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Oklahoma business briefs for May 14, 2014

Oklahoma business briefs for May 14, 2014
Oklahoman Published: May 13, 2014

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Personal finance classes are set

The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education will provide in-depth lessons on 14 areas of instruction required by state law at next month’s Personal Finance Institute. The four-day program at the University of Central Oklahoma will include topics such as managing a bank account, retirement planning, responsibilities of renting or buying a home, and the financial impact of gambling. The free institute, which is also sponsored by the state Education Department, begins June 23. For more information, visit

6 state businesses win accolades

The Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma recently recognized six Oklahoma businesses that have been accredited for more than 80 years. Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., The Oklahoma Publishing Co., Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., M-D Building Products, HAC Inc. and Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association set the benchmark for marketplace excellence, the organization said. “These six businesses are a shining example of ethical practices toward customers, suppliers, employees and the communities in which they do business,” said Kitt Letcher, CEO of Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma. “All having been accredited in the 1930s with an ‘A+’ rating, their long-term commitment to the Oklahoma marketplace is evident. BBB accreditation has allowed these businesses to enhance their reputations in the community, build credibility with their customers and ultimately grow their business.”

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