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Get to Know...Nina Madsen Puckett of Jersey Girl Bath Co.

10.11.21

Jersey Girl Bath Co.

Jersey Girl Bath Co. was launched in 2019 after Nina Madsen Puckett accidentally ordered 55 pounds of Himalayan Salt for a small project she was working on for her massage therapy clients. We asked Nina to tell us a little bit about herself and about what it's like to own & operate a small business:

Name: Nina Madsen Puckett
Business: Jersey Girl Bath Co. 
Title: Owner + Maker

How would you describe Jersey Girl Bath Co. to someone who hasn't had the chance to try your products yet?
Jersey Girl Bath Co. offers Handmade, Natural and Organic Salt Scrubs + Bath Soaks with a Jersey Flair. Our best selling products are our Himalayan Salt Scrubs with Dead Sea Salt, our first products we started out with. We are based in Tulsa, OK and sell on our website online (www.jerseygirlbathco.com). We also sell gift boxes.

How did your business get started?
Jersey Girl Bath Co. started out of an accidental order of 55lbs. of Himalayan Salt. I thought I was ordering 5.5 lbs and ended up with, instead, 55lbs. So, with all of that extra salt and a mentorship my old NYC roommate (owner and maker for The Soapranos based in Manila, Philippines), Jersey Girl Bath Co. was born. I started in 2019 with my first line of Himalayan Salt Scrubs with Dead Sea Salt, and during the pandemic formulated the Clay Collection and Soaking Salts. 

What do you love about operating a small business in Tulsa, OK?
I love the vibrance of the city and it's people. Especially their willingness to try new products, even if they have a "Jersey Flair."  I love everything about Tulsa, OK and feel it is a perfect place to grow a small business because of the enthusiasm of Tulsan's to try new things. I will always hold a piece of NJ in my heart, as I grew up in Sussex County, N.J. and wanted to bring some of my experiences and passions from living there and in Brooklyn, NY to the city that I love and have called home for the past 12 years - Tulsa.

Jersey Girl Bath Co.

What challenges or risks have you faced operating a local business?
The challenges I face operating a local business include educating the public on the benefits of self care, but with social media and the enthusiasm of Tulsans to learn, it has been a challenge, but one that can be overcome.

What advice would you give to someone who dreams of starting their own business someday?
To always reach for your dreams.  People always say to keep things in perspective, and "be realistic." I like to say, "We sent someone to the moon.  So if we could send someone to the moon, with keeping things in that perspective," your small business can thrive with determination, perseverance and dedication."

What are the most popular items that you sell? What are your favorite items?
The Himalayan Salt Scrubs with Dead Sea Salt (On the Boardwalk and Wildwood Waves are our best sellers), the Stillness and Submerge Soaking Salts and Dead Sea Salt Clay Scrubs, and the Down the Shore Sea Salt Peppermint Foot Scrub.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? 
Participating in markets, meeting new maker friends and locals, and making scrubs. I have an anxiety disorder, and making scrubs has been a part of my therapy and healing process.

Jersey Girl Bath Co.

What’s the hardest thing about your job?
The spring and summer markets, as I have found, are very hard on my products. So keeping them in a cool, dry place in the summer and not participating in markets in the summertime is something I realized I had to do so that the products' expiration date of 6 months is not less than that. Also, educating the public on the benefits of a salt scrub and that includes exfoliation to help slough off dead skin cells in addition to stimulating blood and lymphatic system for overall health, self care and wellness.

Who do you admire in your line of work? Do you have any professional heroes?
Mary Pilares, my mentor, and owner of The Soapranos in Manila, Philippines. She and I are actually collaborating on a new line of facial scrubs set to be revealed late this summer. 

Do you have any favorite moments or milestones since opening your business?
I recently was accepted to Faire.com online wholesale marketplace and was so excited to have my first wholesale orders this year, and my having my products in Queen City Oils and Vinegars in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Jersey Girl Bath Co.

What is something that people might be surprised to learn about your business?
That I started the business out of a mistake of a ridiculous amount of Pink Himalayan Salt. 

What motivates you to keep doing what you're doing?
I absolutely love making scrubs, and love helping people with self care. I am also a dancer, somatic movement therapist and owner of Madsen Massage Therapy, so my life long goal is to help people with self care and achieve relaxation and rest. I also care a great deal about mental health, and recently started a 501(c)3 mental health nonprofit called Erase the Stigma Through Dance, and my mission with that is to help others not feel so alone, and to change perceptions on mental illness, as I suffered from schizoaffective disorder for many years. Making scrubs, because I am facilitating the use of both of my hands, both sides of my brain are working, as my psychiatrist told me, and that, along with dancing helps with my condition. It is all very healing for me, and I am deeply passionate about other's well-being.

