Articles by Jennifer Seaton

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.

Rodeos bring revenue to Edmond

By Jennifer Seaton | November 1, 2022

The Lazy E Arena has brought spectators from around the world and has served the Edmond community since 1984. Edmond City Council recently passed a one-time budget allocation to attract future events and secure the arena’s spot as the number one destination for national youth rodeos, bringing even more significant financial boosts and support for the local economy.  

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Good VIBES return to Edmond

By Jennifer Seaton | May 3, 2022

As Edmond’s VIBES returned in April for a second season, 43 businesses, 44 visual artists and 10 performing artists entertained guests along 15 downtown blocks. These continually growing numbers are a demonstration of the community partnerships and participation that make VIBES special. 

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Simply Indie Film Fest brings more than movies

By Jennifer Seaton | February 1, 2022

Edmond’s tiara of burgeoning creativity just got another diamond. Visitors notice public art every day, from murals and sculptures to light shows and interactive pieces. Families attend street festivals like VIBES, Heard on Hurd and Edmond Arts Festival. But did you know Edmond also hosts its own film festival? Simply Indie Film Fest will return to Edmond this month with more than 70 films for viewing from Thursday, February 24 through Saturday, February 26.

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Edmond is Oklahoma Film Friendly Certified

By Jennifer Seaton | December 7, 2021

Have you noticed more cameras around Edmond lately? Not the latest iPhone or digital camera, but the “lights, camera, action” type of camera. Well, keep an eye out because Edmond has recently been proclaimed an “Oklahoma film-friendly community.”

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Edmond welcomes Airbnb visitors

By Jennifer Seaton | November 2, 2021

One of the best ways for Edmond to thrive is to attract more visitors. That’s easy for a tourism director to say, right? Read a bit further and you will agree. Visitors complete an economic impact circle: supporting local businesses at a street festival, sports tournament, or conference, stay the night, and then return home. Let’s focus on the stay part of this circle.

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A vision for Arcadia Lake

By Jennifer Seaton | November 2, 2021

Arcadia Lake is an Edmond gem along historic Route 66 and even benefits businesses in Edmond and our local economy. Did you know that the City of Edmond contracted with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to construct Arcadia Lake in 1987?

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Edmond showcases Oklahoma RedBud Awards

By Jennifer Seaton | August 3, 2021

Edmond was the place to be on June 29th! Tourism leaders from across Oklahoma gathered at The Edmond Conference Center for the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association’s annual RedBud Awards. Edmond Electric stepped up to be the title sponsor, which helped showcase Edmond to new leaders.

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Cycle 66 “routed” in history and community

By Jennifer Seaton | May 4, 2021

In 2019, President of Poligram Mike Osburn consulted with Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell about a dream. “I envisioned an Edmond motorcycle tour, but Matt quickly changed my dream to a bicycle ride to enhance healthy lifestyles and Edmond’s presence on Route 66,” Osburn said. Hence, Edmond Cycle 66, powered by OU Health, was officially born.…

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There’s a new Vibe in Edmond

By Jennifer Seaton | April 6, 2021

What better way to welcome spring to Downtown Edmond than with a new open-air street festival? This innovative event will cultivate a diverse art scene while supporting local businesses. VIBES puts a new spin on the traditional “art walk,” and businesses play a crucial role. It will span fifteen blocks in Downtown Edmond from 5:00…

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Shop local with the 2021 Edmond Guide

By Jennifer Seaton | February 2, 2021

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…

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