Local executive Bill Clary finds passion volunteering with Junior Achievement


  Junior Achievement had Bill Clary hooked before he knew it. Clary, managing director at MIRATECH Corporation, volunteered as a partner in education through the nonprofit organization in 2008, expecting to help out here and there while his son was a student at Edison. This July, he’s taking over as chair for Junior Achievement’s Tulsa region. […]

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Consultant: Workforce initiative proves value of developing local talent

Joel Simon, Vice President for Public Sector Services, CAEL

MORE INFO: Learn about the Workforce Analysis Project and why it matters to all residents of northeastern Oklahoma Editor’s note: Joel Simon is a lead consultant on the Workforce Analysis Project The consulting team leading the regional Workforce Analysis Project enjoyed another positive visit to Tulsa on March 24 and 25 and we continue to […]

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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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VIDEO: Tulsa teacher says Common Core promotes deeper thinking


A wide range of local business and education leaders and professionals have come forward to support Common Core in Oklahoma, arguing that higher educational standards controlled at the local level are key to children’s success and the competitiveness of Oklahoma graduates. Among the latest is Tulsa teacher Bonnie Stone, who says Common Core will help children […]

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Unprecedented workforce initiative begins to take shape


The Tulsa region’s ongoing — and unprecedented — Workforce Analysis Project is beginning to take shape. Consultants and project facilitators from CAEL, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, revealed these preliminary findings Tuesday at the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Employer Workforce Outlook Conference at the Holiday Inn Tulsa City Center. The data for west, east and north Tulsa […]

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Keonté Carter

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Shagah Zakerion

Executive Director, Tulsa's Young Professionals

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Brian Paschal

Senior Vice President, Education & Workforce

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Kuma Browne

Program Manager, Education

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Denise Reid

Director, Talent Strategies and Recruitment

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Edison selected for new AP Capstone program

April 3, 2014

TULSA, Okla. – Edison Preparatory High School was recently selected to participate in the new Advanced Placement AP Capstone diploma program. The program, which launches in the fall, provides the opportunity for students to develop critical thinking, research and communication skills. “We are really excited to be able to offer the AP Capstone Diploma Program […]

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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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The Forge receives state business incubator accreditation

March 20, 2014

The Forge’s downtown Tulsa business incubator has been accredited by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as a certified small business incubator, making its tenants exempt from state business income tax, The Forge announced Thursday. The accreditation was hailed as a milestone for the facility, which opened in 2010 as an initiative of Tulsa’s Young Professionals. […]

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Neighborhood meetings set for regional Workforce Analysis Project

March 13, 2014

Residents and community leaders who want a say in improving their communities can attend one of three neighborhood meetings this month as part of a region-wide, neighborhood-to-business collaboration to identify the needs of residents and improve access to job opportunities in northeastern Oklahoma. Attendees will be asked to talk casually about their opinions on challenges, […]

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Pelco Structural honored for education partnership

March 12, 2014

Pelco Structural, LLC was honored Tuesday with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Economic Development Grant for the Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award, which highlights successful partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses. The company was nominated for the award by Rogers State University, which has a longstanding partnership to increase educational opportunities for […]

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Building Our Future: Education & Workforce Division


All you need to know about the Chamber's Education & Workforce Division


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2014 Education Guide


Use this comprehensive guide to research education opportunities in northeastern Oklahoma, with information for all levels and types of education.


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Mosaic: guide to workplace inclusion


The Chamber's diversity business council shares information about workplace inclusion and the impact on the regional economy; includes advice for implementing inclusion initiatives at your company or organization.


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Chamber Report-March/April 2014


Chamber Report-March/April 2014


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Workforce Initiative 3.25


Employer Workforce Outlook Powerpoint - 3.25.14


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Workforce Analysis Project Presentation


A presentation describing the 2014 Workforce Analysis Project


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Communications Media Contacts


Communications Media Contacts


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Chamber Report Jan-Feb 2014


Chamber Report Jan-Feb 2014


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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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Sept./Oct. 2013 Chamber Report


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


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The Bull-Pen mentorship program at The Forge


The Forge, TYPros entrepreneurial incubator, offers tenants free mentors in a variety of fields. Download this information sheet to learn more.


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2013-2014 Partners In Education Handbook


2013-2014 Partners In Education Handbook


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Chamber Report: July/August 2013


Chamber Report: July/August 2013


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National Council on Teacher Quality Presentation


Download the PowerPoint Kate Walsh presented to Chamber Forum attendees on the current status of preparation teachers are receiving at Oklahoma colleges.


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Workforce Services and Programs


Workforce Services and Programs


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Finish For Greater Tulsa Flyer


Print out this flyer to share information about the importance of post-secondary education and why increasing the number of graduates in Tulsa will improve the economy.


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Tulsa’s Young Professionals Relocation Guide


Young professionals who are considering moving to Tulsa should check out this guide to everything Tulsa has to offer for YPs.


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Organizational Best Practices for diversity & inclusion


Mosaic, the Chamber's diversity business council, shares some tips for ensuring your workplace is an inclusive environment. Feel free to download and share.


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Can you be a Partner In Education? Download this quiz to find out!


Learn about Partners In Education opportunities for businesses and non-profits of all sizes. You can make a difference in the lives of TPS students, find out how!


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Mosaic Information Sheet


Learn about Mosaic, the Chamber's Diversity Business Council.


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  • FREE EVENT: Show your support for the people and organizations that make Partners In Education possible by securing your seat at the annual PIE Recognition Award Ceremony, where Tulsa Public Schools and the Tulsa Regional Chamber will recognize the work of those who have given tirelessly throughout the year to benefit Tulsa's children. www.tulsachamber.com/PIEAwards

  • Member only benefit: Create a personal relationship with your state legislators at a private luncheon. {http://bit.ly/1frmEHd}
  • Earlier this week, Tulsa Chamber execs joined local business leaders and Gov. Mary Fallin for the annual Tulsa's Future update meeting. Read more about our ongoing efforts to bring high-quality jobs to the Tulsa region at TulsaChamber.com.


    Tulsa’s Future bolsters regional, state economy - Tulsa Chamber
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    The Tulsa Regional Chamber-led Tulsa’s Future plan is playing a leading role in boosting economic development in northeast Oklahoma and bolstering the state economy. That’s what Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, regional business leaders and local elected officials reported at the annual meeting for Tu…
  • #TalentTuesday | We’re working on an unprecedented strategy for developing the #NEOKWorkforce. What should the regional workforce look like? You tell us: http://bit.ly/1mzPdXj


    Tulsa Regional Workforce Initiative - Tulsa Chamber
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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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  • It's Tulsa's FIRST Open Streets event and a celebration of all things downtown! Help us re-imagine southern downtown's surface parking desert as a hub of foot and bike activity during Street CReD: Urban Core 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4! Activities for the whole family and young professionals include live music, chalk art, mini golf, bike rentals, pop-up shops and far more!

  • In just over one week, we will transform surface parking lots into pops of activity, bring more than 20 vendors and 30 partners to ignite each corner of downtown with vibrancy and open up the streets of Downtown Tulsa for the people instead of cars at Street Cred: Urban Core.

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