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  • Like Mother Like Daughter0

    • April 4, 2017

        Twenty-one-year-old Cai Barias follows in her mother’s footsteps by opening up her own business. Born in the Philippines, Barias came to the United States at the age of three. She currently attends college in New York City at Barnard College. Even though Barias’ mother Susan Barias owns several businesses in Guymon, Oklahoma, it

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  • Lindsey Street construction continues to haunt businesses0

    • April 3, 2017

    By Grant Lucas Just over a year ago, the city of Norman began renovating Lindsey St. The renovations will make the road more wide and modern. While the renovations of the street will positively benefit the city of Norman, the businesses that are located on the street are experiencing heavy difficulty in maintaining themselves during

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  • Restaurant owner gives recovering addicts jobs, chance to start over0

    • April 3, 2017

    By Emily Nichols Small business owner and operator of Coriander Café Chris Le knows the importance of a second chance. Le’s parents immigrated to the U.S. as refugees from Vietnam 30 days before the end of the Vietnam War, taking a dangerous chance to start their lives over again.  Knowing little English in a foreign

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  • From soccer to gymnastics, taking on leadership role

    From soccer to gymnastics, taking on leadership role0

    • April 3, 2017

      She settles down in her starting position and then the music starts — junior AJ Jackson’s body already knows what to do. Never did Jackson think she would be performing at the University of Oklahoma as one of the the school’s starting gymnasts. “I remember going to my first meet and I saw this

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  • Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet

    Iranian Immigrant Finds His Passion with Italian Buffet0

    • April 3, 2017

    Born in Iran, Hassan Daneshmand came to America with his younger brother in May of 1977 at the prompting of his parents to avoid being drafted into the Iranian army. With Iran on the verge of war with Iraq, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be with his two older brothers. “We didn’t know any

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  • Creek Business Woman Finds Advantages in Being a Minority0

    • April 1, 2017

    Many minority business owners have legitimate complaints when it comes to breaking into the business environment, but a Native American business owner recognizes it as a positive. Salina Dornan owns and operates the Re-New U Med Spa located in Eufaula, Oklahoma. She opened the business in September 2016 after previously owning three other businesses. As

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