BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, November 04, 2012
11/04/12 at 2:39 AM
TTCU expanding with new Sapulpa facility
TTCU The Credit Union will break ground Thursday on a new Sapulpa facility to be located at the corner of Mission Street and Lee Avenue across from Sapulpa High School.
Bank executives will join with local dignitaries for the groundbreaking of the full-service branch, which will offer deposit and loan services, as well as safe deposit boxes and an ATM.
The branch will occupy more than 3,500 square feet and will have four drive-through lanes. It will employ 10 or more full-time staff members with additional part-time employees used as needed.
The branch is under the construction management of Stava Building Co. with construction scheduled to be completed in spring 2013.
TTCU also will host a grand opening of its newest branch at 6410 S. Elm Place in Broken Arrow at 11 a.m. Nov. 15. The branch opened for business Oct. 22.
The celebration will continue during regular lobby hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 and is open to all community members.
Established in 1934, TTCU The Credit Union is a $1.2 billion credit union serving more than 95,000 members who are teachers, school faculty, administrators, staff, students and their families in northeast Oklahoma.
APSCO receives award for safety for third year
Tulsa-based Air Power Systems Company was recently awarded the U.S. Department of Labor's SHARP Award for the third year in a row for its focus on employee safety.
The company is a manufacturer of pneumatic cylinders, valves and control solutions for the national mobile, truck equipment and automotive industries. Larry Mocha is the owner and CEO of APSCO.
The SHARP Award is an Occupational Safety & Health Administration program that recognizes small business employers who operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program.
Representatives from OSHA, the U.S. Department of Labor, city of Tulsa officials, CompSource Oklahoma and the Tulsa Metro Chamber attended the award ceremony.
Tulsa Metro Chamber to move to Williams Tower I
The Tulsa Metro Chamber will move to a new location in the coming weeks.
Chamber offices, which are currently located on two floors of the Williams Tower II building, will merge onto one floor in Williams Tower I. The Chamber will also have meeting and conference room space on the plaza level of Williams Tower I.
The new address will be 1 W. Third St., Suite 100, with offices located on the 13th floor.
The new offices are currently under construction and should be completed soon.
Cherokee Nation honored for financial reporting
The Cherokee Nation has earned the highest honor given to governments for financial reporting and accounting.
For an 11th straight year, the tribe's finance department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report.
To earn the award, an audit of the tribe's 2011 government operating budget and all its business and nonprofit components were judged by an impartial panel to ensure it met the highest standards, including transparency.
The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association, which serves about 17,500 government professionals. It started the award program in 1945 to encourage state and local governments to go beyond the minimum accepted accounting requirements.
With more than 300,000 citizens, more than 8,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and the largest tribal nation in the United States.