Newest member benefit saves on office supplies
The newest members-only benefit provided by the Tulsa Metro Chamber is helping Chamber members save money on the office supplies they use every day to run a successful business.
A new program entered into with Office Depot now allows Tulsa Metro Chamber members the opportunity to participate in the nation’s largest office supply discount program.
Step 1: Sign up
Go to www.tulsachamber.com/officedepot and follow the link to the Office Depot portal to create a new account.
• Access to private website for order placement
• Free next-day delivery of in-stock items for orders over $50
• In-store discounts
• Additional discounts based on order size
• No contract or sign-on fees
Step 2: Order supplies
Shop online or in the store to receive great savings on hundreds of supplies used every day.
Step 3: Save money
Besides deep discounts on a core products list, members will also receive:
• Up to 83 percent off 196 key items on your “Best Buy List”
• Up to 10 percent off retail pricing on general catalog items
• Up to 20 percent off technology items through Tech Depot
• Up to 20 percent off copy print items
• Up to 10 percent off promotional products
For questions regarding the sign up process or problems with your account, contact Bobby Bingham at 918.845.5845 or email@example.com.
For more information about Chamber membership, contact Karen Humphrey at 918-560-0250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boren highlights “cap-and-trade” and health care reform at Congressional Forum
“Tulsa is so vital.
“What’s good for Tulsa is good for eastern Oklahoma. And a vibrant eastern Oklahoma is good for our entire state,” were U.S. Congressman Dan Boren’s opening remarks as he addressed the Tulsa area business community in the first session of the 2009 Congressional Forum.
Elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives at 29, Boren became one of the youngest state legislators to serve in 2002 and has since built a reputation as a strong advocate for responsible government. Additionally, Boren was tapped for his leadership ability by his Democratic colleagues when asked to be caucus chairman making him the first freshman state lawmaker to ever receive this honor.
Boren focused his speech on two main areas of legislation he said could have a significant impact on the business community: Waxman-Markey climate change bill and health care reform bill.
Citing reasons like higher energy bills, higher gas prices and less competency in a global economy, Boren was applauded when he announced his vote against the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, commonly referred to as the “cap-and-trade bill.” He went on to say he was teaming up with T. Boone Pickens to introduce America to natural gas as an alternative fuel source noting its abundance, cost savings, cleanliness and benefit to the Oklahoma economy.
Boren also shared concerns regarding the health care reform bill and how it could adversely affect small business.
“Every day it’s harder and harder to keep an open mind (about the health care reform bill),” said Boren.
Boren shared an example of how the bill, which would require businesses with a payroll of $300,000 or more to pay health insurance for all employees, could essentially bankrupt a small business or franchise owner.
“We have the best health care system in the world, but it has problems,” said Boren. “This bill would put tremendous pressure on small business owners.
“Washington needs to focus on lowering the cost of health insurance. Health reform is going to have to happen in a bipartisan way.”
Before taking questions from the floor, Boren shared several points he felt were bright spots for Oklahoma including $500 million in road projects; an unemployment rate that lags far behind the nation; and stimulus package tax provisions including alternative minimum tax, extended bonus depreciation and SBA’s America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program.
“I will continue to work hard in Washington to make sure the business community has a voice on the democratic side,” said Boren.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber hosts the Congressional Forum series each year to provide members the opportunity to hear from Washington lawmakers on issues of importance to the Tulsa regional business community and quality of life.
The next Congressional Forum will feature U.S. Representative John Sullivan on Thursday, Aug. 27 at noon at the Doubletree Hotel at Warren Place. Visit www.tulsachamber.com to reserve a seat or table today.
New videos to showcase Tulsa
The Tulsa Metro Chamber is employing the expertise of local production company, Flying Colors Media, to create three new promotional videos for the Tulsa region.
The videos, which will be used for economic development, quality of life and workforce attraction, will feature many new venues, corporations, industries and amenities found throughout the Tulsa region as well as new footage of Tulsa favorites.
Once complete, the videos will be available in several formats as well as on the Web making them easily accessible for anyone recruiting to, selling or promoting Tulsa.
The videos are expected to be completed and available this fall.
Workforce attraction Web site a resource for area employers
The Chamber’s recently launched workforce attraction Web site, ChooseTulsaJobs.com, was created to advance recruiting efforts for the community's growing demand for talented workers. The site provides a valuable, user-friendly online destination for both job seekers and recruiting professionals.
ChooseTulsaJobs.com showcases the quality of life and career growth opportunities Tulsa has to offer professionals at any stage of employment and includes a list of major public and private companies headquartered in Tulsa, a salary calculator, relocation information for job seekers and family members, and a look at the area's top industries.
Companies of all sizes in the Tulsa region have the ability to recruit quality, career-minded candidates through the Web site. Enhanced search features, simple navigation and a database of hundreds of job listings create a Web tool that is connecting Tulsa employers with top talent.
ChooseTulsaJobs.com is tied to the Chamber's economic development program called Tulsa’s Future, which is focused on assisting the region’s valuable, existing companies with expansion opportunities and recruiting prospective new businesses. This focus on job creation is equally balanced with workforce attraction.
Click here to visit the site or to learn more about posting job openings on ChooseTulsaJobs.com.
Chamber announces addition to economic development staff
Sarah Brown has been named manager of downtown development for the Tulsa Metro Chamber. Brown, previously the director of marketing for Downtown Tulsa Unlimited, will manage development of downtown projects.
Brown has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. She began work at the Chamber on July 1.
Chamber welcomes new businessesEach month the Tulsa Metro Chamber's Hospitality Club welcomes new businesses and new Chamber members to the community by assisting with ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking announcements.
Xocai Healthy Chocolate
Corina Wright, Owner
Vickie Harris, Marketing
Hooters of America, Inc.
Jennifer Walls, Regional Training Manager
8108 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
Brandon Fischer, Owner
6709 E. 81st St., Ste. A
Tulsa, OK 74133