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Inflation and Planning During A Recession

Inflation and Planning During A Recession

Inflation is so inconvenient to young professionals who are starting their careers or trying to find a career path. But how does one navigate through these times where the economy is falling and inflation is rising? STOP worrying! Recessions in the US happen every 5-7 years historically. We haven’t had a recession begin since 2008 (14 years ago). We are/were due for a recession.

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Sunny Dayz Mural Festival is Coming to Downtown Edmond on August 6th!

Sunny Dayz Mural Festival is Coming to Downtown Edmond on August 6th!

Sunny Dayz Mural Festival was founded in March of 2021 by Oklahoma artist and educator, Virginia Sitzes, to empower, elevate and celebrate female and nonbinary artists! SDMF is committed to uplifting and supporting artists who have been subjected to inequity based on age, race, and gender with a commitment to equitable wages and opportunity. Originally a project of the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate, a 501c3 non-profit that advocates for public art throughout the state, Sunny Dayz is taking the leap i

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What Does A Market “Shift” Mean For Young Professionals In Edmond?

What Does A Market “Shift” Mean For Young Professionals In Edmond?

We are starting to hear the word “Shift” in our market. Interest rates have gone up, causing buyers to reconsider purchasing. Sellers are thinking twice about listing their home as their need to buy would cause them to trade their low-rate mortgage to a higher one. How does this affect Edmond?

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Leadership Edmond Opportunity

Leadership Edmond Opportunity

Leadership Edmond is a leadership development program designed to provide community leaders with a deeper understanding of the critical issues affecting the Edmond area. Leadership Edmond provides a backstage pass to the Edmond community. The program is unique in that it combines people that are already leaders in the community with those that want to become leaders.

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Endeavor Games

Endeavor Games

EYP’s mission is to build and develop leaders for the betterment of our community. We achieve this through a variety of educational and networking events, but also through volunteer opportunities throughout the year. As EYP Chairwoman and Coordinator of Adaptive Sports and Events at the University of Central Oklahoma, I am particularly excited about EYP’s June volunteer opportunity: the UCO Endeavor Games.

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Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a topic that is often avoided in conversation for a number of reasons. First, most people don’t want to confront their own mortality. The reality is, however, that we will all die at some point. Refusing to talk about it doesn’t prevent it from eventually happening. Whether you are 19 or 91, every day lived is a day closer to death.

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Meet the 2022 EYP Advisory Board

Meet the 2022 EYP Advisory Board

EYP is run by an outstanding group of young professionals in the Edmond Area that serve on our EYP Advisory Board. You have probably seen some of these friendly faces at different EYP events. Our board encompasses a variety of different industries in the Edmond community.
The goal of our EYP Advisory Board is to collaborate to plan the different events, topics, and opportunities that we offer to EYP members.

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Reasons to Jump into EYP in 2022

Reasons to Jump into EYP in 2022

Edmond Young Professionals is the place to help grow your network in the early stages of your career. With the last two years being full of uncertainty, 2022 is the year to dive in and get more involved with EYP!

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7 Months of Art & Culture Coming for its Second Season in 2022!

7 Months of Art & Culture Coming for its Second Season in 2022!

VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays is a series of art walk like events with a twist. The events include visual artists, performing artists and downtown businesses working together with strategic placemaking strategies that invite attendees to have their own individual journey through Downtown Edmond as they experience VIBES.

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Luminance Lights Up Edmond

Luminance Lights Up Edmond

December in Edmond brings special memories: family time, fun activities with friends, sweater weather, celebrating traditions and … colorful lights! In the past four years, Edmond’s lights have transitioned from the Parade of Lights to Edmond Electric’s Luminance: An Enchanted Stroll.

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Young Money Finance

Young Money Finance

Young Professionals are going through more financial trends today than in the 1920’s it seems. We have so many platforms available to invest, day trade, or use for our everyday expense’s tracker. Crypto Currencies are even making a huge jump in popularity. So, what are these? What do they mean?

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Thinking “Outside the Box” to Spread Public Art

Thinking “Outside the Box” to Spread Public Art

Edmond Electric and the Visual Arts Commission are proud to debut a new public art program called “Outside the Box”. The Outside the Box program is offered to qualifying Edmond Electric customers to help revitalize their community by enhancing the aesthetic of their environment while also preventing graffiti.

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Summer Reading at the Library

Summer Reading at the Library

Summer is almost here, that means it is time for the Summer Reading Program at the Metropolitan Library System!
Did you know the Summer Reading Program is for adults too? Reading 20 minutes a day is great for your mental health! Reading for pleasure reduces stress and improves memory and concentration. We can all use more stress relief during this challenging time.

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Development Updates from EEDA

Development Updates from EEDA

Due to the pandemic, the EEDA, like the whole world, has had to completely pivot this past year. Social distancing, high lumber prices, and an uncertain future have led to business closings, project slow-downs, and the like, but in the background the EEDA is still pursuing sustainable and unique development projects while also providing assistance to existing businesses within Edmond City Limits.

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VIBES: Edmond’s First Thursdays

VIBES: Edmond’s First Thursdays

VIBES is a monthly art walk that features local artists in downtown Edmond from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, April through October. Every month of the series, this free community event highlights a variety of creative talent hosted in participating businesses.

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Tips for Businesses Reopening the Office

Tips for Businesses Reopening the Office

Businesses are finding new ways to keep operations running while continuing to social distance. Some businesses are reopening their offices to small numbers of staff, while some are continuing with remote work for the foreseeable future. Either way, going back to “normal” is not an option.

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Nonprofit Needs During Holiday Season

Nonprofit Needs During Holiday Season

I'm so honored to hold the title as the Programs Director at Peppers Ranch. My experience working at a nonprofit has been so very rewarding. Working at a nonprofit means wearing many hats and making a difference in the lives of others.

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Plan for Homeownership

Plan for Homeownership

As a young professional we come out of the gate eager to achieve our career goals, network, and go after the next promotion in our career. The one thought that rarely passes through our mind until later in the life is “homeownership”.

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2020 Endeavor Games: A Virtual Experience

2020 Endeavor Games: A Virtual Experience

The Endeavor Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities was first held in 2000 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma. Different than the Special Olympics, the athletes at the Endeavor Games have physical impairments (i.e. amputation, limb loss, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, visual impairment, etc.), not cognitive/intellectual ones. The goal was simple; to provide children, adults and military service members with physical disabilities an opportunity to display their talent

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Community Involvement: A Formula for Health and Happiness

Community Involvement: A Formula for Health and Happiness

More than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are currently registered in the United States, yet only about a quarter of the population seeks out community involvement through volunteer work.

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