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NORMAN Stephen Koranda, Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director, earned the Certified Destination Management Executive designation on July 18 at the Destination Marketing Association International conference in Orlando, Fla. CDME is the only integrated executive program designed specifically for the destination marketing industry. The program requires participation in three core classes presented by DMAI

Bottom dollar

In June, Oklahoma State University requested that the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges keep tuition and fees at current levels. Although the regents approved the proposal, tuition and fees for out-of-state students will increase. “Each year, the decision regarding tuition rates is a difficult one,” says OSU President Burns Hargis.

New & Expanding

OKLAHOMA COUNTY Xcell Inc. leased 14,592 square feet of industrial space at 1131 Enterprise Drive. David Portman with CB Richard Ellis|Oklahoma handled the transaction. Craters and Freighters leased 7,211 square feet of industrial space at 4232 Charter Drive. David Portman with CB Richard Ellis|Oklahoma handled the transaction. The Shack “2” LLC leased 5,643 square feet

Executive Homes

Dennis E. and Susan E. Sandler paid $555,500 for a 2,558-square-foot house at 627 N.W. 14th. The residence was built in 1907. OKLAHOMA COUNTY Founder’s Tower Condominiums paid $1.675 million to Madaza LLC for residential property at 5900 Mosteller Drive, Oklahoma City, 73112. John Curtis Blankenship paid $1.275 million to Jeffrey J. McDougall for property

New & Expanding

Faith Church Inc. leased 10,447 square feet of retail space at 8141 Northwest Expressway from Council Crossing LLC. It will be the new meeting area for Faith Church as it expands to reach more of the community. David Hartnack with NAI Sullivan Group handled the transaction. OKLAHOMA COUNTY HDG Products Ltd. leased 29,250 square feet

Record time

Wood’s agency submitted its grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration just in time. And as luck would have it, EDA Regional Director Pedro Garza was in town and available for an afternoon walk-through of the proposed infrastructure project at University North Park. “I’ve done other EDA grants, and you had to make phone

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