In your opinion, why is it important for people to support locally-owned businesses?
When people support other local business within their community that they live, the local community thrives, and thus people's lives are, in turn, better and they can thrive financially, which will allow for less stress, and more time to do the things that they are also passionate about in addition to work, whether that is spending more time with their family, volunteering or simply living a fulfilled life in whatever way they imagine.

Jersey Girl Bath Co.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional modern dancer. I'm happy to say, I reached my goal and was a professional modern dancer in NYC, and still dance and choreograph and Co-Direct for Oklahoma Movement, a local Tulsa-based dance company focused on outreach, education and performance to empower the community through movement for well being.

What was your first job?
I was a roller skating waitress at a place called Sonny's Drive Inn, in Augusta, NJ for 3 years in high school growing up in NJ. It was fun, and yes, I fell a ton, but dancing at least helped me with my balance, but those trays were heavy!

What do you like to do in your free time?
Dance, spend time with my rescue dogs, hang out with my husband Craig, spend time with friends, volunteer, and do whatever I can as a mental health advocate. I sincerely enjoy the work I do and the things I'm involved in, so typically if I have time off and am not hanging out with my husband or friends, you can find me working on any one of my businesses or non profit.

Jersey Girl Bath Co.


Jersey Girl Bath Co. is on online business based in Tulsa, OK. Use code: KEEPITLOCALOK when you shop at jerseygirlbathco.com to receive 15% off your purchase.

How Shopping Local Helps the Economy

08.04.21

(Article submitted by: Travis Voice & Data)

Shopping local in America is becoming more and more popular each year. Over 55% of young people state they are continuing to buy local. Shopping local is easier than ever here in Oklahoma. New efforts like the Plaza District, the farmers market, and the Keep It Local campaign help push Oklahomans to keep their money local. The US Small Business Administration reported in 2016 that 52.4% of Oklahoma's private workforce is employed by small, locally owned businesses. With over half of Oklahoma’s workforce being employed by local businesses, it is important to be sure your money stays local. Here are some reasons on how your dollar stretches farther in the local economy when you shop local:

When you buy local, 68% of your money stays in the local economy. This is a huge turn over rate compared to the 43% that stays local when you shop at a corporate chain. Amy Hartzler, director of communications for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, states “There is a direct correlation between supporting local, independent businesses and having your dollar recirculate to create a multiplier effect.”

Local businesses are far more likely utilize local services like marketing agencies, accountants, and printing companies than national chains, which are next to nothing. Not only that, but they also promote locally sourced products by buying their supplies and products locally which helps diversity the market with locally made products.

Shopping Local Diversifies the Market

Most large chains are required to carry specific brands that are often times other national brands. Local stores tend to seek out unique brands or services that help keep them unique and support the local economy. They are able to tailor their products to meet customer requests by having a shorter turn around time for special orders. A single customer is much more valuable to a small business than a local chain. A local company is small enough that their ordering and billing systems allow them to cater to specific requests.

A local liquor store, for example, is much more nimble as they are able to put in special orders from customer requests for drinks from other small, independent breweries. Large corporation’s inventory mainly makes up other national brands which keeps completion low. Local businesses on the other hand keep most of their inventory local which is often suited toward the local needs and preference. This allows the local community to have more of a voice for what they are looking for in products.

Your Dollar Stretches Father in the Local Economy


Your money is more likely to stay in the local economy when you use local businesses. Let’s say you go to your favorite coffee shop weekly. Each dollar you spend at that local coffee shop is somehow cycled back into the economy. They utilize local services, supplies, and employees. Your money is used to pay their employee’s salary, which will also eventually be used locally. It pays local taxes to fund schools, fire fighters, etc. They will buy their supplies most likely from other local businesses which will then also be used with other local businesses and so on and so forth.

How New Efforts Promotes Shopping Local

Several new efforts are being made in Oklahoma to incentivize consumers and businesses to Shop local. The Keep It Local Campaign created a network of local businesses that Oklahoman’s can buy from. The organization incentivizes consumers to buy local through discounts and rewards that are custom tailored to each business. This makes it more likely for a customer to shop local at one of their participating stores. Keep It Local partners with over 250 participating locations. As of this summer, Travis Voice & Data is joining the Keep It Local community to help launch their business to business (B2B) program. You can find out how to join as a business here or buy a card here.

