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The pressures of planning

As spring quickly approaches, the number of events on everyone’s calendar is about to grow significantly. In addition to the upcoming wedding season, people are gearing up for professional events, such as conferences and corporate meetings. Everyone feels the pressures of planning events, but the pressure of staying on budget is all too real for

McClendon announces retirement from Chesapeake

McClendon, 53, has serve as the company’s CEO since the company was founded in 1989, and served as chairman of the company’s board until last year, when he stepped down amid controversy involving personal loans and company management. McClendon has faced criticism from shareholders over compensation and perks, especially during a period in which the

David Box

David Box, CEO Box Talent Box Real Estate July 5, 2012 12:38 a.m.: Heading home from a Fourth of July event at The Caliber. Just saw a $3 million car. Stuff like that happens all the time, right? 12:56 a.m.: Off to bed. 6:09 a.m.: Up before the alarm. “Attitude is a little thing that

Expert Q&A: Advertising

In lean times, is it wise to cut advertising spending? RH: No. Times of economic downturn create opportunities to exceed customer expectations while maximizing your advertising dollars. Many companies will make the decision to cut advertising spending. Less advertising noise in the marketplace can mean greater visibility for companies. Costs for ad space are reliant

BancFirst Corporation reports fourth quarter earnings

Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.75 compared to $0.65 in the prior year. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $45.6 million compared to $42.3 million, up 7.8% over the prior year.  Diluted earnings per share for 2011 were $2.93 compared to $2.70 earned in 2010. The company’s net

Blissful view

Morris, CEO of First Financial Network, has facilitated billions of dollars in her career with the global loan sale company she founded in 1989. In the business of high finance, she had an office space that matched. For 18 years, her offices on Memorial Road were traditional in every sense of the word. It was

OKCIC wins big at government awards

The GPRA requires all government agencies to create a five-year strategic plan, draft an annual performance plan and report on progress toward long and short-term goals for better patient service. “Reaching and exceeding the exceptional standards set forth by the GPRA is a constant goal of the clinic staff,” said Robyn Sunday-Allen, CEO of the

Whole Foods CEO talks shop at forum

“Creativity is intrinsic to human nature,” said John Mackey (pictured), Co-CEO of Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market. “Business can be highly creative and interested in beauty and art.” He cited companies like Apple Inc., which has made a fortune designing functional and aesthetically pleasing must-have technology items such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Mackey

SandRidge to sell East Texas assets

“This asset sale is part of the capital plan to execute our three-year strategy of tripling EBITDA, (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization), doubling oil production and lowering our debt ratio by the end of 2014 by continuing to develop high rate of return oil wells in the Central Basin Platform and the Mississippian

St. Anthony and Holdenville hospitals sign agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, St. Anthony will provide support services necessary to foster efficient coordination of access to quality, safe, full-service health care in the closest clinically appropriate location for Holdenville-area residents. The agreement also allows for co-branded marketing of St. Anthony and Holdenville General Hospital. The Holdenville affiliation follows the finalization of

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