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Treasured role

That’s why he decided to kick off 2013 by investing his time and talents into the role of president and CEO of i2E, a not-for-profit corporation focused on the state’s high-growth startup companies. The 16-year-old firm has had four CEOs in its history, with Meacham replacing Tom Walker, who resigned last year to take a

Just beKiZE

The six varieties are not technically protein bars, but include ingredients such as raw sage honey, gluten-free oats, whey protein, peanut butter and unsweetened cocoa. After experimenting with making items that were healthy and used very few ingredients, Ragan began selling KiZE on his website and at stores. He is also a walking advertisement for

Nonprofits, retailers look to uncertain future with Chesapeake changes

Marnie Taylor, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Photo by Mark Hancock From shopping centers to the support of nonprofits and the arts, many rely on Chesapeake dollars. With the announced departure of Chesapeake co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon by April 1, many who have benefited, and continue to benefit from the

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

Architect talks Kerr Park plans

SandRidge is in the midst of a $100 million renovation of its downtown properties to what it is calling SandRidge Commons. Chesapeake purchased the properties from Anadarko Petroleum, which acquired Kerr McGee, and sold them to SandRidge.The project includes the 30-story, former Kerr McGee office tower, the 10-story, 1923 Braniff Building, and a planned 10-story amenities

The new paradigm

In spite of anecdotal evidence and popular refrains that the world is flat, the economic reality is one of accumulating wealth, income and employment in urban centers. The Interstate 35 corridor from southern Texas through Oklahoma is among the fastest-growing population and employment centers in the nation. From San Antonio to Oklahoma City, employment and

OKC continues to receive top honors

More recently, CNNMoney named Oklahoma City “Most Business-Friendly City” in the United States, noting its low cost of living and booming oil and natural gas industries. According to the report, more than 6,000 small businesses participated in a survey of the nation’s 40 largest metro areas. While the methodologies of these “best” lists are not

Chesapeake appoints five new board members

After media reports of questionable practices within Chesapeake by CEO Aubrey McClendon, the company’s two largest shareholders – Southeastern Asset Management and Carl C. Icahn – demanded changes to the board, and that McClendon no longer serve as chairman. However, he remains CEO, president and a member of the board. The board will bid farewell

Chesapeake plans to raise $4 billion, make board changes

The company plans to sell its midstream assets in three separate transactions for expected cash proceeds of $4 billion. The divestitures will allow the company to reduce previously budgeted capital expenditures by about $3 billion over the next three years. Limited partner and general partner interests in Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP will be sold to