Oklahoma Tech & Science

Building the Future: Recognizing the Construction and Real Estate Trends Shaping Tomorrow

23 02 2018

Futurist Jack Uldrich shares his insights on emerging and converging trends in construction and real estate at three events this month. Press Release - updated: Feb 23, 2018 14:00 CST PHOENIX, February 23, 2018 - Best-selling author Jack Uldrich returns to Phoenix today to share his insights with the Urban Land Institute of Arizona. A frequent speaker on construction and real estate trends, Uldrich helps leaders in these industries recognize the emerging trends and technologies transforming their future.  Earlier this month, Uldrich was in Minneapolis to speak to the Excelsior Group, a full-service real estate firm. On Feb. 27, he will be back in Minneapolis to speak to leaders with Mortenson Construction on the technologies shaping their industry.   In his presentations, Uldrich highlights a variety of trends and technologies affecting the future of these industries, including obvious innovations like 3D printing, artificial...

Nextep Expands Business to Nashville

23 02 2018

Press Release - updated: Feb 23, 2018 10:36 CST NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 23, 2018 - ​​​​​Nextep is pleased to announce its expansion to Nashville, Tennessee. “Expanding our business to Tennessee was an easy decision,” says Brian Fayak, Nextep’s CEO and President. “When we saw the diverse industries, affordable cost of living, and excellent workforce candidates, we knew we wanted a true partnership with Nashville; one in which we create career opportunities for its citizens and partner with small and medium-sized businesses to help them be more successful.” As a certified professional employer organization (CPEO), Nextep provides comprehensive employee benefits, human resources consulting, payroll, and risk & compliance solutions for businesses throughout the United States. Through the PEO relationship, company owners and employees gain access to big-business benefits, technology, and support delivered by friendly experts. We're excited to be part of the...

Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa Reveals New Website Design

23 02 2018

    EDMOND, OK, February 23, 2018 -- For over 10 years, Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has been a destination for high-quality cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments. Now, founding plastic surgeon Dr. Jayesh Panchal has announced the launch of a new website design that highlights his emphasis on patient comfort and building trust."We have a great new website," he said. "Unlike other websites that focus on the plastic surgeon, ours is designed to educate and allow the people in the community to learn about what it takes to keep looking young."Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has offices in Edmond, Moore and Lawton, Oklahoma. Dr. Panchal maintains a dual focus on plastic surgery for women and men. Team members led by certified physician assistant Tiffany Bankston offer the latest in non-surgical medical spa services.Website visitors who want to see examples of the results Dr. Panchal and his team have achieved can view procedure-specific before-and-after...

NewBrick by Dryvit Announces Endorsement Deal with PGA Tour Professional Brad Faxon

22 02 2018

WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dryvit Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of NewBrick and North America’s leading manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), announced today that PGA Tour Professional Brad Faxon has signed an endorsement deal with Dryvit to promote NewBrick. Dryvit launched NewBrick in January 2017, offering architects, contractors, and building owners a breakthrough product that matches clay brick’s classic size and appearance while offering state-of-the-art engineering and lightweight technology to meet today’s building challenges. Faxon is an eight-time PGA tour winner who currently plays on the PGA Champions Tour, previously known as the PGA Senior Tour. He is also a current on-air golf analyst and commentator for FOX Sports. Faxon is a noted philanthropist, having created the Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children with fellow PGA Tour Pro Billy Andrade in 1990. The charity has donated more than $8 million dollars since its creation for needy...

Mercury Insurance Helps Homeowners Protect Their Vital Home Systems

22 02 2018

Repairing or replacing electronics, appliances and major home systems can run into the thousands of dollars. Mercury’s Home Systems Protection provides coverage for these items when home systems break down or need to be replaced. LOS ANGELES February 22, 2018 Smart homes, from energy-saving thermostats to electronic smart locks, are part of a growing technology trend that continues to evolve and shape consumers’ lives at home. These systems can bring added security and comforts, but are also expensive to purchase and repair. Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) offers Home Systems Protection, a coverage option designed to help homeowners pay for unexpected repair and replacement costs for kitchen and laundry appliances, heating and cooling systems, home entertainment equipment, home security systems, smart home systems and more due to electrical or mechanical breakdown. “Repairing or replacing electronics, appliances and major home systems can run into the thousands of dollars,”...

Inolife Technologies Inc. Concludes Tri-Merger Agreement with Bitcoin Generation Inc.

