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Leadership Jenks Class 29 taking applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 29th class of Leadership Jenks, the state’s longest-running leadership program. jenks_leadership_color logo clear background

Leadership Jenks is designed to identify and engage emerging leaders in the Jenks community. It is a joint program of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, the City of Jenks, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the business community.

Click here to download the application.

Classes will begin in October.

Art on Main applications now available

Oklahoma artists are invited to apply for Art on Main, Jenks’ premier art event on Oct. 10. ArtonMainThe festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for the artist application.

Click here for the winery application.

Art on Main is a one-day celebration of Oklahoma art, wine and music. Featuring artists from across the state, Art on Main, which celebrated its 11th year in 2014, includes art from many mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and more.

Below is the timeline of application deadlines:

Aug. 14

Early-bird deadline ($35 application fee)

Aug. 28

Early-bird applicants notified of acceptance status by email. Artist Agreements will be sent to artists who have been accepted. Please do not call.

September 11

Final application deadline ($45 application fee if application postmarked after Aug. 14).

September 18

Normal admission artists notified of acceptance status. Notification of acceptance status will be sent by email. Artist Agreements will be sent to artists who have been accepted. Please do not call.

September 30

Deadline for accepted artists to commit to exhibit and return a signed exhibitor contract and nonrefundable payment. ($50 surcharge if electricity is needed) Do not mail a check with your initial application.

More than two dozen members named ‘Best of the best’

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Congratulations to the more than two dozen members of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce honored in this month’s Oklahoma Magazine.

From the magazine:

“Whether it’s stellar customer service, quality, expertise, reliability, personality or all of the above, these chefs, designers, hair salons, stores, music venues, doctors, restaurants and more have been named the best by our readers.”

Best CEO: Chet Cadieux, QuikTrip. www.quiktrip.com

Best meteorologist: Travis Meyer, KOTV www.newson6.com

Best architect, commercial firm: Selser Schaefer Architects www.selserschaefer.com

Best heating and air: Air Comfort Solutions www.aircomfortok.com/

Best home builder: Brian D. Wiggs Homes www.briandwiggs.com

Best pool designer: Baker Pools www.bakerpoolsok.com

Best real estate company: Coldwell Banker, McGraw Realtors, Keller Williams Realty

www.coldwellbanker.com, www.mcgrawrealtors.com, www.kw.com

Best security: TNT Security Services www.asgsecurity.com/tntsecurity.html

Best bank: Bank of Oklahoma, Arvest Bank, MidFirst Bank

www.bok.com, www.arvest.com, www.midfirst.com

Best funeral service: Fitzgerald Funeral Services www.southwoodcolonialchapel.com

Best hair salon: Bella Vita Spa and Salon www.bellavitaspaandsalon.com

Best home and auto insurance: State Farm Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Allstate Insurance

www.statefarm.com www.farmers.com www.allstate.com

Best investment firm: Edward Jones www.edwardjones.com

Best staffing agency: Express Employment Professionals www.expresspros.com

Best veterinarian/animal hospital: VCA Woodland Animal Hospital www.woodlandwestanimalhospital.com

Best dentist: Dr. Andrew Carletti www.carlettidds.com

Best grocery store/market: Reasor’s Foods www.reasors.com

Best pet supply store: Southern Agriculture www.southernagriculture.com

Best casino: River Spirit Casino, Osage Casino www.riverspirittulsa.com www.osagecasinos.com

Best professional sports team: Tulsa Drillers www.tulsadrillers.com

Best margarita: Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina www.loscabosok.com

Best outside dining: Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina, Waterfront Grill www.loscabosok.com www.waterfrontgrilljenks.com

Best pizza: Mazzios www.mazzios.com

Best salsa: Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina www.loscabosok.com

Click here to view the full list from Oklahoma Magazine.

 

 

Discover Jenks ad space now available

Chamber staff are now taking reservations for advertising space in the 2015-16 edition of Discover Jenks, the definitive guide to all things Jenks. Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 4.23.21 PM

Distributed annually, the guide is given to new residents, locals and tourists from around the country as an introduction to the Jenks community.

Discover Jenks is also a one-of-a-kind opportunity for local businesses to reach some of Jenks’ newest consumers. Magazines are included in all New Resident Packets, and are given out at the local festivals, as well as at area businesses.

Click here to view advertising prices and more details about the guide.

Click here to view last year’s guide.

For questions, or to reserve your ad, email Kristen Bales at Kristen.Bales (at) jenkschamber.com, or call 918-299-5005.

JPD announces traffic plan for July 4

Traffic PlanThe Jenks Police Department has released their traffic plan for July 4 festivities in Jenks.

The 96th Street Bridge will be closed from 8:30 PM until approximately 10:30 PM on July 4, 2015.

