The Connection has a number of events designed to meet your business goals. See all of our upcoming events below.You can also take advantage of local business events through our business education calendar.
Small Business Socials are relaxed, reception-style networking events that are free and open to all small business owners and their employees. These quarterly events are designed to help you build relationships with your peers and strengthen our small business community.
This event is designed for member small business owners to build relationships over casual conversation. Join a small group of business owners and meet and share ideas during lunch. While you are never with the same group twice, participants are encouraged to follow up with their small group beyond the lunch. Cost to attend is $20, which covers your meal and gratuity.
A new event created by our Women Business Leaders program, designed to connect women in business through laughter and storytelling. Share funny stories from the workplace and network with peers in a casual, unique way.
Sip & Solve encourages women to work together and solve problems on a variety of topics over drinks. Hear from an expert for 15 minutes and work with your table to practice problem solving.
The Connection encourages you to #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Shopping locally puts money back into the region's economy, ensuring valuable tax dollars help fund our communities' core services.
Small businesses need only to let us know they are participating - and what deals the are offering shoppers - and the Connection will advertise the deals on social media and push them to local news media.
Need ideas on where to shop? Browse through the Chamber's member directory to find local businesses.
Small Business Week is a national event, usually held the first week of May. It is a week to celebrate the impact small business has the local economy, and the Connection holds various events throughout the week including a visit to City Hall, educational events and a small business social. Stay tuned for a complete schedule of 2019 Small Business Week events.
The annual Summit and Awards Luncheon is the Connection's largest event designed to inspire and educate small businesses. Bringing in national speakers, local small business experts and more than 500 small businesses, the Summit is the region's premier small business event. The event also features the annual Crystal Star Awards presentation, which honors the region’s outstanding small business owners and their companies.
The fifth annual Tulsa Small Business Summit & Awards will be held Sept. 27, 2018. The keynote speaker is Kim Hicks, VP of digital media for Disney Worldwide.
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