Articles by Kelly Vaughn

About Kelly Vaughn

Kelly Vaughn completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland-European Division while living overseas as a military spouse. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she is also employed. She is a graduate of Leadership Edmond, Class XXV and is actively involved in the Edmond community. Kelly enjoys business and leadership books and podcasts, spending time with her family, attending concerts, and traveling.

Leading with purpose

By Kelly Vaughn | April 5, 2022

There was a time when a business’ sole purpose was to make money, but now, customers demand more from the businesses they support. They want to know they are supporting businesses that operate with integrity and invest in the community in which they are located. Additionally, employees want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Working for a company that promotes its values and supports the community fosters a positive culture within the workplace and a more fulfilling employment experience.  

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Supporting veteran-owned businesses

By Kelly Vaughn | November 2, 2021

A service member’s career is unique in many ways, but a notable difference is that when veterans leave the service, they are often much younger than a civilian retiree. For many, the military offered them so much more than a career.

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Property Management & Realty celebrates 25 years

By Kelly Vaughn | April 13, 2021

The team at Property Management and Realty (PMR) serves the Edmond community as a rental management company that manages single-family homes for clients who don’t want to sell. They also connect renters with their new rental homes and work with investors to locate properties to build their businesses. Lori Eddlemon’s mother first purchased a rental…

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Edmond Mobile Meals serves one-millionth meal

By Kelly Vaughn | December 1, 2020

Did you know that 1 in 6 (about 10 million) seniors in the United States struggle with hunger? In Oklahoma, 16% of seniors are threatened by hunger, and 9% are food insecure. Sadly, Oklahoma currently ranks in the top 10 states with the highest food insecurity levels among seniors. Edmond Mobile Meals is dedicated to…

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Dolci Paradiso offers delicious treats

By Kelly Vaughn | October 6, 2020

Hema and Pritesh Patel have always enjoyed cooking. Hema, a nurse, and Pritesh, an optometrist, enjoy spending their hours outside of work bonding with their family in the kitchen. Cooking is their favorite way to spend time with their in-laws and their three-year-old daughter. This passion for food and family drove the Patels to open…

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Livegrass Butcher + Bistro opens in Edmond

By Kelly Vaughn | September 1, 2020

Mark and Susan Goss met in high school while they worked at the first Whataburger restaurant in Oklahoma.  Now, during what could be their retirement years, Mark is using the knowledge he gained as a geologist, coupled with his research on natural farming methods, to produce nutrient-rich soil that feeds the animals on his 538-acre ranch. “Healthy…

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Business owners make an impact via Edmond Women’s Club

By Kelly Vaughn | August 4, 2020

Edmond has grown from a small railroad town to a community of over 100,000 citizens thanks to a culture of growth and a strong sense of community. All members live and work in the Edmond community, and several of them are Edmond business owners themselves. Local volunteer organization, Edmond Women’s Club, was founded on these…

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