City sets Vision2 public discussion

The City of Jenks will hold a public discussion on the proposed Vision2 tax package on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m at Jenks City Hall, 211 N. Elm.
Vision2 is a $748.8 million, 13-year plan to extend Tulsa County’s 0.6 percent Vision 2025 sales tax.  The proposed extension would start when the current tax expires on Jan. 1, 2017 and last through Dec. 31, 2029.
The vote will occur countywide on Tuesday, November 6.
According to projections, Jenks would receive $9.2 million in funds for local projects.

Hallowmarine seeking Organization Sponsors

Once a year, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun, indoor alternative to traditional Halloween activities. HallowMarine 2012 will feature our ever-popular mermaid and pirate divers, a giant pirate ship bounce house, a Pee-Wee Pirate Zone just for the little ones, plenty of games and activities and, of course, plenty of candy on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Also, new this year, a special Glow in the Dark Sleepover just for kids 12 and up on Saturday night, October 27th.  It’s the only place around where visitors can shake hands with a friendly pirate or two and leave with the biggest bag of loot on dry land!  Best of all, the Oklahoma Aquarium exhibits remain open during the festivities, so it’s two splashes of fun in one!  Your organization is invited to become part of the excitement by joining us as a leading sponsor or participant on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Please see the attachment for more information.



City of Jenks sets public discussion for Vision 2 at tonight’s council meeting

The City of Jenks will have a public discussion regarding Vision2 at its city council meeting this evening.
According to the Tulsa World, Vision2 is “A $748.8 million, 13-year plan to extend Tulsa County’s 0.6 percent Vision 2025 sales tax was rolled out August 9. The proposed extension would start when the current tax expires, Jan. 1, 2017, and last through Dec. 31, 2029.”
The vote will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 6 countywide.
According to projections, Jenks would receive $9.2 million in funding for local projects.
The Jenks City Council meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight at Jenks City Hall, 211 N. Elm.

The meeting is open to the public.

Vision2 to be topic of chamber’s September luncheon

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to elect a new president and members of Congress. Voters in Tulsa County will also decide the fate of a proposed extension of Vision 2025.
Vision2, as it has been called, will be the topic of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s September luncheon.
Speakers will discuss the proposal, including what it entails, and will also answer questions about the ballot proposal.
“We hope our chamber members and those in the community are able to attend this meeting,” said Jenks Chamber President Josh Driskell. “This will be an ideal opportunity to learn more about the proposal and have any questions answered.”
The luncheon will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 at noon. It will take place at the Jenks High School Math and Science Center on the third floor.
Cost to attend is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
To attend, RSVP to or call 918.299.5005 by Monday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.
For more information about the chamber and for links to more information about Vision2, visit


You may also check out more details at the Vision2 Facebook page.

Focal Point Artists Studio hosts Open House

Focal Point Artists Studio and Gallery is proud to announce their open house at their new location at 108B East Main Street. There will lots of food and art to enjoy!

The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 20 from 4 p.m to 7 p.m.

Come visit the artists and see the gallery at their new home.

Global Vision to Honor Jenks Superintendent, OU

From Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers:

Dr. Kirby A Lehman, Jenks Public Schools superintendent, and the University of Oklahoma College of International Studies are this year’s Tulsa Global Alliance Global Vision Award honoree, according to Becky Collins, Tulsa Global Alliance President and CEO.

The honorees will be recognized at the Global Vision Awards Presentation and Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Oaks Country Club, 4101 W. 71st St. S. in Tulsa. The evening includes a 5:30 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. program and dinner, will feature international cuisine, a silent auction with one-of-a-kind items and music by internationally acclaimed pianist, Don Ryan.

For more information about the Global Vision Awards Dinner, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, call 918-591-4750.

Art on Main deadline extended

The deadline for artists to apply for Art on Main has been extended to Friday, Sept. 7.

“We’ve had some artists contact us about getting in the show and being concerned about missing the original deadline,” Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell said. “We decided to bump the deadline back a few weeks to allow those last applications to come in.”

Thousands of art enthusiasts from across the state and region converge on Jenks Main street for this one-of-a-kind show, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 on Jenks Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists displaying mediums like drawings, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood carvings, and many more can apply to enter the art show.

Josh Driskell, President of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce stated, “we want to allow more artists the opportunity to participate and grant them enough time to submit their applications and prepare for the event.”

Wineries are also welcome to participate; nevertheless, spots are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Applications are available online at and may be requested by email at

This year’s featured musical acts will include Barling, Gary Robert Strickland and Michael Rappe.

More information can also be found on Art on Main’s Facebook page as well as on the chamber website.

Cowboy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

The fourth annual Cowboy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs, to be held over six consecutive Saturday mornings starting October 6 at the OSU-Tulsa campus.

“The Cowboy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an intense, resource- and information-packed program where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn how to develop a profitable venture and how to manage the day-to-day operations of a business,” said Nola Miyasaki, director of the Riata Center. “You don’t need any kind of background, you just need an idea. It’s designed to provide tools to take an idea or an existing business to the next level.”

Bootcamp classes are taught by nationally-recognized OSU School of Entrepreneurship faculty members and successful entrepreneurs. Mentoring and coaching also will be provided to individual businesses by the Riata Center consulting staff and MBA students in partnership with Oral Roberts University.

Over the course of the program, participants will learn why it is important to approach venture creation as a process, ways to find entrepreneurial opportunity, the components of a great business concept, the role of a business plan, how to use bookkeeping and accounting to make smarter decisions, ways to leverage
resources, how to manage risk, how to organize a business’s day-to-day activities, how to deal with hiring and outsourcing, and the uses for trademarks and intellectual property.


The Riata Center is accepting applications now, but space is limited. Only the first 55 applicants will be accepted to the program. The fee for the six-week bootcamp is $650 and includes instruction, course materials and networking breakfasts. A limited number of $200 scholarships are available based on financial need.

The scholarship application and the Cowboy Bootcamp registration forms are available online at . For more information, visit or call Misty Stutsman at 405-744-7552.

Street closure on “B” St. beginning August 13

Next week “B” St. between 2nd and 3rd will be closed for construction activities on Monday, August 13th and will be reopened to traffic by the end of the work day on Wednesday, August 15th. Attached is a detour map provided by the contractor. Note that westbound traffic will be detoured to A St. at 3rd St. and eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Birch to F St. during this work.