The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce will offer a Disney
Institute seminar as part of Showcase `99 on Nov. 9 at the Myriad
Since 1986, professionals have learned the "Disney Approach" to
business and management through a series of programs presented by
Walt Disney World. "The Disney Keys to Service Excellence" offers
participants a change to see the business side of the Walt Disney
The program consists of two components -- "Management, Disney
Style" and "Service, Disney Style."
Registration and tuition fees for the program are $190 for
chamber members and $225 for nonmembers. For registration, call 297-
The chamber's Showcase `99 also will include the Mega
Marketplace, Business to Business Expo, Small Business Village and
Business After Hours. For more information about Showcase `99, call
Braum's on the Web
Fans of Braum's Ice Cream can now place orders for delivery
anywhere in the continental United States through a new Web site
(www.braums.com), which went online Monday.
In addition to half gallons of Braum's Ice Cream, other products
will be available that have until now been available only at Braum's
Ice Cream and Dairy Stores.
The Web site also offer a virtual tour of Braum's dairy farm,
processing plant and bakery as well as games, contest and
information geared to kids.
Chick-fil-A adds unit
Chick-fil-A said it will open its newest Oklahoma City restaurant
on Friday in Quail Springs Mall. It will be the seventh Chick-fil-A
in the Oklahoma City area.
The Atlanta-based chain said the restaurant at Quail Springs will
be one of 13 mall restaurants it will open this year. Chick-fil-A
has 870 restaurants in 35 states.
Taco Cabana pleased
San Antonio-based Taco Cabana said on Monday that its three
restaurants opened this year in Oklahoma City continue to outperform
expectations. Weekly average sales for the Oklahoma City units
during the third quarter were higher than the system average, said
Stephen V. Clark, president and CEO. The three area restaurants
represented the chain's entry into the Oklahoma City market, which
is the current management team's first new market outside of Texas.
The Taco Cabana chain has 119 Mexican restaurants.
Nonprofit courses offered
The Center for Nonprofit Management has developed a series of
fund-raising workshops to help nonprofit organizations with resource
The four-part series is scheduled over two days, Nov. 11 and 16,
at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15th St.
On Nov. 11, "The Principles of Fundraising" will be offered from
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and "The Annual Giving Campaign" is
scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. On Nov. 12, "Marketing Puts Money in
the Bank" will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and "Board
Development: Its Role in Securing Major Gifts" is scheduled from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for each workshop is $20 or $60 for all
four. To register, call Linda Billen at 236-8133.
A Houston-based telephone services reseller faces contempt
charges for nine violations of Oklahoma telephone laws and
Corporation Commission rules.
The commission said that its Consumer Service Division filed the
complaint against Axces Inc. The division is seeking the maximum
fine allowed by law, the greater of $10,000 per occurrence or $500
per day per violation, and revocation of Axces' authority to resell
telephone services in Oklahoma.
Axces allegedly switched the long-distance service of seven
customers without authority, which is known as "slamming." It also
allegedly added unauthorized charges, known as "cramming," to the
phone bills of two of those customers. …