Tickets, sponsorships available for World League Volleyball
Tulsa will once again appear on the national stage, as well as international, this summer when it hosts the 2011 FIVB Bama World League matches featuring the No. 5 U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team and No. 1 ranked Brazil on June 24-25 at the Reynolds Center at The University of Tulsa.
Both matches will be televised to an international and national audience via Versus and Comcast allowing for exceptional exposure opportunities for sponsors. The event will also showcase Tulsa to a premier field of Olympic athletes in their next to last round of U.S. matches before traveling overseas.
Tickets can be purchased at TU's box office inside the Reynolds Center, 3208 East 8th St., between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by clicking here. Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets by calling (918) 631-4688. Both nights' matches will start at 7 p.m.
Prices for individual matches are:
Upper Bowl (General Admission) - $8
Ends of Lower Bowl - $12 ($8 for group of 20+)
Reserved Lower Bowl - $15
Reserved Lower Bowl Padded Seats - $20
For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities, contact Karen Humphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (918) 560-0250.
The U.S. Men are ranked fifth in the world and are the defending Olympic champions. The United States won its first World League title in 2008 and finished third in 1992 and 2007. Brazil is ranked No. 1 in the world and has won the last two World League titles and nine World League titles overall. It also won the 2010 World Championship.
The Tulsa Sports Commission, a program of the Tulsa Metro Chamber, worked with USA Volleyball organizers to bring the event to Tulsa in support of the Commission's mission of creating a positive economic impact through attracting, developing and facilitating amateur sports events, sports-related conventions and other sports ventures.
Resource Campaign off to a rockin’ start
This year’s campaign continues to top the charts with another successful week. This year’s campaign is currently ahead of last year’s numbers by a 5 percent cash increase and a 4 percent overall increase, and the rock star volunteers continue to work hard in anticipation of Dr. Gerry Clancy’s karaoke concert performance June 16 at the Victory Celebration.
There was a lot to brag about at last week’s rewards session at Billy Sim’s Barbecue with many checks and trips given to volunteers leading the Campaign’s chart-topping second week. Ray Hoyt, executive director of the Tulsa Sports Commission, offered an insightful look at opportunities for sponsorship with the commission including the upcoming World League Volleyball games, golf tournament and more.
Volunteers enjoy networking events and the opportunity to earn cash incentives and trips while working on the Campaign, which supports around 23 percent of the Chamber’s annual budget through the sale of sponsorships and memberships. This money is returned to member businesses through business-building events, forums, initiatives, support and more.
For more information on the Resource Campaign, sponsorship or membership opportunities or how to volunteer for next year’s campaign contact Karen Humphrey, campaign director, at email@example.com or call 918.560.0250.
Chamber hosts health care forum featuring EMSA, emergency care professionals
A large group of community participants and trauma care leaders gathered at the Tulsa Metro Chamber’s offices last Tuesday to discuss the state of trauma care in the region, Tulsa’s trauma fund and what the future of trauma care services looks like for the community.
Based on Tulsa’s large number of trauma care patients, most of whom are over the age of 50 and uninsured, many of the speakers expect a continued increase in need for emergency care services, causing a stress on finances for providers that are not reimbursed entirely for the services provided. This can mean write-offs of $5 million a year, something Stephen Williamson, president and CEO of EMSA, says could affect the future of trauma care in our region.
“It’s a huge problem we’re going to have to deal with today,” said Williamson.
Fortunately for Tulsans, the tools needed to develop the system as changes are needed are readily available. EMSA monitors and reviews data gathered across the region to maintain awareness and proactively address any issues. EMSA is the largest provider of pre-hospital emergency medical care in Oklahoma, serving 1.1 million residents in the central and northeast regions of the state.
Williamson was joined by Dr. John Sacra, former medical director of the Medical Control Board; Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe, medical director of the Medical Control Board; Dr. Stephen Thomas, dean of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine; and Dr. Bruce Dart, Tulsa City/County Health Department director.
The Chamber hosts forums on a variety of topics, ranging from education and health care to legislation and advocacy, on a regular basis. For more information please go to tulsachamber.com.
Workforce development growing priority in state, region
Workforce development is a growing priority for multiple organizations across the state and region who are recognizing the importance of attracting, developing and retaining the best employees to build the best employers and companies.
Workforce Tulsa, also known as the Tulsa Area Workforce Investment Board, recently completed recruitment efforts for two integral positions within the organization. Fred Schnook will lead the team as executive director and Fernando Prato is now manager of youth services.
The organization provides workforce programs and services to adult, adult dislocated workers and youth in Creek, Osage, Pawnee and Tulsa counties. Business and industry leaders partner with education and workforce members to form a board that identifies demand occupations and collaborates to build programs aimed to train and develop skilled workers for area employers while simultaneously giving Tulsa’s workforce the tools they need to find viable, consistent employment.
Schnook brings more than 20 years of successful executive level and workforce development experience from Wisconsin, where he served as the CEO of the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board for nearly 15 years and won multiple awards for innovation and success in linking employers and job seekers.
