Breakfast Network this Thursday includes special offer
There’s still time to register for this week’s Breakfast Network happening Thursday, July 15 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave.
A special discounted offer of two Restaurant After Hours tickets for $20 (tickets are normally $15 each) will be available for purchase one time only to Breakfast Network attendees. Restaurant After Hours is one of the Chamber's highest attended networking events to be held on Thursday, Aug. 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
The Circuit Networking series provides an excellent opportunity to connect with other professionals, promote your business and build your contact list with more than 200 area business professionals. Bring plenty of business cards for the three table rotations.
Pre-registration cost is $20 or $25 to register at the door. For more information, contact Elaine Walsh at 560.0298, e-mail email@example.com or register online at TulsaChamber.com.
Spaces still available for local restaurants
The Tulsa Metro Chamber's annual networking event, Restaurant After Hours, is set for Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Oklahoma Aquarium, and there are limited spaces left for restaurants to participate in this highly attended event.
Approximately 700 Tulsa area business leaders will be in attendance to sample the finest dishes from Tulsa restaurants, network with their peers and spend an evening at one of the region’s main attractions, the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive Jenks.
For more information or to sign up as a participating restaurant, please contact Elaine Walsh at 918.560.0298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Increasing Tulsa’s talent pool
Tulsa Metro Chamber will continue its Talent Dividend initiative to increase the city’s college attainment rate by one percentage point with a special event, Adult Enrollment Blitz, July 29 at the Schusterman Learning Center. Area colleges and universities will offer information about degree completion programs available for adults interested in returning to school, including condensed curriculum, online courses of study and the Reach Higher program offered throughout Oklahoma.
“Increasing the number of Tulsans who hold a college degree is no longer just an education issue; it’s an economic development issue,” said Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal. “We must focus on growing our pool of talent if the Tulsa region is to create jobs that provide security, stability and wealth for the future.”
Adult Enrollment Blitz is open to the public, and Chamber member companies are encouraged to promote the event to employees who may benefit from attending. The event is presented for adults with some college who are interested in completing a degree. Attendees are asked to a bring transcript of previously earned credits; however, a transcript is not required to attend.
Join us 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 29 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center, 41st and Yale. A special financial aid briefing will be presented at 6:15 with basic information for all participating colleges and universities. There is no cost to attend. For information, contact Heather Johnson at 918.560.0218 or email@example.com.
The Chamber is part of the national “Talent Dividend” initiative from CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders dedicated to building and sustaining the next generation of great American cities. Tulsa would see an additional $646 million pumped into its economy annually by increasing the percentage of people with four-year degrees by just one percentage point – from 24.5 percent to 25.5 percent.
Chamber senior vice president in Leadership Oklahoma
Tulsa Metro Chamber’s senior vice president of economic development Jim Fram was selected to participate in Leadership Oklahoma’s Class XXIV. Fram is one of 50 individuals chosen from applicants throughout the state.
“It is an honor to participate in the next class of Leadership Oklahoma, and I look forward to representing the Tulsa Metro Chamber and learning more about what I can do to help shape our community,” Fram said.
Leadership Oklahoma selects a class annually from a wide geographic base representing diverse backgrounds. Members meet monthly in various Oklahoma communities and are exposed to social, environmental and economic complexities of the state in order to stimulate inquiry, analysis and solutions for the public good.
“Class XXIV is an outstanding blend of leaders from a variety of fields who will contribute a wealth of knowledge to our discussions on important Oklahoma issues,” said Leslie Paris, chair of Leadership Oklahoma’s board of directors, in a press release.
What we’re working on• Taking reservations and preparing the program for Breakfast Network on July 15
• Ensuring sponsorship fulfillment for the Congressional Forum on July 28 with U. S. Rep. Mary Fallin
• Inviting restaurants to participate in the Restaurant After Hours on August 19
• Creating a list of 50 non-members for recruitment
• Sending letters to past members encouraging their continued support
• Hosting the National Association of County Agricultural Agents at the Tulsa Convention Center, July 11-15
• Meeting with area hotel directors of sales to discuss marketing and hosting opportunities
• Updating and redesigning the meeting section on visittulsa.com website to provide planners detailed information
• Designing ads for upcoming national horse shows at Expo Square
• Representing Tulsa at the Oklahoma Society of Association Executives annual conference
• Facilitating taskforce meetings in preparation for the Regional Legislative Summit on August 12 to formulate the OneVoice agenda
• Finalizing the state legislators’ scorecard for the 2010 session
• Scheduling and planning the remaining Congressional Forums
• Assisting with the American Jr. Golf Association tournament preparations happening Aug. 9-12
• Finalizing NCAA Conference contracts with select hotels for the tournament in 2011
• Securing sponsors and teams for the TSC Golf Tournament Fundraiser on July 28
• Fundraising event at Tulsa Shock game for Junior Achievement, TYPros 2010 community initiative
• Planning Adult Enrollment Blitz as part of the Talent Dividend Initiative to increase Tulsa’s college attainment rate
• Conducting business and industry survey to identify workforce development needs
• Partnering to host Next Steps, a job transition workshop
• Developing a new Oklahoma Scholars volunteer presentation for the 2010-2011 school year
• Submitting EDA i6 grant application for The Forge
• Conducting Business Retention and Expansion program visits with a number of area companies
• Beginning planning for the 2011 Oklahoma Aerospace Summit & Expo to be held in Tulsa
• Finalizing list of headquarter companies operating in Tulsa for call trips to 20 of the nation’s largest cities
• Completing economic forecasts for INCOG
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.
Chevuex 4 Corine
Custom Computer Solutions Inc.
Maureen Walters, Interior Decorator
Merger & Acquisition Services
Thompson Twin Plumbing Inc.
Crossroads Fresh Connection
Brett R. Puckett, President
420 S. 145th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74108