The largest annual Jenks Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Banquet was held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at the Oklahoma Aquarium and was presented by Tedford Insurance. The banquet featured the presentation of awards and the swearing-in of the Chamber’s new board of directors. Attendees enjoyed dinner, a private tour of the Oklahoma Aquarium and a chance to bid on silent auction items. View photos from the event here. Award recipients are listed below:

  • Tedford Memorial Scholarship: Jack Jansen
  • Ambassadors of the Year: Sarah Takmil (City of Jenks) and Laura Long (Oklahoma Aquarium)
  • Young Professional of the Year: Adam Abel, Arvest
Award nominees:
Adam Abel, Arvest Bank
Sarah Clavin, Miller Swim School
Laura Long, Oklahoma Aquarium
Mitchell Sims, Nesso Business Solutions
Heather Turner, Anthem Road Academy
  • New Business of the Year: Hargrove-Marker Funeral and Cremation Services
Award nominees:
Bridges Mercantile
Casey’s General Store
Fulkerson & Crews
Got Wood Axe Throwing
Hargrove Marker Funeral & Cremation Services
Smitty’s Garage
WeThrive Counseling Center
  • Bar of the Year: FlyingTee
Award nominees:
Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina
Smitty’s 118 Tavern
  • Restaurant of the Year: Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili
Award nominees:
Andolini’s Pizzeria
Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina
Sonic Drive-In
Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili
Ted’s Cafe Escondido
  • Retailer of the Year: Belk
Award nominees:
Got Wood Axe Throwing
Sam’s Club
The Pink Lily
  • Community Impact Award: First Baptist Church Jenks
Award nominees:
Anthem Road Academy
Sarah Clavin
First Baptist Church Jenks
Marellie Robinson
St. John Clinic Jenks
Tedford Insurance
  • Business of the Year: Oklahoma Aquarium
Award nominees:
Center for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Excellence
Gateway Mortgage Group
Main Event
Oklahoma Aquarium
Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort
  • Ed Gerchman Leadership Award: Dr. Ross Clark, Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort