Grow business by connecting at Breakfast Network
Expand your business by joining other regional business leaders at Breakfast Network on Thursday, May 12 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place, 6110 S. Yale Ave.
The Circuit Breakfast Network series provides an excellent opportunity to connect with other professionals, promote your business and build your contact list with more than 200 area business representatives. Bring plenty of business cards for the three table rotations.
Pre-registration cost is $20. The cost is $25 to register at the door for members and $30 for non-members. Click here to register online or call 918.560.0212 or e-mail email@example.com.
Small Business Benefactors
Legislative Briefing Breakfast May 6
The Chamber will host its mid-session Legislative Briefing Breakfast Friday, May 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 E. Second St.
Legislators and Chamber leaders will give a progress report of regional priorities and issues currently being discussed at the Capitol, giving attendees a first-hand opportunity to hear remarks from their representatives regarding the 2011 OneVoice Legislative Agenda.
Cost to attend the breakfast is $30 a person. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 918.560. 0212 or click here to register.
Don’t forget to add the wrap-up briefing on June 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency to your calendar as well.
Small Business Awards honor Tulsa’s rising entrepreneurs
Tulsa Metro Chamber will honor emerging entrepreneurs and the best in small business next month at the 2011 Crystal Star Small Business Awards luncheon scheduled for May 17. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Jim Stovall, best-selling author of “The Ultimate Gift,” president of Narrative Television Network (NTN), the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year, and a former U.S. Chamber of Commerce businessperson of the year.
The Chamber’s Crystal Star awards are presented each year to small businesses that represent vision, innovation and dedication, all of which are critical to improving the Tulsa regional economy.
Join us as we recognize the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding small businesses in the region, noon-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 E. Second St. Cost to attend is $40 per member, $50 for non-members or $1,000 for a corporate table of eight. For reservations, register online, call 918.560.0212 or e-mail email@example.com.
Small Business Benefactors
Monthly Capitol Luncheon next Wednesday
Join Chamber leaders and state legislators next Wednesday for an informative briefing of issues currently at the forefront of session discussion. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will be joined by a number of legislators from across the state to update attendees on the session’s progress, bills of interest and regional priorities.
The luncheon will be at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, 4040 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. To attend, please contact LToya Knighten at 918.560.0278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber regularly hosts events aimed to keep membership and partners informed of legislative progress and priorities. To see other upcoming events please visit our website, www.tulsachamber.com and click on events.
“The Rules of Networking"
Join us for the April Small Business Forum to learn the finer points of being an effective networker.
How many times have you been left waiting by the phone wondering what went wrong? You wore your nice suit, you paid for lunch - and still that business connection seemed to fall flat. Why? We've always been warned not to mix business life and personal life, but this is one case where it pays to double-dip. We've all gotten advice about dating, but how often does someone tell you "The Rules" when it comes to networking.
Sharí Alexander of the Expert Message Group, LLC unlocks the secret to why you might not get called back. In both business and dating, people are trying to put their best foot forward and make a good first impression. In this program, you'll learn how to walk the fine line of networking by applying the lessons everyone remembers from dating. With some body language techniques, influential communications, and some good old fashion common sense, learn the do's and don'ts of successful networking to establish strong relationships right from the start. Just like dating, there are certain rules that will lead you to the (business) relationship of your dreams.
The forum is scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m., Tuesday, April 26 at the Hillcrest Oklahoma Heart Institute, 1120 S. Utica Ave. (in lecture hall I located on the corner of 12th and Trenton). Click here for a detailed map. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and the event will start promptly at 7:45. Small Business Forums are free for Chamber members, and members are welcome to bring non-member guests and principal employees who can benefit from the event. (First-time guests of members are free.) Non-member price is $20.
Click Here to register online or contact Warren Unsicker at 918.560.0235 or email@example.com. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register by Friday, April 22.
The Small Business Forum is a monthly workshop series designed to help small businesses by bringing together experts from various fields to offer insight and answer questions about issues important to area small business owners and their principal employees.
Day at state Capitol focuses on small business
Small businesses, state agencies and chambers of commerce from across the state will gather for a day of dialogue and advocacy at the 13th annual Small Business Day at the Capitol May 3 in Oklahoma City.
Join the Tulsa Metro Chamber to hear from legislative leaders, statewide officials and agency heads about issues currently affecting small business in Oklahoma. The day’s program includes a welcome in the House and Senate Chambers, and a legislative luncheon and meet and greet. Speakers will include Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Senate Pro Tempore Brian Bingham, Speaker Kris Steele, Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez, among others.
Small Business Day at the Capitol is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 at the State Capitol in the Second Floor Rotunda, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Register Online at www.ok.gov/ltgovernor. For more information, contact Ashley Kehl at 405.521.2161.
Tulsa Metro Chamber is a sponsor of this event.
World League Men’s Volleyball tickets now on sale
Tickets are now available for 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.
Click here to purchase tickets or visit TU’s box office inside the Reynolds Center, 3208 East 8th St., between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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
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.
Add your events to VisitTulsa, Tulsa Sports Commission events calendars
VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission, part of the Tulsa Metro Chamber’s convention and visitors program, offer free online event calendars to help residents and visitors learn about and attend events happening in the community.
Local event organizers can submit their events to either calendar for free by selecting the “submit event” links found on visittulsa.com and tulsasports.org. VisitTulsa and Tulsa Sports Commission staff will review and approve event before it appears live on the site.
This free service is offered to help event organizers promote their event, increase attendance and attract out-of-area visitors.
Follow us at: