BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, February 19, 2012
2/19/12 at 3:21 AM
Instilling employee pride subject of workshop
"Producing Resourceful, Informed, Devoted Employees (PRIDE)" will be the subject of a workshop to be held 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles Page Library, 551 E. Fourth St. in Sand Springs.
Charlotte Richert, Tulsa county director of the OSU Cooperative Extension, will present the workshop training that will focus on practical and proven practices to improve customer service.
The workshop is applicable to front-line employees, management and everyone else involved with a business. Registration is $15 per person and may be made online at tulsaworld.com/ruralenterprises
Local buildings named Build Oklahoma winners
Members of the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma's building chapter won Build Oklahoma project awards, representing the best commercial and industrial building projects for the year, at the 72nd annual banquet held in Tulsa.
A project's uniqueness, degree of difficulty, delivery methods and timeliness exemplify the highest standards of construction that mark them as Build Oklahoma winners.
Design/build: $25 million and up to Crossland Construction Co. Inc., FlightSafety, Broken Arrow.
Construction management: $5 million-$10 million, Crossland Construction Co. Inc., DWR Community Center, Poteau; Flintco LLC, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Tower, Oklahoma City.
Renovation and remodel: Up to $2 million, Nabholz Construction Services, University of Tulsa School of Law, John Rogers Hall, Tulsa; $2-$5 million, Cowen Construction, St. Francis Health Zone interior renovation, Tulsa.
New construction: Up to $2 million, Rick Scott Construction Inc., Coleman Theatre Conference Center and Ballroom, Miami; $2-$5 million, Williams Construction Co., Pipeliners Training Center, Tulsa; $5-$10 million, Manhattan Construction Co., University of Oklahoma, Zarrow Hall School of Social Work, Norman; $10-$25 million, Key Construction Oklahoma, University of Tulsa Roxana Rozsa and Robert Eugene Lorton Performance Center; $25 million and up, Manhattan Construction Co., Peggy & Charles Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma City.
Specialty/subcontractor awards went to AAA Landscape of Tulsa Inc., Brazeal Masonry Inc., Burgess Co., Cantera Concrete Co. LLC, Oil Capital Electric and Omni Mechanical LLC.
State child labor director honored by national group
Lester Paul Claravall, child labor director of the Oklahoma Department of Labor, recently was among those who received a Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth, awarded last month in New York City by the National Child Labor Committee.
The awards honors individuals who give of themselves and go the extra mile for the well-being of young people.
For the past 15 years, Claravall has been responsible for child labor educational outreach and enforcement efforts throughout Oklahoma's 77 counties. Claravall has served as national president of the Interstate Labor Standards Association, where he brought states together to address national child labor issues. He co-authored recommendations with members of the National Young Worker Health and Safety Network, which led to successful revisions made to the non-agricultural federal child labor laws and increased protection in the United States.
He also helped the International Labour Organization co-lead an international workshop held in Washington, D.C., to help 25 countries develop strategies to eradicate hazardous child labor and reduce the number of young worker injuries and fatalities worldwide.
Claravall created Oklahoma's first door-to-door safety awareness poster and brochure to protect children against exploitation and endangerment in youth peddling. He also created the award-winning interactive classroom game called "Paying Attention Pays," which was honored by Cable in the Classroom as a national model for educating school officials and students about workplace rights and job safety.
Award nominees sought for national tornado summit
Organizers of the 2012 National Tornado Preparedness Summit seek nominations for five awards to be presented at the event this March in Oklahoma City.
The awards deadline is Friday.
Individuals can submit nominations in the categories for the governor's award, Insurance Commissioner's award, distinguished service award, media award and humanitarian award.
Those who submit nominations are asked to illustrate in 500 to 750 words how the nominee meets the criteria for the selected reward. For media nominees, please include an online link to footage or text content or provide other documentation of the nominee's contribution to tornado information and education.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/tsawards
DirectConnect to connect professionals with firms
DirectConnect, Tulsa's newest executive search, contracting and consulting firm, has begun matching professionals with firms.
DirectConnect, which is a sister company of long-time Tulsa-based staffing leader Key Personnel, will focus on professional positions in areas such as accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, engineers, business analysts and more.
Shane Cheek, managing partner with Missy McCaw-Frette at DirectConnect, brings extensive experience in the executive search industry.
Cheek, a Tulsa native, has worked in the field for 15 years. He has assisted Fortune 500 companies in finding the right match for positions and has conducted searches for positions ranging from CEO to human resources.
McCaw-Frette also has 15 years of experience in the staffing industry. Her expertise has focused on accounting and finance professionals with a niche in the oil and gas industry.