The Norman Transcript

Business

June 9, 2013

Dual purposes

NORMAN — Back in the 1970s, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups had a memorable string of commercials that featured someone carrying chocolate and someone with a jar of peanut butter who collided. One would say, “You put chocolate in my peanut butter!” while the other one was saying, “Your peanut butter is on my chocolate!” Then each person would try the new combination and exclaim it was the best mix ever. Maybe I recall this ad campaign because peanut butter cups are in my Top 10 guilty pleasures list, or maybe because it was always fun to see the new situations that would create the taste combination.

The Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau and the University of Oklahoma has embarked on an intentional collision course this month as we are co-producing a visitors guide that will have two front covers and feature the most outstanding aspects of Norman and the University of Oklahoma for an audience of visitors.

Two front covers you ask? Yes! The two covers will flip. The 64-page guide will include 18 pages produced by the University of Oklahoma and the other 46 pages will be designed by the CVB.

This unique collaboration will mean that prospective students and their families will have a guide when they visit the campus that will explain the history and enhance a tour of the university. These guides will be available for campus visitors but will also be distributed through other prospective student service programs which include satellite offices in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Kansas City and San Diego.

The Norman portion of the guide presents information about all the things a visitor can do in our city from shopping, dining and listening to live music to entertainment options including museums, athletic endeavors and family favorites.

We regularly distribute 100,000 guides annually to all corners of the U.S. at travel shows; inside welcome bags to conferences, meetings, conventions and sporting events taking place in Norman; upon request from VisitNorman.com and TravelOK.com visitors and magazine readers; at fairs, festivals and other city events; during orientation activities at OU and more.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Business
  • 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

  • Tourism in Okla. creates $17.2 M in economic benefit

    A new National Park Service report shows that the 1,108,103 visitors to Oklahoma’s national parks in 2013 spent $17.2 million and supported 176 jobs in the state. Oklahoma’s three national parks include: Washita Battlefield National ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Norman United Wayboard gets to work

    The United Way of Norman Board of Directors for 2014-15 has met for the first time. Leading the group as chair was Steve McDaniel of Oklahoma State Bank....

    July 20, 2014

  • Family tragedy opened one woman’s eyes to the need of the disabled

    Jean Bayles had a dream. The dream was to provide a fully accessible home for rent in Norman. Her brother, Terry Abbott, was injured when he was 15 and has been a quadriplegic since....

    July 13, 2014

  • HeyDay brings Boomerang back to Norman

    Boomerang Grille was a family-oriented, iconic restaurant for many Norman residents for many years. Few are the people who have not slid into those vinyl seated booths, picked up the red phone and ordered a Theta burger and onion rings or ...

    July 13, 2014

  • Residents serve Leadership board

    Four Norman residents are serving on the board of Leadership Oklahoma....

    July 6, 2014

  • Bellhops offer moving help to Norman

    Founders Cameron Doody and Stephen Vlahos launched Bellhops at Auburn University in 2011. “Our first year, we set a goal of 25 moves, and after three days we had moved 230 students during the college move in season.” Doody said. “That’s ...

    July 6, 2014