The Journal Record Business Briefs: December 28, 2010
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Canadian Valley offers workshops
Canadian Valley Technology Center has scheduled four small business startup classes.
The series will begin with "Ten Steps for Owning a Small Business" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13. Classes will be held at the Cowan Campus at SW 15th Street and Czech Hall Road, two miles south of Interstate 40.
Classes will continue Jan. 20 with "Steps to Developing a Successful Small Business Plan" and with "Financing Your Small Business" on Jan. 27. The Feb. 3 class is "Marketing/Advertising Basics for Small Business."
The cost is $120 but up to four people from any business may attend for the price of one. For enrollment information, call (405) 422-2235.
New police chief to start work in Choctaw
Conny Clay has been selected to serve as the new police chief for the city of Choctaw. Clay is a 25-year veteran with the Shawnee Police Department, serving any capacities from patrolman to acting chief. He is currently an Oklahoma State Gaming Agent. Clay will assume the duties beginning Monday.
Francis Tuttle center taking applications
Francis Tuttle Technology Center is accepting applications for its Leadership Development Academy.
The Leadership Development Academy was designed for front-line employees who do not yet supervise others, or for employees who are relatively new to a leadership role. The academy includes five workshops over a five-month period. A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants.
Session topics will include employment law, interviewing, resolving conflict and bullying behaviors, tough conversations about employee performance and generational diversity.
The deadline for registration is Jan. 7. For information, call Denton Blevins at (405) 717-4251.
Association seeks award nominations
Nominations for the Oklahoma Heritage Association annual awards are due Jan. 28.
The awards and cash prizes recognize organizations, individuals, educators and periodicals that are committed to preserving state and local history. Winners will be recognized in their hometowns as part of the association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum's 2011 membership campaign.
Award categories are organizations committed to preserving state and local history; individuals who have volunteered to preserve state and local history; individuals who have demonstrated volunteer and civic efforts that increase pride in their community, are well- known for engaging the community in their efforts and have created a legacy of pride for future generations (Lee Allan Smith Legacy Award); educators teaching grades four through 12 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching Oklahoma history; educators from an Oklahoma college or university who are committed to preserving state and local history; and periodicals that have shown a commitment to preserving state and local history through feature articles or a series of articles or editorials that promote state history.
For information, visit www.oklahomaheritage.com.
OSUIT to offer new study abroad course
A new course, Study, Travel or Work across Cultures and Borders, will be offered this spring at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee
The course is available on both a credit and noncredit basis. Meetings will be on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Technology Center beginning Jan. 11 and continuing through April. On a noncredit basis, the course cost will be $165, not including textbooks.
The course instructor will be Randall Beckloff, a coordinator in OSUIT's International Affairs office.
For information, call Beckloff at (918) 293-4998.
Ruben Diaz joins Tulsa Shock staff
Former Channel 8 sports anchor Ruben Diaz has joined the Tulsa Shock as team director for the Shock Basketball Academy. …