Articles by Thomas Berger
About Thomas Berger
Thomas Berger is the owner of Ciskus Creative, an Edmond-based creative agency focused on creating marketing content for small and medium-sized businesses.
Prior to starting his own company, he worked as the communications/marketing specialist for an Oklahoma City-based office technology company. Former to coming to the Oklahoma City area, he had worked as a career journalist for more than a decade — initially reporting for several newspapers in western North Carolina and northeastern Oklahoma and later as a multimedia journalist for KJRH Channel 2 in Tulsa.
Thomas has lived in Edmond with his wife Alison since 2013. He has a passion for traveling, photography, learning languages, landscaping and coffee roasting. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Western Carolina University.
Over the last few years, anybody living in Edmond has likely noticed the growth of urgent care medical clinics in the area. Nearly as common, but perhaps not noticed as much, has been the surge in the number of direct primary care providers in Edmond as well. Family doctors in Oklahoma—reflecting a national trend—are increasingly…Read More
Big problems call for big solutions, but sometimes those big solutions require small players like independently-owned small businesses. Thus has been the story for COVID-19, a pandemic that has provoked national, state, and city-wide shutdowns and mandates, new safety practices and protocols, and, finally, the development and release of new vaccines — all implemented with…Read More
As Valentine’s Day rolls around, many people are probably wondering how they can get stuck by Cupid’s arrow without being struck by the COVID’s flail. Around Edmond, businesses know this — especially those venues offering such sought-after Valentine staples as treats, cards, flowers, and fine dining. Here’s a look at a few of these businesses…Read More
Businesses of all sectors and sizes nationwide are suffering as they struggle to stay alive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the hardest hit of all are businesses that are, by their very nature, high-contact, such as medical offices, gyms, hair salons, and the like. Here’s a look at a few “high-contact” Edmond…Read More
If good health is true wealth, a small Edmond farm has found the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow —and wants to share it. Tucked back off a gently undulating paved country road, just a half hour drive north of Edmond, lies Indigo Acres, a two-and-a-half-acre family farm recognized locally for…Read More
The sky over Edmond often seems filled with aircraft — giants from nearby Tinker Air Force Base lumbering their way through maneuvers, airliners whirring and purring as they descend to Will Rogers World Airport, small private planes slowly droning from horizon to horizon, and occasionally, a news helicopter thwacking its way through the air. But…Read More
Hammers banging. Welders buzzing. Saws screaming. Engines humming. Mortar slopping. Those are the sights and sounds off Danforth Road, just west of I-35, where Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s new Danforth campus is taking shape. “We are moving along nicely on the construction. So far we are not behind, which is pretty phenomenal for a construction…Read More
A dozen musicians wielding guitars, dulcimers fiddles, and flutes sent cheery Irish notes mingling with the hum of conversation, sparks of laughter, the clinking of glasses, and the creaks from the old wooden floors. The mood glowed as friends seated at tables nearby conversed and shared laughs, pausing occasionally to listen to the music and…Read More
Update from August 26: While available, the application is online here. Small Edmond businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic could receive up to $5,000 in assistance, thanks to a new round of microgrants now becoming available. The Edmond Economic Development Authority (EEDA) on Tuesday announced it is now taking applications for the second round…Read More
Location. Location. Location. That’s the age old cliche used by many in real estate. Why? Because a property’s placement, whether commercial or residential, is used as the prime determiner for the value of a property. But location, no matter how great, has little value if it doesn’t have the community and relationships to support it and…Read More