NCAA tickets on sale tomorrow
Tickets for the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, 1st & 2nd Rounds at the BOK Center will go on sale to the public tomorrow, June 8.
The games will be played on Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the BOK Center in Tulsa.
Tickets are $237 each and†are good for†a reserved seat for six games played in three sessions. Each ticket is an all-session ticket. No single-session tickets are being offered for sale at this time and it is anticipated that this event could sell out on the basis of the all-session ticket.
Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster and can be accessed online by clicking here.
"The NCAA tournament and March Madness coming to Tulsa represents a milestone in the quality of life for our community," said Mike Dodson, executive director of the Tulsa Sports Commission, in an interview with KRMG. "The event will showcase Tulsa and the BOK Center across the nation and Tulsans can watch NCAA championship basketball, that's good stuff."
No tickets will be sold at the BOK Center box office through bokcenter.com†or by telephone.
Resource Campaign embarks on final week
Resource Campaign volunteers are embarking on the final week of what has been an outstanding campaign.
Volunteers are just shy of the $2.3 million goal for the 10-week campaign. Chamber leaders have one final rewards session this week to report on progress and motivate volunteers toward the final goal. The campaign total will be announced at a Victory Celebration for volunteers and sponsoring companies on Thursday, June 17.
The Chamber's annual Resource Campaign, which generates revenue by selling sponsorships and memberships, officially kicked off on April 6. Approximately 160 volunteers will help raise the $2.3 million goal amount by connecting businesses with Chamber sponsorship opportunities for maximum exposure and return.
If you would like to learn more about available sponsorships or trade opportunities with the Tulsa Metro Chamber, contact Karen Humphrey, campaign director, at firstname.lastname@example.org †or call 560-0250.
This annual campaign contributes approximately 23 percent of the Chamber's total annual budget, all of which is directly returned to Chamber members in the form of business-building events and initiatives that benefit the entire community.
Final Legislative Briefing recaps session, previews 2011 agenda
Members of the Tulsa Metro Chamber and state delegation attended the final Legislative Briefing last Friday to highlight some of the successes passed this session and review legislation for consideration on next yearís OneVoice agenda.
Speaker of the House Chris Benge was the guest speaker invited to make special comments as his term comes to an end this year.
In his remarks, Benge complimented the Tulsa Metro Chamber attributing the recent years of legislative success for the Tulsa region to the organizationís leadership through the OneVoice agenda.
You can see an excerpt from Bengeís remarks at www.OneVoiceTulsa.com.
The process of identifying and organizing the 2011 OneVoice agenda begins now with the formation of taskforces in areas including education; health care; business retention and expansion; labor and human resources; regional tourism; small business; development, economy and taxes; energy and environment; and transportation. To participate on a taskforce, please contact the Office of Government Affairs at (918) 560-0211.
Chamber leaders discuss federal agenda with Sullivan
Prior to the Congressional Forum featuring U.S. Rep. John Sullivan, leaders of the Tulsa Metro Chamber and Tulsa regional business community met with Sullivan and members of his office to discuss the regionís federal priorities.
The private meeting was held at the DoubeTree Hotel at Warren Place and items discussed included immigration reform, cap and trade, energy, Employee Free Choice Act, Water Resources Development Act reauthorization, FreddieMac and FannieMae bailouts, federal highway and transit programs reauthorization, and health care reform, among others.
Sullivan then addressed more than 300 members of the business community in the first of the 2010 Congressional Series Forum. The next forum will feature U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin on July 28, 2010. To register for this forum, call Elaine Walsh at (918) 560-0298, email email@example.com†or register online at www.TulsaChamber.com.
Websites connect Tulsa employers with talent
Two Tulsa Metro Chamber websites are connecting Tulsa-area companies to quality employees and interns. ChooseTulsaJobs.com launched in 2009 as part of the Chamberís workforce attraction program and has become a valued destination for employers, recruiters and job seekers. The site features a cost of living calculator, community and culture information, recruitment tools, employer advertising opportunities and hundreds of job postings.
Another site, InternInTulsa.com, allows employers to post intern opportunities at no cost and have access to an all-encompassing guide to developing a successful internship program. Students can search available internships in a variety of fields and learn about intern-only events hosted by Tulsaís Young Professionalsí Colleges and Universities Crew. Successful internship programs can mean increased productivity, a cost-effective workforce not requiring long-term commitment, and enhanced visibility on college campuses.
Learn more about these websites at www.ChooseTulsaJobs.com †and www.InternInTulsa.com. For more information about advertising or posting job openings on ChooseTulsaJobs.com, contact Denise Reid, director of talent strategies and recruitment, at 918.560.0255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retailers cut choices to increase sales
After years of tempting customers with ever-expanding arrays of brands, hues, sizes and flavors, retailers are now reducing the amount of choice on their shelves. Storekeepers are culling their product lines to trim costs, reduce consumer confusion and ultimately boost sales.
Reducing the number of products can help companies increase sales by as much as 40 percent while cutting costs by 10 to 35 percent, according to a 2007 study by consultant Bain & Co. However, itís important to be careful when cutting products and react quickly to customer feedback.
When Procter & Gamble Co. recently reduced the number of its soap and other skin care offerings by about one-third at one retailer, sales grew. Shoppers reported they felt that they had more choices because the selection on the shelf was clearer.
Source: The Globe and Mail
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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