Chamber Completes Record-Setting Total Resource Development Campaign

2011 campaign sets records across the board

Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:30 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 11, 2011- The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's Total Resource Development Campaign (TRDC) ended today with the announcement of a record $2,689,470 raised. The 2011 TRDC campaign was the Chamber's most successful to date as records were set in every category during the three-month drive.

TRDC Co-Chairs Dick Tanenbaum, Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings, and Rhonda Hooper, Jordan Associates, led a group of more than 150 volunteers that sold 1,117 Chamber sponsorships to 470 companies, all a record. The Chamber also added 205 new members during the 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."

During the campaign, volunteers from Chamber-member businesses work with their fellow members to identify opportunities to market their businesses through a variety of Chamber events and publications; and they work in the business community to bring new members to the organization. The 2011 campaign marked the 18th year for TRDC. Last year's campaign set the previous record for dollar amount raised.

"This year's results say a lot about the business community and our city," Tanenbaum said. "It shows the business community believes in the role their Chamber plays and it shows, especially in economic times like these, that Oklahoma City businesses continue to be engaged in moving our city forward. I think most cities in America would be envious of these results."

Sponsorships raised through TRDC allow the Chamber to produce quality events and publications for member companies, and help support the Chamber's work in economic development, government relations, education/workforce development, community development and more.

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