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Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 19

September 19,2018 10:16

The top honoree will be Oklahoma's Small Business Person of the Year, and that winner will go on to compete in a national competition for the same award. Other awards will honor the owners of Oklahoma-based small businesses and someone who has ...

Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 19

The Oklahoman

Published: Wed, September 19, 2018 5:00 AM

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Oklahoma City-based Whiteboard Technologies has raised $2.5 million through a Series A investment round led by Oklahoma City-based i2E Inc., the companies said Tuesday.
Whiteboard Technologies is the creator of Whiteboard Mortgage CRM, a web-based customer relations management tool for the mortgage loan industry that allows mortgage loan officers to follow up on new leads and keep borrowers and partners updated throughout the loan process.
i2E invested $1.25 million in Whiteboard Technologies through the i2E-managed Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund and another $250,000 through the Oklahoma Angel Fund, also managed by i2E. Co-investors included members of the SeedStep Angels, founded and managed by i2E, other angel investors and the founder.

“With the investment from i2E, Whiteboard can now start growing much more aggressively, both inside the mortgage industry while identifying some additional key vertical markets to focus on,” said Brian Bomar, founder and CEO of Whiteboard Technologies.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Oklahoma district office is seeking outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and small business supporters to honor during the organization's National Small Business Week, May 5-11, 2019.
The top honoree will be Oklahoma's Small Business Person of the Year, and that winner will go on to compete in a national competition for the same award. Other awards will honor the owners of Oklahoma-based small businesses and someone who has worked hard to support such businesses.

“These awards recognize successful Oklahoma businesses while also serving as an inspiration to Oklahomans looking to own their own part of the American dream through small business success,” said Dottie Overal, Oklahoma's district director.
Nomination packets are available from the administration's Oklahoma district office at 301 NW 6 in Oklahoma City and are due Jan. 9.
PONCA CITY — Stuteville Automotive Group has completed the purchase of Pemberton Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Ponca City, the company said Tuesday. The dealership's name has been changed to Stuteville Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Ponca City.

The dealership will remain in its current location at 3330 N 14 in Ponca City and will continue to employ the current sales and service staff.
The Stuteville Automotive Group has four other dealerships in Oklahoma: Stuteville Ford in Tahlequah; Stuteville Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram in Poteau; Stuteville Ford in Atoka; and Stuteville Chevrolet in Durant.
“We are very excited to be in Ponca City. We know it's a wonderful town with great people and a rich history," CEO Eric Stuteville said.

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