Oklahoma Business

Universal Group Expands Sales Team

2017-04-10

We are pleased to be able to support further growth of the company through these three excellent new hires for our Sales Team. – Nick Smith April 10, 2017 — The Universal Group, LLC, (“Universal”), a leading supplier of leaf springs, suspension systems and wheel end components to the commercial trailer, utility trailer and trucking industries is pleased to announce three new hires in its Sales Department. Jeff Gammage joins Universal as Director Of Business Development. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in the OEM, parts distribution, program management and aftermarket sales experience. He will be responsible for defining and building an expanded market position for Universal. Prior to coming to Universal, Jeff was West Coast Regional Sales Manager for Hutchens Industries. He previously held positions with Universal Trailer Cargo Group as a National Sales Manager overseeing...

Von Maur Department Store Opens First Location in Wisconsin

2017-04-08

DAVENPORT, Iowa, April 8, 2017 — Von Maur opened a new store today at The Corners of Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis.  The 150,000-square-foot store is the Company’s first location in Wisconsin. Known for its outstanding selection of brand name and specialty apparel, shoes, accessories and gifts, the store features products from leading brands such as Eileen Fisher, Free People, Coach, Joe’s Jeans and Tommy Bahama, among many others. Von Maur is also widely-regarded for its superior customer service, including an interest-free charge card, liberal return policy, free gift wrapping, and shipping services. Today’s opening marks the culmination of the retailer’s 15 year push to break into the Milwaukee area. During that time, the family-owned Company has strategically implemented its national growth plans. After expanding beyond its Midwestern footprint in 2011 with the opening of its first location in Georgia, Von Maur has since grown in additional new states...

Billy Sims BBQ Signs First Development Deal for Colorado
Billy Sims BBQ Signs First Development Deal for Colorado

2017-04-07

“This is our first development deal for 2017 with many more to open,” said Jeff Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Billy Sims BBQ. Colorado Springs April 07, 2017 — Billy Sims BBQ is heading West! The growing Tulsa-based barbecue franchise will open its first Colorado restaurant on April 7, 2017 at 3330 Austin Bluff Parkway owned by new franchisees Jeff and Kayla Hall. On April 8, 2017, legendary Detroit Lions player and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims will sign autographs and meet with fans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hall’s plan to open additional locations in Castle Rock and Pueblo, Colo. Founded by University of Oklahoma running back and 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims and co-founder and CEO Jeff Jackson, the...

Jacquelyn Ford Law Adds Attorney D. Casey Davis to its Roster
Jacquelyn Ford Law Adds Attorney D. Casey Davis to its Roster

2017-04-07

His experience and love for the law is an inspiration to many. Our clients just love Casey and he fits perfectly into our family. Oklahoma City, OK April 07, 2017 — Jacquelyn Ford Law recently added D. Casey Davis to its team of attorneys. Davis, who focuses on criminal defense, will be joining the firm as an associate partner. “We are super excited to have Casey Davis join the team. His experience and love for the law is an inspiration to many. Our clients just love Casey and he fits perfectly into our family,” said Jacquelyn L. Ford, founder of Jacquelyn Ford Law. Davis, a fifth-generation Oklahoman, earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma. He has dedicated his legal career to protecting the rights and liberties of his clients and championing the cause of justice for all Oklahomans....

Worldwide Facilities Becomes Exclusive OIPA Well Control Insurance…
Worldwide Facilities Becomes Exclusive OIPA Well Control Insurance…

2017-04-06

“This addition is a big win for OIPA members,” says OIPA Partners Program manager Phil Browder. Houston, TX April 06, 2017 — Worldwide Facilities – Houston, managing general agency, is proud to announce that they are now the exclusive partner for Well Control insurance through the OIPA’s Partners Program. Worldwide Facilities will offer qualifying OIPA members discounts on control of well, risk reduction, and loss control benefits. Best of all, these discounts will be made available through members’ existing insurance agents. “We are thrilled to partner with the OIPA,” says Worldwide Facilities Senior Vice President Matthew Begnaud. “Worldwide Facilities offers superior...

LUNG FORCE Heroes from Every State Join American Lung Association on…
LUNG FORCE Heroes from Every State Join American Lung Association on…

2017-04-05

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, and we’re bringing our message to Congress today for patients who need more treatment options and methods of early detection – Harold P. Wimmer, American Lung Association National President and CEO Washington, D.C. April 05, 2017 — Today, the American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE Heroes – those personally impacted by lung cancer – came together from all 50 states at the U.S. Capitol to press their Senators and Representatives to support lung cancer patients during the second annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day. These lung cancer advocates are pushing for increased funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will result in better treatments and methods of early detection, as well as quality, affordable healthcare so that people with or at risk for lung cancer can get the care they need. LUNG FORCE is uniting the nation in the fight against lung...

OnviSource Leverages the Highly Accurate Nuance Transcription Engine…
OnviSource Leverages the Highly Accurate Nuance Transcription Engine…

2017-04-05

Nuance Transcription Engine was selected … due to its speed and accuracy. Plano, TX April 05, 2017 — OnviSource, a leading provider of workforce optimization (WFO), workforce management (WFM) and customer experience management (CXM) solutions, has announced that after extensive evaluations it has selected and integrated the Nuance Transcription Engine (NTE) within the OnviSource speech-to-text (STT) and transcription product, called Captora™. OnviSource offers a unique and holistic solution for customer experience management, called OnVision™. OnVision captures, unifies and analyzes all data and media from the entire customer journey, including all systems and all multichannel customer interactions. The resulting actionable knowledge and trends are then used by OnVision’s decision-making...

Platts RigData: U.S. Rig Count Grows 77% Year Over Year in March
Platts RigData: U.S. Rig Count Grows 77% Year Over Year in March

2017-04-04

HOUSTON, April 4, 2017 — Platts RigData, a forecasting and analysis unit of S&P Global Platts, today announced the U.S. rig count for March 2017 was 901, up 67 (8%) from February 2017, and up 391 (77%) from March 2016. This rig count includes U.S. onshore, U.S. inland waters, and U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico drilling rigs. March U.S. land rig count: 852, up 61 from the previous month and up 399 from March 2016. March U.S. inland waters and Gulf of Mexico rig count: 49, up 6 from the previous month, and down 8 from March 2016. Platts RigData U.S. Rig Counts March2017 RigCounts PreviousMonthVariance VarianceYear overYear February2017 RigCounts March2016 RigCounts Colorado 31 0 13...

Learning Resources Partners with YMCAs and Scientists to Show Kids…
Learning Resources Partners with YMCAs and Scientists to Show Kids…

2017-04-04

Chicago, Illinois April 04, 2017 — Kids across the country are getting a hands-on science lesson thanks to a new partnership between Chicago-based toy manufacturer Learning Resources®, various YMCA after school programs and real-life scientists. “Science is Cool is an initiative intended to inspire children to love science,” said Marie LaPlante, Chief Marketing Officer for Learning Resources. “80% of kids would rather take out the garbage than do their science homework, so we’re showing them that science is fun!” Learning Resources is gifting participating YMCA programs with a set of new STEM toys, but the company isn’t stopping there. As part of the Science is Cool campaign,...

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