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SMG TULSA RECOGNIZED FOR WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

(Tulsa, Okla.) October 29, 2015 – SMG Tulsa, the management company of both BOK Center and Cox Business Center, was named as one of the 35 Top Inclusive Workplace Cultures by Mosaic, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s diversity business council, at the third-annual Economic Inclusion Forum on Thursday morning. The companies and organizations were recognized for […]

ARIANA GRANDE ADOPTS DOG FROM LOCAL TULSA SHELTER ON THE SPOT BEFORE SHOW AT BOK CENTER

(Tulsa, Okla.) October 7, 2015 – Before Ariana Grande’s concert at BOK Center this evening, SMG Tulsa staff members surprised Grande at her meet and greet with eight dogs from ARF Tulsa, the Animal Rescue Foundation of Tulsa. Grande has been known for taking crazy pictures with building staff members throughout her tour and the SMG team at […]

BOK CENTER WELCOMES FIVE MILLIONTH FAN

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 25, 2015 – BOK Center hit another monumental milestone this evening at the Florida Georgia Line concert. At around 6:05 PM, the five millionth fan walked through the doors and had their ticket scanned. That lucky person was Hunter Orcutt from Tulsa who was attending with the concert with her husband, Alan.  […]

BOK CENTER AND STAFF NOMINATED FOR INDUSTRY AWARDS

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 3, 2015 – BOK Center received several nominations from the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) earlier this week for its annual honors and awards. BOK Center was nominated for 2015 Venue of the Year. Jeff Nickler, BOK Center General Manager, was nominated for Venue Executive of the Year and Michael Owens, Director of […]

SMG TULSA WINS INDUSTRY AWARD FOR VENUE EDUCATION

(Tulsa, Okla.) August 6, 2015 – SMG Tulsa was awarded the 2015 International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Education Award on Monday, August 3 at VenueConnect, IAVM’s 90th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD. This prestigious award acknowledges allied organizations, venues and academic institutions that demonstrate active student involvement, excel in available educational […]

BOK CENTER STILL UNSTOPPABLE HEADING INTO YEAR EIGHT

(Tulsa, Okla.) July 21, 2015 – BOK Center, managed by SMG, wrapped up its fiscal year on June 30, 2015 and the numbers show that it was the busiest twelve months in arena history. Over the past year, BOK Center welcomed a record 810,208 fans and hosted 12 of the Top 30 worldwide tours according to Pollstar […]

SHAKING THINGS UP AT BOK CENTER WITH NEW COPPER STILLS BAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) June 16, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center has re-branded a lower level bar into a brand new premium cocktail experience for fans. SAVOR… with the help of Alchemy Consulting worked together to bring Copper Stills, a new bar concept, to BOK Center. The concept behind Copper Stills is simple. Cocktails are prepared made to order […]

BOK CENTER PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN WINS AWARD

(Tulsa, Okla.) June 15, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center was honored for its 2015 Garth Brooks PR campaign during the recent 2015 SMG Marketing Summit held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA. In January, Garth Brooks returned home to Tulsa and played seven sold out shows at BOK […]

SMG TULSA TEAM MEMBERS SELECTED FOR INDUSTRY HONORS

(Tulsa, Okla.) May 13, 2015 – Three SMG Tulsa team members have been selected to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation’s inaugural 30 Under 30 Class of 2015 to be recognized at VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD from August 1-4, 2015.  SMG Tulsa garnered three award honorees: Jason Burnette, Sales Manager […]

BOK CENTER ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER RECEIVES INDUSTRY AWARD

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 1, 2015 –  The SMG-managed BOK Center is proud to announce that Venue’s TodayMagazine has named Casey Sparks, BOK Center Assistant General Manager, as one of five recipients of the 2015 Generation Next Award. The award honors influential young leaders 35 or younger who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and […]