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Paradigm opens commercial division
OKLAHOMA CITY - Paradigm AdvantEdge Real Estate, 16301 N. May Ave. in Oklahoma City, has opened a commercial real estate division. Ken Lawton has been appointed to head the department. "Although our company has primarily handled residential real estate transactions, we have always had some associates with the background and expertise to handle some commercial business for our company," said Charlene Wilson, co owner. "We think that there are many opportunities in the commercial market and the time is right, under Ken's leadership, to develop our exposure in the commercial market." Lawton retired from Bank of Nichols Hills and entered the real estate business in 2002. He has the certified commercial investment member designation. - Staff report
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Foundation to present award

Six women to celebrate


In 1994, the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women was created to improve the quality of life for women, families and children in Oklahoma. The commission established the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame to recognize Oklahoma women who are pioneers in projects that benefit the state, have made significant contributions, have championed women's issues or have served as public policy advocates. Six women have been selected to receive the prestigious honor of induction into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame. They are S. Elaine Dodd, a pioneer in the law enforcement area; Lou Kerr, a businesswoman and advocate for education and the arts; Terri Watkins, nationally acclaimed investigative journalist; Ida Blackburn, former television host, producer and businesswoman; Nancy Miller, worldrenown writer, director and producer of television and film; and Linda Haneborg, marketing consultant and media strategist. The induction ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Dodd is the first female undercover agent and then director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. She set the standards to lead other Oklahoma drug enforcement in areas that have been models for other states. Kerr has spent her life as an ambassador for Oklahoma and an advocate for the betterment of life for women, youth and family. Her philanthropic endeavors have made a lasting effect on innumerable people. Watkins has worked diligently to elevate stature for female reporters to cover hard news. She's broken barriers with her tough but fair approach to being the eyes and ears of the public. Blackburn promoted local charities and performers and her popular TV shows provided entertainment for children and families. Miller's shows and films typically feature a strong woman lead, and she frequently interjects Oklahoma names and landmarks into her scripts. Her recent TNT series, Saving Grace, was about a female Oklahoma detective. As a corporate executive, small business owner and entrepreneur, women's and political advocate, she has dedicated herself to empowering women in their careers. For information, visit www.ok.gov/ ocsw.

OSHA levies $281 K in fines to refinery


WYNNEWOOD - The owner of a refinery in Wynnewood faces $281,000 in fines for a boiler explosion that killed two The year the workers last Wynnewood Refining year. Co. was fined for The similar violations. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the fines against Wynnewood Refining Co. Employees Billy Smith and Russell Mann died Sept. 28 when a large boiler exploded at the refinery. The OSHA report cited several violations involving the engineering and hazardous use of the boiler. The company had been cited for similar violations in 2008. David Bates, the director of OSHA's Oklahoma City-area office, said it's possible the deaths could have been avoided if the company had followed OSHA standards. CVR Energy Inc., which owns the

The Integris Foundation will present the Philanthropist of the Year award to Gene and Jo Downing of Oklahoma City during its fundraising gala on Friday at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center. Gene Downing has served on the Integris Southwest board since 2001. Jo Downing has served on the Integris Foundation board since 2009. The Kansas natives formed Oklahoma City-based Downing Wellhead Equipment Inc. in 1980. Tickets for the gala are $250. For information, visit www.integrisgiving.org/gala . COURTESY PHOTO

refinery, says the company is reviewing OSHA's findings and is working to address the agency's concerns.
Associated Press, Staff report

Encore entrepreneur workshops set


TULSA - AARP Oklahoma and the U.S. Small Business Administration have scheduled two entrepreneur workshops on Wednesday in Tulsa as

part of National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month. "Many new entrepreneurs are saving their best acts for their encore performance," said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. "They're using their decades of expertise and their Rolodexes to start new businesses and to finally pursue that venture that has been stirring their

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