ISC Telecom of Oklahoma City has completed a merger into
ISC, a provider of telecommunications products and services for
businesses in Oklahoma, Colorado and Arkansas, will now be known as
Expanets of Oklahoma Inc., said Glen Patterson, president of
Expanets of Oklahoma.
Expanets was formed in February 1998 by NorthWestern Corp. of
Berkley Heights, N.J. Expanets has annual revenues of $340 million
and 40,000 customers in 32 states.
"Expanets offers us the ability to serve our customers with
greater product and service offerings, and now with locations
nationwide, we will be able to meet our customers' needs wherever
they may be," said Patterson, who will remain as president of
Expanets of Oklahoma.
Last week, James R. Walker, a 1967 graduate of Oklahoma State
University, was named president and CEO of Expanets. Walker has had
executive positions with Southwestern Bell Telephone, AT&T and
Expanets of Oklahoma has 60 employees and offices in Oklahoma
City, Tulsa and Denver.
Webcasting at Pre-Paid
Pre-Paid Legal Services on Monday announced a webcasting program
to keep its more than 200,000 sales associates in the United States
and Canada abreast of company news and information.
Through an agreement with Edmond-based webcasts.com, Ada-based
Pre-Paid Legal has supplemented its current satellite-based
communications to offer sales associates interactive information via
"As the Internet continues to permeate every aspect of business,
we recognize that interactive webcasting is a highly effective tool
for communicating with our associates in the field and for reducing
our communications costs," said Randy Harp, Pre-Paid's chief
"We have partnered with webcasts.com because they understood our
business needs and were able to add significant value to our current
Currently, Pre-Paid Legal associates subscribing to the enhanced
Internet services can access the weekly webcast of Communication
Show to gather the latest information on new sales incentives,
special programs and other sales-oriented materials.
Through the relationship with.com, Pre-Paid Legal associates are
able to view the webcast at their convenience because the content is
archived on-demand for one week after the original webcast date. As
the number of associates utilizing the webcasts increases, the
company anticipates expanding its relationship with webcasts.com to
include additional programming.
Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin and an Oklahoma delegation will wind up a
three-day movie recruitment visit to Southern California today.
It is the fifth consecutive year a delegation from Oklahoma has
visited Los Angeles to ask motion picture producers, directors,
writers and location scouts to bring upcoming projects to Oklahoma,
The California mission had three components -- face-to-face
meetings with studio executives, a reception for those with
potential to bring business to Oklahoma and Locations 2000, an
annual trade show sponsored by the Association of Film Commissioners
Fallin was to meet with studio executives from Warner Brothers,
Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks during the
Honors for Commerce
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has received an award from
Business Facilities magazine for having the nation's most effective
economic development marketing strategy.
"This honor brings nationwide recognition to Oklahoma and will
help strengthen our position in the marketplace as we seek business
growth for the state," said Russell M. Perry, secretary of commerce.
"This national award recognizes the excellent results we are
The award recognizes the department's marketing plan for
superiority in attracting and retaining jobs and investment, said
Joanne Carson, publisher of the magazine. …