Breakfast Network inspires blogger
One of the main missions of the Tulsa Metro Chamber is to help businesses connect with potential partners, clients and customers, which is why the Circuit Networking Series was created.
Through events like Restaurant After Hours, Breakfast Networking and Roundtable Connection 5.0, the Chamber hopes to facilitate introductions and conversations between the region’s business leaders and find ways to grow their companies, work together and advance the region. The format is simple: brings hundreds of business people together, create an energetic atmosphere, encourage movement, keep the program short and let people talk.
In fact, Scott Townsend, of United Linen, describes the event best through his blog. His first-person account of his networking experience at last week’s Breakfast Network shows how many connections he made and how quickly his network has grown with one event.
Scott’s, and your, next opportunity to continue those connections and create more will be the Chamber’s Business After Hours event on Oct. 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa. For more information, or to register visit tulsachamber.com or contact Elaine Walsh at 918.560.0298 or email@example.com.
And feel free to add that to your blog.
Restaurant After Hours headlines at arena
In conjunction with the BOK Center’s one year anniversary, the Tulsa Metro Chamber held one of its premier networking events at the award-winning arena last Thursday with special guests WNBA stars Courtney and Ashley Paris.
Event emcee Kristin Dickerson, of KTUL Channel 8, welcomed approximately 700 attendees encouraging them to sample dishes at each of the 50 tables featuring dishes from Tulsa area restaurants while local band, Fall Risk, kept the group entertained.
During the evening, Courtney and Ashley were signing autographs, greeting guests and talking about the possibility of Tulsa hosting a WNBA team. Bill Cameron, lead investor for the WNBA effort, and Donna Orender, president of the WNBA, also addressed the crowd with the prospect of the national franchise playing in the BOK Center and giving away two pairs of tickets to the NBA All-Stars game in Dallas.
Additional door prizes were drawn at the end of the evening including a $500 cash gift from the Tulsa Metro Chamber, a suite to a WNBA game, a loge box to a WNBA game and courtside seats to a WNBA game should a franchise come to Tulsa.
All guests also received free admission to the Rock N Rib Festival, which was occurring in front of the arena that evening.
Fallin speaks at Congressional Forum
U.S. Representative and gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin addressed Tulsa area business leaders in the third in a series of congressional forums hosted by the Tulsa Metro Chamber.
Prior to addressing the crowd, Fallin met privately with members of the Tulsa Metro Chamber to discuss areas of opportunity and concern for the Tulsa region heading into the next election.
“Rep. Fallin was very gracious to give us so much of her time and attention,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Metro Chamber. “These meetings go a long way in getting our voices heard at the capitol and helping us keep the Tulsa region’s priorities in front of elected officials.”
During Fallin’s public address, she focused on issues of national concern including the highly debated public option in health care debate and cap and trade, both of which she is against. She also answered questions from the audience about tapping into the state’s Rainy Day Fund saying it is too soon to resort to an emergency fund such as the Rainy Day Fund.
For more about Fallin’s congressional forum, please see the following news stories:
Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Fallin speaks in Tulsa
Broken Arrow named a great place to retire
CNN Money Magazine named Broken Arrow one of the “25 Best Places to Retire” based on cost of living, recreational activities and quality of health care.
The Tulsa suburb made the publication’s list for offering the “ease of suburban living with close proximity to metropolitan offerings like museums, shopping and dining and home prices that start in the low $100,000s.” CNN Money also credited Broken Arrow’s new historical museum and the school district’s new performing arts center, which will host its inaugural concert this month.
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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.
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