Tulsa, Okla. – Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum will present “State of the City” at the Cox Business Center in November, along with two live tribute concerts, IT and marathon expos, a youth summit, social galas, and more.

Tulsa Fire Department Cadet Graduation / Assembly Hall / Nov. 1 – The fall graduation ceremony for Tulsa Fire Department cadets will begin at 2:00 p.m. and followed by a reception from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The east entrance doors will open at 1:30 p.m. for attendees and the ceremony and reception will take place in the second level Assembly Hall. For more information, visit

Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute / Assembly Hall / Nov. 2 – The Fab Four have amazed audiences in countries around the world, and will be bringing a stage performance representing every era of The Beatles’ ever-changing career to the Cox Business Center on November 2. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at the Arby’s Box Office (located at BOK Center) Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

“State of the City” / Tulsa Ballroom / Nov. 8 – The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s “State of the City” provides Mayor G.T. Bynum an opportunity to provide an outlook on the coming year for the City of Tulsa. The event will begin at noon and last until 1:30 p.m. in the Tulsa Ballroom at the Cox Business Center. Tickets for both members and non-members are available at

“Zenith Awards” / Tulsa Ballroom / Nov. 9 – The Tulsa Apartment Association “Zenith Awards” recognize outstanding northeastern Oklahoma members for their professionalism, hard work, and contributions to the apartment industry. The 2018 event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception, and followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. For more information, visit

“Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters” / Assembly Hall / Nov. 10 – Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band bring the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenters’ classics. The Tulsa performance will be in the Assembly Hall at the Cox Business Center, and tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at the Arby’s Box Office (located at BOK Center) Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

OCCJ 60th Annual Awards Dinner / Tulsa Ballroom / Nov. 10 – The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ) hosts its annual awards dinner honoring individuals and organizations for dedication and community service in the region. The 60th Annual event will honor Clark and Michelle Wiens and Circle Cinema, as well as honorees with an extensive record of involvement in organizations. The event will also act as a fundraiser for the OCCJ school and youth programs in the area. A 6:00 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner and a program at 7:00 p.m. in the Tulsa Ballroom. For more information, visit

TechJunction Tulsa 2018 / Tulsa Ballroom / Nov. 15 – TechJunction helps attendees stay on top of the constant changes and challenges in IT infrastructure and provides local experts, hardware, and software solutions. The 2018 Tulsa event will focus on the latest innovations and best practices, and feature presentations, panel discussions and exhibitors. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Tulsa Ballroom. For more information, visit

6th Annual Manhood Summit / Exhibit Hall C, Conference Hall / Nov. 16 – The MVP Foundation presents the 6th annual Manhood Summit and the 2018 event includes WWE Superstar Titus O’Neill as a featured speaker, a CPR lesson from a Tulsa firefighter, as well as breakout sessions focused on relevant and practical life skills. The Summit aims to inform, inspire and empower black males in eighth grade who come from single-mother households. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. with registration available through EventBrite.

The Williams Route 66 Marathon Health and Fitness Expo / Exhibit Hall / Nov. 16-17 – The 2018 Williams Route 66 Marathon is hosting will a free, two-day expo open to the public and featuring exhibitors and packet pick-up for all participants. The exhibit hall will open on Friday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m. and be open until 8:00 p.m. before re-opening on Saturday at 10:00 (and ending at 6:00 p.m.). The 2018 course will start at 5th and Main downtown, before proceeding through Midtown and then running north on Riverside drive‑taking participants past the Gathering Place. For more information, visit


About Cox Business Center

The Cox Business Center is a national-award winning venue in downtown Tulsa offering over 300,000 SF of event space. The facility has 34 meeting rooms, Oklahoma’s largest ballroom, over 110,000 SF of column-free exhibit space, and offers in-house catering, AV, floral and IT services. Owned by the City of Tulsa, Cox Business Center is part of Vision 2025 – a project to grow economic and community infrastructure for future generations. The venue generated $30 million in economic impact for the city in 2017, and was also one of five venues in the nation selected for the International Association of Venue Managers for the Venue Excellence Award in the same year. The venue is managed by SMG – a world leader in venue management. For more information, visit

About SMG

Found in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities across the globe and manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 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 NRG Park and the Mercedez-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concession and catering companies, current serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit