OCU TEDx Conference to explore resiliency
Oklahoma leaders will share stories of resiliency at Oklahoma City University’s TEDx conference Dec. 5.
YWCA of Oklahoma City CEO Janet Peery, attorney Susan Carns Curtiss and Tulsa businesswoman Christy VanCleave will discuss growth through circumstance, helping women get back on their feet and overcoming circumstances through education during the conference. Video TED talks from California also will be streaming. The event will be from 12:15-4:30 p.m. at OC
Edmond Tastefully Simple consultant earns promotion
Kristin Geddes, an Edmond resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., is now a senior team manager with the national direct seller of delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.
AT&T gives up-close look at Digital Life
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Morning Mingle event at the AT&T store at 2003 W. Danforth Road.
Black Friday — strike that — Black Thursday?
A growing number of retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day:
• Kmart stores will open at 6 a.m.
• Toys “R” Us stores will open at 5 p.m.
• Walmart Black Friday events will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
• Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Sears, Target and Kohl’s stores open at 8 p.m.
What was once not done — opening stores on what has traditionally been a day set aside for families and friends to dine and to give thanks for their blessings — is no longer.
About a fourth of those (33 million) asked said they plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, according to a National Retail Federation survey. It was the first time the question has been asked.
“Though many people have already started to check off items from their holiday shopping lists, we fully expect to see many more come out on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the weekend,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.
Overall, up to 140 million people plan to shop sometime Thursday-Sunday, a slight decrease from the 147 million who planned to do so last year. Black Friday, when 69.1 percent (97 million) plan to shop, will be the biggest day of the weekend.
Parkway Men’s Wear plans casting call for male models
Parkway Men’s Wear will have a casting call Dec. 5-7 to locate men ages 16-60 to serve as models for its new online store on the Parkway Men’s Wear website.
Audition times are: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 5, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 6 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7.
All interested men should register by emailing email@example.com with their name, age, sizes, phone number, email address and preferable day and time to audition.
Creel McFarland of Limerick Studios will photograph each person and selections will be made by Jan. 15.
Selected models will be paid for their services, which are to model clothing for sale on the Parkway website.
OU Medical Center adds health clinic
OU Medical Center recently had a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of its new Senior Health Clinic at its Edmond location at 1 S. Bryant. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a practicing geriatric medicine physician since 1988, Larry D. Balzer, M.D., heads the clinic. Patients can expect Dr. Balzer and his staff of medical professionals to become partners in managing their health and will receive longer appointments and more one-on-one time with the physician. The Senior Health Clinic is currently accepting new patients and welcomes Medicare as well as other payment options. To make an appointment or for further information, call 359-5229 or visit www.oumedicine.com.
As mobile gadgets become bigger, some companies abandon websites altogether
An increasing number of companies are developing mobile-first or mobile-only strategies that prioritize customers' experience on smartphones and tablets over desktop computers, which have long been the way most people access the Internet.
FCC chief shares pain of own proposal to allow calls on planes
The U.S. regulator proposing to end a ban on phone calls during commercial flights understands why some passengers say the change would take connectivity too far.
Arts Council plans event for artists
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition will present an “InfoRama” for local artists looking to find practical ways to pursue community-based arts careers from 7-8:15 p.m. Dec. 10 at [Artspace] at Untitled gallery.
Whataburger debuts pancake mix
Whataburger pancake lovers can now make their own stacks at home, with the signature mix for Whataburger’s popular pancakes for sale on the company’s website, Whataburger.com.
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