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Government - 08.17.2011

City manager announces new hires

It looks as if City Manager Jim Couch is getting some help after hiring two new assistant city managers and a Public Works director.

The Oklahoma City assistant city manager positions will be held by Laura Johnson, former finance director, and Dennis Clowers, former Public Works director. Eric Wenger, MAPS 3 Program Manger, will take over Clowers position as head of Public Works. Read more
Real Estate - 08.17.2011

ACM@UCO purchases Bricktown building

The largest transaction for 2011 in Bricktown so far was completed Aug. 15 with the sale of the Oklahoma Hardware Building, 25 E. California, for $6.5 million.

The 62,500-square-foot building was purchased by the University of Central Oklahoma from Bricktown Wire Co. UCO’s Academy of Contemporary Music occupies the building on its top three floors. It has four stories in addition to a lower level along the Bricktown Canal. The ACM opened in the building in 2009. Read more
Government - 08.12.2011

Chamber campaign raises nearly $2.7 million

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber raised a record $2,689,470 through its Total Resource Development Campaign, which ended today. Read more
Tourism - 07.18.2011

Will Rogers tracks increase in travelers over last year

Over three and a half percent increase from last year reported

Those departing Oklahoma City this summer may need to prepare for longer lines at Will Rogers World Airport due to a spike in travelers. Read more
Sales & Marketing - 07.15.2011

PR firm donates to two nonprofits

Saxum gives grants to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Tulsa-based Community Action Project

In its third year awarding a communications grant to a nonprofit, Oklahoma City-based Saxum upped its donation to include two groups this year. Read more
Economy - 07.15.2011

American Fidelity is top in its Class

American Fidelity Assurance Company earned an “A” rating from Weiss Ratings, along with recognition from the Ward Group, making its “Top 50 Health and Life Insurance” list, according to a written statement. Read more
Economy - 07.06.2011

OCAST doles out $1.6M in research funds

Recipients to match their funding for research in Oklahoma City, Norman and Stillwater

Oklahoma applied research applicants received $1.6 million in funds that will need to be matched by the recipients.
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Economy - 07.01.2011

Hoops lockout could cost OKC

Cornett says tens of millions could be lost

With an uncertain 2011-2012 NBA season after negotiations between the league's players and owners failed June 30, and a lockout was announced July 1, the two parties are not the only ones that could see a dip in their bank accounts come fall. Read more
 - 06.29.2011

St. Anthony to build two new campuses

44 million price tag on new facilities to service eastern and southwestern OKC

 St. Anthony Hospital is expanding its services to residents in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma City. Read more
Education - 06.29.2011

Online education company to expand with 50 new hires

Advanced Academics is expanding its Bricktown presence to improve service in 30 states

Advanced Academics plans to expand its presence in Bricktown and add 50 jobs in the coming months. The online learning company opened more than a decade ago and occupied space in the Kingman Building. Read more
Energy - 06.21.2011

Chesapeake ranked seventh best place to work in IT

American Fidelity Assurance Co. comes in at 11

Chesapeake Energy Corp. jumped 10 spots in Computerworld’s 2011 “100 best places to work in IT” from its ranking last year. Read more
Transportation - 06.10.2011

Bus transit a concern for OKC in fiscal year 2012

Public transportation and parking budget proposal includes new buses

Oklahoma City Council members listened to a presentation of the public transportation and parking budget proposal June 6, as director Rick Cain explained what steps need to be taken to improve a lackluster transit system in the metro. Read more
Innovation - 06.01.2011

OKC company tops Fortune fastest growing companies list

Consulting Services Inc. came in above Pandora Internet Radio

Oklahoma City based companies came in at number one and number 30 on Fortune magazine’s “Inner City 100,” a listing of the 100 fastest growing companies in the country. Read more
Transportation - 05.31.2011

Proposed downtown street to be named Oklahoma City Boulevard

The roughly two-and-a-half-mile road would stretch from near Byers Avenue on the east to near Villa Avenue on the west

The Oklahoma City Council approved a measure May 31 to name a proposed downtown street "Oklahoma City Boulevard" by an 8-1 vote. Read more
Human Resources - 05.27.2011

Innovative Ideas Program receives 35 award applications

Economic Development Generating Excellence fund to give awards

The Innovative Ideas Program received 35 applications this year from Oklahoma researchers for the chance at $25,000. Read more