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                                                                                                  BARTLESVILLE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                                                                                                        201 SW Keeler, Bartlesville, OK 74003
                                                                                                   (918) 336-8708

                                                                                                          IT’S TIME FOR BUSINESS.

                                                                                                             April 19, 2009
  Board of

                                     Bartlesville Regional                                        Leadership Bartlesville
                                    Chamber of Commerce                                                 Class XVIII
                                    105th Annual Meeting                                           Elects Class Officers

                                   Thursday, May 21 at 6:30pm                     S   cott Griffin, Coordinator/Instructor of the Culinary Arts Program at
                                                                                      Tri County Technology Center, was recently elected by his Leadership
                                                                                  Bartlesville classmates as President of Leadership Bartlesville Class XVIII.
                                  Bartlesville Community Center
                                                                                  The role of the class president is to represent the class and lead it through
                                                                                  the community project determined by the class.
                             Presenting Sponsor
                                                                                                              “Being chosen president by my LBXVIII peers
                                                                                                           is a tremendous honor. It is even more special due
                                                                                                           to the caliber of community leaders in our class.
  This year the Bartlesville Regional    wonderful collection of silent auc-                               As we continue to become more effective leaders
Chamber and presenting sponsor, 66       tion items you won’t want to miss                                 and learn more about our dynamic community, I
Federal Credit Union will pay tribute    bidding on. Stay awhile as the cash                               am grateful for the positive impact the Chamber’s
to the 100th anniversary of the Santa    bar and entertainment will continue                               Leadership Bartlesville program provides. I look
Fe Depot, 1909 - 2009 that currently     until 10:00 pm. Come and enjoy a                                  forward to an even more active role in helping to
houses the Bartlesville Regional         wonderful evening celebrating the                                 promote and develop Bartlesville and the wonder-
Chamber of Commerce, the Bartles-        depot’s 100th anniversary along with                              ful lifestyle it provides,” said Griffin.
ville Development Corporation and        the 2008-09 year of the Bartlesville     Scott Griffin
                                         Regional Chamber.                                                   Suzanne Jette, Client Advisor-Investment Spe-
the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
                                                                                  cialist at Arvest Asset Management, was elected Vice President and will be
Chamber members will enjoy an eve-
                                           Individual reservations and table      responsible for class communications and assisting with project execution.
ning of networking with friends and
colleagues, a cash bar, entertainment,   sponsorships are available online          “Being part of Leadership Bartlesville has been an amazing experi-
a plated dinner, a short meeting with    at or by contact-   ence. I have learned so much about the many different aspects that make
the presentation of the Chamber’s        ing Cherie Carrington at 336-7372,       this community what it is. I feel fortunate to have
annual community awards, and a             been selected for this program, and honored that I
                                                                                  was chosen to serve as Vice President for such a
Leadership Sponsor                       Entertainment Sponsor                    diverse and skilled group of leaders,” said Jette.
                                                                                    Leadership Bartlesville is a leadership develop-
                                                                                  ment program that informs, motivates, and increas-
Award Sponsors                                                                    es the awareness of selected participants through
                                                                                  sessions and interaction with community decision
                                                                                  makers. The goals for the Leadership Bartlesville
                                                                                  program are to develop participant awareness of                 Suzanne Jette
Dessert Sponsor         Hillcrest Country Club
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CHAMBERNEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHAMBERNEWS
Continued from page 1

  the Bartlesville area, its problems, challenges and opportunities by exam-
                                                                                                                                                                        Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
ining the major systems which contribute to patterns of life in the area; to
provide opportunities for communication among emerging and established                 Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                    Solicits Nominees for                                                               CONGRATULATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                   Jim Gillie Citizen Award                                                          Oklahoma Wesleyan University
leadership for public and private organizations, planning bodies and com-         Welcomes the Disney Institute to Tulsa on May 19, 2009
missions; and to motivate and encourage participants to assume community                                                                                                 Bartlesville is full of special volunteers that give unselfishly of their time                  Men’s Basketball Team
leadership roles.
                                                                                 I  t doesn’t take any training to recognize that the world’s economy has taken a
                                                                                    significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development
                                                                                 training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit. A one-day local work-
                                                                                                                                                                       and talents to our community. The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Com-
                                                                                                                                                                       merce is now accepting nominations to recognize a special volunteer for his or
                                                                                                                                                                       her contributions.
                                                                                 shop, the Disney Keys to Excellence program is a rare and affordable opportunity to
                                                                                 learn best business practices from Disney insiders, and discover ways to easily and     If you know of someone who has given unselfishly of their time and talent
                                                                                 immediately adapt and apply those best practices to pick up the pace in these slow    for the benefit of our community, take a few minutes to nominate them for the
                                                                                 economic times.                                                                       Jim Gillie Outstanding Citizen Award. This award is presented once a year to a
                                                                                   Organizations from across the nation and around the world have learned proven
                                                                                 philosophies, adapted critical lessons, and implemented effective processes to reap
                                                                                                                                                                       regional “hero.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
                                                                                 the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.      In order to be eligible for this award, the person must have ten years or more
                                                                                   Professional development doesn’t cost—it pays. It pays by creating a framework      of volunteer service in our community.
                                                                                 of focused energy in a vacuum of uncertainty. It pays by helping an organization
                                                                                                                                                                        Past award recipients have been Donna Kay Fenstermaker 2008, Ann-Janette
                                                                                 gain share in a slow economy. It pays because it has been proven to strengthen
                                                                                 employee morale and retention, which will be critical to emerge from tough times.     & Jay Webster 2007, Charlie Daniels 2006, and Bill Cordill 2005.
                                                                                   IMPORTANT: Please use Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s                      To nominate a special volunteer, send a letter (or letters) describing in detail
                                                                                 promotional code BRCCMNP to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when register-                  what makes this person an outstanding citizen. Please mail your nomination(s)
Rep. Earl Sears, H.J. Reed, Rep. Steve Martin, Senator John Ford speak to
                                                                                 ing. Additional group discounts are available. No prerequisite training required.     to Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, 201 SW Keeler Ave, Bartles-                                   Applications for
                                                                                                                                                                       ville, OK 74003, or email to Multiple nomina-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Youth Leadership Class IV
                                                                                   TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER GO TO:
attendees in the Governer’s Conference Room.
                                                                                                                                                                       tions are encouraged. April 30, 2009 is the deadline to submit nominations.

