The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Craig Bowman Farmers Insurance back as the title sponsor for the fifth annual Jenks America Food Truck Festival. The festival will take place May 6 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Main Street Jenks between First and Third Streets.
The Jenks America Food Truck Festival draws more than 10,000 visitors annually to downtown Jenks to enjoy the charming downtown and sample the region’s most popular food trucks, live local music and shopping.
Craig Bowman Farmers Insurance will also be bringing back the popular kids zone to provide family fun for all ages.
A new presidential administration means changes to rules and regulations that impact businesses of all sizes. Join human resource law expert Rebecca Stewart March 15 to make sure your business doesn’t get left behind.
Stewart will provide an overview of several major changes to look for that will affect both employers and employees in the coming year.
Stewart is a Senior Human Resource and Compliance Specialist at Tedford Insurance, where she helps clients of all sizes maximize the partnership between employers and employees. She has prior experience in the energy, finance and healthcare industries.
The luncheon will take place at noon March 15 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.
The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d guests.
RSVP to nick.demoss(at)jenkschamber.com to attend.
The Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors voted at their last meeting to support the Feb. 14 Jenks Public Schools bond election.
The bonds are not projected to increase taxes. The Feb. 14 vote will include two bond issues totaling $10.4 million. Bond funds will be used to provide district-wide equipment, safety improvements, textbooks, technology, improvements to the middle school athletic fields and classrooms for secondary students.
Josh Driskell, president of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, urged voters to support the measure.
“Jenks Public Schools are recognized among the best in the state and nation thanks to the continued support of the community,” he said. “These projects will continue to provide the excellent return on investment we’ve all come to expect.”
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 14.
In her entertaining and informative talk “Put Your Best Voice Forward,” Rena Cook shares insights on the correlation between voice and success.
The luncheon will take place at noon on Feb. 15 at the Hive, 115 S. First St. in Jenks.
Tracing her history from Jenks High School drama teacher, to university professor, to internationally-acclaimed voice and speech trainer, Rena shares strategies and techniques that will have you speaking more confidently, breathing more deeply and standing a little straighter.
She holds an MA in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and an MFA in Directing from OU.
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.
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.