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Nonprofits - 10.26.2011

Bringing cheer

Nonprofits ramp up for holiday efforts, as this year is expected to be exceptionally difficultNonprofits ramp up for holiday efforts, as this year is expected to be exceptionally difficult

The holidays typically bring good cheer, but this year, Oklahoma nonprofits are expecting it to cost more than ever before. Read more
Entrepreneurship - 10.26.2011

Gifts Galore

Local gourmet gals who enjoy gifted business receive national exposure

Ten years ago, Janet McDonald and Cindy Utecht labored over their first gift basket. It was beautiful, even if it was constructed inside McDonald’s garage. Read more
Profiles - 09.28.2011

Betting on Betz

UCO’s new president steps in as the university experiences dramatic growth and recognition

Don Betz has consulted on such weighty matters as bringing peace to the Middle East. He’s devoted nearly 40 years of his life to higher education, and written and spoken on various topics around the globe.

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Innovation - 09.28.2011

‘Out of the box’

Group looks to light creative fire

Education. Industry. Creativity. Read more
Sales & Marketing - 09.28.2011


Public relations professionals share space, pool talents

What started with drinks among acquaintances has turned into a public relations experiment. Since that initial happy hour at Paseo Grill a few months ago, PR professionals Kathy Oden-Hall, Meredith Lynn, Rob Crissinger, Phil Bacharach and Mary Ann Osko have joined Tracey Zeeck in a nondescript — and hard-to-find — warehouse building in Automobile Alley. Read more
Profiles - 08.29.2011

Gooden stuff

Harvard grad, Okie native has city thinking green.

Jennifer Gooden graduated from Harvard. Read more
Health Care - 08.29.2011

Tails from the road

Veterinary medicine’s becoming a rat race

Attorney and certified public accountant Gayle Acton managed her midlife crisis pretty well nearly eight years ago: she became a veterinarian. Read more
Construction - 08.29.2011

Deep-fried revenue

Additional renovations to State Fair Park have been moved toward the front of the MAPS 3 timeline

Deep-fried butter won’t be the only new thing at the Oklahoma State Fair this year. State Fair Park President and CEO Tim O’Toole says that since 2005, the park has undergone $70 million in renovations designed to attract and retain business year-round. Read more
Sports - 08.29.2011

Dying breed?

Historic OKC hunting club on endangered list

It´s 1971, and the pool at the Oklahoma City Sportsman’s Country Club is full of laughing children and families. In the early evening, tables are all reserved in the dining room, and men are talking about their latest turkey, boar or deer hunt. Read more
News Article - 08.01.2011

Prenuptial agreement

Edmond wedding industry gets creative

Stephanie Hill and Dewey Beene have sat around more bridal shows than they can count. Taking down names and numbers and handing out business cards at these events had become habit. Read more
News Article - 08.01.2011

Critical mass

Bioscience industry looks for next breakthrough

A $6.7 billion economic impact. Some 51,000 jobs spread over an 11-county Central Oklahoma area. When it comes to the economy, the bioscience industry has established itself as a major player in the metro. Read more
Education - 08.01.2011

Creative state

Leader combines education, business in new role as president of Creative Oklahoma

Susan McCalmont’s educational background is in art history. In her business life, she has lobbied on Capitol Hill. Now, after 19 years as the executive director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, McCalmont is taking her unique skill set to Creative Oklahoma as its first president. Read more
Sales & Marketing - 08.01.2011

Signs of the times

Local visionary helps restore iconic signs, and hopes more will do the same with the help of a new program

Jim Gleason started in the sign industry when he was 12 years old, sweeping the floors in his dad’s sign shop in Salina, Kan. He worked for his father for 18 years at Gleason and Sons Signs before eventually coming to the metro area. Read more
Nonprofits - 08.01.2011

Press on

Local nonprofits try to rebound, but still battle negative press

Listening devices, mysterious cash payments and multimillion-dollar corporations hemorrhaging money while company executives publicly battle with their boards of directors. Read more
Profiles - 06.20.2011

John’s neck of the Woods

Norman Chamber of Commerce welcomes its new president and CEO

Some people take chamber of commerce jobs for the prestige. Others take them as stepping stones for their future. Read more