Citizens Bank of Edmond employees completed their first cash mob exercise Friday at chirps and cheers, 100 N. Broadway Suite 100. The bank gave every employee a $10 gift card that only could be spent at chirps and cheers, a downtown stationary store. The idea is to create more interest in shopping local and supporting local merchants. The event previewed Small Business Saturday efforts, which will be recognized nationally Nov. 30.
About 60 Citizens employees shopped in the store throughout Friday, spreading local wealth in the community.
Chirps and Cheers owner Susan Kropp wrote on her website that the cash mob was a huge success.
“It was such a pleasure to meet the people of this community-minded bank that has been locally owned and operated since 1901. We are thankful for their support and appreciate what they do for downtown Edmond. Clearly, this is one company that shows us all that supporting small is really quite big,” Kropp wrote.
Citizens Bank officials said this is its first cash mob, but the bank plans several more events like this one in upcoming months.
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Patton moves east for new corrections gig
In Robert C. Patton, Oklahoma is getting a new corrections director from Arizona who is more than willing to use private prisons as a means to deal with inmate overcrowding.
“I’m a (prison) bed manager. I’ll tell the policy makers I need beds, and if I can convince them that I need beds, then it’s their jobs on whether it’s public or private,” said Patton, whose first day as Oklahoma Corrections Department director began Tuesday.
Patton’s position on private prisons is far different than that of Jones, the former director who resigned in October following clashes with elected officials who wanted to put more inmates in private facilities.
The Oklahoma Board of Corrections last month approved a measure that allows the state to seek proposals from private prison companies to provide an additional 350 to 2,000 medium-security beds for state inmates.
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Commission rezones pair of acres
The Edmond Planning Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday evening to approve the rezoning of 1.9 acres of property located on the southeast corner of Covell Road and Broadway. Commissioners also approved amending the Edmond Plan from suburban office to restricted retail commercial.
S&L, LLC requested the rezoning from single family dwelling to restricted commercial usage, said Barry Moore, commission chairman.
New Qdoba receives sign variance from council
A sign variance for Qdoba Mexican Grill was approved 4-1 recently by the Edmond City Council. Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner voted against the variance.
Local attorney named general counsel for Oklahoma City Human Resource Society
The Oklahoma City Human Resource Society has named Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Tanya S. Bryant general counsel for the organization.
Bryant, of Edmond, is a director in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. She exclusively represents management in employment related matters ranging from policies and procedures to lawsuits brought by employees under federal and state law. In addition, Bryant handles Oklahoma Employment Security Commission hearings and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations.
Parents Helping Parents meeting set
Parents Helping Parents meetings are in the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s private meeting room in Edmond on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oklahoma Blood Institute, on the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Broadway. The entrance doors face north toward 33rd Street.
For more information, call 642-8198. Recorded Message to Parents: 629-6384.
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