H-I-S Paint revives shuttered stores

By Tim Priebe | June 7, 2024

After Kelly-Moore Paints suddenly ceased operations at 157 stores nationwide earlier this year, Oklahoma City-based H-I-S Paint has stepped in to reopen seven of the shuttered stores in Oklahoma and Texas.

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Lodging tax increase vote

By Michela Owen | June 7, 2024

Edmond residents will soon vote on a proposition to increase the city’s lodging tax from 4% to 6% during the primary election on June 18, 2024. This tax, applied to overnight stays in local hotels, bed & breakfasts, and vacation homes, is the lowest in the metro area. If passed, the increase is estimated to generate an additional $500,000 in revenue annually, which would benefit the city in various ways.

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New reporting requirement for most businesses

By Katie MacKenzie | June 7, 2024

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) became effective and provides new regulations for many small and medium sized businesses in the United States.  For the first time, most companies in the United States are required to file a new report with the FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Treasury. 

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Victor Neal with Prime Time Travel in Edmond

Impact on Edmond: Victor Neal & Prime Time Travel

By Jim Denton | May 9, 2024

Born at St. Alfege’s Hospital in London during the endless, hellacious Luftwaffe assaults of Britain in the Second World War, Prime Time Travel owner Victor Neal muses that he was “on time! Ever since, I’ve been on time!” Neal’s whole family, including daughters Charlotte and Camilla, are all punctual in everything. “Time means something to me,” explained the octogenarian, Edmond travel agent.

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New association CEO elevates real estate

By Michela Owen | May 9, 2024

In a significant leadership shakeup to enhance and uplift local real estate operations, the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® (OAR) announced Bryan Hutchinson as its new Chief Executive Officer in February. With a robust background in real estate, including stints as the CEO for associations in New Jersey and Texas, Hutchinson is poised to drive OAR forward amid evolving market dynamics.

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Portrait legacy with J. Holland Photography

By Tim Priebe | May 9, 2024

On West 15th Street, just west of Kelly, sits J. Holland Photography. Run by Johnny and Carrie Holland, the business features an outdoor portrait garden behind their studio building that many passers-by may not even know about.

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Edmond-owned Sandler office awards scholarships

By Michela Owen | April 16, 2024

Sandler Custom Growth Solutions recently awarded two scholarships to two different recipients. The winners were Kaley Field, a young professional passionate about transformative leadership with IntelliShift, and No Boundaries International (NBI), represented by Dr. Lori Basey, focusing on global and local crisis response.

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Autmow of OKC

By Phil Klutts | April 16, 2024

Edmond resident Jason Scott could not find a local repair shop or feasible solution to repair his robotic lawn mower, so he started working on how to solve the problem. After some research, Scott created an LLC and applied to join as a licensee of a national brand, Autmow. He is now on the leading edge of lawn mowing technology and one of the only providers in Edmond and the metro. Being a part of the Autmow national network means customers gain expertise and experience with a local touch.

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First quarter 2024 ribbon cuttings

By Tim Priebe | April 16, 2024

Since 2024 began, the Edmond Chamber of Commerce has held numerous ribbon cuttings celebrating grand openings, anniversaries, re-openings, and more. Congratulations to all of these organizations!

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VIP welcomes new board member

By Tim Priebe | February 29, 2024

A local nonprofit, Victims Impact Panel of Oklahoma, continues to advocate for road safety in Oklahoma. Recently, they welcomed Mike Sanders—the current Executive Director of the Oklahoma Broadband Office—to their board.

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