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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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Presenting Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors

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Business Sponsors

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Food Sponsor

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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Nominations now open for Chamber awards

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Do you know a person or business who deserves to be honored at the 2017 Inaugural Banquet? Now’s the time to nominate them!

There are six nomination forms available:

Community Impact Award

Restaurant of the Year

New Business of the Year

Retailer of the Year

Business of the Year

Young Professional of the Year

Click the links above to download the nomination form for each award.

Nominations are due December 20. Nominees will be notified and will have until Jan. 5 to return the award applications.

Finalists for each award will be notified the week of January 9, and the winners will be announced at the Inaugural Banquet on Jan. 19 at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

Driskell named chair-elect of statewide board

Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell has been chosen as Chair-elect of the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives group.

Known as OCCE, the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives is a professional development organization for chamber leaders across the state. Its members strive to encourage the highest professional standards for men and women in chamber of commerce management.

Driskell was elected at the annual conference in Shawnee Nov. 2. He will assume the chairmanship following the 2017 conference.

State of the City luncheon November 16

Jenks Mayor Kelly Dunkerley will deliver the State of the City address at the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s November luncheon.

The luncheon will begin at noon Nov. 16 a the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.

The address will provide an update on several major projects underway in Jenks. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions following the address.

Dunkerley was re-elected to the Jenks city council in 2013 and became mayor in 2015. Prior to his election to city council, Dunkerley served on the Jenks Planning Commission and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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

RSVP to nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com by 4 p.m. Nov. 14 to attend.

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HallowMarine returns October 27-31

Once a year, for only five nights, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun and just a little spooky Halloween event! HallowMarine 2016 runs from October 27-31, 6:30 to 9:00 each night and features all indoor trick-or-treating, giant pirate-themed inflatables, carnival games, carnival games and a toddler-friendly Pee-Wee Pirate Zone. Guests of all ages will also have the chance to win tickets to a preview event for a new sea turtle exhibit opening next year, by visiting a special selfie station near the construction site.

Tickets for HallowMarine are $10 for adults and $7 for children with members receiving $1 off HallowMarine admission. All prices are discounted from regular Aquarium admission, so it’s a unique chance for everyone to see the largest collection of bull sharks in America, stingrays, otters and hundreds of other aquatic animals. Our sponsors, Cox Communications, TulsaKids Magazine, K12, Dutton Travel and Balancing Act Accounting LLC make HallowMarine possible. For more information please visit our website www.okaquarium.org.

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.