BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, November 11, 2012
11/11/12 at 4:37 AM
Sweet Law Firm expands with second Tulsa office
Oklahoma City-based Sweet Law Firm has expanded with a second office in Tulsa.
W. Joseph Pickard will manage the new Tulsa/Eastern Oklahoma practice. Pickard served as a prosecutor for the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office before leaving to join a private practice in 2004. As a prosecutor, he tried numerous felony cases in state court.
His work focuses on areas of general liability, products liability, premises liability, professional liability, environmental law and auto negligence.
Pickard is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma.
QuikTrip opens 100th Arizona store in Tucson
QuikTrip Corp. opened its 100th Arizona location recently in Tucson.
QuikTrip opened its first Arizona division store in April 2000 and now has 100 locations, a distribution center and a QuikTrip Kitchens facility. QuikTrip employs nearly 2,000 people in Arizona.
Tulsa-based QuikTrip is a privately held corporation that owns and operates 635 retail outlets in 11 states.
Cherokee historical society honors individual
Charles Chief Boyd, majority owner, principal and managing member of Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, an American Indian firm, was honored with the Cherokee National Historical Society's 2012 Contemporary Achievement Award.
The award recognizes a Cherokee who is accomplished in a chosen field, has brought honor to the Cherokee Nation and serves as an inspiration for others.
Boyd, known to many as "Chief," has extensive experience in a variety of American Indian projects since 1963 with the Cherokee Cultural Center in Tahlequah. He has worked with almost 100 tribes across North America and is a well-known American Indian architect.
Boyd has extensive experience in casinos, hotels and tribal facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The firm has more than 40 years of architecture and design experience and has worked on more than 400 hotels and 200 casino projects for distinguished companies in the hospitality industry.
Boyd is the official architect to the Cherokee National Historical Society and has held that position since 1964. He has been actively involved with the Cherokee National Historical Society for 50 years and is currently on the board of the Cherokee National Historical Society.
TU mechanical engineering professor honored
University of Tulsa mechanical engineering professor Ram Mohan has been selected to receive the ASME Fellow Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Fellow recognition is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, honoring exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to engineering.
Mohan's work focuses on the areas of control systems, manufacturing processes and multiphase flow separation.
Mohan currently serves as a co-director of the TU Separation Technology Projects and is the site director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Multiphase Transport Phenomena at TU. He has published more than 150 conference and journal publications.
Mohan earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Kerala and his master's and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Mohan is a member of the ASME, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education.
Linen King Tulsa location to serve as headquarters
Linen King, a leading provider of health care laundry services, has added a sixth location to serve as the company's new headquarters in Tulsa.
Located at 1521 W. 36th Place, Linen King's new headquarters provides approximately 3,300 square feet of office and conference space and 5,000 square feet of warehouse space.
The new headquarters is centrally located among Linen King's five plants in the Midwest, which includes facilities in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Linen King processes more than 50 million pounds of textile products annually for hospitals and medical facilities. Revenue is expected to grow by 20 percent in 2013.
Linen King provides customized laundry care solutions for its clients. Linen King primarily serves the health care laundry sector, choosing to focus on large, acute-care health systems.
CCK celebrating anniversary with Food for Kids
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Curzon Cumbey & Kunkel PLLC invites people to join its members at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, 1304 N. Kenosha Ave., on Wednesday to pack backpacks for the Food for Kids Backpack Program.
Individuals will meet at 1 p.m. and spend three hours packing.
In conjunction with its 15th anniversary, CCK is hosting a drive to support the Food for Kids program. Until Wednesday, CCK also will be accepting cash donations and jars of peanut butter at its office, 5100 E. Skelly Drive.
A $150 gift provides a child a backpack of food each week during the school year, while $15 provides a backpack of food to 10 children for one week. Checks can be made out to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
OSU accounting conferences to be held at Hyatt
Two accounting conferences presented by Oklahoma State University are set for Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 E. 2nd St.
The eighth annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Topics will include an Oklahoma update from C. Michael Ming, secretary of energy with the State of Oklahoma. Other speakers will address the regulation of financial reporting, a Washington update on federal oil and gas issues and more.
The 12th annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Speakers will address regulatory and preparer perspectives on accounting issues facing public companies, emerging Financial Accounting Services Board issues affecting for-profit and not-for-profit entities and emerging tax issues every chief financial officer should understand.
The conferences are presented by the School of Accounting in the Spears School of Business at OSU. For more information and to register, visit tulsaworld.com/osuaccounting
Sustainable Tulsa business symposium Thursday
Sustainable Tulsa's first quarterly Business-to-Business Case for Sustainability will be 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday on the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.
Moderated by former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, the symposium's panel will include Dana Birkes, vice president of business development for Flintco; Jim Cameron, president of Cameron Glass; and Angelyn Holmes, energy education manager at OSU-Tulsa.
The symposium is designed as an opportunity for Oklahoma businesses and institutions to learn from each other about the benefits of sustainability to their bottom lines.
Established in 2002, Sustainable Tulsa promotes responsible economic growth, environmental stewardship and quality of life for all. Sustainable Tulsa provides educational opportunities, sustainable strategies and tools through projects, volunteers, events and partnerships.
For more information or to register for the Business-to-Business Case for Sustainability, contact Corey Williams at 918-808-6576 or visit tulsaworld.com/sustainabletulsa