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Bank of Oklahoma announces new Jenks banking center

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.

Leadership Jenks Class 30 Announced

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

Terri Long

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

Amy Vargus,

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.

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Jenks breaks ground on Downtown Commons

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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.”

Click here to see photos from the ceremony.

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Editor’s Note:

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.

Aquarium Drive to close during construction

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.

Downtown Commons park project moves forward

The City of Jenks, Jenks Public Schools, and Tulsa County are partnering to construct the Downtown Commons Park and two new parking lots in downtown Jenks. Tulsa County Vision 2025 is funding the project.

The first phase of the project, 75 new parking spaces at A Street and 1st Street and B Street and 3rd Street, is complete. The second phase of the project includes the construction of the Downtown Commons Park. The park will provide public green space for community and school events as well as new parking at 2nd Street and the adjacent alley.

Beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 the existing municipal parking lot located on A Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets will be closed along with the alley north of Main Street for the construction of the new Downtown Commons Park.

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Leadership Jenks applications now available

Jenks residents and employees of Jenks companies are encouraged to apply for this year’s class of Leadership Jenks.

Leadership Jenks 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 local businesses.

Participants will hear from a variety of community leaders on topics including government, education, the business community and more.

For questions, email nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com.

Click here to download the Leadership Jenks application.

Lt. Gov. to address September luncheon

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will address the September luncheon of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon will take place at noon Sept. 21 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

Lamb was elected lieutenant governor in 2010, and re-elected in 2014. Prior to his election, Lamb served as a state senator, worked for Governor Frank Keating and was a special agent with the United States Secret Service.

As a member of the Governor Mary Fallin’s cabinet, Lamb serves as an advocate for small businesses across Oklahoma.

RSVP to nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com by 4 p.m. Sept. 19 to attend.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, or $20 for non-members and those who do not RSVP.

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