COSMOPOLITAN CONSTRUCTION

Work continues on the Cosmopolitan Apartments at Denver Avenue and Riverside Drive. The $32 million complex from Houston-based Bomasada Group will feature a fitness center, club room and a parking garage topped with a swimming pool that will overlook the Arkansas River. It is expected to be completed in late 2019. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World

NEWS & NOTES

Cattle ranchers to hold gatherings

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host two ranch gatherings this week in the Tulsa area.

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The events will provide an opportunity for cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities, discuss issues facing cattle raisers and connect with other cattle producers. The gatherings will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner Tuesday at the Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady St. in Claremore, and Wednesday at the Creek County Fairgrounds near Kellyville.

To register, go to tscra.org/ranch-gatherings or call 800-242-7820, ext. 192.

Careers in Construction celebrated

October is Careers in Construction month in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin has proclaimed.

Construction employs more than 82,000 residents, but a skills gap leaves many more jobs unfilled.

Oklahoma CareerTech is working with the National Center for Construction Education and Research and Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma to help America’s youth and displaced workers find opportunities in construction.

For more information about CareerTech’s construction trades programs, go to okcareertech.org or visit a local technology center.

HBA foundation presents check

Home Builders Association Remodelers Council and the Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation presented Revitalize T-Town, an organization that makes homes safe and secure for low-income homeowners, with a check Thursday for $41,856.50.

Every year the HBA Charitable Foundation and Tulsa HBA Remodelers Council raises money to support a local charity focused on housing and education. The funds will help provide repairs for 177 homeowners.

Revitalize T-Town, formerly known as Rebuilding Together Tulsa, has spent 21 years providing home repairs for low-income homeowners in Tulsa.

Jones & Laughlin reunion set Oct. 20

Former employees of Jones & Laughlin will hold their 35th annual reunion Saturday, Oct. 20. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Watch, 8178 S. Lewis Ave. For reservations, call 918-743-4948.

Video marketing workshop set

Learn how to create videos for your business with “Do It Yourself Video Marketing” from REI Oklahoma. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Tulsa office, 7615 E. 63rd Place Suite 201.

Presenter Stephen Koranda of Back to You Marketing will lead the workshop. The cost is $20 to attend. Register online at reiwbc.org or call Leslie Browand at 800-658-2823.

WPX Energy executive to speak

WPX Energy Chief Operating Officer and President Clay Gaspar will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming Tulsa Chapter of Oklahoma Business Ethics luncheon.Gaspar has more than two decade of experience in the oil and gas industry. At WPX he oversees the company’s capital budget for drilling and development and has helped lead WPX through a number of transformational events, including the company’s entry into the Permian Basin.

The luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown, 616 W. Seventh St. Cost is $40 for OK Ethics members and $50 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Register online at okethics.org by Oct. 12.

DATA POINT

$15

Minimum hourly pay for Amazon workers starting next month.

3.5

Unemployment rate in the Tulsa metro area for August.

$70 million

Price that Dallas company R/D Investors paid for Tulsa Hills shopping center.

13

Aircraft in the fleet of Tulsa-based Omni Air International, which is being bought by Air Transport Services Group.

HEADLINES

MEDICAL

St. John to change its name

St. John Health System is changing its name to Ascension St. John as part of a national rebranding effort by its parent company.

RETAIL

Warby Parker opens in Brookside

Online eyeglassmaker Warby Parker opened it second brick-and-mortar store in Oklahoma at 3516 S. Peoria Ave. in Center 1.

AEROSPACE

Gulfstream buys nacelles line

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has acquired The NORDAM Group Inc. manufacturing line that produces nacelles for the G500 and G600 business jets.

FINANCE

Options slim for cannabis firms

The introduction of medical marijuana in Oklahoma means an influx of cash into the market as new businesses, including dispensaries and growing operations, work to get off the ground. But not every financial institution wants to be their bank.

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