The Norman Transcript

June 9, 2013

business briefs

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Hiland Dairy debuts

new iced coffee

Hiland Dairy is debuting three iced coffee selections including Hiland Dairy Mocha Iced Coffee that blends coffee and chocolate as a delicious duo; Hiland Dairy Caramel Iced Coffee both creamy and sweet; and, Hiland Dairy Vanilla Iced Coffee which features a touch of exotic spices. All three varieties will be available in one-half gallon sizes with a convenient twist cap pour spout. Hiland Dairy’s products have no artificial growth hormones. 

Homes will have

storm shelters

First Oklahoma Construction owner Ali Farzaneh is working with local contractors to install free underground storm shelters with each new custom home contract beginning this August.

“We want our customers to feel safe in their homes,” said Farzaneh. “After the May tornadoes, I felt that I could do more as a homebuilder. Providing storm shelters for members of the community will help them feel safe and prepared for future tornado seasons.”

First Oklahoma and local contractors are building the storm shelters inside these new homes and using materials strong enough to withstand high winds. Underground storm shelters located inside the house will provide customers with optimal security in the event of a tornado, as they will not have to go outdoors to seek shelter. The storm shelters will be built to meet FEMA guidelines and will include built-in steps and seating. For more information call 701-5557 or visit

Van’s Pig Stand honored

Van’s Pig Stand restaurants in Norman, Moore and Shawnee were recently honored with an honorable mention in a listing of the top barbecue restaurants in America. The listing was by LocalEats, a restaurant guide company.

Ribbon cutting at

Norman Mitsubishi

Norman Mitsubishi will be hosting its ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on June 19. President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, Yoichi Yakazawa, will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening.  The event will be catered by Legends of Norman and all Norman business leaders and Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend.

Trips on a Tank Full

Frontier Country Marketing Association’s ‘Trips on a Tank Full’ coupon brochure helps cut down on travel costs in central Oklahoma. ‘Trips on a Tank Full’ offers special discounts to tourist attractions including Frontier City, White Water Bay, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Andy Alligator’s Fun Park & Water Park, Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Museum of Osteology and more. To get the free coupon brochure, visit, call (405) 232-6552 or call toll-free 1-800-FUN-OKLA (386-6552).

Bank adds

additional meeting

First American Bank hosted a series of Community Meetings for Disaster Relief this week. Presenters included representatives from FEMA, SBA, American Red Cross, City of Moore, City of Oklahoma City, Moore Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Society of CPAs, Moore Public Schools, and others responding to this disaster. An additional meeting has been added at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library, 2201 SW 134th Street. Anyone who has been affected by recent storms is invited.

Children’s center buys former church site

Judy J. Hatfield, CCIM of Equity Commercial Realty, LLC was the broker for the sale of the previous location of Immanuel Baptist Church, 715 East Eufaula Street in Norman. The building and land were purchased for $650,000 by Center for Children & Families, Inc. and will be their new offices. They plan to do some renovations to the property. Rhonda Collett with Cleveland County Abstract Company, Norman, was the closing agent.

Arvest hosts

photo drop-off

Arvest Bank will serve as the drop-off location for the Oklahoma Photo Rescue project. Arvest will partner with the Oklahoma School of Photography and the National Disaster Photo Rescue Organization to reunite tornado victims with lost photos. Photo collection boxes will be available for the public to drop-off rescued photos at Arvest Bank branches. The photos will be catalogued and identified with the goal of returning the photos to their rightful owners.

— Transcript Staff