Starbucks sees more Apple-like stores after Colombia debut
This week Starbucks opened its first location in Colombia — a 2,700-square-foot store with a heated patio, concrete columns, mirrors on the ceiling and walls of colorful plants.
City Council approves addition of Panera drive-thru
Thanks to City Council action local Panera Bread customers soon will be able to get their favorite sandwich or breakfast bagel via a drive-thru window.
Ron Ward, owner of the Springcreek Village Shopping Center, would like to add a drive-thru window at the Panera Bread cafe on the northeast corner of 15th Street and Bryant Avenue.
During Monday evening’s City Council meeting, city planner Bob Schiermeyer said the land to the east, owned by the Ramsey family, is zoned “A Single Family” and when there is a sensitive border condition, even when the single family property is projected for higher usage in the Edmond Plan, a specific use permit is required for a drive-thru window.
Schiermeyer said that in a letter the Ramsey family stated they have no objection to Panera’s plans.
VIDEO: Comcast apologizes after customer service call goes viral
Comcast issued an apology after one of its representatives kept a customer captive on the phone for nearly 20 minutes, demanding to know why he was choosing another cable provider.
Express Employment Professionals opens 700th franchise location
Staffing icon Bob Funk is a dreamer. Time and time again he recalls his past when all he wanted was to become three things: an entrepreneur, a minister and a rancher. And now, more than 31 years later, Funk’s entrepreneurial dream continues to unfold.
Why Taco Bell is turning its health menu into a muscle menu
Like it or not, the paleo diet fad has now gone mainstream.
This week, Taco Bell announced that it will be beefing up its menu - quite literally - by launching a new menu centered around meat and protein.
College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities
Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy has shifted to bestow greater and greater rewards on the well-educated. By 1990, that number was about 57 percent. By 2011: 73 percent.
Why does the Vatican need a bank?
The Vatican Bank's history reads more like Dan Brown than the financial pages, but its worst -- and weirdest -- days may be behind it.
Al’s Bicycle Shop receives DEEP rebate check for $730
On May 9, Michelle Gumaer, Edmond Electric’s energy services manager, presented Henry Holasek, owner of Al’s Bicycle Shop, with a rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s Demand and Energy Efficiency Program in the amount of $730 for recent lighting improvements at the shop. Tom Willis, OMPA member services energy engineer, also attended the presentation at the shop at 2624 S. Broadway Court in Edmond.
THE ASTUTE INVESTOR: FATCA won’t cause the dollar to collapse
The infamous bank robber Willie Sutton was once asked why he robbed banks. His response was simple, “Because that’s where the money is!” Taking a page from Willie’s play book, Sen. Max Baucus, Rep. Charlie Rangel and Sen. Harry Reid are about to embark on a worldwide search for money.
First Fidelity Bank names new office manager
Lee R. Symcox, president and CEO of First Fidelity Bank, a locally owned full-service community bank, has announced the promotion of Lanier Lee as Banking Officer and Office Manager of the MacArthur location in Oklahoma City.
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