Some time in the next 18 months or so, weather permitting, Bixby will have a brand new $60 million shopping center named Regal Plaza.
With 880 feet along Memorial Drive just south of East 104th St. (just south of the Starworld 20 movie theater) as the primary entryway, the project will eventually consume 26 acres of Bixby real estate. The idea, says Sherry Remy, who serves as the marketing genius for Regal Plaza and her son Tim, the developer, will be to have a gargantuan collection of upscale shops and restaurants to serve the Bixby and south Tulsa areas. But there is more, and it is the more that makes this project of interest to people who live miles away: It will have the only privately owned event center in Oklahoma.
Mayor Kathy Taylor today announced that the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) will continue to provide emergency medical services and ambulance services to Tulsa citizens.
From left, Panera customer Elizabeth Fleet, Panera Franchise Owner Sue Stees and Panera Baker Melinda Davis are among those encouraging customers and neighborhood communities to reach out to someone in the spirit of kindness during Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Downtown Tulsa Unlimited (DTU) has released a new quarterly development guide called “In the Loop: An Insider’s Guide to Development Within the IDL.” This comprehensive guide will make it easy to keep up with the numerous recent developments in downtown Tulsa spurred from both Vision 2025 projects and independent private development. The first edition is a 28-page resource document that gives background and status updates on 44 different projects either announced, in-progress, or recently completed within the Inner Dispersal Loop in downtown Tulsa.
Forty-six Tulsans have been named to leadeship Tulsa Class 37. Leadership Tulsa participants are selected through a competitive process and participate in a nine month program beginning Jan. 18 to introduce them to all sectors of city leadership. Participants explore the systems and the needs of the city, discuss the wide range of issues, and develop skills and contacts to make a positive impact. Participants also participate in service learning opportunitessuch as non-profit board internships and community projects.
Last October the vendors and employees of Jackie Cooper Imports got the letter they were expecting from Candace Easley.
“One of the most rewarding things I do,” said this year’s letter, “is to organize Christmas for many of the underprivileged children and families in the Tulsa area. Some of the most memorable, touching times of my life have been watching the faces of the children we help each Christmas.
The Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce honored Tulsan Larry Mocha at a reception at the Tulsa Historical Society on Jan. 9.
From left are State Chamber Northeastern Area Manager Mark D. Rathe, State Representative Pam Peterson, Mocha, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and State Representative Lucky Lamons. Mocha is owner of Air Power Systems in Tulsa and is past chair of the State Chamber.
Twenty-First Century Financial Services Company and Central Bancompany have jointly announced an agreement in which Twenty-First Century will merge with Central Bancompany, according to Tom Bennett of ONB Bank and Trust Company. Twenty First Century is the parent company of ONB Bank and Trust Company.
Rex Public Relations, L.L.C. moved to the 23rd floor of the Mid-Continent Tower, 401 S. Boston Ave. Rex Public Relations had been located on the lobby level of the building since the firm was founded in 2002 by CEO Ryan Rex.
Charles B. “Chuck” Wilson has joined Republic State Mortgage of Houston as a managing partner in Tulsa. Republic is a full service mortgage lender. Wilson, a veteran Tulsa-area mortgage lender, says that in addition to mainstream mortgage products, Republic offers a portfolio of special lending that offers highly competitive and innovative borrowing opportunities. Wilson can be reached at (918) 810-5515 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber honored volunteers at its annual meeting Jan. 11. Dan Ellinor of Bank of Oklahoma received the Chairman’s Award, Jack Majors of Farmers Insurance was awarded the Hospitality Club Volunteer of the Year, and Lynda Wingo of Miss Helen’s Private School was honored with the Award of Excellence.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber elected Chet Cadieux, chairman, chief executive officer and president of the QuikTrip Corporation as the 2007 chairman of the board of directors at its Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 11.
New Tulsa County Commissioners John Smaligo, left, and Fred Perry, right, join Commissioner Randi Miller in meeting with the press after Smaligo and Perry were sworn in Jan. 3 at the Tulsa County Administration Building and also after their first meeting as the new Board of County Commissioners.
When some of his friends had former Tulsa County Commissioner Bob Dick over for a celebration Jan. 16, he discovered he was the bill of fare; the subject of a “roast” in which the guest of honor is raked over verbal coals much to the hilarity of his friends.
Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry celebrated his second term with First Lady Kim Henry, left, and Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor along with approximately 330 friends and supporters in Tulsa at the historic Mayo Hotel Ballroom on Jan. 6.