New marketing director for BOK Center, Tulsa Convention Center. Sarah Haertl has been named director of marketing for both the BOK Center and the Tulsa Convention Center.
Along with event marketing, Haertl will handle social media and public relations for the BOK Center.
"This is a dream opportunity for me," Haertl said in a statement. "The BOK Center and Tulsa Convention Center are nationally recognized buildings with the top concerts and events."
The move was announced by SMG Tulsa, a part of management services company SMG. The BOK Center is owned by the city of Tulsa. The 19,199 seat arena opened in 2008.
Haertl began working for SMG in 2009, overseeing sales and marketing for the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan., which opened in 2010. Before joining SMG, Haertl was director of marketing for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
New craft shop opens in Brookside. Shoppers interested in the best work by local and regional crafters and artists can stop by Gleeful Peacock Mercantile, a new shop at 4240 S. Peoria Ave. set to open Oct. 6.
The shop will feature colorful, local designs of all sorts. Far from the work of only one artist, the shop is meant to feature the creations of about 25 local crafters. With many of the artists first-time sellers, the gift shop will no doubt be filled with curios and unique objects. Classes and charity workshops are also in the works at the location that may become a hub of activity for the Tulsa crafts scene.
Street School welcomes global leaders. Education organization Street School welcomed six visitors from eastern Asia as part of a tour of North American alternative education sites.
The visitors included principals, chairpersons and directors from education offices in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos, Hong Kong and Brunei.
Along with their Sept. 20 stop in Tulsa, the group also visited schools in Washington, D.C., New York and Kalamazoo, Mich. to study school administration practices, student counseling ideas, and ideas on how to prevent bullying.
Street School, 1135 S Yale Ave., is an alternative high school and dropout prevention program founded in 1973 that has about 90 students each session, according to the nonprofit organization's website.
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