Following years of research, collaboration and fundraising, the business center will feature a physical space for small businesses, a meeting place for entrepreneurs, and a resource of knowledge for creating the next generation of business leaders. The Forge was created to accelerate the development and success of start-ups and existing businesses either owned by a young professional or those which provide products or services primarily to young professionals.
The open house will include music, food and networking as TYPros debuts the space and recognizes those who made The Forge a reality. The public is invited to attend both the open house and the press conference, which will begin promptly at 3 p.m. For more information about The Forge and the event, contact email@example.com.
Attention young entrepreneurs
The Forge provides a collaborative environment and a network of people and information needed to avoid the pitfalls small businesses face. The center features space for eight business tenants who are provided with physical space and office support services at a low cost. Spaces are still available.
Individuals and businesses interested in becoming tenants at The Forge must complete an online application. For information about selection criteria or to submit an application, click here.
The Benefactor sponsors for The Forge are:
Chamber announces new VisitTulsa senior vice president Wednesday
VisitTulsa, formerly known as the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau, held a national search to identify the appropriate leader for the organization following former Executive Director Suzann Stewart’s retirement last October.
The public is invited to attend.
Chamber commends delegation’s work to delay rule enforcement
After months of discussion and efforts geared toward delaying the rule which Inhofe said didn’t allow enough time for contractors and renovators to secure the appropriate certification, the EPA distributed a memo on Friday delaying enforcement of its own rule.
In a quote in a Tulsa World article, Inhofe said, “EPA has finally recognized the extreme difficulty in obtaining firm certification and worker renovation training.”
Fines for not complying with the RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) Rule could be as much as $37,500 per day, but the memo states the agency will not take enforcement action for violations of the certification rule until Oct. 1, which includes application or enrollment in a class by Sept. 30 with training completed by Dec. 31.
“We commend our delegation’s work on this measure, especially Sen. Inhofe, who recognized a serious flaw in this rule and maintained diligence in getting the issue corrected,” said Mike Neal, Tulsa Metro Chamber president and CEO.
To ready the full story in the Tulsa World, click here.
Teams now forming for TSC golf tournament
To sponsor a four-person team is $1,200, and will go toward helping the TSC recruit events like the NCAA and Conference USA to town while supporting locally-grown events like Saint Francis Tulsa Tough. These efforts fulfill the Commission’s mission of attracting national sporting events to Tulsa enhancing the quality of life and positively impacting the community.
To register a team or find out more about sponsorship opportunities contact Whitney Miller at (918) 560-0246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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