The next generation of sales talent at UCO

By Michela Owen | September 7, 2023

Fourteen years ago, the University of Central Oklahoma added a sales class to help students prepare for possible roles after graduation. What began as a single class is now a full degree program, a minor, a sales competition where UCO hosts an elite sales team, and full accreditation from the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

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From festivals to fine dining

By Brent Fuchs | September 7, 2023

Eddie Wrenn, III has made a mark in the Edmond culinary scene, owning multiple restaurants and driving innovation in the food scene. We dive deep into his life, experiences, and aspirations for the future. Q: When did you first get started in the food industry? A: I was probably ten or eleven. My grandfather owned,…

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Mental health offers hope and healing

By Tim Priebe | September 7, 2023

Amid Oklahoma’s concerning mental health statistics, a beacon of hope emerges from the heart of Edmond. Founded in 2015 by Chad Richardson, the Green Shoe Foundation began in south Edmond. It has already impacted the lives of people nationwide, providing a transformative experience for adults grappling with childhood relational trauma.

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Icon Cinema opens in Kickingbird Plaza

By Tim Priebe | August 8, 2023

After a wait of many months, the new Icon Cinema opened its doors earlier this year, replacing Kickingbird Cinemas near the corner of Danforth and Bryant. This family-owned theater has captured the attention of locals, providing a unique and welcoming movie-watching experience.

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Inexpensive ways to keep employees happy and engaged

By Michela Owen | August 8, 2023

Employee engagement is critical to any successful business because of how much impact employees make. A great employee can boost sales numbers, improve processes, and make a huge difference in the bottom line. On the flip side, an unhappy and unengaged employee can have the opposite effect. 

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Cool treats in Edmond

By Brent Fuchs | August 8, 2023

We are well and truly into the dog days of summer. Each day feels hotter than the last, and the nights don’t bring much relief. But there is hope! Edmond has some of the finest treats for keeping cool in the entire metro. Our team braved the heat and visited local ice cream shops, snow cone stands, and even the sole physical Bondi Bowl store in Oklahoma to find the best treats in town.

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LibertyFest brings business opportunities

By Michela Owen | July 4, 2023

LibertyFest has been a beloved Fourth of July tradition in Edmond for more than five decades. This entirely volunteer-run event offers many free activities and entertainment for the community. It also presents a unique opportunity for local businesses to thrive and for the city to generate significant tax revenue.

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Life, photography, and service: Dr. Neil Chapman’s journey

By Koshia Silver | July 4, 2023

Edmond resident Dr. Neil Chapman’s narrative is a tale that unfolds across history, art, and faith. From his days as a military code breaker during the Vietnam War to his transformation into a visionary photographer, Chapman’s path defies conventional expectations. His journey is not merely a collection of events; it is an exploration of the profound depths of the human spirit, a voyage that has left an indelible mark on his life and the lives of those who encounter his work.

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Top-15 finish for OC PR students

By Phil Klutts | July 4, 2023

In a display of talent and dedication, public relations students from Oklahoma Christian University (OC) have once again showcased their skills by securing a spot among the top-15 colleges in the nation in the prestigious Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Competition. This achievement marks the third time since 2016 that OC students have earned this recognition.

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Mike Crandall at OKPSA lunch

OKPSA: Empowering Edmond sales professionals for a decade

By Brooklyn Learned | June 6, 2023

The Oklahoma Professional Sales Association celebrates ten years of empowering sales professionals and strengthening the Edmond community through monthly luncheons and other events. These gatherings serve as a valuable platform for sales professionals, business owners, and sales students to connect, learn, and grow.

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