“Above the ordinary,” serves as the perfect mission statement for the Chamber and its staff. Always networking, accommodating, and advertising for the benefit of Poteau and its members. Central National Bank is a proud member and honored to work so closely with an association that encourages leadership and creates experiences that exceed expectations with every event and promotion. As said by John Quincy Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” The Chamber exemplifies these standards within our own growing community.

Devyn Moody, Central National Bank-North Branch


The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Poteau trade area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civil, commercial, industrial and educational interests of the area.

The chamber is your one-stop center for literature and information on business and area attractions, maps, phone books, rental lists, phone numbers, industry list, state information, and statistics.

Member Benefits

Chamber membership is profitable for your business! A national study by The Schapiro Group reveals that membership in your local chamber of commerce significantly boosts a business's image among consumers and other businesses. 

The study shows that when consumers know that a business is a member of their local chamber, they are 44 percent more likely to rate it favorably and 63 percent more likely to buy goods and services. Learn more...



Upcoming Events

Nov. 17 - Dec 25 | Lights on the Island 6p to 9p each night

December 8 | Carolyn's Cheesecake House Ribbon Cutting @ 9a

December 11 | JAX'S BBQ Ribbon Cutting @ 12p

December 11 | Aapest Pest Control Grand Opening @ TBD

For information on these and other upcoming events please Visit our Google Calendar!

August 21| Boot Camp for Boards at DWRCC 4p-7p

Why Poteau?

Poteau, Oklahoma is one of the fastest growing towns in Southeast Oklahoma.  It is the home of Cavanal, the World's Highest Hill and the county seat of LeFlore County.  Listed twice in Norman Crampton's book, "100 Best Small Towns in America", #7 of Niche 2015 Best Towns in Oklahoma, Poteau offers the best of small-town living with a positive business atmosphere, where people can live, work and play.


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The Poteau Chamber is located in one of the best small cities in Oklahoma and is surrounded by great communities with people who have a vision for growth and prosperity.  Our Eastern location in the State places us regionally only 30 miles from Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Poteau is a bedroom community with large windows of opportunity that has more to offer than most towns its size.  We are your connection to business, tourism, events and things to see and do.  With a population of more than 8,000 and serving the county seat of over 50,000, Poteau has definitely set its mark on Eastern Oklahoma.  Browsing through our website you can connect to our many events such as: The Award Winning Poteau Balloon Fest, Rodeo’s, Golf Tournaments, July 4th Celebrations, Christmas Parades and places to eat and shop.  Get connected to information about real estate or business relocation and areas for cycling, mountain biking, running, walking, water sports, motorcycling, hunting and fishing.  Our sports complex includes soccer, baseball and softball fields.  Plan your wedding or event at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center or try your skills at the local skate park on Broadway.  There is nothing to big or small for our community, community groups, civic organizations, local businesses and our many volunteers.  You will see the results as you enter our city.

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