       Chamber Public Policy Committee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now Being Accepted
      Hosted Bartlesville Day at the Capitol                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and ACT-Active Com-

    The 2009 Bartlesville Day at the Capitol was held Tuesday, April 7,
                                                                                                                                 Bartlesville Day at the Capitol
                                                                                                                                 facilitator Mike Wilt presents
                                                                                                                                 Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins
                                                                                                                                                                                         Save The Date:                                                      munities for Teen—will be conducting the fourth annual Youth Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             class at Adams Boulevard Church of Christ. This class will be offered to 20
2009. Bartlesville Day at the Capitol brings business, Chamber and eco-
nomic development leaders from the Bartlesville community together with
                                                                                                                                 with a commerative book of
                                                                                                                                 Bartlesville authored by Scott
                                                                                                                                                                         ConocoPhillips Update Forum                                                         eighth-grade graduates from Bartlesville Public Schools. We hope that with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             greater knowledge and perspective this class will gain the tools to be our
key legislators and government officials in an informal setting.                                                                 Perkins of the Price Tower                                                                                                  future leaders.
                                                                                                                                 Arts Center.
     The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Com-                                                                                                                                                                                        The goals for the Youth Leadership Program are to develop participant
mittee hosted the event along with title sponsor AEP/PSO. Leadership                                                                                                                                                                                         awareness of the Bartlesville area, to provide opportunities for students to
Bartlesville Class XVIII and other Bartlesville citizens took advantage of                                                                                                                             Friday, May 15 at 11:30am                             learn more about the public and private organizations that make our com-
the opportunity to learn more about the Oklahoma State Capitol, state poli-                                                                                                                            Bartlesville Community Center                         munity successful, and to motivate and encourage participants to become
tics, and various ways Bartlesville is represented by our legislators.                                                                                                                                                                                       involved in their community.
    This year’s agenda included several key speakers such as Oklahoma                                                                                                                                  Featured Speaker: Jim Mulva                           The program consists of five full-day sessions that cover such topics as
History Center Historian Dr. Bob Blackburn, Speaker of the House Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, Jim Mulva,        local government, education, tourism, the arts and human investment
Benge, Senate Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and Lt. Governor Jari Askins. Addi-                                                                                                                                 will be presenting his annual update.                 industries. Youth Leadership takes place June 1 through June 5, 2009. If
tionally, the group was introduced to both the House of Representatives and
                                                                               State Senate President Pro Tem                                                                                          Individual reservations and table sponsorships        you would like more information please contact Nora Wegener at 336-8708
Senate in their respective galleries.                                                                                                                                                                  are available online now at,
                                                           Sponsored by:       Glenn Coffee with Mike Wilt                                                                                                                                                   or
     For more information about the 2010 Bartles-                                                                                                                                                      select the Chamber calendar. Or contact Cherie
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Carrington at 336-7372 and by email to                Applications may be picked up at the 8th grade student’s school or may be
ville Day at the Capitol, please contact your Bartles-                                                                                                                                       
ville Regional Chamber of Commerce at                                                                                                                                      Jim Mulva                                                                         downloaded from the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce web-
336-8708 or e-mail                                                                                                                                                                                                                site: There is no tuition fee for this program.
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 The mission of the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is to
 promote economic and community development and to improve the
 business climate and quality of life for all Bartlesville area citizens.

