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On the Scene

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Burn ban

State Sen. David Holt (R-30) opened the legislative session by introducing Senate Bill 327, which looks to give business owners a break when it comes to a segment of their workforce that may be dragging down the bottom line with regard to health care costs. He was surprised that smokers in Oklahoma enjoy a special


January NEWS 6 DEVELOPMENT Osler overhaul Tulsa hotelier Paul Coury plans to open an Ambassador boutique hotel in MidTown 9 DEVELOPMENT Durant’s dish Co-owned by the Thunder’s Kevin Durant and the Hal Smith Restaurant Group, KD’s is slated to open by fall 11 HEALTH CARE Making the grade Learn more about the state of Oklahoma’s

Orchestrating the chamber

They’re providing owners of small- and medium-sized companies with training and education they otherwise couldn’t afford. In some cases, chamber officials host leadership seminars for the next generation of community and civic activists. In addition, chamber executives lobby lawmakers at city, state and federal levels so pro-business reforms can be implemented. Roy Williams, president and

Liquid savings

“We asked auto manufacturers to develop products that were more affordable and functional,” Fallin says. “With the combined purchasing power of our 22 states, we successfully provided the incentive to do so. States will now have the incentive and ability to begin converting their fleets to CNG while saving millions of dollars in taxpayer money.”

Sales tax collections up in August, use tax down

While sales tax collections were up 4.7 percent in August, for the fiscal year it has averaged 8.6 percent growth over the same period last year. Use tax collections, taxes paid on goods purchased outside the state but used in the city, totaled $3.18 million in August. The August sales tax collections check included monies

Best Places To Work In Oklahoma 2012

In partnership with Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, OKHR State Council, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and The State Chamber, join okcBIZ in our annual salute to those companies demonstrating continuing excellence in the workplace. Thanks to them, business in Oklahoma is more than merely OK — it’s outstanding. Thank you To our


June NEWS 6 DEVELOPMENT 240 priorities ULI Oklahoma works on plan to help Interstate 240 corridor thrive 10 AEROSPACE Aero dynamics State aerospace summit designed to connect industry businesses with larger companies and government contracts 13 HEALTH CARE Living arrangements Facilities give seniors, investors an assist 16 COMPASS 17 DEVELOPMENT Artful move City Arts Center

Party with a purpose

Twenty years later, OACF’s Red Tie Night is expecting to raise more than $1 million for emergency care for those with HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma. What has become the largest fundraiser gala in the state is set for 6 p.m. March 3 at Cox Convention Center. “The money we raise will also be used to give

Expert Q&A: Andy Lester

What do you see as the major trends in constitutional law today? AL: The big issues today can be summed up in one word: federalism. It’s counterintuitive, because people often don’t think about the relationship between the federal government and the states as being a matter of individual rights. Yet the framers of the American