Oklahoma State Fair announces new board members
Chairman of the Board Ronald J. Norick announced recently that the Oklahoma State Fair Board of Directors has added, by unanimous approval, two prominent Oklahoma City civic and business leaders — Michelle Coppedge and John deSteiguer — to their ranks.
AT&T assists disaster areas
AT&T is taking several steps to assist those in need in Moore and the Oklahoma City area after the community was struck by a tornado May 20 and again May 31.
Devon Energy, employees donate time, $936,600
Devon Energy Corporation presented the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with a gift of $936,600 in support of the month-long Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food and Fund Drive. This record-setting donation represents 72 percent of the total raised through the event, and will provide more than 4.68 million meals for Oklahomans who struggle with hunger.
VIDEO: Obama: 'It's time' to close gender wage gap
President Barack Obama is calling attention to the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act that aimed to eliminate gender wage disparities, making the case for strengthening the law that President John F. Kennedy signed in 1963.
Knights of Columbus moves up Fortune’s list of top companies
The Knights of Columbus moved up to number 909 on Fortune magazine’s recently released 2013 ranking of America’s top 1,000 companies.
Last year, Fortune’s list ranked the Knights of Columbus at 912 in total revenues among the nation’s top companies. During the past six years the Knights of Columbus has climbed 56 spots on the list — up from 965 in 2007.
The Knights of Columbus does extensive charitable work worldwide, and operates as a fraternal benefit society offering protection to its members and their families through high quality life insurance, annuities, disability income insurance and long term care insurance. The Knights of Columbus has earned the highest possible rating from A.M. Best (A++ Superior) for the past 37 consecutive years.
Arvest Bank helps collect lost photos
Arvest Bank announced that it will serve as the drop-off location for the Oklahoma Photo Rescue project. Through the Oklahoma Photo Rescue, Arvest will partner with the Oklahoma School of Photography and the National Disaster Photo Rescue Organization to help reunite tornado victims with lost photos.
“As an ongoing commitment to help our local communities, Arvest is proud to serve as a partner for the Oklahoma Photo Rescue,” said Kelly Brander, president of Arvest Bank Oklahoma City Metro. “Photographs are special memories, and we (Arvest) hope to reunite storm victims with these irreplaceable memories. If you know anyone who has found a photograph lost in the recent storms, please direct them to their nearest Arvest location.”
Conservation Stewardship Program applications due by Friday
The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program will provide about $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres enrollment this year.
Although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers and forestland owners interested in CSP should submit applications by June 14 to their local NRCS office to ensure they are considered for this year’s funding. The deadline was extended from May 31.
Sports Clips owners receive national award at Vegas franchise conference
Larry and Donna Shipman of Blanchard were recognized for having the “Heart of a Champion” during the Sport Clips Haircuts 20th Anniversary National Huddle in Las Vegas in mid-May. Sport Clips is the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider with more than 1,000 stores in 44 states.
The Shipmans, above at left, were named from among 10,000 team members system-wide and were recognized by Sport Clips’ founder and CEO Gordon Logan, right, for embodying Sport Clips’ Values Statement that calls team members “do what’s right, do your best, and treat others the way they want to be treated.”
Cartridge World Stores offer free résumé printing for new grads
According to a recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, nearly 1.8 million college graduates will enter the job market in 2013. To help recent grads in the Edmond area land their first job, Cartridge World, the leading ink and toner retailer, is offering free résumé printing services.
Gourmet Gallery presents Heartland Tasting Event
Gourmet Gallery stores in Edmond and Oklahoma City will have a tasting event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to introduce two new product lines: Salvy Sousa from Arkansas City, Kan., produces sauces and marinades and Texas Brew from San Antonio produces fire-roasted salsas.
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