      2008–2009 Chamber Board
                                                                                                          The following is a list of discounts being offered to Chamber members by other members. To receive the
                                                                                                          discount, simply show the participating business your discount card. If your business needs additional cards,
                                                                                                          or if your business would like to participate in this free program, call the Chamber at 336-8708.
                                                                                                          1st Choice Lawn Care: 1/2 off your First Application (on a 5-6 step program) on up to 8,000 square feet. Call 333-5296.
                                                             Executive Committee
                                 Chair, Donna Skelly, McAnaw & Company Realtor
                                                                                                          5 Star Media (The Digital Billboard): 10% off month to month advertising and 15% off with a one year contract. Call
                                                                                                             Kasie Hixon at 331-0302 for information.                                                                                            Become a Hometown Tourist:                                                                Flips and Hits!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upcoming Area Events
                                                                                                          Action Communication: 12 % discount to Chamber members. Call 333-5600.
                              Chairman Elect, John B. Kane, Kane Cattle Company
                  Secretary/Treasurer, Sherry Musselman Cox, Musselman Abstract                           Avon - Diane Auksela: 10 % discount on Avon products; also birthday discounts. Call 331-0334.                                                                                                                                 Bartlesville Plays Host to
                                                                                                          Barb’s and Super Six Haircuts: Designer perm, regular $75, only $35. Call 333-8060 and request Chamber of                                                                                                                   Two Upcoming Sports Events
                                                                               Vice Chairs                  Commerce Special.                                                                                                       Whether you have friends and family visiting the area or would like to
                                                             Byron Boles, Boles Jewelry
                                                 Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Asset Management                    Berkshire Salon and Day Spa: 10% off any service to Chamber members. Call 331-0888.                                       become a tourist in your hometown, Bartlesville has plenty to offer to keep        May 8 - 10, Bartlesville will host the
                                                             Dan Gilliam, ConocoPhillips                  Body by Colaw: Free Fitness Assessment and $200 off a training package of 6-weeks or longer. Call 331-0404.               friends and family entertained. Many of these events are free or very afford-    Women’s 2009 USA Gymnastics Level 9
                                                                                                          Body Blast LLC Youth Health and Fitness Club: 10% off first month for both Youth and Ladies Only Daytime Hour             able for any budget!                                                             Western Championships. Over 400 young
                                                                   Board of Directors                       members. Come in or call for a free fitness class (918) 213-4423.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     women will be present to compete in this
                                                 Dr. Ben Baker, Baker Eye Laser Center
                                                                Glenn Bonner, BancFirst                   Cheryl’s Digital Keepsakes: It’s going to be fun!!! $3 off registration fee. Call (918) 214-2544 or visit                       pening May 2nd at 10 am is Prairie Song,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            event. Bartlesville will play host to several
                                                    Kelly Diven, 66 Federal Credit Union                                                                                                                                                  just east of Dewey, OK. Experience this
                                                  Brad Doenges, Doenges Ford /Toyota                      Curves For Women - Bartlesville: Join now! $149 service fee for only $39; 829 SE Madison Blvd.                                                                                                             thousand guests from over 25 states. Local
                                                                 Brett Dugan, CableONE                                                                                                                                              Old West Theme Park and take a walk back
                                                                                                            Call 331-2128 for more information.                                                                                                                                                                      fans are welcome at the event too! The
                                           Tom Gorman, Gorman Management Company                                                                                                                                                    in time. Beginning May 2, 2009, Prairie Song
                                                           Jon Bartel, Bank of Oklahoma                   Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 10% discount to Chamber members! Located at 3415 SE Frank Phillips Blvd. Call 333-5353.                                                                                             ConocoPhillips Gymnastics Club has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be open every Saturday. To kick off the
                                                              Max Lutke, Colonial Realty                  Fit for Her: $5 off per month, plus a free key card! Located at 3023 SE Washington Blvd. Call 333-4348.                                                                                                    in existence for 44 years and has produced
                                                                   Richard S. Kowalczyk                                                                                                                                             season, Prairie Song will present Jana Jae and
                                                     Harvey L. Little, Bryan & Little, CPA                Friends University: No application fee for Business Management and Organizational Management Programs. Free                                                                                                six Division One All-Americans. The gym-
                                                                                                            Educational Plan! Call Jeanice at 620-251-7700 ext 2119.                                                                her Prairie Roses live in concert. Jana Jae was
                                                          Mary Manning, ConocoPhillips                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nastics club is noted for hosting the longest
                                               Mike Moore, Jane Phillips Medical Center                   Glenn Security Systems: Free three months of monitoring for a member that switches to GSS. Call Ellen at 337-0600.        a regular performer on the hit country music
                                                              Margo Proctor, Sweet, P’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on-going gymnastics meet in the country.
                                                          Kevin Potter, Bartlesville Radio                Hada’s Upholstery & Wallpaper: 25% off all fabrics in stock.                                                              show “Hee Haw” and has appeared with such
                                                             Mat Saddoris, United Linen                   Jazzercise: 2 for 1: Fitness and Friendship! Join with a friend (or friends!) and receive 50% off each initial sign-up.   music greats as Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Ricky                                       In addition, Bartlesville will also host the
                                                                                                            Call Leslie at 918-284-3357 or email                                                        Skaggs and the Oakridge Boys. Her style blends                                   National Junior College Athletic Association Region II Regional Baseball
                                                                Ex-Officio Directors                                                                                                                                                country fiddling, western swing, bluegrass, pop
                                                Ed Gordon, City Manager of Bartlesville
                                                                                                          Lawn America: Sign up for 6 or 7 treatments and the first application is complimentary. Call 918-332-6299 to schedule                                                                                      Tournament the same weekend! Baseball players and their friends and
                                                                                                            a consultation.
                                                   Nick Brown, City Manager of Dewey                                                                                                                                                and much more. The concert begins at 1:30 pm and the meet and greet is at 3      families will descend upon Doenges Memorial Stadium for this double-
                                       Gary Deckard, Washington County Commissioner                       Mason’s Plumbing: 10% off labor! Call 333-0349.
                                                                Lisa Lytle, Arvest Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pm. Show tickets are $15 or if you’d like to attend the meet and greet, $25.     elimination tournament the weekend of May 7 – May 10. Come out for the
                                                                                                          Mobile HQ: 25% off any accessories $39.95 or less. Call 333-7100.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     opening event at 10 am on May 7. Proceeds from this event go to benefit
                                     Chamber Committee Chairpersons                                       Nu Sound Hearing Life: First hearing aid at regular pricing. 50% off the second hearing aid on any hearing instrument.    Also on the horizon is the Stray Kat Car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Bartlesville Bruin Baseball Support Group.
                                Public Policy Committee—Dan Gilliam, ConocoPhillips                       Printing Center: COLOR COPIES: Just 40 cents each for 8-1/2 x 11! Fax service: send or receive and pay just $.25          Show May 1 – 3. Come to downtown
                                    Ambassadors Committee—Lisa Lytle, Arvest Bank                           per page anywhere in the USA. Call 336-5737.
                                           Legislative Golf Tournament Coordinators—                                                                                                                                                Dewey to experience vendors, art, antique                                                                       The Bartlesville Convention & Visitors Bureau
                                                                                                          Private Quarters Luxury Bed and Bath Linens: 10% off a Deluxe Feather Bed or any Luxury Sheet Set.                        stores and a “Hot Rod Theater.” Touted
                      Senator John Ford, Representatives Steve Martin & Earl Sears                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               has been working in cooperation with both orga-
                    Highway 60 Task Force—Mike Wilt, Jane Phillips Medical Center                         SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami: 10 % off carpet and upholstery cleaning. Call (918) 766-0220.
                   Leadership Bartlesville Committee—Tracy Harlow, ConocoPhillips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    as a “true custom and hot rod experience”,                                                                   nizations to inform visitors on the many ameni-
                                                                                                          Sherwin Williams Company : 20% off regular priced items, and 5% off all sale priced items. Call (918) 333-0055.           this event is always a hit with car enthu-
                              Tourism Advisory Team—Martine Landry, ConocoPhillips                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ties of the area. Please join us in welcoming
                    Young Professionals of Bartlesville—Chris Jones, ConocoPhillips                       Super 8 Motel: 10% discount. Call 335-1122.                                                                               siasts. Even if you’re not a hot rod aficio-
                    Facilities Committee—Mike Proctor, Architectural Fabricators Co                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              these athletes and their fans to our community!
                                                                                                          Tri-City TV: 10% discount off advertising packages. Call 335-0079.                                                        nado, you’re sure to find something to see
