This approach to development benefits shop owners and local merchants whose products and services can more easily be observed. TYPros presents the initiative to offer citizens a clear vision of what Tulsa could become through community redevelopment and urban revitalization. Each year, TYPros will choose a different part of the city to highlight.
TYPros is currently seeking vendors, performers and community organizations to get involved. The following opportunities are free, but space is limited:
• Community Organizations
Organizations interested in promoting their services and support for community redevelopment and urban revitalization can reserve a spot in the “Community Village.”
Entrepreneurs, business owners and restaurateurs are invited to set up shop along Sixth Street for the weekend.
Street performers of all kinds are encouraged to join the festivities. A diverse cross-section of entertainers is needed, including musicians, break-dancers, mariachi bands, performance artists and glee clubs.
When no area of Tulsa is neglected, the entire city benefits. Join TYPros for the kickoff 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 15 and the day of the event, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, April 16. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a vendor/partner/entertainer spot, contact Brian Paschal at 918.560.0286 or email@example.com.
U.S. Chamber study shows relationship between jobs and regulatory action
The study shows if each state were to improve their regulatory climates to the level discussed in the report, the effect would be equivalent to a one-time boost of 746,462 net new jobs nationwide. Moreover, the rate of new business formation would increase by 12 percent, resulting in the creation of 51,590 new firms nationally each year. Reducing the burden of labor and employment regulation in the states could act as a free shot of economic stimulus — equal to approximately seven months of job creation at the current average rate.
Click here to view the full copy of the study including methodology. Click here to see a report on Oklahoma.
Tulsa companies support Commission at Strike Night fundraiser
Taking first place as Strike Night king was Mazzio’s Pizza. Best ball winner went to Dale Hubbard while the Best Dressed Team award belonged to Dairy Divas from Borden Dairy.
Also winning that evening was Duke Welsh who won courtside seats to an NBA Thunder game in the raffle.
“We are thrilled with the event’s growth after only three years,” said Ray Hoyt, executive director of the Tulsa Sports Commission. “It has become a great opportunity for us to not only raise money for the Sports Commission, but also continue to educate the community on our mission of attracting premier sports and entertainment events to Tulsa to help provide an economical boost and increase the overall quality of life.”
What we’re working onExecutive
• Hosting small group board luncheon.
• Meeting with metro K-12 superintendents and business leaders.
• Quarterly meeting with regional college presidents.
• Hosting Resource Campaign top cash producer dinner.
• Attending Governor’s Economic Development marketing team meeting and Oklahoma Economic Development Council executive committee meeting and luncheon with Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez.
• Presenting at City of Tulsa Economic Development Commission meeting.
• Hosting the Mayor’s Business Retention Breakfast.
• Attending Rotary Club Luncheon and serving as the Rotarian of the Day.
• Attending Tulsa Sports Commission nominating committee meeting.
• Hosting a Tulsa Metro Chamber special board meeting.
• Presenting at board of Tulsa County commissioners’ meeting.
• Hosting small group city councilors’ Luncheon.
• Speaking at American Chamber of Commerce Executives Circle of Champions Sales Conference and hosting reception.
• Hosting Legislative Briefing Breakfast with Northeast Oklahoma delegation.
• Conducting hospitality training with frontline employees for NCAA Tournament.
• Having a sales meeting with SMG and VisitTulsa.
• Making final preparations for NCAA 2nd and 3rd Round Men’s Basketball Tournament.
• Hosting joint ACCE Sales Conference with Tulsa Metro Chamber staff.
• Processing housing requests for SKILLS USA 2011 Leadership Conference.
• Attending the Society of Government Meeting Professionals luncheon.
• Attending Meeting Professionals International meeting in Stillwater.
• Processing leads received at Destination Showcase in D.C.
• Securing industry partners for the Dallas/Fort Worth Sales Blitz in April.
Tulsa Sports Commission
• Continued preparations for NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Rounds 2 and 3.
• Creating site visit plans for future business with AC Milan.
• Creating site visit plans and further negotiations for hosting USA Fencing.
• Follow up from TSC fundraising event Strike Night.
