The Norman Transcript


April 13, 2014

Primrose presents Leadership class grads

NORMAN — On Tuesday, the Norman Chamber of Commerce graduated both Leadership Norman and Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Over the past several months, participants attended interactive sessions covering a variety of topics including communication, education, personal leadership, quality of life issues, city and state government, health care and economic development. Diana Hartley and Dr. Roger Brown are Leadership Development co-chairs and oversee all Leadership programs.

At graduation, one class member from Leadership Norman is selected by peers to receive the Earl Sneed Leadership Award, presented by Arvest Bank.

This award honors Earl Sneed, a former mayor of Norman from 1960-1964, and recognizes the leadership qualities displayed in his role as dean of the College of Law at the University of Oklahoma, and as vice chairman of the Board of the Liberty National Bank in Oklahoma City.

This year’s recipient was Nathan Thompson. Thompson also served as class speaker, as well as, Matthew Welborn for Tomorrow’s Leaders.

For more information, contact Erica Millar at 321-7260 or

· Leadership Norman graduates include: Tessa Breder, Norman Chamber of Commerce; Matt Clouse, Valliance Bank; Julie Coble, University of Oklahoma; Shane Cohea, Norman Regional Health System; Cindy Dimit, Rivermont Retirement Community; Michael Friedman, Prosperity Bank; Jared Gardner, Gardner Insurance; Susan Grossman, Pioneer Library System; Carly Hill, Chickasaw Nation; Kirstin Krug, Monitor Oklahoma; Katie Merrick, Norman Public Schools Foundation; Erica Nichols, Bank of the West; DJ Nuzum, Republic Bank & Trust; Travis Pawley, McKinney Partnership Architects; Ashlie Salisbury, Riverwind Casino; Shad Satterthwaite, Oklahoma National Guard; Heather Sebero, Cleveland County Communities of Excellence Tobacco Control Program; Richie Splitt, NRHS; Kemp Stewart, First American Bank; Heath Tate, MA+ Architecture; Nathan Thompson, Arvest Bank; Kelly Wells, NRHS; Terry Williamson, Moore Norman Technology Center; Erin Williford, Junior League of Norman; and Angie Wright, OU. Co-chairs were Jen Tregarthen, Sam Noble Museum, and Brian McPherson, Shelter Insurance. Both are Leadership Norman graduates.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Ideal Homes to dedicate Oklahoma’s first Home for HOPE

    Ideal Homes dedicated the company’s first Home for HOPE on Wednesday at 13209 SW 5th in Yukon....

    July 27, 2014

  • Todd Lamb to keynote luncheon

    Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will provide the keynote address at the Norman Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 6 at the National Weather Center. Lamb will speak on state issues that may impact local business and ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma learns about storm water proposal

    The Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma invited Norman Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary to talk about the new storm water fee proposal at its luncheon Thursday....

    July 27, 2014

  • Backing up everything, everywhere, not as easy as it should be

    Though we may wish or believe otherwise, computing devices are still somewhat of a hassle to use. Some devices, like Apple’s iPad, come close to being fully realized machines, but even iPads have their clunky side....

    July 27, 2014

  • Is using E10 or ‘pure’ gasoline more economical?

    An analysis by AAA Oklahoma shows that at today’s prices, E10 motor fuel is cheaper to use than 100 percent gasoline, despite the fewer miles per gallon produced by E10, which is a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline....

    July 27, 2014

  • Appellate judge retiring

    The Honorable Charles A. Johnson retired from the Court of Criminal Appeals after 25 years on the bench. Johnson was appointed to the court on Oct. 31, 1989, by Gov. Henry Bellmon to fill the unexpired term of Hez J. Bussey. After 59 ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Candy Basket celebrates 25 years

    Perhaps it’s the chocolate covered blueberries whose deliciousness still lingers. Or maybe it’s the blood orange and wild honey white chocolate ganache that won’t soon be forgotten by your taste buds. At The Candy Basket there is decadence ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Bramlett & Associates adopts new name reflective of business

    Bramlett & Associates Multimedia LLC (Bramlett Multimedia), 215 W. Main St., announced this month that the company will change its name after 12 years in business and will do business as BOLD-Multimedia. The announcement, made first to ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Toothpick holders convention coming to Norman

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collection in 1936,” Ryan said. Ryan was born in 1940, and she grew up crawling around toothpick holders, as have ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Protect your online banking, shopping with encryption

    In my free, one-night class called “Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win,” I teach everyday computer users how to stay out of trouble on the Internet. How to avoid virus infections, how to discern between the genuine and counterfeit, and ...

    July 20, 2014