TU Program Increases Cyber Security Knowledge
Reports of extensive security breaches at some of the country’s most popular retailers have given many consumers a case of “cyber anxiety” in recent months. When Target announced in December that its internal payment network had been compromised, many customers changed their credit card numbers, closed accounts and began to monitor their transactions more closely.
Business and People Notes
Tulsa has filled several open positions at the Center and Cox Business Center.
John Dodd was named director of operations for both the Center and Cox Business Center in Tulsa. Dodd most recently served as Director of Event Services for Tulsa. Dodd came to Tulsa in 2008 after spending four years as an Event Coordinator at the -managed Ford Center (now Chesapeake Energy Arena) and Cox Business Services Convention Center (now Cox Convention Center) both located in Oklahoma City. His responsibilities as director of operations include overseeing the day-to-day operations of both venues, maintaining the facilities, overseeing event operations, managing building and event security, and managing all construction projects.
Restaurant Combines Family Recipes, Friendliness
“We have a lot of regulars at lunch,” says Mistie Ellis, co-owner of Neives’ Mexican Grill, “especially on Taco Tuesdays.”
Ellis is everywhere at once. One minute, she is out front greeting customers by first name. The next, she checks on her kitchen and helps move orders. She talks fast. Her energy is endless; her smile contagious. Her disposition is indicative of a person who is exactly where she is supposed to be. She opened the restaurant in December with her brother, Jonny McCreary, and it is clear Mistie’s passion for food and people is the secret to her early success.
Spartan, American Program an Educational Plus
Each week, I have the pleasure of traveling around our great city to speak with business owners about their needs and what they need from the City of Tulsa to create more jobs and build an educated and skilled workforce. I consistently hear that Tulsa does not have enough trained and qualified workers to fill jobs.
TYPros Announces New Projects
Tulsa’s Young Professionals is entering the year with new projects, partnerships and leadership.
In January, the organization announced its 2014 community partner, the Tulsa Zoo. ros endeavors each year to choose a nonprofit partner that is working towards improving Tulsa and increasing visitors to the city. It will hold various events throughout the year to raise funds for the Tulsa Zoo, which is in the midst of implementing a 20-year master plan.
Downtown Tulsa Deco Deli Opens
On Jan. 15, the Deco District received a new breakfast and lunch option in the form of Deco Deli and Market. The restaurant and market are located in the Atlas Life Building, 415 S. Boston Ave.
NEW SELSER SCHAEFER PARTNERS:
Hank Spieker and Bret Pfeifer will join Selser Schaefer Architects founders Robert Schaefer and Janet Selser as part owners of the growing architectural firm. From left in the photo are Bret Pfeifer, Robert Schaefer, Janet Selser and Hank Spieker.
Business and People Notes
Tulsa-based Mazzio’s , owner and operator of the Mazzio’s Italian Eatery and Oliveto Italian Bistro brands, named Sheri Miksa, an industry veteran with more than 25 years in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries, as President and effective Jan. 13.
Work continues on the six-story, 60,000 square-foot First Oklahoma Bank building, which will serve as the bank’s headquarters. The company will use half of the facility and lease out the remaining portion.
Personality, Persistence Help Realtor’s Success
A wide grin and what his wife defines as “an explosive personality”—the two things that clients first notice about realtor Art Jiles.
Jiles got his start in real estate in 1980 at the urging of his wife, Pam, who recognized how to best put his personality to use.
Locals shop during the grand opening of Sprouts Farmers Market on Jan. 8 at 4123 S. Harvard Ave. in Tulsa. This is the natural-food retailer’s second location in the greater Tulsa area, with a third planned to open in Broken Arrow later this year.
HP to Boost Tulsa-region Workforce by 65
Global information technology firm Hewlett Packard is adding 65 high-quality jobs at its locally-based Enterprise Services hub, boosting the Tulsa area’s IT-sector growth.
Dollar General Celebrates Grand Opening of New Store in Catoosa, OK
In early Jan. Dollar General celebrated the opening of its new location at 19296 E. Admiral Place in Catoosa with free prizes and special deals. Dollar General will offer Catoosa residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essential at low prices.
Osage Casino and Hotel Skiatook Opens
The Osage Casino and Hotel Skiatook opened Dec. 9. The 78,000-square-foot gaming facility was designed by Marnell Architecture, the firm behind the design of the Rio Hotel and Casino and The Bellagio. The new Skiatook Hotel and Casino redefines the experience patrons receive at local casinos.
Stava Building Corp. Enjoys Impressive Growth
Tulsa-based Stava Building Corporation () has become one of the leading construction companies in the region during its first 25 years in business under the leadership of founder, President and Owner John Stava.
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