Local NAWBO Chapter Elects Nithman President
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 Advertising/Marketing.
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 State Journal.
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 midsummer.
"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 Communications. …