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Best Continuing Education or Professional Development Institutions Sandler Training of Oklahoma Dale Carnegie Training Francis Tuttle Technology Center Professional Development Institute, Oklahoma City Community College University of Central Oklahoma

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Best Advertising Agencies

ach year, okc.BIZ presents Best of Business, a readerdriven nomination, voting and awards process that spans more than 20 categories, hundreds of nominees and thousands of votes. Below are 2017’s winners.

VI Marketing and Branding Ackerman McQueen Freestyle Creative Jordan Advertising McMahon Marketing

Best Commercial Bank or Financing Sources

Eide Bailly LLP BKD CPAs & Advisors HoganTaylor LLP Hyde & Company CPAs PC Matthew Mann CPA PLLC

Bank of Oklahoma BancFirst MidFirst Bank Regent Bank Republic Bank & Trust

Best Web Design and Services

Best CPA or Accounting Firms for a Business

Best Local Places for a Business Event

Best Event Rental & Planning Companies

Best Agencies for Business Travel

factor 110 | 110 events Conventions & More Eventures LimeLight Productions Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events

Travel With Kathy AAA Bentley Hedges Travel Journey House Travel Inc. WorldTravelService

Best Commercial Law Firms Durbin, Larimore and Bialick, P.C. Blau Law Firm Crowe & Dunlevy Attorneys and Counselors at Law McAfee & Taft Spencer Fane LLP

Best Places for a Company Retreat Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma Memorial Union University of Oklahoma Sooner Bowling Center The Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Best Commercial Construction Companies

Levant Technologies Freestyle Creative McMahon Marketing s design, inc. VI Marketing and Branding

21c Museum Hotel Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse Oklahoma Memorial Union University of Oklahoma Skirvin Hilton Hotel

DBG Construction LLC Alliance Property Development Lingo Construction Precision Builders Smith and Pickel

Best Commercial Architecture Firms

Best Commercial Real Estate Companies

Best Commercial Sign Companies

Frankfurt Short Bruza fitzsimmons architects GSB, Inc. Krittenbrink Architecture LLC TAP Architecture

Baker First CRE Services Equity Realty Keller Williams Realty NAI Sullivan Group Rieger Realty, LLC.

Blue Diamond Signs FastSigns Industrial Signs & Neon J&B Graphics Signs Now

Best Public Relations Firms

Best Caterers for a Company Event

Best Local Commercial Insurance Agencies

Jones Public Relations, Inc. Anglin Public Relations Freestyle Creative Koch Communications VI Marketing and Branding

Aunt Pittypat’s Catering Abbey Road Catering Running Wild Catering Sooner Legends Banquet & Catering Services The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City

Garner Insurance Company Bradford Willis, Farmers Insurance INSURICA NFP Corporate Services Rich & Cartmill Insurance and Bonds

Best Employer Group Medical Insurance Providers BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma Aetna Cigna INSURICA United Healthcare

Best Business Furniture / Equipment / Supplies Companies Stow’s Office Furniture Copelin’s Office Supplies Galleria Furniture Scott Rice Smart Image Systems

Best Promotional Products Companies Moisant Promotional Products IMAGENation Promotional Group, Inc. Impressions Printing Lure Promo SmithDryden

Best Business-Related Nonprofits Oklahoma Venture Forum Better Business Bureau Chickasaw Nation Department of Health HeartLine Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Best Commercial Graphic Design Firms Freestyle Creative Levant Technologies McMahon Marketing s design inc VI Marketing and Branding

Best Local Investment Advisors or Providers for a Business Eide Bailly Financial Services Cameron Financial DM Wealth Management Gorton Financial Group Scott Dunn, Opes One Advisors These are the honorees in each

Best Information Technology Management Companies

Best Commercial Property Management/ Leasing Companies

InterWorks, Inc. DMC Services Dobson Technologies Smart Computing Technology, LLC Standards I.T.

Northstar Properties Baker First CRE Services Midtown Renaissance Price Edwards & Company RentKing, LLC

category listed in alphabetical order; the company that earned the most votes is in bold italics and at the top of the list.