22 02 2018

BARTLESVILLE, OK, Feb. 22, 2018 -- Inolife Technologies Inc. (OTC: INOL) announced today that it has closed the Tri-Merger between Inolife Technologies Inc., Inolife Technologies Operations, and Bitcoin Generation.According to the Tri-Merger Agreement as filed with the State of Oklahoma, the OTC and Regulators, Bitcoin Generation Inc. is the issuer successor to Inolife Technologies Inc. per section 1081 (g) of the OCGL.The company will proceed with the FINRA request to change its name to Bitcoin Generation Inc. as well as request new ticker symbol.  The company issued a total of 770,000,000 common shares resulting in a total of 850,537,176 common shares issued and outstanding and 10,000 Preferred F issued and outstanding.  No options, or warrants are outstanding.Bitcoin Generation Inc. is a company specializing in the development of Blockchain technology application, crypto currency mining, and crypto currency trading.  The company has also issued and owns 21 million Bitcoin...

U.S. News Announces Keynote Speakers for Workforce of Tomorrow Conference

22 02 2018

More than 75 renowned leaders in industry, education, government, the nonprofit world and more are slated to speak at this year's conference, which will focus on proven solutions and promising strategies to improve STEM education and workforce development. This year's theme is "Skills, Jobs and the New Collar Economy," and the program will put a special emphasis on what's working to help prepare the next generation of talent. Speakers include: Opening Keynote, April 5: Joseph Aoun, President, Northeastern University Scott Cheney, Executive Director, Credential Engine Chris Cortez, Vice President, Military Affairs, Microsoft Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company Tyra Mariani, Executive Vice President, New America Elaine Mason, Vice President, People Planning, Design and Analytics, Cisco Ron Ottinger, Director, STEM Next, University of San Diego Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO Nicole Smith, Research Professor and Chief Economist,...

ITS Logistics announces promotion of Jamie Lawson to CFO

22 02 2018

RENO, Nev., Feb. 22, 2018 -- ITS Logistics announces that Jamie Lawson has been elevated to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Lawson started at the company in 2014 as Controller before being promoted to Director of Finance, and now to CFO and a position on the executive team. "Jamie has been instrumental over the past 4 years helping build and develop a first-class accounting department," says Dan Allen, former CFO and company co-founder. "Under her leadership, we have seen the development of great talent, improved service to our internal and external customers, and the utilization of some great new technology. Jamie has clearly demonstrated her ability to lead ITS in the top finance role." Lawson started out in the accounting field after completing her Accounting and Finance degree at Oklahoma Baptist University. She has worked in public accounting for CPA firms in Oklahoma, California and Nevada. Lawson first obtained her CPA license in California, and then in Nevada upon moving...

CenterPoint Energy reports full-year 2017 earnings of $4.13 per diluted share; $1.37 per diluted share on a guidance basis excluding tax reform impacts

22 02 2018

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2018 -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today reported full-year 2017 net income of $1,792 million, or $4.13 per diluted share, compared to net income of $432 million, or $1.00 per diluted share in 2016. On a guidance basis, full-year 2017 earnings were $3.93 per diluted share, which includes a one-time tax benefit of $1,113 million related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) federal income tax rate reduction. Excluding the tax benefit, on a guidance basis, full-year 2017 earnings were $1.37 per diluted share, consisting of $0.99 from utility operations and $0.38 from midstream investments. Full-year 2016 earnings on a guidance basis were $1.16 per diluted share, consisting of $0.88 from utility operations and $0.28 from midstream investments. Fourth quarter 2017 earnings were $2.99 per diluted share, compared to $0.23 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2016. Excluding the tax benefit, on a guidance basis, fourth quarter 2017 earnings were $0.33 per...

Nonprofit welaunch to Co-sponsor an Ag-tech and Food-tech Tour of Israel to Establish Business Ties Between Silicon Prairie and the Start-up Nation

21 02 2018

(welaunch.org), a U.S.-based not-for-profit facilitating U.S. and Israel business development and investment opportunities, is co-sponsoring an Israel tour, May 6-10, promoting commerce, investment an The Israel tour, May 6-10, focuses on opportunities in agriculture and food technologies that can bring ideas and partnerships from Israel, known as the Start-up Nation, to the Midwest, known as Silicon Prairie. CHICAGO February 21, 2018 welaunch (welaunch.org), a U.S.-based not-for-profit facilitating U.S. and Israel business development and investment opportunities, is co-sponsoring an Israel tour, May 6-10, promoting commerce, investment and partnerships between Israel and the Silicon Prairie (a multi-state region comprised of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indianapolis, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin). welaunch is collaborating with the Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest and The Jewish National Fund (JNF). Focusing...

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