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Profiles - 07.24.2013

Have you met Corey Ayers?

Moving Image Archivist at the Oklahoma Historical Society

Some people works in banks. Others dig ditches. But some have unique jobs that cater to their particular skills and interests. Corey Ayers took his love of film and love for his home state and turned those into a position at Oklahoma History Center.

He spends his days viewing and archiving the state’s history on celluloid and traveling the country to shoot interviews with notable Oklahomans who have found success in music and entertainment. Every day is an adventure for Ayers as he finds and preserves the state’s history and helps make history with interviews for exhibits that will be accessible for generations to come.

So, have you met Corey Ayers?

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Real Estate - 07.24.2013

Golden opportunity

Edmond firm buys Gold Dome, saving it from possible date with wrecking ball

Fans of the historic Gold Dome at 1112 N.W. 23rd can breathe a sigh of relief. Read more
Compass - 07.24.2013


Nonprofits - 07.12.2013

ICS sets up branch in Moore to aid tornado victims

After a tornado hit Moore on May 20, relief groups from near and far descended on the city to offer aid to the victims. Nearly two months after the storm, those efforts continue as residents work to rebuild their lives. Read more
Technology - 06.27.2013

AT&T plans OKC job growth

AT&T will add 100 management positions in Oklahoma City over the next year. Bryan Gonterman, president of AT&T Oklahoma, said 25 positions have already been filled, and about 76 of the new employees will be in place by the end of the year. Read more
Arts & Culture - 06.21.2013

Folk foray

Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa celebrates the life and career of one of the state’s most famous sons

To get closer to Okemah native Woody Guthrie this summer, head to Tulsa to visit the newly opened center dedicated to the man who sang, “This land was made for you and me.” To truly enjoy that land we all share, plan on skipping the turnpike and leisurely head up Route 66. It doesn’t pass through Okemah, but Guthrie was surely no stranger to that road. Read more
Government - 06.21.2013

City Cents

Oklahoma City Council approves $1 billion budget

The Oklahoma City Council approved a $1.027 billion budget in June for the 2013-2014 fiscal year that begins July 1. Yes, that’s billion with a “B.” It is the first time the fiscal year budget has reached that number. The funds will keep the city running and provide additions to personnel, including 40 new uniformed police officers. Read more
Real Estate - 06.21.2013

Real men

Commercial real estate firms merge under national Newmark Grubb flag

Fans of the television show Mad Men have seen several mergers between the Madison Avenue advertising firm and its rivals over six seasons. With each merger, the names on the door grow longer as the firm works to grab its share of advertising billings in 1960s New York. Read more
Real Estate - 06.21.2013

Gold Dome saved with sale to Edmond company

Oklahoma City's iconic Gold Dome at 1112 N.W. 23rd soon will have a new owner. Edmond-based TEEMCO plans to acquire the property from David Box, who purchased it at a foreclosure auction last fall. Read more
Aerospace - 06.21.2013

Boeing bucks

Company plans to invest $76 million in B-52 bomber technology upgrades at Tinker Air Force Base

Boeing furthered its investment in Oklahoma, and in Tinker Air Force Base, with an announcement in May that its Defense, Space & Security arm was investing $76 million in Combat Network Communications Technology. Read more
Technology - 06.21.2013

Insurance ID

After recent tornadoes, insurance industry uses technology to find, help its customers

John Wiscaver knows all too well what an area looks like after being hit by a large tornado. When an EF5 tornado tore through Moore in 1999, and again in 2003, he was on the ground to help those affected file insurance claims to put their lives back together. Read more
Development - 06.21.2013

Mid merit

MidTown receives mayor’s award for development

Oklahoma City’s MidTown residential, office, retail and health care projects continue to thrive, with more on the way. For the revitalization efforts in the area, Mayor Mick Cornett awarded the district his yearly Award for Outstanding Development. Read more
Energy - 06.05.2013

Chesapeake discloses compensation package for incoming CEO

In a June 5 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chesapeake Energy Corp. reported it will pay incoming CEO Robert Douglas Lawler a base salary of $1.25 million. He also will receive a $2 million signing bonus and company stock, along with additional bonuses and compensation opportunities. Read more
 - 05.30.2013


Energy - 05.30.2013

Energy saver

Devon Energy Center receives gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation

A lot of little things contributed to the Devon Energy Center receiving the gold designation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read more