                                                                                            Staff         Tri County Technology Center: 20% discount on all Economic and Development Short Term Courses, with the                   at this event!
                        Interim President/Vice President of Marketing —Emily Call                           exception of Personal Development classes. Call 331-3333.
                                              Director of Events—Cherie Carrington
   Interim President/Vice President of Business Development—Justin McLaughlin
                                                                                                          The UPS Store: COLOR COPIES, Just $.49 each. Also $2.00 off any self-inking stamp. Located at 414 SE Washington                                        Lastly, don’t miss the hometown charm of the
                                                                                                            Blvd. (near Eastland Center). Call 333-2090 or visit
                           V.P. B.R.E. and Work Force Development—Ann Gaines                                                                                                                                                                                     Price Tower Arts Center’s upcoming exhibit
                                           Director of Operations—Michelle Malaby                                                                                                                                                                                “Centuries of Progress: American World’s Fairs,
                                       Communications Coordinator—Sherri Horne
                                  Information Systems Director—Oletha Thompson                                                                                                                                                                                   1853-1982.” World’s Fairs celebrated progress,
                                      Executive Director, CVB—Maria Swindell Gus                                                                                                                                                                                 trade, and goodwill. They were the marketplaces
                                        Executive Assistant, CVB—Ashley Marshall
              Assistant to President/Dir. of Leadership Programs—Nora Wegener                                                                                                                                                                                    for ideas and technological innovation. Their
                                           Administrative Assistant—Bea Nofsinger                                                                                                                                                                                exhibition opening will feature the Bruin Brigade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Marching Band and free admission to the gal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 leries. This will be a free, fun, family friendly
 “The staff team members listed above represent the employees of the Bartlesville Regional Chamber                                                                                                                                                               event!
 and the Bartlesville Development Corporation. While Chamber employees are compensated with private
 funds, those staff team members with responsibilities for the Bartlesville Development Corporation may
 be compensated in full or in part by public funds.”                                                                                                                                                                                                             For more information on any of these events
 The Business Connection is a monthly publication of the                                                                                                                                                                                                         please visit our web site at
 Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                                                                                                              or contact the
 201 SW Keeler, PO Box 2366 • Bartlesville, OK 74005
 Phone: (918) 336-8708, Fax: (918) 337-0216, Website:                                                                                                                                                                                       Convention & Visitors Bureau at 918-333-8708.
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CHAMBERNEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                           MEMBERNEWS
                                                                                           2009-2010 Apartment Guide
                                                                                           Available Soon
                                                                                            This NEW annual guide to Bartlesville rental                    DOUBLES CLASS OFFERINGS
                                                                                            properties — including apartments, condomini-
                                                                                                                                                  Four new Jazzercise dance-fitness classes have recently kicked off in Bartles-
                                                                                             ums, townhomes and senior living — will be                                                                                                During their February 21 ADDY® award ceremonies, the Tulsa Advertising Feder-
                                                                                                                                                ville. The classes have been added to accommodate new participants and provide
                                                                                             available soon. Contact the Chamber for more       additional class times and days and more than doubles the prior class schedule.        ation recognized local design firm PDG+creative with two Citations of Excellence
                                                                                              information at 336-8708.                                                                                                                 for their work in identity collateral and self-promotion.
                                                                                                                                                  Classes are now offered at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday         The citations included one for a stationary package developed for BCBC Mod-
                                                                                                                                                and 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at First Christian Church in           ern, a furniture store based in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and another for the
                                                                                                                                                downtown Bartlesville. Childcare options are also available for the Tuesday and        PDG+creative company brochure, which emphasized the company’s recent
                                                                                                                                                Thursday 9:30 a.m. classes.                                                            rebranding effort.
                                                                                                                                                  “I’m excited about the growth of Jazzercise,” said Boyd. “We offer a unique          In the last fifteen years, PDG+creative has earned eight ADDY awards and more
                                                                                                                                                blend of fitness and jazz dance that Bartlesville residents have discovered is a lot   than fifteen Citations of Excellence. They have also been recognized multiple
                                                                                                                                                of fun. The new classes will allow participants to enjoy a great workout more often    times by Graphic Design USA, the International Academy of the Visual Arts and
                                                                                                                                                and with more convenience.”                                                            the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. Their award-winning work has included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       identity systems, non-profit collateral, event collateral, interactive development and
                                                                                                                                                   In addition, Bartlesville Jazzercise also welcomes Brooke Stapleton as a certi-     direct marketing, among others.
                                                                                                                                                fied instructor. After submitting references and putting in long hours of practice,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Our team is always trying to push the envelope,” says Matt Pendergraff,
                                                                                                                                                Stapleton recently participated in a rigorous workshop in Oklahoma City sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PDG+creative Owner and Executive Creative Director. “Every project we under-
                                                                                                                                                by the Franchise Programs and Services Department of Jazzercise, Inc. She was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       take presents us with the opportunity to discover new applications for various
                                                                                                                                                required to learn Jazzercise routines for her audition, pass a written exam on basic
               Red Hat Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       design techniques and marketing outlets. Because it’s not only about what we can
                                                                                                                                                anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition, learn Jazzercise business practices, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       create, but how things can be recreated and rediscovered.”
                                                                                                                                                become certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Stapleton com-
                                                                                                                                                pleted her workshop with flying colors and is already leading outstanding classes.     PDG+creative fulfills a variety of marketing and design needs for national and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       international clientele who demand innovative solutions. The company’s local
                                                                                                                                                   The 60-minute Jazzercise class includes a warm-up, high-energy aerobic rou-         clientele includes such companies and organizations as the Voice of the Martyrs,
                                                                                                                                                tines, muscle-toning and cool-down stretch segment. Jazzercise combines ele-           Jane Phillips Medical Center, Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve and Green
                                                                                                                                                ments of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing and more to create     Country Marketing Association. Nationally, the company works with such notable
                                                                                                                                                programs for people of every age and fitness level. Benefits include increased car-    clients as the New York Times, CBS, SpinVox and AOL.
                                                                       On April 2nd, the Chamber kicked off the first Business Before Hours     diovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall “feel good”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       To learn more about PDG+creative and their marketing and design solutions, visit
                                                                       series hosted by Ambler Architects. “When the office space is packed,    factor. For more information on Bartlesville Jazzercise contact Leslie Boyd at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       their website at The firm can also be reached by calling
                                                                                                                                                918.284.3357 or For worldwide class information, go
                                                                       you know you have a great turnout!” stated Cherie Carrington, Director   to or call (800)FIT-IS-IT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       918.337.0414. PDG+creative operates in Bartlesville’s historic Pioneer Building, at
                                                                       of Events for the Bartlesville Chamber. Chamber members enjoyed a                                                                                               319 S. Dewey, Suite 200.
                                                                       light breakfast, networking, and doorprizes. The next Business Before
                                                                       Hours is slated for July 9th from 7:30-8:30 am at CONCERN.

