2018 Inaugural Banquet Awards

The Inaugural Banquet is an annual awards ceremony that honors community an business leaders. The Chamber’s board of directors and chairman are recognized and awards are presented to outstanding members. Awards include: Bar of the Year, Business of the Year, Community Impact Award, New Business of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Retailer of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year.

Any member is eligible to be nominated. Nominations are due by December 15. Nominations can be mailed to the Chamber or sent via email to jessica.stacy@jenkschamber.com

For more info, call 918-299-5005 or email jessica.stacy@jenkchamber.com.

Bar of the Year Nomination Form 2018

Business of the Year Nomination Form 2018

Community Impact Award Nomination Form 2018

New Business of the Year Nomination Form 2018

Restaurant of the Year Nomination Form 2018

Retailer of the Year Nomination Form 2018

Young Professional of the Year Nomination Form 2018

“Picture This” Alpha Rho Tau Civic Art Assoc. Annual All- Members Judged Exhibition & Sale

Alpha Rho Tau Civic Art Association (ART) will host their annual All- Members Judged Exhibition, “Picture This”,  Nov. 9 – Dec. 7, 2017. The exhibition will include selected works created during the recent outdoor painting event, “Plein Air Tulsa.” The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony is Thursday, Nov. 9, from  6 – 8 p.m. at the Hive in Jenks. All are invited to the reception. Nationally-known artist Jimmy Leach will be a guest judge at the reception. Megan Nesbit, Director of Foundation, Corporate, & Community Engagement at Philbrook Museum, will award the ART annual scholarships.

ART boasts more than 140 members and is as diverse as the art they create. Alpha Rho Tau’s members and the community benefit from the association’s civic-minded approach toward educating and fostering an appreciation of art. ART awards two annual scholarships to aspiring young artists who are enrolled in an art program at a local university. ART brings in well-known artists to give presentations and demonstrations for its monthly meetings, which are open to the public. ART organizes many exhibits for its members to participate in year-round.

Come join us for this exciting exhibit!

 

November Luncheon to feature Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce welcomes Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum as our November luncheon speaker.

The luncheon will take place at noon Nov. 15 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

Bynum is a fifth generation Tulsan with a passion for community service. Bynum was elected to the Tulsa City Council in 2008 and elected mayor in 2016.Throughout his career, Bynum has focused on fiscal restraint and worked to bring efficiency to local government budgets.

Bynum will discuss his deep roots in Tulsa, his business and political experience, and his influences along the way.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-member and non-RSVP’d guests. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 13.

RSVP to Jessica Stacy at jessica.stacy@jenkschamber.com. 

How to maximize Facebook ads and grow your email list

Utilizing Facebook ads is one of the easiest ways to capture your audiences’ attention. It is proving to be one of the fastest ways to expand your email recipients and monetize your list. In this article, you’ll learn how to use Facebook ads to build your email base then re-market to subscribers.

The first step to effective marketing is to create a solid email database. You want to attract an audience willing to give you an email address they actually check, not a ghost account. You can do this by using the “opt-in bribe” technique. This allows target audience to voluntarily give information. Create a space on your website or Facebook page that allows viewers to fill in their name and email address to receive updates and info. Then, deliver content.

A second and trusted technique is to offer a discount coupon for signing up to receive information about your business or products.

An under-rated approach to attract new users is to create a Facebook quiz. This is a fun and innovative approach to engage users and opens an opportunity to collect email information.

For more techniques and advice, read the full article here.

October luncheon to connect business and sports

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s October luncheon will connect team concepts and sportsmanship to the business world.

The luncheon will take place at noon Oct. 18 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

Mark Stewart is the Vice President of Information Technology at Hogan Assessments and a NCAA Division I officiant. He began his officiating career in 1991 and has officiated every level, from youth sports to NCAA Division I athletics. Currently, Mark is a Line Judge for the Big 12 Conference. Mark will share how his sports experience contributes to maximum business effectiveness.

