Richard Coltharp All Smiles at Don Thornton Cadillac
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.
Caring Center Opens
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, and chief inclusion officer; and Isaac Rocha, strategic outreach and inclusion officer, stand in the new center.
Cell Phone Surgeon Adds South Tulsa Location
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.
Business & People Notes
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.
Tony Heaberlin Aims to Expand Owasso Chamber
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.
Costco to Open in April
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.
Organization Helps Women Find Job Success
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.
Cunningham Jewelry Granted Accreditation
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 () 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.
Brookside Continues as a Tulsa Destination
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.
Business and People Notes
Schnake Turnbo Frank announces Isaac Rocha, past ros 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.
C&J School Uniforms Celebrates 20 Years
C&J School Uniforms has kept things uniform for Tulsa area schools since the store opened in 1996. Having met when their children were young and in uniforms, co-owners Joyce Fuller and Chari Edwards shared the desire of providing affordable but quality school uniforms. Their desire became a reality and C&J opened its doors in the Fontana Shopping Center at 51st Street and Memorial Drive.
TRC Companies Becomes Major Tulsa Employer
Companies, Inc. and the Tulsa Regional Chamber recently hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Willbros Professional Services staff to the family and to introduce the newly expanded company to the greater Tulsa community. During the event, Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr., leadership and local government officials discussed the impact of the acquisition for the Tulsa community and for the company’s clients.
Northpoint Wealth Management Implements Riskalyze
Northpoint Wealth Management, of Tulsa has announced it has implemented Riskalyze, the award-winning risk engineering technology that mathematically pinpoints a client’s risk number and aligns the client’s portfolio to match.
Business and People Notes
Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon was appointed by Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond as his alternate to the Oklahoma Municipal League () board of directors to represent Broken Arrow during their Jan. 6 meeting.
36° North Opens for Entrepreneurs
(Editor’s Note: Much of the information in this article appeared on the front page of the November 2015 Midtown Monitor and was written by Managing Editor Emily Ramsey.)
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