Shock it is
Tulsa’s WNBA team named
The new Tulsa WNBA team announced it would be called the Tulsa Shock on their home court in the BOK Center during halftime of the Harlem Globetrotters game Saturday.
The team’s colors will be black, red and gold and the logo features a basketball on top of "Tulsa Shock" with a lightning bolt through it.
The Tulsa Shock, formerly the Detroit Shock, moved to Tulsa in October 2009. In November, the team decided on a short list of three potential names which included Fire, Tempo and Shock. Fans had a chance to vote for their favorite name and Shock received the highest amount of votes with 38 percent.
To read more about the team’s name unveiling click on the Tulsa World story below:
WNBA fans deliver Shock
Chamber hosts reception for regional elected officials
Please join the Tulsa Metro Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. on the 30th floor of the Summit Club for a Legislative Reception.
More than 30 area partners recently endorsed the Chamber's 2010 regional OneVoice legislative agenda and this annual event provides a tremendous opportunity to discuss issues important to your business with the region’s elected officials.
Last year, the Tulsa region experienced one of its most successful legislative sessions to date. Join the Tulsa Metro Chamber and area partners as we prepare to add to our success in 2010.
Cost is $30 for members. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 28
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Summit Club, 30th floor
RSVP to Elaine Walsh at email@example.com or 918.560.0298, or click here to register online.
In the case of inclement weather, please check the Chamber’s Web site for event cancelation or delay. Members who have registered to attend will also be notified by email should the event be rescheduled.
Business After Hours exhibitor booths available
Promote your products and services at the Chamber’s highly attended networking event, Business After Hours.
The state’s largest ballroom at the newly renovated Tulsa Convention Center provides ample space for the 600+ business men and women ready to mix, mingle and network with the region’s finest business providers.
With the additional space, the Chamber is increasing the number of exhibitor booths available. If you would like to promote your services and products to more than 600 business leaders in the Tulsa region, call Elaine Walsh at 918.560.0298 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
Cost for an exhibitor booth is $300.
Reservations must be made by Monday, Feb. 8.
St. John Medical Center receives high marks
St. John Medical Center was designated as one of the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country for nursing excellence and patient care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center announced last week. St. John becomes northeastern Oklahoma’s only Magnet-designated hospital and only the third in the state. The Magnet-designation for St. John is significant as studies show hospitals with magnet status have better patient outcomes than non-magnet hospitals, including fewer medical errors and post-surgical complications.
“It is wonderful news for our entire region when one of Tulsa’s excellent health care facilities receives this kind of recognition,” said Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal. “The Chamber congratulates the staff and leadership at St. John for their hard work and dedication to providing quality health care to people in our region.”
To read more about St. John’s designation, click on the click on the Tulsa World story below:
St. John gets high marks
Nomination deadline extended for 2010 Small Business Awards
Tulsa Metro Chamber invites you to nominate a deserving entrepreneur or small business for its 2010 Crystal Star Small Business Awards in April. Awards are given annually to small business practitioners who exemplify professional skill and leadership. Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
• Small Business Person
• Entrepreneurial Success
• Small Business Exporter
• Young Entrepreneur
• Family Owned Business
• Financial Services Champion
• Home-Based Business Champion
• Minority Small Business Champion
• Veteran Small Business Champion
• Women in Business Champion
Nominees must be Tulsa Metro Chamber members and in business a minimum of three years. All nominations will be considered and reviewed by the Small Business Awards Committee. Winners will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual awards luncheon Wednesday, April 28.
Nominations close Friday, Feb. 5.
Small Business Benefactors
U.S. Census Bureau asks citizens to stand up and be counted
Taken every 10 years, the U.S. Census counts every resident living in the United States and can affect the number of seats Oklahoma occupies in the House of Representatives. The information the census collects helps to determine how more than $400 billion dollars of federal funding each year is spent on infrastructure and services including hospitals, job training centers, schools, bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects, and emergency services.
With funding at stake, it essential for all Oklahoma residents to fill in the census form; the questionnaire will take the average household about 10 minutes to complete.
Businesses can partner with the U.S Census Bureau to promote participation by helping to educate employees and customers about the importance of the count. Click here to learn more about becoming a partner and helping to inform your fellow Oklahomans.
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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