Supporting local businesses is essential. Buying local has had an even greater focus since the global COVID-19 pandemic has limited travel and put more strain on all types of businesses. It can be a challenge to support local if you aren’t aware of all the options available to eat, shop, or entertain in your local community. Visit Edmond helps solve this problem by publishing their 2021 Edmond Guide that lists a variety of businesses and opportunities to support Edmond locally.
The new 2021 Guide from Visit Edmond lists over 70 businesses that offer a wide variety of things to do and see. The guide includes restaurants, shops, hotels, public recreation areas, bars, and much more. Supporting local businesses here in Edmond provides benefits beyond your enjoyment. These local shops and eateries pump life into our economy by providing jobs, tax revenue, exciting arts and entertainment, and much more.
Check out the 2021 Guide to support your local Edmond business. And if you’re wondering what other residents have found to do, here is what a few of them have to say.
“If you are looking for an iconic big-city gourmet experience while still being in the heart of Edmond, Fait Maison is it. Whether you choose to embark on their seasonal tasting menu that is constructed by the renowned French Chef Olivier Bouzerand, or a more casual meal on the patio, this place is a true gem in our city.”
– Kris Kettner, Vice President at Phase 2
“Whether it’s an outfit for an event, a new weekender bag for travel, or a gift, I know I can count on finding just the right thing at Lulu & Lo’s in Downtown Edmond. Great selection, price, and service, and I love supporting local.”
– Malena Putnam, Owner of Coop Work + Event Space
“My boyfriend and I had a drink at Frenzy, dinner at The Mule, and went for a walk downtown. We came across the adorable arrow and discovered the post cards. I kept walking, but he stayed back, with a sly grin. By Tuesday, I had a cute Edmond postcard from him. I love sending mail to people, so that made it even more adorable.”
– Molly Fleming, Communications Supervisor at Oklahoma City-County Health Department
“It’s incredible that you can be two miles outside of town on a mountain bike and feel like you’re in a different world for a few hours. We love the dirt trails at Arcadia Lake!”
– Josh Moore, Ward 2 Councilman and owner of Moore Quality Homes
“The Edmond Conference Center was a great location for our annual Oklahoma Museum Conference. Our attendees enjoyed the convenient location and ease of navigating the conference space.”
– Brenda Granger, Executive Director, Oklahoma Museums Association
Whether you want to support Edmond businesses, are visiting Edmond for the first time, have family in town, recently moved to town, or are just looking for something new to do, you’ll find local tips in the 2021 Edmond Guide. It has information on:
- upcoming events
- art tours
- outdoor adventures
- new cuisine
- historic Route 66 sights
- shopping, from boutiques to thrifting
- live music
- indoor activities
- staycation ideas
There are many opportunities to shop local and join in the Edmond excitement!
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About Jennifer Seaton
Jennifer Seaton has been the Director of Visit Edmond (also known as Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau) since July 29, 2019. She is a City of Edmond employee and long-time Edmond resident. Jennifer brings extensive marketing and advertising experience from her 25 years working in the Oklahoma City metro. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Business Development for STAPLEGUN, an advertising agency based in Oklahoma City. She previously worked as the Director of Marketing for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Vice President of Marketing for United Way of Central Oklahoma. She attended Ohio University where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication. Jennifer's goal is to elevate the “Edmond experience” to attract more leisure travelers, tournaments, and business conferences to Edmond.