The Norman Transcript

June 16, 2013

business briefs


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Free app to cut waste

Cartridge World is offering a new free software app, called PrintEco, to reduce the amount of wasted paper and cut paper costs by as much as 24 percent. With the click of a button, the PrintEco app optimizes print documents and reduces paper waste. The app automatically reads document size and offers reformatting options to reduce the page count. The free software, available to businesses and consumers at www.CartridgeWorld.com/PrintEco, can save hundreds of wasted printed pages annually.

Succeeding in business

Chickasaw Nation governor Bill Anoatubby, speaking before East Central University’s Oklahoma Business Week participants, said the nation he leads is an example of how to succeed in business through passion and partnership.

“When you get a call to serve, the path it takes you on just might change your life. It certainly did mine,” the governor said. “We have a number of partnerships we are very proud of. One of which is right here at East Central University. Partnerships provide opportunities for more success — more than you can usually achieve on your own.”

OG&E nets Edison Award

 OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) recently announced its electric utility, OG&E, has been awarded the electric industry’s most prestigious honor, The Edison Award, from the Edison Electric Institute. Amid formidable competition, a distinguished panel of judges including the current chairman of EEI and retired industry senior executives, selected OG&E for its successful implementation of Smart Grid technology and innovative customer programs like SmartHours and myOGEpower.

Norman is affordable

Norman is the nation’s third most affordable city, according to NerdWallet, a financial literacy and consumer advocacy website. In this tough economy, individuals, families and even businesses are looking for places where they can get the most bang for their buck and, interestingly, three of the top 10 cities are located in Oklahoma. 

Project funder

The Project Funder, a Norman business, released its online fundraising system for nonprofits and other charities recently. The Project Funder creates turnkey websites that help nonprofits increase community awareness, volunteerism and allow fund raising to help organizations fulfill their missions. The websites come with the ability to help nonprofit organizations to create, maintain and grow recurring income through business sponsors. The online store gives consumers the opportunity to support nonprofits, while receiving something in return. For more information about The Project Funder, go to theprojectfunder.com, or contact Lee Roberts at 317-6349.

— Transcript Staff