Real Estate Appraisal Board to Meet

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A regular meeting of the Oklahoma Real Estate Appraisal Board is scheduled Friday at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the State Insurance Building, 1901 N. Walnut Ave. Among new business on the agenda is discussion and possible action on the board's response to a special meeting held March 29 concerning the expansion of the board's jurisdiction and enforcement authority and continued monitoring and assessment of Oklahoma's state licensed appraiser category. Laffs Offers Smoke-free Shows

Laffs Comedy Warehouse, 310 E. Sheridan Ave., is offering a smoke-free showroom every Wednesday evening. Laffs started offering the weekly, smoke-free entertainment in February. Proceeds from the Laffs show scheduled at 8 tonight will be donated to the American Lung Association of Oklahoma. Second Tuesday Franchise Roundtable Scheduled

TULSA _ The Second Tuesday Franchise Roundtable has scheduled its meeting for the second quarter at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown in Tulsa. Fred Fleishner, a communications expert, will discuss the merits of communicating with franchisees in convention formats and prioritizing media buys and buying more effectively. Phil Redman, director of conferences and meetings for Pentastar Services Inc., will provide tips for negotiating with hotels and airlines for cost-effective meetings. The franchise meetings in Oklahoma are organized by the law firm of Crowe Dunlevy. Investment Firm Changes Name

The Principal-Eppler, Guerin Turner Inc. changed its name April 1 to Principal Financial Securities Inc. The Dallas-based regional investment banking and brokerage firm, started in 1952 as Eppler, Guerin and Turner, became a subsidiary of The Principal Financial Group in 1986. It has 40 branch offices in 10 states, including Oklahoma.

"Principal Financial Securities better describes what we do and more closely aligns us with one of the country's leading and most stable financial services organizations," said Mike Lorenzen, manager of the Oklahoma City office at 850 Equity Plaza, 1601 Northwest Expressway. …