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April 2020

Historic Resurgence

Though the area suffered landmark flooding in May 2019, Muskogee is back on its feet and in the process of pushing forward.

April 2020

Beyond Bowling

More than just a bowling center, Andy B’s entertainment venue features redemption games, laser tag, go-kart racing, escape rooms, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of amenities for its VIB.

April 2020

Hearts of Glass

The Tulsa Glassblowing School is helping build self-esteem in both youths and adults with its transformative programs that put hot air to good use.

April 2020

Bloom Bash

With 40 acres of manicured gardens, including over 30,000 azaleas, Honor Heights Park and Muskogee attract nearly 250,000 people for one of the area’s most popular events: the Azalea Festival.

April 2020

Hitting the Mark

Beyond the axeperts playing characters and helping you ring the bell when you score a bullseye, Cinergy axe lanes feature other details that increase the likelihood that everyone will enjoy success.

April 2020

Doubling Down

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino rebrands its music venue with an expanded commitment to providing top-notch entertainment.

April 2020

Concept of Community

Offering anything from mixed media presentations to static paintings and writings, Steve Liggett and his studio is focused on providing a forum for underrecognized artists.

April 2020

Get Connected

Tapping into community resources like the Tulsa Small Business Connection is essential to learning how to grow your small business.

April 2020

Flower Power

Offering a highly personalized and creative experience, Ever Something focuses on creating a one-of-a-kind vision that showcases the enormously transformative power of floral and design.

March 2020

Crossing the River

Sand Springs features treasured old haunts, niche shops, specialty doughnuts, and wine — all worth checking out when you look just a bit further west of Tulsa across the Arkansas River.

March 2020

The Wright Way

The Price Tower in Bartlesville serves to remind visitors of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s style and the 1950s period in which the tower was built, but the amenities are rooted firmly in the present.

March 2020

Top Docs

Beyond the physicals and well-person exams you'd expect at a clinic that offers primary care, the Carey Clinic provides other services that zero in on some of the most common issues families face.

March 2020

Sneeze Season

If you battle seasonal allergies, then you understand how congestion, a runny nose, headaches, and other bothersome symptoms can make you miserable.

March 2020

The Great Escape

Mental puzzles played out in real-world 3D glory, Cinergy's escape rooms require teams to find hidden clues, discover keys, figure out mysteries, and above all, work together.

March 2020

Magnificent Menus

Elliot Nelson enjoys finding ways to bring the world to Tulsa in exciting, food-related ways.

March 2020

Training for Longevity

Whether your business is struggling or you want to increase the level of profitability, a mentor or business coach can dramatically increase your odds of succeeding long-term.

March 2020

Open and Clothes

The continuing rise in e-commerce, as well as a desire to shift her lifestyle, made Carley Johnson reconsider the business structure of Modern Mess as it moves from a physical to an online existence.

February 2020

Reinventing Relevance

From its well-maintained train depot to the charming farmers market during the summer, Bristow has a spark of vitality that refuses to die out.

February 2020

Creative Force

After stints in Los Angeles and New York, television host, spokeswoman, singer, and multimedia journalist Ana Berry brings her energy and personality to the Tulsa-area music and media arts scenes.

February 2020

Let the Games Begin

A veritable cornucopia of arcade options and sensory overload await players at Cinergy, including basketball, pinball, skee-ball, shooting games, XD rides, virtual reality Hologate, and more.

February 2020

Arty Party

The King’s Mouth exhibit at ahha Tulsa offers an adventure in sight and sound, with the same surreal, psychedelic sensibility you’d expect at a Flaming Lips concert.

February 2020

Streamlining Stress

Trying to do all the legwork of small-business activities without using the shortcuts available is guaranteed to eat up your time, wear out your patience, and possibly burn you out.

February 2020

The Art of Food

When it comes to getting a unique gift for just about any group and any celebration, then it's worth your time to visit the friendly, creative, fast team of fruit lovers over at Edible Arrangements.

January 2020

Crossroads of America

Sapulpa has had its share of ups and downs but remains a thriving small-town community that offers a getaway for anyone looking to take a unique and satisfying day trip.

January 2020

Savoring Success

With a mix of local food and retail concepts, the Mother Road Market is a vibrant community space that draws in Tulsans and tourists to support local businesses while having a great time on Route 66.

