Important meeting notice: Final PlaniTulsa meeting tomorrow night
The Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission will host their third, and possibly final, PlaniTulsa meeting tomorrow, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. on the second floor at City Hall. It is crucial members of the business community be in attendance to let your voice be heard on this very important plan that will help shape Tulsa’s future for years to come.
To learn more about PlaniTulsa and tomorrow’s meeting, read the following Tulsa World articles:
“More time requested on city plan”
“Why hurry? Plan delay reasonable”
Reinventing business leadership in the new economy
How has your organization responded to the current economic climate? Many businesses have experienced a variety of changes, and while they have been necessary, each can impact overall performance with day-to-day stress from an uncertain and changing work environment. This stress shows up in relationship tension with colleagues and unless addressed, can weaken performance just when a company needs it most. Powerful tools any business can take advantage of are versatility and human capital.
To learn more about adapting your organization for the new economy, join Tulsa Metro Chamber for Leadership Survivor Institute, a special six-session program led by performance coach Dr. Jeff Magee. Participants will gain strategies and techniques to put into place to immediately improve productivity and profitability. Throughout the series, attendees will learn how to gain a higher level of ownership from everyone in the organization, ways to objectively identify capability levels, ways to align human capital, how to avoid micro-managing, and more.
Session, or modules, in the series are scheduled for Tuesdays, March 30, April 20, May 4, June 8 and 29, and July 20. Each module of Leadership Survivor Institute will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tulsa Metro Chamber office, second floor conference room, 2 W. Second St. Cost to attend is $75 per module, or $450 for the entire series. Click here to register.
For information on the Institute, visit www.leadershipsurvivorinstitute.com.
TYPros bids farewell to executive director Chris Oden
Tulsa’s Young Professionals announced Chris Oden is leaving her position as executive director to accept a new opportunity as an account supervisor with Saxum PR in its Tulsa office.
Oden has been with TYPros for 4-1/2 years and has led the organization to national prominence. Together with volunteers, Oden has developed a significant leadership program that places TYPros members on local boards, raised funds to commission an original piece of artwork commemorating the Oklahoma Centennial, started a sustainability initiative and launched the InternInTulsa.com program.
“Under her leadership, Tulsa’s Young Professionals has grown from several hundred members to more than 6,500,” said Matt Pivarnik, executive vice president of the Tulsa Metro Chamber and the founder of TYPros. “She has worked tirelessly to make TYPros one of the nation’s leading young professional groups, and her efforts have resulted in similar organizations across the country looking to Tulsa as a best-practice example. We will miss Chris greatly.”
Oden has a legacy with TYPros that will not be forgotten by members or the Chamber’s board of directors. Under her leadership, TYPros has developed programs to fulfill the organization’s mission of attracting and retaining young professionals in Tulsa. Her last day with TYPros is Wednesday, March 31.
Chamber encourages Tulsans to complete census form
With federal funding at stake, it is essential all Oklahoma residents complete the 2010 census form, which was mailed earlier this month. The questionnaire will take the average household about 10 minutes to finish.
Taken every 10 years, the U.S. Census counts all residents 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.
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 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.
First Oklahoma Bank
Mr. Thomas Bennett III, President
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Tulsa, Ok 74137