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January 27, 2013

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NORMAN — Pitching for

Buffalo Lounge

Oklahoma’s best elevator pitches from interactive entrepreneurs are sought for a $10,000, one-night pitch competition March 11 at the South By Southwest Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas.

Finalists, selected by a panel of entrepreneurs and angel investors from among 90-second video pitches submitted by Feb. 6, will pitch their business opportunities for a $5,000 grand prize in the Buffalo Lounge Elevator Pitch Competition for Oklahoma interactive companies. 

The pitch competition will be conducted at 9 p.m. March 11, before a live audience at The 512 Bar on 6th, 408 E. Sixth Street in Austin. It is sponsored by the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, a partnership between i2E and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

To enter a video pitch, please go to http://www.i2E.org and click on the Buffalo Lounge logo.

The Buffalo Lounge began in 2010 when the Oklahoma Film & Music Office, the Idea Collective and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber led an effort to create a collaborative effort to increase Oklahoma’s presence at the SXSW festival.

For more information or questions about The Buffalo Lounge Elevator Pitch competition, contact Josh O’Brien at jobrien@i2E.org or (405) 813-2412. 

Bridal Fair

in Norman

Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting a bridal show today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the hotel at 2501 Conference Drive. The show will feature more than 50 vendors who will be discussing the latest trends for brides and weddings. Each vendor will be giving away a door prize and the first 100 to attend will receive a “gold ticket” for the grand prize. For questions, call Chelsea Rose, Wedding Coordinator, at 405-253-3534.

First State Bank recognized

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has selected First State Bank, Cleveland County’s oldest bank, as a Certified Healthy Business. The state’s “Shape Your Future” campaign recognizes businesses that make a positive impact on the health of their employees by creating a healthy work environment.

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