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Articles from August 24, 2004

Chamber Hires Oregon Exec to Oversee Econ. Development
After an intensive nationwide search, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has named Robin L. Roberts its new executive vice president of economic development. The position was previously held by Roy Williams, who now serves as the chamber's president and...
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Darden Restaurant Co. to Build Two Restaurants
GMRI, a wholly owned Darden Restaurant company, has bought property and requested permits to build two new sites in the metro area. The company acquired more than 21,000 square feet in the 50 Penn Place east parking lot for $925,000 to build an Olive...
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Employers May Face Severe Penalties under New Labor Overtime Regulations
Oklahoma employers were warned Monday that financial penalties can be severe under the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime regulations.Whether an employee is classified as exempt or nonexempt has been a gray issue for employers for a long time, said...
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Gov. Henry Names Aug. 21 as Megan Mullally Day
Gov. Brad Henry welcomed home award-winning actress Megan Mullally by naming Aug. 21 as Megan Mullally Day in Oklahoma. She was thrilled and, when her fans in the audience at Civic Center Music Hall were told, they cheered and cheered.Of course, the...
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Man Charged with Bank Robberies
An Oklahoma City man has been arrested in connection with 14 bank robberies in six Oklahoma cities.Gerard Bennett, 31, was arrested by FBI agents outside an Oklahoma City hotel and arraigned on 14 counts of bank robbery, one attempted bank robbery and...
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OKC Firm Teaches Auto Dealers about 'Principle-Based' Management
Nice guys can get ahead in the auto sales industry, according to Chris Kerby, president of First Dealer Resources. In fact, they can increase their business by up to 200 percent by implementing the principle-based management and sales methods taught...
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