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okcBIZ, Oklahoma Gazette honored

okcBIZ, Oklahoma Gazette honored

Oklahoma Gazette and its sister magazine, okcBIZ, earned several honors this year from the Oklahoma pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The organization announced the awards Saturday at a banquet in Tulsa. okcBIZ won best magazine in the state, besting second-place Tulsa People and third-place Oklahoma Today. Writer Kelley Chambers took third-place honors in magazine News Writing for a

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

Delaney takes chairman position with chamber

Peter Delaney As outgoing Chairman Carl Edwards attempted to hold onto his prized chairman’s cup, Peter Delaney pursued the cup in a video of the two chasing after one another in fast motion, as the familiar Yakety Sax song heard often on Hill’s show played. The two continued the filmed sequence acting out a chase

Holiday Inn Express back on in Bricktown

Rendering of Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown   Witcher plans to return to the committee in January with a formal plan, but presented an overview and renderings of a five-story, brick, 124-room hotel to sit at 101 E. Main, home to the former Steffen Ice Cream building. A previous plan, by developer Alex Patel, called

City sales tax collections up in October

Collections totaled $17.9 million. It is the tenth month in a row of sales tax growth. Average growth over those 10 months has been at 9.8 percent. When all city sales taxes are combined, including the general fund, MAPS 3, police and fire and the zoo, the total generated in October, which reflects collections for

KD’s to open in Lower Bricktown

Kevin Durant speaks at the groundbreaking of KD’s in Lower Bricktown. Photo by Shannon Cornman “Basketball has given me a great opportunity to go around the world and taste a lot of different foods,” Durant said. “Hopefully, I have some good taste buds, and hopefully, people enjoy what I like, as well.” In April, developer

United to add nonstop service to Cleveland

In addition to providing direct service to Cleveland, the new route will give Oklahoma City air travelers options in connecting to destinations on the East Coast. In recent years, the carrier has added nonstop service from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles, Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. “Will Rogers World Airport is now one

Devon tower officially opens

Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City Photo by Mark Hancock The groundbreaking for the $750 million Devon Energy Center was held in October 2009, and in March of this year, employees began moving into the 50-story tower and adjoining office building. Devon CEO John Richels marveled at the two-and-a-half years it took from groundbreaking to

Bricktown developer proposes renovating old comedy club

The 1952 warehouse building at 229 E. Sheridan last housed Bricktown Jokers. Johnson, CEO of USA Screen Printing and Embroidery Co.,  plans a renovation to lure an as-yet-unnamed national tenant. County records show Johnson purchased the 6,968-square-foot building in April for $500,000. His plans call for painting the brick building a red similar to that

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