As a local business, Travis Voice & Data has been dedicated to helping other local companies for 33 years. We know the importance of local businesses and how far a dollar can stretch when spent right. If you are a Keep It Local card holder or participating business, get 50% off your first month of a Hosted Phone contract. Remember to keep your money local and support local businesses as much as possible. For more information on how our local company can help your business, learn more about us through out website.

Visit: Travis Voice & Data Profile Page

Get To Know...Linda Whittington of Fabrics Unlimited

05.10.21

Get To Know...Linda Whittington of Fabrics Unlimited

Fabrics Unlimited originally opened back in 1993 but was eventually purchased by current owner, Linda Whittington, in 2014. We asked Linda to tell us a little bit about herself and about what it's like to own & operate a small business:

Name: Linda Whittington
Business: Fabrics Unlimited
Title: Owner

How would you describe Fabrics Unlimited to someone who hasn't had the chance to visit yet?
We are a retail interior fabric store with a bright and open space, friendly associates and interior designers to assist with your selections. We sell fabric off the bolt as well as from books and samples. We offer a selection of trims, tapes, and fringes for interior design. We also sell pillows and accessories along with drapery lining, pillow forms and drapery hardware. We have a workroom that creates custom drapery, bedding, pillows, and re-upholstery work. Local artist Lana Lopez works are represented in our store for sale. We are a stocking dealer for Antique Drapery Rod in the area. We are a Laura Park Design showroom for fabrics and accessories. 

Tell us about how you became the owner of Fabrics Unlimited.
Fabrics Unlimited was opened in 1993 and I purchased the store in 2014. I am an OKC native with an interest in interior design and wanted to expand the offerings of the store. I am in the oil and gas business as well.

What do you love about operating a small business in Oklahoma?
Working with clients to create their custom ideas into a design that will accentuate their personal design aesthetic. I believe it is important to touch, see and feel in person the product you are purchasing. The internet does not offer that function and we pride ourselves on having a wide variety for our clients. 

What challenges or risks have you faced operating a local business?
The internet is a detriment to the local retailer. We are consistently working to raise awareness about shopping local. We offer delivery and shipping to our client base. It remains challenging to invest in inventory and be competitive with the internet...we work on this daily.

Fabrics Unlimited

What advice would you give to someone who dreams of starting their own business someday?
Go for it!

What are the most popular items that you sell? What are your favorite items?
Custom drapery is our staple along with the artwork we carry. Favorite items that are always popular are premade pillows and home accessories. 

What’s your favorite thing about your job? 
Providing a positive experience and beautiful product that make our clients' homes beautiful.

What’s the hardest thing about your job?
Choosing fabrics that meet the needs of all design aesthetics.

Fabrics Unlimited

Who do you admire in your line of work? Do you have any professional heroes?
The fabric mills that are competing to remain relevant and current in design, while providing the best product for the end user. All the interior designers that work to bring ideas to life and the fabricators that convert those ideas into a beautiful product.

What motivates you to keep doing what you're doing?
The clients that are pleased with the work we do making their homes a beautiful place to live.

Fabrics Unlimited

In your opinion, why is it important for people to support locally-owned businesses?
When the people do not support local business, the personal touch and true customer care is lost.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Someone who makes a difference in my community.

What was your first job?
My father's medical office.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Read, travel, theatre, entertain family and friends

Fabrics Unlimited


Fabrics Unlimited is located at 2229 NW 138th St. in Oklahoma City, just east of Quail Springs Mall. Use your Keep It Local Card when you shop at Fabrics Unlimited to receive 15% off your purchase, excluding fabrication & hardware. fabricsunlimited.com

Support Oklahoma's Black-Owned Businesses

06.08.20

 

Support Oklahoma's Black-Owned Businesses/Keep It Local OK

This list will be updated as needed. Last updated 11/11/2021 at 11:30 a.m.

Black Lives Matter. We stand against racism, injustice, and violence but we realize that simply standing is not enough. We've been listening, learning, marching and using our platform to amplify Black-owned restaurants, retail and services as well as musicians, artists and other creatives with more intention than we have in the past. This is just a start. It's a small first step toward doing better. There's still so much work to be done and what we can promise is that we are committed to continuously seeking out actionable steps and learning about ways that we can invest in and help create real long-term change in our communities. We encourage anyone reading this to do the same. We must do better.


We know that there are plenty of lists that already exist out there, but many of you have been asking us for a list of local & independent Black-owned businesses that you can support. So, that's what we've been working on. This is by no means a complete list, but we do hope that you'll find it to be a helpful resource as you make decisions about where you'll spend your money.

