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.
BKD’s Todd Lisle elected to president of business board
Todd Lisle, managing partner of BKD CPAs & Advisors’ Oklahoma practice, was elected president of the Governing Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics) on May 1.
Edmond Physical Therapy expands facility, services
OU Medical Center Edmond continues to meet the needs of the community with the recent renovation and expansion of Edmond Physical Therapy.
After tests, Lululemon yoga pants return to shelves
The company is restocking its Luon black yoga pants in stores and online after they were pulled in March for being too sheer, Lululemon said Monday on its website.
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.
Leadership Edmond applications now available
Applications for the Leadership Edmond Class XXIX are now available on the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s website.
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