National Investment Company Opens Tulsa Office
Tulsa has become the newest home of financial services firm Williams and Company , based in Grandville, Mich.
Richard Williams, president and founder of Williams and Company, started the business in 1999 in Grandville with the original focus of providing investment and retirement planning to Michigan public school system employees. The company has since expanded into multiple states around the country and has a vast client base including governmental plans, group plans, wealth transfer and retirement planning.
Bridges Foundation Celebrates 50 Years
The Bridges Foundation is celebrating 50 years of service to the Tulsa community with providing employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.
Cycling Shop Brings Health to Downtown Tulsa
Take away the many restaurants and bars that call the Blue Dome District home, and what’s left is a smattering of retail shops and what Adam Vanderburg, owner of Lee’s Bicycles, terms his “Blue Dome hub.”
Tulsa Staffing Company Announces Expansion
After six years of successful operation in Tulsa, staffing agency Part-Time Pros announces it is expanding its services to include both full-time and part-time positions in a number of industries. In tandem with their new services comes the announcement of a new name for the company, Pro Recruiters.
SMG Promotes John Bolton and Jeff Nickler
In February, announced the promotion of General Manager John Bolton to vice president of Entertainment. Bolton is a 25-year industry veteran of which the last nine years have been with in various venues. Jeff Nickler, current assistant general manager for the Center, has been promoted to General Manager of the Center and Cox Business Center.
Arvest Equipment Finance Sees 8.1% Growth in 2013
Seven years after its founding, Arvest Equipment Finance (), a division of Arvest Bank, ended 2013 with $132.3 million in loans and leases. This is an increase of 8.1 percent from $122.3 million in 2012.
Business and People Notes
Kari Culp joins Tulsa Community College External Affairs Depart-ment as director of marketing and social media. Culp will work with leadership to address program marketing and enrollment needs as well as media relations and social media planning.
BTC Increases Internet Speeds
Broadband, a full-service telecommunications company offering voice, data and video services, is celebrating 100 years of service.
Rotary Club Hosts Social
GUTHRIE VALENTINE: Members of the Rotary Club of Tulsa held a Valentine social event at the Woody Guthrie Center on Feb. 14. From left are attorney Tom Klenda, Marti Alexander of World Travel, John Rains of Austral, Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith and Donna Mercer of the Rotary Club of Tulsa.
TAMA Highlights Positives
A lot has changed in the manufacturing industry, says Richard Havir, president of the Tulsa Area Manufacturers Association (), particularly in the past 30 years.
Brownie’s Opens on 71st
WELCOMING CUSTOMERS: Marissa Hayes, left, and Jennifer Ziolkowski, of Brownie’s Hamburger Stand on 71st Street just east of Sheridan Road in Tulsa, are all smiles as to the success of the new location that opened in December.
AOGC Works to Improve Infrasructure
In January, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors () announced the formation of the Tulsa Contractor Partnering Coalition (), which will help to oversee additional road and bridge construction taking place due to the $918 million tax extension for Tulsa’s infrastructure.
EPA Withdraws Federal Plan, Approves Oklahoma Environmental Plan for PSO
The on Feb. 10 approved a revised state implementation plan developed by Oklahoma leaders and Public Service Company of Oklahoma () to comply with various rules of the Clean Air Act, including the regional haze rule. At the same time, the approved the state plan, it rescinded its federal implementation plan relating to the regional haze rule, which would have cost the utility company and its customers about $650 million more in additional near-term investments than the state plan. The state plan also resolves PSO’s obligations under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard and allows the utility company to avoid additional, expensive investments to meet other current and emerging environmental regulations affecting coal plants.
Oil and Gas Taxes Fuel Oklahoma
Oklahoma’s economy, as reflected in monthly gross receipts to the treasury, set new highs in January, according to State Treasurer Ken Miller.
Arvest to Reopen South Tulsa Branch
Arvest Bank announces the reopening of its 71st and Sheridan Road branch located at 6560 E. 71st Street in Tulsa. The new branch officially opens for business on Feb 24.
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