Southwest Tulsa Chamber of Commerce is the name for an historic group meeting since the 1950’s to discuss business, politics, community and improve quality of life West of the Arkansas River in Tulsa.
Projects often begin around the breakfast table as ideas and progress as committees (such as the Southwest Tulsa Education Initiative or the “Save the Frisco 4500 Committee”).
Organizations are sometimes the result of these ideas or committees when ongoing needs or a different non-profit status is desired (such as the Southwest Tulsa Historical Society, Route 66 Village, Route 66 Main Street or the STAR Coalition).
Connections occur at regular monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday morning of the month at the historic Route 66 Ollie’s Station Restaurant and at special Business Builder Lunch meetings, Ribbon Cuttings, or Business After Hours events. Advertising is available in the Monthly WestsideGateway Newsletter and the annual Community Guide and Chamber Directory published in late Spring each year.
Our recent efforts include a Merchants Association for the Tulsa Hills Shopping area, a Community Attractions Map, River’s Edge Magazine, and in 2014, the Meteor Newsletter (now the WestsideGateway) and 2014 Community Guide and Chamber Directory. In 2015, the Chamber office moved to the historic Crystal City Shopping Center and helped cut the ribbon for Freeland Brown Pharmacy and Save-A-Lot Grocery there. During 2016, a second Merchant’s Association will be formed in Crystal City and a new Community Guide will reach 60,000 residents and businesses mostly located South and West of the Arkansas River.