BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, June 12, 2011
6/12/11 at 3:33 AM
Newton Design honored for achievement
In April, the Department of Homeland Security presented Newton Design LLC with its Small Business Achievement Award for displaying a customer-first attitude while overcoming adversity to address the needs of a contract.
On Sept. 26, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration/Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) awarded Newton Design a contract that required multiple aircraft simulators to be specifically built to withstand the rigors of a reality-based training environment. The order was later modified to include a jet bridge simulator.
Despite modifications to the delivery order and then a fire at two of Newton's buildings, the company remained focused and rebuilt the simulators, and delivered the product it had promised. By the end of July 2010, less than a year after the fire, Newton Design delivered and installed two aircraft simulators and the jet bridge.
Due to a need for additional aircraft simulators, and as a result of being impressed with the quality of work performed by Newton Design, the FAMS decided to procure nine additional simulators in the summer of 2010. DHS stated that throughout the life of the contract, despite the overwhelming adversity facing them, Newton Design consistently displayed a customer-first attitude that all companies should strive to achieve.
June QuickBooks training sessions set
Some QuickBooks training sessions are set for June in both Sand Springs and Stillwater.
A three-day course covering the essentials of QuickBooks Pro 2010 will be held June 16, 21 and 23 from 8 a.m. to noon in at the Meridian Technology Center, Business & Information Technology Center, 1312 S. Sangre Road, Stillwater.
Participants will work with QuickBooks Pro 2010 software, which is designed to help small-business owners keep records easily and accurately. Students will learn to navigate the QuickBooks Interface, create a customer file, complete customer and vendor transactions, manage bank accounts, and create standard reports.
Also, a comprehensive QuickBooks training session is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 30 at the Case Community Center, 1050 W. Wekiwa Road, in Sand Springs.
Shawn Clagg, CPA, from Burkeen and Clagg PLLC will present the training session.
Participants will learn how to set up QuickBooks for a business as well as working with bank accounts, entering sales information, receiving payments and making deposits, entering and paying bills, analyzing financial data, doing payroll, tracking and paying sales tax and customizing forms for their business.
Class size is limited for both sessions.
To register for the Stillwater sessions, call 405-377-3333.
Registration and payment for the Sand Springs session can be made at www.ruralenterprises.com.
TU law graduates gaining employment
The University of Tulsa College of Law graduates are obtaining employment at a rate well above the national average.
TU's job placement rate of 92.4 percent for all 2010 graduates is more than 8 percent higher than the national average of 84.1 percent.
The 84.1 percent national figure is based on the NALP Employment Report and Salary Survey for all law graduates from the class of 2010. The report measures the employment rate as of Feb. 15, 2011, which is nine months after a typical May graduation. The report defines class of 2010 law graduates as graduates from the classes of December 2009, May 2010 and August 2010.
Of the 132 TU College of Law graduates from these three classes, 122 are employed. Of the 10 graduates not employed, three are enrolled in another full-time degree program, and one's status is unknown.
Grand re-opening set for fitness studio
Fitness Together-Jenks/Riverside training studio at 97th Street and Riverside Parkway will hold a grand re-opening June 23 from 3 to 7 p.m.
The studio has completed renovations with new equipment, expanded private training rooms, additional training rooms, new flooring and new training options. The former training studio has been transformed into a larger personal-training center offering group fitness, private one-on-one training, nutrition and more.
The grand re-opening will feature snacks, giveaways, including two free months of training, an inflatable jump house, music and a variety of vendors.
Fitness Together Jenks/Riverside also will donate a part of the proceeds from any new client who signs up in June to the Joplin Disaster Relief Fund.
Facebook workshops slated in Stillwater
Two workshops on "Facebook Fundamentals for Beginners" are scheduled in Stillwater on June 15 and June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Meridian Technology Center, Business & Information Technology Center, 1312 S. Sangre Road.
Beginning Facebook users will set up a Facebook personal account and a business account, navigate the accounts and customize their privacy settings. Participants must be familiar with using the Internet and are encouraged to have a personal Facebook account created prior to the workshop.
Featured presenter is Sherry Roden, owner of Sherry's Business Success Services LLC.
A discounted registration rate of $33 per person is being offered when individuals mention "REI" while registering. Class size is limited to 10 students, and reservations can be made by calling 405-377-3333.
Junior Achievement seeks entrepreneurs
Junior Achievement invites local entrepreneurs to become part of its organization through the "Fueling the Entrepreneurial Spirit" display in its lobby.
The organization has room for 100 area entrepreneurs to have their business card displayed in a framed/matted display. Cards will be displayed for one year, and with membership entrepreneurs get their name and company name on JA's website for a year. Membership is $250.
Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students that focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
OSU's entrepreneurship school recognized
Oklahoma State University's School of Entrepreneurship ranked No. 10 in a study that analyzed and ranked the research productivity of entrepreneurship schools worldwide.
The study was released by the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.
In the past year, the Spears School entrepreneurship professors have published more than 20 journal articles and research books on a variety of topics, including the ways successful entrepreneurs learn to excel and the differences in the experience of founding a family business compared to a non-family venture.
OSU's entrepreneurship program includes 11 faculty members and 35 courses, and each semester serves hundreds of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.