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.
Ambassador meets with Oklahoma energy company
Oklahoma is a great friend of Israel, said Ambassador Meir Shlomo, Consul General of Israel to the Southwest. The consulate in Houston serves five states including Oklahoma.
Shlomo was most recently in Edmond to meet with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, which performed this week at Armstrong Auditorium. The 65-member orchestra is regarded as the most significant musical institute of North Israel.
Five things you should know about the Netflix-Comcast deal
Now Comcast and Netflix have announced that they will directly interconnect their networks, rather than having Netflix traffic flow first through a third-party network. With this, another layer of Internet architecture - interconnection and peering - is under the microscope.
Data breach hits Target's profits, but that's only the tip of the iceberg
In its first financial release since the December breach that enabled the theft of millions of customers' payment data, Target said profits fell 46 percent and that the breach had already cost the retailer $17 million. The final tally will be bigger, the company said, but it's unclear by how much.
Industry giants represented at Oak Tree
Two corporate leaders discussed their company’s respective impact of business expansion on the local economy Thursday at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon.
Michael Ming serves as general manager of General Electric’s new Global Research Oil & Gas Technology Center to be constructed in Oklahoma City. He formerly served as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy under Gov. Mary Fallin.
Hotel positioning could offer serene view
A proposal by Covell I-35 Development LLC concerning a property exchange for the hotel-conference center site was discussed this week by the City Council. Covell/I-35 Development LLC wants to move the $25.5 million Hilton Garden Inn farther west, within the northwest corner of I-35 and Covell.
Assistant City Manager Steve Commons said originally the structure was designated to be on the east side of the property within view of Interstate 35 traffic.
“Maybe being on that side of the development wasn’t in the best interest of the hotel-conference center,” Commons said.
ODOT to present Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference on Feb. 27
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division is presenting a business development conference to offer business tips and tools to companies that qualify under ODOT’s Disadvantage Business Enterprise program. The conference is also open to any large or small businesses, public agencies, vendors and community partners with an interest in the transportation industry.
Local roofing company offers free roof analysis for commercial property
Effective immediately, Oklahoma-based Saratoga Roofing & Construction is helping property owners get ahead of storm season by offering free roof inspections on their commercial properties.
Commissioner Murphy named advisory board chairwoman
Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy, R-Edmond, has been named chairwoman of the Financial Research Institute’s Advisory Board.
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