The Digital Wedding Planner. Planning a wedding doesn't have to be as intimidating as it sounds with the help of a new iPhone application. Tulsa-based graphic designer Jimmy Gramblin and software engineer Ryan Gillette recently created WeddingScan, which uses barcode scanning technology to let couples create a simple, fully customizable wedding registry that isn't limited to a specific store. After downloading the app and registering at WeddingScan.com, couples have the ability to go to any store and scan a product's barcode or take a picture of the item and write a description using their iPhone. The app organizes the products into categories in a single registry, which the couple can invite guests to view through the website. Guests can purchase items either from the store where they were registered or from Amazon.com's online vendors. Visit WeddingScan.com for more information.
Going Global. After nearly two years in operation, the BOK Center proves it's worth its weight in ticket sales. Pollstar magazine ranked the arena ninth in the nation for ticket sales and 24th in the world based on sales from January 1 through June 30 of this year. The center came in with 180,280 sales, and credits the crowd-pleasing acts it has booked for its success. So far the BOK Center has hosted nine of the 10 current top nationwide tours, including Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and Michael Bublé. That's putting on a great show, guys. For more information about the center, go to bokcenter.com.
The Ambitious Bunch. It looks as if the student has definitely become the teacher in Oklahoma's chapter of Junior Achievement.
Junior Achievement of Oklahoma announces that a local team of young entrepreneurs has qualified for the finals of the 2010 North American JA Company of the Year Competition.
Team F.A.B. (Future Associates of Business) from Union High School will challenge the success, innovation and expertise of 23 other finalist companies vying for top honors at the highly anticipated event held July 18-20 in Minneapolis. The event is co-presented by FedEx Corp. and Best Buy, with additional sponsorships from HP and Sam's Club.
The competition is Junior Achievement's annual celebration of the accomplishments of JA Company Program® students (ages 15-19) in the United States and Canada.
The finalists showcase their entrepreneurial acumen before a panel of independent judges who evaluate company performance in light of competition criteria as compared with other JA student companies. The goal is to balance the business achievements of each team as a whole with members' individual personal development and knowledge.
Supplying Education. Abuelo's Mexican restaurant, located at 10909 E. 71ST St. South, is hosting a back-to-school "crayons for Queso" school supplies drive July 1-31, 2010. Guests are invited to bring new school supply items into Abuelo's and in return, they will receive a free appetizer or dessert. The supplies will be donated to schools and teachers. Supplies that are needed include: 1- 16 count box of crayons; 12-pack of pens; 12-pack of pencils; two packages of loose-leaf notebook paper; two spiral notebooks; one box of tissue.
"Being a community partner is important to Abuelo's," said Troy Gacek, General Manager of Abuelo's. "The supplies will be greatly appreciated and help get our local schools and teachers off to a good start."
Each guest who brings suggested school supplies will receive their choice of a complimentary appetizer or dessert including Guacamole, Queso, Layered Dip, Margarita Pie or Flan.
A drop off box is located in the lobby of the restaurant for the donated supplies. Guests should check in with a host or hostess before placing the supplies in the bin to receive their complimentary appetizer or dessert.
For more information about Abuelo's "Crayons for Queso" school supply drive promotion, please contact the restaurant at 249-1546.
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