Jenks has become a growing community that still boasts small town charm. President of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Annette Bowles has enjoyed living in Jenks and feels that the business outlook of the area is positive and will continue to improve with new developments.
The likelihood of Tulsa’s local economy to resume its strength and vitality will depend upon the stability and growth of our local small businesses. More than 75 percent of those employed in Tulsa work for a business of 50 employees or less. When the effects of a recession hit a community, it is small business that is hit the hardest and takes the longest to recover. Local businesses are committed to Tulsa and that’s why the City of Tulsa needs to be committed to them to do whatever the city can to help their recovery and growth.
Tulsa’s Young Professionals announces The Forge, a business center that includes a physical space for small businesses (similar to an incubator), a meeting place for entrepreneurs, and a resource of knowledge for creating the next generation of business leaders.
Paula and Bill Jacobs have enjoyed welcoming visitors to the Owasso Tree and Blackberry Farm for many years. Having established rows of Christmas trees over 22 years ago, the Jacobs decided to create a summer activity for both themselves and the community to enjoy. Soon, the rows of Christmas trees were surrounded with acres of blackberries.
When the media is throwing around terms like “jobless recovery,” it’s a little easier to understand how a drop in the unemployment rate can actually be bad news.
As the economy turns around, a business in Jenks is pushing for shoppers to keep their sales tax dollars local.
Liv-A-Little Boutique & Gifts, a shop located at 201 E. Main Street, kicked off the idea for the campaign last month.
Getting married brings joy — and a few unexpected challenges. One such test is filing a tax return. Preparing before tax season will help couples transition to filing as husband and wife smoothly. The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants offered four tax prep tips for newlyweds.
Acting off the public and congressional outrage over lending practices, the Federal Reserve created new rules Tuesday geared to protect credit card users from getting slammed by heavy late fees and other penalties.
Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers has announced the launch of the eEditions, according to publisher D. Forrest Cameron. “We are very excited to launch this product, which will continue to keep us up to date for our readers and advertisers,” says Cameron. “The eEditions will complement our print editions as well as our website.”
The Business Center of the Tulsa City-County Library is available for anyone interested in starting a business, improving their business or enhancing their business knowledge.
CYCLE : From left, Doug Duke, Kasey Frost and Adam Vanderburg take suggestions for future bicycle rack locations around downtown. Potential stimulus funds are available that could help add several bike racks in strategic locations.
Kevin J. Gross has been named president of the Oklahoma Division for Ardent Health Services and chief executive officer () of Hillcrest HealthCare System (), beginning June 28.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma (), a subsidiary of American Electric Power, is reducing its charge to customers for the cost of fuel used to generate electricity. The June reduction in the fuel cost adjustment is largely the result of lower prices for natural gas and will help to mitigate and, in some cases, totally offset, the company’s annual return to on-peak prices, which also takes effect in June.