In addition to this list, please also check out these resources:

 OKC Black Eats

• OKC Black Chamber of Commerce

• Oklahoma Black Business Directory

 Tulsa Black Owned Business Network

• The Black Wall Street Times Business Directory

 

Note: We are using what we have to do what we can to show support & solidarity for Oklahoma's Black-Owned Businesses. If you are a local & independent Black-owned business located in the state of Oklahoma and you'd like your business to be considered for this guide at not cost, Please Fill Out this Form.

 

 
CREATIVES
 
 

Black Moon

Black Moon

(collection of black artists breaking standards, pushing innovation & cultivating creativity)
Tulsa
(918) 928-9600
 

facebook.com/blackmoontulsa instagram.com/blackmoontulsa
 

Headquarters Creative

Headquarters Creative

(coworking, collaboration, community)
OKC
(405) 465-2435

View a Map instagram.com/headquarters.creative/


Poetry and Chill

Poetry and Chill

(live music and entertainment, platform for artists to showcase thier talents)
OKC
(405) 905-9323

Shop Poetry and Chill Online facebook.com/PoetryAndChillOkc/ instagram.com/poetryandchillokc/ Donate


Poetry and Chill Kids

Poetry and Chill Kids

(kids events, after school workshops)
OKC
(405) 905-9323

Shop Poetry and Chill Online facebook.com/poetryandchillokckids/ instagram.com/poetryandchillokckids/ Donate


 

Support Oklahoma's Black-Owned Businesses / Food + Drink

Addi's SugaShack Logo

Addi's SugaShack

(gourmet shaved ice and snack shoppe)
Norman
(405) 412-5516

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Alpha Grill

Alpha Grill

(classic bbq favorites)
Tulsa
(918) 853-5789

View a Map Order Alpha Grill Online facebook.com/Alphagrill/ instagram.com/alpha_grill/
 

Big O's Pork & Dreams

Big O's Pork & Dreams

(classic bbq favorites)
Edmond
(405) 657-2235

View a Map facebook.com/BigOsBBQOKC instagram.com/bigosbbqokc
 

Bistro 46

Bistro 46

(southern comfort food)
OKC
(405) 595-3904

View a Map facebook.com/Bistro46OKC instagram.com/bistro46okc


Black Walnut

Black Walnut

(american cuisine blended with the neighborhood's cultural history, eclectic menu)
OKC
(405) 445-6273

View a Map facebook.com/BlackWalnutOKC/ instagram.com/blackwalnutokc


Black Wall Street Liquid Lounge

Black Wall Street Liquid Lounge

(coffee, frappes, tea, pastries)
Tulsa
(539) 867-2477

View a Map facebook.com/BWSLiquidLounge instagram.com/bws_ll 


Bobo's Chicken

Bobo's Chicken

(smokey fried wings & things, tenders, catfish, shrimp, fries, biscuits)
OKC
(405) 474-5776

View a Map facebook.com/Briellesbistro


Brielle's Bistro / Midwest City

Brielle's Bistro

(cajun/creole)
Midwest City
(405) 259-8473

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The Brown's Kitchen

The Brown's Kitchen

(american, homestyle burgers, indian tacos, desserts)
Norman
(405) 757-4296

View a Map facebook.com/thebrownskitchenokc/ instagram.com/thebrownskitchenokc/


The Burger

The Burger

(burgers & fries, cash only)
Tulsa
(918) 428-2008

View a Map facebook.com/The-Burger-Best-Burgers-In-Town


Callahan's Chicago Dogs

Callahan's Chicago Dogs

(mobile food cart serving hot dogs & sausages)
OKC
(405) 834-9345

facebook.com/hotdogChi/ instagram.com/callahanschicagodogs/


Cajun King

Cajun King

(authentic cajun)
Warr Acres
(405) 603-3714

View a Map facebook.com/Cajun-King


Carican Flavors

Carican Flavors

(carribean american food)
OKC
(405) 424-0456

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Cajun Bayou

Catfish Bayou

(pineapple bowls, fish tacos, fried catfish, fried corn on the cob)
OKC 

View a Map facebook.com/catfishbayou/ instagram.com/catfishbayou/


C'est Si Bon

C'est Si Bon

(catfish, po'boys, southern cooking)
Midwest City (405) 610-2555
Del City (405) 601-8822
Edmond (405) 285-1800
 

