Highlighted Stories

Savoring the flavors of Shelly’s Jellies and Jam

By Brooklyn Learned | June 20, 2023

From the humble beginnings of her childhood kitchen to the bustling stalls of farmers’ markets, Shelly’s Jellies and Jam has emerged as a local treasure in Edmond, showcasing the art of homemade jellies and preserving cherished family traditions.

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Solar Power of Oklahoma opens in Edmond

By Tim Priebe | December 7, 2021

According to the national Solar Energy Industries Association, since the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) passed in 2006, the solar industry has grown nationwide by more than 10,000%. As such, it’s no surprise that Solar Power of Oklahoma has recently opened an office in Edmond.

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Year-end best practices for business

By Jim Denton | December 7, 2021

Whew! The last two years have been a whirlwind with the virus, politics, and volatile markets. Tax laws may see some changes but as of now, we remain unsure of any specifics. History tells us that anything passed late in the year will have only a few provisions that require immediate attention, and we can do more comprehensive strategies later once we know what the new law contains. 

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Tuff Shed opens new location in Edmond

By Jackie Bell | December 7, 2021

Tuff Shed, Inc., America’s leading supplier of storage buildings and garages, recently opened a new sales and design center in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Kelly and Covell’s population and business growth

By Sarah Dickson | November 2, 2021

The southwest corner of Kelly and Covell has seen substantial development over the last 15 years, beginning with the construction of Walgreens in 2006. The area really began to take shape when Lowe’s built a 170,000-square-foot location in 2008 and then was further defined when Uptown Grocery Company built a 50,000-square-foot location in 2011.

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Bringing awareness to local businesses

By Ashley Neese | November 2, 2021

With the rise of online shopping and the realities of a global pandemic, small businesses are relying on community members more than ever to stay afloat. Many business owners had to temporarily close their doors or faced a significant decline in revenue over the last year, but local programs like Edmond Locally Owned seek to provide resources and awareness for the small businesses that make our community unique.

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A vision for Arcadia Lake

By Jennifer Seaton | November 2, 2021

Arcadia Lake is an Edmond gem along historic Route 66 and even benefits businesses in Edmond and our local economy. Did you know that the City of Edmond contracted with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to construct Arcadia Lake in 1987?

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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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