The Norman Transcript

Business

April 21, 2013

Partners in Education Breakfast is May 14

NORMAN — The Business and Education committee is preparing for the Partners in Education Program for the 2013-14 school year. The committee’s goal — to create and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships between schools and businesses — aims to provide Norman Public Schools with extra support needed to fill gaps created by budget cuts. The committee will help match the identified needs of each school with a chamber business partner to assist with things such as reading, mentoring, judging spelling bees or serving as test proctors.

While financial contributions are always appreciated, the goal of the Partners program is to provide quality personal interaction with the schools. Partnerships benefit businesses by providing an opportunity for employees to become involved in the community through the schools.

The Partners in Education Breakfast will be 7:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 14, at the JD McCarty Center. This event will provide an opportunity for school representatives to meet with business representatives and partner for the upcoming school year. The Business and Education committee encourages businesses interested in serving as Partners, as well as current Partners, attend this annual breakfast.

Many Norman Chamber businesses are already strong partners with local schools. The committee aims to increase program awareness so that all schools can benefit from the vast resources in the Norman business community. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the event, please contact Erica Millar at 321-7260 or email: erica@normanchamber.com.

Gold Sponsors include: Architects in Partnership, Bank of Oklahoma, First American Bank, Hallbrooke Development Group, Ideal Homes, Moore Norman Technology Center, and Republic Bank & Trust.

Silver Sponsors: Absolute Data Shredding, Arvest Bank, BancFirst, Bart Conner Gymnastics, First Fidelity Bank, Julia Chew, State Farm Agency, Norman Public Library, OG&E, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, and Wal-Mart East.

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Business
  • Tunneling your way through the Internet

    Surfing” the Internet used to be a popular pastime. You hopped on your computer surfboard and rode the waves of the Internet, randomly surfing and exploring from one website to the next....

    August 1, 2014

  • Harbor Homes opens new corporate office

    Since 1997 President and Founder, Ben Gray has built Harbor Homes Inc. into one of the largest privately held home building companies in the metro area. With a new corporate office at 480 Merchant Drive, Harbor Homes plans to continue to ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Norman fitness center is expanding to second location at Lindsey Street

    Downtown Fitness of Norman is expanding its presence and will be opening a second location in the former Boyer’s Fitness Center on West Lindsey Street....

    August 1, 2014

  • Wal-Mart announces $30M contribution

    Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation announced Thursday that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $30 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Oklahoma, including Mission Norman....

    August 1, 2014

  • Rare relief for gas prices

    NEW YORK — The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer....

    August 1, 2014

  • Relationship to money is often different for women

    Everyone has a relationship with money, but for women, it’s much more fraught with emotion, according to life coach, Meriflor Toneatto....

    August 1, 2014

  • Important rules affecting market funds

    On July 24, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a set of rules that will change how money market mutual funds work. The new rules came about after a detailed study and review of more than 1,400 comments from the public. All ...

    August 1, 2014

  • U.S. job growth eases but tops 200K for sixth month

    WASHINGTON — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion. Employers added 209,000 jobs last month. Though that ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Round-the-clock care for children

    Norman Regional has added Pediatric Hospitalists to its team of professionals caring for children. Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who work in hospitals providing care for children ages 0 to 18. Norman Regional has partnered with ...

    August 1, 2014

  • 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