January 2020

Frame Changer

Cinergy offers bowling that’s highly interactive and fun, thanks to a new twist that turns lanes into a high-tech, glitzy, gamified environment.

January 2020

Transition Time

In many industries, January and February are the peak hiring months. If you're looking to start 2020 with a new position or vocation, it might be time to talk to a recruiter.

January 2020

Heart and Seoul

With influences as varying as Janet Jackson and K-Pop artists, South Korea-based (and former Tulsa resident) AleXa found herself drawn to performing as not only a dancer but a singer too.

January 2020

Good to Grow

The goal of marketing is to connect your business' value to the right customer base. It may seem daunting but doesn't have to be hard or expensive.

December 2019

Retail Rendezvous

A town with old-world Oklahoma charm mixed with modern sensibilities, Claremore has slowly but surely become one of the sweet spots in Northeast Oklahoma for shopping, dining, and unwinding.

December 2019

Sounds like a Plan

Under the direction of executive director Keith Elder, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra provides programming and initiatives designed to ensure that people of all ages can enjoy music.

December 2019

Let it Show

With first-run movies in eight theaters complete with cushy heated seats and seat-side food and drink ordering, Cinergy proves why theaters are still a fantastic, fun experience not to be missed.

December 2019

Good Libations

For Chris and Diane Riley, it’s not just about selling wine or whiskey. Riley’s Wine & Spirits serves as an extension of the couple’s passionate desire to help and entertain the Tulsa community.

December 2019

Candy Crush

Catering to a sense of wonder and excitement, Sweet Boutique offers a satisfying sugar rush with an abundant selection of truffles, macarons, nuts, fudge, and candies.

December 2019

Money Matters

With personal and business financial priorities not always aligning, sometimes the task of managing both can feel like a juggling act for small-business owners.

November 2019

The Black Gold Burg

With Bartlesville’s significant role in our state history and plenty of money having been invested in its landscape, this former oil capital offers a thriving cultural community and attractions.

November 2019

Drink in the View

One of the best downtown Tulsa happy hours happens above the Blue Dome District at Roof Sixty Six. Be mesmerized by the skyline while enjoying cocktails, beers, and small plates.

November 2019

Banish Boredom

Featuring a unique selection of interactive games, bowling, escape rooms, VR, and recline-and-dine cinemas, Cinergy packs experiences and attractions for every level of entertainment seeker.

November 2019

Communication Breakdown

Difficult conversations are an inevitable part of business. But as uncomfortable as they can be, avoiding them can make the situation even worse.

November 2019

Chic Choices

Owner DeeDee Levine convincingly stages the Bella's House boutiques as if they were home, balancing beautiful curiosities, coastal creative energy, and bold essentials.

October 2019

Keys to the City

Google may have helped put Pryor on the map, but don’t miss out on the great pizza, beer, movie watching, geeking out, and golf that this Mayes County community offers.

October 2019

Creep It Real

Hoping for a harrowing Halloween? Be scareful what you wish for. Keep your adrenaline pumped and candy bags full with this collection of haunts and happenings.

October 2019

Brews Aplenty

The Harvest Beer Festival is a great way to try new beers you might not otherwise be able to, enjoy McNellie’s Group eats, and meet fellow beer enthusiasts while sipping the fall day away.

October 2019

Imagination Engagement

A collective of like-minded black artists in the Tulsa area, Black Moon is breaking standards, pushing innovation, and cultivating creativity among the local community.

October 2019

Plan to Plan

The idea of crafting a business plan often gives new business owners a sense of dread, even impending doom. But it’s necessary.

September 2019

Conjuring Charm

Locust Grove is married to a vibrant communal attitude that is so appealing. It's easy to feel welcomed and part of this community when you visit because its people are so friendly.

September 2019

Color Connection

Whatever your style, Tulsa Stained Glass will help you realize your vision with a visual charm that is both practical and attractive in any setting.

September 2019

Elevate Your Experience

Few hotels can give you that "only in Oklahoma" experience like Hotel Indigo. From the restaurant and décor to the bar and amenities, you will feel like you're part of something special when you stay.

September 2019

Retirement Ready

While it's fun to splurge on a new car, if you're not safeguarding your financial future, eventually you'll be struggling instead of enjoying the freedom that small business ownership is all about.

