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Articles from April 6, 2011

Commentary: Charity Inc.: Social Media: A Gateway to Better Nonprofits
It's not a secret. Social media usage increases more and more each day. The way the world communicates on a daily basis is changing rapidly. It has become faster and easier to circulate our messages than ever. This news should bode well for nonprofits....
Commentary: Fix the Real Problems
Oklahoma's Legislature should stop fixing imaginary problems and put its limited, valuable time into finding solutions to the issues that face the state, primarily a substantial budget deficit.This week's nonproblem was affirmative action. A proposal...
Commentary: Oklahoma Apartment Fundamentals Steadily Improving
Yesterday I blogged about the improvement being seen in the national apartment market as evidenced by declining cap rates, and today I want to take a quick look at the current state of the Oklahoma apartment markets. Last year, both Oklahoma City and...
Growing Good Habits: Oklahoma YMCA to Use Learning Garden as Teaching Tool
On a recent Saturday, a group of volunteers spent the day establishing a youth learning garden in Edmond.The YMCA Youth Learning Garden will provide participants ages 5 to 12 in the Y's after-school and summer day camp programs the opportunity to grow...
Irvine, Calif.-Based DeWind Buys Rights for Wind Farm in Oklahoma
A wind turbine subsidiary of South Korean shipbuilding giant Daewoo has acquired the rights to 160 megawatts of a wind farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle that is being developed by Novus Windpower.The development is the first utility-scale wind project in...
It's a Living: Warning Coordination Meteorologist for National Weather Service in Norman
"Storm season" is a term that Rick Smith and many of his peers in the weather business don't like. But they try to prepare for it just the same."There's really no time of the year that we're not susceptible to weather impacts and interruptions," said...
Legislative Proposal That Would Assess a Fee on Oklahoma Hospitals Gains Support
A legislative proposal that would assess a fee on Oklahoma hospitals to capture federal matching funds is generating support from a new coalition of business and farm groups and was passed by the Senate's Appropriations Committee this week, despite not...
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City Takes Top ONE Award
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum was the overall winner of the fourth annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Awards presented by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.Nine additional agencies were winners of their category of service and 17 received...
New Owner, New Hopes: Florida Investment Company Buys Troubled 50 Penn Place in Oklahoma City
Mahin's Full Service Salon owner Mahin Dehaghani was thinking about leaving the space her business has occupied in the lower level of 50 Penn Place. That was before a group of Florida investors purchased the property and announced plans to renovate the...
OKC Events: April 6, 2011
Twelve years ago, Oklahoma City civic leader Sue Ann Hyde came back from Santa Fe, N.M., with a great idea to help raise money for the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation. She told of a project where the honorees were selected on the basis of their activities...
Oklahoma City Community Foundation Awards Variety of Grants
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Board of Trustees has approved $170,000 in Access to Health Care iFund grants to six metropolitan area charitable organizations, representing the first grants through the new iFund grants program.Trustees approved...
Oklahoma Lawmakers Facing Crunch Time for Appropriations Bills
With the deadline growing closer, state lawmakers spent most of their time Wednesday working through mountains of appropriations bills in an effort to develop the framework of a 2012 budget.In the Senate, a measure originally removed from the Appropriations...
Opening Doors: Tulsa's First Development Services Coordinator on the Job
After only a month on the job, Crystal Keller has heard many of the horror stories from architects, engineers and developers about trying to work with the city of Tulsa.Keller is the first development services coordinator to serve as a liaison between...
Rewriting the Rules of Philanthropy: Oklahoma Nonprofits Face New Reality during Tough Financial Times
Philanthropists write checks that sustain services or boost organizations that make a difference.But in the future, those benefactors may play a more active role in ensuring the services they fund aren't unnecessarily duplicated, or team with other philanthropists...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: April 6, 2011
Chesapeake converts state fleet to natural gasChesapeake Energy Corp. has completed the first phase of a program to convert its corporate fleet of 4,200 vehicles to natural gas by 2014.Chesapeake completed the first phase when the 800th natural gas vehicle...
The Journal Record on Board: April 6, 2011
Saxum seeks Step Up applicationsSaxum is accepting applications for the third year of its Step Up grant, which will provide one Oklahoma City or Tulsa-based nonprofit with a $50,000 pro-bono service grant for one year.An informational conference call...
Tulsa-Based Tulsair Beechcraft Wins Jet Fuel Military Contract
Tulsair Beechcraft Inc. was awarded a three-year, $6,551,363 jet fuel military contract at its Millington Municipal Airport site north of Memphis, Tenn.The Tulsa-based aviation company has had the fuel contract since the 1990s, said Tom Clark, president,...
Tulsa Legal Software Maker Foresees 30-Pct Revenue Growth from New Products
Two new products by Tulsa litigation software manufacturer Breeze LLC could boost already-soaring company revenues by 30 percent this year, according to President and Chief Executive Simon Aleman.Both programs represent an expansion of the company's...
Where's the Beef? Need for Cattle Producers to Reserve Stock Countered by Profit Potential
Given the cost of doing business and the record wholesale beef prices now, it's a difficult choice for individual producers to reserve their stock to help rebuild the country's cattle herd, industry experts said."At some point we will start holding back,"...
Woman Faces Health Care Fraud Charges in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
A federal grand jury has charged an Edmond woman, her son and her billing company with $4.6 million in health care fraud offenses.The indictment names Farideh Heidarpour (aka Faraday Heidarpour and Faraday Pour); her son, Ali Heidarpour; and the company...
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