Business FYI: Hemp oil store opens store in midtown


Hemp oil store opens store in midtown

CBD American Shaman, which offers a line of cannabidiol products, has opened a store at the corner of 5061-B S. Yale Ave.

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The business, which now has seven locations in the Tulsa area, offers CBD oil, a natural, non-psychoactive concentrate extracted from hemp that can be used as a dietary supplement or infused into products. It offers a wide range of natural therapeutic benefits, including treatment for chronic conditions, anxiety, stress and pain.

“CBD American Shaman offers a line of CBD (Cannabidiol) products,” said Jason Doss, owner and franchisee of soon-to-be three CBD locations. “We are excited to be in midtown. We are an alternative choice for health care.”

Insurance veteran opens Brightway office in BA

David Pickel, an insurance agent with 20 years experience, will open the Brightway, The David Pickel Agency at 1101 E. Lansing St., Suite B, in Broken Arrow on Monday.

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer with franchised independent stores throughout the country. It began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 800 people in 20 states serving customers in all 50 states. It was once ranked by Forbes as the No. 1 franchise to buy.

“I’m embracing the opportunity to open my own business in Broken Arrow and look forward to bringing a level of expert counsel to my friends and neighbors,” Pickel said. “As a Brightway agent, I’m able to offer dozens of insurance brands to best fit each customer’s needs while protecting what is most valuable to them.”

Pickel is an Oklahoma native and spent 20 years with State Farm in underwriting, analytics and market research. He has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Northeastern State University.

TU president to speak at OK Ethics meeting

University of Tulsa President Gerry Clancy will be the guest speaker for the August meeting of the Tulsa chapter of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium on Aug. 23.

Clancy will discuss the moments that shaped and defined him and how those moments have influenced how he behaves as a leader at TU, as well as how people can use those types of moments to develop the next generation of leaders.

The meeting is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 100 E. Second St. Attendance is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Registration is required and must be done by Friday. To register, go to

Small Business Summit set for September

The Tulsa Small Business Summit and Awards Luncheon, presented by CommunityCare and Valley National Bank, will be Sept. 27 at the Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills, 1902 E. 71st St.

Guest speakers will include Sasha Martin, an award-winning writer and blogger, and Kimberly Hicks, vice president of digital media for Disney Channels Worldwide. Breakout sessions will cover customer service, conflict resolution, branding and more.

The summit is put on by Tulsa Small Business Connection, a program of the Tulsa Regional Chamber.


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Combined assets after NBC Bancshares buys Bank of Cushing.

Number of stores online mattress retailer Casper plans to open in next three years.

Gateway Mortgage merging with Oklahoma bank

The owners of Gateway Mortgage Group announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire more than 85 percent of the stock of Cherokee-based Farmers Exchange Bank. The two entities will merge to form one of the top five banks in the state in terms of employment and net income, according to a release from Stitt Family Trusts.

Williams buys out Williams Partners

Williams Cos. stockholders on Thursday approved the purchase of Williams Partners LP. Williams Cos. announced in May its agreement to buy the outstanding units of its master limited partnership in a transaction valued at $10.5 billion.


Parking garage to open this year

The $12.8 million First Place Tower parking garage at 419 S. Main St. will include two subterranean levels, 500 parking spots, a tunnel connecting to the Main Park Plaza parking garage and a skybridge linking the facility to the second floor of First Place Tower.


City Council limits driveway widths

Under the new ordinance, approved unanimously by the City Council on Wednesday, curb cuts in residentially zoned areas cannot be more than 27 feet wide, unless the property owner is granted a special exception by the Board of Adjustment. Driveway widths, meanwhile, can be no more than 30 feet wide.


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