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.

THRIVE Jenks launches campaign to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

THRIVE has created a campaign “Small Town, Big Heart” to provide disaster relief for those in need due to Hurricane Harvey.
They have completed all the necessary arrangements to delivery any items collected over the next two weeks.
THRIVE is collecting things like non-perishable food items, flashlights, and diapers.
If you are able, please join THRIVE to help those in need in this dire time.
Items may be dropped off at THRIVE Jenks or The Reserve on Elm.
Complete list of items includes:

Water
Non Perishable Food
Hygiene Products
Flash Lights 
Batteries
Work Gloves
Trash Bags
Tools
Nails
Rebuilding Supllies
Diapers
Formula
Cleaning Supplies
Blankets
Socks
 

Meet the Art on Main graphic design team

Two talented graphic design students will be working on this year’s Art on Main poster.

Amber Michele and Kaity Warren are students at Tulsa Technology Center studying Visual Graphic Design. Amber and Kaity have been partners on several projects and together they placed first at the Heartland Gaming Expo 2017 for concept design.

Both girls plan to pursue a professional career in graphic design.

Read their bios below:

“I am Amber Michele and I have been an artist since the age of four. I have lived in Tulsa, OK my entire life. I received an Associate’s Degree in the Arts and have worked with many clients from fine art commissions to logo designs. Since 2012, I have been in more than 25 shows and won 10 awards. I am currently taking my second year at TTC studying Visual Graphic Design to become a certified freelance artist. You can check out some of my work at || www.ambermicheleart.com.”

“My name is Kaity Warren and I am a graphic designer in Tulsa, Oklahoma! I’m currently a senior in high school. I also go to Tulsa Technology Center for Visual Graphic Design. Once I graduate in 2018, I plan on continuing my education at the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. I plan to major in graphic design and minor in entrepreneurship. Throughout my career as a graphic designer, I have created logos, t-shirts and prints (fine art). I create logos for new businesses in my local area and t-shirts for groups and communities in Oklahoma. In my free time I am either rock climbing, working on new t-shirts, or doing homework!” KaityFaith.com.

Jenks superintendent named to governor’s task force

Jenks Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield

has been named to the Task Force on Improving the State Aid Formula for schools by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell praised Butterfield’s appointment.

“Dr. Butterfield is a strong and tireless leader in education and will undoubtedly play a vital role in finding solutions for the funding formula,” Driskell said. “We at the Jenks Chamber congratulate her on this appointment.”

Butterfield has spent her entire 28-year career in public education at Jenks. She has served the district in various capacities, including 10 years as a first- and second-grade teacher. She has also served as an assistant superintendent and as deputy superintendent. She was named JPS superintendent in 2013.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, this task force “is to study and make recommendations to the Legislature on improving the state aid formula for public schools” and is authorized through Dec. 31, 2018, but may make recommendations to the governor, president pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and chairs of the education committees in the House and Senate by year’s end.

Other appointees are Stanley F. Hupfield, Dave Lopez, and Jennifer Monies, all of Oklahoma City.

Jenks stadium named after Trimble

The football stadium at Jenks High School will bear a new name for it’s 100th

season.

Honoring its longtime head coach, the playing field will be called Allan Trimble Stadium.

 

Trimble, who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), will return for another season after leading the Trojans over 22 seasons and winning 13 state titles.

 

Trimble is expected to address the public at the Trojan Preview tonight as part of a ceremony to honor his legacy.

Trimble’s name will be featured on the new press box, the video score board, and inserted into the turf.

The former name, Hunter-Dwelley Field, was dedicated in 1929 in honor of two Jenks football players. Both died within a year, Francis Hunter from typhoid fever in 1922 and Charles Dwelley in a gasoline explosion in 1923.

Jenks Planetarium hosts Solar Eclipse Presentation

The Jenks High School Planetarium is hosting an event to educate people on the upcoming solar eclipse.

Monday- Friday evenings at 7:00pm, the Planetarium is launching a show about the upcoming eclipse called ” The 2017 North American Eclipse of the Sun.”

It was produced by our Jenks Planetarium Director Dan Zielinski and narrated by Jenks High School students.

It will provide all the information needed to view the solar eclipse.

Tickets are $5 online and $7 at the door. Tickets can be found here.

Eclipse glasses will be on sale before and after the shows for $1.