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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

Greater OKC: Best Cities for College Students

Where you live during college can be just as important as your major for quality of life, and the potential to get a job there after graduation. In its look at 227 U.S. metropolitan areas with 15,000 or more people, the AIER narrowed the list to the top 75 places to live for college students.


Fourth-generation owners David and Beverly Shumake says with those problems, compounded with their own health issues, they knew it was time to close up shop. “The last two years have been two of our worst,” Beverly Shumake says. “It’s put a huge strain on us.” MUSTANG Students at Mustang High School returned to class in

Pay grade

At public institutions beginning this fall, students will see an average 5.2% spike in tuition and mandatory fees for the 2012-2013 academic year, approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in June. The regents report the increase will be an average of $7 per credit hour. This was in response to record enrollments,

UCO, OCU among ‘Great Colleges to Work For’

UCO was honored in 2008, 2010 and 2011. The report states in its outstanding features: Not every staff member can travel to national career-development programs. so the university holds its own annual Road to Greatness conference, at which employees learn techniques from one another to become better leaders. Staff numbers for UCO included 475 administrators/exempt

Iron men

Many Bricktown buildings are multilevel and large enough to house a variety of users — despite many with vacant upper floors — and can be reconfigured as needed. At 2,600 square feet, the 1928 building at 14 E. Main sat by as its neighbors were renovated for restaurants, night clubs, office space and museums. The

Edmond exceeds 2010 in commercial and residential permits in 2011

At the 15th annual Edmond Economic Preview Jan. 31 on the University of Central Oklahoma campus, Edmond officials touted data from last year that showed the city added 206 net jobs, and saw a jump in new commercial building permits and new residential permits. As in years past, Deidre Myers, with the state Department of

UCO Small Business Development Center adds new locations in Edmond and Norman

The University of Central Oklahoma Small Business Development Center has launched its first satellite offices in Edmond and Norman, expanding its outreach within the community. The Edmond office is located at 825 E. 2nd St., Suite 107, and Norman location is on Campus Corner, 710 Asp Ave., Suite 307. Until now, businesses in the greater

Still healing

With consumer confidence plummeting and national job growth stalling, the national economic news seems to get bleaker each week. Yet if you listen to state budget officials, the Oklahoma economy is doing fine. But is Oklahoma really immune to the national economic ills? State officials certainly seem to be upbeat. State Treasurer Ken Miller wrote