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Oklahoma business briefs, April 5

Oklahoma business briefs, April 5
Published: April 5, 2013

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Call center to add 100 jobs

— A call center in Bartlesville is adding 100 positions to accommodate demands from a new customer. Sitel held a job fair on Thursday and says it is hiring customer service agents and support staff. The positions will be filled during April and May. The company says its new client is one of the nation's largest providers of cable television and broadband services. Sitel didn't name the new customer. Sitel is a privately held company that's owned by Onex Corp. of Canada.

Barbecue-judging class set

— A class on barbecue judging will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center. The class is designed to help participants gain judging experience and improve their taste-testing skills; attendees also receive a certified judging manual and a judging badge. It will be taught by Ed Roith, of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Cost is $60 for society members and $85 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit

Insurance firm salutes agencies

— Fourteen agencies were given BlueLeaders status by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma for 2013-2014. Additionally, 12 previous members maintained their status and two new agencies — Capitol Benefits Group and Summit Financial Group — joined the program. BlueLeaders are the insurer's top performing agents in new group sales and retention. Agencies achieving BlueLeaders status include: Bainswest; Wilcox & McGrath Insurance; Bigbie, Hensley & Janway Insurance Agency; CABA; Capitol Benefits Group; Catalyst Benefits Group; Dillingham Benefits; Gallagher Benefit Services; Maschino, Hudelson & Associates; Plan Benefit Analysts; Stockton & Associates; Strategic Employee Benefit Services of Oklahoma; Summit Financial Group; and Willis of Oklahoma.

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