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Articles from February 14, 2007

City of Bixby Starts Marketing Effort to Fill Retail 'Gap'
Bixby officials have launched a national marketing effort to fill a $1.27 billion retail "opportunity gap."That figure represents the potential for new business in the south Tulsa suburb, according to an economic study by Crossroads Communications LLC...
Commentary: Where's My Martini?
"When a reporter approaches," Nobel laureate Jonas Salk once said, "I generally find myself wishing for a martini."And, really, who could blame him? Nearly every scientist who has dealt with media has had the less-than-pleasant experience of opening...
Corporate Tax Restructuring Bill Advances in Oklahoma House
The perception among small business owners in Oklahoma is that the Legislature takes better care of the big corporations, Ronn Cupp, senior vice president of operations for The State Chamber, said Tuesday. House Bill 1386, by state Rep. Randy Terrill,...
Ditch Witch Confronts Globalization Challenge: CEO Outlines Recruitment Difficulties
Two years ago, Ditch Witch sold 20-plus horizontal drilling machines in China.Last year it sold none.Through that brief period Ditch Witch found itself facing competition from several companies offering new knock-off models at a third the price of those...
Forgot, Didn't You? Valentine's Procrastinators Still in Luck with Some Retailers
If you're reading this article right now and just realized it's Valentine's Day and that you forgot to get something for your sweetheart, remain calm.While aisles of drugstores and card shops may be nearly picked clean, two downtown Oklahoma City retailers...
Landowners to Ask Okla. Supreme Court to Settle Midwest City Dispute
A district court ruling allowing Midwest City to condemn the final piece of property the city says it needs for a redevelopment project will be appealed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, an attorney for the property owners said Tuesday.Norman attorney Terry...
OKC Events: February 14, 2007
A new philanthropic opportunity for women will be introduced March 1 at a High Tea presented by the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma. From 4 until 6 p.m. at the Skirvin Hotel, attendees will be able to sip tea as they share information from community...
OKC Hornets Merchandise on Its Way Out
Plain and simple the Hornets are going home to New Orleans at the end of the 2006-2007 basketball season.And as the season winds down, the inevitable can be seen by the recent closing of the Hornets Nest gift shop in Oklahoma Tower.Opened Dec. 1, 2005,...
Oklahoma Insurance Company Changes Name, Expands Focus
Oklahoma Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co. has changed its bylaws and name to better reflect the company's goals of spreading its underwriting risk and expanding its customer base, Chief Executive Ray Wulf said this week.The board of directors made...
Oklahoma Restaurant Association Announces Its 2007 Board of Directors
The Oklahoma Restaurant Association has named its 2007 board of directors.They are chairman, Tad Blood, Tad's Catering & Concessions, Oklahoma City; vice chairman/treasurer, Randy Earhart, Taco Mayo Franchise Systems, Oklahoma City; and vice chairman,...
Oklahoma Senate Committee Passes Bill to Revise 2003 Tort Reform Law
Responding to an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling declaring part of Oklahoma's tort reform laws unconstitutional, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed a bill intended to fix the problem. In a surprising turn of events, not only did the bill...
Oklahoma's Sales, Gross Production, Motor Vehicle Tax Collections Down in January
January state revenue collections in three major tax groups - sales, gross production and motor vehicle taxes - came in below last year's levels and official estimates, although income tax collections are up, state Treasurer Scott Meacham said Tuesday."We...
OMRF's Johnson Receives Research Fellowship: American Heart Association Award Valued Up to $132,000
While he was a student at East Central University in Ada, Corey Johnson worked sweeping warehouses at an electric cooperative.When an opportunity for a better job came along, the chemistry major took it and began working at Kerr Lab in Ada. The new job...
Seminole Energy Services Snags $55M in Equity Capital
Seminole Energy Services LLC received $55 million in equity capital from The Stephens Group to fuel further expansion."We see it really as a strategic relationship," Seminole Chief Executive Robert "Bob" B. Rosene Jr. said Tuesday of Little Rock- based...
Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Pitches District Changes to Economic Development Commission
If Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Michael Zolkoski had to pitch the district to a company looking to relocate to Tulsa, he would say the school district provides many education choices for parents.But the superintendent, who took the post in August,...
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