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Oklahoma business briefs for May 2

Oklahoma business briefs for May 2, 2014
Oklahoman Published: May 2, 2014

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Arvest Bank wins recognition

Arvest Bank earned top rankings from J.D. Power for customer satisfaction in a six-state region that includes Oklahoma. Three other state-based banks — MidFirst Bank, BancFirst and Bank of Oklahoma — earned above-average scores in the rankings for the Southwest region of the J.D. Power 2014 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. Arkansas-based Arvest also earned the highest score in the south-central region. “To once again be recognized by our customers for outstanding customer service is a tremendous honor,” said Ron Witherspoon, president of Arvest Bank, Oklahoma City metro.

ALDI to open store in Norman

ALDI on Thursday will open its first Norman store at 2440 W Main St. The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, sample ALDI brands and tour the new store. Guests also can enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win ALDI gift certificates. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The Norman store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials.

Robotics teacher wins honors

Lane Matheson, a Memorial High School & Engineering Academy teacher, was honored with the Woodie Flowers Award at the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championship in St. Louis. The award was founded by Dr. William P. Murphy Jr. to recognize an outstanding engineer or teacher who best demonstrates teaching excellence in teaching science, math and creative design. Matheson teaches engineering robotics, AP calculus, AP physics and electronic robotics. She has served as a mentor for Memorial High School’s Team 932, Circuit Chargers, for 12 years.

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