Please note the Trash Bash has been moved from Parkwest to the former Mill Creek Lumber site near First and Main. Traffic is asked to enter from Aquarium Place.
The Jenks Kiwanis “Trash Bash” has been pushed to May 16 in anticipation of inclement weather.
The Trash Bash will still take place at Parkwest in Jenks.
Tickets are available at the Jenks Water Department for $10 and will also be available at the gate.
1 ticket equals 1 load full of trash – extended trailers may require multiple tickets.
For more details contact the City of Jenks at 918-299-5883.
Members of the Jenks community are invited to join local lawmakers Friday, May 22 for an update on the legislative session in Oklahoma City.
The Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Briefing Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the First Oklahoma Bank Building at 7th and Main in Jenks.
The breakfast will also include a question and answer session with legislators.
Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. There is no cost to attend.
The 2015 Jenks America Food Truck Festival is presented by Craig Bowman Farmers Insurance Agency.
The festival will take place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on May 2. Trucks will be parked on Main Street between First and Third Streets.
In its third year, the festival is a favorite among locals and visitors from across the region, drawing thousands to Main Street each year.
The 2015 festival promises to continue the successes of previous years by adding new food trucks, expanding art offerings and showcasing the region’s best local musicians.
The Farmers Insurance Stage will feature live music throughout the festival. The lineup is:
11-12 Steve Liddell
12:15-1:15 Jacob Tovar
1:30-2:30 Jillian Holzbauer
2:45-3:45 Justin Cooper
4-5 Chloe Johns
And, of course, the area’s most popular food trucks will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., including Lone Wolf, Local Table, the Dog House and many more.
Thanks to all of our sponsors:
Tulsa Federal Credit Union
The Downtown Jenks Merchants Association
U Dirty Dawg
The Jenks Chamber of Commerce will welcome executive coach Steve Laswell to the April Monthly Luncheon for a discussion on leadership and team management.
The luncheon will begin at noon April 15 at the Holiday Inn Express.
Laswell is the founder and president of Next Level Executive Coaching, LLC. He is President of the Association of Talent Development – Tulsa (ASTD), a member of TAHRA, the Institute of Coaching Professional Association, and the International Coaching Federation.
Spend five minutes with Steve and you’ll discover why he set sales records and went from rookie radio sales rep to general sales manager in 18 months. Steve develops leaders. It oozes from his pores. Since leaving the radio industry in 2007, he’s published two books, mentored dozens of executives and developed a team-based coaching program that transforms employees into self-managed leaders and teams.
Don’t be fooled by his innocent-sounding questions. They’ll open your eyes to a workplace world of greater productivity, fulfillment and joy, without the petty conflicts that have held you back.
Laswell’s clients include Procter & Gamble, Explorer Pipeline, ONEOK, Warren Clinic, WPX Energy, Celebrity Attractions, Atlas Pipeline, Penn Well, ROVI, A-Best Roofing, Ammons Scientific Publishing, EASTAR Health System and Baker Hughes.
RSVP to Nick DeMoss by April 13 to attend. Cost is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members.
Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC announced today the groundbreaking for the Gateway District in Jenks, located at US Highway 75 and West Main Street.
“This is a great milestone for Gateway and we are looking forward to being a part of the continued development in Jenks,” said Kevin Stitt, CEO of Gateway. “The new location has great visibility when traveling on Highway 75 and will provide an easy commute for our employees.”
The Gateway District will be the new home of Gateway Mortgage Group’s headquarters. The company, named one of The Oklahoman’s Top Workplaces in 2013 and 2014, expects the headquarters to be ready by June 2016. The four-story, 85,000 square foot building will have 42,500 square feet available for lease.
“I am truly happy to see more corporate development in our town,” Jenks Mayor Lonnie Sims said. “We are excited to have Gateway Mortgage Group in Jenks as their new home.”
The district will promote restaurant, office and retail development while future plans also extend to establish hotel locations in Jenks.
“This is an exciting development for Jenks,” said County Commissioner Karen Keith. “I am thrilled to see economic growth in Jenks and Tulsa County as it is good for the school and brings sales tax revenues to the city and county.”
The district is miles from Tulsa Hills and RiverWalk Crossing. There are currently five parcels of land with a total of 14 acres available.
“I hope local, regional and national companies will see what is going on at the Gateway District and will consider expanding their business here,” said Congressman Jim Bridenstine.
Two Jenks Chamber members have been honored by Oklahoma Magazine as members of the 2015 “40 Under 40” class, which recognizes the successful careers of young professionals.
Andy Langston, 38, is COO of Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos. He is also in his first year on the Jenks Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Click here to read Andy’s story.
From Oklahoma Magazine:
Langston says to be prepared for the ups and downs in order to be successful. “During one’s life or career there will be good times and bad times. Stay even keeled on your approach to life, and chaos will not be let in letting one achieve with a clear mind,” he says.
Cahn D. Wiggs, 34, is the vice president of Brian D. Wiggs Homes. Having grown up in the industry learning from his father, Brian, Wiggs now manages the operations of Brian D. Wiggs Homes.
Cahn has also volunteers with several organizations and has supported Habitat for Humanity for more than 20 years.
Click here to see the full “40 under 40” list.