Big 12 Commissioner to Speak On ‘Business of Sports’ in Tulsa


Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 Conference commissioner, will be the second featured speaker at the Tulsa Business Forums, hosted by the Spears School of Business.

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Bridenstine Votes for Regulatory Fairness and Efficiency

“This was a great day. I got to vote for regulatory fairness and for regulatory efficiency,” commented Congressman Jim Bridenstine following votes on two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday. “Regulatory excesses of the past few years have been a severe impediment to economic growth.”

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Food Bank Receives Donation

Reasor’s and Coca-Cola executives presented a check for $5,000 on Jan. 8 to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

“I feel fortunate to have such outstanding partners in the fight against hunger,” says Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. “Without continued support like this, many more Oklahomans would go to bed hungry.”

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TYPros Raises $9,000 for YWCA

Tulsa’s Young Professionals’ 2012 chair, Kate Hoback, presented a check to the TYPros’ 2012 community partner for funds raised throughout the year at various events. ros raised a grand total of $9,000 in cash and in-kind donations and more than 1,500 volunteer hours for the non-profit.

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Jake Henry Inaugurated as Chamber Chair

The Tulsa Regional Chamber elected Jake Henry Jr., president and of Saint Francis Health System, as its 2013 chair of the Board of Directors. Henry succeeds Becky J. Frank, chairman and of Schnake Turnbo Frank PR. More than 1,200 area business leaders, local officials and citizens were in attendance when the Chamber formally inaugurated Henry at its annual meeting Jan. 16. The Annual Meeting is presented by Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and hosted by the Tulsa Convention Center.

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Business and People Notes

Cody W. Forehand has been named to take over the local Edward Jones office at 13330 S. Memorial Dr. in Bixby. Forehand transferred to Bixby from an Edward Jones office in St. Louis.

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New Look for BOK

Bank of Oklahoma held a ribbon cutting and grand RE-opening for the 101st Street and Sheridan Road branch in south Tulsa in January. The façade is dramatically different from the former white brick. The inside is new also. The ribbon cutting team is superimposed into the photo so as to give a full view of the new look.

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American Airlines Looks Ahead

American Airlines unveiled its new look in Tulsa Jan. 22. The company, Tulsa’s largest employer, displayed its new logo and exterior for its planes, including the already delivered Flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft set to fly on Jan. 31.

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Energy Plan Needed For America’s Security


Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series concerning America’s energy production and strategy.

Four years ago, in my book “The Braking Point,” I expressed my view that America and the world were facing an energy crisis, but our energy problems could be solved. I stressed that failure to deal with this problem effectively would threaten our nation’s economic prosperity, compromise our national security, and could radically alter our way of life. Today, the United States still does not have a strategic energy plan. So, in this new book “America Needs America’s Energy,” I advocate that, as consumers of energy, we should drive the process, evaluating how we can best leverage our natural resources here at home to ensure long-term energy independence and security. Ultimately, creating an energy plan to achieve those goals is going to be up to us.

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Legal Advice Made Affordable By LegalShield Membership

Legal advice is often needed but rarely sought. The most common reason people forego seeking legal counsel is the high cost associated with one-on-one visits with an attorney, which often soar in excess of $200 per hour. Constance Fabian-Isaacs, an agent with LegalShield, aims to change all that and hopes to help make legal advice accessible for the masses.

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Gas Prices Rise in Tulsa

Average retail gasoline prices in Tulsa have risen 9.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.93/g as of Monday, Jan 20, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 321 gas outlets in Tulsa. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26/g, according to gasoline price website

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Bridge Offers Job Search Advice

Bridge Employment Services is a full-service employment agency in Broken Arrow. It was founded by Ray Roberson who has more than 20 years of staffing, management, consulting, and human resource experience. Bridge works with companies to strengthen their base of internal staff to enhance production and profitability in a cost-effective manner.

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Energy Conference Coming to Tulsa

ENERGY AWARENESS: Mayor Dewey Bartlett, above right, speaks about a high-profile energy conference that will come to Tulsa next year. Hart Energy, a leader in energy publications and conferences, will hold its (Developing Unconventionals) conference series April 22-23 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

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Downtown Businesses Support New Trolley


As residential and entertainment venues multiply in downtown Tulsa, so does the need for accessible, affordable public transportation.

The newest answer is the downtown trolley, which took its inaugural run Nov. 2.
It runs every Friday and Saturday night, starting at 5 p.m. at Detroit Avenue and Brady Street with its last dropoff at 2 a.m. The full route takes 20 minutes and takes riders through the Art Deco, Blue Dome and Brady Arts districts.

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Author Mark Stansberry to Write Energy Column for GTR

Mark A. Stansberry will write a monthly energy column for Newspapers, beginning with this issue. Stanberry is an international businessman, energy leader and humanitarian. He is founder and chairman of The Group, author of “The Braking Point: America’s Energy Dreams and Global Economic Realities,” host of “The Weekly Roundtable” radio show on 1170 AM in Tulsa, and chairman of People to People International.

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