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Oklahoma business briefs for March 20.
Published: March 20, 2013

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Livestock donated to feed poor

Dozens of animals were donated by 2013 Oklahoma Youth Expo participants to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids backpack program. Meat from the donated animals is processed into protein sticks and included in the backpacks. The Diamond Hats, a group of rural women who support the livestock industry, established the program, which gives the winning 4-H club or FFA chapter a trophy at the Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions, a $500 donation and lunch with industry representatives. The expo continues through Friday at State Fair Park.

Business ethics seminar set

The Moore Chamber of Commerce will host a business ethics seminar from 8 to 10 a.m. March 27. Jan Astani will discuss how to incorporate honesty, integrity and ethics into a solid business foundation. Cost is $35. The event will be at the chamber office, 305 W Main. To register, call 476-9138 or email

Guard nominates employers

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department operational committee, said 35 Oklahoma Guard and Reserve members nominated their employers for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The agency received 2,899 nominations nationwide. The Freedom Award is the Defense Department's highest recognition for employers supporting employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Up to 15 award recipients will be announced this summer and honored in Washington, D.C., later this year at the 18th annual Freedom Award ceremony. A list of nominations from all 50 states, Guam-Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia is available at Semifinalists for the 2013 Freedom Award will be announced later this spring.

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