        Maria Swindell Gus meets actress Cloris Leachman

Executive Director of the Bartlesville Convention & Visitors Bureau,
Maria Swindell Gus, attended the International Red Hat Convention
in Grapevine, TX this past month. Over 1000 “Red Hatters” were in
attendance and many took the time to stop by the Oklahoma booth to
get ideas about the perfect Oklahoma getaway. While in Grapevine,
Gus was also able to make several sales calls with Oklahoma Tour-
ism and Recreation Department staff.
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ECONOMICINDICATORS                                                                                                                                      MEMBERNEWS

                                                                                                                                             Steve Collins, Regional Manager of
                                                                                                                                             Key Personnel is pleased to announce
                                                                                                                                             the appointment of Brenda Majors,
                                                                                                                                             to the position of Account Manager
                                                                                                                                             for the Key Personnel office located
                                                                                                                                             in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Brenda is
                                                                                                                                             a native of Bartlesville and was most
                                                          The Social Security Law Center has been in Bartlesville since 2001 and
                                                                                                                                             recently employed by General Growth
                                                          is located at 3400 E. Tuxedo Blvd, next to Casa Tamales. The Center
                                                                                                                                             Properties at the Washington Park Mall
                                                          is an advocate for people with claims for disability benefits from Social
                                                                                                                                             location. Major’s has over 24 years of marketing and business development
                                                          Security. They are capable of handling Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB),
                                                                                                                                             experience and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bartlesville
                                                          Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI), child and overpayment cases. They
                                                                                                                                             market as a whole.
                                                          can also assist clients with filing claims and developing the necessary medical
                                                          records to support the case. Whenever possible, The Social Security Law             “We’re pleased to have Brenda on board in our Bartlesville office and
                                                          Center helps identify issues that can be used to obtain a favorable resolution     feel confident that her knowledge and experience will be an asset to our
                                                          to a client’s case without having to wait for a hearing before an Administrative   organization” stated Collins.
                                                          Law Judge. Just because Social Security has denied a case, does not mean
                                                          a person cannot meet the requirements for disability. Contact The Social           Key Personnel has been located in the Bartlesville market since 2005
                                                          Security Law Center for help. 918-335-3100 or 1-800-992-3461.                      conveniently located at 2311 SE Washington Blvd, Bartlesville. With over
                                                                                                                                             30 years in the staffing industry. Key Personnel is the largest local and
                                                                                                                                             woman owned staffing service in the Tulsa/Bartlesville area.