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Best Commercial Bank or Financing Sources

Best Web Design and Services

Bank of Oklahoma

Levant Technologies

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ank of Oklahoma combines the best of two banking worlds. As part of BOK Financial Corporation, it’s a top-25 U.S.-based financial services company with a long history of strength and stability, offering resources and experience that smaller banks are not always able to provide. BOK Financial, headquartered in Tulsa, has grown to include operations in a 10-state area, and personal service remains a priority. Bank of Oklahoma emphasizes relationship

banking for companies of all sizes. It helps growing companies raise capital in a variety of ways, from providing assistance with Small Business Administration 504 (SBA) loans to serving as an agent for loan syndicates to companies that need multibank credit facilities. The capacity to lend, paired with state-of-the-art treasury services and local customer service, continue to make Bank of Oklahoma the ideal bank for businesses.

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t starts with listening to client needs and ends with customized websites and apps accessed by thousands. Norman-based Levant Technologies is the key for getting the message of local businesses, nonprofits and entrepreneurs online. With a personalized approach and a commitment to extraordinary customer service, hundreds have turned to the experts at Levant for compelling website designs.

This small, hardworking team has even been named one of the Top 5 Best Overall Companies in North America and one of the Top 5 Community Impact honorees for its work with nonprofits, awarded in 2016 by the U.S. Business Excellence Forum. The company has grown over the past 14 years to a full-time staff of 14 with offices in both Norman and Chicago.

HONOREES: BancFirst, MidFirst Bank, Regent Bank,

HONOREES: Freestyle Creative; McMahon Marketing; s design, inc.;

Best Commercial Architecture Firms

Best Public Relations Firms

Frankfurt Short Bruza

Jones Public Relations, Inc.

Republic Bank & Trust

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ince its founding in 1945, Frankfurt Short Bruza has exceeded expectations and contributed iconic structures to Oklahoma communities. Specializing in the markets of aviation, civic, corporate, educational, federal, infrastructure/technology and Native American projects, FSB is renowned for its ability to exceed client expectations. Operating under guiding principles of character, teamwork, excellence and community, employees enjoy working at FSB. 

Nearly 30 percent of the firm’s 150 employees have been with the company more than 10 years. Today, a vibrant new brand, new collaborative workspaces and a growing Fortune 500 client list continue to attract high-caliber staff. FSB’s reputation for quality and service allows it to win projects such as the Will Rogers World Airport terminal expansion, Oklahoma State Capitol interior renovation, Choctaw Nation headquarters and an Air Force One aviation facility at Andrews Air Force Base.

HONOREES: fitzsimmons architects; GSB, Inc.; Krittenbrink

Architecture LLC; TAP Architecture

VI Marketing and Branding

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ones Public Relations, Inc. is known for making its clients heard in Oklahoma City and across the nation. Established 16 years ago by Brenda Jones Barwick, APR, president and CEO, the firm provides clientele with integrated communications strategies in areas including public affairs, digital and social media, content marketing, consumer marketing, branding, creative services, research insights and leadership training. This well-connected firm boasts

significant international, national and statewide contacts with extensive intelligence of the public sphere and political policy. Through its team of close to 20 members, Jones PR gets your message to the right people at the right time. In 2015 and 2016, Jones PR was ranked in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. In recent years, the firm has earned multiple No. 1 honors in okc.BIZ’s Best of Business awards.

HONOREES: Anglin Public Relations, Freestyle Creative,

Koch Communications, VI Marketing and Branding

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Best Employer Group Medical Insurance Providers

BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma

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lueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is the state’s largest health care company, serving more than 800,000 members from every corner of Oklahoma and everywhere in between. BCBSOK stands apart because it now reaches more members through the Mobile Assistance Center, which helps members and nonmembers with things big and small, from insurance inquiries and claims to printing insurance ID cards. For more than 76 years, BCBSOK has been there for its members, in

large part because of its employees’ commitment and passion. Everything BCBSOK does is guided by the straightforward core purpose: “To do everything in our power to stand with our members in sickness and in health.” After multiple years on the okc.BIZ Best of Business honoree list, this year, business peers voted BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma the No. 1 Best Employer Group Medical Insurance Provider in the metro.

Sandler Training of Oklahoma

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t’s never too late to learn new things, and Sandler Training of Oklahoma knows this. The company uses reinforcement, business coaching and accountability to ensure visionary clients have the best learning experience possible, whether they’re learning by themselves, with a team or as part of an organization. Sandler’s clients have excelled in more than 200 industries over four decades and have cemented the company’s status as a

global education leader. Doyce and Mike Crandall founded Sandler Training of Oklahoma in 2009, and they are still active in helping clients grow. Sandler trainers have already had highly successful careers as sales and management professionals, and they use the Sandler methodology in their mission to train and mentor others to be successful in their professional lives, which typically positively impacts their personal lives, too.

