Google funds computer labs
Google this week awarded three grants to fund computer labs in Mayes County. Google said it will give $62,500 to Pryor Public Schools for three elementary school laptop labs and a robotics program at the secondary level. The Internet company also awarded $50,000 to the Thunderbird Youth Academy for computers, software and equipment to expand access to the Internet and other technology for the academy's GED and credit recovery program. Google also awarded $10,000 for a computer lab at Safenet Services, a certified domestic violence and sexual assault agency in Rogers and Mayes Counties.
MESA acquires Premier Cathodic
TULSA — Corrosion control services provider MESA has acquired Washington-based Premier Cathodic Protection Inc., the company announced Tuesday. The deal will create one of North America's largest providers of cathodic protection and pipeline integrity solutions. “With our strength in the Mid-Continent, and Premier's reputation and experience in the northwest, MESA is well-positioned to serve customers coast to coast,” CEO Terry May said. Premier, which will become part of MESA's specialty operations division, has expertise in providing cathodic protection for storage tanks, marine facilities and directional drilling installations.
Bank board appoints Alan Sing
DUNCAN — Bank of Commerce said Wednesday its board of directors appointed Alan Sing as director and executive vice president. Sing has a bachelor's degree in organizational management from John Brown University and a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has more than 32 years of experience in commercial and executive lending. “We are thrilled to have Alan join our team,” said Joe D. Morris, chairman and CEO. “He is a leader in this industry. His vast banking expertise, commitment, customer focus and ties to the community are a perfect fit with Bank of Commerce's goals. Alan will help the bank grow by expanding our commercial lending portfolio further strengthening our ties to the business community.” Bank of Commerce is a full-service, locally owned bank that has more than $155 million in assets.
IBC prepares Guthrie project
GUTHRIE — IBC Bank-Oklahoma broke ground on Thursday for a new building for its branch in Guthrie. The new building is scheduled to open in the spring. “Our investment in the Guthrie branch tangibly demonstrates IBC Bank's commitment to providing superior customer service in a modern, welcoming environment,” CEO Tom Travis said. “Our successes have come as a result of an innovative attitude to ‘Do More' for our customers and the communities in which we serve.”
From Staff Reports