Oklahoma business briefs, Aug. 8

Oklahoma business briefs, Aug. 8, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

Oklahoma briefs

Bank officer named for honors

David Cottle, banking officer at Coppermark Bank, has been named an “Honors Graduate” of the 2012 Oklahoma Bankers Association Intermediate School. Cottle was selected for the Intermediate School honor based on his work on the school's exam and his contributions and participation in class. He was chosen by the school's regents, staff, faculty and students. Cottle was among 29 students who attended the school in February and June of this year at the association's Harris Event Center in Oklahoma City. The Intermediate School, conducted annually, prepares junior to midlevel bank officers and future officers to serve the needs of their banks and consumers.

Williams Partners targets debt

Williams Partners LP said Tuesday it will sell 8.5 million stock units to pay down debt. The Tulsa-based natural gas pipeline partnership said it will give underwriters a 30-day option to buy up to 1.275 million additional units. Williams Partners shares slipped $1.87, or 3.5 percent to $51.20 during after-hours trading after gaining 47 cents to close at $53.07 Tuesday.

Free project workshop set

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Supportive Services Division is sponsoring a free workshop to recruit Oklahoma heavy construction firms interested in working on federally funded projects. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 14 at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Center for Economic and Business Development, 301 E. Davis St. in Weatherford. SWOSU Business Development Specialist Lisa Thiessen said the goal of the workshop is to understand the needs of the DBE community better and to identify businesses that can become active participants in the program. Transportation Department staff will be available for individual consultation with local companies interested in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises program on Aug. 15, by appointment. The workshop is free, but advance registration is encouraged by calling (580) 774-3039 or by emailing Thiessen at lisa.thiessen@swosu.edu.

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