Common Core 101: What’s the fuss about?


What is Common Core? Adopted in Oklahoma in 2010 and set to be fully implemented this year, Common Core is a set of K-12 educational standards in English language arts and mathematics that has been adopted voluntarily in 45 states. The standards are designed to ensure students graduating from high school are prepared for college […]

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Teachers line up behind Common Core

Brian Paschal, Chamber SVP of Education and Workforce

The urgency is growing. As state lawmakers consider bills that would hold back academic standards at a time when Oklahoma students are falling further behind their national and international peers, local teachers are coming forward to call for staying the course for the sake of our children. Oklahoma’s legislature chose in 2010 to adopt Common […]

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‘I cannot silently stand by’: Local CEO urges support for Common Core

Dr. Paula Marshall, CEO, Bama Companies

Editor’s note: This article was originally a letter to state legislators dated Feb. 27, 2014. An analysis from the 2011 Skills Gap Report from the National Manufacturing Institute reported that 67 percent of business respondents experienced a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers with 56 percent anticipating the shortage to grow worse in […]

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Involvement opportunities abound through Tulsa Regional Chamber

Ruth Littlefield, Senior Vice President, Membership Development & Relations

The best way to get value from your membership in the Tulsa Regional Chamber is to get involved, and there’s no shortage of opportunities available. With our extensive list of involvement options, our members can truly make a difference for their business and for northeast Oklahoma. The Tulsa Regional Chamber offers a multitude of opportunities […]

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Low price strategy- worth the cost?

by Jessica Flint, entrepreneurship program manager

Suggesting high vs. low prices on your product or service can in itself raise some eyebrows. After all, drawing people in with rock-bottom price is the best strategy, right? One of the most interesting things I’ve learned in price strategy is that keeping prices low and relying on discount strategies can kill a business. Here […]

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Tulsa-region economy projected to grow in 2014

Bob Ball, Economist

Tulsa-region economy projected to grow in 2014 The Tulsa region earned national attention throughout 2013 for its strong economic progress. Northeast Oklahoma outpaced other regions in the areas of job creation, business attraction and other key economic drivers.   The regional economy should continue to grow steadily in 2014, with continued gains projected in employment […]

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Chamber Small Business Council serves as voice of regional small business

Shaun Epperson, Communications Manager

The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Small Business Council serves as the voice of small business in the Tulsa region, advocating for a thriving small business environment. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from council members regarding what their involvement in the Chamber means to them and their business. John Stava, President, Stava Building Corp. […]

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Macy’s breaks ground on Tulsa County fulfillment center

April 17, 2014

Federal, regional, local and state officials joined Macy’s April 17 in celebrating the groundbreaking for the retailer’s 1.3 million-square-foot, $180-million fulfillment center in north Tulsa County. The center represents the largest Tulsa-region jobs announcement in nearly a decade. “This day is a testament to the commitment Macy’s has made to the Tulsa region-a commitment that […]

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More than 70 business leaders join Tulsa Chamber for three days of federal advocacy in D.C.

April 10, 2014

The Tulsa Regional Chamber traveled to Washington D.C. with more than 70 local business leaders earlier this week to lobby Oklahoma’s federal delegation and advocate on behalf of the Tulsa region and state of Oklahoma. The Tulsa contingency spent three days holding meetings and briefings at the U.S. Capitol, where business leaders spoke to Oklahoma’s […]

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Free legal services available at The Forge on Friday, April 11

April 10, 2014

Carrie M. Luelling with startup law firm Clue Law will be providing sessions at The Forge with individuals and companies on a first come, first served basis Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Interested individuals can book appointments of 30 minutes or 1 hour by emailing info@theforge-tulsa.com.  More about Carrie: Carrie is a passionate advocate for her […]

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Protect Our County propositions pass

April 2, 2014

Tulsa County voters passed propositions to build a new Juvenile Justice Center and expand the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center yesterday to address critical public safety issues in Tulsa County. County Commissioner Karen Keith and Sheriff Stanley Glanz called the successful passage of the Protect Our County propositions a huge win for the Tulsa region.  “Voters […]