Order Chef Curry ToGo Online facebook.com/cajuncatfish/ instagram.com/cestsibon_1/


Chef Curry ToGo

Chef Curry ToGo

(catering, meal prep, personal chef)
OKC
(405) 842-8646

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Cornish Smokehouse

Cornish Smokehouse

(bbq & authentic jerk cuisine)
South OKC
(405) 703-1300

View a Map facebook.com/cornishsmokehouse/ instagram.com/cornishsmokehouse/


Culture Coffee

Culture Coffee

(coffee, tea)
Innovation District / OKC
(405) 724-7243

View a Map Order Culture Coffee Online Buy Culture Coffee Gift Cards facebook.com/culturecoffeeokc instagram.com/culturecoffeeokc



Doggie Style Hot Dogs

Doggie Style Hot Dogs

(hot dogs, bratwurst)
Edmond
(214) 845-1897

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Elmer's BBQ

Elmer's BBQ

(traditional wood-fired bbq)
Tulsa
(918) 742-6702

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Evelyn's Soul Food

Evelyn's Soul Food

(crisp fried chicken, hearty soul food)
Tulsa
(918) 835-1212

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Florence's Restaurant

Florence's Restaurant

(country soul food)
OKC
(405) 427-3663

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George's Happy Hog Bar-B-Q

George's Happy Hog Bar-B-Q

(barbecue, sides, desserts)
OKC
(405) 525-8111

View a Map facebook.com/Georges-Happy-Hog-Bar-B-Q-LLC instagram.com/georgeshappyhog/
 

Geronimo's Burgers & Bakery

Geronimo's Bakery & Burgers

(burgers, catfish, donuts)
OKC
(405) 427-5893

View a Map facebook.com/Geronimos-Bakery-Burgers
 

Good Girl Chocolate

Good Girl Chocolate

(vegan, paleo, gluten-free, soy-free, organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolates)
Yukon

Shop Good Girl Chocolate Online facebook.com/goodgirlchocolate/ instagram.com/goodgirlchocolate/
 

Grey Sweater

Grey Sweater

(three-tiered tasting menu, unique flavors from around the world)
OKC
(405) 445-6274

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The Hive Eatery

The Hive Eatery

(classic breakfast & brunch)
Edmond
(405) 906-2902

View a Map Order The Hive Eatery Online Postmates Delivery facebook.com/thehiveeateryok instagram.com/thehiveeateryok
 

Ice Event Center & Grill

Ice Event Center & Grill

(catfish, jumbo shrimp, chicken strips, burgers, hot links, philly cheesesteak)
OKC
(405) 208-4240

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Juice For Joy

Juice For Joy

**Currently Seeking New Location - Opening Soon**

(cold-pressed juice, juice cleanse)
OKC
(405) 380-9200 

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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

**Coming Soon!**

(tapas bar, restaurant, full service bar)
OKC

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King's Custom Smoked Meats

King's Custom Smoked Meats

(smoked bbq, catfish, tacos)
OKC
(405) 294-2160

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Leo's BBQ

Leo's BBQ

(hickory smoked bbq, strawberry banana cake)
OKC
(405) 424-5367 

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Mack's Wings

Mack's Wings

(bone-in & boneless chicken wings, cauliflower wings, fries)
Tulsa
(918) 551-7626

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Magnolia Bistro / Automobile Alley OKC

Magnolia Bistro

(authentic cajun/creole)
Automobile Alley / OKC
(405) 673-7550

View a Map Order Online Doordash Delivery Grubhub Delivery Postmates Delivery Uber Eats Delivery facebook.com/magnoliabistro405 instagram.com/magnoliabistro405
 

Mama E's Soul Food

Mama E's Soul Food

(soul food, wings & waffles, catfish)
OKC
(405) 424-0800

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Mama's Brown Suga Food For The Soul

Mama's Brown Suga

(soul food, chicken wings, pork chops, fish)
OKC
(405) 652-0111

facebook.com/mamasbrownsuga/ instagram.com/mamasbrownsugafoodtruck/

 


Not Cho Cheesecake

Not Cho Cheesecake

(cheesecake bites, mini cheesecakes, cheesecake milkshakes, full-size cheesecakes)
Bethany
(405) 782-0880

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Off The Hook / OKC

Off The Hook Seafood & More

(family-owned seafood restaurant)
North OKC (405) 840-3474
South OKC (405) 606-6040

