MEETINGS MEAN BUSINESS AT COX BUSINESS CENTER IN APRIL

Tulsa, Okla. – Meetings Mean Business (MMB) is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the value face-to-face meetings and conferences have on people and communities. Cox Business Center is participating in MMB’s Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 and will be hosting “Meetings Mean Business in Tulsa” to promote and further the impact of meetings on the local economy. In addition to this event, the downtown venue will host four other meetings, two conferences, one trade show and athletic event, and five galas during the month of April.

SMG Tulsa Hiring Event / Tulsa Ballroom / April 2 – SMG Tulsa (BOK Center and Cox Business Center) hosts a hiring event focused on recruiting “Outrageously Excellent” part-time and full-time staff. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Tulsa Ballroom and concludes at 3:00 p.m. For more details, please visit BOKcenter.com/Employment and CoxCenterTulsa.com/Careers.

City Year Tulsa’s 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon / Tulsa Ballroom / April 4 – City Year Tulsa hosts a sold-out event for its fifth annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon. The event will honor Alison Anthony of the Tulsa Area United Way, and is co-chaired by Susan Crenshaw of ONE OK and Joel-lyn A. McCormick of the U.S. Department of Justice. For more information, please visit CityYear.org.

“Meetings Mean Business in Tulsa” / Assembly Hall / April 4 – Cox Business Center hosts an educational networking event in support of Global Meetings Industry Day 2019. The event begins with networking roundtables, and is followed by a “State of Tulsa” address by Deputy Mayor Amy Brown and a keynote by TEDx speaker Kari Mirabal. The event is free and open to all meeting professionals. For more information and registration, please visit CoxCenterTulsa.com/Events/GMID2019.

“ARTSCAPE” / Assembly Hall / April 5 –  The Tristesse Grief Center hosts “ARTSCAPE: An Evening of Art and Fashion.” The event features local artists and designers capturing the spirit of Tulsa and includes a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, a fashion show, and dancing. For more information, visit TheGriefCenter.org.  

USA Gymnastics Level 7 / Exhibit Hall C / April 5-7 – Aim High Academy hosts the Region 3 USA Gymnastics Level 7 Championships at Cox Business Center the first weekend of April, and welcomes gymnasts from seven states. For more information and the full event schedule, please visit TulsaGymnastics.com.

“The Garden Party” / Tulsa Ballroom / April 6 – The Little Lighthouse presents “The Garden Party” beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The event begins with silent auction bidding and refreshments, and then a brunch, program, and live auction. For event details, please visit LittleLighthouse.org.  

“Rock the House” / Tulsa Ballroom / April 6 – “Rock the House” is Tulsa Habitat for Humanity’s signature fundraising event and the 2019 plan is to “Rock you.” The Event Chairs are Charlotte and Gordy Guest, along with Honorary Chairs Susan and Mayor G.T. Bynum. A musical tribute to Queen, gourmet dining, dancing, and a Rock Star Live Auction are all planned for the evening (along with a few surprises). For event details and tickets, please visit TulsaHabitat.com.

SeneGence International Seminar 2019 “EVOLVE” / Venue-Wide / April 11-14 SeneGence International hosts “EVOLVE”–the skincare and makeup company’s 2019 U.S. Seminar event–at Cox Business Center April 11-14. The event brings thousands of distributors from across the nation to downtown Tulsa and offers breakout sessions, keynotes, and educational opportunities. For more information, please visit SeneWeb.SeneGence.com.

“Empty Bowls” / Tulsa Ballroom / April 16 – Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma hosts the 23rd annual hunger awareness dinner “Empty Bowls.” The April 6 event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a soup line dinner, live auction, silent auction, wine pull, and mystery box. Each guest will be gifted a handcrafted bowl as reminder of the far too many “Empty Bowls” in the community. The Food Bank’s largest fundraising of the year distributes the equivalent of four meals for each dollar raised at the event. For more information, visit EmptyBowlsTulsa.com.

Saint Francis Hospital Volunteer Luncheon / Tulsa Ballroom / April 17– Saint Francis Hospital has relied on a team of volunteers since it opened its doors in 1960. In 2019, Saint Francis Health System has over 800 volunteers in 120 departments. The volunteers will be recognized at a luncheon on April 17 in the Tulsa Ballroom at Cox Business Center. For more information, visit SaintFrancis.com.

Wall Street Cannabis Educational Trade Show / Conference Hall / April 20 – The largest medical cannabis expo and trade show in Northeast Oklahoma will take place on April 20 in the Cox Business Center Conference Hall. The event will feature introductory classes and guest speakers from around the country. Doctors and dispensaries will be on-site to answer questions and provide information on the health benefits of CBD, uses of CBD, and the future of CBD. The trade show will be selling tickets (good for the entire day) at the door for 10 dollars. For more information, visit CoxCenterTulsa.com.

Oklahoma Dental Association Annual Meeting / Assembly Hall / April 25-26 –  Celebrating 112 years of organized dentistry, the Oklahoma Dental Association will host its annual meeting at Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa April 25-27. The meeting will feature speakers and exhibitions. For more information, visit OKDA.org.  

TCC hosts The Institute for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy / Assembly Hall / April 25-26 –  Tulsa Community College (TCC) will host The Institute for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on April 25 and 26 in the Cox Business Center Assembly Hall. The two-day seminar will feature Dr. Niral Shah as the keynote as well as nationally known keynote panelists. For more information, please visit TulsaCC.edu.

“Equality Gala” / Tulsa Ballroom / April 27 – “Equality Gala” is the principal fundraising event for Oklahoma for Equality (OkEq). Proceeds from the event help support OkEq’s numerous programs benefiting citizens in Northeast Oklahoma, and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in downtown Tulsa. The events at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Tulsa Ballroom at Cox Business Center. For more information, please visit OkEq.org.

SkillsUSA 2019 State Conference / Venue-Wide / April 28-30–  SkillsUSA will host its 2019 State Conference in downtown the last weekend of April and bring together students from across the state to demonstrate their technical knowledge, production skills, and creative abilities. For more information, please visit SkillsUSA.org.

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About Cox Business Center

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 www.coxcentertulsa.com.

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 www.smgworld.com