Prato spent the last five years with YWCA Tulsa and the Gear-Up program working with different partners, community organizations, school personnel and families to overcome students’ obstacles and provide them with the tools and resources needed to achieve educational success.
The Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development is distributing a survey to formulate recommendations for Gov. Fallin’s use in focusing and streamlining services available to Oklahoma’s employers to obtain the highest possible return on public investments.
The survey is for employers only and focuses on several specific questions. The survey should take less than 15 minutes and can be accessed here.
Survey results will be used by the Council for its final recommendations to the governor in assessing and redirecting programs and services available for meeting employers’ needs for skilled workers and maintaining the highest return-on-investment possible.
For more information on local efforts and opportunities to encourage workforce development for the Tulsa region, please contact Denise Reid, director of talent strategies and recruitment at the Chamber, at firstname.lastname@example.org; Schnook at email@example.com; or Prato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we’re working onExecutive
• Attending monthly leadership meeting with Dr. Gerry Clancy and Becky Frank.
• Hosting dinner meeting with VisitTulsa consultants.
• Welcoming guests at international media tour networking breakfast.
• Delivering address to 2011 Conference of Accountants.
• Attending i2E board meeting.
• Attending Partners in Education Recognition Reception.
• Speaking at Tulsa Public School board meeting in support of Project School House.
• Attending Monthly Capitol Luncheon in Oklahoma City.
• Attending Annual Oklahoma Leadership Retreat – American Legislative Exchange Council in Tucson, Az.
• Participating in Leadership Tulsa Golf Classic.
• Convening Museum Coalition meeting.
• Attending Downtown Lights meeting at Hall Estill.
• Holding 5th Street Coordination meeting.
• Attending Tulsa Area Partnership planning meeting.
• Conducting site visit with prospective company.
• Meeting with regional partner regarding development opportunity.
• Meeting with manufacturer regarding expansion plans for facility.
• Attending annual Sourcelink Conference.
• Attending IAMC conference to meet with site selectors and corporate real estate executives.
• Hosting 14 international/domestic aerospace journalists that write for a number of aerospace/aviation publications.
• Making additional contact for lead development calls.
• Following up on RFP submission to consultant.
• Hosting a sales blitz in Dallas/Fort Worth with area hospitality partners to sell Tulsa as destination for meetings, conventions and events.
• Conducting a site tour for The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
• Hosting VisitTulsa consultant, Judy Randall with Randall Travel Marketing, in Tulsa all week.
Marketing and Communications
• Accompanying VisitTulsa sales team on Dallas/Fort Worth sales blitz.
• Writing content for monthly VisitTulsa e-newsletter.
• Connecting with USA Volleyball organization to discuss marketing the USA vs. Brazil match in Tulsa June 24-25.
• Developing new TYPros website.
• Assisting Government Affairs with Monthly Capitol Luncheon.
Education and Workforce
• Attending quarterly CareerAdvance partner meeting.
• Attending CEOs for Cities Strategy Session in Portland.
• Submitting Talent Dividend Prize application.
• Hosting Partners In Education Recognition Reception tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Tulsa Convention Center.
• Planning Oklahoma Scholars Graduate Dinner.
• Attending NSU TURN Fellows conference.
• Attending 19th Biennial A.C. Hamlin Awards banquet.
• Attending Tulsa Ballet Board meeting.
• Attending Monthly Capitol Luncheon.
• Attending The Links, Inc.-Tulsa Chapter Spring Gala.
• Writing Partner’s In Education e-newsletter for May.
• Attending Gov. Fallin Network Governance announcement.
Tulsa’s Young Professionals
• Writing The Forge EDA grant application.
• Organizing the TYPros Big Wheel Race fundraiser for Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
• Monitoring State and Federal legislation.
• Attending State Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee meeting.
• Attending TRUST Senate Transportation Committee Dinner.
• Hosting Monthly Capitol Luncheon.
• Attending Election District Commission Meeting.
• Attending Clean Cities Stakeholders Meeting.
• Attending Resource Campaign Reward Session luncheon.
• Planning April-June legislative events.
Tulsa Sports Commission
• Following up with new sports leads from the National Association of Sports Commission (NASC) Conference.
• Completing formation of Bill Connors Sports Dinner Committee, event set for late fall.
• Preparing for sports sales blitz with VisitTulsa taking place this week in Dallas, Arlington and Ft. Worth.
• Ongoing action items for the USA vs. Brazil World League Volleyball event in June.
• Prepping stages for the TSC board member strategic planning retreat.
• Finalizing contract with AC Milan Soccer for youth events in Tulsa.
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:
Absolute DJ Services, LLC
Alberty's Broadway Liquor & Snackers
Armstrong Medical Clinic
Breast Impressions Foundation
Cimarron Contractors, Inc.
Daylight Donut / German Corner
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dr. David C. Duncan
Dynamic Restoration Services, LLC
La Flama Mexican Grill
Rodrigo Cardozo, Manager
6746 S. Memorial Dr., Ste. A
Tulsa, OK 74133
The Cigar Box
Tami Faust, Owner
1326 E. 15th St.
Tulsa, OK 74120
7633 E 63rd Place
Tulsa, OK 74133