BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Sunday, December 02, 2012
12/02/12 at 3:10 AM
Cherokee Nation honors businesses of the year
The Cherokee Nation recently recognized eight certified Indian-owned businesses of the year for 2012 at the tribe's fifth annual awards banquet at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The award for Large Certified Indian Business of the Year went to Flintco in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Springdale, Ark.; Community Leadership Award to TEDCO Properties of Chelsea; Customer Service Award to RC Sales/Adventures in Advertising of Miami, Okla.; Consulting Firm of the Year to Scott & Associates of Muskogee; Construction Company of the Year to Rill Construction of Stilwell.
Other awards included the Retail Business of the Year to Meigs Jewelry in Tahlequah, Woman Owned Business of the Year to Inara Creative Specialties of Tahlequah, and Small Certified Indian Business of the Year to Springwater Fence Co. of Tahlequah.
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office has a list of 747 certified Native American-owned business vendors that it buys supplies from or hires to complete construction and infrastructure jobs.
In the past year, the Cherokee Nation has spent more than $40 million on contracts with Native American-owned businesses and invested more than $1 million in Cherokee entrepreneurs.
Orthopedic specialist opens Jenks practice
Dr. Blake Shockley has joined Central States Orthopedic Specialists and will open a Jenks practice at 9716 S. Riverside Drive.
The new office will be the fifth CSOS location in the Tulsa area and is being opened to serve patients in south Tulsa and Jenks.
Shockley joins CSOS after completing an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta.
Shockley specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine.
A former Jenks High School football player, Shockley also will join CSOS's Drs. Bryan Hawkins and Randall Hendricks as a team physician for the Jenks High School football program.
Tulsa-based PF&G acquires Flow Measurement Co.
Precision Fitting and Gauge Co., a Tulsa-based regional value-added distributor of instrumentation and control products, has purchased Flow Measurement Co.
FMC, also based in Tulsa, provides gas flow measurement equipment and services to regional natural gas producers, gatherers and transportation companies.
PF&G represents respected brands such as Parker Hannifin, Honeywell, ABB, Ametek and Dresser and has locations in Tulsa; Oklahoma City; Ponca City; Coffeyville, Kan.; Amarillo, Texas; and Farmington and Albuquerque, N.M.
Acquisition Advisors represented the seller, Charlie McNamara, on an exclusive basis.
Hiring event for veterans scheduled for Tuesday
A free hiring event, part of a nationwide effort to put the nation's veterans to work, will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Park Hall at the Expo Square Fairgrounds.
Tulsa's "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair aims at connecting job-ready returning veterans and their spouses to Tulsa-area companies looking for talent.
This hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa Metro Chamber, Broken Arrow Chamber, Broken Arrow Economic Development Corp., Workforce Tulsa and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
Job Seekers are encouraged to pre-register at no cost at tulsaworld.com/hiringheroes Proof of military service is required. Employers who would like to participate also may go to the website to register.
Additional information is available at tulsaworld.com/vetnet