Safenet Named Nonprofit Organization of the Year: Chamber Also Announces Ambassador, Corporate Citizen and Company of the Year | News

Safenet Services has been named the 2021 Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We understand the importance of a strong nonprofit community to a vibrant quality of life and how closely nonprofit organizations are to our business community,” the 2022 Chamber Speaker said. , Jim Simmons.

This award recognizes a non-profit organization that showcases its mission and leads the way with passion and determination for the betterment of the community.

“This organization touches many people in our community – and in Rogers and Mayes County,” Simmons said.

Safenet services are a safe and supportive environment for women and families who are healing from the consequences of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment.

Since 1991, Safenet has provided shelter and safety to over 3,400 abused women and children and helps break the cycle of abuse.

“We are lucky to have this facility in Claremore,” he said.

Safenet Services Executive Director Jody Reiss said the award was very exciting.

“It’s clearly my great staff,” she said. “They are truly amazing. They all have a big heart for the customers we see. We can teach many things, but passion is not one of them and they all have it.

The Chamber also announced Solid Rock Realtors owner Michael Urie as the 2021 Business Citizen of the Year.

Urie has been selling since 2002 and started her business over 10 years ago. Today, Urie has four branches and oversees over 100 agents.

The 2021 Ambassador of the Year award was presented to Chris Phillips of Oklahoma Natural Gas Division I.

Helt Heating and Air has won the 2021 Small Business of the Year award.

Helt Heating and Air has over 12 years of experience, performs background checks on all employees, and is a member of the Tulsa Home Builders Association and the Oklahoma Contractors Association.

BancFirst received the Large Company of the Year 2021 award.

“Congratulations to our winners,” Simmons said. “We certainly value our businesses as guardians of the local economy.”

Simmons said the Claremore chamber board also approved the three-year strategic plan, a plan that features a list of priorities to guide the direction of the chamber over the next three years.

“The council’s vision is to enhance our offerings to the business community by enhancing our resources, creating a community spearhead with a unified voice,” he said. “Our strategic mission is to be a positive, significant and influential driver of economic prosperity for businesses and citizens in our region.

The 2025 strategic plan consists of three categories and goals, each supported by a goal and tasks.

1. Focus on business services – by 2025 the Board wants the Chamber to be the leader in business advocacy and recognized within the community as the place of reference to identify resources and solutions to business challenges.

2. Focus on the community – The Chamber wants to be the unifier, where community leaders will form collaborative teams designed to effectively design initiatives to benefit the community.

3. Focus on quality of life – by 2025 the council wants Claremore to be recognized for its community spirit, which represents the uniqueness of Claremore and marks the community as a great place to live, thrive and prosper.

New board members were also introduced and include Dava Baldridge, Cari Bohannan, Meggie Froman-Knight, Brian Plummer, Dr. Mark Rasor, Liberty Shere and Alisha Smith.

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