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2005

TYPROS Launches

The Tulsa Regional Chamber launches Tulsa’s Young Professionals, TYPROS, to retain and attract young profesionals. The organization quickly grows to over 1,400 members.

Chair: Andrea Myers

2006

TYPROS Grows to 2,500 members

TYPROS hosts a YP Day at the capitol to promote a bill drafted in part by the Government Relations crew. TYPROS launches the Intern in Tulsa website and the community pride campaign called “I am Tulsa”.

Chair: Marnie Fernandez

2007

Rock the River Campign

The Business Development Crew begins work to create a business incubator for YP entrepreneurs. TYPROS supports its first position on a political issue with the Rock the River campaign.

Chair: Josh Roby

2008

TYPROS Joins Facebook

TYPROS announces the organization has grown to 5,000 members and begins participating in social media outlets, including MySpace and Facebook.

Chair: Shane Fernandez

2009

Raises $12,000 for community initiative

TYPROS grows to more than 6,300 members. Members raise more than $12,000 for our community initiative, the most to date. Our centennial gift to the city, a 12-foot sculpture, is unveiled at a park in downtown Tulsa.

Chair: Karisha Wagoner

2010

Celebrates 5th Anniversary

TYPROS celebrates its 5th Anniversary. The Forge Business Development Center opens its doors for startup companies. TYPROS raises over $15,000 for Junior Achievement.

Chair: Michael Christian

2011

Tulsa Big Wheel Race

TYPROS hosts its first large-scale fundraiser, the Tulsa Big Wheel Race, raising over $15,000 for the 2011 Community Partner, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, with 100% of the funds being matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Chair: Cassie Reese

2012

Route 66 Tourist Destination

Hosted second annual Street CReD in Red Fork, providing a visual display of the area’s ability to become a historic Route 66 tourist destination. 80 young professionals were placed with a nonprofit board internship.

Chair: Kate Hoback 

2013

Hello Trader Joe’s

Hosted Bring It To Tulsa, a retention and expansion initiative that brought in Trader Joe’s grocery chain. TYPROS also raised more than $12,000 for Community Partner Arts & Humanities Council.

Chair: Hillary Parkhurst

2014

Reimagining Downtown

TYPROS hosted the Golden Crater design competition, encouraging applicants to reimagine downtown Tulsa’s surface parking lots in innovative ways that would promote usability and beautification. The second Bring It To Tulsa campaign successfully attracted Uber and Lyft, the city's first ridesharing services

Chair: Isaac Rocha