Archive: Kris Rush

Kris hails from a small business family. Dad and Mom raised a big family on a small turkey ranch in Fresno, California where lots of love, hard work and long days were a way of life. This early passion for small business led to life of work in their behalf. Right out of college Kris launched a local chamber of commerce and economic development career in Madera and Visalia CA. As the Visalia Chamber grew to be the largest chamber per capita in America, she began marketing consulting for the London Chamber in England. Kris later ran the 38,000-member American Rose Society and their 118-acre rose garden in Shreveport, Louisiana, before joining the US Chamber of Commerce as Regional Director for the Southwest and South Central states. After marrying Dick Rush and moving to Oklahoma, Kris guided creation of the Oklahoma State Chamber’s Prosperity Project – a nonpartisan web-based election service to help state candidates share where they stand on issues impacting jobs and the economy – and help citizens go to the polls informed. Her award-winning advocacy, marketing communications and political education campaigns bring a wealth of grassroots expertise to Rush Strategies, where she runs conference logistics for the Council of State Chambers. Kris’ love for small business ingenuity and resilience – and frustration with the negative way national media often covers business stories – led her and Dick to launch JustGoodNews.BIZ – America’s GOOD economic news service – in June, 2012.

Future engineers race in Duncan.

DUNCAN, Oklahoma – The annual Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest hosted by Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) for 7-12th grade students in the Red River Technology Center school district will take place on Monday, November 14 in ...

Love’s, Carl’s Jr. open in Enid.

The smell of cheeseburgers and gasoline is filling the air at the new Love’s/Carl’s Jr. combo store that opened Thursday morning on the east side of Enid. The Love’s gas station and convenience store, 4104 E. Randolph, opened at 7 a.m. and the Carl ...

Roll out the red carpet – Here comes deadCenter!.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Festival is celebrating its 16th anniversary June 8-12. Named one of the “20 Coolest Film festivals in the World” by MovieMaker magazine, deadCenter hosts five full nights of fantasti ...

Glenpool #1 fastest-growing city in Oklahoma.

GLENPOOL – Last year Glenpool added an average of 100 new residents each month for the 12-month period ending July 1, 2015, earning it a 10 percent growth rate and the U.S. Census Bureau’s top ranking for fast-growing Oklahoma cities. Glenpool ...

Norman’s new Walmart Supercenter brings 300 jobs.

NORMAN, Okla. – A new 24-hour Walmart Supercenter opened at 3651 Classen Blvd. in Norman, bringing a broad assortment of fresh groceries and general merchandise. Customers will enjoy a convenient on-site full pharmacy, fuel station, and a free store pi ...