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Biz gets new boss

Bill Bleakley, president and CEO of Tierra Media Group, the parent company of okcBIZ and Oklahoma Gazette, made the announcement on Jan. 22. “In 2009, Jeffri-Lynn directed the conversion of our biweekly newspaper, OKC Business, to the monthly magazine we know today as okcBIZ,” Bleakley says. “Since then, she has overseen the day-today operations of

Orchestrating the chamber

They’re providing owners of small- and medium-sized companies with training and education they otherwise couldn’t afford. In some cases, chamber officials host leadership seminars for the next generation of community and civic activists. In addition, chamber executives lobby lawmakers at city, state and federal levels so pro-business reforms can be implemented. Roy Williams, president and

Oklahoma vs. United States

STEVEN C. AGEE Dean and Professor of Economics Meinders School of Business Oklahoma City University With the United States continuing its struggle to recover economically from the Great Contraction, Oklahoma sits apart as an unusual success story. Steadily increasing labor force growth and decreasing unemployment rates in Central Oklahoma indicate a very robust economic climate.

Myriad Gardens receives grant for sculptures

The funds are given by the foundation in honor of the late Mary Eddy Jones. “My grandmother, Mary Eddy Jones, consistently sought to improve the arts, culture and beautification throughout Central Oklahoma,” said Kirk Hall, president of the Fred Jones Family Foundation. “We’re overjoyed to have the opportunity to continue my grandmother’s legacy by investing

Yukon bank celebrates 100th anniversary

Today, under current ownership of Randy Wright, Carolyn Henthorn and Ray Wright, YNB has three bank locations in Yukon, along with its YNB Peoples in Oklahoma City and YNB Mustang in Mustang. At the celebration, 106-year-old Agnes Patzack won the “oldest customer” prize of $100, while Irene Parizek, Martin Parizek and Don Eskew tied for

Flogistix names Drake Andarakes vice president of sales and marketing

In his new role, Andarakes will oversee all of the companies sales, marketing and business development efforts. Prior to joining Flogistix, Andarakes held positions of corporate sales manager and international business development manager at Ferguson Beauregard. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and an officer in the Central Oklahoma Chapter of

Chesapeake Energy Corp. congratulates United Way of Central Oklahoma on record-breaking 2011 campaign

Burger is Senior Vice President of Human and Corporate Resources at Chesapeake and helped lead the company’s internal United Way campaign, in addition to heading central Oklahoma’s fundraising drive. Chesapeake raised $5.5 million and contributed the largest corporate donation ever received by the United Way of Central Oklahoma, an organization that supports 62 nonprofit agencies