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Thanksgiving Trivia

Why is Thanksgiving observed on the last Thursday in November? 

Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She stated that only the chief executive had the power to make the holiday, “permanently, an American custom and institution.”

Prior to this, each state scheduled its own Thanksgiving holiday at different times. President Lincoln responded to Mrs. Hale's request immediately.

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week!

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life and drive economic growth.

Tulsa Global Entrepreneurship Week is Oklahoma’s largest annual entrepreneurial celebration. 

This year’s schedule of events and awards are ideal opportunities to connect with people and resources that can support your start up.

Check out the events designed to educate and inspire you towards the next step at


Tulsa World Career Fair

Tulsa World Career Fair

Tuesday, November 10th

10am – 3pm

Expo Square-Central Park Hall

4145 E 21st St


Come dressed for success in conservative attire, with a winning attitude, and resumes handy.

EMV Technology: Is Your Business Ready?

Is your business ready for the shift in liability that comes with the new EMV chip credit card technology?  If not, your business will be responsible for certain types of fraud.  Planning an EMV migration strategy should be a top priority for any small business who accepts credit card payments. 

Get the facts about the new technology from industry experts, and get the information you need to protect your business, at this workshop.  Speakers include:  Paul Mabardy, Merchant Services of Oklahoma, Inc. and David H. White, The Credit Card Guy. 

Free Landfill Days in Tulsa

The next scheduled free landfill day is this weekend October 24th-25th.

Tulsa utility customers can dispose of unwanted items, with some exceptions noted below, on those days. 

Participants must show a City of Tulsa utility bill or a driver's license with an address within the Tulsa city limits in order to be admitted to the landfill.

Quarry Landfill
13740 E. 46th St. North.
7am to 3 pm