OBA seeks awards nominations
The Oklahoma Bar Association is accepting nominations for its annual awards presentations. Awards are open to lawyers and nonlawyers who have impacted the legal community. Nominations must be received by Aug. 19. “The spirit of service in the Oklahoma legal community is alive and well, but there are many people and groups outside the OBA whose service inspires us all,” OBA President Jim Stuart said. The awards will be presented Nov. 13-15 at the OBA annual meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.
Tinker and Primes event set Aug. 7
The Mid America Government Industry Coalition (MAGIC) regional trade association will present a free extended afternoon session Aug. 7 on mentor-protege agreements and discuss current trends in federal contracting as part of the final event of this year's Tinker and the Primes event on the requirements at Tinker Air Force Base. Steven Koprince, author of the popular blog SmallGovCon and several books on small business contracting on federal issues for small businesses, will discuss updates on mentor-protege programs and the new rules being written by the Small Business Administration. In addition, Guy Timberlake, president of the American Small Business Coalition, will report how much money has been spent by the federal government agencies in Oklahoma year-to-date and who spent it. He will discuss how small business and others can glean the information on federal spending. Registration is required. The sessions will continue on Aug. 8 at Rose State College for $99, which will include lunch. For more information, contact Kay Bills at (405) 455-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Agendas and registration are available at www.magic-usa.org/events-2/.
$52K raised for tornado relief
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers raised more than $52,000 to benefit tornado recovery efforts in Moore. Customers at Freddy's locations nationwide were encourage to donate in a campaign that ran through June 19. Freddy's officials on Tuesday presented a check for $52,029.48 to the Red Cross of Central Oklahoma. “We've been a part of the Moore community for almost seven years now, and we thrive on giving back to our communities,” franchisee Bob Rasberry said. “When a community we are a part of is in need and we are able to provide some relief, it's going to get done.”
Gulfport selects chairman
The board at Gulfport Energy Corp. has chosen David L. Houston as its chairman, according to a regulatory filing. Houston was elected chairman at the board's July 18 meeting. He succeeds former chairman Mike Liddell, who opted not to seek re-election to the board. Houston has been on Gulfport's board since July 1998. He is the principal of Houston & Associates, a firm that offers life and disability insurance, compensation and benefits plans and estate planning.
From Staff Reports