APSCO Recognized as a SHARP Workplace
Air Power Systems Company Inc. (APSCO), announces it has qualified for the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration () under the U.S. Department of Labor. This program recognizes small businesses that “operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program” by creating a clean, healthy, and safe work environment. SHARP is one of the highest awards that can designate to small businesses. APSCO Inc. is only one of 10 small businesses in Oklahoma now certified in SHARP this year. Three other Tulsa companies are on this list including Cameron Glass, Port City Metal Services and McElroy Manufacturing.
Tulsa Airport Enters Last Phase of Renovations
On Nov. 5, American Airlines passengers were welcomed back into the north end of Concourse A of Tulsa International Airport, after renovations were complete. The project included renovated restrooms, including a newly added family restroom, and new seating with fully integrated power charging stations. The concourse ceilings were raised, and a skylight was added which brings in additional sunlight and decreases the airport’s energy consumption.
TYPros: Expanding Its Reach Leads to Success
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 ros outgoing and incoming chairs, Isaac Rocha and Evan Tipton, respectively.
Holidays, Recovering Economy Increase Revenue
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.
Well-Known Brand Gets Facelift
Tupperware is not what it used to be. That is the message Nancy Hillman is spreading in a very “delicious” way through demonstration of new recipes using the most current innovations in meal preparation, storage and organization while educating her friends and clients.
Business & People Notes
Oklahoma State University Medical Center and Mercy announced the appointment of Rhett Stover to the position of chief executive officer at Medical Center. Stover has served as interim since September.
Mill Creek Lumber Remains at Top of Industry
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.
D&L Oil Tools Celebrates Expanded Facility
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.
Jenks Eyes Commercial Growth
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.
Small Business Stakeholders Honored at Summit
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.
Business & People Notes
The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa () 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.
The Forge Celebrates Fifth Successful Graduate
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.
Long-Time Chef Opens South Tulsa Cafe
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.
Tedford Insurance Maintains Founder’s Legacy
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.
Momodou Ceesay Grows Restaurant, Promotes Area
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.
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