Articles by Josh Watson

About Josh Watson

Josh Watson is a freelance writer, public relations consultant, and tenured associate professor of communication at Oklahoma Christian University. He advises OC’s student-run PR firm, Eagle PR, and the university’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter. Previously, he worked on award-winning state and national campaigns at McNeely Pigott & Fox in Nashville, one of the nation's top independent PR firms. Dr. Watson has helped his students earn numerous awards and recognitions, especially in national campaign competitions. His wife, Chara, teaches speech and theater at Oklahoma Christian Academy, where their four children attend.

Restaurants in Edmond eagerly add streatery dining

By Josh Watson | October 6, 2020

The City of Edmond has implemented a new policy allowing “streateries” in the community, and local restaurants have happily applied to add the new service. A streatery uses safely barricaded, on-street public parking adjacent to a business for outdoor seating and dining. Streateries help businesses more safely institute social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Edmond business leader joins the board for The CARE Center

By Josh Watson | September 1, 2020

An Edmond business leader will now help Oklahoma County’s only child advocacy center continue its mission to end child abuse. Trey Wells, owner of a State Farm insurance agency on East Second St., joined the board of directors for The CARE Center in Oklahoma City in August. CARE stands for Child Abuse Response and Evaluation.…

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Chamber shares business leaders’ views on mask mandate

By Josh Watson | August 4, 2020

In July, The Edmond City Council enacted a limited-time mask requirement for businesses, and thanks to the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, business leaders’ views on the mandate are now known. More than half of businesses had already required employees to wear a mask, but less than half required visitors to wear one. In addition, more business leaders supported than opposed the mask requirement.

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Face covering signs required in Edmond businesses

By Josh Watson | July 21, 2020

The City Council issued an Amended Declaration of Emergency last week. New limitations seek to combat the community spread of COVID-19 through Aug. 3. In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Edmond, the City Council now requires businesses to post COVID-19 signs about face coverings at all entrances and stagger seating…

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Daily Living Centers announces Edmond resident as president and CEO

By Josh Watson | July 7, 2020

Jessica Clayton is the new leader of Daily Living Centers of Oklahoma. Clayton brings more than a decade of leadership experience to her new roles of president and chief executive officer. She and her husband live in Edmond, and their two children attend Edmond Public Schools.  “Outstanding professional qualifications, as well as a notable record…

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Lock It Up Safe Company opens in Edmond

By Josh Watson | June 1, 2020

With a display of a bright yellow safe more than 10 feet tall by the front door, it’s hard to miss one of the newest businesses to open in Edmond. Lock It Up Safe Company opened in May and offers safes from seven of the nation’s leading brands. While the Big Yellow Safe is not…

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