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OC School of Business brings values to business

By Phil Klutts | September 6, 2022

After more than 50 years of serving students, the Oklahoma Christian School of Business continues to be a top program at the college, boasting hundreds of graduates every year. Jeff Simmons, professor and chair of the School of Business, shares the mission of the program and his plans to expand opportunities for its students. 

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Edmond Electric Smart Choice launches

By Tim Priebe | September 6, 2022

In 2019, the Edmond City Council approved the implementation of Edmond Electric’s Smart Choice program, which would install smart meters in commercial and residential properties across the city. Despite delays due to the pandemic, Smart Choice has begun rolling out to Edmond businesses and residents, bringing more insight into electric and water usage and sharing vital information about service disruptions. 

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June and July 2022 ribbon cuttings

By Ashley Neese | September 6, 2022

The Edmond Chamber of Commerce held seven ribbon cuttings in June and July, with five grand openings and two anniversary celebrations. New businesses in Edmond include TeamFit, a training studio and gym; Evolution Imaging, a woman-owned imaging center; Wash Me Power Washing, a mobile residential or commercial power washing service; and Craft Homes, a home builder focused on affordable pricing. Neptune Society celebrated one year of services in Edmond, Torchy’s Tacos recognized their Edmond location, and S&B’s Burger Joint opened its second Edmond location. Congratulations to these businesses on their major milestones!

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Short-term rentals booming in Edmond

By Phil Klutts | September 6, 2022

Short-term rentals have many names. Homes, condos, and cabins were first known as vacation rentals. Vacations have extended to work-from-home retreats and hotel alternatives for traveling professionals. These homes are commonly known as Airbnbs or VRBOs because of the name-brand apps that facilitate and promote short-term rental properties. These properties are furnished and rented nightly or up to a few weeks at a time.

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Local attorney writes children’s books and more

By Tim Priebe | August 30, 2022

Edmond author Chris Griswold started in law but became a passionate advocate for helping others through complex challenges with his books, including the children’s Tommy the Turtle series. Griswold’s legal career started similarly to most young law school graduates. He grew up in north Texas, completed his undergraduate program at Texas Tech, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He then studied, took, and passed the bar exam in both Oklahoma and Texas. Out of college, he returned to north Texas and started his career with Pier One Imports as a corporate attorney focusing on real estate. After a few years, he moved to JC Penney as an in-house real estate lawyer. 

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Downtown Edmond hosts Sunny Dayz Mural Festival

By Brent Fuchs | August 30, 2022

The Sunny Dayz Mural Festival hosted its second annual event in downtown Edmond on August 6, with more than 40 female artists creating new public art. The event is Oklahoma’s first and only mural festival dedicated to celebrating women in the arts. Sunny Dayz, established in March 2021 by Virginia Sitzes, sets out to empower, elevate and celebrate female and nonbinary artists and muralists through the creation and advocacy of public art.

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Daily Living Centers to open new Edmond Center

By Ashley Neese | August 30, 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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Evans and Davis celebrates 20 years of business

By Phil Klutts | August 23, 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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Q2 2022 career announcements

By Ashley Neese | August 23, 2022

Edmond residents continue to be locally and nationally recognized for their service, leadership, and achievements. Here are a few highlights from the first half of 2023. 

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East Edmond development challenges

By Ashley Neese | August 2, 2022

As Edmond continues to expand east beyond I-35, the neighborhoods are booming, but there has been a lack of commercial real estate interest and development. Ward 2 City Councilman Josh Moore and Randy Entz, director of planning and zoning at the City of Edmond, are working together to educate the community on the challenges and efforts involved in increasing business in east Edmond. 

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