Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 17

Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 17
Oklahoman Published: January 17, 2014
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Airport displays two sculptures

Two bronze sculptures by one of the most renowned American artists of the 20th century are on display at Will Rogers World Airport. The sculptures by Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser, a Lawton native, are on loan from the family foundation that represents his estate. “We are very proud to be able to bring these impressive works of art to the airport,” airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said. A sculpture titled “Prayer” is in the central concourse near the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, while a smaller work called “The Future” is on the lower level by Baggage Claim 4. The art will be displayed the rest 2014.

Paycom receives Vision Award

The Oklahoma City-based nationwide online payroll and human resources company Paycom was presented the Vision Award by the Exchange Club of Oklahoma City on Thursday. Exchange Club spokesman Jim Rice said members created the award in 1987 when Oklahoma was feeling the negative effect of business mergers, acquisitions and closings, to recognize entrepreneurs who “believe Oklahoma is the place for their corporate headquarters and that Oklahomans make great employees." Paycom chief executive and founder Chad Richison in 1998 started the company. As of 2012, Paycom operated in 17 states, had annual revenues of more than $76 million and employed more than 700. Previous Vision Award winners include American Floral Services, Devon Energy, American Fidelity Assurance Co., Midwest Trophy, Joe Esco Tire Co., Hobby Lobby/Mardel, Express Personnel Services, Eateries Inc. and McClain RV.