AFP Honors Local Philanthropic Leaders
The Eastern Oklahoma chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored three individuals and one local foundation for remarkable achievements and support of the philanthropic community during this past year at their Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 18 at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel, 616 W. 7th St., Tulsa.
Business & People Notes
Arvest Bank has promoted Denise Buffo, Joe Corbino, Julie Powders and Mike Paton to positions of assistant vice president and level three branch manager.
Northpoint Wealth Management Captures Number One Ranking
Gene Bishop, President of Northpoint Wealth Management, LLC reports that “Boomer Market Advisor” Magazine has named Summit Brokerage Services as the Number One Ranked Independent Boutique Broker Dealer in the Country. Bishop’s firm, Northpoint Wealth Management, LLC is an independent firm with securities offered through Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. Member FINRA& SIPC, and advisory services offered through Summit Financial Group Inc., a registered investment advisor.
John Hope Franklin Park: Crossing the Great Divide
Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers is pleased to introduce its readers to this on-going column focusing on the many positive things happening in and around greater Tulsa. In this column we will keep you informed of economic and cultural developments that have a beneficial effect on all of the community and on you as a citizen of greater Tulsa. We’re confident these articles will help to affirm what many of you already know, greater Tulsa is a great place to live and it just keeps getting better.
Oklahoma’s First Fiber Optics Company Turns 25
In December of this year, the Tulsa-based business the Teaco GROUP, specializing in data and telephone cabling, will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Originally founded in December 1983 by Pat Teague and his wife Madeline, the company has longstanding experience and expertise in copper, fiber optics and wireless cabling as well as data and voice communications. Teaco was the first fiber optics company in the state of Oklahoma and one of the first in this part of the country.
Arvest Bank Experiences Amazing Growth
Arvest Bank has displayed phenomenal growth since its entry into Oklahoma in 1991 with the acquisition of Village South National Bank and later that year with the purchase of State Federal. At the time, Arvest had less than $200 million in total assets in the Tulsa market.
Tulsa’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the Best in the Region
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced the winners of the 2008 Regional Hispanic Leadership and Business Excellence Awards, during the 29th Annual National Convention and Business Expo held recently at the Sacramento Convention Center in California.
Committee Formed to Help Market Downtown Tulsa
Tulsan’s seem to be coming down with “the everybody does their own thing” syndrome, and the Tulsa Metro Chamber is finding out quickly that getting everyone on the same team is crucial to the vibrancy of downtown Tulsa.
L&M Open House
FUN TIME: L&M Owners Gordon and Cari Marshall held an open house Sept. 30 at L&M Office Furniture, 4444 S. 91st E. Ave.
From left: Gordon Marshall, and Knoll Office Furniture representatives Marlynn Burgess, Diana Lachica, Angela Paluso and Beth Goff, Cari Marshall and Knoll’s Bruce Wiggs.
EMSA Celebrates 30 Years
Thirty years ago this month, the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) started in Tulsa as a rather unconventional project, the first ambulance service of its kind in the nation. Since then, EMSA has become an international model for emergency medical response, providing service to 16 Oklahoma communities including Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Business & People Notes
Daniel C. Cameron has joined Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers as assistant publisher. He is a graduate of Jenks High School and holds a B.S. in biological anthropology from the University of Oregon in Eugene. His duties include assisting in the functions of the paper, including editing, writing, photography, marketing, delivery, Web site management, graphics and the overall advancement of the publication.
Alternative Fuels Law Group
The law firm of Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C. is the first in the state to form an alternative fuels law practice group. According to Richard Edmonson, of counsel for the firm, the rise in oil prices has started the region moving in the direction of broadening its energy base and this part of the country is well positioned to play a significant nationwide role in the development of new energy options.
Could Tulsa’s Next Big Thing Be Alternative Energy?
How ironic would it be if the once Oil Capital of the World would evolve into the Alternative Energy Capital of the World? It would take the same entrepreneurial spirit characterized by foresight and commitment to duplicate the city’s storied past of petroleum dominance, but anyone thinking this is a farfetched notion should take a closer look at some interesting developments right here in America’s Most Beautiful City.
OCCU Celebrates Merger
Oklahoma Central Credit Union held an Open House/Grand Opening to celebrate the successful merger with WilServ Credit Union Sept. 6. The event took place at the 8080 S. Yale Ave. location.
Business & People Notes
First Fidelity Bank has named Mike McClendon as a commercial relationship manager for the bank’s Tulsa market. He brings more than 22 years of financial strategy and consulting experience to his position. As a commercial relationship manager, McClendon is responsible for the acquisition, retention and expansion of commercial business clients.
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