                                                                                                                                             For additional information about Key Personnel visit

           Source: Bartlesville Development Corporation

                                                          Career Employment Service, Inc. and its subsidiary Career Temporaries
                                                          are celebrating their 41st anniversary. Carmen Stanton founded Career on
                                                          April 1, 1968. Career has placed tens of thousands of people in their 41 years
                                                          of business.
                                                                                                                                             The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome
                                                          Staff members in addition to Carmen are Jim Stanton, 11 years staffing             Chelsea Beck Photography as the newest member of the Bartlesville
                                                          specialist, Cathy Baughman 21 years office manager, Sylvie 11 years the            Chamber. Chelsea offers fresh, artistic photography with a modern flare.
                                                          Schnauzer greeter, and Linda Albert, 2 years administrative assistant.             Her services include wedding, engagement, couples, senior, baby, family,
                                                          Career is a member of American Staffing Association, Society for Human             event and commercial photography. Chelsea Beck Photography currently
                                                          Resources Management, Bartlesville Area Human Resources Association, and           serves the Bartlesville and Tulsa areas. To view Chelsea’s work or to inquire
                                                          the Bartlesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Carmen also serves on the board         about services visit or call Chelsea at
                                                          of several local organizations and she and Jim have been long time volunteers      815-2877.
                                                          and fundraisers for the Washington County American Red Cross.
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MEMBERNEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MEMBERNEWS
                          30+ Years                                 10+ Years                                1+ Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AMERICAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
                          Holtz Electric, Inc.                      Caughell Rodgers Investments             BANGS, LLC                                                                                                                            SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAMS TAKE
Anderson Exteriors
Rob Anderson                                                        Churches United for Community -          Blue Mound Development, LLC                                                                                                        FIRST PLACE AT REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
4921 SE Kentucky          25+ Years                                 CONCERN                                  Bob Shell - Edward Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Speech and Debate Team of American Christian School of Bartlesville
Windows-Replacement       Bartlesville Community Center             Dale R. Lewis Agency                     Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           participated in the Regional Tournament at Claremore March 27-28. The
                          Brewer, Worten, Robinett                  Pioneer Productions                      Central National Bank
BartlesvilleLIVE!         DuVall’s Paint and Decorating             Skyline Motel                            Comforting Hands Hospice
                                                                                                                                                                           Rogers State Offering More                                      team placed first in the overall competition among eleven Class 3A schools,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           taking first place medals in six out of the thirteen categories. By placing
Lauri Rottmayer           Keepsake Candles, Inc.                    Swezey Realty Services                   LaQuinta Inn                                                SAP Integrated Business Courses                                   in the top four, students earn the right to go to the state tournament. Listed
PO Box 1456               Manley Animal Hospital                    Wireless Connections                     Lucas Metal Works                      Since the 2008 announcement that SAP will be integrated in to some of its business     below are the places for each team member:
Media                                                               IDG Promos                               Majestic Homes of Bartlesville, Inc.   and technology curriculum, Rogers State University has had a great response from
                          20+ Years                                                                          Prairie Song Pioneer Village           area traditional and non-traditional students interested in taking advantage of this   Prose Division –              Chandler Wall, second place
Candlewood Suites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hannah Turner, third place
                          Dale S. Baird Investments                 5+ Years                                 Reliable Janitorial                    opportunity.
3812 SE Washington Pl.
                          David G. Hall, D.D.S., M.S.               Children’s Musical Theatre of            Totah Communications, Inc.                                                                                                    Humorous Interpretation –     Molly Sparks and Chandler Wall, alternates
Hotels/Motels                                                                                                                                       SAP is the world’s leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) soft-
                          Poindexter Discount Liquor                Bartlesville                                                                    ware. Worldwide, 75,000 companies have adopted SAP solutions, resulting in
                          Steve’s TV                                Cooper-Herrington Furniture, Inc.                                                                                                                                      Humorous Duet –               Brittany Barr and Laurel Trumble, first place
H2O Church                                                                                                                                          12 million users in some 120 countries. Fewer than 200 colleges and universities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kelly Chisum and Molly Sparks, second place
Pastor Rick Woodward      Tate Boys Tire & Service #1               Diane B. Auksela - Independent Avon                                             across the nation have integrated this technology curriculum, and RSU is certainly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Philip Barnett and Nathan Sartin, third place
200 Dewey                                                           Advisor                                                                         proud to now be one of them. This not only gives RSU students an edge as they
                                                                                                                                                    embark upon their careers, it provides a highly educated workforce for the local                                     Chris Jones and Joel Swygard, alternates
Churches                  15+ Years                                 Golden Corral
                                                                                                                                                    economy, including companies like ConocoPhillips, ABB, Siemens, and others.
                          Double J Janitor Service, Inc.            Jill Bade - Century 21 of Bartlesville                                                                                                                                 Poetry Division –             Kelly Chisum, second place
Holiday Inn Express       Farm Bureau Insurance                     Midway Cafe                                                                     Enrollment is now underway for summer and fall 2009 classes. SAP content is
Tejas Patel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Domestic Extemporaneous – Sarah Swygard, first place
                          Green Country Village, Inc.               Pat’s Framing & Uptown Gallery                                                  offered in:
4016 SE Price Rd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cara McIntire, third place
                          Merlin Mitchell                           Peck’s Dewey Custom Butchering                                                           Summer 2009    MGMT 3413R Production/Operations Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nathan Sartin, alternate
Hotels/Motels             The Taylor Homes Group                    SafeTshot Fireworks Shows
                                                                                                                                                             Fall 2009         SP 3950R Intro to SAP
                          Wes Fugett, State Farm Insurance          Tallgrass Estates                                                                                          ACCT 3243R Accounting Information Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Foreign Extemporaneous –      Kaylee Jones, first place
                                                                                                                                                                               MGMT 3423 Management Information Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chris Jones, second place
                                                                                                                                                                               MGMT 3413 Production/Operations Management                                                Summer Jones, fourth place
                                                                                                                                                                               TECH 3023R Emerging Technology                                                            Winter Jones, alternate
                                                                                                                                                                               MGMT 3313V Human Resources Management
                                                                                                                                                                               MKTG 4223 Supply Chain Management                           Original Oratory –            Sarah Swygard, first place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kaylee Jones, alternate
                                                                        Join us in thanking these investors for their                               For more information, visit the RSU website, telephone 918-338-
                                                                            continued support of the Chamber.                                       8000, or drop by the downtown Bartlesville RSU Enrollment Center on the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cross Examination –           Kaylee Jones, Cara McIntire, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sarah Swygard, first place
                                                                                                                                                    floor of the RSU building at 401 South Dewey.
                         When you become a Chamber inves-                                                                                                                                                                                                                Summer Jones and Laurel Trumble, third place
                         tor, you get more than just benefits.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Joel Swygard and Hannah Turner, fourth place
                         You get a team that’s invested in seeing
                         your business succeed. Join today and                                                                                                                                                                             Lincoln Douglas Debate –      Philip Barnett, first place
                                                                                                                                                                  Innovation Center April Workshop                                                                       Kelly Chisum, third place
                         get these exclusive benefits and more:
                                                                                                                                                                             Guide to Government Contracting
                         • Front Desk Referrals                                                                                                                                                                                            Coach Brad Swygard stated, “There are 32 schools entered in the state tour-
                                                                                                                                                                           6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Thursday, April 23rd
