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Small Business Saturday kicks off Nov. 30
Mayor Charles Lamb plans to declare Nov. 30 as Small Business Saturday during the regular City Council meeting Monday.
Shopping local is a great way to support the Edmond community by reinvesting a resident’s money here. Sales tax revenue is the bedrock for funding city services, Lamb said.
“Small business is the cornerstone of our free enterprise system and since the birth of this country has represented opportunity, independence and the fulfillment of dreams for generations of Americans,” he said.
UCO sparks student interest in new energy economics degree
The University of Central Oklahoma students have a new option in preparing for a career in the state’s energy industry through the Bachelor of Business Administration in Energy Economics, offered through the university’s College of Business.
Avoid credit card crunch by thinking first
Whether they have set aside some funds or are planning to fly by the seat of their financial pants, plenty of Oklahomans will rely on credit cards to make the upcoming season bright for friends and family.
Horse industry impact study to be released
The Oklahoma Equine Alliance will be releasing a comprehensive study on the economic impact of the horse industry in the State of Oklahoma at 2 p.m. today. This study that was completed in 2013 and commissioned by members of the Oklahoma Equine Alliance will highlight how Oklahoma has benefited from the growth and expansion of the horse industry in the state.
Oklahoma is well-known for its top caliber horses as well as its top tier facilities. Oklahoma is known as the “horse show capital” of the world, is home to more than a thousand rodeo events and hosts the top race meets for Quarter Horses in the United States. This 2013 study provides economic impact data, job creation numbers and total tax revenue increases from the horse industry as compared to the previous study completed in 2005.
Design company focuses on monthly local shopping deals with new website
To help support local businesses, Paige Sheller, owner of A-Line Designs LLC in Edmond, and her company have created an online marketplace to help bring customers and businesses together in one place.
Sheller and her company created the online marketplace, A-List Top Picks, which features a handful of local businesses each month and highlights the businesses’ quality and unique pieces in a monthly theme.
Customers who visit the website, www.okcinteriors.com or www.alisttoppicks.com, and select an A-List Top Picks item, are then able to purchase the product at a discounted price.
Sheller said not only does it help the customer not have to pay retail, it also helps local businesses increase their foot traffic.
Capital group sells Edmond CVS property
Inland Private Capital Corporation recently announced the sale of a CVS property at 3200 S. Santa Fe Ave., in Edmond. Inland, through its subsidiary which serves as asset manager, facilitated the sale of the store on behalf of one of its 1031 exchange investors, who owned the property.
The Oklahoma County Assessor’s online property records database shows the property owner as CVS Caremark No. 6234 with a mailing address in Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Storify: chirps and cheers gets mobbed
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.
Kickingbird Flowers & Gifts celebrates 25 years
For the past 25 years, Debbie McFarlin has been sharing her love for flowers at her store Kickingbird Flowers & Gifts in Edmond and she hopes to continue that tradition for many years to come.
“I always liked the flower business and the gift business,” McFarlin said. “Flowers have been a longtime symbol of love and caring and make people happy and it gives them a positive affect on their emotions and their moods.”
Sam's Club celebrates with ribbon cutting
Sam’s Club recently had a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of its location at 1117 W. I-35 Frontage Road. Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb spoke at the grand opening ceremony, while Jason White and Billy Sims signed autographs on two afternoons.
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