Federal energy efficiency tax credits ending in 2013
If you are planning to do some home improvements to make your home more energy efficient, now is the time to take action. Multiple federal energy efficiency tax credits are set to expire permanently at the end of the year.
Oklahomans have until Dec. 31 to take advantage of a cumulative maximum of $500 in credits for energy-related improvements completed in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The credits are a cumulative maximum of $1,500 for improvements done in 2009 and 2010.
The tax credits are for energy improvements done to existing homes owned by you, and used as your principal residence, said Scott Frazier, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension energy management engineer. New construction and rentals are not eligible for these federal tax credits.
AHS staffing prepares for growth
AHS Staffing plans to move in to its new 4,500-square-foot building in Edmond by Dec. 15.
“We’re excited to move to the next phase of our strategic growth plan and are pleased to be doing it in a great community like Edmond,” said Jerick Henley, president of AHS Staffing.
The new office will be at 3051 Willowood Road in Edmond.
Oklahoma-based AHS Staffing was founded in April 2010 following the acquisition of Houston-based PharmStat Staffing LLC. Since then the company has grown to 10 full-time employees, but projects to double that number in the next few years.
“We started out as a Pharmacy Staffing Agency but now we have a team dedicated to the dialysis industry as well,” Henley said.
Cargazing: Ford Fiesta ST is fast, fun, affordable
High-performance cars often come with high price tags, but the Ford Fiesta ST is proof that the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Elements Behavioral Health adds 2 new directors
Elements Behavioral Health enhances and expands its Christian addiction treatment programming with the addition of two new directors.
Charles W. Robinson III, of Edmond, joined Elements last month as its national director of Christian Programming and Outreach. In this role, he will enhance and implement new Christian programming at designated treatment centers in the Elements family of behavioral health care programs.
INTEGRIS Health Edmond receives award
INTEGRIS Health Edmond is proud to announce it has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence award winner by Press Ganey Associates Inc. The Guardian of Excellence award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance for an entire year. INTEGRIS Health Edmond is the only hospital in the state to receive this distinction for patient satisfaction in ambulatory surgery.
Heirlooms owner says ‘Let’s make a deal’
Boasting everything from antiques to barely used, as well as brand new furniture, to decorator items and littles including old and new jewelry, a local store has something for every taste and budget.
From his earliest memories, longtime Edmond resident Ben Wilcox said he can remember going to estate sales with his dad. He had storage sheds full of things he had found before it was cool, and he was a “picker” before picker was a word.
“Dad traded coins and he was always in old barns and old houses looking for items and I was always following him around,” Wilcox said.
Insure Oklahoma program accepting qualified applicants
Insure Oklahoma, the state’s program created to bridge the gap in health care coverage for low-income working adults, is currently accepting applications. Insure Oklahoma provided some 26,863 Oklahomans with health insurance during the month of October.
Planners look at retail/urban housing mixes in downtown
A presentation by Freese Nichols consultants of Fort Worth was made Wednesday to city staff and leaders regarding the Downtown Master Plan.
The Central Edmond Urban Development Board has revisited plans made in a 1998 Downtown Master Plan through public meetings and presentations to protect the future development of Broadway.
“Right now we are at the point of providing an assessment of not only the physical environment, but also the market conditions,” said Wendy Shabay, an associate urban planner with Freese Nichols. The next meeting in January will focus on recommendations.
Cyber Monday sales reach record as shoppers snub stores for Web
Online shopping surged about 20 percent to a record on Cyber Monday as many consumers snubbed physical stores and took to the Web to buy holiday gifts.
REVIEW: Infinity M56 brings athleticism to luxury sedan market
Infinity competes against other mid-sized luxury sedans with its powerful M class. A V-8 engine gives the M56 an athletic feel in the turns, and while braking and steering.
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