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Oklahoma business briefs, Jan. 30

Oklahoma business briefs, Jan. 30
Published: January 30, 2013


OSU plans business boot camp

Oklahoma State University will host an eight-day entrepreneurial boot camp for more than 40 disabled veterans. The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, which begins Saturday, was designed to help veterans turn business ideas into workable business models. The program includes an online self-study session and 10 months of mentoring and support from faculty and volunteer entrepreneurs. Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts will speak Feb. 9 at the gala that ends the program. The program is free for veterans chosen to participate.

Dell official joins Urban League

The general manager of Dell Inc.'s Oklahoma City Business Center has joined the board of the Urban League of Oklahoma City. Rohit Keshava is a native of Mysore in southern India. He has a bachelor's from Mysore University and a master's degree from Texas A&M University. He has worked at Dell since 2002.

Cargo sets record at port

Despite problems related to drought and low water conditions, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa handled 2.7 million tons of cargo in 2012, surpassing the previous record of 2.4 million tons set in 1998. Barge traffic was slowed considerably in November and December because of issues related to dry weather conditions. Total shipping for December was 147,536 tons.

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