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OklaSoul Cafe

OklaSoul Cafe

(comfort food, changing menu every 1-2 weeks)
OKC
(405) 652-0111

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The OKC Vegetarian

The OKC Vegetarian

(vegan soul food to go, 100% meat, egg & dairy free)
OKC
(405) 205-4853

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Poe Bouyz House

Poe Bouyz House

(seafood, gumbo, catfish)
OKC
(405) 458-0556

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Polar Donuts

Polar Donuts

(donuts, fritters, coffee)
OKC
(405) 946-7448

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Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba

(ethiopian cuisine)
OKC
(405) 606-8616

View a Map facebook.com/Queen-of-Sheba-OKC instagram.com/queenofshebaokc 


Ray's BBQ

Ray's BBQ

(classic southern bbq)
Norman (405) 329-4040
Moore (405) 237-3840

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Retro Grill and Bar

Retro Grill and Bar

(chicken wings, fish, burgers, pork chops)
Tulsa
(918) 587-3876

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Roam Coffee Co.

Roam Coffee Co.

(premium cold brew, coffee beans)
OKC
(833) 265-3279

facebook.com/RoamCoffeeCompany/ instagram.com/roamcoffee.co


Rozay's Wingz

Rozay's Wingz

(taste of memphis - chicken wings, catfish, shrimp, burgers, philly's)
Tulsa
(918) 592-4140

View a Map facebook.com/tulsawingspot/ instagram.com/its_rozaysbaby/


Signature Bakery

Signature Bakery

(contemporary bakery, cakes, pastries, bread, find them at osu-okc farmer's market at scissortail park & paseo farmer's market)
OKC
(405) 474-8368

Order Signature Bakery Items Online facebook.com/signaturebakeryokc/ instagram.com/signaturebakery/


Smoked Out BBQ

Smoked Out BBQ

(bbq, sides, desserts, shareables)
OKC
(405) 985-6328 

View a Map Buy Smoked Out BBQ Gift Cards facebook.com/smokedoutbbqokc/ instagram.com/smokedoutbbqokc/


 

Sweet Trips Logo

Sweet Trips

(shaved ice and frozen desserts)
Del City
(405) 867-6161

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Tatste of Soul Giant Egg Rolls / Del City

 

Taste of Soul Giant Egg Rolls Eatery & Food Truck

(giant specialty egg rolls)
Del City
(405) 677-5820

View a Map Buy Gift Cards Grubhub Delivery Postmates Delivery facebook.com/tasteofsouleggroll instagram.com/eggrollicious
 

Texlahoma Barbecue
 

Texlahoma Barbecue

(pecan & oak smoked bbq)
Edmond
(405) 513-7631 

View a Map facebook.com/Texlahoma-BBQ instagram.com/texlahomabbq


TEZ Wingz

TEZ Wingz

(fried chicken wings, chicago mild sauce, shrimp)
Midwest City
(405) 546-8777

View a Map facebook.com/TheTezWingz/ instagram.com/tezwingz/
 

TNT Wangs

TNT Wangs

(food truck, chicken wings, tenders, fish, shrimp, fries)
Tulsa
(918) 955-1739 

View a Map Order Delivery from TNT Wangs facebook.com/TNT-Wangs instagram.com/tntwangstulsa
 

Waffle That!

Waffle That!

(waffles, chicken & waffles, wings, signature "chicken in a cone", fries)
Tulsa
(918) 932-8081

View a Map facebook.com/wafflethat instagram.com/wafflethat
 

Wanda J's Next Generation Restaurant

Wanda J's Next Generation Restaurant

(family owned & operated, souther style, fried chicken)
Tulsa
(918) 861-4142

View a Map facebook.com/wandajsnextgenerationrestaurant
 

 

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19&21

19&21 

(greenwood avenue gift shop)
Tulsa

Shop 19&21 Online facebook.com/19and21shop/ nstagram.com/19and21shop/
 

Back To My Roots Clothing

Back To My Roots Clothing

(clothing brand with a collection of tees, dresses, hats, fanny packs, etc.)
OKC
(405) 234-7831

View a Map visit their online shop facebook.com/back2myrootsokc instagram.com/back2myroots__
 

Clift Craft Corner Logo

Clift Craft Corner

(custom tumblers, tees, and personalized gifts)
Online

visit their online shop visit their facebook page visit their instagram feed


Fulton Street Books & Coffee

Fulton Street Books & Coffee

(books, coffee, a mission to increase literacy)
Tulsa 

View a Map Shop Fulton Street Books & Coffee Online Buy a Fulton Street Gift Card facebook.com/fultonstreet918/ instagram.com/fultonstreet918/
 

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Gifted Monster Clothing

(clothing brand that specializes in streetwear)
Online

Shop Gifted Monster visit their facebook page 


GRPFLY

Group Fly Clothing

(clothing brand with a collection of tees, hoodies, jackets, hats, vintage)
OKC

Shop Group Fly Clothing Online facebook.com/grpfly/ instagram.com/grpfly/

Higher Vibez Candle Co Logo

Higher Vibez Candle Co.

