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Forty Under 40

Each year, okc.BIZ is proud to commend Central Oklahoma’s best and brightest achievers with the honors. The awards recognize those young leaders who are making a difference at work and in the community. The class of 2013 was chosen from more than 150 nominees. It takes more than just showing up to work each day to distinguish oneself professionally. This

Place Makers

Perretti, owner of the successful Muebleria La Popular, 1334 S.W. 29th, is one of several merchants who are pushing for a Business Improvement District (BID) along S.W. 29th from May Avenue to Shields Boulevard. During the last 14 years, Perretti has witnessed his business grow from $200,000 in 1999 to a multimilliondollar enterprise, which coincides

Power chair

Only a year removed from earning the title of best electric utility company in America by one trade publication, OG&E is one of Oklahoma’s most successful companies. Now, in his added role as the chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Delaney will be asked to share what he has learned with businesses all across

Running with a bigger pack

“We’re happy with what we’ve accomplished, but not satisfied,” says Jon Beck. “We want to continue to make it better and keep giving back to the community.” The couple developed the business around core ideals to provide superior customer service and promote healthy lifestyles in the Oklahoma City area. Burke Beck says employee training focuses

City will host third park meeting Thursday

Construction is expected to begin later this year. The park will include a 40-acre upper section, and a 30-acre lower section, connected by the Skydance Bridge. “We are in the exciting final phases of the park’s master plan process,” MAPS Program Manager David Todd said. “Proposed park amenities include a great lawn for concerts and

Strip search

For years, the area has been home to a loose-knit collection of bars and businesses that cater to the gay and lesbian community. But Jeremy Crites, president of OKC Pride, says the neighborhood has lacked a sense of community. A snapshot of the area is a somewhat rundown cluster of buildings with lively nightlife mostly

Chesapeake hires, honors veterans

“Veterans perform well in our industry, and share our company’s commitment to energy independence,” said Martha Burger, Chesapeake senior vice president of human and corporate resources. “We hope to honor their talent, experience and military service with rewarding careers, while easing their transition to civilian life.” The team of recruiters that leads Chesapeake’s military hiring

Forty Under 40

They’re creative, entrepreneurial and savvy. They balance commitments in the workplace with service to the community. They are this year’s honorees. For the past 12 years, okcBIZ has showcased Central Oklahoma’s top winners, with an alumni pool now at 480. These dynamic, young leaders are selected through a rigorous process, which takes into consideration their

OKC looks to future by visiting other cities

As president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Williams leads a yearly trip to Oklahoma City’s peer cities – some larger, some smaller – with representatives from the local business community and city leaders. Past trips, which began in 2005, have have included Ft. Worth, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Denver. Before