Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

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Bid Assistance Network Receives Grant The U.S. Department of Defense has renewed a grant for a Bid Assistance Network that in the past two years brought over $319 million in government contracts to Oklahoma businesses, Gov. Henry Bellmon announced Thursday.

The $150,000 grant is one of only seven made in the Southwest by the Small Business Office of the Defense Contract Adminstration Services Region in Dallas. Ken Strack, associate director for small business at the Dallas office, said there were 26 applications for grants.

The Bid Assistance Network is a joint project of the state Department of Commerce and the state Department of Vocational and Technical Education. Its objective is to provide Oklahoma firms complete federal bid research, bid notifications and bid preparation assistance.

In its 24 months of operation, Bellmon said, the network has worked with 1,830 clients who have been awarded 1,722 contracts totaling $319.4 million.

Norman Firm Opens California Office Engineering Enterprises Inc. of Norman has opened a new branch office in Martinex, Calif., to provide clients with local and regional groundwater services. Nick Coffey, a 12-year veteran in the industry, has been named manager of the office.

Design Company Opens Marie Murphy Design Co. has opened at 6300 N. Classen Blvd. The art company specializes in corporate identity development and editorial layout, with the capability to design, lay out and produce a spectrum of printed materials. Owner and Art Director Marie Murphy has been a technical and creative artist for more than seven years in the metropolitan area. She resigned as art director of Design Works last month to open her own company. Her current clients include Jules Magazine, Southwestern Bell Telephone and Pro Graphics. …

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