Lt. Gov. to address September luncheon

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will address the September luncheon of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon will take place at noon Sept. 21 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

Lamb was elected lieutenant governor in 2010, and re-elected in 2014. Prior to his election, Lamb served as a state senator, worked for Governor Frank Keating and was a special agent with the United States Secret Service.

As a member of the Governor Mary Fallin’s cabinet, Lamb serves as an advocate for small businesses across Oklahoma.

RSVP to nick.demoss(at) by 4 p.m. Sept. 19 to attend.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, or $20 for non-members and those who do not RSVP.

July luncheon: What do the new overtime rules mean for you?

July’s Monthly Luncheon will focus on helping business owners and employees understand new overtime rules set to take effect later this year.

Human resources specialist Rebecca Stewart will discuss what new Department of Labor rules mean for businesses, how to comply with those rules and what businesses should be doing now to be ready.

Stewart is the senior human resource and compliance specialist at Tedford Insurance.

Stewart is an Oklahoma licensed attorney with extensive background in human resource management at the executive level.

The luncheon will take place at noon July 20 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks. The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members.

RSVP’s are required by July 18 at 4 p.m. Email nick.demoss(at) to attend.

Early voting this week for June 28 election

Early voting will take place June 23 – 25 in advance of the June 28 elections affecting Jenks and surrounding communities, and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 22.

Click here to view sample ballots for the June 28 election.

Absentee Ballot

Deadline to request absentee ballot: Wednesday, June 22nd, 5 p.m.

To request an absentee ballot, please select one of the following links: For voters whose ballots are to be mailed to an address within the contiguous United States. Federal Voting Assistance Program (MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ONLY).

Early Voting

Early voting for the June 28th election will be offered in two locations:

· Tulsa County Election Board – 555 N. Denver

· Hardesty Regional Library – 8316 E. 93rd Street

Early voting dates and times are:

· Thursday, June 23rd — 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

· Friday, June 24th — 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

· Saturday, June 25th — 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Leadership Jenks Class 29 Graduates

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Congratulations to the members of Leadership Jenks Class 29 who graduated June 9.

They are:

Amy Bors
Jonetta Bostic
Cory Box
Debra Brach
Tish Bryan
Lacey Burg
Wendy Carson
Kim Coon
Nia Harrington-Stokes
Coleman Hickman
Nathan Holloway
Michael King
Lindsey Koehling
Jen Lyness
Brendon Maguffee
Brett Mize
John Potter
Dahlia Rainwater
Fred Reid
Stephanie Schrack
Mark Stewart
Steve Struttman
Darian Thomas
Ry Whiteman
Amber Williams
Kasey Wilson

The program is a joint program of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the City of Jenks. There is no charge to participate, thanks to support from these organizations and the business community at large.

The program is sponsored by BancFirst and the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Jenks America Freedom Fest announces presenting sponsor

The 2016 Jenks America Freedom Fest will be presented by the Greene Team Agency.

The Greene Team is an Allstate Insurance Agency located at 104 E. A St., # 200 in Jenks. They offer a variety of insurance services including home, life, business, auto and more. Click here to find out more about the Greene team.

Jenks America Freedom Fest will take place Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Jenks, and will feature live music, a kids zone, food trucks and free watermelon, as well as the unbeatable shopping experience Jenks is known for.

Visit to see a full list of activities in Jenks this Independence Day.

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Vacation Bible School begins June 26 at First United Methodist

Vacation Bible School at Jenks First United Methodist Church, 415 E. Main St., Jenks, will take place June 26-30, Sunday through Thursday.  VBS takes place in the evenings from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for all 4 year olds through 7th graders (fall of 2016).

The theme this year is, “SURF SHACK – Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love!”  The children will travel through storytelling, music, science, art, recreation and snacks.  Parents are invited to the closing on Thursday evening.

Vacation Bible School is FREE!  Early registration is helpful.  Please register at  Just click on the Surf Shack picture!

Morning Spark program kicks off


Registration is now open for Morning Spark, a new program from the Jenks Chamber of Commerce focused on providing businesses with practical tips to find new customers, grow sales and streamline daily processes.

The first series of Morning Spark sessions will feature a social media bootcamp designed for small business owners. The program is divided into three sessions: Facebook, Instagram and Google, with each focused on practical tips for users of all skill levels.

The schedule is:

Thursday, May 5: Facebook and your business

Thursday, May 12: Instagram

Thursday, May 19: Google and beyond

All sessions begin at 8 a.m. at the Hive, and will last one hour.

The cost to attend is $10 per session, or $25 for all three. For non-Chamber members, the cost is $20 per session, or $50 for all three.

Registration is required. Email Sandi.Cox(at) to register.

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First Oklahoma Bank to host art show

First Oklahoma Bank invites people of all ages to enjoy an art exhibit featuring artwork by Russian orphans that will be on display starting mid-April in the Burt B. Holmes Fine Art Gallery in the lobby of the bank’s Jenks headquarters, 100 S. Riverfront Drive.

People may visit the bank’s Jenks lobby anytime from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting April 15 and extending through the end of the month.

The upcoming art show is the next in a series that the bank periodically opens to the public. A private reception to showcase the artwork and honor Orphan’s Tree will be held April 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the bank.

Founded in 2008, Orphan’s Tree helps orphans become productive and successful citizens while giving them hope for their future. The group’s mission is to break the cycle for orphans through the agency’s programs that focus on teaching orphans how to develop healthy relationships and sustain themselves.

The free art exhibit will feature about 50 pieces created by Russian orphans, ranging from ages 12 to 30. Pieces will include a variety of styles, including portraits, landscapes, architecture, pop art, real-life scenarios, florals, wood carvings and more.

Most of the artwork is from the personal collection of Tom Bennett Jr., First Oklahoma Bank’s Chairman, and his wife Sue Bennett, Senior Vice President and director of Investor Relations. For 17 years, the couple has taken mission trips to Russia, where they work with older adult and teenaged orphans who have aged out of the orphanage system.

“I’ve wanted to share these paintings for a long time. The plight of orphans is only getting worse and worse worldwide due to wars and oppression,” said Sue Bennett. “We’re trying to draw attention to this unique population of people and how orphans survive in the world.”

Creating art helps many orphans express themselves and understand their lives. It helps them process pain and express what is going on inside of them, Sue Bennett said. Most of the orphans whose art will be featured are self-taught artists.

However, several pieces to be displayed are the creations of Vladimir Shamarin, an orphan who became a trained artist and attended the Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

For an orphan to even be accepted into the academy is an amazing feat. His artwork was so good that many of his teachers thought he was cheating and forced him to paint in front of them, Sue said.

For more information, contact Sue Bennett at 918-392-2525.


About First Oklahoma Bank

Started in 2009 with just six employees, First Oklahoma Bank has grown to more than 100 employees and more than $440 million in total assets. In addition to its Jenks headquarters at 100 S. Riverfront Drive, the bank also has branches in midtown Tulsa at 4110 S. Rockford Ave. and in Glencoe