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Oklahoma business briefs for May 16, 2012

A look at key business stories in Oklahoma.
Published: May 16, 2012


Field day set for grape growers

Novice grape growers are invited to the Oklahoma Vineyard Field Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event is hosted by the Oklahoma Grape Industry Council and held at Canadian River Winery in Slaughterville, south of Norman on U.S. 77. Seminars on vineyard site selection, establishment and practices will be presented; information on black rot will also be given. Registration is required and lunch is available for $5. To register, call Canadian River Winery at 872-5565 or email

Tribe to break ground on casino

The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma will break ground on a new casino at noon Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 177 and MacArthur Street in Shawnee. The project will begin with a temporary casino in August, housing 300 machines, a bar and a snack shop. Construction will begin in 2013 on the main casino building, hotel and convenience store.

Speakers named for forum

Creative Oklahoma announced the speakers for its Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2012, Nov. 13 at the Cox Convention Center. Keynote speakers include education leader and author Sir Ken Robinson and Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X PRIZE Foundation.

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