(luxury hand-poured virgin coconut, soy wax, wooden wick, infused candles)
OKC

facebook.com/HigherVibez/ instagram.com/highervibez_candles/

 

In The Air Logo

In The Air Candles & Scents

(hand-poured scented soy candles and wax melts)
Broken Arrow

Shop In The Air Scented Candles Online facebook.com/intheair.cs/ instagram.com/INTHEAIR.CS/
 

Greenwood Ave.

Greenwood Ave.

(clothing brand celebrating black entrepreneurship, web series)
Tulsa

Shop Greenwood Ave. Online facebook.com/gwd.ave instagram.com/gwd.ave/

 

Knotted Bow Ties

(bowties, apparel, face masks, pocket squares, ascots)
OKC
(405) 816-2766

Shop Knotted Bow Ties Online Buy A Knotted Bow Tie Gift Card facebook.com/KnottedBowTies/ instagram.com/knottedbowties/
 

Kulture Fitz

KultureFitz

(promotional products, apparel, print needs)
OKC
(405) 293-2797

facebook.com/kulturefitz/ instagram.com/kulturefitz/
 

Mocha Books

Mocha Books

(books, apparel, lit' resources)
Tulsa
(918) 236-9019

View a Map Shop Mocha Books Online acebook.com/Read-With-Mocha-Books instagram.com/readwithmochabooks/
 

Norview Scrubs

Norview Scrubs

(retail clothing and accessories for medical)
Online
(580) 284-1365

visit their online shop visit their facebook page visit their instagram feed


Obrié Beauty Logo

Obrié Beauty

(cosmetics products from makeup to skincare)
Online
(405) 759-0830

Shop Obrié Beauty Online  facebook.com/ObrieBeauty instagram.com/obriebeauty/


Oh So Paper Co. Logo

Oh So Paper Co.

(stationary, printing stickers and specialty items)
Online

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Off The Rack Boutique

Off The Racks Boutique

(women's fashion, tops, bottoms, dresses, plus size)
Tulsa
(918) 381-0398

Off The Racks Boutique facebook.com/offtheracksok/ instagram.com/offtheracksok/
 

OKC Teez

OKC Teez

(custom shirts, hoodies, hats & more)
OKC
(405) 488-7274
 

View a Map facebook.com/okcteez/ instagram.com/okcteez/
 

Opp + Att Clothes + Accessories 

Opp + Att

(clothes, handmade accessories)
Online

oppattllc.com facebook.com/oppattllc instagram.com/oppattllc



Pink and Pearl

Pink & Pearl

(artisan wax melts, car perfume, home fragrance)
Online
(405) 757-7101

Shop Fulton Street Books & Coffee Online Buy a Fulton Street Gift Card facebook.com/fultonstreet918/ instagram.com/fultonstreet918/


Queen Kisses Logo

Queen Kisses

(All natural Luxury Lipcare products)
Online
(918) 406-5875

visit their online shop visit their facebook page visit their instagram feed

Rustic Euphorium

Rustic Euphorium

(beauty and self care products, handcrafted bath salts, soaps, lip care products, handcrafted 100% soy candles, jewelry, accessories)
Online
(918) 240-2337

visit their online shop visit their facebook page


Silhouette

Silhouette Sneakers & Art

(sneakers, apparel, art)
Tulsa
(918) 732-9166

View a Map Shop Silhouette Online Buy Silhouette Gift Cards facebook.com/silhouettetulsa/ instagram.com/silhouettetulsa/
 

Sue & Evelyn Boutique

Sue & Evelyn Boutique

(curated vintage, vintage inspired, and modern pieces)
OKC

Shop Sue & Evelyn Boutique Online facebook.com/sueandevelyn/ instagram.com/sueandevelyn/
 