HONOREES: Dale Carnegie Training, Francis Tuttle

Technology Center, Professional Development Institute at Oklahoma City Community College, University of Central Oklahoma

HONOREES: Aetna, Cigna, INSURICA, UnitedHealthcare

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Best Continuing Education or Professional Development Institutions

PRINTING AND BINDERY SERVICES

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Best CPA or Accounting Firms for Businesses

VI Marketing and Branding

Eide Bailly LLP

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t VI, the pursuit of innovative marketing and branding ideas for clients is both satisfying and consuming. From its first day, VI team members were early adopters of the belief that every company, product and service has a story to tell, that every brand worth its salt should have a voice and unique position in the marketplace. A regional firm approaching 70 strong, VI Marketing and Branding has been exercising its integrated ap-

proach for more than 28 years. The VI team succeeds by developing new strategies that help transform companies from good to great. VI maintains its position in the market by living its brand identity every day while practicing its principles through its people, culture, work and community engagement. In 2016 alone, VI was awarded 68 Oklahoma City American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), including 24 gold and a People’s Choice honor.

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ide Bailly client experiences are different than at other CPA firms. Its professionals deliver genuine and insightful advice, and they strive to become your trusted business advisors. Founded in 1917, Eide Bailly is one of INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 25 CPA firms in the nation, with 29 offices in 13 states. Its clients benefit from local, personal service while enjoying access to 1,700 professionals with diverse skill sets and experiences. From its core services of

audit and assurance and tax to expanded services including accounting services, cost segregation, financial services, forensic and valuation, health care reform, international services, risk advisory services, technology consulting, transaction services and wealth management, its experienced professionals make clients feel understood, connected and confident. Eide Bailly’s collaborative approach demonstrates its dedication to all its clients and their success.

HONOREES: Ackerman McQueen, Freestyle Creative,

HONOREES: BKD CPAs & Advisors, HoganTaylor LLP,

Best Places for a Business Event

Commercial Real Estate Companies

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Baker First CRE Services

Jordan Advertising, McMahon Marketing

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ational Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum opened its doors in 1965. For more than 25 years, it has offered facility rental services to businesses and organizations looking to surround themselves with a first-class experience that encompasses true American and Oklahoma history. The museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. With a focus on hospitality, the venue offers world-class food and bev-

erage services through Petroleum Club Oklahoma City and state-of-theart audio-visual service through PDCAV. In addition to the Sam Noble Special Events Center, the museum offers venues such as the S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room, Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater and its newest event space, Prosperity Junction. Prosperity Junction, a turn-of-thecentury cattle town, offers a unique opportunity to immerse guests in the narrative of the American West.

HONOREES: 21c Museum Hotel, Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse,

Oklahoma Memorial Union-University of Oklahoma, Skirvin Hilton Hotel

Hyde & Company CPAs PC, Matthew Mann CPA PPLC

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ith experience in all types of commercial real estate, from raw land to developed properties and all aspects therein, Baker First focuses on superior attention to clients. Its services include commercial brokerage, property management, development and construction. Many national chains and other businesses turn to Baker First CRE Services when looking to expand to Oklahoma City. Opened in 1988, the company has strong institutional knowledge of the

regional market. This knowledge, combined with its robust relationships, helps the firm provide quick results. The combination of services common with a large firm and customer care that is typical from small business has allowed Baker First to develop a strong reputation in the industry. Baker First stresses innovation, which has helped the company better understand client needs and desires as it provides seamless communication from start to finish.

HONOREES: Equity Realty, Keller Williams Realty, NAI Sullivan Group,

Rieger Realty, LLC.

