Greater Tulsa Reporter
The Tulsa StartUp Series named Lego Vacuum as the winner of the K-12 Student Live Pitch Series held recently at 36°North. Gabe Dougherty impressed the judges with his invention that allows for a quick and easy clean up of small toy pieces scattered on the floor.Read More
Rupe Building Company, a leading commercial construction company located in Tulsa, has announced that it is changing its corporate name to Rupe Helmer Group. The name change reflects the partnership between CEO and founder John Rupe, Jr. and company President Mark Helmer. The new name is also part of a re-branding initiative to better align the company’s name with its broad offerings, including construction, development, real estate brokerage, and property management.Read More
Kayse Shrum, D.O., has been elected to the board of directors for SNB and parent company Southwest Bancorp, Inc.
Shrum is a native Oklahoman who earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She joined the medical school faculty at OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) in 2002 and was named provost of the OSU-CHS and Dean of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. In 2013, she was promoted to her current position as president of OSU-CHS, becoming the youngest and first female president and dean of a medical school in the state of Oklahoma, as well as the first medical school alumna to become dean of the college.Read More
After more than two years of phased construction, officials at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa formally dedicated their nearly $12 million dock renovation project May 10. It is estimated that 800 national, regional and city officials, industry leaders, employees and their family members attended the event. Featured speakers for the dedication ceremony were Chip Jaenichen, administrator for United States Maritime Administration; Gary Ridley, Oklahoma secretary of transportation; Michael Patterson, executive director for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation; and Bob Portiss, port director of the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority.Read More
Bill Hinkle, adjunct professor of advertising at the University of Tulsa, successfully completed his third annual University of Tulsa Advertising Program Dinner at the Greenwood Cultural Event Center in downtown Tulsa recently.Read More
Richard Coltharp personifies the quintessential American success story.
Coltharp’s father was a U.S. Marine, stationed in California when Coltharp was born. However, due to his mother’s ties to Tulsa, their family soon relocated back to Tulsa, where Coltharp attended Webster High School.Read More
BAMA SUPPORT: On March 24, Bama Companies unveiled its Bama Caring Center, 2530 E. 11th St. From left, Michael Kickey, Bama Companies people systems manager; Amy St. Clair, director of operations; Paula Marshall, CEO and chief inclusion officer; and Isaac Rocha, strategic outreach and inclusion officer, stand in the new center.Read More
GROWING BUSINESS: Ted Andress, founder of Cell Phone Surgeon, stands outside his newest location at 10035 S. Memorial Dr., which opened in April. The company started business in September 2015 with a store in Owasso, and in November 2015 a store was opened in Tulsa Hills. Locally-owned Cell Phone Surgeon specializes in tablet, computer and game console repairs. For more information, see www.cellphonesurgeon.repair or call 918-986-9300.Read More
The Tulsa Regional Chamber announces the hiring of Jim Morgan to the role of senior vice president of communications. Morgan joins the chamber after LToya Knighten, in the role since 2013, has transitioned to the role of vice president of the department.Read More
As the 2016 Chairman of the Owasso Chamber of Commerce, Tony Heaberlin recognizes the chamber’s need to continue to grow as the city’s business community expands.Read More
On April 21, both Bixby and Tulsa will welcome membership warehouse Costco to the region, the first Oklahoma location for the retailer. While Tulsa will happily welcome the sales tax revenue, the city of Bixby must be satisfied with the residual benefits, which could be quite large.Read More
It has been said, in reference to a well-known fairy tale, that one shoe can change a person’s life.
That is not far off from the motto of Dress for Success, an international nonprofit organization that provides clothing and career services for women in search of employment.Read More
Having met all the necessary requirements and having been qualified, Vicki Cunningham, owner of Cunningham Jewelry and Appraisal Services, has been granted accreditation with the National Association of Jewelry appraisers and has been conferred the professional designation of Certified Master Appraiser. Founded in 1981, the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) states as its purpose, “to recognize, and make available, the services of highly qualified, informed, experienced, independent and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to those members of the public requiring such expertise.” It is the only appraisal association in the United States devoted solely to the appraisal of gems and jewelry. With a membership of over 650 and Ms. Cunningham is only the seventh member to achieve the highest designation of Certified Master Appraiser.Read More
Brookside can be called quintessentially Tulsa with its early Creek Nation history in the 1800s, then a landing place for early oil boom town growth in the early 1900s and finally becoming a shopping area for generations of enthusiastic people from the mid-1900s through today.Read More
Schnake Turnbo Frank announces Isaac Rocha, past TYPros chair and chair-elect of Mosaic, has joined the firm as an associate for inclusion and diversity, bringing to the firm years of corporate and community leadership and business and board management.Read More