Fueling and Capitalizing on an
Energy Infrastructure Surge


For key sectors of the U.S. economy, the news keeps getting better.

Manufacturing, for example, is enjoying a dramatic comeback. In April 2014, the Boston Consulting Group ranked the U.S. #2 among the world’s most competitive manufacturing hubs, calling it “a rising star of global manufacturing” due to low-cost natural gas and rising productivity. …Read More

MidFirst Bank


True to Your Money


Headquartered in Oklahoma City and one of the nation’s largest privately held banks, MidFirst Bank can trace its Oklahoma roots back to 1954. MidFirst is not only a local leader in business banking and commercial real estate lending, but it additionally offers strategic customized financial solutions for trust services and wealth and investment management through MidFirst Private Bank.

With personalized concierge service, MidFirst …Read More

McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile


Business Experience and
High Standards Get Results


Equally at home in the courtroom or the boardroom, McDonald, McCann, Metcalf & Carwile, LLP is a group of attorneys and counselors who understand the spirit of the entrepreneur and the complexities of business within the largest Fortune 500 companies to the smallest start-ups.

Rooted in Oklahoma with more than 175 years of combined experience among its 10 attorneys, the Firm has successfully litigated hundreds of cases, closed countless business deals, and has a long list of satisfied clients.  Since the Firm’s inception, it has been recognized among the top law firms in the country by Best Lawyers in America. …Read More

Prosperity Bank


Prosperity081814BTX_0PROSPNK00001The Big Bank with your Community’s Bank Inside

In a recent interview, CEO David Zalman explained the strategy that has led Prosperity Bank to become one of the largest Texas-based banks.

Mr. Zalman, I understand Prosperity Bank is a large bank, but how is that measured?
Zalman: “With 248 banking centers and $18.91 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014,  Prosperity is one of the largest Texas-based banks. This does not include F&M Bancorporation and its subsidiary, The F&M Bank & Trust Company, which we acquired on April 1, 2014.  As of March 31, 2014, F&M had $2.41 billion in assets and 13 locations in Oklahoma and Texas. Each one of Prosperity’s banking centers offers our customers full-service banking with personal bankers, Prosperity’s ‘Real Bankers,’ who understand and cater to those customers’ financial needs. We offer traditional ‘hands-on banking,’ the kind of banking based on personal relationships that used to be the standard for community banks. In other words, Prosperity provides all of the products and services offered by a big bank, but delivers them at the banking center the way a community, customer-friendly bank serves its customers.” …Read More

Choice Financial Services


Choice063014FBAM_CHOICNC00001Education Key to Helping People Make Smarter Choices About Their Finances

It wasn’t an intimidating question: “What brings you here?” For the rest of the meeting, we casually talked as much about life as we did finances.

Choice Financial Services in Oklahoma City takes a very different approach to financial planning. “Our company’s mission is to help people make smarter choices about their finances, so education, not revenue, is our top priority,” says company founder Lyndon Taylor, RFC, LUTCF. “After we take time to learn how clients got where they are, their core values and their identifiable risks, then we can counsel them. We provide that next level of financial and personal education they need to help build confidence in their retirement planning.” …Read More

Teri Aulph Consulting, LLC

Linking Arms to Equip Others With Success

It’s impossible to talk about Teri Aulph without mentioning her desire to see others succeed. Aulph’s highly decorated career easily speaks for itself, but for Aulph, a business consultant, speaker, executive coach and author, all of her awards are just icing on the cake.

“Equipping other people to be successful is my biggest motivator,” she says. And in corporate America, she has done that time and time again.

Working as a strategic corporate consultant since 2009, Aulph says her years spent as a global vice president for Fortune 500 companies have had the strongest influence on her role as a consultant. “I was successful because leaders invested in my growth as an employee,” she says.  As a result, teaching others how to invest in human capital has become foundational to her approach. “Without a doubt, a corporation’s greatest resource is always going to be the people who make up the organization.” …Read More

Divirsus Construction, LLC


Spirited Culture Underpins Business Success


In an industry of big machines, towering steel and heavy cement, construction workers often feel like footnotes in a much larger story. But to Seanlai M. Cochrane, CEO and chairwoman of Divirsus Construction, LLC, the workers who bring complex blueprints to life aren’t incidental to a project’s success; they’re instrumental.
That is why Cochrane, since taking the helm in 2009, has worked hard to build a culture that nurtures and inspires happy, confident, dedicated employees. The reward …Read More

Fellers Snider Attorneys at Law


Law Firm’s Clients Benefit From 
Diverse Knowledge Base


Oklahoma-based Fellers Snider, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, may share many of the attributes of a large metropolitan law firm, but it’s not one itself. It only plays big.

“We have the resources of a large firm with the atmosphere of a smaller firm,” says Brent Johnson, president and shareholder. “We offer the benefits of attorneys that can go toe-to-toe with firms in larger metropolitan areas. But we can do it more efficiently, and at a lower cost.” …Read More

NFP Maschino, Hudelson & Associates


Industry Insiders Give Oklahoma Businesses
the Advantage in Corporate Benefits


In the months leading to the opening of the new health insurance marketplace on January 1, 2014, the business world was holding its 
collective breath.

By the time open enrollment began, clients of NFP Maschino, Hudelson & Associates (NFP MHA) were ready to hit the ground running. Even in a still-fluid regulatory environment, they had expert support to help make important decisions. They had access to the top-tier Affordable Care Act-compliance resources and teams to ease DOL, IRS and HHS …Read More

The Persimmon Group


Business Consultants Celebrate
10 Years of Solving Challenges


Ten years ago, it was just an idea:  Assemble a group of executives with a vision to use their real-world business experiences to help others. Today, The Persimmon Group is celebrating its 10th anniversary and renewing its commitment to the building block of its success: creating tailored solutions full of practical, proven advice and working with customers to implement those solutions.

“At The Persimmon Group, …Read More