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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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Edmond hosts first Children’s Business Fair

By Brent Fuchs | June 28, 2022

Edmond’s inaugural Children’s Business Fair took place at the Edmond Railyard on June 17, bringing together entrepreneurial youth to sell their homemade or homegrown goods. The event was organized by Chisholm Creek Acton Academy to encourage kids to launch their own startups.

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Leadership Edmond graduates largest class in history

By Phil Klutts | May 31, 2022

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the graduation of Leadership Edmond Class XXXVI at the Edmond Conference Center. Class XXXVI was the largest in program history with 43 members, including Ward 1 Edmond City Councilman David Chapman, Ward 3 Edmond City Councilwoman Christin Mugg, and Oklahoma House Representative Ryan Martinez. At the graduation ceremony, Michelle Schaefer, Leadership Edmond Class XV graduate, was recognized as the 2022 Leadership Edmond Alumni of the Year.

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Simply Indie brings Hollywood to Edmond

By Brent Fuchs | March 29, 2022

The Simply Indie Film Fest took place during the last weekend of February, bringing together filmmakers, actors, writers, and movie lovers to watch, share and appreciate independent films.

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Celebrating hard-working Edmond locals

By Ashley Neese | August 31, 2021

The Edmond Chamber of Commerce recently hosted their annual Legislative Reception to celebrate local public officers, legislators, and school officials. H.J. Reed, chair of the Chamber’s Government Relations Committee, and Jan Moran, Area Manager of External Affairs for the presenting sponsor AT&T, welcomed state senators, state representatives, municipal leaders, school board members, superintendents, and more to be recognized for their dedication and service to the Edmond community.

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Downtown Edmond is active again

By Brent Fuchs | June 29, 2021

While streateries have been around for several months now, it’s only since the COVID-19 vaccines became widely available that downtown Edmond has really come back to life. The Farmers Market, VIBES, and Heard on Hurd have all helped increase the level of activity and commerce in downtown Edmond, especially in the last month.

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2021 Edmond Chamber golf tournament

By Ashley Neese | May 25, 2021

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce recently held their annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament presented by OU Health Edmond at the Golf Club of Edmond. On Friday, May 7, 36 teams represented various industries and businesses across Edmond. Local celebrity players included newly elected Mayor Darrell Davis, Major Ed Pulido, Edmond Police Chief JD…

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February and March 2021 ribbon cuttings

By Ashley Neese | April 6, 2021

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce was proud to host eight ribbon cuttings throughout February and March to celebrate three anniversaries, three new businesses, and two new locations. We appreciate our local business owners’ dedication and look forward to watching them flourish in the Edmond community!

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December & January ribbon cuttings

By Ashley Neese | February 2, 2021

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce was proud to host four ribbon cuttings throughout December and January. Our masked-up Ambassadors braved the cold weather to mark the opening of three new locations for established businesses and to celebrate a 25th anniversary! As we dive headfirst into 2021, the Chamber is here to support Edmond businesses…

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Edmond’s Luminance light display gallery

By Brent Fuchs | December 8, 2020

Edmond’s Luminance light display has impacted the community, evidenced by the number of visitors and economic impact in Edmond. You can read more details in Jennifer Seaton’s story, Luminance Lights Up Edmond. I enjoyed seeing and photographing the displays. The excitement of the holiday season was evident on the faces of the families and children.…

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