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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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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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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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Downtown Edmond’s first Transformation Manager

By Michela Owen | February 22, 2024

In an ambitious move to shape the future of its central district, the City of Edmond recently welcomed Leana Dozier as its first Downtown Transformation Manager. This strategic role marks a significant commitment from the City of Edmond to enhance and evolve its downtown area through focused development projects and partnerships.

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Brad Myers, founder of Butcher House Meats & Market

Butcher House Meats & Market

By Brent Fuchs | February 22, 2024

Butcher House Meats & Market is the place for those searching for quality, freshness, and a genuine farm-to-table experience. Brad Myers, a seasoned professional with a rich background in sales and a fervent advocate for the local food movement, founded the business. Brad Myers started his business for those searching for quality, freshness, and a genuine farm-to-table experience.

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Pawsh’s approach to pet wellness

By Michela Owen | January 19, 2024

Marie Riehl of Pawsh has loved animals since childhood. But working with animals isn’t all fun and games. Marie has worked for seven years to take her in-home grooming operation to new heights. 

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Impact on Edmond: Gary Bruce & Bruce Piano

By Jim Denton | January 19, 2024

“I was determined to be a rock musician. That never really happened.” Gary Bruce, owner of Bruce Piano, recalled when asked about how he got started in the piano-tuning business. In the late 70s, a record producer from Dallas promised Gary’s OKC-based part-time rocker band that if his band would move to Dallas, they would produce their work.

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