RedFork Revival
RedFork Main Street Publication                                                                               July 2013
 
WELCOME
Welcome to RedFork Main Street's first electronic newsletter. The goal of this newsletter will be to inform, educate and share the pride of all our accomplishments. We welcome any "Save the Date" entries or comments you would like to submit. Contact Red Fork Main Street.
The Four Point Approach
The four points of the Main Street approach reflect the comprehensive nature and are keys to Main Street success.
1. Organization -Everyone working towards the same goal.
2. Promotions - Selling the image. An effective promotion strategy forges a positive image.
3. Design - Getting Main Street into top physical shape.
4. Economic Restructuring - Finding new purposes for Main Street's enterprises by responding to the market.
Save The Date

July 2013

 

Westside Farmers Market

Thursday 2p-7p

25th and Southwest Blvd.

 

Red Fork Main Street 

Organization Committee - 1:30pm, first Friday at ONB Community Bank.

 

Red Fork Main Street Economic Restructuring Committee - 8:30am, first Thursday at Frasier, Fraiser & Hickman Law Offices.

  

Red Fork Main Street

Promotions Committee - 1:30pm, varies based on event schedule at ONB Community Bank.

 

Red Fork Main Street Design Committee - 3:00pm, second Wednesday at ONB Community Bank.

 

Red Fork Main Street Board of Directors, 7:30am, second Thursday at ONB Community Bank.

 

Sertoma Club, Wednesdays at 7:00am Ollies's Station

 

Red Fork Lions Club, 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:00pm, 4111 W. 41st Tulsa

Main Street Heros
City 
City of Tulsa
Covanta
Flintco
Frasier, Frasier and Hickman
Goodwill Industries
  
Holly 
Lot Maintenance
NewSolutions
  
ONB
  
OSU Center for Health Sciences
RedBerry Farm
Red Fork Art Gallery
Red Fork Cleaners
R.L. Shears Co. PC
 
Associate Links
NEWS ON THE STREET
Promotions

Event Committee

 

July begins a new year for RedFork Main Street which included the approval of the new 2013-14 Work Plans by the Boad of Directors in June. Within the Work Plans RedFork Main Street has increased the number of active events scheduled within the year. Therefore, the Promotions Committee voted to develop a sub-committee, fittingly called the "Event Committee", to coordinate all events for RedFork Main Street. Promotions Committee Chairman, Bria Gary Perceful, knew just the right person for the job, Bria Taylor, Community Relations & Events Manager for OSU Center for Health Sciences. Having served on the Board of Directors, Bria has been a productive asset to RedFork Main Street by utilizing her public relations and marketing skills. Bria has begun selecting her committee members which will consist of one member from each of the Four Point Approach Committees and members of the community.

The committee will begin with their first large event, the "66 on Rt. 66 Bike Tour" scheduled for November 2, 2013. If you are interested in being a member of the Event Committee please contact Bria at bria.taylor@okstate.edu.

 

"Image is everything", is the statement of the year for RedFork Main Street. For 2013-14 the Redfork Main Street has been all about our image Buildingand increasing exposure within the West Tulsa Community. RedFork Main Street moved into their new office space on June 24th.The outside lights of the building have not been on in several years, but the lights are on an we are now at home.The new address is 2435 Southwest Blvd. Although there is still plenty more work to do, such as a new sign and landscaping, all will be completed in time. An Open House is planned and will soon be announced.

ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION
Through Historic Restoration
50 MILLION!!!! Reinvested Dollars 
 
On a monthly basis RedFork Main Street reports to the Oklahoma Main Street the amount of public and private dollars re-invested into the RedFork Main Street district. Oklahoma Main Street forwards those reported dollars to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for the entire state. RedFork Main Street has been notified that we have passed the 50 MILLION dollar mark and will soon be recognized for the accomplishment.
In 2008 RedFork Main Street was awarded the same award for 10 MILLION in re-invested dollars. QuikTrip
Projects such as new 23rd Street QuikTrip, the expansion of Hoey Construction, and the Crystal City renovation will certainly have RedFork Main Street on the way to another award for 2013-14.
  
Westside Farmers' Market 
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Thursday 2:00pm till 7:00pm
     Vendors who are interested in joining                  the Westside Farmer's market may contact:  RedFork Main Street office at 918-445-4457.
  

  
  
SPOT LIGHT
Organization
RedFork Main Street 2013-14 Board of Directors
  
June is the month when the RedFork Board of Directors install new officers, approve Work Plans and budget for the new year. The Board of Directors approved the following slate of officers for 2013-14:
President - John Schemmer (ONB Bank)
Vice-President - Andrew Haar (HollyFrontier)
Secretary - Nancy Webster (Tulsa Goodwill Industries)
Treasurer - Linda Jordan (Scissortail)
  
The Four Point Approach committees have spent the last two months working on the 2013-14 Work Plans. Work Plans are the foundation of the organization and keep the organization focused and on task. 
A "Thank You" is certainly appropriate to the committee Chairmen for taking on such a huge task. Committee Chairmen for the Four Point Approach Committees are:
Organization Committee Co-Chairmen: Gail Rose and Nancy Webster
Promotions Committee Chairman: Gary Perceful
       Events Committee Chairman: Bria Taylor
Design Committee Chairman: Robert Shears
       Fašade Committee Chairman: Sandi Dittmann
Economic Restructuring Committee: Jim Adelman
  
Two new projects top of the list for 2013-14, the fašade restoration of the Red Fork area and the addition of a "Wheels on Route 66" event that is scheduled in the fall. To see a full schedule of events for RedFork Main Street visit our website at redforkmainstreet.org.  
PUBLIC SPACES
Design
Mother Road Makeover
  
On October 26th RedFork Main Street will participate in the Mother Road Makeover sponsored by Volunteer Tulsa. RedFork Main Street submitted three projects to the Mother Road Makeover committee for consideration. PlanterThe committee felt our Rt. 66 planter project was the perfect project to help beautify Rt. 66 for the makeover. The project consists of enhancing the appearance of the twenty Rt. 66 planters by attaching banners to the planters that will represent Rt. 66, the businesses and tourist sites located on Southwest Blvd. 
RedFork Main Street recently assumed responsibility of the long neglected planters and thanks to Lot Maintenance, located on 23rd Street between Southwest Blvd. and the Arkansas River bridge, the planters now have plants that will sustain the summer and winter.
Tulsa Webster High School Vo-Ag class will use this project as a teaching assignment in the Fall by designing and constructing the poles and brackets for the banners.
Thanks to team work and partnerships this project will be another GREAT success for West Tulsa!!!!

RedFork Main Street
P.O. Box 570978
Tulsa, OK 74157
918-445-4457

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