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Best Caterers for a Company Event

Specializing in Professional Development for Leadership, Management, and Sales

of Oklahoma www.customgrowth.sandler.com | 405-844-1700 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 224 Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Aunt Pittypat’s Catering

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unt Pittypat’s Catering has led quality catering in culinary creativity in Oklahoma City for more than 35 years. It boasts an exceptionally welltrained staff, high-quality and modern display equipment, creative and detail-oriented sales managers and one of the best executive chefs in the city — co-owner Christine Dowd. Aunt Pittypat’s has been in the Howell family since 1986. Bob Howell established it as a culinary leader and

trendsetter then. His daughter Maggie Howell bought the business with Christine Dowd in 2004. They pride themselves in great customer service and restaurant-level staffing and training that matches the high quality of food, which are big reasons businesses voted it Best of Business’ No. 1 spot for Best Caterers for a Company Event.

HONOREES: Abbey Road Catering, Running Wild Catering, Sooner Legends

Banquet & Catering Services, The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City

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Best Event Rental & Planning Companies

factor 110 | 110 events

featuring the trend setting culinary talents of chef christine dowd

Setting theStandard in Events for over35 years! weddings • meetings corporate events private chef dinners milestone celebrations & more

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or many companies, putting on a meeting or event can be nervewracking. Finding a location and confirming the details can be a massive undertaking. For factor 100 | 100 events, success is about factoring in the difference. It’s about the difference they provide in their service, value and creativity by exploring unique approaches while respecting the mission and budget. Celebrating 10 years in 2017, the company is proud of its track record

and prides itself as an industry trendsetter. factor 110’s unparalleled knowledge of the finest local venues, caterers, attractions, tours, transportation and other services allows clients to achieve the ultimate destination experience while 110 events provides the finest inventory in event rentals.​The certified, award-winning team has more industry certifications, awards and crisis management training than any other event company in the state.

HONOREES: Conventions & More; Eventures; LimeLight Productions, Inc.;

Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events


Best Information Technology Management Companies

InterWorks, Inc.

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ith a history of providing top services while building strong client relationships, InterWorks, Inc. continues to excel in the field of information technology management. InterWorks, founded in 1996, has a passion for technology and people. It delivers full-spectrum IT and data solutions to a diverse client base. From servers and storage to development and visualization, InterWorks does it all. “We continue to win the repeat business of our clients, establishing

ourselves as trusted advisors for all their technology needs,” CEO Behfar Jahanshahi said. Leveraging innovative technology from partners such as Dell and Tableau Software, InterWorks helps organizations across the globe build foundations for sustained success, offering services from coast to coast and even in the U.K., Germany and Netherlands. InterWorks also is a regular honoree on okc.BIZ’s Best Places to Work in Oklahoma list.

HONOREES: DMC Services; Dobson Technologies;

Smart Computing Technology, LLC; Standards I.T.

Best Commercial Law Firms

Durbin, Larimore and Bialick, P.C.

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hat sets Durbin, Larimore & Bialick, P.C. apart from other law firms is its capability to provide the quality, reputation and full range of services expected of larger law firms while maintaining the accessibility, flexibility and efficiency of a smaller firm. Its attorneys each share a deep commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in the legal field, whether they are repre-

senting individuals, startup companies, a growing business or established institutions in the courtroom or in the boardroom. Durbin, Larimore & Bialick, P.C. was founded in 1983 by Gerald E. Durbin, James K. Larimore and Mark E. Bialick. All three remain active in the firm today. The firm maintains a MartindaleHubbell rating as one of the top 1,000 law firms in the United States.

HONOREES: Blau Law Firm, Crowe & Dunlevy Attorneys and Counselors

at Law, McAfee & Taft, Spencer Fane LLP

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ocated about one hour south of OKC in south-central Oklahoma in the heart of the historic Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center is an ideal location for corporate retreats, weddings, family reunions, church groups and relaxing getaways. The retreat sits at one of the highest points in the Arbuckle Mountains and includes numerous conference and meeting rooms, an amphitheater, a

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lounge and both group and private dining spaces. Additionally, guests can enjoy the retreat’s two-story, state-ofthe-art fitness center with more than 30 pieces of equipment and an indoor walking track, an on-site by-reservation spa, an indoor lap pool, a sauna and steam room and more. The opportunity for organized adventure makes the retreat a model location to work on team-building or to relax and enjoy some downtime.

