Tulsa Tech Superintendent to address luncheon

Tulsa Tech Superintendent and CEO Dr. Steve Tiger will address the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’ s August Luncheon.

The luncheon will take place at noon August 17 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

As Superintendent and CEO, Tiger leads an organization with approximately 1,000 full and part-time employees, over 5,000 full-time students, over 30,000 business and industry clients, six campuses and a $150 million dollar budget.

He serves as only the fourth superintendent in Tulsa Tech’s 50-year history.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members.

RSVP to nick.demoss(at) by 4 p.m. August 15 to attend.

RiverWalk Jenks developers continue district growth by unveiling new local favorite

At 8 p.m. Saturday, RiverWalk Jenks developers will unveil a new anchor tenant for their 170,000- square-foot retail and office complex. This Tulsa area restaurant chain has enjoyed strong growth over the last decade, building an international reputation for its iconic cuisine. This new location will bring the resurgent RiverWalk, 300 Riverwalk Terrace, to 93 percent total occupancy.

RiverWalk developers Garrett Mahaney and Brian Paine will announce this new Arkansas River attraction during Saturday’s 8 p.m. intermission in the Rock Out River Concert Series performance by The Jumpshots at the center amphitheater. RiverWalk Communications and Events Director Jessica Dyer will introduce executives of this new tenant company and provide details about its opening.

For those who cannot attend Saturday, B-roll and interviews of company executives will be available Sunday. For more information, please call Jessica Dyer of Emerge Marketing + PR at 539-777- 6087 or email her at jdyer(at)

Aquarium Drive partially closed beginning July 20

Effective July 20, Aquarium Drive/101st St. will be closed for construction from 7th St. to the southernmost entrance to the Oklahoma Aquarium.

Access to the Oklahoma Aquarium from the Creek Turnpike/ OK 364 will be north on Elm to Main St., East on Main St. to 9thSt./Riverfront Drive, North on Riverfront Drive then East on Aquarium Drive.

Access to the Creek Turnpike/ OK 364 from the Oklahoma Aquarium will be North on Aquarium Drive to Riverfront Drive, North on Riverfront Drive to “A” St., West on “A” St. to Cedar St, North on Cedar St. to Main St., West on Main St. to Elm St., South on Elm to the Creek Turnpike/OK 364.

This closure and detour will remain in effect until further notice for construction activity.

Limb drop off available through August 1

The City of Jenks will provide a limb drop-off site through August 1 to help residents dispose of debris from July 14 storms.

The drop-off site is located at 106th and Elm Streets. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Drop-off is limited to Jenks residents only, and residents should be prepared to present proof of residency.

Only tree debris is accepted at the drop-off.

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

Resources following July 14 storms

Click here for a list of resources for Jenks business owners and residents to help navigate the aftermath of the July 14 severe thunderstorms.


PSO has established a webpage to provide the latest updates on electricity restoration efforts.Visit it here.

If you see a downed utility line, assume it is energized and stay away. Report it to PSO at 1-888-216-3523.

You can sign up for PSO Outage Alerts here, which include information on estimated restoration times, and will alert you when power has been restored.

For OG&E power customers, visit their Facebook page for the latest updates:


For Cox customers, visit their website to find contact information via phone, live chat or Twitter.

AT&T customers can visit this webpage to log in with your member information and find out more about outages.


UPDATE: The limb drop-off site has been moved to 106th and Elm Streets. The drop-off site will be open through August 1. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Jenks Garden Club has some tips on their Facebook page to help maintain tree health for trees damaged by storms.


Businesses who need support on July 15 can come to the Chamber office inside the Hive, 115 S. First St. for access to electricity, wifi and printing.

Art on Main applications now available for 2016 festival


Applications are now available for Art on Main 2016, the award-winning annual festival in downtown Jenks.

Art on Main is a one-day celebration of Oklahoma art, wine and music, drawing thousands of visitors from across the state to Jenks each year.

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in downtown Jenks.

Art on Main features only art, wine and music made by Oklahomans, and has earned the prestigious Redbud Award from the Oklahoma Department of Tourism for its contributions to the state’s tourism industry.

Art on Main is a juried show, and applicants are chosen on the basis of artistic excellence.

Click here to download the artist application. Early-bird applications are due by July 31. All applications must be received by Sept. 12.

Click here for the winery application.

To apply to be a musical artist, email art(at)

Art on Main is sponsored by:


July luncheon: What do the new overtime rules mean for you?

July’s Monthly Luncheon will focus on helping business owners and employees understand new overtime rules set to take effect later this year.

Human resources specialist Rebecca Stewart will discuss what new Department of Labor rules mean for businesses, how to comply with those rules and what businesses should be doing now to be ready.

Stewart is the senior human resource and compliance specialist at Tedford Insurance.

Stewart is an Oklahoma licensed attorney with extensive background in human resource management at the executive level.

The luncheon will take place at noon July 20 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks. The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members.

RSVP’s are required by July 18 at 4 p.m. Email nick.demoss(at) to attend.

Early voting this week for June 28 election

Early voting will take place June 23 – 25 in advance of the June 28 elections affecting Jenks and surrounding communities, and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 22.

Click here to view sample ballots for the June 28 election.

Absentee Ballot

Deadline to request absentee ballot: Wednesday, June 22nd, 5 p.m.

To request an absentee ballot, please select one of the following links: For voters whose ballots are to be mailed to an address within the contiguous United States. Federal Voting Assistance Program (MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ONLY).

Early Voting

Early voting for the June 28th election will be offered in two locations:

· Tulsa County Election Board – 555 N. Denver

· Hardesty Regional Library – 8316 E. 93rd Street

Early voting dates and times are:

· Thursday, June 23rd — 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

· Friday, June 24th — 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

· Saturday, June 25th — 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Leadership Jenks Class 29 Graduates

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Congratulations to the members of Leadership Jenks Class 29 who graduated June 9.

They are:

Amy Bors
Jonetta Bostic
Cory Box
Debra Brach
Tish Bryan
Lacey Burg
Wendy Carson
Kim Coon
Nia Harrington-Stokes
Coleman Hickman
Nathan Holloway
Michael King
Lindsey Koehling
Jen Lyness
Brendon Maguffee
Brett Mize
John Potter
Dahlia Rainwater
Fred Reid
Stephanie Schrack
Mark Stewart
Steve Struttman
Darian Thomas
Ry Whiteman
Amber Williams
Kasey Wilson

The program is a joint program of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the City of Jenks. There is no charge to participate, thanks to support from these organizations and the business community at large.

The program is sponsored by BancFirst and the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.