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Economy - 04.30.2013

City manager presents proposed city budget

Oklahoma City’s proposed  budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 will top $1 billion for the first time, and include funds for additional police officers and transit enhancements. Read more
Architecture - 04.25.2013

Brick by brick

Two 1930s high school football stadiums in Oklahoma City soon will receive their first major update in decades, while preserving original facades

At a community meeting concerning the planned renovation of Taft Stadium, Gary Armbruster began by telling attendees that, despite rumors to the contrary, the historic rock wall on the 1930s stadium was not coming down. With that said, the place began to empty out. Read more
Retail - 04.25.2013

Cutting it

Cusack Meats celebrates its 80th anniversary being a family-owned business in Oklahoma City

For 80 years, the Cusack family has been in the meat business in Oklahoma City. Read more
Retail - 04.25.2013

Bacon bits

As bacon shows up in unusual places, businesses provide unique offerings

If you’ve noticed a bacon craze, you’re not alone. What used to be a food item served nestled against eggs at breakfast is now gourmet fare for those willing to neglect their waistlines and cholesterol levels for a greasy strip of seasoned pork. Read more
Construction - 04.25.2013

TIF Tally

With continued success of Downtown TIF, more funds headed to development projects

A local team of developers and investors is one step closer to converting a Bricktown warehouse into affordable apartments with help from funds designated to improve blighted areas. While Bricktown is hardly an area of blight, it once was; but along with Downtown, it has benefited from tax increment finance dollars. Read more
Nonprofits - 04.25.2013

Annie, get your purse

Female business leaders in Oklahoma work to raise funds for children’s programs at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

As the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has become an international attraction, the children’s museum on the grounds has not kept pace. Many might be unaware the museum even has a children’s building, but that is changing with the commitment of a growing group of female business, civic and philanthropic leaders around the state. Read more
Energy - 04.23.2013

Devon takes gold for headquarters

 The Devon Energy Center is officially one of the greenest buildings in the country. On April 22, the 50-story tower and adjoining buildings and gardens received the gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read more
News Article - 04.11.2013

City considers changing water use fines

Water, and the lack thereof, led the Oklahoma City Council to consider altering fines levied for people who take more than their share in the midst of a drought and to install cutoff valves on all newly installed irrigation systems. Read more
Energy - 04.04.2013

GE plans OKC research center

Gov. Mary Fallin joined executives from General Electric April 3 at the state Capitol to announce the company’s oil and gas arm plans to build a $110 million Global Research Center in the Oklahoma City metro area. Read more
Real Estate - 03.28.2013

Social Security Administration plans OKC move

As strong Oklahoma winds whipped across the grassy prairie, real estate developer Nick Preftakes took to a lectern anchored by a chunk of metal so that it wouldn’t blow over and prepared to break ground on a 23,000-square-foot building that will be leased to the United States Social Security Administration. Read more
Real Estate - 03.26.2013

Developers plan new apartment projects Downtown

Based on the success of their multifamily developments Downtown over the past few years, two separate developers are at it again, and going through the process of approval by city boards and tapping into public money to make their projects a reality. Both also are trying to keep some units more affordable to provide options for more people to move Downtown. Read more
Education - 03.25.2013

Law suits

The University of Oklahoma and McAfee & Taft work to prepare law students for more than just legal studies

Ron Shinn never has had a law student seeking an internship or employment show up to an interview with a pink Mohawk or facial tattoos, but he says students always can benefit from a bit of training to polish the ways in which they present themselves. Read more
Arts & Culture - 03.25.2013

Cleveland connections

With a new nonstop flight between OKC and Cleveland, visitors can check out a variety of features ... and even find a few Thunder fans

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, viewers of The Drew Carey Show saw the eponymous star and his pals gamboling through the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, in the sitcom’s opening, enthusiastically singing along to “Cleveland Rocks.” Many likely scratched their heads and thought, “Cleveland rocks? Nice try, funnyman.” Read more
All in a Day's Work - 03.25.2013

All in a Day's Work: Professional model

In this job market, things are tight, positions are few and many have decided to look for new occupations, often in a field very different from what they left by choice or due to a layoff, downsizing or firing. Fortunately, I enjoy my position at okcBIZ, , but wanted to see what else might be out there. After all, I might want to be a model some day. Read more
Technology - 03.07.2013

Cox Business awards technology package to local business

In a nod to the ABC reality television show Shark Tank, eight entrepreneurial teams in Oklahoma City went before a panel of business leaders March 5 to pitch their plans and ideas for a chance at a $5,000 technology package from Cox Business. Read more