Jenks Trojan Athletics names sponsor for posters, schedules

Jenks Trojan Athletics recently announced their partnership with Excite Fundraising to produce sports scheduling products. Products include tickets, printed schedules and posters.

Excite Fundraising will be contacting local businesses selling advertisement space on behalf of the Trojan Athletics department.

Jenks Trojan Athletic Director, Tony Dillingham, explained that Excite Fundraising is the only company authorized by Jenks High School to sell advertisements.

“We appreciate the support given by our community,” Dillingham said. “We will use the money we raise to pay for various activities in our athletic program.”

For information regarding sponsorships, call 918-299-4415.

Chamber President Appointed to National Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 8, 2018                 Contact: Andrew Weller 202-463-5802

Josh Driskell, IOM, Appointed to National Board of Trustees of Institute for Organization Management
A Four-Year Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Washington D.C. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Josh Driskell, IOM, President and CEO of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, to the National Board of Trustees. As a member of the trustees, Driskell will help set the strategic direction of Institute and will take an active role in advancing Institute’s standard operating and curriculum policies.

“Our National Board of Trustees has a rich history of non-profit experience providing Institute with a wide range of perspectives on the challenges facing our industry,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president of Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “These volunteers chart the course for Institute and ensure the program remains on the leading edge of executive level professional development.”

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has educated tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members, and become strong business advocates.

Institute’s 24-member National Board of Trustees serves in an advisory capacity to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has policy-recommending responsibilities. Each trustee is nominated by their peers.

Driskell graduated from Winter Institute at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. in 2017. He has served as President of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce since 2010. A graduate of the University of Tulsa, Driskell currently serves as Chair of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives, a statewide professional development organization for chamber of commerce professionals.

Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

PR – Josh Driskell, IOM

Banquet Award Winners Annouced

Each year at the Inaugural Banquet, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding businesses and leaders in the Jenks community.

There are seven award categories, including: 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.

Additionally, two leadership awards are presented to exceptional leaders in the community.

Congratulations to the nine winners!

Bar of the Year: The Cigar Box

Business of the Year: Tedford Insurance

Community Impact Award: Jenks Public Schools Foundation

New Business of the Year:  Innovative Air Pros

Restaurant of the Year: Gaetano’s Pizzeria and Creamery

Retailer of the Year: The Pink Lily

Young Professional of the Year: Eli Dean

Ed Gerchman Leadership Award: Bonnie Rogers

Tedford Memorial Scholarship: Beauchamp Jansen

BarkWest to open spring 2018

The City of Jenks and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation are proud to partner with the community to open Jenks’ first public dog park, BarkWest.

Located at W. Main St. & Koa St., BarkWest will be nestled among the trees near the existing Park West athletic fields. The 3 acre dog park will feature a fenced area for small dogs, a fenced area for large dogs, sitting areas and water fountains.

Construction of the park will start mid-February and is scheduled to open by late spring 2018.

Donors to the park include:

‘Big Dog’ Supporter: Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort

Major Sponsors: U Dirty Dawg and BancFirst

Gold Sponsors:  the Mike Wallace Family and APAC

Silver Sponsors: Trena Thomas, Marellie Robinson, Stacey Butterfield, and Tulsa Federal Credit Union

Friends of the Park: Cecil’s Tire and Automotive, Thomas Bennett III, Karla Hilst, Kiwanis Club of Jenks America, Joshua Austin, and Robert Lee

Interested in donating? Call 918-299-5005 or visit for more information.

2018 Inaugural Banquet Information

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce 2018 Inaugural Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Aquarium. The 2018 Banquet is presented by TTCU.
The banquet will feature the presentation of awards and the swearing-in of the Chamber’s new board of directors. Attendees will enjoy dinner, a private tour of the Oklahoma Aquarium and a chance to bid on silent auction items.
Corporate table sponsors are available. Sponsorship opportunities may be found here. Contact the Chamber for more information.
Award nominations are now available. Nominations are due Dec. 15. View awards here.
Individual tickets are also available for purchase. Individual tickets are $75.
For more details or to attend, contact the Jenks Chamber of Commerce at 918-299-5005 or email Jessica at

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

For more info, call 918-299-5005 or email

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