Natural Grocers to go public
NORMAN — Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, a Colorado-based natural foods chain, announced Wednesday the company will go public. Common stock is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “NGVC” on July 25 for $15 per share. Closing of the offering is set for July 30. The initial public offering will be 7 million shares. Natural Grocers has a store in Norman.
School supply drive set at mall
NORMAN — School supply donations for United Way of Norman will be collected from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sooner Mall parking lot during the second annual “Stuff the Bus” event, which is coordinated by United Way's Teen Advisors of Norman and Rotary Interact Clubs of Norman North High School and Norman High School. The event will feature face-painting, games and activities. Their goal is to collect enough supplies for 450 students in five school districts, including Norman, Noble and Little Axe. A supply list can be found at unitedwaynorman.org/STB#supplies.
Bernina dealer wins honors
Bernina of Oklahoma City was honored as one of Bernina of America's top dealers for 2011. The store, at 6817 N May Ave., is owned by John Ramsey. It was one of the top five single-store dealerships with the highest sales volume in 2011, Bernina of America said.