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.
Chambers team up for tornado recovery
When disaster strikes, business owners are forced to take stock of the damage and figure out what they need so they can open their doors again.
THE ASTUTE INVESTOR: Fun with statistics can make your head spin
Mark Twain is often credited with the famous line, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” It is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments.
Kimray adds new members to board of directors
Kimray, an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment, recently named several new members to its board of directors, including Kay Hill, Ben Manis, Mike O’Neal, Steve Trice and Jerry Wells. Kimray CEO Tom Hill will continue serving as chairman of the board.
Business breakfast scheduled in OKC
The monthly OKC Women’s Business Breakfast will be June 6 from 8:15-10 a.m. at Kamp’s 1910 Café, 10 N.E. 10th St., Oklahoma City. Attendance is free at this business-building event, but registration is requested and can be made online at www.reiwbc.org.
A goal of the morning is effective networking, which opens the door of opportunity to new business while allowing businesswomen to build upon the connections they currently have. Participants also have the opportunity to discover valuable resources available for women entrepreneurs.
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