The Edmond Sun

Business

December 14, 2012

Sweet Peace opens new Edmond location

EDMOND — Patty Wilton built her business around candy and creativity. Using treats from Snickers and sodas to the finest gourmet chocolates and candies, Wilton creates custom candy bouquets that have earned smiles from kindergarten classrooms to corporate boardrooms.

Now in its third year, Sweet Peace, which specializes in candy bouquets and Peace Frogs apparel, has opened a new Edmond location at 16317 N. Santa Fe Ave., Suite F.

Sweet Peace offers custom candy bouquets ranging from small designs with Hershey bars to elaborate creations with exotic treats from across the world.

“Our candy bouquets are a delicious idea for all occasions,” Wilton said. “We can create a customized bouquet that includes any mixture of candy, popcorn, nuts and even small gift items if desired.”

For last minute gifting, Sweet Peace stocks a wide selection of ready-made bouquets for any holiday or occasion, from Halloween and Christmas to birthdays and anniversaries.

Wilton also offers a corporate gifting service, building custom bouquets around any company’s marketing and promotional items. Wilton can even put corporate logos on the candy wrappers themselves.

“We can build a candy bouquet around just about any small item,” Wilton said. “Whether it’s a corporate or personal gift, our bouquets can be individualized to meet any need.”

All Sweet Peace bouquets are hand-crafted in the store. Wilton also offers sugar-free varieties. Sweet Peace will deliver the bouquets free within Edmond.

For those who remember penny candy, the store is a place where kids and adults can still satisfy a candy craving with only a little pocket change. In addition to custom bouquets, Wilton stocks a variety of unique and retro candies including rock candy, salt water taffy, candy lipstick, Charms, Zotz and Turkish Taffy.

“Candy is not just for kids,” she said. “It’s fun to watch an adult’s face light up when they find a favorite treat from their childhood on our shelves. Children love our store too because we offer so many different candies and sell them by the individual piece. Kids come in to buy candy with the quarters they find between the couch cushions.”

Wilton also carries a full line of Peace Frogs apparel and accessories.

Sweet Peace is in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center on the southwest corner of 15th Street and Santa Fe, west of Crest Foods. Sweet Peace is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1
Text Only
Business
  • Lankford, James 2011.jpg Lankford, rest of Oklahoma delegation vote to sue president

    A Democratic leader said the House does not have standing to sue the president after members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation voted to do just that.
    At 6:28 p.m. Wednesday, members of the House approved by a 225-201 partisan margin H. Res. 676, which gives House leadership the authority to file a lawsuit challenging actions by President Barack Obam

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • MS_prisons 1.JPG DOC action could save $36.8 million annually

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections expects to avert more than 2,100 offenders by 2021 saving more than $36.8 million annually, an audit states.
    Tuesday, State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones  released the results of a performance audit of the DOC that was requested by Gov. Mary Fallin. The audit for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2013, distinctly focused on governance, financial management and capacity management.
    Audit recommendations included:

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • food bank.jpg Regional Food Bank receives donation

    At a special celebration event Wednesday, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $30 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Oklahoma. Additionally, the retailer and its Foundation have partnered with local food banks to provide more than 15 million pounds of food to residents.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • City spends $1.7 million on ITS

    Public safety will benefit by the Intelligent Transportation System with its implementation by the City of Edmond, said Steve Commons, assistant city manager.
    More vehicles are added to traffic volume as Edmond’s population grows. ITS connects all of the city’s traffic signals in order to improve traffic flow in present time with greater efficiency, Commons said Wednesday.
    “Some of that can be done through computer automation that tracks how traffic is changing,” Commons said.

    July 30, 2014

  • Downtown Master Plan accepted by council

    The 2014 Downtown Master Plan Study was accepted by a 3-0 vote Tuesday evening by the Edmond City Council.
    Fort Worth-based consulting group Freese and Nichols presented their final update to the 1998 Downtown Master Plan. The city hired the group at a cost of $300,000 to make recommendations for future development of Broadway in the central business district.
    “There are clearly some short-term (parking) options that we feel should move forward,” said Cody Richardson, of Freese and Nichols consultants of Fort Worth. “Better signage at existing parking lots.”

    July 29, 2014

  • Lambrecht Construction to build office

    The commercial site plan of a physician’s office was approved recently by the Edmond Planning Commission by a vote of 4-0.
    Lambrecht Construction plans to build the office at 3917  E. Covell Road in the Fairfax Business Office, north of Covell and west of Sooner Road, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.

    July 29, 2014

  • jc_ITS map.jpg City to improve traffic flow

    The Edmond City Council this week approved a services agreement with Electronic Technology, Inc. For the  installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems’ video wall system at a cost of $314,620. The vote was 3-0.
    ITS is a fiber optic, wireless or hybrid communication system of monitoring road events and equipment in the field, data archiving and predicting traffic volume, said Kent Kacir, an engineer with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • sales tax holiday.jpg Oklahoma sales tax takes a holiday

    Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ending at midnight Aug. 3, Oklahomans will be able to participate in a sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain clothing and shoes free of sales tax.
    Yes, retailers may not charge tax, including state and local sales taxes on items that are tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday weekend. The sales of clothing and shoes priced at less than $100 are exempted from sales taxes.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karan & Rwanda.jpg Peace through Business empowering women entrepreneurs

    Peace Through Business is part of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) based in Oklahoma City. It is a program that connects small business entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda with business owners in Oklahoma. One such entrepreneur found out about the program from a friend, applied, and was accepted to take part in this year’s session.
    Upon earning a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Universite de Sciences et Technique de Lille in Belgium, Lyliose Nduhungirehe began her career working for a construction company in Brussels, but she quickly switched paths to Information Technology.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anderson Properties continues to grow

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties recently announced the acquisition of Tulsa-based Prudential Alliance Realty, an eight-office, 150-agent brokerage operating in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and Edmond.
    The transaction gives Anderson Properties, a full-service real estate agency a total of 38 offices and more than 600 agents.

    July 28, 2014

Stocks