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.

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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Luminance lights up Edmond

By Jennifer Seaton | December 1, 2020

December in Edmond always brings unforgettable memories of family time, fun activities with friends, sweater weather, celebrating traditions, and most recently — colorful lights! In the past three years, Edmond’s lights have transitioned from the Parade of Lights to Edmond Electric’s Luminance: An Enchanted Stroll. Part of the intent is to stimulate Edmond’s economy, and it…

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“Key to My Heart” and the art of business

By Jennifer Seaton | November 3, 2020

When Edmond’s largest interactive art piece was installed at the Festival Marketplace on October 15, it not only marked the city’s 235th public art installation, but also a new business trend. Interactive art is engaging visitors and citizens to stay downtown longer, and it’s working with Edmond businesses to do so. The presence of art…

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Hospitality industry in Edmond affected by COVID

By Jennifer Seaton | September 1, 2020

Many of us are ready for a change of scenery. It can be as simple as a hotel pool or waking up in a new place and not having to make your bed. Staycations and drivable destinations are helping ease the stress of isolation. With easy access off Route 66, new downtown attractions like BlocWorks…

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