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Best Places to Work in Oklahoma 2013

To identify the best of the best, Oklahoma companies apply to the Best Companies Group (BCG) in Harrisburg, Pa., the program administrator. BCG then provides the resources for participating companies to complete a two-part survey: one for employers, the other for their employees. Employers complete a benefits and policies questionnaire, while employees take a 72-question

Health care company plans Oklahoma City expansion

The company plans to hire pharmacy technicians who are licensed to work in Oklahoma, customer care advocates and other positions in training and quality management. “UnitedHealth Group strives to stay ahead of changing demands in the market for health care so that we are always prepared to help people get the high-quality, affordable care they

Corporate Wellness Award 3rd Place: Retirement Investment Advisors Inc.

Even with a staff of just 16, Retirement Investment Advisors Inc. goes above and beyond to instill a health and wellness mindset in its employees. “It is important to stay healthy because it really does increase productivity for us,” says Erin Wentroth, vice president of marketing. The firm’s employees are a little on the competitive

Corporate Wellness Award 2nd Place: American Fidelity Assurance Company

American Fidelity Assurance Company incorporates wellness into its culture in order to make happier, healthier employees. To that end, the company continues to add to and improve its premium programs. Not only can employees utilize the on-site fitness center and professionally taught classes, but they can also enjoy meals at an on-site grill featuring healthy

Corporate Wellness Award 1st Place: Norman Specialty Hospital

Working 12-hour shifts can be brutal on one’s health, so Norman Specialty Hospital ensures its employees are not only taking care of patients but themselves. As the Corporate Wellness Award first-place winner, the hospital naturally sports all the bells and whistles when it comes to a health-conscience workplace, including free, regularly scheduled exercise classes; employee

Not quite the Wild, Wild West yet

Guns and gun ownership are touchy subjects these days. The media’s talking heads debate the issues ad nauseum, while the new Congress is poised to take action on a national scale to curb gun violence. Don’t worry, though: I have no intention of opening that can of worms. Rather, the sights of this column are

Canary Wellhead Equipment purchased by Denver company

Canary Wellhead Equipment Inc. CEO Jim Chappell announces sale of company to Denver-based Frontier Energy Group. Photo by Mark Hancock “We were looking for a buyer,” Canary co-founder Jim Chappell said. Canary was founded by Lynn Blevins and Chappell in 1984. They were using equipment painted yellow, and decided to call the manufacturing company Canary.

Greater OKC: Most Business-Friendly City

CNN Money touted Oklahoma City the No. 1 most business-friendly city, primarily recognizing its low cost of living, and booming oil and natural gas industries. OKC also received accolades for retaining an increasing proportion of college students after they graduate. A decade ago, 71% of those who earned bachelor’s degrees stayed; that number now has

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

Expert Q&A: Taxes

In the state of Oklahoma, who is responsible for withholding the employees’ portion of FICA/FUTA and federal income taxes? DC: In Oklahoma, not only does the employer have a duty to withhold, but it also has an equal responsibility to remit to the IRS an employee’s portion of FICA/FUTA that was withheld for the employee

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