Trunk or Treat – October 27, 2012 3:00PM-7:00PM

It’s Trunk or Treat time in downtown Bixby!  Sponsored by the Bixby Optimist Club, the FREE family fun event will be held in Charlie Young Park, at the corner of Dawes and Cabaniss in downtown Bixby, on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 3pm to 7pm.

Bring your kids to enjoy trunkfuls of candy, an inflatable Jumpin’ Jupiter and slide, games, face painting, entertainment, a Car Show, and lots of fun contests with prizes, including Best Costume and Nickel in a Haystack.

If your company or business would like to sponsor an event, or you have questions, please contact Curtis Evans (President of Bixby Optimist Club) at 918-230-9848.

Grab your ghouls and boys for a fun afternoon of Trunk or Treat!  “The more, the scarier”

Trunk or Treat! Sponsored by Bixby Optimist Club
Charlie Young Park, corner of Dawes & Cabaniss, downtown Bixby
Saturday, October 27th, 2012        3pm-7pm
REE to the public!

Bixby to Get a Sprouts Farmers Market Next Year

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Sprouts Farmers Market will open its third Oklahoma location in Bixby next spring. The Bixby store will be located on the southeast corner of East 101st Street and South Memorial.

The Arizona-based business specializes in natural and organic foods.

The other two Sprouts Farmers Markets are located in Oklahoma City and Edmond.

Sprouts Farmers Market says it is ranked number 1 as the fastest growing retailer in the U.S. according to a publication of the National Retail Federation.

The store is set to open in May, 2013.

Bixby Teams Up with Area Cities to Create Joint SWAT Team

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Three cities in Green Country are pooling their resources to fight crime more effectively.

Bixby, Sand Springs and Sapulpa Police Departments are forming a three city SWAT team, called the Southwest Area Tactical team.

Bixby police officer Rene Torres plans to try out for the newly constructed team.

Since Bixby doesn’t have their own SWAT team, they’ve had to call in help from the Tulsa Police Department or the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

“Throughout my law enforcement career there’s been times where we’ve called different agencies to assist us in search warrants and things of that nature, barricaded individuals,” said Torres. “Sitting on the sidelines, observing and one day hoping to do something like that.”

For the last year…

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Connect Over Breakfast – October 24, 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 breakfast series held at MeadowBrook Country Club.


Regionalism is becoming a widely known practice in our country, and is a priority of the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce.  The practice of working together with other area Chambers, cities, and private entities is necessary for our region to remain a strong economic metropolitan area.

This month’s speaker will be Mike Neal, President/CEO of the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce.  He will educate attendees on what regional efforts are already in place, and what the future holds.
Wednesday, October 24th
7:45 to 9:00 AM

MeadowBrook Country Club
9300 East 81st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
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$10 for Partners
$12 for Non-Partners
Please RSVP by October 19th for adequate catering and seating arrangements.
For more information or to RSVP contact us at or call (918) 366-9445.

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Regional Collaboration Will Move Northeast Oklahoma Forward

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From the outside, the trials and successes of the Tulsa Metro Chamber’s work in moving the region forward may not always be apparent. However, under the leadership of community volunteers, the chamber team is dedicated to accomplishing the mission of bringing new business to the region and retaining and growing existing businesses.

More than 130 public and private sector regional partners support regional economic development efforts through Tulsa’s Future, the chamber’s economic development initiative. Tulsa’s Future also unites 27 organizations representing 16 northeastern Oklahoma communities to enhance the economy and quality of life of the region. More than 10,800 jobs have been announced since 2011; of which more than half are above the initiative’s target income of $50,000 or greater, annually. The jobs that exceeded the target annual income of $50,000 or greater support additional jobs with an estimated income totaling more than $295 million.

The dynamic communities of northeast Oklahoma are also united through Tulsa’s Future in a strong commitment to regional economic development. Area chambers of commerce solidified that commitment in 2011 upon entering into an economic development compact, a groundbreaking moment in the region’s history. The partnership includes the chambers of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Sapulpa, Sand Springs and Owasso. The spirit of collaboration continues to expand, with other area chambers expressing desire to join the compact.

While Tulsa’s Future is a regional collaboration, the importance of a…

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Bixby Might Use Vision2 Funds for Bridge Over Arkansas River

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BIXBY – An effort to put a bridge over the Arkansas River in southern Tulsa County has life again

Bixby Mayor Ray Bowen said his city would propose spending its $11.3 million share of Vision2 funds on helping to build a bridge somewhere on the river, if voters approve the initiative on Nov. 6.

Such a bridge – a Bixby goal since 2004 that has long been opposed by south Tulsa leaders and residents – makes the most sense for the city, he said.

The City Council will take the idea to a town hall meeting if Vision2 passes, he said.

“I think it would be something just about 100 percent supported by our citizens,” he said, adding that “few projects will offer as much potential to improve public safety, quality of life and economic development for our community and this region.”

Because a bridge would cost far more than Bixby’s share of the funds, the city would likely seek additional funding from state agencies or area municipalities – possibly including Jenks, which joined Bixby in a previous bridge proposal, City Councilor Steve Todoroff said.

He said the city has no specific location in mind, but that it would consider Yale Avenue and points east.

“It depends on who…”

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