                         • Website Listing                                                                                                                                                                                                 nament. There are many great teams. We are bringing a very strong team, so
                         • Business Connection Newsletter                                                                                           Selling to the government is generally considered to be a major challenge for busi-    I am very hopeful we will do well.”
                         • Chamber Gift Certificate Program                                                                                         nesses, in particular for the small business. The session will provide an overview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The coach of the ACS team is Pastor Brad Swygard assisted by Sarah
                         • Membership Directory &                                                                                                   of opportunities for businesses to market their products and services to the govern-
                                                                                                                                                    ment. Examples of various types of responses to government Requests for Quotes         Eppinger. The team will be competing in the State Tournament April 16-18
                           Relocation Guide Listing                                                                                                                                                                                        at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
                                                                                                                                                    (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) will also be reviewed.
                         • Business After Hours Invitations
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MEMBERNEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MEMBERNEWS
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bedding for a Cause                                                                                          Symphony Society
                                                                                                                                                                               Private Quarters Consultant, Cathy Cowan, has teamed with Family Crisis and
                                                                                                                                                                             Counseling Center to hold a local fundraising campaign called “Sponsor a Bed”                                                         Hosts Valentine Tea
                                                                                                                                                                             in conjunction with the National Private Quarters fundraiser, “ Share the Comfort.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Every year, Private Quarters, a direct sales company specializing in luxury linens                                              The Bartlesville Symphony Society held its
                                                                                                                                                                             for the bed and bath, donates Private Quarters bedding products to battered women’s                                             annual thank-you party to the members of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the Society, Friday, February 13, 11:30–
                                                                                                                                                                                                           shelters and homeless shelters throughout the United
                      Seminar Focuses on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1:30 pm in the home of Corky Bowerman,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           States. A list of shelters on their national list can be                                          3986 SE Silver Lake Road. Brenda Pierce
                                                                                                                                                                                                           found on their website:
                  990 Changes for Non-Profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             served as Valentine Tea Chairman for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfortunately, Bartlesville was not on the national                                            event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           list, which inspired Cathy and FCC to come together                                                This annual party is hosted by the Board of
   Just like tax-paying citizens, local    ing when they discover the non-financial                                                                                                                        and do something locally. The Bartlesville shelter is      Sheila Taylor and Brenda Pierce         the Symphony Society to show apprecia-
non-profit organizations are required to   information that is required on the new                                                                                           in desperate need of all basic bedding for the twin and double beds at the shelter.                                              tion to its members for all the volunteer
submit an annual tax return. Though the    form – information that the auditor will                                                                                          Through this fundraiser, Cathy is encouraging individuals and organizations to           work and contributions the members give each year not only to the Symphony
organizations are tax-exempt, the IRS      likely not have without active involve-                                                                                           come together and “Sponsor a Bed,” which includes pillows, mattress cover, sheets,       Society but also to the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra.
still collects information regarding the   ment in the process by staff and board                                                                                            blanket, and child’s throw. Individual items may also be sponsored.                           The purpose of the Bartlesville Symphony Society, Inc. is to promote and
organization’s finances, management,       members.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   assist the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc., through educational
                                                                                                                                                                               If you are interested in sponsoring a bed or even a few items of the bed, please
and policies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         projects and philanthropic efforts.
                                             Bartlesville Community Foundation                                                                                               contact Cathy Cowan at (918) 331-8152 to get the information needed to donate to
  The form used by non-profits, IRS       is pleased to present a seminar focused                                                                                            this worthy cause that runs until April 30th.                                                The Symphony Society hosts many functions throughout the year. Some of
990, recently experienced an overhaul.    on these changes, “The New 990...                                                                                                                                                                                           the many events are the Family Concert, Guest Artist Receptions, Membership Tea,
                                                                                                                                                                                Family Crisis and Counseling Center and their shelter that provides a place called    Benefit Bridge Luncheons, Symphony of Tastes, Young Artist Competition and the
The new form is significantly more com- What’s Required of You” on Wednesday,                                                                                                “home” for so many frightened women and their children when they have no where           main fund raising and highlight event for each year is the annual Symphony Ball
prehensive than previous versions and     April 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the                                                                                            else to go for help. FCC is a member of the Bartlesville Regional United Way.
places greater responsibility on board    Community Room of 66 Federal Credit                   Local Realtor Awarded by Peers,                                                                                                                                       which is held in November of each year.
members and staff. Those involved in      Union. Sponsored by Archambo &
managing and governing non-profit orga- Mueggenborg CPA’s, this essential semi-                 Named “Top Producing Broker”                                                                    Help Improve Sooner Pool
nizations should be particularly aware    nar will be well worth the time. Partici-                                                                                          The Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for Summer 2009. As part of
of the changes and recognize how their    pants will learn from non-profit specialist     Sara McGee, a Broker Associate with McAnaw &                                       our efforts to provide patrons of Sooner Pool the best possible experience we have
involvement in the process has increased. and Tulsa attorney Dan Beirute on the         Company, Realtors, was recently presented with the                                   created a short online survey. The survey can be accessed in a few different ways.
The new report outlines expectations      fundamental changes that will affect          Top Producing Broker award for 2008. McAnaw Bro-                                     This is a direct link to the survey
for policies that may not yet have been   most tax-exempt organizations. Regis-         ker/Owner Donna Skelly presented McGee with the                            
implemented by many non-profits. And tration fee is $29. A $10 discount applies         award during the company’s annual award luncheon at
because the process is so much more       to all organizations with a BCF fund.         Hillcrest Country Club. McGee was also elected by her                                It is posted on our Parks and Recreation Website
comprehensive, organizations accus-       Reservations can be made by contacting        peers to receive the Tiger Woods Award, which recog-                       
tomed to their auditor completing the     Bartlesville Community Foundation at          nizes a broker’s “determination, passion and commit-                                 It is posted on our Parks and Recreation Facebook Page
990 each year may have a rude awaken- 918.337.2287.                                     ment to results, growth and excellence.”                                   
                                                                                          “I understand that trying to sell your home can be                                 /Bartlesville-Parks-and-Recreation/57653863894
                                                                                        very stressful, and that buying a home is a daunting                                 Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
                                                                                        investment” McGee said. “Because I’ve personally
                                                                                        experienced the challenges involved with buying and
                                                                                        selling, and because I am both appreciative of and
                                                                                        indebted to my community, putting people at ease during this process is one of my
                                                                                        main priorities.”
                                                                                          McGee became a McAnaw broker in 1991 and has since been named the com-
                                                                                        pany’s Top Producing Broker four times. Other organizations that have recognized
                                                                                        McGee’s prominence as a realtor include Osage Federal Bank, who named her Top
                                                                                        Producing Broker from 2001-2008, and 66 Federal Credit Union, who has recognized
                                                                                        McGee as a “Million Dollar Producer” since 2006.
                                                                                          In addition to her role as realtor with McAnaw, McGee serves with a number of
                                                                                        community organizations. She is president of Daybreak Rotary, a sustaining member
                                                                                        of The Service League of Bartlesville and has been a board member for the Bartles-
                                                                                        ville Association of Realtors.
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  is Live!, a local news website covering Bartlesville and
the surrounding areas, has officially launched. Owned by E.W. Scripps, will feature the latest in local news and weather as well as
state, national and international news, business and sports.

