Chamber member Giles Law is seeking part time legal office help. Some experience is required. Hours are flexible. Please send resumes to joyce(at)gileslawtulsa.com.
Do you know a person or business who deserves to be honored at the 2017 Inaugural Banquet? Now’s the time to nominate them!
There are six nomination forms available:
Click the links above to download the nomination form for each award.
Nominations are due December 20. Nominees will be notified and will have until Jan. 5 to return the award applications.
Finalists for each award will be notified the week of January 9, and the winners will be announced at the Inaugural Banquet on Jan. 19 at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
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.
Jenks, OK (Sept. 27, 2016) — Today, Bank of Oklahoma announced a new banking center will be constructed in Jenks’ Haddington Square shopping center at 111th and Elm. It is the first new construction for Bank of Oklahoma in Jenks. The company has had a banking center in the Jenks Reasor’s since September 2004. Bank of Oklahoma joins Haddington Square tenants Walmart Neighborhood Market and Kum & Go.
Bank officials and guests were joined by Jenks Mayor Kelly Dunkerley and members of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to break ground on the new location.
“Bank of Oklahoma is a strong community partner. Investments like this show the strength of the Jenks market and Bank of Oklahoma’s commitment to Jenks,” said Josh Driskell, president of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.
Bank of Oklahoma worked with Architects Ink to create the modern look and functional design, which includes two video drive-through lanes, a drive-through, full-service digital ATM lane, a night drop for commercial clients, meeting rooms, and offices for mortgage and investment representatives. The estimated completion date is March 2017.
“For Bank for Oklahoma, Jenks is much more than just a place to do business,” said Greg Wagner, Bank of Oklahoma branch delivery manager. “Many Bank of Oklahoma employees call Jenks home and have children in Jenks schools. So it is with particular pride that we announce that this will be the site for Bank of Oklahoma’s first traditional, full-service banking center in Jenks.”
Wagner said the influx of commercial and residential growth on the south side of Jenks made Haddington Square a convenient location for the bank’s growing South Tulsa client base.
“Jenks is experiencing such an exciting and unique time of both residential and commercial growth. Now is the perfect time for Bank of Oklahoma to expand our space and offer all the amenities that come with a full-sized banking center to both residents and businesses in Jenks and the surrounding communities,” said Wagner.
In the past year, Bank of Oklahoma has added new banking centers in several communities across Oklahoma. In September 2015, Bank of Oklahoma broke ground on a new banking center in Broken Arrow’s Hillside Crossings shopping center. The bank also opened new banking centers in Norman, Edmond and Warr Acres in 2016.
About BOK Financial Corporation
BOK Financial Corporation is a $32 billion regional financial services company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company’s stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the Global Select market listings (symbol: BOKF). BOK Financial’s holdings include BOKF, NA, BOK Financial Securities, Inc. and The Milestone Group, Inc. BOKF, NA operates TransFund, Cavanal Hill Investment Management, BOK Financial Asset Management, Inc. and seven banking divisions: Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Bank of Arkansas, Bank of Kansas City, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas and Colorado State Bank and Trust. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and an electronic funds transfer network. For more information, visit www.bokf.com.
Applications are now available to participate in the Jenks Kiwanis Christmas Parade.
The parade will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 19.
Applications are due by Nov. 14 with the $30 entry fee included.
For questions, call Marellie Robinson at 918-636-1868 or email marellie2(at)aol.com.
The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is please to announce the 30th class of Leadership Jenks.
Jeff Brown, AEP PSO
Steven Bullard, McGraw Realtors
Robert Carrasco, AEP PSO
Renee Daugherty, Oklahoma State University
Karen Earle, Cox Media
Linda Floyd, Specialty Pharmacy Management
Rudy Freese, First United Methodist Church
Shawna Hughes, Tulsa Federal Credit Union
Gene Jiles, AEP PSO
Gary Kirk, Innovative Air Pros
Ashtyn Lancaster, BancFirst
Ryan Law, Grace Living Centers
Andrea McNulty, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and Keller Williams
Sherman Merchant, Jenks Public Schools
Jacob Miller, AEP PSO
Erin Oller, Hillcrest Medical Center
Natalie Payne, Winfield Property Management
Jeff Pense, 180 Kitchen and Bath Design
Mark Petrich, Hall, Estill
Sam Sebo, Allan Edwards, Inc.
Ray Stephens, Tivo
Christa Sutherland, Kimberly Clark
Jonathan Walter, Jackie Cooper Imports
Joe Weaver, Williams Company
Kimberlee Whiteman, BOK Financial
Derek Williamson, Tulsa Tech
Shawna Young, Tulsa Federal Credit Union
The goal of Leadership Jenks is to identify and motivate emerging leaders in the community. The program is a joint program organized and co-sponsored by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the City of Jenks. All expenses associated with the program are sponsored by the Chamber, Foundation, City and community businesses. Participants learn about the key components that make the community function including the City of Jenks, Jenks Public Schools, the business community and more.
City leaders and school board members broke ground on Tuesday, September 20, for the development of the Jenks Downtown Commons. The ceremony took place at the construction site for the park, which is currently a parking lot owned by Jenks Public Schools, at 220 E. A Street.
The primary goal of the project is to provide public green space and a gathering place for Jenks residents, students and visitors at a location near downtown Jenks and Jenks High School. Additionally, the park and two recently completed parking lots will increase public parking downtown Jenks.
“Jenks City Council and Jenks Public Schools share a vision to connect the high school campus and downtown Jenks so students, parents, employees, Jenks citizens and visitors have easy access to education, culture, arts, music and athletic activities,” said Jenks’ Mayor Kelly Dunkerley. “This public park, along with other improvements to the downtown Jenks area such as the Hive arts building and planned alleyway improvements, enhance the connection between Jenks Public Schools and downtown Jenks.”
The park will feature a stage, green space, public restrooms, bike racks and additional parking. The project also includes upgrades to the alleyways including lighting, paving and landscaping.
Demolition construction began on September 6, 2016, and will be completed in early 2017. Construction of the Jenks Downtown Commons is being funded via Vision 2025 funds.
“Parks support public health, the economy, the environment, education and community cohesion,” said school board president Melissa Abdo. “All of Jenks and Jenks Public Schools will benefit from the addition of this park. We are thrilled to be a partner on this project and to have this type of space in our community.”
In November 2015, the Vision Authority approved the City of Jenks Downtown Park project, which consisted of the construction of:
- An event park at 220 East A Street that includes a stage, green space, public restrooms, bike racks, and public parking spaces.
- Public parking lot at 312 East B Street.
- Public parking lot on A Street immediately east of the rail tracks (110 West A Street).
It has been determined that school and community events at the park and general downtown vicinity would benefit from improvements to alleyways and streets. Such improvements include but are not limited to the installation of removable bollards on adjacent streets and alleyways, improved lighting, pavement improvements, sidewalk installation and upgrades and landscaping.
Due to construction activity on the Creek Turnpike off ramps, Aquarium Drive/101st Street from First Street (at the railroad tracks) to Elm St. will be close throughout the remainder of the construction process on this project.
Access to the Oklahoma Aquarium with be a detour north to Main St. then east to 9th St. then north to Aquarium Drive at the entrance to Riverwalk Crossing. Signs are in place for this detour route.
For questions, contact the City of Jenks at 918-299-5005.