,” she said. “To expand our economic development programs, it enables us to do everything that we do a little bit bigger and a little bit better.”

This event marked the 18th year for the campaign. Last year’s set the previous record for dollar amount raised.

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