Former mayor encourages Leadership Edmond participation
Leadership Edmond will commence its 30th class with a two-day overnight retreat on Aug. 25-26.
Leadership Oklahoma names board of directors
The Leadership Oklahoma Board of Directors recently elected Bruce Benbrook, chairman and president of The Stock Exchange Bank of Woodward, to be chairman of the organization’s 2014-15 Board of Directors. Leadership Oklahoma is entering its 28th year as a statewide leadership development program designed to identify, educate and challenge the leaders of our state. This program has had a positive impact on the entire state with the number of program graduates now about 1,400 representing communities from Idabel to Guymon and Altus to Miami.
Krazy Daze sale heats up Edmond July 26
The Downtown Edmond Business Association will present its 51st Annual Krazy Daze Sales from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 26 in downtown Edmond. The event, which is free to the public, will feature a dunk tank, live entertainment, Kona Ice and Roxy’s Ice Cream Social. Edmond downtown merchants will offer their biggest markdowns of the year during the sidewalk sale.
As part of Krazy Daze, Citizens Bank of Edmond staffers will take turns in the hot seat as festivalgoers take aim to knock them into a cold water tank.
Allstate names Edmond owner as Agent of the Year
As a business leader and involved citizen in the Edmond area, Allstate exclusive agent Larry Dumas Jr. has been designated an Oklahoma Exclusive Agent the Year for his outstanding business performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency’s work.
City Council approves $114,500 for statues
City Council members have approved a $114,500 supplemental appropriation for public art.
During the previous fiscal year, private contributions covered costs of a couple of larger art pieces that exceeded the city’s matching contribution limit of $35,000, causing the city to run short of budget authority as year-end activity approached, according to background provided by the council.
Pair of female suspects rob area IBC Bank
Authorities said they are looking for two female suspects who walked into a local IBC Bank during the lunch hour and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
At about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, two females entered the IBC Bank at 12241 N. May Ave. and approached the teller counter where one of them demanded that money be placed into a green reusable grocery bag, FBI Special Agent Martinus McConnell said.
The teller complied and the suspects left the bank with the money, McConnell said.
No weapon was seen, McConnell said.
Council approves Fox Lake area sign variance
City Council members have approved a developer’s request for a larger-than-allowed sign at a Fox Lake-area shopping center.
Architect Troy Downing with RBA Architects represented Fox Lake Investments in a request for a ground sign variance for a new shopping center planned south of Fox Lake Lane, according to city-provided background on the issue.
During Monday’s meeting, city planner Bob Schiermeyer said the development is constrained by the property size and restrictions with the previously approved site plan.
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.
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