Kimray gets relocation approval
Kimray Inc., a manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment, received approval from the Oklahoma City Council to move forward with plans to relocate its company headquarters. The new campus will be built on the northwest corner of Eastern Avenue and Britton Road, about five miles north of its current location. “We are grateful for the decision of our city leaders to support our relocation to a new campus,” Kimray CEO Tom Hill said. Hill said the relocation will allow for future business growth and improved efficiencies, as the company currently spans 20 acres of property with multiple buildings. The new 390,000 square-foot campus will initially be constructed on 30 to 35 acres and will house about 800 local employees. Kimray leaders plan to break ground on the new campus this year, and move its workforce to the new campus in 2016.
AT&T Oklahoma names president
Steve Hahn has been named president of AT&T Oklahoma. Hahn most recently served as president of AT&T Kansas. Hahn will oversee the company’s local, state and federal government relations efforts in Oklahoma, in addition to working closely with community and business leaders, elected officials and others at AT&T. “I am honored to join a tremendous AT&T team here in the Sooner State,” said Hahn. “I look forward to helping continue our legacy of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement across Oklahoma.” Hahn’s appointment is effective immediately and he will have an office in Oklahoma City.
Christian entrepreneurs sought
Aspiring, new or existing business owners will get a chance to win money and pitch ideas to Christian entrepreneurs at this fall’s Entrepreneur of Faith Conference. Interested entrepreneurs must submit an application by June 30. A panel of successful entrepreneurs will hear pitches from three business owners in a concept modeled after the TV show “Shark Tank.” Winners will receive a first-place $2,700 grant, a second-place $1,500 grant, or a third-place $800 grant. For information, contact Lisa Miller-Baldwin at (405) 778-6870, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Northwest class set
The Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber celebrated the 20th anniversary of Leadership Northwest, a community leadership development program. Members of the 2014 Class are: Jason Colabello with Prosperity Bank; Frank Craig with Arvest Bank; Jamie Davis with New Covenant Methodist Church; Craig Foster with LWPB Architecture; Jena Hagen with The Greens Country Club; Brandi Johnson with County Commissioner Brian Maughan’s office; Emily Kezbers with Deaconess Hospital; Jennifer Massey with the City of Bethany; Chris Peterson with Southern Nazarene University; and Julie Shannon with the City of Bethany. Applications are available for the 2015 class at www.nwokc.com.
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