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Oklahoma Memorial Union-University of Oklahoma; Sooner Bowling Center; The Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa

Best Commercial Sign Companies

Blue Diamond Signs

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lue Diamond Signs is relatively young, and owner and president Donny Ho sees that as an advantage. Ho started his custom signage manufacturing business in 2001 as an advertising agency and soon found a niche for creating signs that stood out from the competition. Blue Diamond offers a wide variety of products while offering a turnkey solution, including design, permitting, fabrication and installation. Ho’s client roster includes Lockheed

Martin, Kings Travel Plaza, Cumulus Media, Turner Turnpike, Mustang Elementary School, Natural Grocers and more. The company creates custom monuments, digital LED message boards, awning and canopy signs, vehicle wraps, banners, neon and more — and all Blue Diamond Signs’ work is guaranteed. Many of Ho’s designers and technicians bring more than two decades of prior experience with them as they help clients achieve their branding goals.

HONOREES: FastSigns, Industrial Signs & Neon, J&B Graphics, Signs Now

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Best Commercial Construction Companies

DBG Construction LLC

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ounded in 2007, DBG Construction LLC is beginning its 10th year as a woman-owned small business and full-service general contractor in Oklahoma City. Co-founders Deemah Ramadan and Frey Radfar have built the company’s reputation as an innovative firm that manages and executes timely, cost-effective results. DBG’s construction operations were founded on transparent communication, and they continue to champion the company’s purpose of building a better community one person, one building at a time. DBG

Construction has successfully completed major projects for clients such as Chase Bank, the University of Oklahoma, Norman Regional Hospital, Moore Public Schools, Carlisle FoodService Products and Dunlap Codding law firm. These projects include construction management, ground-up construction, design/build and facility maintenance. The company’s facility maintenance team handles repairs and multitrade projects, currently servicing more than 100 locations throughout Oklahoma.

HONOREES: Alliance Property Development, Lingo Construction,

Precision Builders, Smith & Pickel Construction

Best Local Commercial Insurance Agencies

Garner Insurance Company

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n its four years in business, the independently owned and operated Garner Insurance Company insurance agency has been committed to providing outstanding customer service. With access to more than 125 companies, Garner can tailor a policy to fit many different needs. Commercial insurance coverage options include bonds, general liability, commercial auto and property, business owners policy (BOB), contractors, builders risk, restaurant and

even church insurance. Garner has grown rapidly in the past year and a half, from two employees to six, and serves the Norman community and the state of Oklahoma. “We serve all types of businesses, but we’ve developed a niche in trucking companies and those that do directional drilling for cable, sewer and water lines,” said owner Jared Garner. The company also provides personal home, vehicle and life insurance.

HONOREES: Bradford Willis, Farmers Insurance; INSURICA;

NFP Corporate Services; Rich & Cartmill Insurance and Bonds

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Best Commercial Property Management/Leasing Companies

Best Agencies for Business Travel

Northstar Properties

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orthstar Properties thrives as a reliable and innovative property management company overseeing apartment complexes and storage space throughout the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. Its staff is determined to deliver maximum results, increasing profits through commercial property management, finance, administration, construction, development, rehabilitation, due diligence services, modernization and more. Northstar maintains its reputation as an industry leader by focusing on

employee education and fostering honest, profitable relationships with investors and clients. Co-founder Edmond Carlson established his property management career in 1984 when he helped build and manage two of the region’s most successful property management firms. He and his partners quickly grew the company to be one of the largest in the state. In 2004, they formed Northstar Properties so they could streamline their portfolio and emphasize relationships with employees and residents.

HONOREES: Baker CRE Services; Midtown Renaissance;

Price Edwards & Company; RentKing, LLC

Best Business Furniture/Equipment/ Supply Companies

Stow’s Office Furniture

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tow’s Office Furniture has everything its clients need to transform ho-hum offices into exemplary workspaces that radiate success. The locally owned and operated business offers a wide selection of desks, chairs, conference room furnishings, accent pieces, filing solutions, modular system workspaces and more. Stow’s staff will work with you to meet your office needs while staying within your budget. With almost 30 years in the business,

Stow’s is adept at anticipating business needs and helping create office environments perfect for both clients and employees. Started in 1989 by Jerry Stow, today, Jerry and his wife Diana maintain partnerships with more than 30 manufacturers while providing customers with a superior selection of new and quality preowned office furnishings from their three-story, 60,000 square-foot facility in downtown Oklahoma City’s historic Automobile Alley district.

