The U.S. Men’s National Team fell to Brazil 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 25-19, Friday evening, but upset top-ranked Brazil, 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, on Saturday evening during the FIVB World League matches.
The U.S. Men, ranked fifth in the world by the FIVB, improve to 6-4 with 18 points in the World League Pool A of the Intercontinental Round. The U.S., tied for second with Poland in Pool A, closes out pool play on July 1-2 against Puerto Rico (0-10) at the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State University campus in Long Beach, Calif. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. PT.
Brazil, which sits atop Pool A with two matches remaining in Poland (6-4) next week, falls to 8-2 during World League action. Both of Brazil's losses are to the United States as the Americans also defeated it 3-1 on June 12 at Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe complimented his team in posting another second-night upset of Brazil.
“We don’t want to continue to be a second-night team,” he said. “Although I think it takes considerable character to be able to do it.”
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Date set for Gov. Mary Fallin’s State of the State address
Fallin will provide an update on Oklahoma's state of affairs after a rather successful 2011 legislative session, and brief regional partners, business leaders and Chamber staff on the upcoming year’s top priorities and issues.
The address is scheduled for noon on Monday, July 18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 E. Second St. For more information or to attend, visit www.tulsachamber.com or email email@example.com.
Sen. Coburn schedules town hall meeting in Tulsa
“I encourage everyone to attend and participate in these town halls,” said Coburn. “These settings give me an important opportunity to hear directly from the Oklahomans I am representing, and they provide a chance for Oklahomans to hear my views on current legislation in Congress.”
Coburn is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Committee on Finance. Coburn represents traditional, Oklahoma values and lists his top priorities as reducing wasteful spending, protecting his constituents’ liberties, balancing the budget, protecting the sanctity of human life, and improving health care access and affordability.
The town hall meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 6 at the Union High School Performing Arts Center, 6636 S. Mingo Rd.
Port of Catoosa turns 40
According to the Tulsa World, the port was the culmination of a decade of studies, a massive federal building project and $21.1 million in general obligation bonds from taxpayers in Tulsa and Rogers counties.
Today, the Tulas Port of Catoosa is a 2,000-acre industrial park and multi-modal shipping complex, and the site of 63 industrial facilities that employ almost 3,000 people.
The port is a vital asset for business recruitment in the Tulsa region.
“The industrial area around the port is probably one of the more popular sites that companies and consultants look at when they come to Tulsa,” Tulsa Metro Chamber Senior Vice President Jim Fram told the Tulsa World. “It plays a tremendous role when we are talking to other companies, especially when we are pitching to companies that are close to the East or West Coast or the Gulf (of Mexico).”
To learn more about the port, visit http://www.tulsaport.com.
Communications team wins industry awards
The annual SilverLink Awards are presented each year to professionals executing campaigns and tactics that exhibit the highest standards in achieving set goals and objectives in the areas of marketing, communications and public relations.
The team received a SilverLink for a direct mail piece, a collaboration with Littlefield brand development firm, used by the economic development team to highlight Tulsa’s four modes of transportation via a creative graphic video. A second SilverLink was awarded for the media relations tactic used to manage media queries and requests and generate positive press for the hosting of the 2011 NCAA Men’s 2nd and 3rd Rounds Basketball Championships.
The eight-member team supports 18 programs, 12 websites, 11 e-newsletters, 22 print publications, 120 annual events and five social media identities.
What we’re working onExecutive
• Hosting the Chamber’s spring golf tournament at Golf Club of Oklahoma.
• Hosting a Congressional Forum with Rep. John Sullivan at Tulsa Convention Center.
• Hosting the Chamber’s Board of Directors meeting.
• Hosting CEO, VisitTulsa Board of Directors and Tulsa Sports Commission Advisory Council reception.
• Attending economic Development meeting.
• Monthly executive planning breakfast with Dr. Gerry Clancy and Becky J. Frank.
• Attending VisitTulsa Executive Committee meeting.
• Tulsa’s Future II campaign calls.
• Attending the Brady Owners’ meeting.
• Setting consultant visits for Dallas trip in July.
• Attend Tulsa Country Club ribbon cutting.
• Continue lead development calls.
• Attend Rotary meeting.
• Continue Bio and TDL research.
• Working with company on possible expansion.
• Meeting with company to discuss future plans of expansion efforts.
• Finalizing Certificate of Origin Policy.
• Meeting with energy company executive.
• Attending the Tulsa Global Alliance annual meeting.
• Meeting with an Auto Rental Company executive.
• Meeting to discuss economic development for north Tulsa.
• Touring the Information Security Department at the University of Tulsa.
• Meeting with local professional services company.
• Attending OneVoice taskforce meetings.
• Assisting manufacturer with workforce needs and state incentive information.
• Meeting with Small Business Council Education Committee regarding intern programs for small business.
• Working with small business owners in Admiral Corridor.
• Presenting at the Tulsa Metro Chamber Board of Directors meeting.
• Drafting a list for of questions/concerns regarding having a visitors center at the Tulsa Historical Society.
• Meeting with a representative of the Brady District to discuss hosting a reception during the Governor’s Conference.
• Meeting with a representative at the Blue Dome District to discuss hosting a reception during the Governor’s Conference.
• Attending OTIA Committee meeting.
• Attending the Tulsa Country Club ribbon-cutting.
• Hosting a National Indian Child Welfare Association site visit.
• Attending the Hilton partner’s breakfast.
• Hosting the VisitTulsa Board of Directors meeting.
• Hosting Partners In Education forum for on Project Schoolhouse transition.
• Meeting with Metro Tulsa Urban League to discuss workforce collaboration.
• Attending labor and human resource task force meeting.
• Attending Transportation Connection meeting with Cherokee Nation Businesses.
• Attending joint meeting with Small Business Council and TYPros to discuss intern programs.
• Hosting Chamber Workforce Advisory Panel meeting.
• Meeting to discuss WIA transition in Oklahoma City.
• Attending first meeting of Commission on Teacher Effectiveness.
• Tulsa Workforce Investment Board meeting with Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez.
• Reviewing study of teacher preparation by National Council of Teacher Quality.
• Working with The Forge advisory and selection committee to review new tenants.
• Hosting the second summer intern series.
• Reviewing new website design.
• Planning new family-friendly event.
• Hosting development, economy and taxes OneVoice taskforce meeting.
• Hosting Labor/HR OneVoice taskforce meeting.
• Hosting transportation OneVoice taskforce meeting.
• Hosting business retention and expansion taskforce meeting.
• Hosting regional tourism OneVoice taskforce meeting.
• Hosting energy and environment task Force.
• Attending VisitTulsa & Tulsa Sports Commission reception.
• Attending education taskforce meeting.
• Attending CTAG regular meeting.
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.
• AcrobatAnt, LLC
• CT Technologies LLC
• Morgan Studio
• Spring Valley Anglers Rod and Gun Club
Melissa Torkleson, Partner
17516 W. 8th St.
Sand Springs, OK 74063
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