Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 22, 2014

Oklahoma business briefs: Northwest Metro Chamber is marking its 75th anniversary.
Modified: January 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm •  Published: January 22, 2014

In brief

Metro-area chamber to turn 75

The Northwest Metro Chamber will celebrate its 75th anniversary Tuesday with “An Evening of Accolades” awards banquet at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. “From efforts to locate Route 66 through this community, to supporting great schools and working with businesses large and small, as well as our local municipalities, this chamber has been a force in our community and a voice for business for a long time,” CEO Jill McCartney said. “It is important to recognize those accomplishments and celebrate the people who are making a difference today.” More information on tables or tickets is available at 789-1256 or www.nwokc.com.

3 workers to serve in new roles

Three members of the Tinker Financial Credit Union financial empowerment department will serve in leadership roles with other organizations this year. Cody Buchholz, Tinker's assistant vice president and financial empowerment manager, has been named a director and fundraising committee member for the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education. Financial educator Giovanni Monterroso is a director and education chairman for the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and will be project leader for the organization's Personal Finance in Oklahoma Conference. Financial educator J.R. Webster has been nominated as the vice president for the Jump$tart Coalition and is a Credit Union Young Professional Advisor for the Cornerstone Credit Union League.

Canola conference to be Feb. 13

Agricultural producers interested in learning how to maximize their canola production should register to attend the Feb. 13 Canola College in Enid. “It's a fantastic opportunity to learn from and speak with leading experts in the field, and interact with more than 300 new or veteran canola producers and industry members,” said Ron Sholar, Great Plains Canola Association executive director. “This will be the premier canola education and training event in the region for 2014.” Canola College is a joint effort of the association, Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Kansas State University and cooperating partners in the canola industry. The conference will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail EXPO Center, at 111 W Purdue St. in Enid. There is no cost to attend. Registration is available at www.canola.okstate. edu via the division website. Lunch and refreshments are being provided free to participants. Sessions will focus on basic production practices, advanced production practices, starter fertilizer, insect control, weed control, residue management and harvesting management. For more information, contact Josh Bushong at josh.bushong@okstate.edu or at 744-9600, or Sholar at jrsholar@aol.com or at 780-0113.

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