August 2019

The Gold Standard

The Meadow Gold District roots itself firmly in Route 66's historical past, its vibrant present, and an eye toward the future.

August 2019

Building Bridges

Developing a strategy for how you handle networking one-on-ones is a matter of planning and practice to fine-tune what works best for you.

July 2019

Wetting Chasers

With gorgeous designs and indulgent features and amenities, these luxurious hotel-casino pools take an afternoon swim to another level.

July 2019

Department of the Interiors

With summer in full swing, it’s perfect weather for enjoying outdoor fun. And that means it’s an ideal time to check out one of Tulsa’s most intriguing shopping and dining destinations — The Boxyard.

July 2019

Anxiety Antidotes

For self-employed business owners, health coverage is an ongoing battle between finding affordable medical insurance and being able to cover enough operating costs to keep their company viable.

July 2019

Fashion and Flair

When you’re looking for a store that celebrates all things female, flirty and fun, head to Bixby to visit the selection of stylish clothing, gifts, and accessories available at Twisted Soul Sisters.

June 2019

Water World

Summer can be a bummer when temperatures start to climb. So, grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and head to Safari Joe's H2O.

June 2019

Pin Pals

Don’t label the Dust Bowl just a bowling alley. It’s much more if your focus is knocking down pins as well as drinks and food, while craving the satisfaction of a perfectly delivered strike.

June 2019

Are You a Road Warrior?

Travel weariness can make it difficult to concentrate on the tasks away from home while still worrying about the work that needs to get done for your business.

June 2019

When Nature Calls

If you, your friend or loved one is a die-hard outdoors enthusiast, there’s a wide range of practical and holy-grail gifts they’ll appreciate at American Hatfield.

May 2019

Change at Any Age

Staying active and fit (physically, mentally and emotionally) after 50 is not as hard as you might think. But you have to overcome some obstacles we all face, no matter our age.

May 2019

Network Know-How

Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life.

May 2019

Passion for Fashion

Rosegold shoppers can expect to find casual, comfortable to wear, quality items of clothing that are stylish and fashion forward-thinking, so they'll be wearable pieces for a long time.

May 2019

Host with the Most

The Bond Event Center awaits to wow your attendees. If its sleek and sophisticated interior doesn't grab your attention, the culinary prowess that this space offers undoubtedly will.

May 2019

Pour the Win

OilFire Rye Whiskey, behind some impressive accolades since hitting people’s palates in 2017, is making a strong bid to wrest the long-held crown from Kentucky and Tennessee.

April 2019

Flour Power

The partnership between Farrell Bread and the JTR Group gives people even more reason to break their keto diet to enjoy some amazingly good, floury carbs.

April 2019

Uneasy Street

Helping those experiencing homelessness on the homefront, Tulsa’s A Better Way initiative is providing many panhandlers job opportunities that have the potential to turn lives around for the better.

April 2019

Grow Your Own Way

Outsourcing can provide continuity, operational expense control and risk management. It can also improve your work/life balance.

April 2019

Making Scents

Looking for a beautiful, practical housewarming gift? Love fresh and fragrant scents wafting through your home? It’s time to visit Secret Gardens Candle Company.

April 2019

High-Roller Hangouts

Complete with a vintage Las Vegas lounge vibe that feels both retro and modern, the Grottos at Osage Casino Hotel are perfect for meetings, gatherings, parties and corporate brainstorming.

April 2019

Rock Stars

As a family-run business, Oklahoma Granite and Stone cares about producing attractive, well-made home fixtures at a reasonable price.

March 2019

The Changing Workplace

Coworking is creating and adapting to a trusted community of like-minded individuals to exchange thought and collaborate on projects — all within creative spaces.

March 2019

Character Building

Rapper Danny Boy O’Connor has taken a childhood inspiration and turned it into an experience for all fascinated by 1983’s coming-of-age drama, "The Outsiders," with the renovation of the Curtis home.

March 2019

Showcasing the Voices

The Tulsa music scene has gotten bigger with the opening of the comfortable and inviting 2,000-seat Skyline Event Center inside Osage Casino Hotel.

March 2019

Country to the Core

Track 5., Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa’s honky-tonk hall, pays tribute to Oklahoma’s rich country music roots, honoring classic, new, alt, Red Dirt, and Americana styles and live shows.

