Owasso Chamber connecting local business leaders in engaging ways | News



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Brady Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa (left), and McKenzie Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter


Brady Deaton and McKenzie Dildy may live in different parts of Tulsa County, but they have Owasso to thank for their newfound friendship.

Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa, and Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning.

The two were among over a dozen local business leaders to convene at Prosperity Bank off of 96th Street as part of the bimonthly event, with Tuesday serving as the Chamber’s first gathering since March due to COVID-19.

It was also Deaton’s and Dildy’s first time attending a Business Over Breakfast in Owasso, which gave them an

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Live Local Inland Northwest launches directory, online marketplace for area businesses

Live Local Inland Northwest is launching an online marketplace for Spokane-area businesses and organizations to showcase their products for free while providing them with an opportunity to reach a wider customer base.

The marketplace acts as a one-stop shop for businesses and organizations, which can showcase up to 10 items on the platform. Businesses are able to sell directly to customers on the marketplace or link to their own e-commerce website.

“We are calling it Spokane’s virtual Main Street,” said Janice Miller, communications director for Live Local INW, adding the marketplace gives each business a chance to have prime online storefront space while lifting each other up in the process.

More than 400 locally owned and operated businesses have signed up to participate in the online marketplace, which goes live Tuesday.

The Grain Shed co-owner and brewer Teddy Benson said he’s excited about the online marketplace.

The Perry District brewery,

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Linda Yaccarino Adds Local Ad Sales Purview, New Data Strategy Unit in Expanded NBCU Role

After overhauling NBCUniversal’s news and entertainment divisions, new CEO Jeff Shell has turned his attention to the business side, expanding Linda Yaccarino’s role at the company.

Yaccarino has been promoted to chairman of global advertising and partnerships for NBCUuniversal. In addition to overseeing national advertising sales, ad sales marketing and global partnerships, Yaccarino will now add the local advertising sales and strategic initiatives teams to her purview, and will also head up a new companywide data strategy unit.

This is an extension of NBCUniversal’s One Platform offering, rolled out earlier this year, which enables the selling of ad inventory across all screens. Today’s moves will align NBCU’s local ad sales operation with its global sales efforts.

“Linda has done a fantastic job moving the advertising business forward, not just for NBCUniversal but the industry at large,” said Shell in a statement. “I’m excited for her to continue architecting the future

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Cap Times Idea Fest: Bob Woodward assesses Trump, Biden and the state of journalism | Local Government

Woodward said during his discussions with Trump, Trump consistently emphasized that Biden is impaired and has slowed down. Woodward agreed, in part.

 “He has slowed down a little bit. He’s hesitant on some things,” Woodward said. Conversely, “Trump just goes right to the throat.”

When asked about similarities and differences between President Richard Nixon and Trump and the impeachment proceedings earlier in the year, Woodward was unequivocal: “Nixon was a criminal and a proven criminal. No one has pinned a crime on Trump.”

A big difference, Woodward said, was the component of premeditation.

“A crime, as we know, required premeditation almost always. Particularly political crimes, you have to plot. Trump doesn’t plot. He doesn’t premeditate. It’s all the impulse,” he said.

When Robert Mueller began his special investigation, Woodward said he was pretty confident there would be no smoking gun because “Trump doesn’t think or act that way.”

When it

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Local entrepreneur group offers LinkedIn webinar for business owners | Business



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EO Charleston, the area’s local chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global business network for entrepreneurs, is offering a virtual presentation to all local business owners on Wed., October 14 at noon. The in-depth and interactive workshop will be presented by Colleen McKenna, a national LinkedIn consulting, coaching and training expert who has been engaged by more than 600 companies to increase their presence, revenue and hiring opportunities.

This session will challenge business owners to think differently about their personal brand, network and engagement on LinkedIn. Entrepreneurs will gain clarity, insight, and actionable next steps including how to elevate their presence, generate referrals and new business opportunities.

“Colleen and her team will provide attendees with concrete results right out of the gate,” said Matt Sullivan, EO Charleston’s learning chair. “Based on feedback from other EO chapters, this webinar will open our eyes to how much traction a

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Livingston Central FBLA competes at virtual national conference | Local News

SMITHLAND — Even though 2020 has brought its share of challenges, some things have continued on, including the tradition of Livingston Central Future Business Leaders of America members qualifying to compete at the FBLA National Conference.

For the 11th year in a row, members of LCHS FBLA have competed at the Regional, State and National levels. Due to COVID-19, this year’s National Conference had to be held virtually so students were required to take their assessments online at home, record and upload their speeches and demonstrations online and participate in Zoom conference meetings to have interaction with the judges. This was a unique experience for the students and they handled the challenge with poise and maturity and represented LCHS incredibly well.

The following students competed in the 2020 FBLA National Conference: Jansen Freeman — Healthcare Administration, Sidney Hubbard — Introduction to Business Presentation, and Olivia Grace Ramage — Sales Presentation.

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For kids to stay in school, adults need to buy in to COVID-19 health rules, new Billings campaign says | Local News

The campaign comes as Yellowstone County Health Officer John Felton has said new rules will issued if Billings can’t halt the increase in its new cases, and as health providers issued a plea for people for people to follow health precautions. 

The push is backed by groups including the Billings Chamber of Commerce, St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health, Big Sky Economic Development, Visit Billings, Billings Public Schools, Billings Catholic Schools, Montana State University Billings, Rocky Mountain College, and the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools. 

Whether school buildings should remain open has been a topic of academic and practical debate. Education and health experts have made evidence-backed cases for both sides.

Schools offer critical in-person services for kids, and there was significant concern about student mental and emotional health during spring shutdowns. However, school buildings have the potential to become hotbeds of COVID-19 spread if safety measures like

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Bartell Drugs, a local, family-owned business for 130 years, to be sold to Rite Aid for $95 million

After months of pandemic-related financial strain and years of uncertainty over its future, Bartell Drugs, one of the oldest companies in Washington state and one of the most familiar names in the Seattle business community, is being sold.

The 67-store regional drugstore chain, which has been owned by the same family since its founding in Seattle’s Central District in 1890, will be acquired by Rite Aid for $95 million, the companies announced Wednesday. 

“We felt that this was the only answer,” said George D. Bartell, co-owner and chairman of the company his grandfather, George H. Bartell Sr., founded 130 years ago. “It was getting more difficult for regional operators to compete in the market.”

Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid, which has about 2,500 stores in 19 states, including 69 in and around Seattle, will keep the Bartell name on the stores. It disclosed no plans to close stores or cut any of

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