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Act Now Insurance Logo

Act Now Insurance Agency

(auto, home, boat, and life insurance)
Muskogee
(918) 687-1112

View a Map visit their facebook page 


Brand Inc PR

Brandinc PR

(public relations agency)
Lawton
(580) 749-9042

View a Map Brand Inc PR Facebook Page Brand Inc PR Instagram


C2 Credit

C2 Credit

(credit counseling service)
OKC
(405) 754-7765
 

facebook.com/c2creditrepair/ instagram.com/C2credit/
 

I Glass Tulsa Repair

iGlass Tulsa Repair

(professional mobile iphone repair)
Tulsa
(918) 639-1087

facebook.com/tulsaiGlass/ instagram.com/tulsaiglass/
 

Inspired Nail Bar

Inspired Nail Bar

(by-appointment manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements, natural nails only)
OKC
(405) 237-9094 (Text)

View a Map facebook.com/inspirednailbar/ instagram.com/inspirednailbar/

Knowledge Works Enviromental

Knowledge Works Enviromental

(residential and business remodeling and asbestos company)
OKC
(405) 977-7721

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KTR Heating and Cooling Logo

KTR Heating and Cooling, LLC

(hvac service and repair)
OKC
(405) 513-3768

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Lash House

Lash House

(natural looking lash extensions)
OKC
(918) 543-5274

View a Map facebook.com/lashhouseokc instagram.com/lashhouseokc/
 

Lavished Events by B Logo

Lavished Events by B

(event planning and decorator)
OKC
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Lotus Beauty Supply & Salon

Lotus Beauty Supply & Salon

(salon, natural body, hair & skin products)
OKC
(405) 928-9600
 

View a Map facebook.com/lotusbeautysupply instagram.com/lotus_beauty_supply
 

Martin's Tax Service

Martin's Tax Service

(income tax preparation, electronic filing, notary public)
OKC
(405) 427-5822

View a Map facebook.com/martinstaxserviceOKC/
 

OKC Balloon Bar Logo

OKC Balloon Bar

(balloon and custom party decor rentals)
OKC
(405) 294-7838

OKC Balloon Bar


poppi's

Poppi's Urban Spa

(urban spa, massage therapy, facial services)
Tulsa
(918) 932-8181

View a Map facebook.com/tulsapoppi/ instagram.com/tulsapoppi/
 

Reach Dance Studio

Reach Dance Studio

(recreational dance studio)
South OKC
Moore
(405) 965-4805

View a Map facebook.com/ReachDanceStudio instagram.com/reachdancestudio
 

Rooted Barber + Shop

Rooted Barber + Shop

(barber, shop, community space)
OKC
(405) 601-0154
 

View a Map Shop Rooted Barber + Shop Online facebook.com/rootedokc instagram.com/rootedokc
 

Rose Tax Solutions

Rose Tax Solutions

(tax preparation & planning, bookeeping, personal credit repair, business consultation)
Tulsa
(918) 812-8525
 

View a Map facebook.com/RoseTaxSolutions/

Sooner State Mobile Fingerprinting

Sooner State Mobile Fingerprinting

(Mobile Ink-Based Fingerprinting Service)
Oklahoma City Metro & Beyond
(405) 701-6068

visit their facebook page

 

Toddler Tutor Logo

Toddler Tutor

(Tutoring Service for children age 2 through 18. offering in-person tutoring for children ages 2 - 6 and virtual tutoring for children in grades K-12)
Midwest City
(405) 423-2521

View a Map visit their facebook page visit their instagram feed


U Big T's

U Big T's

(screen printing & embroidery)
OKC
(405) 401-4327

View a Map facebook.com/UBigTs/ instagram.com/ubigts/
 

The Wild Mother
 

The Wild Mother

(collaborative studio, floral, planning & event design, retail goods, studio rental )
OKC
(405) 900-5667
 

View a Map Shop The Wild Mother Online facebook.com/Thewildmother instagram.com/thewildmother

Winslett Cleaning Logo

Winslett Cleaning Services

(commercial and residential janitorial company)
OKC
(405) 982-7505

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Do What You Can to Support Small Local Businesses

03.23.20

Support Small Local Businesses // Do What You Can // Keep It Local OK

How To Support Small Local Businesses During The COVID-19 Outbreak 


  • If you’re sick, stay home. Period. 
  • Shop local online. 
  • Stock up on coffee beans from your favorite local roaster, loose-leaf tea from your favorite local shop, beer from your favorite local brewer, local produce, local snacks, etc. so you can enjoy them at home.
  • Order takeout from a local restaurant/cafe or use a food delivery service.
  • Buy gift cards/gift certificates now that you know you’ll use later or give them as gifts. (Birthdays and anniversaries have not been cancelled.)
  • Cancel Reschedule appointments/reservations that you will miss.
  • Tip generously when you can.
  • Share social media posts from local businesses with your friends/family.