Employers invited to participate in the aerospace job fair Sept. 15
The Tulsa Metro Chamber will begin hosting a number of industry-specific job fairs in collaboration with regional organizations as part of its ongoing effort to assist local employers and companies in meeting their recruiting needs.
The first sector-specific job fair will be Sept. 15 and will focus on aerospace and aviation. The low-cost event is an efficient way for employers and recruiters to connect with potential employees of all levels.
The Chamber is partnering with Workforce Tulsa, Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance and Tulsa Tech to present the job fair, which will be advertised locally and nationally to potential employees.
For more information or to participate in the job fair, contact Denise Reid at DeniseReid@tulsachamber.com or 918.560.0255.
Councilrama introduces City Council candidates to public
Tulsa’s Young Professionals hosted a bi-partisan meet-and-greet Tuesday where the community was given the opportunity to mingle one-on-one with Tulsa City Council candidates.
With the Sept. 13 primary elections approaching quickly, a large crowd gathered at IDL Ballroom to take advantage of the positive conversations with their potential representatives, interacting with candidates to identify which individual would best align with their wants and needs. Candidates representing every open district attended, utilizing the casual event to engage their voters.
The event was presented in partnership with NewsTalk KRMG AM 740 and FM 102.3, Leadership Tulsa and the League of Women Voters.
To read more, click here.
The annual Partners In Education kickoff celebrated the start of the 2011-12 school year. The event, presented by TulsaTech and Williams Companies, featured speakers including Dr. Keith Ballard, Tulsa Public Schools superintendent, and Andre’a Murrell, diversity and community relations senior specialist for Williams Companies and the Partners In Education Steering Committee chair.
The program highlighted the remarkable talents of TPS students from across the district. Kerrigan Hall, a seventh grade student at KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory, gave a speech about the importance of partners. The Carver Middle School Choir and Kendall Whittier World Music Advanced Drummers provided entertainment during the morning’s events. Dr. Keith Ballard offered inspiring words to teachers and educators in the audience, highlighting advancement in testing scores and looking ahead to future successes following Project Schoolhouse.
The Partners In Education program connects children and teachers with corporate, education, volunteer, government and civic leaders for the common goal of increasing the quality of education for all students in Tulsa Public Schools. There are currently 1,500 businesses, philanthropic and community service organizations in the Partners In Education program. Interested organizations are encouraged to contact Heather Johnson for more information at email@example.com or 918-560-0218.
Tulsa primary election approaching
The primary election for the city of Tulsa will be held Sept. 13, 2011. All nine city council districts will be on the ballot. In the primary, Democrats and Republicans will decide who will represent their parties in the general election, Nov. 8.
Primary elections in the city of Tulsa are partisan. Only registered Democratic voters are allowed to vote in the city of Tulsa Democratic Primary, and only registered Republican voters are allowed to vote in the city of Tulsa Republican Primary. Voters who are registered as independent will not vote until the city of Tulsa general election, scheduled for Nov. 8, 2011.
There are only Republican primaries for districts 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9. Districts 3, 4 and 7 have Republican and Democratic primaries. District 1 has a Democratic primary.
Texas League All Star Game
The Texas League officially announced Tulsa and the Drillers will play host for the 2012 U.S. Cellular Texas League All-Star Game next summer. The game will be played at ONEOK Field and will feature the North Division All-Stars against the South Division All-Stars. This will be Tulsa’s fifth time to host the 75-year-old event.
“Downtown Tulsa and ONEOK Field are a great setting for this historical game,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Chamber. “We haven’t had the All-Star game here since 1999, and Tulsa is excited to introduce it to ONEOK Field and the number of new, cool things to do and see downtown.”
The night of the game will also offer a number of pre-game activities, like home run hitting contests with the League’s top hitters and a few of the area’s top high school hitters as well.
Visit www.tulsadrillers.com for more information.
SEDC Communications Awards
The 2011 winners of the Southern Economic Development Council’s Communications Awards recently were announced. The Tulsa Metro Chamber won awards in categories including publication advertising & campaigns, audiovisual and internal communications package. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce also triumphed in numerous categories.
All of the winners were on display at the 2011 SEDC Annual Conference, Aug. 14-17, in Asheville, N.C. For a full listing of award recipients, click here.
This week's top prioritiesExecutive Office
• Speaking at the Owasso Chamber monthly luncheon
• Hosting quarterly College President’s meeting
• Hosting Leadership & Elected Officials Golf Outing at Cherokee Hills Golf Course
• Attending Governors Economic Development Team Meeting and listening to site consultant presentation
• Follow up with ODOC concerning recent industrial RFP
• Meeting with airport official to continue discussions on property development at Tulsa International Airport
• Prospect meeting with company interested in a downtown location
• Speaking at the monthly meeting of the American Public Works Association Northeast Oklahoma branch
• Hosting Mayor’s Retention Breakfast focused on technology
• Small Business Council monthly meeting
• Meeting with local manufacturer regarding expansion needs
• Recruiting 2012 Resource Campaign leadership
• Organizing and leading conference committee with MAKO (a four state chamber executives meeting) as co- chair
• Working on first draft of 2012 budget
Education and Workforce
• Partners in Education realignment due to Project Schoolhouse
• College Access Career Readiness coach recruiting
• Governor’s Career Pathways project
• Development Series on Urban Design & Tulsa’s Potential
• 2012 Community Partner Applications
• TYPros Boomtown Awards
• Presenting to the State Legislature’s Task Force of Tax Credits and Economic Incentives
• Hosting the Leadership and Elected Officials Golf Outing
• Attending City Council candidate debates
Tulsa Sports Commission
• Bid presentation preparation for Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Dallas on Sept. 13th
• Marketing for ABA BMX Grand Nationals at NBL Nationals in Louisville over Labor Day Weekend
• Planning for Bill Connor’s Sports Dinner and TSC Poker Tournament
• Attend HSMAI MEET National tradeshow in D.C.
• Working on travel writers FAM tour
• Welcoming the American Miniature Horse Registry Nationals
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.
Eskimo Joes Promotional Products Group, Inc.
Hallborne Design Associates
J. T. Power LLC
Quality Steel Coating
Systems Analyses and Solutions, Inc.
Tulsa Gas Technologies
Tulsa Soccer Club Hurricane
Greenwood Healthcare Specialists for
Greenwood Healthcare Specialists For Women, PLLC
Calvin Monroe, M.D.
1216 E. Apache Street
Tulsa, OK 74106