The Norman Transcript

October 27, 2013

business briefs


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — U.S. Cellular gives money to teachers

Seven teachers in Norman recently received news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier worked with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers nationwide. The local donation of $1,574 will benefit students at six different Norman area schools. 

My Dentist joins dental group

My Dentist Complete Care Dentistry announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to affiliate with Heartland Dental Care LLC , a leading dental support organization in the United States with more than 440 affiliated dental offices in 26 states.

 

Commercial real estate transactions

Eric Fleske, CCIM of Equity Commercial Realty, LLC was the selling associate on a $5,000,000 land transaction located at 12th Avenue Southeast and Cedar Lane in Norman. Park 7 Development LLC was the buyer and Kelly Clark of Old Republic Title Company of Norman closed this transaction. The 33 acre site will be used for university housing.

Judy J. Hatfield, CCIM of Equity Commercial Realty, LLC was the broker for the sale of 2505 W. Main Street, which includes the 40,108 square foot retail building on 3.15 acres. The property was purchased for $1,700,000 by Eviana, LLC, and the seller was The Salyer Family LLC.

Gayla Artman, CCIM of Equity Commercial Realty, LLC, was the listing broker and Judy J. Hatfield, CCIM of Equity Commercial Realty, LLC, was the selling broker for the sale of 2505 W Main Street, which includes the 21,888 square foot retail building on 2.73 acres. The property was purchased for $1,600,000 by Eviana, LLC, and the seller was Kunkel Properties, LLC.

Pink cups at Rudy’s

Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q is bringing back its pink cups this October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness and funds for the Young Survival Coalition, an international nonprofit organization focusing on women ages 40 and under who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Rudy’s Bar-B-Q guests can purchase the pink cups, which are only available while supplies last, and make a dollar donation to YSC in exchange for a free drink redeemable on their return visit at participating locations.

BancFirst recognized

Oklahoma-based BancFirst has been selected as one of the top financial institutions in America by Carnegie Mellon University. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon studied and reviewed the consumer privacy practices of 3,422 banks for their data collection policy, as well as sharing and selling customer data for marketing purposes. According to the study released in June, BancFirst was selected as one of the top banks in the nation based on how it handles personal information collected, and how it protects the privacy of its customers. BancFirst, with assets of more than $5.8 billion, is Oklahoma’s largest state-chartered bank. BancFirst has more than 100 locations in 50 communities across the state including Norman.

Going the extra mile

Mayors across the United States are recognizing a growing movement that is dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations to “go the extra mile” in service and volunteerism. On Nov. 1, over 439 mayors will declare “Extra Mile Day.” Norman and Mayor Cindy Rosenthal join the list. At a time when many are demanding changes in service and opportunity, Extra Mile Day celebrates individuals and organizations that have chosen to create positive change in their communities by going the extra mile. Created in 2009 with twenty-three cities making the inaugural declaration, Extra Mile Day has continued to build momentum each year since.

Help with employment

For those who have been treated unfairly in the workplace, Workplace Fairness is an organization that is able to assist job seekers with their search for that new position. It’s also an organization that advocates for and promotes employee rights. Now workplacefairness.org provides job hunting resources for potential job hunters before, during and after job hunting. 

Association raises money to end hunger

The Association of Oklahoma General Contractors raised $9,000 to benefit Governor Fallin’s Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive. The monetary donation will benefit both the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.  Last year, AOGC donated nine tons of food to Governor Fallin’s Food Drive, which helped provide 15,000 meals. This year, the cash donation will provide close to 44,000 meals for hungry Oklahomans.

— Transcript Staff