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Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 30, 2014
Oklahoman Published: August 30, 2014

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Ice cream, cupcake deal closes

The Oklahoma City-based owner of Dippin’ Dots ice cream and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis closed Friday on their acquisition of the cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop. “We are excited to leverage Marcus’ business turnaround expertise to revitalize the Crumbs brand and transform the company into a viable, ongoing business concern,” Scott Fischer, Fischer Enterprises chief operating officer said in a statement. “We plan to broaden Crumbs’ appeal with an enhanced assortment of premier sweets and snack foods from the Fischer Enterprises and Marcus Lemonis portfolio of companies while maintaining an emphasis on the decadent cupcakes for which Crumbs is famous.” Lemonis Fischer was the successful bidder for Crumbs’ assets through a voluntary Chapter 11 filing by Crumbs and received approval of the acquisition by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Fischer Enterprises, the owner of frozen treat maker Dippin’ Dots L.L.C. and Doc Popcorn LLC is a privately held investment company based in Oklahoma City. “Adding Crumbs to its portfolio of companies rounds out its product base and enhances the attractiveness of its portfolio assets,” it said in a news release.

Mercy names two officers

Mercy on Friday announced the appointment of Sara Bradley as chief financial officer and Rhett Stover as interim chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa. Mercy began managing the downtown Tulsa hospital in May. Before coming to OSU Medical Center, Bradley worked for Mercy as vice president of finance in Hot Springs, Ark. Stover is Mercy’s regional vice president of payer relations and contracting, but will transition to the new interim CEO position over the next few weeks while Mercy searches for a permanent CEO.

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