BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, November 25, 2012
11/25/12 at 2:57 AM
CherryBerry expanding in Pakistan
Beautiful Brands International has announced an agreement to franchise CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar stores in Pakistan. The landmark deal represents BBI's first franchise agreement for CherryBerry outside the United States.
The agreement is part of an expansive strategy by BBI to partner with a host of franchise developers committed to expanding the CherryBerry brand globally.
BBI plans on opening 12 stores in the first five years in mall-based cinemas throughout Pakistan as well as U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.
BBI, a Tulsa restaurant innovation company founded in 2008 by David and Camille Rutkauskas, is responsible for the development and successful launch of worldwide, franchised brands Camille's Sidewalk Café, FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Cafe, Rex's Chicken, Ludger's Bavarian Cakery, CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar, Roxberry Juice Co., Smallcakes A Cupcakery, MyCamille's and Hard Knox Pizzeria.
Area Indian Affairs commission honors individual
The Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission honored James Ryals, president and principal owner of Arnold Electric Inc., during the 15th annual Dream Keepers Awards Banquet recently.
He was honored with the Lewis B. Ketchum Excellence In Business Award. Ryals, who is an enrolled Cherokee, received the award in recognition of his work in developing Arnold Electric into a multimillion dollar annual business with more than 20 employees.
The award also recognizes Ryals' support of native-owned businesses over the years.
Ryals, a native of Tahlequah, has served as an officer for the Tulsa chapter of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
He currently serves as a mayoral appointee to the City of Tulsa's electrical examiners and appeals board. Ryals also participated in the SBA's Emerging 200 initiative in 2009.
The Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission consists of eight individual members and 15 member organizations. The organization's primary mission is the advancement of American Indian culture and heritage and the provision of services to American Indians.
New health-care uniform store opens
Duty Station Uniforms & Gear recently held a ribbon-cutting at its new store in the Echelon Center, 8128 S. Memorial Drive.
The independent scrub store addresses the apparel and promotional needs of small to large businesses and health-care professionals (scrubs, lab coats, and medical supplies). The business also offers on-site custom embroidery and monogramming.
The family business is owned and operated by Bret Kennedy, Kristin Kennedy and Nancy Klocko.
Grand opening set for Subway inside gas station
Subway restaurants will celebrate the grand opening of its new store located inside the Shell Gas Station at 3025 S. Memorial Drive on Thursday through Saturday.
During the grand opening, the restaurant will offer specials and giveaways to customers.
The new Subway location, which features a drive-through window, also will provide catering to the area.
Store hours will be Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center opens facility
The Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center officially opened its newly expanded and environmentally friendly facility at 2811 E. 15th St.
After 11 months of renovation of the 40-year-old building, the new 14,000-square-foot facility has been transformed into a state-of-the-art pain management center.
Dr. Jayen Patel is medical director of the center and board-certified anesthesiologist with the American Board of Anesthesiology.
The center takes a holistic approach to pain management and provides full-service acute and chronic pain management, including injection, pharmacologic and chiropractic therapies, as well as acupuncture, massage therapy and psychological counseling.
Other specialized services include neuromodulation implants for headaches and chronic migraines; joint injections for shoulders, hips, knees and carpal tunnel conditions; ultrasound-guided nerve blocks; radiofrequency ablation for neck and/or back pain; and minimally invasive outpatient procedures for back and neck pain.
Plans for the center include expanded beauty, anti-aging and bio-identical hormone replacement consultative services. Dr. Nicole Patel, who is married to Dr. Jayen Patel, will lead this new initiative.
OK Ethics panel presentation set for Thursday
"Ethical Solutions to Conflict: Why Can't We All Get Along?" will be the topic of a Thursday panel presentation sponsored by the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium.
The presentation will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown, 616 W. Seventh St.
Panel members will include Melissa Clark of WPX Energy, Gary Richetto of Triad Associates, Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum and Kevin Kennemer of The People Group.
The group of professionals will provide real-life examples for resolving conflicts while maintaining integrity.
For more information about OK Ethics, visit tulsaworld.com/okethics