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Hobby Lobby plans to build new store in Yukon.
Published: January 22, 2014

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Hobby Lobby plans Yukon store

Hobby Lobby Stores on Tuesday announced plans for a 55,000 square-foot store in Yukon. The Oklahoma City company said it has signed a lease and that construction will begin soon at 1622 Garth Brooks Boulevard in the Target Shopping Center. The location will be Hobby Lobby's 21st store and is expected to create 35 to 50 jobs paying $14 per hour full time and $9.50 for part-time employees. “Hobby Lobby is thrilled to add our store to this vibrant crafting community,” said John Schumacher, assistant.

Zahl-Ford is now ZFI Engineering

Zahl-Ford Inc., 8411 S Walker Ave., a structural engineering services company in business for more than 30 years, has changed its name to ZFI Engineering Co. “While we have enjoyed our history, the growth and future of the firm is leading us to a transformation,” the company said. “In addition to the new name, we also have a new look to our corporate brand. The new name and look captures the essence of the past and provides a vision for the future.” For more information, go to

Ben Stein to speak in OKC

Ben Stein, economist, author and pitchman, will be a featured speaker of Oklahoma State University's Executive Management Briefings on Feb. 5. Stein will present “America's Business is Business — The Business of Hope and the Human Spirit” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Tickets are available at or by calling (866) 678-3933. Stein wrote “What Would Ben Stein Do,” “The Little Book of Alternative Investments,” and “How You Can Sell Anyone Anything.” Stein is well-known for numerous television shows, movies and commercial appearances. He currently travels the country speaking about finance, and writes regular columns for The American Spectator and NewsMax, while also appearing on Fox News and CNBC's Kudlow & Company.

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