Learn Over Lunch – January 20, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Learn Over Lunch educational program, partners will mentor other partners on important business skills including personal and professional development, educational growth and the latest trends and technology. Learn Over Lunch will be held on the third Friday of each month. Join us for lunch and take some time out of your day to learn from an expert.

Myth Busters of Buying Health Insurance Direct from Insurance Companies

Friday, January 20th
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
10441 South Regal Boulevard, Suite 104
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Facilitator: Susan McGinnis
Free to Attend

Reserve your spot by emailing info@bixbychamber.com.

Reservations are required.
Join us at 11:30 to enjoy lunch. Program begins at 12:00.

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Bixby Christmas Parade – December 9, 2011 6:00 PM

201 South Main Street
Bixby, OK 74008

It’s time to put on the calendar the annual Christmas parade, sponsored by the Bixby Rotary Club.

According to Tim Olsen, an intern for the City of Bixby, the theme this year is “A Storybook Christmas.” The parade line-up begins at 5 p.m. on ”D” St., east of Central Elementary where parade volunteers will direct entrants to their positions. The parade begins at 6 p.m., following the route from the staging area at Central Elementary: from 4th St. to D St., to 5th St., to Main, to Breckinridge, to Montgomery St., to Dawes, to Kidd, to Breckinridge, to B St., returning to the staging area.

Entry forms may be found at http://bixbyrotaryweb.com/

Story from Staff Reports found on BixbyBulletin.com

Bixby Theatre Takes New Twist on Frankenstein

Story from Staff Reports found on BixbyBulletin.com

Following the success of the various productions of Macbeth, Into the Woods, and Clue last year and riding on the successful turnout of Antigone this year, the Bixby Theatre, Bixby High School,  is proud to announce that it will now be producing Mary Shelley’s famous work, Frankenstein in the high school auditorium. The play was re-imagined by playwright Victor Gialanella,  and Bixby Theatre seems to be going on with its level of ambition shown at the beginning of the year with the level of complexity in the design of this play. “Steampunk” is the design concept, with cogs, gears, and other mechanical devices being in the forefront on top of a Victorian setting.

Frankenstein opens to a man, Victor Frankenstein, attempting to bring life to an amalgamation of dead bodies, and ends up creating a creature that is beyond what he wanted, evidently creating a nightmare for his life. This story has been rewritten many times, with slight changes here and there, but Bixby’s Theatre department seems to be going with just one look to the play, and is staying there, “enthralling its audience with visual eye candy, and immersing them into the story that leaves them wanting more.”

Performance dates are slated for December 1, 2, and 3.  Opening night on December 1 will be a “pay what you can” night, in order to give Spartan Students the opportunity to…

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School App for Parents

Story by Kim Archer found on TulsaWorld.com

Imagine checking your child’s school grades and lunch menu, and then emailing the principal with a quick tap – all from a dedicated application on your smartphone.

Even better, the app is free.

School districts across Oklahoma are snapping up the free apps, while many across the country and Canada are inquiring about getting a mobile application for their districts just from word-of-mouth, said Steve McDaniel, a founder of Norman-based School Connect.

The app provides GPS features, push notifications, secure access to students’ grades, school lunch menus, class schedules and more.

The company was launched this past summer, starting with an app for Norman Public Schools. Since then, around three dozen schools in Oklahoma and Ohio have signed on, including several Tulsa-area school districts, McDaniel said.

“We’re off to the races now,” he said.

The company has…

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Bixby Interact Offers Christmas Program for Single Parents

Story from Staff Reports found on BixbyBulletin.com

Bixby Interact is a service organization that is supported by Bixby Rotary.  Our goal is to have one local community project and one International project.  President is McKenzie Vermillion, Vice-President is Chelsea Vonderhaar, Secretary is Lindsay Marshall and the Treasurer is Chelsea Reynolds.  The Rotary Liasion is Jeff Frable and Faculty advisor is Bob DeCelle.

One project we are offering to the Bixby community is child care to single parents or any parent who would like to go Christmas Shopping!

Child care will be provided in the Multipurpose Building on campus at Bixby High School, Friday, December. 2, 4  to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday December 3,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $1 per child.  Christmas movies will be shown, in addition; the children will have opportunities to participate in games and crafts.  Call Bob DeCelle @ Bixby High School (918) 366 -2222 ext 2431.

 

Bixby Church Hosted A Day Of Free Services ‘For The City’

Story found on NewsOn6.com

BIXBY, Oklahoma –

Some of Oklahoma’s Own are giving back to the city of Tulsa in these difficult economic times.

The first ever “For the City” event took place Saturday at “The Crossing” Church in Bixby. Folks got haircuts, oil changes, car washes, and food and all of it for free.

“People are having difficult times, and have real needs that need to be met, and we’re just doing what we can to meet those needs,” said Jeff Henson, pastor at “The Crossing.”

Between 80 and 90 volunteers spread out in the community Saturday. Henson hopes to build upon Saturday’s event, as other community churches get involved in the future.

According to its official website, “The Crossing” is a nondenominational Christian church.

Click here for full story complete with video and photos.

New Bixby Metro Chamber President/CEO Named

Bixby, Oklahoma
The Bixby Metro Chamber Board of Directors announced Thursday that Krystal Crockett has been promoted to President and CEO for the organization.

Dr. Steve Greene, Chairman of the Board stated, “We are excited that we have a competent in-house candidate to fill this position. We had several high quality candidates apply from throughout the country. Six candidates were interviewed in Bixby.   We feel that Krystal is an exceptional chamber executive and we are pleased to promote from within.”

The Board of Directors unanimously approved Crockett as President and CEO Thursday morning.

Krystal Crockett has been with the Bixby Metro Chamber since 2009, and has been acting as Interim Director since October 3rd.  She will begin her new position immediately.

The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit organization consisting of business and community leaders who have joined together to promote the civic and commercial progress of our community.

BMC is Bringing Out the Best in Business by offering partners opportunities to promote and brand themselves in our community; assisting in building relationships through networking functions; and keeping partners informed and educated all to ensure thriving, prospering businesses.