The Oklahoma Venture Forum named the Grace and Franklin Bernsen Oklahoma Venture of the Year and Most Promising New Business Wednesday evening at the Awards Banquet at the Cox Convention Center in conjunction with the 2007 Bricktown Capital Conference and Oklahoma Centennial Celebration.
IMTEC Corp. was named the Oklahoma Venture of the Year. The Ardmore-based company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad menu of dental specialty products that are sold worldwide.
Claimetrics was honored as Oklahoma’s Most Promising New Business. Based in Oklahoma City, Claimetrics produces analytical tools in the area of workers compensation, liability and employee absence by using real-time information to more accurately track results, reduce and control costs, and predict future trends.
“We think it’s important to recognize businesses who contribute to the growing economy of Oklahoma,” said Jeff Davis, OVF president. “We commend their entrepreneurial spirit and determination.”
The awards recognize the achievements of successful, but relatively new Oklahoma companies, and are designed to encourage and recognize the importance of entrepreneurship in our state. Selection criteria included product or service innovation, management quality, market penetration and growth, economic impact, and industry and community reputation.