Best practices conference set
Oklahoma business leaders will join the Oklahoma Quality Foundation to exchange ideas on organizational excellence at the Foundation's second annual Sharing of Best Practices Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Cox Convention Center. The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by regional and local leaders of successful companies, discussing “The ROI of Excellence: Investing in Your Future.” The conference is sponsored by the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Integris Health, Bama Cos., Metro Technology Center, MTM Recognition, Oklahoma State Department of CareerTech, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and The Journal Record. To register online, visit okcconference.eventbrite.com, call the Oklahoma Quality Foundation at 815-5295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For conference updates, follow @okquality1 #bestpracticesok on Twitter.
ONEOK pledges $10M for project
TULSA — ONEOK Inc. has pledged $10 million over 10 years, beginning in June 2014, to help fund the development of A Gathering Place for Tulsa. ONEOK will receive naming rights for the Gathering Place Boathouse. The Gathering Place, a project of George Kaiser Family Foundation, will span about 80 acres, connecting three previously independently owned sites with the existing River Parks. “A vibrant Tulsa is key to our ability to attract and retain the employees we need today and in the future,” said ONEOK chairman and CEO John W. Gibson.