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Entrepreneurship - 05.30.2012

Farm to table

O-State center helps OKC businesses grow

Starting out more than 15 years ago, April Harrington was her business: no building, no plan, just a dream.

A bout with ovarian cancer had piqued her interest in organic food. But how to sustain, much less grow, a business was beyond her.

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Profiles - 04.26.2012

From Athens to OKC

Kent J. Smith Jr. assumes new post as Langston University’s 16th president

The phone in Kent J. Smith Jr.’s Ohio University office kept ringing. On the other end was a search firm that kept saying he was destined to be Langston University’s next president. Read more
Tourism - 04.26.2012

Wheel deal

Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic is the latest on the list of new sporting events taking place across the metro

Chad Hodges never had planned a cycling race before the upcoming Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic. Read more
Sales & Marketing - 04.26.2012

Stuck in the rough

Country clubs take a beating

Jim Cowan spent several years leading the Bricktown Association during the area’s renaissance. with that job, which involved constantly being around a young, hip crowd, he always had his finger on the pulse of what was going on.

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Human Resources - 04.26.2012

Quittin’ time

okcBIZ asks when it’s time to consider a career change, or encourage an employee to do so

You know when quitting time is, but do you know when it’s time to quit?

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Nonprofits - 04.26.2012

Art and Soul

Allied Arts sees increased giving through changes in fundrising efforts

As the supporting agency for 20 arts organizations in the metro area, the business of fundraising is always on Allied Arts president and CEO Deborah McAuliffe Senner’s mind. Read more
News Article - 03.28.2012

One-two punch

Duo helps Oklahoma City Ballet regain its grace

John Krasno has done many things in his lifetime, but what he does best is breathe life into what others say is beyond saving. Read more
Profiles - 03.28.2012

Frankly speaking

Crabtown partner assumes top post with Bricktown Association Board of Directors

In 1996, managing partner Frank Nelson helped sink a ton of money into 20,000 square feet of old warehouse space in Bricktown. Read more
Human Resources - 03.28.2012

Shift happens

Easing employees into change

As chief executive officer, Lou Carmichael helped merge two of the metro’s largest low-income health care providers. The merger between Oklahoma Community Health Services and Variety Health Center resulted in a new company with a brand-new name.

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Aerospace - 03.28.2012

No delays in sight

Aerospace in the Sooner State is responsible for more than $7.3 billion in goods and services … and counting!

Jim Rice started Pro-Fab Inc. in his garage back in 1986. Focusing on the fabrication of aircraft parts, the business grew until finally moving into a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility 10 years later. Read more
Technology - 03.28.2012

Heads in the cloud

Small firm leverages technology for self, clients

As facilities engineer for XTO Energy, Richard Culmer needed a company that could keep production on track and be easy on the budget. He found both in Oklahoma City firm Flogistix. Read more
Tourism - 02.24.2012

Sign language

Norman officials implement study to determine best avenue for wayfinding project

When Stephen Koranda accepted the position of executive director of the Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau three years ago, it always amazed him that people would stop by and say how hard it was to find them. Read more
Sales & Marketing - 02.24.2012

Reaching out

Marketers embrace new culture via social media

For Marcus Williamson, relationships are everything. And maybe more so than anyone else on the Oklahoma City University campus, the Meinders School of Business director of outreach pays particular attention not only to the message he’s sending out, but the medium he’s using.

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Transportation - 02.24.2012

Destination: relevance

Travel agents sell service in Internet age

Ivy Bradford’s career as a travel agent has followed a path different than most. The manager of Prime Time Travel in Edmond got into the business in 1987 and worked through 2000 before taking a break for motherhood. Read more
Architecture - 02.24.2012

Seamans says

Norman architect named president of the Central Oklahoma chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Ask most people to run down their 10-year goals, and you’re likely to get a few “um”s and a few “I’d like to”s. Read more