BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, June 24, 2012
6/24/12 at 2:39 AM
OSU recognized for health, wellness efforts
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has recognized Oklahoma State University with the Wellness Shark award for outstanding health and wellness achievement and as the overall winner in the statewide Workplace Wellness Awards.
This is the second year in a row that OSU has won this honor. It was selected again for the honor for several reasons, including its aggressive Health Risk Assessment campaign to increase the completion rate by 20 percent.
It also has an ongoing Wellness Wednesdays campaign for employees, which features a different health topic each month. The university also has conducted a health fair and picnic for employees and increased enforcement of a tobacco-free campus, among many other initiatives.
Tulsa Federal Credit Union wins award
Tulsa Federal Credit Union's "Nothing Checking" campaign recently won five gold medals at the 26th annual Marketing Association of Credit Union Awards.
"Nothing Checking" is a free checking program consisting of no service charges, no hidden fees, no ATM fees, online bill pay, automated phone teller or notary services.
The campaign earned the gold medal in the categories of comprehensive campaign, print ads, outdoor advertising, point of sale, and broadcast and video.
Tulsa Federal Credit Union also took home the Macquee Best in Show award.
Since 1943, Tulsa Federal Credit Union has been serving the financial needs of its members. The credit union has more than 54,000 members, assets of $617 million and 11 Tulsa-area offices.
Tulsa Metro Chamber gets international honor
The Tulsa Metro Chamber's economic development division has garnered an international honor, earning recognition for its business retention and expansion program from Business Retention and Expansion International.
BREI is the leading professional association for business retention and expansion.
The award recognizes the Chamber's BRE program as an outstanding program in a community of more than 100,000 people. In 2011, the chamber made 709 visits with Tulsa-region companies and assisted with 63 local expansions resulting in 7,924 new jobs.
Kinnee Tilly, the chamber's vice president of business retention, expansion and small business, attended the BREI annual conference in Saskatchewan, Canada, where she accepted the award.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber's economic development division also recently received one of the highest distinctions for a program of its kind: Accreditation through the International Economic Development Council's Accredited Economic Development Organization process.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber's economic development program is the 31st recipient worldwide of the honor.