February 2019

Asian Abundance

Variety is the name of the game at Yutaka Grill and Sushi Buffet when you and your friends or family members can't decide on what they're in the mood for during lunch or dinner.

February 2019

Bridal Bliss

From free stuff and awesome advice to exposure to the latest in wedding fashions, the Hard Rock Tulsa Wedding Show will have it all, plus a chance at a $10,000 giveaway.

February 2019

Space to Grow

Choosing the right location to work from is about more than where you can get a refill on your coffee. The right spot may very well determine how productive and successful you are at your work.

February 2019

The Cool Jewel

With over 7,000 color choices at their disposal, Landella can serve many tastes and styles with creative bead and leather bracelets and necklaces that are unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere.

January 2019

Strength in Numbers

Want to get more out of your workouts? Having the right workout buddy can often make all the difference in your results.

January 2019

Spa-Tacular

Instead of trying to be everything to everyone, Blank Med Spa concentrates on their medical know-how and proven techniques to produce results that make clients happier with their skin.

January 2019

Aiming for Impact

Beyond her impressive academic credentials, the thing that enables Sheila Jones to stand out at Street School is her everlasting commitment to rooting for the underdog.

January 2019

Finding a Sweet Spot

Is a work-life balance possible? Yes, but it means we have to work at creating and preserving a space in our lives for the things that matter most.

January 2019

On the Retail Trail

At Gearhead Outfitters you’ll find amazing racks of superior brand wear and a staff of experts who can help you figure out exactly what you need to take advantage of an active lifestyle.

December 2018

Fluent in Funny

With his reach into the comedy scene, Roy Johnson is able to bring top-shelf comics to the Loony Bin that go well with the new, refreshed club atmosphere.

December 2018

Light-Arted

Rhema’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza is an amazing, glowing, LED love letter to all things Christmas.

December 2018

Vintage Virtue

Looking to add a quirky, fun feel to your home décor? Chances are, you’re going to find what you’re looking for at the fanciful, uncommon store known as 360 Home.

December 2018

Staying Savvy

At some point, all small-business owners will find themselves in need of inspiration. And there's nothing better than books, blogs, podcasts and online forums to give you the revitalizing boost.

December 2018

Fashion Flashback

Boomtown Tees provides memorabilia-style T-shirts and souvenirs to longtime Tulsa residents, new arrivals, businesspeople, tourists, and students who share a love for all things Tulsa.

November 2018

Brushes with Fame

John Hammer’s distinctive, colorful, pop art painting style is striking and attention-grabbing, and his commissioned work is highly coveted.

November 2018

Banish Your Barriers

An unexamined mindset is not a good place from which to run your business. All those unruly doubts and “I can’ts” can sink you.

November 2018

Gourmet on the Go

Justin Thompson’s "Trial & Error" book is meant to help home chefs achieve the taste they hope to ace when they cook their favorite restaurant dishes in their own oven.

November 2018

Art and Soul

A shop and gallery, Garden Deva offers whimsical garden and home décor, primarily from the creative mind of Lisa Regan.

October 2018

Blade Stunner

Cirque du Soleil’s production of "Crystal" pushes the boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

October 2018

Picture This

The Tulsa American Film Festival features an exciting mix of locally and nationally made films, as well as bringing attention to creative voices that reflect the nation’s diversity.

October 2018

Bloodsucking Ballerinas

"Dracula" is a perfectly spooky, energetic ride for both those who are new to ballet and those who love to attend performances year after year.

October 2018

MAD Skills

A scratch cook with a love for delicious food and fun dining experiences, Erik Reynolds has built a successful career with SMOKE. and is ready for his next culinary challenge in Owasso.

October 2018

The Business Plan

As you probably know, most efforts to start a business end in failure. Fortunately, there are things you can do to guard against wasting time and money and improve your odds.

September 2018

Spellbound

An upended retelling of “The Wizard of Oz," “Wicked” mixes vulnerability, feminist passion and plenty of laughs playing off famous bits from the classic movie.

September 2018

Here We Grow Again

With 100 acres filled with features where visitors can enjoy the wonders of nature, education, and family fun, the Gathering Place is designed to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds.

September 2018

A Different Perspective

Antique Restorations repairs and restores all sorts of wood items, not just furniture and antiques. They handle statuettes, vintage electronics, picture frames, curiosities, and other items too.