Greater Tulsa Reporter
As Tulsa’s Young Professionals prepares to celebrate a decade of Tulsa pride and activism in 2015, the organization can also look back on a number of successes to hang its hat on, although still with much to accomplish, agrees TYPros outgoing and incoming chairs, Isaac Rocha and Evan Tipton, respectively.Read More
Every city is home to a surplus of large chain retailers, which bring in the majority of the city’s sales tax revenue. Tulsa is no exception.Read More
After 80 years in business, adapting to industry changes and customer needs has allowed Mill Creek Lumber and Supply Company to remain a staple within Oklahoma and beyond.Read More
D&L Oil Tools, a company that provides downhole tools to both domestic and international oil exploration markets, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility, 1915 South 49th West Avenue, Oct. 7. The $4.9 million expansion includes the renovations of a 62,000-square-foot facility, which houses quality assurance, shipping and receiving, assembly, saw and raw materials, engineering, and a new warehouse.Read More
Jenks is ready to begin its commercial growth. All that’s standing in its way are a few growing pains, says Mayor Lonnie Sims.
With about 18,000 residents, the city has hit the halfway point in its growth model, says Sims, making this the prime time for commercial development. “We’ve done a great job drawing families to Jenks but have lagged behind in commercial development,” he says, citing the school system and the city’s aquarium as draws for families.Read More
Angela Byers of Byers Creative was named the Tulsa region’s 2014 Small Business Person of the Year as the Tulsa Regional Chamber and the new Small Business Connection awarded 12 small business stakeholders for excellence in front of more than 500 of their peers during the Small Business Summit and Crystal Star Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.Read More
The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA) announces Jaime Christensen’s promotion to director of marketing and public relations. Christensen will oversee the association’s advertising, public relations and overall marketing. The scope of this position includes developing, editing and publishing Home Building News member magazine, all event publicity including Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show, Greater Tulsa Parade of Homes, the annual fundraising gala, and many more. As director of marketing and public relations, she will manage the association’s website and social media efforts. Christensen will also guide the HBA’s public relations committee, as well as the charitable foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit created to provide support and unlock opportunities for organizations that advance housing-related and education initiatives.Read More
Business incubator The Forge, 125 W. 3rd St., in downtown Tulsa, recently turned out its fifth graduate since opening in 2010, which is helping to grow the local economy.Read More
Teresa Banks, who opened Café Seville, 10021 S. Yale Ave., in the award-winning Shops of Seville shopping plaza in mid-September, is no stranger to the demands of running a business or a kitchen.Read More
A long-lasting future in the insurance business was always what George Tedford envisioned for his family, says son Mike Tedford. George Tedford began working in the insurance business in 1964 and founded Tedford Insurance in 1978 in Tulsa.Read More
For many Glenpool residents, being on a first name basis with the city Mayor is far from unusual. It’s not uncommon to see him on a regular basis at his name-sake establishment Mamadou’s Restaurant, 14751 S. Casper St., which sits along U.S. Highway 75 in Glenpool.Read More
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and River Spirit Casino announced today it has transacted the required 404 permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With this process complete, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation can now expedite the construction of its planned expansion to build a 27-story hotel and Margaritaville Casino at River Spirit on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Okla.Read More
Raising Cane’s began in Louisiana in 1996, and while it quickly became known for its chicken fingers, company founder Todd Graves endeavors to use his company for a purpose beyond food, one of community and employee focus.Read More
Two of Tulsa’s top small businesses celebrated their past and collective 110 years in business and now look forward to even bigger success in the future. Miss Helen’s Private School marked its 60th anniversary, while manufacturing firm APSCO, Inc. of Tulsa hit a milestone of 50 years in business.Read More
Two Tulsa-area business leaders were recently appointed to the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Board of Trustees. Sean Kouplen, chairman and CEO of Regent Bank, and Brett Lessley, president of Griffin Management, Inc., will fill open positions on the board.
Kouplen and Lessley join OSU-Trustees Henry Primeaux, chair, Robyn Ewing, Charles Ford, Ed Keller, Dr. Trudy Milner, Tucker Link and Glenda Love. Link and Milner are also on the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.
The trustees oversee operations on the OSU-Tulsa campus, advising on administrative and student services, facilities management and academic offerings. The board also reviews the annual budget for OSU-Tulsa prior to its presentation to the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.