TYPros 5-year Anniversary Party Wows Crowd

Tulsa’s Young Professionals marked five years of fun, networking and economic development April 24 with a black-tie optional event at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity. The event was held throughout the building, including the open-air rooftop deck which provided spectacular views of downtown, and local music acts Radio Radio and Stars Go Dim performed for the crowd of about 300.

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Blue Cross Expedites Law

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has made the voluntary decision to expedite a provision of the new reform law and will allow dependents currently covered under their parent’s health plan to stay on the plan until the age of 26. Instead of implementing the change on Sept. 23, 2010, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma extended the coverage May 1, 2010, in time to benefit this spring’s college graduates.

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Local Heroes Boost Economy

The Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tulsa Hotel and Lodging Association honored three local heroes for their efforts in bringing meetings and conventions to Tulsa resulting in a nearly $2 million economic impact at the Local Heroes and Tops in Tulsa Luncheon.

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Going Paperless:

Scott Hambrick, center, owner of Data Storage Inc., hosted “Going Paperless” on April 27 at the Doubletree Warren Place. He is flanked by Records Management Coordinator Carol Killion and Sales Manager Dymian Kritikos. The seminar included learning the file storage process, saving money and the implementation to digital.

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Business & People Notes

Georgette L. Reed has recently been named account manager with the Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers. She brings many years of experience to the position and has previously been associated with Cox Radio, Spirit 102.3, and Mix 96. Reed was also previously the creative arts manager with the Tulsa State Fair. She is looking forward to her new position and hopes to meet new faces everyday while helping businesses grow. Reed is a graduate from Northeastern State University where she earned a degree in business administration with an emphasis in meeting and destination management.

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Tips on Recovering Financially from a Disaster

Free guide from s helps victims regain financial balance

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SportClips Opens in Tulsa Hills

SportClips has recently opened their newest Tulsa location.

The new shop is located at 7470 S. Olympia Ave. in The Tulsa Hills Super Target Center next to Mattress King.

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Akin’s Natural Foods Market Expands


Akin’s Natural Foods Market has brought together expertise and specialized natural products to the area since 1935.

Staff Nutritionist Mary Ann O’Dell has enjoyed helping customers and watching the growth of the company. “I think that individuals want to make healthier choices as they learn more about health in general. I also believe that they do not view their health as an option anymore but as a necessity.”

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Tulsa Town Hall Lecture Features Dr. J. Rufus Fears

Dr. J. Rufus, internationally recognized scholar on the history of freedom, will be the featured speaker at Tulsa Town Hall on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Dr. Fears is David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty. He offers a unique perspective from which to inspire, guide, and clarify to his audience a more complete understanding of how great leaders of the past shaped history. He has been called “the Michael Jordan of history”.

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U.S. Cellular expands coverage in Sapulpa

New Tower Helps Economic Development and Public Safety

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Marco’s Pizza Announces Oklahoma Expansion, Opens New Store in Edmond

TOLEDO, – May 10, 2010 – Marco’s Pizza, an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, opened its second Oklahoma location today. Kevin Wilkerson, a resident of Edmond, owns and operates the new store. Wilkerson is also a Marco’s Pizza area representative with plans to develop 40 locations across Oklahoma: 25 stores in Oklahoma City and the Central Oklahoma region and 15 stores in the Tulsa metro and surrounding areas.

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Community Spirit Award Winner Announced

BancFirst Chairman Gene Rainbolt, center, Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma Director of Business Development Sherry Harlin and Oklahoma Community Institute’s Executive Director Steve Kime at the OCI’s 11th annual conference in Oklahoma City, where Rainbolt was the recipient of the 2010 Community Spirit Award.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Now Accepting Applications

Organizers for The SpiritBank/ Tulsa Community College Entrepreneurial Spirit Award recently announced the competition is open for applications. Applications are accepted until May 13, 2010.

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Lee’s Bikes Opens Downtown

Lee’s Bicycles, greater Tulsa’s most prominent name in bicycling, has opened a new store at 420 E. 2nd St. in downtown Tulsa in the Blue Dome District. The store has a massive showroom and is fully stocked with 2010 Trek, Gary Fisher, Hoffman, Redline and Electra bikes, clothing and accessories.

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