Edward Jones a Best Place to Work
The financial services firm Edward Jones was recently named the No. 2 large-sized company on the “Best Places to Work in Oklahoma” ranking.
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The sisters of St. Joseph Monastery elected Sister Christine Ereiser, OSB, as their new prioress during the monastery’s 2007 community meetings. Sister Christine will follow Sister Barbara Austin, who completes her term as prioress on July 1, 2007. The prioress of a Benedictine community is not only the spiritual leader of the community, but the president of the corporation. St. Joseph Monastery is located at the corner of 21st & Lewis.
Lucky Lindy Lands and Tulsa Municipal Airport Takes Off
Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a multi-part series about the growth of the aviation industry in greater Tulsa and throughout the region. The series explores the many unique contribution made by Tulsans to what has become a major aspect of the area economy. The editors of GTR Newspapers want to acknowledge and thank the Tulsa Historic Society, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum, the Tulsa County Library System, the Tulsa Rotary Club and The Beryl Ford Collection for research assistance and the use of many of the historic photos that accompany the articles.
ExpressJet Launches Service from Tulsa
ExpressJet celebrated its inaugural flight from Tulsa International Airport April 16. In attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony prior to passengers boarding were Tulsa International Airport Director Jeff Mulder, City Council member Roscoe Turner, ExpressJet Senior Director of Customer Service Ewan Barr and ExpressJet Vice President Fred Junek.
Summit Bank Celebrates 5th Year
Summit Bank commemorated its five-year anniversary recently with a reception for clients and friends at the bank’s Park Towers Office Building location, 5314 S. Yale Ave.
New Cricket Plans
Increasing the value of its offerings, Cricket Communications, Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, has announced a new rate plan that includes unlimited advantage of the industry’s most competitive rates.
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Arkansas Valley State Bank (AVSB) has announced the addition of Charles (Charlie) R. Martin to its lending team. As senior vice president and commercial lender, Charlie will be the senior officer managing the bank’s new Stone Wood Hills branch slated to open with a temporary building in approximately 90 days while construction begins on a permanent branch building. AVSB also announced the recent hiring of Kyndel Waters as business development officer. A native of Tulsa, Kyndel graduated from OSU with a degree in marketing and comes to AVSB with five years of sales and marketing experience. For more information about AVSB, please contact LaTaunya Williams at (918) 259-2739 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Community Bank and Trust Names Harmon Chairman
The Board of Directors of Community Bank and Trust elected Wesley M. Harmon Chairman at a recent board meeting. Harmon graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and began his banking career in his hometown of Clinton, Ark. in 1964. In 1985 he moved to Tulsa, joining Community Bank as vice president of lending. Harmon was promoted to manager of the loan department and senior vice president in 1987. The Board of Directors promoted Harmon to executive vice president and elected him to the Board in 1992.
Resonance to Open CertiRestore Business Program
To resonate means to affect an object in a way that has profound impact. The morning tide creates waves in a calm ocean. A rock thrown creates ripples across a pond. Each produces a lasting effect. In Tulsa, Resonance also means a non-profit organization making huge strides to help local female ex-offenders make positive changes in their lives.
SBA People of the Year
The United States Small Business Administration has named four Tulsans among the Oklahoma Small Business People of the Year. They were recognized at a recent reception at the Tulsa Metro Chamber.
Tulsa Press Club Names Linda Sponsler President
The Tulsa Press Club has elected Linda Sponsler of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma as its president for 2007.
Ziva Branstetter, projects editor of the Tulsa World, has been named vice president. Andrea Myers of Williams is secretary and Jake Dollarhide of Longbow Assets Management is treasurer.
35 YEARS: Ed Bettinger was honored by his fellow employees and other friends for serving 35 years with the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. From left at a company outing are Jak Kidwell, Bettinger, Carole Hicks, Lisa Johnson and Jackie Butts. Bettinger is a member of the PSO Corporate Communications department.
SJS Hotels Offer Convenient Luxury
At SJS Hospitality LLC, lodging is their commodity but customer service is their business.
It was the market’s need for more lodging venues that brought Jeff Hartman and his investor/partners to the greater Tulsa metro area. What has followed has been brand awards and higher than projected occupancy rates. Hartman, SJS Hospitality’s managing partner, explains the rewards have been the result of good old fashioned hard work and superior employee attitudes.
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Arkansas Valley State Bank announces the promotions of several employees.
Joe Mann, Commercial Lender at AVSB’s Mingo Branch, has been promoted to vice president.
Members of Leadership Oklahoma helped to unload items at the Harvard Goodwill pickup store. From left are Steve Williamson, Karen Keith, Curtis Dinan,Read More
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