Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently debuted its Aloft brand in Oklahoma with the opening of Aloft Tulsa. Owned by Anish Hotels Group and managed by LodgeWorks, L.P., this brand-new destination sensation features 136 spacious, loft-like rooms, intuitive and accessible technology and a vibrant, social atmosphere.
Sage Culinary Studio recently opened a second location in the Bixby area. Regal Plaza has provided the perfect setting for the business, which offers cooking classes for children and adults.
VisitTulsa Senior Vice President Dave Nolan announced on Sept. 13 the selection of Ray Hoyt as the executive director of the Tulsa Sports Commission at a press conference at the Center.
The Cowboy Bootcamp is presented by the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business at .
“The Cowboy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is a hands on-environment where participants can learn to develop a profitable venture and how to manage the day-to-day operations of a business,” says Nola Miyasaki, director of the Riata Center.
MacroSolve, Inc. , a leading provider of mobile business solutions, announced recently the launch of its new division, Illume Mobile, serving the mobile app development needs of a wide range of customers, from Fortune 500s to small and medium-sized businesses. Illume Mobile creates advanced, custom apps for platforms including iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry with functionality including 3D animation, mobile video, augmented reality, , and more.
Unit Corporation participated at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference, which was held Sept. 12-15 in New York City. Unit’s presentation was broadcast live over the Internet on Sept. 14. Unit also participated at Barclays Capital Energy-Power Conference, which was held Sept. 15 and 16 in New York City. Unit’s presentation was broadcast live over the Internet on Sept. 15. Listeners accessed both webcasts via the Company’s website at www.unitcorp.com.
Owners Jeannette Eaton and Lee Beasley enjoyed designing Bella Vita Spa and Salon, which opened in November 2007. Their goal was to create an upscale destination where anyone who walked through the doors would instantly feel welcome and appreciated. For the third consecutive year, Bella Vita was voted one of the Best of the Best Spas in the Tulsa area.
Robert L. McKenzie believes in service above self, a philosophy he has used throughout his career in both business and in helping others, especially through his involvement with the Rotary Club of Tulsa.
Lelia McCoy has been named president and chief executive officer of Valley National Bank. McCoy joined the bank in February 1997 and assumed the presidency this March.
Edward Jones ranked highest in investor satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates in 2009, from 2005 through 2007, and in a tie in 2002, when the study began. Edward Jones in Canada twice ranked highest in the J.D. Power and Associates Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.
TASTEFUL EVENT: Central National Bank celebrated its opening with a reception and private art viewing. From left are Artist James Gary Hines, Senior Vice President East Regional Manager Kip Herburger, Artist Jan Martin McGuire, Central National Bank Brud Baker and Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Oklahoma Chapter Michael Fuhr.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber recently announced its selection for the third time in five years as the nation’s best chamber by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives in Milwaukee. Chamber Mike Neal is in the center.
Cox Business presents the Ninth Annual Junior Achievement Classic on Monday, Sept. 13 at Cedar Ridge Country Club. Rain date is Nov. 8. The event is a dual flight four-person scramble.
David Smart, director of sales for Hampton Inn & Suites-Woodland Hills hosted nearby businesses July 21 for lunch and a welcoming at the impressive hotel.
JOURNALISM STEWARDS: The Tulsa Press Club recently hosted the Great Plains Journalism Awards. Pictured are event committee members with special guest speaker Mitch Pugh, Sioux City Journal editor. From left, Adam Wisneski, Ashley Parrish, Pugh, Tami Hensler, Nicole Burgin and Mercedes Millberry.