Tuesday, May 19, 2009

April 2009 Recognition for Oklahoma

NewsOK.com was honored earlier this month as one of the top 12
newspaper media websites in the world by the International Digital
Arts and Sciences. The Washington Times, the New York Daily News,
USA Today and The Wall Street Journal were also nominated.

More than 667,000 visitors attended 50 events at the Ford Center
during the first quarter, according to SMG, which manages the
facility owned by Oklahoma City.

Bob Howard Toyota, 12929 N. Kelly Avenue, received Toyota Motor
Sales U.S.A. Inc.’s President’s Award for outstanding sales and
service. The dealership has received the award five times.

Four energy giants from Oklahoma earned spots on the annual Fortune
500 list of the country’s 500 largest publicly traded companies.
Oneok Inc. was 159th, Devon Energy Corporation placed 163rd, Williams
Company was 218th and Chesapeake Energy Corporation came in at 230th.

Baptist Medical Center and Oklahoma Heart Hospital were among the
top 125 hospitals in the nation on a list published by AARP The
Magazine. (The Journal Record, 04/01/2009)

Tulsa and Oklahoma City are among a select group of metro areas that
as of January hadn’t succumbed to the recession, according to
msnbc.com. (Tulsa World, 04/09/2009)

Oklahoma City is the winner of the “Mission:Orange” campaign by the
American Society for the Prevention to the Cruelty to Animals which
provides additional money and staff to shelters in the fight against
pet overpopulation. (The Oklahoman, 04/14/2009)

The number of visitors to the state’s tourism information centers is
up by 12% compared to last year, despite the economy. (Tulsa World,

Chesapeake Energy Corporation of Oklahoma City ranked 12th on Outside
magazine’s second annual “Best Places to Work” list. (The Journal
Record, 04/27/2009)