                                              In addition to keeping up with
                                          everything local, visitors to the site will be
                                          able to participate via forums, blogs and
                                          photo galleries. Visitors will also be able to
                                          submit engagement, wedding and funeral
                                          notices and calendar events. Bartlesville
                                          residents will love the interactive hyper
                                          local radar that they can employ to get their
                                          certified most accurate pinpoint weather
                                          forecast right outside their front door, right
at the tips of their fingers. The Neighbor to Neighbor section will feature articles
from neighbors to neighbors offering great ideas, stories, and opportunities to get

    “I’m really excited to be able to be involved with,”
said Lauri Rottmayer a Bartlesville resident tapped for this new venture. “We
are using a multimedia approach to keep Bartlesville residents well informed of
local news, weather and sports but also hope to foster a real sense of community
via the interactive blogs, forums, and photo galleries on the site.” In addition to
keeping the site up-to-date, Rottmayer will serve as the multi media journalist for
Bartlesville hyper local coverage on KJRH-TV in Tulsa as well.

   Look for the website

                      Final Play in
               Theater Bartlesville Season
  The final show of this stellar season is a reprise of one of the most popular come-
dies Theater Bartlesville produced many years ago: The Murder at Howard Johnsons.

                                   There are three acts, each set on a different holi-
                                 day in a different room at a Howard Johnson’s motor
                                 inn. The plot of the play revolves around Arlene
                                 Miller and her three love interests — only one of
                                 whom is her husband. At first plotting to kill her
                                 husband, the murder plans change and then go awry
                                 with several twists until the ending.

                                   Production dates are May 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00 pm
and May 17 at 2:00 pm. The show will be at the Theater located at 312 S. Dewey.
Contact Theater Bartlesville for tickets and more information at 336-1900.
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                                Relocation Packets Distributed     65                                                                    U.S. POSTAGE
      A publication of the
                                Phone & Web Referrals             609                                                                        PAID
      Bartlesville Regional                                                                                                              Permit No. 271
                                Gift Certificates Sold         $3,839
    Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                  Bartlesville, OK
                                Web Site Visits March           5,581
  PO Box 2366 • 201 SW Keeler
                                Average Time on Site        00:01:34
     Bartlesville, OK 74005

         April 19, 2009

                                                                                    CVB Featured Events
         Community Events Calendar
                                                                                                     Broadway in Bartlesville Presents:
                                                                                                     “Jesus Christ, Superstar”
                                                                                                     April 27 - 7:30 pm
                                                                                                     Ted Neeley in the title role of Tim Rice and An-
                                                                                                     drew Lloyd Webber’s show, first exploded onto
                                                                                                     the stage in 1971 and it was clear that the musical
                                                                                                     world would never be the same again. Jesus Christ,
                                                                                                     Superstar is a dramatized version of the last seven
                                                                                                     days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
                                                                                                     Bartlesville Community Center:

                                                                        Bartlesville Civic Ballet Presents:
                                                                        April 25 - 8:00 pm
                                                                        April 26 - 2:00 pm
                                                                        This delightful ballet tells the story of Dr. Cop-
                                                                        pelius, a toymaker and magician, who attempts
                                                                        to bring to life his beautiful mechanical doll,
                                                                        Coppelia. He is fooled by the mischievous
                                                                        Swanilda, who masquerades as Coppelia and
                                                                        saves her lover Franz from the doctor’s magic.
                                                                        From a tale by E.T.A. Hoffman.
                                                                        Bartlesville Community Center:

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                                                                                anniversary, reaching a significant milestone, promoting a
                                                                                                     key official, etc.?

                                                                                 Submit your news to the Business Connection by May 1.
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