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October 27, 2013

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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

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