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.
Bass Law named to Best Law Firms list
Bass Law has been named a Tier 1 firm in Oklahoma City for Litigation – Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates Law by U.S. News: Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2014.
SYNERGY HomeCare wins 2 endorsements
To underscore its position as a leader in the home care industry, SYNERGY HomeCare has received two prestigious industry honors for its excellence and commitment to quality.
SYNERGY HomeCare, a national in-home care franchise based in Gilbert, Ariz., was awarded the coveted 2013 Home Care Pulse Endorsed National Provider designation. This endorsement recognizes the nation’s top home care companies for their commitment to provide outstanding customer satisfaction through the use of the Home Care Pulse Quality Satisfaction Management Program. With this program, Home Care Pulse, a leading industry research firm, completes monthly client satisfaction interviews with the company’s clients. Only companies with a strong commitment to client satisfaction receive the endorsement.
IHOP introduces holiday dishes
IHOP® restaurant introduced new and classic holiday dishes Nov 4. Two seasonal signature pancakes — classic Pumpkin pancakes and popular holiday favorite Eggnog pancakes — return to the menu, and are joined by a new, delicious signature pancake that will make the holidays even sweeter: White Chocolate Chip Raspberry pancakes.
For those guests craving traditional holiday meals, for the first time IHOP restaurants are adding two classics of the season:
THE ASTUTE INVESTOR: Risk and reward in uncertain times
He was dealt four great cards. The jackpot depended on the next card. But before it was dealt, a shot rang out in Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon in 1876, and Wild Bill Hickok hit the floor dead from a gunshot to the back of the head. His four cards — aces and eights — were forever immortalized as the Dead Man’s Hand. It became the symbol of gambles gone wrong, where hidden risks outweigh the rewards.
Sales tax receipts robust
City sales tax receipts for November are encouraging for the fifth month of the fiscal year, City Manager Larry Stevens said this week.
So far the city has collected more than $13.6 million for the fiscal year, according to the office of Edmond Finance Director Ross A. VanderHamm. Year-to-date collections are over budget by $1,213 million
November revenue is $2.663 million, or 17.3 percent more than two years ago. The brisk sales tax collections represents the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks in October.
However, sales were less than last month’s 17.9-percent growth rate, Stevens said. The City Council budgeted for a 6 percent gain in sales tax revenue.
City staff is going to stop saying they expect the continuing high numbers of sales tax receipts to moderate, Stevens said.
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