(Tulsa, Okla.) February 1, 2016 – The SMG-managed Cox Business Center hosts 20 events in February, including several non-profit fundraising galas, cheer and dance competitions, and two state conferences. For a complete list of Cox Business Center events, visit www.coxcentertulsa.com/events, or follow the venue’s social media on Facebook at facebook.com/coxcentertulsa, or on Twitter at twitter.com/coxcentertulsa.

The first annual Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards, presented by YWCA Tulsa in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, will honor 10 bold Tulsa leaders in a Grammy’s-style celebration that incorporates live entertainment, celebrity presenters and an empowering look into the contributions of our city’s most inspiring women. The February 5 event starts at 6pm, with dinner at 7:30 in the Ballroom. To purchase tickets and for more information, go to: www.ywcatulsa.org.

LIFE Seniors Services hosts the 20th Annual “Puttin’ on the Dog” event, called “The Platinum Party,” February 11 at 6pm in the Ballroom. The event features music, auctions and dinner.  LIFE Senior Services benefits seniors by promoting healthy aging, as well as services and support. For more information and gala tickets, go to: www.lifeseniorservices.org.

Talent on Parade dance competition returns to the Cox Business Center February 18-21 in Exhibit Halls B and C. Last year’s event drew more than 1,300 attendees. Performances run all day beginning at 8am. For more information, please go to: www.talentonparade.com.

The Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative & Talented hosts their 2016 conference February 26 in the Assembly Hall.  The program features awards, breakout sessions and keynote speaker Nicolette Hall. For more information and to register, www.oagct.org/2016-conference.

February Events at Cox Business Center:
Tulsa Regional Chamber Congressional Forum – Feb 3/Tulsa Ballroom
YWCA Gala – Feb 5/Tulsa Ballroom
PrimeTime Dance – Feb 5-7/Conference Hall, Exhibit Hall B
Oklahoma Soccer Association Annual Workshop – Feb 6/Assembly Hall
Catholic Charities Cooking Up Compassion – Feb 6/Tulsa Ballroom
CAP Tulsa Sunny Side Up – Feb 11/Assembly Hall
LIFE Senior Services Puttin’ on the Dog – Feb 11/Tulsa Ballroom
The Experience at Rockstar Championships – Feb 12-13/Arena
Jenks Public School Foundation Trojan Tailgate – Feb 13/Tulsa Ballroom
Actors, Models & Talent for Christ Auditions – Feb 15-16/Conference Hall
Tulsa Area United Way Live United Awards – Feb 16/Tulsa Ballroom
Magic Men Live – Feb 16/Assembly Hall
Talent on Parade Regionals – Feb 18-21/Exhibit Halls C&B
EquipoVision Spring Convention – Feb 19-21/Arena, Exhibit Hall A
Street School Street Party – Feb 19/Assembly Hall
Tulsa Ballet Icons & Idols – Feb 20/Tulsa Ballroom
Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala – Feb 26/Tulsa Ballroom
OK Association for the Gifted, Creative & Talented State Conference – Feb 26/Assembly Hall, Conference Hall
Brass N’ Sassy – Feb 27/Assembly Hall
Tulsa CARES Red Ribbon Gala – Feb 27/Tulsa Ballroom

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About Cox Business Center:
Cox Business Center, formerly Tulsa Convention Center, is a 310,625 square-foot facility hosting an 8,900 seat arena with event suites, Oklahoma’s largest ballroom, 34 meeting rooms, and a 102,600 square-foot, column-free exhibit hall. Cox Business Center is managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, and owned by the City of Tulsa. In fiscal year 2014-15, the economic impact of events held at the CBC was more than $33 million.

About SMG:
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.