Kathy Nithman of the Nithman Financial Group has been elected
president of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the National
Association of Women Business Owners.
The president-elect is Tammy Allard, Independent Sales and
Marketing Consulting. The past president is Jean Lehr, J. Lehr
Other officers are Margaret Biggs, Europe Please, secretary;
Linda Stone, Cadre Inc., treasurer; Debbie Mills, Debbie Mills
Computer Consultant, director of communications; Malena Lott,
BrainWorks Advertising, director of public relations; Darlene
Broderick, Clutter Buster, director of corporate partners; Suzanne
Pointer, National League of Junior Cotillions, director of education
and training; Sherry Beaird, Beird Financial, director of
membership; Lara James, Deep Fountain Enterprises, director of
membership directories; Gayle Chambers, An Affair of the Heart,
director of membership directories; Denise Hartley, The Hartley
Group, director of newsletter; Barbara Babcock, Babcock and Bracque
Interiors, director of public policy; Leslie Turner-Lynch, For the
Good of It PR, director of Web site; and Gail Puckett, Resolutions
Conflict Management, director of spirit.
The Central Oklahoma Chapter of NAWBO has 150 members and meets
the first Tuesday of the month at the Greens Country Club. For more
information on how to become a corporate partner, contact Darlene
Brockerick at 752-5549. Women business owners interested in
membership may contact Sherry Beaird at 732-6495.
Swallow gets post
An Oklahoma City businessman is to become the new leader of the
Ho-Chunk Nation Indian tribe Wednesday.
Troy Swallow is to be sworn in to serve the final two years of
the term of Jacob LoneTree. LoneTree was recalled from office last
fall after he was accused of mismanagement as profits from the
tribe's gambling operations fell short of projections.
Swallow is a systems programmer for Northern NEF, an American
Indian-owned defense contractor in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Nancy,
operate a convenience store in Oklahoma City.
Swallow said he will probably commute between Oklahoma and
Wisconsin to oversee the 6,600-member tribe because of his business
involvement in Oklahoma.
He said one of the first things he will have to work on is the
tribe's gaming compact, which is up for state renewal.
"In order for our nation to continue to make the needed social
advancements that we want, we must rely on the income from our
gaming operations," he said in a phone interview with the Wisconsin
Swallow said he expects the tribe to take some kind of action
with its DeJope Bingo Hall in Madison because of slow business
there. The tribe is looking into other possible entertainment or
recreation businesses at DeJope, he said.
Cox adds Web hosting
Cox Business Services, the commercial broadband division of Cox
Communications, has added Cox Web Hosting to its broadband services.
With the addition of Web hosting and e-commerce services, Cox can
host customers' Web sites and e-commerce capabilities -- becoming an
end-to-end provider of Web-based services, said Mollie Andrews, vice
president and general manager of Cox Business Services Oklahoma. Web
hosting and e-commerce services are currently available in Oklahoma
City and will be in most other Cox Business Services markets by
"We believe this product will be well received by business
customers -- especially, small-to-medium sized enterprises that want
to expand their business onto the Web, but lack the resources to
manage the hosting infrastructure," Andrews said.
Three tiers of hosting service are offered. Traffic, volume, the
size of each customer's Web site, number of e-mail accounts and
database features will determine the appropriate package for each
business customer, Andrews said.
Cox Business Services is a division of Atlanta-based Cox