As someone notorious in our family circle for forgetting birthdays and anniversaries, I’ve adopted the habit of celebrating momentous occasions throughout a week, month or season. The same goes for Earth Day. This year’s focus will be on e-savings. My tip for you is to set your search engine home pages to Blackle. Invented by Google, this search engine simply flips your background to black and your lettering to white, saving energy every time you “Google.” You can also do this for your electronic reading devices such as iBooks, which is also easier on your eyes. Below are a few other tips I thought you’d enjoy.
The Food for Families and Letter Carriers Food Drive, benefitting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and its 450 Partner Programs, began Thursday, April 11 and will conclude with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11.
The Chamber and VisitTulsa are truly excited to be partnering with Hart Energy on a new conference coming to Tulsa this April. Based in Houston, Hart has been a leader in energy publications and conferences for over 30 years and we are so proud they have chosen Tulsa as the place to launch the latest in their successful series of conferences.
Each year, the Tulsa Engineering Foundation, the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation and the Construction Specification Institute present the Tex Richardson Engineering and Science Guidance Award to an instructor for outstanding achievement and service in engineering and science guidance activities in the State of Oklahoma. The award was established in 1992 to recognize both teachers and engineers in Oklahoma who demonstrate exceptional service in guidance activities for students.
March was a mega-entertainment month. Did you enjoy a performance or show that you’ve added to your biggest hits list? Maroon 5 or Muse at the Center? Willy Nelson at the Hard Rock? Hairspray at the Convention Center or Peter Pan at the ?
Sometimes it takes the youngest among us to remember what and why we do what we do. I talk a lot about recycling but what about litter? In my new career with Union Schools serving as video producer for the district, I get to meet bright students working on innovative projects.
Since 2007, the Tulsa Regional Chamber has led a community-wide effort to advocate for the Tulsa metro at our state’s capitol with one unified voice. This advocacy tool, the OneVoice agenda, has grown exponentially since its first year, and legislators have grown to view the OneVoice agenda as the go-to reference when considering the region’s priority issues.
Editor’s note: Newspapers is pleased to present a monthly column focusing on the unheralded enterprises and initiatives of all the resourceful, creative folks in and around the city. We will feature articles that explore the diverse ways innovative and successful people contribute their talents and ideas to make the Greater Tulsa community vibrant and second to none for quality of life.
Engineers are problem solvers. They are also designers who use math, science, technology, and creativity to solve a given problem. Their skills are usually applied to high-tech, scientific, or industrial fields, and many specialize in computer, mechanical, chemical or aerospace engineering.
The term “quality of life” is used quite often when describing what’s great about the Tulsa region. A sometimes obscure term, quality of life is used to represent just that – the quality of one’s life as a citizen of Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma.
While some cities across the country experienced economic uncertainty in 2011, the Tulsa region continued to achieve momentum in job growth and other national rankings. The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s mission is to improve the quality of community life through the development of regional economic prosperity and is done in collaboration with committed partners throughout the region.
‘Tis the season for food, family, fun and gifts. And while the holiday season generates joy and togetherness, it can also generate a lot of waste and pull money out of our local economy.
Wouldn’t we all like to make the holidays more meaningful? Change the emphasis from gift giving to sharing the season in a manner that does not include hours shopping online or going to the mall. Lucky for us, there are options. Winter outdoor activities abound nearby, like Winterfest, Guthrie Green events, various runs, parades and tours of holiday lights. And when you’re ready for indoor fun, you can be assured that the Performing Arts Center is ready for you.
With University of Tulsa football, we hear the name Chapman Stadium. Who were the Chapmans?
H. (Happy) Allen Chapman passed away in 1979. His wife, Mary Kathryn Lancaster Chapman, died in 2002. Their business interests and philanthropy are very much visible throughout our state. Thanks to Donne Pitman, a family confidant, long-time employee in the family firm and a trustee of the family foundations, you can hear the H.A. and Mary K. Chapman story at www.voicesofoklahoma.com. You will enjoy, and maybe be surprised, by the story of people who have left us so much and who have made Oklahoma so special.
Downtown Tulsa hosted two sustainability conferences in one weekend, highlighting an increase of interest in sustainability locally and nationwide. Downstairs in the Hyatt Regency, Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business hosted its 2nd Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference. Upstairs, The Environmental Federation of Oklahoma hosted its 21st Annual Meeting with the theme, “Smart Growth: Balancing Resources, Environment and the Economy.”