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.
Southwest to sell three banks
STILLWATER — Southwest Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiary, Bank SNB, have agreed to sell branch banks in Anthony, Harper and Overland Park, Kan. Bank branches in Anthony and Harper have a combined $123 million in deposits and will be purchased by Alva-based BancCentral. The Overland Park branch, which has $11 million in deposits, will be purchased by Wichita, Kan.-based Fidelity Bank. “We will work closely and cooperatively with each of the purchasers to ensure a smooth transition,” CEO Mark W. Funke said. Southwest will maintain Bank SNB offices in Hutchinson, South Hutchinson and Wichita, Kan.
BancFirst Corp. on Thursday reported profits of $13.9 million, or 88 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, up from $12.3 million, or 79 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Net income for the year was $54.3 million or $3.49 a share, up from $51.9 million or $3.36 per share in 2012. The Oklahoma City-based bank company said its net interest income for the fourth quarter was $41.9 million, down from $42.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Loans totaled $3.4 billion, up nearly $145 million from year end 2012. Total deposits of $5.4 billion were comparable to year end 2012.
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