Industry giants represented at Oak Tree
Two corporate leaders discussed their company’s respective impact of business expansion on the local economy Thursday at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon.
Michael Ming serves as general manager of General Electric’s new Global Research Oil & Gas Technology Center to be constructed in Oklahoma City. He formerly served as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy under Gov. Mary Fallin.
Hotel positioning could offer serene view
A proposal by Covell I-35 Development LLC concerning a property exchange for the hotel-conference center site was discussed this week by the City Council. Covell/I-35 Development LLC wants to move the $25.5 million Hilton Garden Inn farther west, within the northwest corner of I-35 and Covell.
Assistant City Manager Steve Commons said originally the structure was designated to be on the east side of the property within view of Interstate 35 traffic.
“Maybe being on that side of the development wasn’t in the best interest of the hotel-conference center,” Commons said.
ODOT to present Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference on Feb. 27
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division is presenting a business development conference to offer business tips and tools to companies that qualify under ODOT’s Disadvantage Business Enterprise program. The conference is also open to any large or small businesses, public agencies, vendors and community partners with an interest in the transportation industry.
Local roofing company offers free roof analysis for commercial property
Effective immediately, Oklahoma-based Saratoga Roofing & Construction is helping property owners get ahead of storm season by offering free roof inspections on their commercial properties.
Commissioner Murphy named advisory board chairwoman
Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy, R-Edmond, has been named chairwoman of the Financial Research Institute’s Advisory Board.
Celebrate Freddy’s 89th birthday with 89-cent frozen custard
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is celebrating the 89th birthday of its co-founder, namesake and decorated World War II veteran, Freddy Simon, with 89 cent frozen custard. The promotion began Friday and includes a single scoop of the restaurant’s signature chocolate or vanilla custard served in either a traditional cake cone or a dish. The tasty, 89 cent frozen treat offer is available at all Freddy’s locations nationwide through Feb. 27.
Taco Bell to take on McDonald's breakfast with eggs in waffles
Yum Brands' Taco Bell chain will introduce breakfast foods such as waffle tacos, egg burritos and the bacon A.M. Crunchwrap nationwide on March 27. The move expands on a trial run that began in some locations in 2012, bringing a breakfast menu to 5,500 of Taco Bell's more than 5,700 U.S. restaurants.
NARFE to meet Tuesday
The Edmond Chapter of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at in the Gaylord University Center on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University of Science & Arts, 2501 E. Memorial Road.
Edmond Beautiful awards Keep it Clean to Remy Power Products
Edmond Beautiful recently announced Remy Power Products as the winner of the 2013 Keep it Clean, Keep it Green award. The award recognizes an Edmond organization that sets and implements a specific goal to beautify, reduce, reuse, recycle or divert waste within the community or as an organization.
UCO grads bring Counterclock Custom T-shirts to Edmond
A high-powered job working in government lost its fascination for one Edmond young man when he began thinking about starting a family.
Brian Downs spent 10 years in the political arena before deciding to make the break and start his own business.
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