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Create connections to benefit you & your business

By Phil Klutts | October 12, 2021

The people around us impact our success and path in life. Jim Rohn is famously quoted for saying, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” There are a lot of implications for your personal effectiveness and leadership in this quote. You can also think about this quote in terms of your business or company’s success. The influence from the right people can make or break a business or nonprofit.

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Professional Q&A: Trey Cole

By Tim Priebe | October 12, 2021

Trey Cole came highly recommended by a CEO I’ve known for over a decade. When I reached out to Trey, he was honored to be featured. By complete coincidence, I later sat near Trey at an Edmond Chamber fundraiser and found him to be very friendly, which is doubtlessly a part of his success. Trey serves as the director at MIDCON Data Services.

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Edmond business women join with other women across central Oklahoma

By Jake Kelley | October 12, 2021

Women can and women do. And they do it together – alongside allyships, mentorships, communities, and in each realm of life, women move forward. They uplift. At BBB® serving Central Oklahoma’s inaugural Revere & Revel™, women will join their advocates to learn together…

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Danforth Francis Tuttle campus welcomes students

By Casey Farmer | October 5, 2021

It is nothing short of a miracle, but with a lot of hard work and a dream, Francis Tuttle Technology Center opened its new 155,000 square-foot campus located at 3841 E. Danforth Road in Aug. 2021. With construction beginning in 2019, builders had no idea what was in store over the next several months but the Francis Tuttle team, ambitious to welcome students to the innovative and somewhat industrial halls of their new campus, opened the doors to their new creative tech center ahead of schedule.

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Putting the fun in fundraising

By Sherry Jordan | October 5, 2021

For many organizations, including the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, fundraising is an important revenue stream to continue providing services, resources, and opportunities to the community. After years of auctions and membership drives, the Edmond Chamber decided to try something new in 2017 and explore alternative ways to engage donors and members, leading to the launch of Edmond’s Dancing with the Stars.

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Seasonal store brings benefits

By Phil Klutts | October 5, 2021

Here today and gone tomorrow usually sparks concern and issues in the business world. This can be especially true in Oklahoma when storms bring in quick-acting, out-of-state contractors who don’t stick around for long. But, there are a few businesses that make the most of a short-term presence.

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Is key-person insurance right for your business?

By Casey Farmer | October 5, 2021

Have you ever thought about what your business would do if you suddenly lost a key person on
your team due to death or critical illness? Life insurance is often a crucial part of planning in our
personal lives, but did you know that key-person insurance is designed to help your business
stay afloat while looking for a potential replacement or training of an employee?

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The high price of low unemployment

By Susan Hoover | October 5, 2021

There’s a new trend in decor around Edmond these days: “help wanted” signs. This week, Oklahoma City topped the list of US cities with the lowest unemployment rate at just 2.6%, the lowest since December 2019, meaning most residents are employed and not needing to find work. Edmond’s current unemployment rate is reported to be 2.0% and 3.2% for the state of Oklahoma as a whole. While this sounds like a good thing, and certainly can be, it could be harmful to Edmond business owners.

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August and September 2021 ribbon cuttings

By Ashley Neese | October 5, 2021

It’s ribbon cutting season! The Edmond Chamber hosted ten ribbon cuttings during August and September, and all were celebrating grand openings of new companies or new locations in our city. We continue to see impressive growth in our local economy and business community and find our purpose in helping Edmond businesses celebrate exciting moments and new opportunities.

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Security audits can save your business

By Davis Merrey | October 5, 2021

According to a report from Verizon, 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses. According to a report by Ponemon, cyber attacks cost small and medium-sized businesses an average of more than $2 million. Some small businesses don’t survive the negative impact of a security issue, either due to cost alone or damage to their reputation.

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