How to collect and use more airline points
In July, travel-points expert Brian Kelly posted a surprising announcement on his website, the Points Guy (thepointsguy.com). United Airlines was running a business-class-fare special from New York to Hong Kong for just four frequent flier miles and $43 each way. Sounds unbelievable, right?
Fight to end cancer calls to restaurant
In 2011, Chili’s Grill and Bar in Ada raised $2,399 for the fight against pediatric cancer.
Vision Bank to purchase banks in two communities
Vision Bank has entered into a formal agreement to acquire Community Bank of the Arbuckles, officials of both banks confirmed Monday.
Arvest Bank partners to help feed needy
Arvest Bank is partnering with the Salvation Army for the 1 Million Meals initiative, a two-month, bank-wide effort to provide one million meals or more to those in need.
Mayor appointed to state hospice advisory board
Greg McCortney’s passion for hospice care started with his first job in the industry.
Red tape hurting business, CEO says
Federal red tape is making the task of getting small businesses back on track more difficult, Vision Bank CEO James Hamby said recently.
Johnson opens law office in Ada
Erik Johnson and his family moved from Miami to Ada in March so they could be closer to relatives. Johnson’s firm, Erik Johnson and Associates, already had offices in Tulsa and Miami, and he opened a third office in Ada.
Ann Miller receives designation of Certified Economic Developer
Ann Marie Miller, director of Marketing and Research for the Ada Jobs Foundation, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). This national recognition denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. IEDC Certification is one of the highest benchmarks of professional competence a practicing economic developer can attain. The CEcD exam was administered by the IEDC June 9-10 in St. Louis at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.
ECU, 26 business partnerships honored for aiding Oklahomans
East Central University and 26 business and higher education partnerships throughout the state were recognized recently for their innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce.
Ada resident inducted into Hall of Fame
An Ada, resident became the 53rd inductee into the Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame during the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants’ annual awards ceremony on Friday, June 8, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
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