Bixby High School Receives 2011 College Readiness Award

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Bixby High School has received the “2011 College Readiness Award” for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.

ACT, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization which provides assessment, research, information and program management services in the broad area of education and workforce development and the publisher of the ACT Assessment.

The ACT Assessment is the college admissions test that is used and accepted by all colleges nationwide and throughout Oklahoma. In 2011 over 76 percent of Oklahoma students took the ACT which is the predominant college achievement and readiness achievement test in Oklahoma.

According to Karen L. Pennell, asst. vice president and ACT Southwest regional manger, “we wanted to recognize those Oklahoma high schools which have made significant strides in increasing the college readiness of their graduates as demonstrated by their ACT score increases over the past five years. This can only happen as a result of the high school’s faculty and staff efforts and the dedication of Bixby High School students and parents to focus on college readiness and raise the level of college readiness for all students.

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Buy Bixby – Stay Local, Win Big

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Some call it a “win-win” for all concerned, sponsors, customers, and the city itself.

For the fifth year, retailers and restauranteurs in Bixby are offering a $10,000 incentive to lure shoppers and eaters during the holiday season.

The “Buy Bixby” program relies heavily on sponsors — the businesses who choose to participate by giving away tickets for the drawing or offering prizes.

Indeed, according to Bixby Director of Economic Development Trish Richey, the city itself does not give away any money.

The money comes from the sponsorships, and the businesses also determine just how to distribute those chances at the jackpot.

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Bixby City Projects

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Erik Enyart, city planner for the City of Bixby, says this list does not include speculative new developments which he hears about every day, but it does share what is planned for Bixby right now. Within the month, The Bixby Bulletin will explore and expand on some of these undertakings.

Reasor’s supermarket, which will go south of Lowe’s and east of Chili’s will break ground soon.

Encore on Memorial, a 248-unit upscale apartment complex at 126th St. S. and Memorial Dr., is under construction.

North Bixby Commerce Park is in the works.

In 16 acres west of Fire Station No. 2 on 121st St. dirtwork/grading is in progress as approved by FEMA and the City of Bixby.  When the buildings are to be constructed, the mini-storage part of the development will begin, the first three of eight mini-storage buildings.  The site plan and PUD also call for three “trade center” buildings in the middle, such as are found in Crosscreek and Park Place / Market Pointe South at 111th St. S. and Memorial Dr.  The front lot is planned for a retail strip center.  Those developments, and the rest of the mini-storage buildings, would proceed when the market allows for them.

First National Bank is to be developed at 9696 E. 101st St. S. (southwest corner of 101st St. S. and Mingo Rd.

Communications Federal Credit Union is to be built at 11894 S. Memorial Dr.

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Connect Over Breakfast – March 28, 2012 7:45 to 9:00 AM

         Business Relationships Generating Business Opportunities

Successful business people understand that effective networking is about developing long lasting connections with other professionals. Join the Chamber and begin building relationships with other Chamber partners in our new breakfast series held at MeadowBrook Country Club.

Fear, Purpose, Legacy.

Guest speaker, Teri Aulph, CEO of Teri Aulph Consulting, LLC, is a renowned consultant, speaker and writer. Having held executive positions in Fortune 500 companies, she has equipped herself with valuable knowledge for business success.

Through this series, Fear, Purpose, Legacy, Teri will educate on leadership and the key qualities of successful leadership. This series is divided in three parts:

Fear: Examining the risk and reward of sustaining fearless
Purpose: Focusing on defining your purpose as a leader.
Legacy: Laying the foundation today to build the legacy you
want to leave tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 28th – Fear
7:45 to 9:00 AM

MeadowBrook Country Club
9300 East 81st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
Map Link

$10 for Partners
Special Pre-Pay Pricing: Attend all 3 Breakfasts for $25

$12 for Non-Partners

Premier Location Sponsor

Monthly Sponsor

Please RSVP by March 26th for adequate catering and seating arrangements.
For more information or to RSVP contact us at or call (918) 366-9445.


Breakfast with the Board – February 15, 2012 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM

Breakfast with the Board Logo
MeadowBrook Country Club
9300 East 81st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133

Wednesday, February 15th 
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

Sponsored by Tulsa World


To RSVP contact the Chamber by emailing 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

KVOO 98.5 Cash Machine at Genghis Grill – November 25, 2011

10438 South 82nd East Avenue
Tulsa OK, 74133

Attention Shoppers!!!
Want some free cash to do your Black Friday shopping?

You’re invited to eat at Genghis Grill on Black Friday, November 25th and have a chance to grab $1,000 Cash!!!

KVOO 98.5 will be doing a van hit from 12:00 PM 1:00 PM and will be providing a cash machine for your chance to grab as much as you can carry as well as collect more Buy Bixby tickets!

Present a receipt from any participating Buy Bixby business dated 11/25/2011, and your can register for a chance to earn EXTRA TIME in the cash machine!!!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to earn FREE cash for your holiday shopping!!!

(Must be 18 years or older to register for a opportunity to enter the cash machine)

Get to Know Your Chamber Reception – May 10, 2012 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Presented by                                                                               Premier Quarter Sponsor

Join other Partners for an afternoon break of relationship building while learning about benefits, marketing opportunites, and programs available exclusively to Chamber Partners.

Thursday, May 10th
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express & Suites South/Bixby
8405 East 102nd Street South
Tulsa, OK 74133
Snacks and drinks provided

Reservations required by Monday, May 7, 2012
RSVP by calling (918) 366-9445 or emailing

Location Sponsor                                                       Hosted by


2012 Annual Gala: Secrets of the Speak Easy – January 27, 2012 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

2012 Annual Awards Gala

You’re Invited to the 2012 Annual Gala

Click here to fill out Sign-up form.

Friday, January 27th
SpiritBank Event Center
10441 South Regal Boulevard
Formal Attire
Cocktails 6:00 PM
Dinner Served 7:00 PM
Password will be required at the door.
This year’s event will include an awards presentation & live auction, followed by dancing & music by the Stars Band.
Casino-Style games will be available during Cocktail Hour.


Atlas General Contractors
Bixby Public Schools
Citizen’s Security Bank
Cox Business
Doc’s Country Mart
Espo Fire & Water
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Oklahoma Natural Gas
River Spirit Casino
Saint Francis Health Systems
TRC Disaster Solutions
Tulsa Tech
Valley National Bank

VIP Table of 10     $2,500

  • One VIP Positioned Table of 10
  • Stage Recognition at Gala
  • Full Page Color Ad in Gala Program
  • Logo Inclusion on all Event Marketing

Table of 8         $1,500

  • One Table of 8
  • Stage Recognition at Gala
  • 1/2 Page Color Ad in Gala Program
  • Name Inclusion on all Event Marketing

Casino Table Sponsor     $750

  • 4 Gala Tickets (Open Seating)
  • 1/4 Page Color Ad in Gala Program
  • Name inclusion on all event marketing
  • Recognition at Casino Table

Business Sponsor     $175

  • 2 Gala Tickets (Open Seating)
  • Name Listing in Gala Program

Individual Tickets         $75

Non Partner Tickets     $95

1/4 Page Color Program Ad     $50

Learn Over Lunch – March 16, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Berkeley Group Sponsor


Holiday Inn Bixby
8405 East 102nd Street South
Tulsa, OK 74133
Friday, March 16th
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. Over Lunch will be held on the third Friday of each month, launching October 21, 2011. Bring your lunch and take some time out of your day to learn from an expert.

Facilitator:Berkeley Group
Free to Attend – Bring your lunch!

Reserve your spot by emailing

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