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Chamber launches Let’s Do Business Tulsa

March 31, 2014

Let’sDoBusinessTulsa.com is a free member benefit intended to increase sales and help companies throughout the region gain high-quality exposure. Let’s Do Business Tulsa allows users to make exclusive offers, request products and services and generate attention for their business. Get started today by visiting Let’sDoBusinessTulsa.com. GAIN EXPOSURE. Your offers can be viewed and reserved by […]

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BizJet opens new facility, launches expansion

April 11, 2014

Tulsa-based BizJet International unveiled a facility April 10 that will house a new product line the company is introducing as part of its long-term growth strategy. At least 60 jobs are being added as part of the newly-announced expansion. BizJet International Sales & Support announced earlier this year that up to 250 jobs are being […]

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Chamber, volunteers Rev.It.Up with launch of Resource Campaign

April 10, 2014

The Tulsa Regional Chamber and a group of highly-motivated volunteers gathered at Tulsa’s Renaissance Square April 10 to kick off the Chamber’s annual Resource Campaign. The 10-week (April-June) campaign provides 30 percent of the Chamber’s annual operating budget. More than 130 volunteers help the Chamber generate revenue by selling sponsorships for programs, events, publications and […]

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TYPros brings Uber ridesharing to Tulsa

March 27, 2014

International ridesharing company Uber launched uberX transportation service in Tulsa on Thursday in response to a surge of support following a recent Tulsa’s Young Professionals “Bring it to Tulsa” campaign. Beginning today, Tulsans can summon a trained local driver to take them anywhere in the Tulsa area using Uber’s smartphone app. “Tulsa’s Young Professionals made […]

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Chamber nominees win big at Small Business Administration awards

March 24, 2014

Five Tulsa-area small business leaders nominated by the Tulsa Regional Chamber for the prestigious U.S. Small Business Administration awards have been named award honorees, the SBA announced. The 2014 state winners will be honored at the Oklahoma State Capitol and an awards luncheon June 10th. “The Tulsa region’s entrepreneurial spirit is embodied by these award […]

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Larry Mocha honored by U.S. Small Business Administration

March 19, 2014

Larry Mocha, long-time Tulsa Regional Chamber volunteer and president and CEO of Tulsa-based  manufacturing firm APSCO Inc., is being honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year for Oklahoma. As Oklahoma’s Small Business Person of the Year, Mocha will compete for national honors in Washington, D.C. Winners will […]

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Chamber Report-March/April 2014


Chamber Report-March/April 2014


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2014 Tulsa Regional Chamber Annual Report


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2014 Spring/Summer Visitor’s Guide


A guide to the best things to see and do around Tulsa.


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Communications Media Contacts


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Chamber Report Jan-Feb 2014


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2014 Member Directory


A complete directory of the Tulsa Regional Chamber member base (printed 2/5/2014)


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2014 OneVoice Legislative Agenda + Political Directory


2014 OneVoice Legislative Agenda + Political Directory


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ChamberCare Plus


ChamberCare Plus Brochure


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Nov/Dec 2013 Chamber Report


In this issue: Aerospace firms celebrate growth, small business highlight, Tulsa hits a home run with Big XII and more


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Oklahoma business groups support Common Core


The Tulsa Regional Chamber supports Common Core for a better business environment, economy


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Sept./Oct. 2013 Chamber Report


In this Issue: Improve Our Tulsa, Tulsa Run, VisitTulsa annual meeting and more


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2013-2014 Partners In Education Handbook


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2012-2013 VisitTulsa Annual Report and 2013-2014 Outlook


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TYPros Informational Brochure


Download this one-page brochure with information about TYPros including events, crews, initiatives and how to get involved.


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Chamber Report: July/August 2013


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Regional Economic Update 8.5.13


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Schapiro study: The real value of joining a local chamber of commerce


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    The Tulsa Regional Chamber and several community partners have launched an unprecedented 24-week initiative to gauge the state of the Tulsa area’s workforce and draft a regional plan for workforce development by Summer 2014 aimed at improving job training opportunities for residents and keeping the…
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    - BR Smith, LLC
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