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Chamber partners with ConnectForLunch program
ConnectForLunch, a service soon to be provided to Norman Chamber of Commerce members, will bring together business people for the purpose of building business relationships with other business people.
For a monthly fee, chamber members enrolled in ConnectForLunch go to lunches in small groups of three or four different business people each week at local restaurants.
Local chapter of EWI planned
Despite troubled economic times, a group of local women leaders continue to grow and expand their businesses through a peer advisory network that meets monthly.
Executive Women International, founded in 1999 by CEO Darcie Harris, plans a Norman chapter.
Norman job market has been a
January was a give-and-take month for some big and small employers in the Norman area.
First came the giving, with the Hitachi Computer Products plant in Norman announcing it would expand its facility and add about 75 jobs over the next year or so.
- When is one more gadget just too many? NEW YORK -- Kira Marchenese works in online communications, and so she arrived on a business trip to New York earlier this week equipped with all the gadgets you might expect: personal smart phone, work smart phone, laptop, iPod touch.
- Wages, benefits rise weak 1.5 percent in 2009 WASHINGTON -- Wages and benefits paid to U.S. workers posted a modest gain in the fourth quarter, ending a year in which recession-battered workers saw their compensation rise by the smallest amount on records going back more than a quarter-century.
Where's all of my stuff?
I just don't get it; it seems that some people are simply determined to have a miserable time with their computer.
I meet way too many people who say they have been reading my columns for years, and yet they still seem to think that computers are magical, indestructible devices that will last forever.
County real estate
Real estate sales of $100,000 and above, as recorded by the office of Cleveland County Clerk, Tammy Howard.
Lot 18, Block 1, Hetherington Heights, $128,000. Buyer, Solon Clinton. Seller, Federal National Mortgage Association.
People in business
Norman native and University of Oklahoma business administration graduate Judy Moser McReynolds has been named to head the largest publicly traded company in Arkansas.
McReynolds, daughter of Gene and Gwen Moser of Norman, is the chief executive officer of the Arkansas Best Corporation, and is the only female CEO of an Arkansas-based publicly traded company.
Leaders plus class named
After a one-year break, the chamber's Leaders Plus program is once again in full swing. Eleven Norman residents have begun to participate in this year's leadership program for mature adults.
The Leaders Plus program is designed for individuals who may have retired from their careers or demonstrated leadership in volunteer activities, and want to become more active in the community.
- People in business Penny L. Buchanan, CPA, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at First American Bank. She will manage all aspects of the bank's operations for its nine banking centers statewide.
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- Chamber partners with ConnectForLunch program ConnectForLunch, a service soon to be provided to Norman Chamber of Commerce members, will bring together business people for the purpose of building business relationships with other business people.