Bixby Metro Chamber’s COVID-19 Response & Update

Our COVID-19 Response

On behalf of the Bixby Metro Chamber and Bixby Development Foundation Board of Directors and Staff, we want to first and foremost let you know that you and your businesses remain the highest priority for us. The current COVID-19 situation is uncharted territory for all of us, and our number one goal is that all of our businesses come through this challenging time successfully.

Chamber staff will remain available for the needs of our Partners – we will be working remotely, but are always available via email and phone. The Chamber offices will be closed to the public until March 27th, at which time we will reevaluate the situation.

We want to remind you of all the online options available to our Partners to market their businesses:

  • Partner to Partner Email Broadcasts
  • Hot Deals & Partner to Partner Deals on bixbychamber.com

Help Us Promote YOU:

In addition, we would love to let people know that you are open for business, offering take-out services, online gift certificates, etc. Please send any details to Jamye at jdavis@bixbychamber.com for inclusion in our emails and social media posts.

How to prepare you and your employees – COVID-19 HR Update for Your Business via Zoom with Kristi Spaethe of the People Perspective will be held Tuesday, March 17th via Zoom. You can join us by visiting this URL: https://zoom.us/j/2427315199

The decision has been made to adjust many of our upcoming events out of the need for social distancing and the safety of our staff and Partners:

March 19th Ribbon Cutting – POSTPONED
March 24th Perfecting Your Partnership – ONLINE via Zoom
March 25th Leadership Bixby Day at the Capitol – CANCELLED
March 26th Ribbon Cutting – POSTPONED
April 1st Business@Lunch – CANCELLED (Speaker/Topic will be rescheduled)
More details regarding these postponed events will come in the next few weeks.

Thank you,

Krystal Crockett
President/CEO
Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

SBA Emergency Loans

Printable Guidance for Employers

Pandemic Information from Ready.Gov

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers

Oklahoma State Department of Health & Updates

 

Buy Bixby 2019 Winning Numbers Announced

The winning numbers for 2019 Buy Bixby were announced Friday, December 13th.

The winning numbers for December 13th are:

1307242 – JuJax’s Pub

0831198 – Native Releaf Dispensary

1765683 – Primeaux Mitsubishi

0614194 – Communication Federal Credit Union

The winners have until Tuesday, December 17th at 5:00 PM to claim before new tickets are drawn.

 

Bixby Mourns Passing of Owners of Scott’s Hamburgers

Story by Glenn Schroeder found on KRMG.com

Bixby know if you want a great burger, head to Scott’s Hamburgers.

Generations of Bixby residents have enjoyed items like the Big Hoss with cheese, tator tots and tea.

However, right now the restaurant is dark.

Sadly, Kenny and Glenda Simmons, the longtime owners of Scott’s, passed away on Wednesday.

Jim Kirkpatrick owns a printing business down the street from Scott’s.

“They’ve been…”

Read full article here.

Exclusive peek inside new Reasor’s store in Bixby

Story by Russell Mills found on KRMG.com

TULSA, Okla. —

The Tulsa area’s newest, most modern grocery store will open its doors Wednesday in Bixby.

Reasor’s stores owner Jeff Reasor gave KRMG an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new store a week before it opens near the intersection of S. Memorial and E. 111st St.

He noted the unique design elements of the store, which he says are geared to appeal to his largely female clientele.

“The ladies are going to pick up on the textures and the colors and the angles. Eighty percent of my customers are women, so we’re trying to really tailor the store for them.”

Among other amenities, the store features a place to sit and enjoy the fresh-cooked deli offerings, sushi, baked goods and other items available in the restaurant area of the store.

The market also features two “education centers,” basically cooking stations which will be manned by trained chefs seven days a week.

The chefs will teach quick, easy techniques to customers as a way to encourage them to broaden their horizons and do more home cooking and to help increase his sales.

“The general population..”

Read full article here.

Breakfast with the Board – November 28, 2012 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM


Holiday Inn & Suites
10200 E 81st St

Wednesday, November 28th 
7:45 AM to 9:00 AM

The Bixby Metro Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most influential individuals in Bixby and the South Tulsa area. Enjoy breakfast while visiting and hearing from your BMC Board.

Learn about the future of the Chamber while building relationships with other Partners and our Board. A Director will be seated at each table and the Chairman of the Board will take questions from the group.

Tickets are $15
To RSVP contact the Chamber by emailing info@bixbychamber.com or by calling (918) 366-9445.

Taste of Bixby 2012 Vendor Submission Application

Please fill out this application if you are interested in a vendor booth at the 2012 Taste of Bixby. Food Vendors will be notified of acceptance no later than May 24th, 2012

Discover Bixby – November 13, 2012 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Lunch Sponsored By:

Leaving from SpiritBank Event Center
10441 South Regal Boulevard

Join the Mayor of Bixby, Ray Bowen, the Economic Development Director, Trish Richey, along with Bixby Historian, Linda Boles as you discover one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing cities.

Learn about upcoming developments as well as the current location of our school systems, Kimberly Clark and some of our larger employers. You will also visit the new residential community, River’s Edge by Magnolia Homes.

The Bixby Historical Society will share the history of Bixby as well as point out historical landmarks and upcoming developments.

Discover Bixby is a Free Chamber Partner Benefit – Space is Limited

Tuesday, November 13th
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Leaving from the SpiritBank Event Center
10441 South Regal Blvd

 

For information or to reserve attendance, contact the Chamber by emailing info@bixbychamber.com or by calling
918-366-9445.

Bixby Police Department Renovation

Story by Zack Stoycoff found on TulsaWorld.com

BIXBY – The city’s police officers will have room to stretch their legs when the Police Department moves to a recently renovated floor of City Hall later this year.

The second-floor renovation of the building at 116 W. Needles Ave. gives the department about 50 percent more floor space, Police Chief Ike Shirley said.

Officers are sharing the first floor with city personnel, communications personnel, the city jail and a fire station, and they often sit two or more to an office, he said.

“This will be kind of a morale boost to our officers,” Shirley said. “It’s kind of difficult to do our jobs right now with the facilities we have. We’ve got very cramped quarters.”

Funded by part of a $10 million bond proposal from 2011, the renovation reinforced the two-story building’s walls to ensure structural integrity, particularly on the top floor.

It also expanded restrooms and included cosmetic updates for the second floor as well as the downstairs City Council Chamber and municipal courtroom.

City Council meetings have been held in an alternate room during the renovation.

“It was a pretty extensive…”

Read full article here.

Rites held for ‘Mr. Bixby,’ Bill Pittman

Story By NATALIE O’NEAL World Staff Writer found on TulsaWorld.com

BIXBY – When Bill Pittman stuck his head in your office, you could practically hear the gears turning in his head with a newly thought-up plan or idea. He was a “soft-spoken visionary,” said Tom Outhier, president of the Friends of Irving Foundation and Pittman’s friend of 40 years.

Pittman’s active involvement in his community earned him the moniker “Mr. Bixby.”

“There really wasn’t anything going on that he wasn’t a part of or didn’t start,” Outhier said.

After retiring from Telex Computer Products, Pittman started looking for a new pastime. About that time, the city of Bixby was thinking of selling neglected park land just north of the Arkansas River Bridge on Memorial Drive.

But Pittman “felt that it was very…”

Read full article here.