  1. All traffic north of the Riverwalk main entrance will be directed to the North Riverwalk exit. That traffic will be directed westbound on “K” Pl (91st St) towards the 4 way stop at Elm (Peoria) and “K” Pl. Traffic will be directed to continue westbound towards Elwood Ave and Hwy 75 on “K” Pl.
  1. All traffic south of the Main entrance to Riverwalk Dr. South exit (Los Cabos exit), Waterfront Grill, and First Bank area will be directed out to travel to 9th Street then directed to travel westbound on “A” Street towards the Main and Elm and then continue West on Main Street to Hwy 75. No traffic will be allowed to travel south on Elm Street from Main until the Aquarium Lots have been cleared.

Once the 96TH Street Bridge is reopened (30 minutes to 1 hour after the completion of the fireworks display). Traffic will be redirected to allow for traffic to travel eastbound across the 96th Street Bridge into Tulsa. All west bound traffic will be held for additional time to allow foot traffic to cross.

  1. All traffic south of Aquarium Pl\ Apache, in the Aquarium area will be directed to travel westbound on 101ST Street. With the right lane directed to travel southbound on Elm or to enter the west bound Creek Turnpike, Left Lane will be directed to travel southbound on Elm or enter the eastbound Creek Turnpike. No traffic will be allowed to travel North bound on Elm Street from 101st Street to avoid additional congestion in the Main and Elm Area.

Aquarium Pl/ Apache Pl will be closed to avoid further congestion in the 9th & Main and Main & Elm Area. All traffic will be directed to travel West on Aquarium Dr/ 101st Street towards Elm Street.

This plan will help to allow us to quickly and safely reduce the traffic congestion within the event and downtown area.

 

Public meeting to address river, Vision projects

Jenks residents are invited to a public meeting with city councilors to discuss future projects in the city.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. June 29 in the community room of Jenks City Hall, 211 N. Elm St.

Topics will include Jenks’ role in regional river development and local project ideas for a proposed three-tenths of a cent Vision 2025 extension.

Jenks Mayor Kelly Dunkerley said the meeting is a valuable opportunity for residents to provide feedback to city leadership.

“These meetings allow Jenks residents be involved in the process of shaping our community’s future,” he said. “I encourage anyone interested in learning more about Jenks’ development to attend.”

For questions, contact Jenks City Hall at 918-299-5883.

Chamber members honored at Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes

Two Jenks Chamber of Commerce members were honored this month at the Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes.

Brian D. Wiggs Homes took first place in the Home Builders Association judging for the $900,000 and above category for a home at 10529 S. Koa St. in Fountain Ridge.

Mike Fretz, Inc. took second place in the $185,000-$219,999 division for a home at 18402 E. 50th Pl. in Stonegate IV.

Media professor to address July 15 luncheon

Branding through customer service will be the focus of July’s Jenks Chamber of Commerce luncheon.Chris Putnam Class 013

Attendees will hear from Chris Putman, assistant professor of communications and media at Oral Roberts University. Putman will share techniques to help business owners establish a solid brand and raise awareness with their target audience.

The luncheon will begin at noon July 15 at the Holiday Inn Express in Jenks. The cost is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. RSVP to nick.demoss@jenkschamber.com to attend.

Putman has taught branding, promotions, marketing, graphic design, public relations, social media, publications and business at the university level for nearly two decades.

Putman will cover how to establish a brand and start a relationship with a desired audience and use social media to push forward a product, service or organization.

“I can’t help someone earn a doctorate in marketing in a lunch hour, but I can certainly start the branding thought process and creative customer service conversation,” she said.  “I’m thrilled to share the tools I have in my arsenal, and if I can help the economy of a business, I walk away fulfilled.”

Freedom Fest presenting sponsor announced: Greene Team Agency

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The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2015 Jenks America Freedom Fest is presented by the Greene Team Agency.

The Greene Team Agency is located at 329 S Elm St, Ste. 204 in Jenks, offering insurance for auto, home, business and much more.

Learn more about the Greene Team Agency at their website by clicking here. They can be reached by phone at (918) 645-6000.

In its fourth year, Jenks America Freedom Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Jenks on July 4. Attractions include a kids zone sponsored by Newspring Family Church, the Game On Party Truck, the Dog House food truck, live demonstrations from the Jenks Fire Department and free watermelon, sponsored by the Jenks Kiwanis Club.

Stay updated with the latest developments on the Freedom Fest Facebook Page.

 

 

 

Continental Wire Cloth wins golf tournament

Congratulations to Jenks-based Continental Wire Cloth, winners of the 2015 Sometimes Annual Polecat Golf Tournament.Continental Wire Cloth

The four-man team shot a 57, defeating the second-place BancFirst Jenks team in a playoff.

Mabrey Bank took third place with a 59.

The City of Jenks took home the coveted Kimberly Clark toilet paper consolation prize for their score of 76.

Click here to view photos from the tournament.

The Sometimes Annual Polecat Golf Tournament is sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors

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Eagle Sponsors

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Hole Sponsors

Tulsa Oilers
Tulsa Drillers
Tulsa Roughnecks
Tulsa Airport Authority
Sam’s Club
Rep. Glen Mulready
Sen. Dan Newberry
Anheuser-Busch