By Sherry Jordan
June 1, 2020

Support the movers and the shakers

Edmond small businesses are counting on our support as the community reopens.

With June quickly approaching, it’s clear that residents are feeling more comfortable stepping out of their homes and into retail and restaurant establishments. As businesses begin to open their doors, it’s more important than ever to support the businesses who make our community unique. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Small businesses are the lifeblood of Edmond because they set us apart from every other city.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of Edmond because they set us apart from every other city.

I don’t want to know an Edmond without Cafe 501 or Native Summit. Imagine downtown without Othello’s or the Patriarch. It’s not the same, is it?

Edmond is blessed to have incredible staples, but we have many new and exciting establishments that are counting on us to support them, too. We’ve experienced a boom of new businesses like The Mule, Ellis Island, Nine on 33rd, Edmond Railyard, Cultured Cloths and Blocworks, just to name a handful. As restrictions begin to lift, we have brand new businesses waiting to open like Frenzy Brewing.

There are people behind these ventures who have given everything they have to make their community a better place to live. For most, it took years of saving and planning to make their small business dreams come true. They took a chance, went out on a limb and were met with a global pandemic.

Now it’s time to show up and help your neighbors. The best way is to patronize small, local businesses. Buy a Father’s Day gift from Plenty Mercantile or order someone special a bouquet from Madeline’s Flowers. Visit Al’s Bicycles and hit the pavement at Spring Creek Trail. When you need to make any kind of purchase, think small first. If you’re unsure about which businesses we have in town, call the Edmond Chamber, and we’ll gladly give you a recommendation.

If you’ve taken a financial hit during the pandemic, you can still help without spending money. It costs $0 to share your favorite business’ social media posts or to leave them a positive review.

Support the movers and the shakers, the ones who have given everything to make Edmond a one-of-a-kind community. Do your part and tell your friends to do the same. Together, we will bounce back stronger than before.

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About Sherry Jordan

Sherry Jordan is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. Sherry was promoted to this position in September 2016 and has served in several roles during her 15 years at the Edmond Chamber. Sherry has been the leader for the Chamber’s accreditation process in 2005, 2010 and 2015 which culminated in a 5-star rating. While there are over 8,000 chambers in the US, the Edmond Chamber is one of only 105 chambers to achieve this rating.

Sherry and her husband Brad have been married for 30 years and are parents to two daughters. Taylor is a teacher in Edmond Public Schools and Bailey is currently in medical school at the University of Oklahoma.