• Oklahoma City metro-area briefs

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for July 23.

  • Parkway Cleaners owner starts Edmond-based business lender

    By Catherine Sweeney, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Mark Neighbors started American Business Funders this year. Neighbors, who owns Parkway Cleaners at 136 E Fifth and several other companies, has been managing businesses for decades.

  • Island Influence: Caribbean flavor wins favor at Open Flame event in Oklahoma City

    BY DAVE CATHEY | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The Food Dude serves up Caribbean flavors with help from veteran Oklahoma City Ryan Parrott at the most recent “Open Flame” at American Propane.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for July 23

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 23, 2013

  • Old Southwestern Bell rate case is back before Oklahoma Supreme Court

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Two customers of the former Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. have filed a class-action lawsuit to reopen an Oklahoma Corporation Commission case decided in 1989.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for July 23

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs: July 23, 2014

  • Stage Center demolition begins in earnest

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Salvaging of materials from Stage Center is complete and building demolition is proceeding this week with plans to have the site cleared by September to make way for construction of a new headquarters for OGE Energy Corp. in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Aubrey McClendon plans day care and fitness center on unfinished wine cellar site

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Designs submitted to the Oklahoma City Planning Department show plans for a 18,000-square-foot American Energy Partners day care center on the southwest corner of NW 68 and Classen Boulevard.

  • Investment in ongoing downtown, development could reach $1 billion

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    If one adds up all of the projects under construction or set to get underway this year in Oklahoma City, the number easily exceeds $250 million. Add up what’s still in the works, that total will be dwarfed by a figure that will exceed $1 billion.

  • Summer is the season for hot dogs

    From staff reports | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    National Hot Dog Day is Wednesday. In Oklahoma City, there are numerous places to pig out on hot dogs, including the familiar franks of Coney Island Hot Dogs downtown and the gourmet dogs at Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs.

  • Edmond reschedules Life Size Game Day for September

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The Edmond parks and recreation department’s first Life Size Game Day has been rescheduled for Sept. 27. The event originally was scheduled for last Saturday but was postponed due to a lack of sponsorship.

  • Community news in brief

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

  • Local rapper speaks out after canceled TV appearance

    By Nathan Poppe, npoppe@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    In a strange turn of events, Oklahoma City-based hip hop performer Jabee Williams was booted off of KSBI's “Oklahoma Live!” set Monday morning. According to a statement issued Monday afternoon, Williams, 30, and his backing band were unloading equipment when executive producer Ted Maguire met with Williams in KSBI's studio. Jabee was told there was an oversight and his band needed to leave. When pressed for more information about the oversight, the statement claimed Maguire had not realized Jabee was a hip-hop act and the station was moving in a different direction with its music guests. “It was a blatant form of discrimination,” Williams shared in a Facebook post. “We were treated and talked to so rudely that we

  • Oklahoma business briefs for May 22, 2014

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 22, 2014

  • Frozen food maker to close Tulsa plant

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    About 70 workers will lose jobs at Windsor Foods in Tulsa.

  • Oklahoma saw the rise and fall of Harold's clothing chain

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Norman-based clothing chain was a success story that collapsed amid a change in ownership and the Great Recession.

  • Eagle & Beagle for July 20, 2014.

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma’s high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Oklahoma City company's flooring projects get Coverings top ratings

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Frontier Elementary School’s flooring was tops with Coverings, a trade show that recently recognized installer Bentley Flooring and the designer, The Stacy Group, with its Installation and Design Award.

  • Oklahoma City retirement home files for bankruptcy relief after $15.1 million judgment

    BY MATT DINGER, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Epworth Villa president promises “no change in service” because of reorganization petition

  • Healthy lifestyles driving real estate development, even in Oklahoma City

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    New publications by the Urban Land Institute and the firm formerly known as Ernst & Young outline real estate development projects with a healthy lifestyle focus and the role of infrastructure in meeting millennials’ desire for changes in property and community design. These preferences affect millennials’ decisions in Oklahoma City.