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Jenks pursuing antiques, arts district.

Now plans are under way to build upon that theme by developing an Antiques and Arts District in conjunction with Jenks Public Schools and its performing arts center, film program, planetarium and new fine arts facilities.

The City Council approved the submission of a $2,000 grant application to the Oklahoma Arts Council on Monday night to develop an Antiques and Arts District in downtown Jenks.

The grant would be matched by the city and administered by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation.

Read more from this Tulsa World article here.

Community Foundation leader to address chamber luncheon

Connecting donors in the Jenks community to the causes they care about has always been the mission of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation.

At the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s May luncheon, hear from JCCCF President Mike Wallace as he lays out the future of the organization and projects currently underway.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by chamber and community leaders in 2006.

Since its inception, it has raised funds to construct Veterans Park, sponsors Leadership Jenks and Art on Main, provides annual scholarships for Jenks High School students and assists in capital needs for the chamber.

Mike Wallace is currently serving on the board of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce and has been on the board of the Community Foundation since its inception. Wallace has been a developer in Jenks for more than 20 years.

The luncheon will be Wednesday, May 16 at noon at the Holiday Inn Express in Jenks.

To attend the luncheon, RSVP to the Jenks Chamber of Commerce by Monday, May 14 at 4 p.m. E-mail reservations to info@jenkschamber.com or call (918) 299-5005.

Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, visit JenksChamber.com

Evening by the River

The annual Evening by the River event will be held on Tuesday, May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m at the Melting Pot in Jenks.
Come enjoy an evening out featuring live music and fondue.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any Jenks Chamber Ambassador or by contacting the Chamber.
For more information contact us at (918) 299-5005.

Trash Bash

The Jenks “Trash Bash” will be held on Saturday, May 12.

Tickets are available at the Jenks Water Department for $5.

1 ticket equals 1 load full of trash.

For more details contact the City of Jenks at 918-299-5883.

Chamber, city advocate for region at state capitol

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce joined dozens of regional partners Wednesday, April 25 at the state capitol as part of the One Voice Regional Day at the Capitol.
Jenks was represented by Jenks city councilors and city staff, chamber staff and business representatives. In all, some 225 business leaders from the area attended.
Education funding, transportation funding and the governor’s quick action closing fund were among the issues discussed.
“This has been a great process for the region,” Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell said. “Instead of Jenks, Bixby, Tulsa, Glenpool, Broken Arrow and other municipalities going to the capitol with possibly hundreds of issues, we all band together and speak with one voice for ten issues we all sign on to support.”
Driskell said he appreciated some of the Jenks Chamber members who attended, including representatives from Continental Wire Cloth, Citizens Security Bank, State Farm Insurance, Public Service Company of Oklahoma and LaFarge.

Construction update on K Place

On Friday, April 27, the detour on K Place from Elm St. to 5th St. will be reversed. This change will begin Friday morning and should be complete by the early afternoon. After the change all traffic flow on K Place will be EASTBOUND.

 The first phase of construction on the westbound lane will include grading, excavation,installing storm drains, curbs and gutters. This phase will also include sand on the subgrade of asphalt on the eastbound lane. Traffic will be one-way eastbound while they work on the westbound lane. Access to the driveways and side streets north of K Place will be under construction but will be accessible. North access from K Place may be delayed or temporarily closed due to construction activity.

Live music, extended hours set for Third Thursday

The monthly Third Thursday shopping event, organized by the Jenks Main Street Merchants group, is set for April 19.

In addition to extended store hours, the group has added a live music element to the recurring event. This month, Tim Casey will be the featured act and will appear at Juanita’s Fine Cooked Mexican, located at 120 E Main St.

Shops will stay open until 8 p.m. and the live music will last from 5-7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this free event and stroll Jenks’ historic Main Street.

Main Street is home to shops which provide a unique variety of antiques, eclectic gifts and furniture.

Door prizes will also be given away to people in attendance.

For more information, contact Sherry Bonner at the Pink Lily at 918-299-5553.