As we all know, COVID has turned the world upside-down. Many small businesses and nonprofits have been greatly affected, some event being forced to close down. The mission of our team here at Edmond Business to uplift Edmond area businesses and business people living in the Edmond area drives us to find the positive in the direst of situations.
One of the positive things I continue to see in the Edmond area is new businesses opening their doors even during the pandemic. One of our very first stories covered the opening of the Lock It Up Safe Company. Since then, we’ve covered the opening of Frenzy Brewing, Livegrass Butcher + Bistro, and this month we have a story on the opening of Dolci Paradiso.
Business people living in the Edmond area have won awards, been hired, and joined nonprofit boards. And, of course, many businesses and nonprofits have just continued to run their organizations despite obstacles COVID has thrown their way.
Plenty of business people and organizations in Edmond have innovated during this time. Jill Castilla and Marc Cuban launched PPP.Bank. Edmond daycares made adjustments on a day-by-day basis. The hospitality industry made necessary changes as well.
And many Edmond organizations and individuals offered advice, motivation, and support. Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Sherry Jordan continually supports small businesses during this time, advocating that others do the same. The EEDA has now facilitated two rounds of small business microgrants. Jim Denton shared guidance for the new law untangling PPP loan forgiveness provisions.
It doesn’t take much effort to find bad news. But if you’re looking for the good news regarding Edmond area businesses and business people, that’s why we’re here.
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About Tim Priebe
Tim is a public speaker, author, publisher of Edmond Business, and the owner of T&S Online Marketing. He helps businesses that are worried they don’t have the expertise or time required to invest in doing their own digital marketing. He helps them plan where and how much to invest and often helps execute the plan.
Tim started the Edmond Business online magazine in May 2020 to fill a need in the community when The Edmond Sun shut down and stopped publishing their monthly magazine, The Business Times.