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Rep. Bridenstine to address April luncheon

Congressman Jim Bridenstine will be the featured speaker at the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Luncheon on April 19.

The luncheon begins at noon at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.

Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell said the luncheon will be a good opportunity for Jenks residents and business owners to meet with their representative.

We’re looking forward to hosting Congressman Bridenstine and look forward to his insight on the goings on in Washington D.C. under the new presidential administration,” Driskell said.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d guests.

RSVP to nick.demoss@jenkschamber.com by 5 p.m. April 17 to attend.

Jenks Community Egg Hunt set for April 15

The Jenks Ministerial Alliance will host the annual Jenks Community Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at the Hunter-Dwelley Stadium located on the central campus of Jenks Public Schools. An anticipated crowd in excess of 500 children will be present to gather 6,000 pre-filled eggs in three age categories. The Egg Hunt schedule is as follows:

Egg Hunt time will be 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Staggered starting times:

Birth – Pre-school ages: 10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Grades 1-3 … 10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Grades 4-6 … 11 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

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What to bring:

Kids need to bring their own baskets or sacks to gather the eggs.

Kids can keep all the plastic eggs they gather.

Merchants can bring coupons already placed in plastic eggs to River Oaks Christian Church by April 12 to be distributed among the 6,000 eggs.

Inflatables and extra prizes will also be at the Egg Hunt.

Craig Bowman Farmers Insurance returns as food truck festival title sponsor

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Craig Bowman Farmers Insurance back as the title sponsor for the fifth annual Jenks America Food Truck Festival. The festival will take place May 6 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Main Street Jenks between First and Third Streets.

The Jenks America Food Truck Festival draws more than 10,000 visitors annually to downtown Jenks to enjoy the charming downtown and sample the region’s most popular food trucks, live local music and shopping.

Craig Bowman Farmers Insurance will also be bringing back the popular kids zone to provide family fun for all ages.

Sponsorships are still available.

Click here to find out how your business can get involved with one of Jenks’ most popular festivals.

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Jenks America Food Truck Festival Returns May 6

Jenks’ fastest-growing festival returns May 6 for a day of food, music and fun on Main Street.

The Jenks America Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on  Saturday, May 6 in downtown Jenks, between First and Third Streets.

The festival brings together the region’s hottest food trucks, local musicians and artists in the unique setting of Main Street Jenks to showcase the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of the downtown area.

Want to get involved? Click here for sponsorship information.

Want to enter your food truck? Download the application here.

Are you an artist or artisan? Download the non-food vendor application here.

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March luncheon: What to expect in employee relations this year

A new presidential administration means changes to rules and regulations that impact businesses of all sizes. Join human resource law expert Rebecca Stewart March 15 to make sure your business doesn’t get left behind.

Stewart will provide an overview of several major changes to look for that will affect both employers and employees in the coming year.

Stewart is a Senior Human Resource and Compliance Specialist at Tedford Insurance, where she helps clients of all sizes maximize the partnership between employers and employees. She has prior experience in the energy, finance and healthcare industries.

The luncheon will take place at noon March 15 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d guests.

RSVP to nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com to attend.

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Chamber board endorses school bond

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.

Click here to confirm your registration, find your polling place and view sample ballots. 

February Luncheon: ‘Put Your Best Voice Forward’

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.

Learn more about Rena here.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d guests.

RSVP to nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com by 5 p.m. Feb. 13 to attend.

Leaders celebrate 2016, look ahead to 2017

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.

See photos here.

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Coldwell Banker Select – Barbara Bilby

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.

“Purgatory” 10″x20″ Oil on Canvas, created with knife blades

To learn more about the artist, visit joshstoutart.com.

Chamber president receives IOM designation

Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell graduated last week from the Institute for Organization Management, receiving his official IOM designation.

The IOM designation signifies an individual has completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

The Institute for Organization Management is a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Driskell attended and graduated from the program at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. He was also honored as the speaker on behalf of his graduating class.

Learn more about the IOM program here.

January Luncheon to feature State of the Schools address

Jenks Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield will deliver her annual State of the Schools address at the Chamber’s luncheon on Jan. 18.

The luncheon will begin at noon at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

Dr. Butterfield will provide an update on several major projects underway in the district, as well as a look ahead for Jenks Public Schools.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d attendees.

The deadline to RSVP is 5 p.m. Jan. 16. RSVP to nick.demoss@jenkschamber.com to attend.

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