Century Bank of Oklahoma is in the process of building its new Tulsa headquarters. Workers are completing the intricate rockwork on the new building, which towers over the temporary office located on 71st Street between Sheridan Road and Yale Avenue. The two-story facility is expected to be completed in late November of this year.
Janet Tinkler Youngblood, left, and Michele Travis of Chinowth and Cowen Elite Realtors held an open house Sept. 10 called “An Evening to Remember” at 11905 S. Kingston in the Crestwood at the River addition. The house was built by Wayne and Ryan Farabough of Perfection Homes, the 2008 “Builder of the Year.” For a tour, call (918) 810-1971.
CHAMBER FUNCTION: A ribbon cutting was held at Gardner’s Used Books, Inc. recently to celebrate the company’s membership with the Tulsa Metro Chamber. Holding the scissors is Monica Gardner and to her left is her father, Richard Gardner. They are surrounded by Chamber volunteers and store employees.
Jules Resnik recently moved her Shelter Insurance Agency branch to a new location at 1105 S. Aspen Ave. in Broken Arrow. Resnik brings a passion for helping others to the corporation and the community. Resnik designed a new sign for the office that the corporation will now use as an official sign throughout the country. Resnik has also recently learned that Shelter Insurance earned a place in Ward Group’s top 50 performers of safest and best managed companies.
Two area businesses were among recipients of awards during Oklahoma Minority Enterprise Development Week. The award recipients participated in a celebration of the success held at the Metro Technology Center, Oklahoma City. The event was coordinated by the Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) of Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc. ().
Central Bancompany, a $9 billion Missouri-based bank holding company, was recently named one of the Top 25 Performers of 2008 in an article published in the June 2009 American Bankers Association Banking Journal. Tulsa-based Bank is affiliated with Central Bancompany along with 12 Missouri banks.
Tulsa based Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C. maintained its status as the city’s number one ranked law firm in the 2010 issue of Best Lawyers in America guide.
Walsh received top honors, a National Gold , from the American Advertising Federation () in early June for the QuickTrip 50th Anniversary Box Set.
To celebrate QuikTrip’s 50th anniversary last year, Walsh led the development of the special anniversary books and materials.
JENKS HEALTH: Utica Park Clinic – Jenks, along with officials of the Village on Main, held a ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Village on Main development site, 701 E. Main Street in Jenks. The current Utica Park Clinic – Jenks facility measures 3,400 square feet, the new 22,000 square-foot medical facility will be the first business to break ground as an occupant of the Village on Main, an estimated $60 plus million, 420,000-square-foot retail, office, residential and hotel development project.
Donna Wood, Ph.D., has been named associate vice president of academic affairs at Tulsa Community College. Wood holds a bachelor’s of science in education, a master’s degree in education, and an education doctoral degree from the University of Arkansas. She previously served at NorthWest Arkansas Community College as associate vice president for the global business development center and dean of business and computer information division.
ENTREPRENEURIAL FLAIR: The Collaboratorium is the entrepreneurial accelerator of Tulsa. Back left is leader Sean Griffin. For more information, visit www.tulsacollab.com.
Now that banks have tightened their lending standards, it is more difficult –– even for those with strong credit histories –– to borrow money. Many people are turning to friends and family to borrow funds. The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants advises consumers to take some smart steps to prevent a loan from damaging a good relationship.
Oklahomans in need and some of the most effective volunteer organizations in northeastern Oklahoma will receive additional funding and resources with the help of a $5,000 sponsorship provided by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The City of Tulsa has received its August sales tax and use distribution from the Oklahoma Tax Commission for August. The revenues are slightly ahead of budget estimates, although still 5.79 percent below revenues for the same period last year.
Recently the news has been filled with reports of layoffs and job cuts. According to the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, if you’re concerned about job security, there are some steps you can take to recession-proof your career.