Frontier Country Marketing Association, Edmond CVB win tourism industry awards
Frontier Country Marketing Association and several of its members were honored May 6 at the annual RedBud Awards Ceremony during National Tourism Week, May 4-12. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and “Discover Oklahoma” host Jenifer Reynolds presented the prestigious awards to the tourism industry at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.
Frontier Country Marketing Association, representing the 12 central counties of Oklahoma, received the RedBud Award for Best Overall Marketing Campaign and the Merit Award for Best Partnership.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Oklahoma tourism industry for our annual Trips on a Tank Full campaign and our new state-wide new sports marketing cooperative – GAMEPLAN OKLAHOMA,” said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. “We are also extremely proud of our Frontier Country members who received awards. We all work very hard to promote our area’s outstanding attractions, events and communities to make it a great place to live and visit.”
Included in those awards was Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “LibertyFest” marketing promotion, which received a Redbud award in the Outstanding Event category. There were 15 categories total.
AT&T provides 5,000 career opportunities for veterans
AT&T is stepping up its veteran recruiting efforts with the goal of hiring 5,000 veterans and their family members into career opportunities during the next five years, consistent with its commitment to equal employment opportunities.
AT&T announced the hiring goal at a White House event with Michelle Obama and other companies supporting the Joining Forces Initiative that she co-founded.
“It’s wonderful that Mrs. Obama has taken up the cause of those who have served our country so well,” said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. “All of us at AT&T are happy to respond to her call.”
AT&T also announced that it plans to lead an initiative with JPMorgan Chase and the 100,000 Jobs Mission to launch a veteran talent exchange later this year. The exchange will enable active-duty military and veteran job candidates to “opt-in” to a talent-sharing database to facilitate the sharing and referral of veteran candidates among participating 100,000 Jobs Mission member companies.
The 100,000 Jobs Mission was launched in 2011 by JPMorgan Chase, AT&T and nine other companies. It has grown to 101 companies committed to hiring at least 100,000 veterans by 2020. The coalition’s companies collectively hired 64,628 veterans through the first quarter of 2013.
To help veterans find career opportunities, AT&T has a veteran career site, which includes tools for veterans to match their military skills with AT&T jobs.
Eat pizza; raise dough
Top That! Pizza will offer a fundraiser Wednesday in support of the Oklahoma Strong tornado relief campaign. Additionally, Top That! Pizza is offering in-store fundraiser opportunities for teams, churches, schools or other organizations,. Top That! Pizza is one of only a few restaurants to donate 20 percent of the receipts collected at a fundraising event. Call 341-1695 to schedule a fundraiser. Visit Top That! Pizza at 1389 E. 15th St. in Edmond.