• Making final preparations for ACCE National Membership sales conference on March 10-11.
• Following up on Minority Business Champion referrals.
• Making monthly retention contacts.
• Sending letters to dropped members.
• Contacting new members to attend Member Briefing and Breakfast Network.
• Completing ACCE national chamber’s operations survey.
• Updating chamber staff leads and processing payment for incentives.
• Prospecting for new members.
Marketing and Communications
• Distributing monthly VisitTulsa enewsletter.
• Distributing weekly Legislative Update.
• Managing media relations leading up to NCAA Tournament.
• Monitoring legislative issues for needed communications.
• Promoting upcoming Chamber events.
• Finishing content for TYPros relocation guide.
• Continuing drafting content for new downtown website.
• Planning website updates to GrowMetroTulsa.com economic development website.
• Working on earned media opportunities for TYPros’ Street Cred event.
• Submit two Industrial RFPs.
• Follow-up phone call to six lead development companies.
• Working on legislative strategies for MOSAIC for 2011.
• Hosting Mayor’s Breakfast for TYPros attendees.
• Attending Education Committee meeting for the Small Business Council.
• Touring Broken Arrow Tulsa Tech Facility with TAMA.
• Attending the presentation of the ORU SIFE committee’s latest projects.
• Attending the OK Business Incubator Association quarterly meeting.
• Attending Oklahoma Economic Development Council and Governors Economic Development Team.
• Presenting at Economic Development Commission meeting.
• Attending NAIOP.
• Hosting a site visit with an out-of-town developer.
Education and Workforce
• Attending TAHRA College Relations committee meeting and TAHRA board meeting.
• Working on the Return On Inclusion Summit with TAHRA board.
• Meeting with Borets-Weatherford to discuss upcoming job fair and hiring needs.
• Community Care College meeting to discuss programs, placement numbers and partnership.
• Attending Higher Ed Forum meeting.
• Recruiting volunteers for Oklahoma Scholars presentations at TPS.
• Planning Health Care forum on EMSA; tentative date April 7.
• Attending Partners In Education ceremony at Lee Elementary.
• Attending meeting with Tulsa area school superintendents.
• Participating in U.S. Chamber conference call on “Waiting for Superman.”
• Attending School Innovations Task Force meeting.
• Attending Tulsa Ballet Strategic Planning meeting.
• Planning upcoming health and education forums.
Tulsa’s Young Professionals
• Planning for GreenSpeak series on Tulsa’s trash plan.
• Working on details for Street Cred event in April.
• Attending the Mayor’s Business Retention Breakfast with Leadership Team.
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.
Welcome new members:
360 Sports, Inc.
Afterhours Mobile Repair
Assurance Restoration LLC
BAG Holdings, LLC
Behles Van Staden PLC
Billie's Town West Tag Agency
Borets-Weatherford U.S., Inc.
Boston Avenue Tax & Accounting Service
Brune Law Firm
Chemtrade Refinery Services Inc.
Christine Wilson Agency
Court Appointed Special Advocate For Children
Douglas W. Alford Agency
Edward Jones - Carla Bailey
Eye Restoration Clinic
Fab Lab Tulsa, Inc.
Farmers Insurance Group - Cunningham Insurance Age
Five Hour Sample, LLC
GK Home Furnishings, Inc.
Hey Mambo Italiano
Ident-a-Kid Services of America
Ion Solar, LLC
Jessica's One Tiny Cafe
Ladner, Little & Eldredge Law Firm
McDonald, McCann and Metcalf, L.L.P.
Metal Management Services, Inc.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney - Jane Mudgett
Oklahomans for Equality
Peggy Merrill, DDS
Relay Health (Board of Advisors level)
Security Pest Control, Inc.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tulsa Affiliate
Swank Audio Visuals
The Goddard School in Jenks
The Spaghetti Warehouse
Transitions Home Staging, LLC
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Wholesale Auto Paints of Tulsa
Women's Business Council - Southwest
Toni Patterson, Manager
2505 E. 88th Street
Tulsa, OK 74137
Kelly Grogg, Manager
10105 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, OK 74146
Tina Harris, Human Resources
4905 E. 41st Street
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