Oklahoma business briefs for March 19

Oklahoma business briefs for March 19, 2013.
Oklahoman Modified: March 19, 2013 at 12:10 am •  Published: March 19, 2013
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IBC, employees donate

$46,535 to United Way

IBC Bank-Oklahoma last year contributed $46,535 to the United Way, which was made up of employee donations and dollar-for-dollar matching by the bank. “We strongly support United Way through both monetary donations and volunteer efforts because all its agencies provide much needed services and empower individuals to lead better lives,” IBC Bank-Oklahoma President & CEO Tom Travis said. The donation provided by IBC Bank-Oklahoma employees was distributed to 12 United Way agencies serving Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Duncan, and surrounding areas. These 12 United Way agencies help fund more than 288 partner organizations.

OSU Business program

receives national honor

— Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business is one of only four schools in the United States in which 100 percent of the full-time MBA students received jobs within three months after graduation, reports U.S. News & World Report. All of the full-time MBA students who graduated in 2012 from Oklahoma State who applied for jobs were hired during the three-month time frame, according to U.S. News Short List, a regular series that provides students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel. OSU is one of 448 schools surveyed by U.S. News for its 2012 survey of business schools and used that data to determine the three-month employment rates of each school's MBA graduates. The others with a 100 percent employment rate are the University of Tulsa's Collins College of Business, Clarkson University and the University of Albany — SUNY.

Pennell Corp. acquires

pipeline conference

— Pennell Corp., a Tulsa-based media and information company, has acquired the Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference from Willbros Engineers and entered into an agreement with the Geospatial Information & Technology Association to produce the annual energy industry event. The 22nd annual Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference will be Oct. 28-30 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. Terms of the agreements with Willbros and the association were not disclosed.

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