The Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors voted at their last meeting to support the Feb. 14 Jenks Public Schools bond election.
The bonds are not projected to increase taxes. The Feb. 14 vote will include two bond issues totaling $10.4 million. Bond funds will be used to provide district-wide equipment, safety improvements, textbooks, technology, improvements to the middle school athletic fields and classrooms for secondary students.
Josh Driskell, president of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, urged voters to support the measure.
“Jenks Public Schools are recognized among the best in the state and nation thanks to the continued support of the community,” he said. “These projects will continue to provide the excellent return on investment we’ve all come to expect.”
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 14.
In her entertaining and informative talk “Put Your Best Voice Forward,” Rena Cook shares insights on the correlation between voice and success.
The luncheon will take place at noon on Feb. 15 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.
Tracing her history from Jenks High School drama teacher, to university professor, to internationally-acclaimed voice and speech trainer, Rena shares strategies and techniques that will have you speaking more confidently, breathing more deeply and standing a little straighter.
She holds an MA in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and an MFA in Directing from OU.
We had a great evening celebrating the achievements of 2016 and looking forward to 2017! Congratulations to all those nominated for awards- our winners were:
Young Professional of the Year: Cody Brumley, FBC Jenks
New Business of the Year: FlyingTee
Retailer of the Year: Biergarten Wine & Spirits
Restaurant/Bar of the Year: The Cigar Box Whiskey Bar & Tap House
Community Impact Award: Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO)
Business of the Year: Tedford Insurance
Ed Gerchman Leadership Award: Pat Thomas
The George Tedford Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jenks High School’s Sarah Thiessen, and Jenks Public Schools Chief Information Officer Bonnie Richert Rogers was honored for her service as her service on the Chamber’s Board of Directors ended. Craig Bowman celebrated a successful year as Chair of the Board of Directors, and Greg Helms of Gshelms & Associates Architecture was inaugurated as 2017 chair.
Special thanks to Josh Stout for donating this year’s silent auction piece. “Purgatory” is a 10″x20″ original oil on canvas knife painting.
About Josh:After his steady rise and scorching sales record, Oklahoma artist Josh Stout continues to catch the attention of collectors across the US. As one of the top selling regional artists, Josh has a packed calendar… from booking shows and fundraisers, to speaking and demonstrating live at events across the area, or maybe its just supporting 1 of his 5 children at the local basketball game.
Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell has been chosen as Chair-elect of the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives group.
Known as OCCE, the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives is a professional development organization for chamber leaders across the state. Its members strive to encourage the highest professional standards for men and women in chamber of commerce management.
Driskell was elected at the annual conference in Shawnee Nov. 2. He will assume the chairmanship following the 2017 conference.
Jenks Mayor Kelly Dunkerley will deliver the State of the City address at the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s November luncheon.
The luncheon will begin at noon Nov. 16 a the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.
The address will provide an update on several major projects underway in Jenks. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions following the address.
Dunkerley was re-elected to the Jenks city council in 2013 and became mayor in 2015. Prior to his election to city council, Dunkerley served on the Jenks Planning Commission and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, or $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d guests.
RSVP to nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com by 4 p.m. Nov. 14 to attend.
Once a year, for only five nights, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun and just a little spooky Halloween event! HallowMarine 2016 runs from October 27-31, 6:30 to 9:00 each night and features all indoor trick-or-treating, giant pirate-themed inflatables, carnival games, carnival games and a toddler-friendly Pee-Wee Pirate Zone. Guests of all ages will also have the chance to win tickets to a preview event for a new sea turtle exhibit opening next year, by visiting a special selfie station near the construction site.
Tickets for HallowMarine are $10 for adults and $7 for children with members receiving $1 off HallowMarine admission. All prices are discounted from regular Aquarium admission, so it’s a unique chance for everyone to see the largest collection of bull sharks in America, stingrays, otters and hundreds of other aquatic animals. Our sponsors, Cox Communications, TulsaKids Magazine, K12, Dutton Travel and Balancing Act Accounting LLC make HallowMarine possible. For more information please visit our website www.okaquarium.org.