Concierge services help seniors stay at home
America’s 78 million Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964, began turning 65 in 2010 at a rate of one every 10 seconds (3-4 million per year) according to the CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Press. Boomers have long been famous for their desire to be young.
All dressed up
Protruding from the sand along England’s northeast shore near Hartlepool is a vertical wooden mast. The mast dates back to the Napoleonic Wars, when Napoleon’s armies were marching through Europe, sweeping all before them in the aftermath of the French Revolution. It was all part of France’s aggressive attempt to take what it deemed as its rightful place at the head of the European table.
Of course, with Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812, the French Army suffered one of the worst military defeats in history. At the time of our Hartlepool story, Britain, the mightiest naval power the world had ever seen, was locked in combat with France.
EEDA aids Petra expansion
The Edmond City Council approved a recommendation this week by the Edmond Economic Development Authority to provide $120,000 financial assistance to Petra Industries from the Edmond Electric Economic Development Fund.
Mercy named 22nd healthiest workplace in U.S.
Mercy recently was named one of the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, ranking No. 22 and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Baylor Health Care System, Vanderbilt University and Verizon Wireless.
Leadership Oklahoma honors four state leaders
Leadership Oklahoma honored two individuals, a leading state business and a tribal nation at its annual Excellence in Leadership Gala at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club on Feb. 15. More than 300 Leadership Oklahoma members and guests from across the state attended the event.
Wooster achieves Modern Woodmen management honor
Carson Wooster of Edmond, a Modern Woodmen of America managing partner, has earned membership in Modern Woodmen’s Managing Partner Round Table.
The distinction recognizes outstanding leadership and is based on high achievements in life insurance sales. Membership in Modern Woodmen’s Managing Partner Round Table is limited to the top managers nationwide.
Modern Woodmen’s local office is at 101 W. Fifth St. in Edmond. For more information, call Wooster at 513-7642.
GS Companies announces promotions, new hires
GS Companies has announced several new additions and promotions to its leadership team.
Joining the company are Vernon Deas, managing partner; Sabrina Miller, chief sustainability officer, and Kevin Sloan, director of facilities. Cheryl Dillard has been promoted to vice president.
GS Companies is based in Edmond and serves as the parent company for GT Clean, Encore Professional Medical Services, Isabella Boutique, Homecoming Men’s Fashion, Awakening Boutique, The Gallery at Market Depot, Fit Circle, Ride Four Ever, XChange Merchant Services, GRPFly Clothing, GS Government Services, The Contemporary Art Representation Firm, Sourcelab Creative Group and Echelon Salon Suites, Dry Bar and Spa.
Red Sky Constructors LLC promotes two
Red Sky Constructors LLC, an Edmond-based construction management company specializing in certified construction management services, has promoted James Kerr from vice president of Construction Services to president and David Tichenor from senior project manager to director of Construction Services. Red Sky started as a specialties subcontractor and has grown to a full-service Construction Management firm with clients across Oklahoma and Texas.
OKC Metro EWGA Chapter plans Tee-Off Brunch
Started in 2005, the Metro Oklahoma City chapter of the EWGA — the organization for current and aspiring business and professional women — is celebrating its ninth year of connecting women through the game of golf. To mark this milestone, the chapter’s annual Tee-Off Brunch will be from 10 a.m. to noon March 15, at The Greens Country Club, 13100 Green Valley Drive, Oklahoma City.
Potts Family Foundation Board of Directors names 2 doctors
At its quarterly board meeting, Potts Family Foundation named Dr. Robert Block and former Oklahoma Secretary of Education Phyllis Hudecki, of Edmond, to the PFF Board of Directors.
Block is 2012-13 immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics and professor of pediatrics and immediate past chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.
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