Bartlesville’s Civic-Minded Businesses Are Contributing to Our Community’s Success

Monday, June 24, 2019

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Bartlesville is home to many civic-minded businesses who generously give of their time and resources to keep our community strong. There is a strong belief system in Bartlesville that we are all in this together and that by everyone doing their part, our community will go from success to success. The history of Bartlesville is full of businesses whose contributions have paved the way for the symphony, community art, children’s programs and more. Here are a few of the companies who have made a recent impact on our community.

Bartlesville Companies Are Making a Difference

Examiner-Enterprise in partnership with local businesses

The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise recently won the Oklahoma Press Association’s Community Leadership Award for their Night of Scholars and Champions scholarship program. The program recognizes the academic and athletic achievements of high school students and is sponsored by many local businesses, including the EE, Patriot Auto Group. Local students competed for over $17,000 in scholarships and prizes, including a new Chevrolet Cruze. “Bartlesville businesses have truly supported this opportunity to recognize the top students and athletes in the region,” said EE Assistant Editor Nathan Thompson.

Phillips 66

A mainstay in Bartlesville, Phillips 66 has contributed to numerous civic programs. Most recently, they donated $100,000 to the Northeast Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross to fund tornado and flood relief efforts. When the community needs help, businesses like Phillips 66 are a dependable and ever-ready partner.

Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management’s foundation – the Arvest Foundation, recently gave a $5,000 contribution to ARC Group Homes. Scott Thompson, senior vice president and trust officer, said, “We are very pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support ARC Group Home’s important efforts to provide residential services for people who have developmental disabilities.”

Award Recipients

The Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual award ceremony where businesses and community leaders are recognized for their contributions to our community. Past recipients include businesses like Truity Credit Union and Safari Smiles. To view a list of past recipients, click here.

Come to Bartlesville and Make a Difference

The community in Bartlesville operates like a team. Everyone has a role to play and everyone matters. From the largest corporations to the smallest startups, businesses are actively participating in the community events and programs that make Bartlesville such an incredible place to live, work and raise a family.

This connectivity is good for business too. Community members regularly interact with managers and owners and then support those same businesses on a daily basis. We invite entrepreneur and executive looking for the chance to make a difference and an impact to join us in Bartlesville.  Here, you can become part of something special and the community will support your efforts.


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