So far, 2021 is shaping up to be leaps and bounds better than 2020. This month, Sarah Dickson shares in her first economic column how well Edmond is doing this year so far compared with the same period last year.
Last month we shared how the PPOk in Edmond was leading independent pharmacies in a vaccination effort. And in early March, KFOR reported that Oklahoma was consistently in the top 10 for doses administered per 100,000 people. In fact, while my wife’s parents and my parents were vaccinated before us, my wife and I received the first round of vaccines in mid-March as well.
The Edmond Chamber hosted what I believe was more ribbon cuttings in the past two months than they had held in any two-month period for quite a while. Eight ribbon cuttings in February and March were held to celebrate several new businesses, anniversaries, and locations.
VIBES kicked off recently, a a new spin on the traditional “art walk” where businesses play a crucial role. And Vault405 and Citizens Bank continue their Entrepreneur’s Toolkit series, helping business owners with specific topics needed for their businesses to thrive.
There were things worth celebrating in 2020 as well. This month, Ashley Neese shares the Edmond Chamber 2020 award winners, including Madeline’s Flowers winning the 2020 Small Business of the Year. Outgoing EPS Superintendent Bret Towne, who our own Phil Klutts talked to for a recent story on the business of Edmond Public Schools, was honored as Citizens Bank Citizen of the Year.
Keep in mind, if your 2021 is going to be better than your 2020 was, you need to be proactive. Don’t rest on your laurels and assume things will get better. Yes, things seem to be looking up in general, but now is the time to be proactive!
What will you do to make 2021 better than 2020 for you and your organization?
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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.