When It Comes to Building Tulsa, The Kings Rule
“…Plenty of room to swing a rope. Plenty of heart and plenty of hope.” From Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma—Oklahoma’s state song.
Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) Campaign Chair Gary Paxton, Trailblazer Chair Dick Williamson and TAUW President and CEO Kathleen Coan served up fun at the TAUW’s 2007 Sandblazer event held Aug. 3 at Helmerich Park.
Books and Bedding
SUITE DONATION: Family and Children’s Services family support specialist Julie Chase, left, and family support co-director Robyn Haley, right, accepted over 100 bedding sets and 120 children’s books from Candlewood Suites general manager Tracey Church and managing partner Jeff Hartman, center.
Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and her husband Bill Lobeck (left) hosted a PGA reception on Aug. 9, the first official day of the tournament. In the center is PGA Director of Business and Community Relations Earnie Ellison. To the right are Tulsa City Councilors Cason Carter and Bill Martinson.
READY FOR FOOTBALL:
Celebrating the new Case Athletic Complex (in the background) at TU are, from left, Head Coach Todd Graham, benefactor and fan Mike Case, TU President Steadman Upham and TU Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham. Tulsa opens at home Sept. 15 with BYU, then hosts OU Sept. 21.
As part of the PGA week, Meadowbrook Country Club hosted golf fans and featured Calloway Golf and Jackie Cooper Imports.
Standing next to a Mercedes Benz C300 are, from left, Meadowbrook Director of Sales Diane Wheatley and General Manager Libby Meyers and Jackie Cooper General Sales Manager Steve Lujan and Infiniti and Volvo Sales Manager Andy Truman.
Media members from around the world were at Southern Hills to cover the 89th PGA. Local media also worked hard to give fans up-to-date information.
Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, second from right, led a volunteer mission to clean up trash and to make sure as much grass on public roads was trimmed and mowed before visitors arrived in town for the PGA. She appreciated the helpers at the volunteer check-in at Johnson Park on Aug. 4 and all the others throughout the city.
Tulsa Metro Chamber CEO Mike Neal, center, enjoyed the PGA week, as he hosted many out-of-town guests.
Here, at Mayor Taylor’s PGA reception, he is with Nat Smith of BanCorp South of Monroe, La. and Tulsa City Councilor Rick Westcott.
River’s Future to be Decided October 9
Is the timing right to vote on a tax package to develop the Arkansas River corridor in Tulsa County?
Tulsa County Commission Chairman Randi Miller is confident that when the proposed .4-cent sales tax is presented to the people it will be resoundingly accepted.
Thriving Expo Square Awaits Fair
The Tulsa State Fair is coming Sept. 27 and will run through Oct. 7, but that’s not the only thing exciting for those who work at Expo Square.
Area Comprehensive Plans Move Forward Together
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
Growth in a community can be a two edged sword. It can provide economic opportunity and jobs or it can spin out of control creating more problems than it solves. The City of Tulsa and surrounding city governments are hard at work on plans designed to guide the growth of their communities and provide for the common good. It’s not an easy task according to Pat Treadwell, manager of planning and economic development for the City of Tulsa.
Mankiller, Wallis Named 2007 Tulsa Press Club Headliners
Wilma Mankiller, first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation and best selling author Michael Wallis have been named 2007 Headliners by the Tulsa Press Club. The two will be honored at a banquet held on Sept. 7 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Tulsa.
Tulsa Hispanic Chamber Honored by State Farm
The Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber recently honored State Farm Insurance for its role in the ongoing success of the Chamber’s Small Business Academy. Ed Martinez and Mike Ruiz of State Farm both received plaques in recognition of their support.
Local Heros Honored
The Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Tulsa Hotel and Lodging Association recently celebrated “See American Week” and honored local business people who made an impact on the local economy by bringing meetings and events to Tulsa.
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