Business 2012 Look Back: Quotes to note
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, December 30, 2012
12/30/12 at 4:40 AM
Original Print Headline: Quotes to note
"There's nothing to come back to. For all intents and purposes Hostess is done."
Hostess spokesman Lance Ignon
"No one ever really noticed what we were doing up here. It all happened pretty quietly, and then a few years ago things really started to move."
Brady District property investor David Sharp
"Every bank we went to said they just weren't funding startups right now."
Dan Cameron, owner of the Cam's Grocery store that was planned to open downtown but abandoned plans this year
"We're seeing a lot of people that are changing careers and positions, hoping to move into health care because it has been such a strong industry. But we don't have many entry-level positions. We need technicians and nurses, and often we need people with experience."
Tina Williams, a recruiter for Bailey Medical Center in Owasso
"A lot of companies are sitting and waiting to see what happens, but in Oklahoma we continue to see growth. ... So we're still like this little island in a big storm ..."
Steve Agee, dean of Oklahoma City University's Meinders School of Business, commenting on the state's employment in August
''SemGroup never wagered that oil prices would fall. Those claims were a figment of imagination of others that were often repeated."
Tom Kivisto, in a July Q&A with the Tulsa World. It was Kivisto's first public comments about the SemGroup LP bankruptcy in four years.
"What do we want in life? We probably want freedom more than anything. Money gives you freedom."
David Perkins, managing director for Acquisition Advisors, talking about the recent transactions involving longtime family companies
"It looks to me that if you're married to a Realtor, you should expect a better Christmas present this year."
Rodger Erker, 2012 president of the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors
"(American Airlines' domestic network) is a structural weakness the bankruptcy cannot fix. Put (American and US Airways) together and the result is a network than can compete with anyone."
Doug Parker, chairman and CEO, US Airways