Oklahoma Business

Draft2Digital Partners with Findaway Voices for Indie Audiobooks

2017-07-18

Today marks the launch of a partnership between publishing aggregator, Draft2Digital, and audiobook production service, Findaway Voices. The partnership opens opportunities for independent authors and publishers to easily produce and distribute audiobooks to over 170 markets, including Amazon’s Audible and Apple iTunes. Indie authors can now produce and publish audiobooks with many of the same advantages gained from independent eBook publishing. Oklahoma City, OK, July 18, 2017– Draft2Digital and Findaway Voices Partnership Aims to Challenge Audible’s ACX Program. Today marks the launch of a partnership between publishing aggregator, Draft2Digital, and audiobook production service, Findaway Voices. The partnership opens opportunities for independent authors and publishers to easily produce and distribute audiobooks to over 170 markets, including Amazon’s Audible and Apple iTunes. Indie authors can now produce and...

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, E. Davon Kelly Receives Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Award and Kicks Off Charity Golf Tournament for the 13th Man Summer Classics

2017-07-14

    LANDOVER, MD, July 14, 2017 — Since 2003, E. Davon Kelly, a native of Forestville, MD has operated a business in Prince George’s County that includes a management consulting firm (NOVAD), two upscale barbershops (My Barber’s Lounge), a beauty and barber salon (Salon DK) and a nonprofit organization, The 13th Man. To recognize his mentoring, leadership, dedication charitable work in the community, Davon Kelly was selected as the 4th Community Leadership Award Recipient by Walrus Oyster & Ale House, in partnership with the Prince George’s...

Security Locksmith Services Offer Locksmith Services to Offices, Residential Houses and Vehicles
Security Locksmith Services Offer Locksmith Services to Offices, Residential Houses and Vehicles

2017-07-13

Oklahoma City, OK, July 12, 2017 – Based in Oklahoma City, Security Locksmith Services is a company that offers top-notch and specialized locksmith solutions for offices, residential houses, and vehicles. They are led by their commitment to preserving the finest standards of services, and their customers are their main focus. Also, they strive to guarantee adequate safety with their technical proficiency and experience and ensure they are always driven by the principles of honesty and integrity. On why clients should use their services, their Marketing Executive said, “We uphold validity in offering our services as it is our top privilege. We firmly observe the local and state regulations and abide by the USA quality standards relevant to this industry. Our specialists are...

Akraya Founder, Sonu Ratra Opens Her Business and Home to Afghan and Rwandan Entrepreneurs
Akraya Founder, Sonu Ratra Opens Her Business and Home to Afghan and Rwandan Entrepreneurs

2017-07-12

Akraya Founder, Sonu Ratra Opens Her Business and Home to Afghan and Rwandan Entrepreneurs Akraya will be hosting and mentoring 2 delegates from Afghanistan and Rwanda from July 15th to July 20th. Celine Uwnineza, is the founder of Right Seat, a Human Resources firm in Rwanda and Masoom Ibrahimi, is an award-winning Documentary Filmmaker in Afghanistan. Both women will spend the week meeting with the Akraya team, learning best practices, and strategies they can apply to their business when they return to their countries. Santa Clara, CA, July 12, 2017– Oklahoma City-based non-profit, Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women’s (IEEW) PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program has brought 30 women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda to the United States for global mentorship for the past 10 years. Sonu Ratra, Co-Founder of Akraya Inc, serves on National Board of Directors at the Institute for Economic Empowerment...

Anchor Glass Container Corporation Appoints Nipesh Shah as Chief Executive Officer
Anchor Glass Container Corporation Appoints Nipesh Shah as Chief Executive Officer

2017-07-12

TAMPA, Fla., July 11, 2017 – Anchor Glass Container Corporation (“Anchor Glass”), a leading North American manufacturer of premium glass packaging products, announced today that Nipesh Shah has been named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shah will succeed Jim Fredlake, who informed the board of his intention to retire from Anchor Glass. The appointment is effective July 24, 2017, and from that date, Mr. Shah will assume responsibility for the ongoing operations of Anchor Glass and will join the Board of Directors. Mr. Shah joins Anchor Glass from Consolidated Container Company, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Consumer and Industrial Group. Previously, Mr. Shah held a number of senior positions at Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. from 2004 to 2014. Mr....

Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift Now Accepting Submissions
Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift Now Accepting Submissions

2017-07-11

Our intent is to support the people working to make the fairgrounds better. Grinnell, Iowa July 11, 2017 — Grinnell Mutual is accepting submissions for its 2017 Fairground Facelift promotion, a project that helps local fairgrounds in its writing territories improve their facilities. The campaign offers five grants totaling $7,000 to county fairgrounds to help make a lasting impact for the fairground and the people who use it. “We understand the importance of the fairgrounds in local communities as people come together for events and activities,” said Grinnell Mutual Director of Advertising and Community Relations Barb Baker. “The Fairground Facelift is Grinnell Mutual’s...

John Gerrard Fewel Recognized By Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Research Administration
John Gerrard Fewel Recognized By Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Research Administration

2017-07-10

    DUNCANVILLE, TX, July 10, 2017 — John Gerrard Fewel has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Mr. Fewel retired in 2003 following 36 years of administrating medical research, primarily working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In doing so, he has successfully overcome the dual challenges that accompany major medical institutions and government agencies, including managing compliance, fiscal matters, procurement, human resources, grants, contracts, laboratory safety, human and animal studies, engineering projects, inventory, and the production of material for scientific journals. Additionally, Mr. Fewel has served as president and chair of the Miracle Wish Foundation since...

Nextep Puts Family First With New Policy
Nextep Puts Family First With New Policy

2017-07-07

NORMAN, Okla., July 7, 2017 — Nextep, a certified PEO based in Norman, Oklahoma, has unveiled a new family-positive policy that increases paid leave over 200 percent and allows more flexibility in the workplace. Taking a cue from best places to work, this policy goes even further, adding extended paid time off for life events. Highlights of the policy include expanded paid time off, paid time to care for a seriously ill family member, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, flexible schedules and work environments, and paid bereavement for up to one month. “We’ve always valued family and the commitments that go with it,” said Brian Fayak, Nextep President and CEO. “Now, we’re excited to have an official policy that puts that commitment to paper.” While businesses must honor the legal requirements for job-protected time off, increasing numbers additionally offer policies which protect the employee financially, providing pay during those leaves...

Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication
Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

2017-07-06

Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication Tahlequah, OK, July 06, 2017– Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has been honored as a VIP Member for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 45 years in the field of religious ministry. About Dr. Carol E. Parrish HarraDr. Parrish Harra is the Bishop of The Chapel of Love-Wisdom which is an international Church providing religious services. The Church also assists Ministers and church personnel. Dr. Parrish Harra provides ministry and tele-classes, utilizing her ministry experience and specialized training. To date, she has led 48 international teaching trips with students. She serves as a Bishop with Ascension Alliance for Spiritual Renewal Ministry and actively lectures on the national and international circuits concerning interfaith church...

Taco Bueno names TM Advertising Creative Agency of Record

2017-07-06

QSR Chain to Beef Up Its Brand with Integrated Agency DALLAS,TX – 07/06/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Fresh on the heels of a major endorsement announcement with newly-drafted Dallas Cowboy Taco Charlton, Taco Bueno is pulling out all the stops and will be working with Dallas-based TM Advertising on brand strategy, broadcast creative, digital creative, consumer engagement, integrated media planning, packaging and in-store experience for the growing Mexican QSR. TM’s creative work will debut this fall as part of the brand’s new growth strategy. Sarah Beddoe, who joined Taco Bueno in February of this year as chief marketing officer, is at the helm of the renewed marketing efforts. “After a very competitive...

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