“Mark Stewart’s background provides a unique perspective for business owners,” Chamber president Josh Driskell said. “I know our members will enjoy hearing from him.”

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d guests.

RSVP to Jessica Stacy at jessica.stacy@jenkschamber.com by Monday, Oct. 16.

Chamber members among Best in the World 2017

Tulsa World, a member of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, recently revealed the winners of its 2017 Best in the World.

Multiple chamber members won or were finalists. They are:

Best Child-Friendly Venue – Oklahoma Aquarium (finalist)

Best Bank – First Oklahoma Bank (winner); Arvest Bank (finalist); Bank of Oklahoma (finalist)

Best Credit Union – TTCU The Credit Union (winner); Oklahoma Central Credit Union (finalist)

Best Insurance Agent – Tedford Insurance (finalist)

Best Financial Advisor – Edward Jones (finalist)

Best Buffet – River Spirit Visions Buffet (winner)

Best Casino Dining – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (winner)

Best Cheap Eats – QuikTrip (finalist)

Best Pizza – Andolini’s (finalist)

Best Margarita – Los Cabos (finalist)

Best Mexican (Tex-Mex) – Los Cabos (finalist)

Best Liquor Store – Biergarten Wine and Spirits (winner)

Best Bowling Alley – Andy B’s (finalist)

Best Casino – River Spirit Casino and Resort (winner)

Best Home Builder – Brian D. Wiggs Homes (finalist)

Best Door and Window Replacement – Windows by Jeff (winner)

Best Garden/Nursery Store – Southwood Landscape and Garden Center (winner)

Best HVAC – Innovative Air Pros (finalist)

Best Residential Real Estate Co. – Chinowth & Cohen Realtors (winner)

Best Adult Education – Tulsa Tech (finalist)

Best Trade School – Tulsa Tech (winner)

Best Pet Shop – Southern Agriculture (winner)

Best Wedding Venue – Spain Ranch (winner)

Best Antiques – River City Trading Post (winner)

Best Grocery – Reasor’s (winner)

 

Congratulations to all of the finalists, winners and, of course, all of the great members of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Jenks XXXI class announced

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce, Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the City of Jenks are pleased to welcome 25 participants into the 31st class of Leadership Jenks.

The goal of Leadership Jenks is to identify, motivate, and educate emerging leaders in our community. Leadership Jenks sessions cover topics including: the history of Jenks, intergovernmental relations, education, city planning, and leadership development.

Participants include:

  • Paige Anderson
  • Michelle Carlton
  • Joe Carmody
  • Kent Clark
  • Cody Dampf
  • Erik Enyart
  • Spencer Groden
  • Bobby Hall
  • Amanda Harper
  • Stacy Johnson
  • Amy Marsh
  • Shala Marshall
  • Kimm Morris
  • Craig Murray
  • Jimmy Nance
  • Donna Ogez
  • Laurel Palladino
  • Ricky Patel
  • Adam Peterson
  • John Ramirez
  • Becky Rampey
  • Chris Robinson
  • Ian Sproul
  • Jessica Stacy
  • John Watt

The first session is Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hive. Dinner will be provided.

GOP Primary Today for SD 37

From Tulsa World

There are seven candidates on today’s ballot, including a Sand Springs municipal judge, a west Tulsa school activist, two small-business owners, two Sand Springs city councilors and a field representative for Congressman Jim Bridenstine.

Today’s winner will not be the successor of Sen. Dan Newberry, but will be favored in the Nov. 14 general election.

Brian O’Hara, the field representative for Congressman Bridenstine, will be on the ballot today. O’Hara is a former Jenks city councilor and a business executive.

O’Hara has represented Bridenstine for five years and said that gave him a better understanding of SD 37. O’Hara stands for better state budgeting and open transfers between public schools.

For more information about candidates on the ballot, click here.