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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

 

Freedom Fest returns July 4

Jenks residents and visitors are invited to Main Street on July 4 for a day of fun, food and entertainment.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Jenks. Festivities include live music, food trucks, local vendors and free watermelon. Newspring Family Church will also host a kids zone at Second and Main featuring inflatables and water games.

Contact Nick DeMoss, vice president for communications and programs, at 918-299-5005 to find out how your business can gain exposure while supporting this popular community event.

Leadership Jenks Class XXVIII graduates

Congratulations to members of the 28th class of Leadership Jenks who graduated June 4.

Graduates attended eight months of classes giving them the tools to serve as effective leaders and community advocates in Jenks. Congratulations to these outstanding graduates:

Ben Clark

Miranda Calhoun

Eli Dean

Seth Duck

Travis Fulkerson

Laura Gray

Ryan Greenwood

Elizabeth Inbody

Callie James

Mary Kell

Kristie Loffer

Aaron McNulty

Kristin Moore

Greg Ostrum

Melodee Rinkel

Emalee Serviss

Josh Sparkman

Heather Turner

Monica Webb

Heidi Williams

Mark Yearout

Leadership Jenks is a joint community leadership building program organized and co-sponsored by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce and the City of Jenks. All expenses associated with the program are sponsored by the local business community, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Jenks.

District attorney to address May luncheon

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler will address the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon May 20.

The luncheon will begin at noon at the Holiday Inn Express in Jenks.

Kunzweiler was elected district attorney in November. His career spans 25 years as a prosecutor, serving as Chief of Criminal Prosecution under District Attorney Tim Harris prior to his election.

As district attorney, Kunzweiler supervises approximately 50 attorneys and 50 support staff who prosecute criminals, advocate for crime victims and promote crime prevention.

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

RSVP to nick.demoss@jenkschamber.com by 4 p.m. May 18 to attend.