The Journal Record Business Briefs: September 4, 2012

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StartUp Cup finalists selectedTULSA - Seven entrepreneurs and their business ideas have been selected for finals of the Tulsa Community College StartUp Cup sponsored by Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.The finalists will be competing for a top prize of $30,000.The seven finalists are 4D Sales, Cheerful Athletics, EZ Line Spool Dispenser, idefi Group, Oxygen Line Reel, Galley Sink and Ultimate Connect Solutions.The seven finalists will compete for the top prize during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. The first- place winner will receive $30,000, second place, $5,000 and third place, $2,500. The awards will be announced Nov. 13.

Lawton launches economic development groupLAWTON - The Lawton- Fort Sill Economic Development Corp. has been created to focus on creating quality jobs.The group's economic development initiatives will feature regional strategies."The new board of directors has worked very hard in establishing new initiatives and new economic development philosophies that will enhance the lifestyles and job opportunities of our residents," said Phil Kennedy, Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation chairman. "One of the key strategies presented is to leverage Lawton's regional assets, like Fort Sill and its surrounding military installations, to further expand the aerospace and defense industry footprint in southwest Oklahoma."Barry Albrecht, CEO and president of the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corp., said three new community tools will focus on enhancing the community image and will be used to attract new business and industry to the region. The tools include an annual economic research report called the 2012 Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Review.Efforts include a new Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development website - www.lawtonedc.com - and a new four- minute community video that will be used by community organizations and local industry, Albrecht said."Lawton Oklahoma is a region, not just a city," Albrecht said.Lawton-Fort Sill EDC's mission is to attract new capital investment, and retain and expand existing business and industry with a focus on high-technology industries."The new Lawton- Fort Sill EDC is structured to be a one-stop shop for economic development and will lead in implementing new and aggressive job creation efforts," said Fred Fitch, Lawton mayor. "The board of directors was strategically designed to have representation of the entire economic development community."

Delaware Resource Group awarded contractOKLAHOMA CITY - Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, has been awarded a $10.3 million firm fixed price with cost reimbursable contract modification for aircrew training and courseware development services. The contract is for services at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.; Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; and Langley Air Force Base, Va. Work is to be completed by Sept. 30, 2013. The contract was awarded by ACC AMIC/PKB, Newport News, Va.

Guthrie Green opening ceremony set FridayTULSA - The opening ceremony for Guthrie Green is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady St. in Tulsa. Guthrie Green is a new park in Tulsa's Brady Arts District. The George Kaiser Family Foundation will be the host for the ceremony.Speakers will include Ken Levit, executive director of George Kaiser Family Foundation, and Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett. …