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Q1 2022 career announcements

By Staff Writer | March 29, 2022

It’s been an exciting first quarter of 2022 for many Edmond area professionals, as they have had various changes in their careers! Here are some highlights from several.

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2022 March Madness Restaurant Rebate

By Staff Writer | March 22, 2022

Once again, the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the Edmond Economic Development Authority have teamed up to bring you March Madness, benefitting local restaurants in the Edmond area. Spend $50 or more at any restaurant that is either in the Edmond city limits or is an Edmond Chamber member. Turn in your receipts by…

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December 2021 and January 2022 ribbon cuttings

By Staff Writer | February 1, 2022

Despite the holidays and the busy new year, the Edmond Chamber hosted seven ribbon cuttings in December and January to recognize their members. The celebrations included four grand openings, two new locations, and a 36-year anniversary.

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October and November 2021 ribbon cuttings

By Staff Writer | December 7, 2021

As the weather began to cool, The Edmond Chamber staff and Ambassadors hosted a total of ten ribbon cuttings during October and November. They included anniversaries, grand openings, and more. Chamber members from many industries shared their celebrations with the chamber and the community.

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A&T Mechanical rolls out the red carpet

By Staff Writer | June 15, 2021

Located just south of East 2nd Street between Rankin and Bryant, A&T Mechanical has been serving the heat and air needs of Edmond and central Oklahoma for decades. The Alvarez family patriarch Jesse Alvarez purchased the business back in the 80s. CFO Jessica Alvarez-Stacy, daughter of Jesse Alvarez, shared, “It all started back in 1976…

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Family comes first at Matthews Funeral Home & Cremation Service

By Staff Writer | May 18, 2021

The importance of family permeates both the personal and professional life of Randy Matthews, owner of Edmond’s only locally, family-owned funeral home. Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service has served Edmond since June 2000, and Randy has been serving Edmond families since the ‘80s. How it all started Prior to opening Matthews Funeral Home, Randy…

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HailTrace is leveraging weather data

By Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

Here in Oklahoma, tornadoes and hail are a regular part of our weather, like it or not. One company near downtown Edmond is doing their part to help. HailTrace is a technology company that specializes in real time and forensic weather information. Their service shows areas that have been impacted by severe weather so that…

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The Curbing Edge goes outside their comfort zone

By Staff Writer | March 16, 2021

While you may have never heard the term “decorative concrete curbing,” you’ve likely seen the product in action. It acts as a frame around landscaping. While some homeowners and businesses use relatively cheap-looking plastic edging, property owners who want that polished finishing touch use decorative concrete curbing. And that’s where a company like The Curbing…

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Baird Insurance Agency utilizes local experience

By Staff Writer | February 16, 2021

Kip and Natasha Baird moved to Edmond just after the turn of the century. Since starting the Baird Insurance Agency in 2004, they’ve focused on helping their customers by educating them and providing fast and friendly service. Kip and Natasha grew up in the same small town but didn’t know each other well until years…

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Storm Check doesn’t just clean tornado shelters

By Staff Writer | February 2, 2021

People start businesses for many reasons, providing benefits and values in a variety of ways. The idea for Storm Check began when one of the founders listened to his parents talk about their immigration story. Hoang Lam shared that his parents owe a lot to the American soldiers who helped them escape Vietnam and begin…

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