• Agriculture grabs focus of many Oklahomans at BIO convention

    BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Representatives of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Oklahoma State University were among those attending the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Philadelphia.

  • Weird trash means cash for store

    Brianna Bailey  Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    7's Oddities is a junk store at its finest, says owner Eric "Seven" Chapman in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City-area food industry loses another pioneer with death of Joe Dodson

    BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor dcathey@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The Oklahoma City food industry lost one of its earliest pioneers last week when Joe Dodson died at age 91 on June 9.

  • Oklahomans make several connections at biotech event

    BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The Oklahoma Bioscience Association’s delegation on Tuesday traveled from Oklahoma to Philadelphia to promote the state’s bioscience sector during the 2015 international convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

  • Investor's hospital stake gets $9.3 million

     BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writerbbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Foundation HealthCare said Monday it had sold its interest in the Heritage Park Surgical Hospital to Texas Health Venture Heritage Park LLC, a joint enterprise of the Baylor Hospital System and United Surgical Partners International.

  • Testing concepts with potential clients is a key step for entrepreneurs

    BY SCOTT MEACHAM | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Scott Meacham writes that testing business concepts is a good way to make sure entrepreneurs don't invest scarce resources to create a prototype based on a concept not geared toward the target markets they plan to serve.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, June 14, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. embarks on 2.5-megawatt solar pilot project

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. said its $7.5 million pilot project will test the benefits of solar from two perspectives: the customer’s side of the meter and solar power directly connected to the grid through the distribution system. The utility has installed the first of two solar farms at its Mustang plant in far west Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma business briefs, June 12

    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs, June 12, 2015.

  • Jury awards Oklahoma man $6 million in asbestos lawsuit

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Michael D. Galier, 51, of Moore, OK, filed the product liability lawsuit in 2012 after he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. A jury found for him in his claims against Murco Wall Products of Fort Worth, Texas, and Welco Manufacturing Co. of North Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for June 11

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 11, 2015

  • Welcome to Oklahoma City aka 'Big Brain Mecca'

    BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Robust bioscience sector draws top-notch talent to Oklahoma City

  • First National tenants may have more time to relocate

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The California developer set to buy First National Center this summer wants tenants to know they will likely have more than 60 days to find new arrangements and they may be offered a chance to temporarily relocate within the complex during construction. Tenants said Tuesday they were notified by building management the property is set to sell on July 22 and they will have 60 days to vacate. But in an interview with The Oklahoman on Wednesday, the buyer, Stephen Goodman, said construction requiring tenants to leave won’t begin “for at least six months.” “It’s not our desire to relocate or displace anyone,” Goodman said. “But we have health hazard issues with asbestos removal that still must be done.

  • Oklahoma business briefs: June 10, 2015

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs: June 10, 2015

  • Oklahoma City development Chisholm Creek may get Republic Gastropub, 300 apartments

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Planning Commission will consider a zoning change on June 11 for multifamily housing at the northwest Oklahoma City development of Chisholm Creek.

  • Oklahomans, employers turn to social media wagering for healthy weight goals

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Hundreds of employers nationwide, including in Oklahoma, are embracing social media wagering as a complement to existing wellness programs.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission judge says no to replacing OG&E's Mustang plant in $1.1 billion compliance case

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    The administrative law judge who presided over a month-long case to recover $1.1 billion from Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. customers has recommended against pre-approval for replacing the utility’s aging Mustang plant. The administrative law judge’s report goes to the three-person Corporation Commission, which has the final vote in the case.

  • Business Tech Bytes for June 9

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Business Tech Bytes for June 9, 2015

  • Executive Q&A: Second-generation mortician proud to serve Oklahoma families

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Executive Q&A: John Ireland, a Moore, Oklahoma, funeral home owner, went to college to help wayward youth, before realizing his heart was in his father’s industry.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, June 7. 2015

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

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




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