HONOREES: Copelin’s Office Supplies, Galleria Furniture, Scott Rice,

Smart Image Systems

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ravel With Kathy serves businesses and nonprofit organizations in several ways. These include trips that are awarded as prizes for employee contests or as raffles by nonprofits. Travel With Kathy also can arrange trips for an entire small company. Owner Kathy Cardott said she vets cruise lines and tour companies to determine their ability to deliver what they promise. The firm is accredited by Cruise Lines International Association and

has extensive experience organizing cruise and vacation packages to Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Mexico, Europe and cities like New York, Chicago and Orlando. Cardott provides exceptional personal service with her attention to detail and a superior dedication to her clients. Her love for languages and travel inspired her to create a business in which she could help others enjoy their own travel experiences.

HONOREES: AAA, Bentley Hedges Travel, Journey House Travel Inc.,

WorldTravelService

Best Promotional Products Companies

Moisant Promotional Products

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stablished in 1990 by Bill and Teresa Moisant, Moisant Promotional Products has grown into a multimillion-dollar company that continues to offer the exceptional level of individualized customer service it was known for when Bill and Teresa were its only employees. The locally owned and operated company has built its reputation the old-fashioned way. It knows good service builds loyalty. Moisant provides clients with a variety of custom-

ized promotional goods — awards and recognition products, tools and hardware, apparel, executive gifts, games, caps and hats, sports and outdoor accessories, home and kitchen accoutrements and more. Moisant professionals consult with clients on the best ways to promote their brand, and the business continues to grow by using the technology necessary to stay ahead of the game.

HONOREES: IMAGENation Promotional Group, Inc.;

Impressions Printing; Lure Promo; SmithDryden

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Best Business-Related Nonprofits

Best Commercial Graphic Design Firms

Oklahoma Venture Forum

Freestyle Creative

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klahoma Venture Forum is the state’s preeminent entrepreneurial development organization and promotes economic growth by fostering discussion and development opportunities between inventors, investors, innovators, community leaders and others. Its diverse membership represents an array of business interests across the state. Since 1987, the nonprofit has connected entrepreneurs to Oklahoma’s growing network of investors, venture funds, incubators and other service providers through monthly meetings,

social media, publications and annual awards. OVF programs create awareness of business opportunities and trends and offer purposeful networking for leaders of commerce. Over the past five years, its monthly speaker series luncheon has hosted more than 90 entrepreneurs. Luncheons and after-hours events offer a variety of presentations from Oklahoma entrepreneurs and features some of the country’s most impressive and groundbreaking technology, science and applications.

HONOREES: Better Business Bureau, Chickasaw Nation Department

of Health, HeartLine, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

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reestyle Creative describes itself as the intersection between strategy and creativity. Founded in 2007 by Vahid Farzaneh as a film production company, its services now include targeted digital marketing, advertising, branding and design, website development, video production and public relations. Every good brand has a story to tell, and Freestyle helps bring that story to life. Its “full circle” client service process is comprised of six steps: research and analysis, creative development, deployment and

customer engagement, weekly campaign progress measurement, analysis and campaign adjustment and delivering quantifiable results. This up-and-coming advertising agency serves clients big and small, from the University of Oklahoma and the Chickasaw Nation to venturebacked tech startups such as Driven Analytics. Freestyle’s team of young professionals assists clients in creating holistic marketing and creative strategies built to drive growth and deliver a targeted message.

HONOREES: Levant Technologies; McMahon Marketing; s design, inc.;

VI Marketing and Branding

lations Congratu ar’s 2017 to this ye usiness Best of B nd Winners a ! Honorees

Eide Bailly Financial Services

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or nearly two decades, Eide Bailly Financial Services has helped clients effectively navigate the seasons of their financial lives. It’s important that clients are connected, understood and confident, and Eide Bailly Financial Services team members employ a variety of resources — including financial planning, retirement income planning, education planning, portfolio design, asset management, insurance services and fiduciary reviews — to create comprehensive,

customized solutions that meet client goals. As a CPA-based financial services firm, the company brings together the talents and knowledge of key advisors by using a collaborative, academic, research-driven approach that demonstrates its dedication to each client’s success and culminates in solutions, ideas and opportunities. At Eide Bailly Financial Services, financial planning is the defining core of what the firm is as well as the foundation of each client relationship.

HONOREES: Cameron Financial; DM Wealth Management; Gorton

Financial Group; Scott Dunn, Opes One Advisors

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