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How Young Professionals Can Actively Engage in City Government

Written by: Edmond City Councilman Tom Robins Edmond Young Professional Leaders, your unique perspectives and innovative ideas play a pivotal role in making our city an even better place to live, work, and thrive. Let’s explore how you can actively engage in local government and the positive changes that can result. Understanding the Importance of […]

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Mental Health Support & Resources a Top Priority in Edmond

The mental health crisis and access to behavioral health resources are very hot topics in Oklahoma and across the United States, and Edmond is no exception. The City, as well as many other community partners, have made it clear that our resident’s mental health and well-being should be made a priority. In 2021, the City […]

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Now Recruiting: Edmond Citizens Police Academy

Ever wondered what a day in the life of an Edmond police officer looks like? Curious about how your local police department handles mental health training and resources for their officers and the people they serve? Do crimes really get solved as quickly as the C.S.I. shows on TV? Who are the local officers and […]

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The Secret to Your Best Year Ever in2024

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but it doesn’t last.As I write this post, we are one week away from Christmas Day. For many people, this is ajoy-filled time of year. We’re planning to travel to see family, or maybe you’re preparing towelcome them into your home for fellowship and celebration. However, […]

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Miracle on 2nd Street

You are invited to join a new event called “100 Miles of Christmas on Route 66 through Oklahoma’s Midpoint Corridor. Eleven cities along Route 66 are lighting up their community from mid-Nov through Dec 29 with different themes to encourage visitors to pack up their holiday spirit and travel Route 66. Edmond’s theme is “Miracle […]

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Cycle 66: The Ultimate Biking Extravaganza in Edmond, Oklahoma!

Cycle 66: The Ultimate Biking Extravaganza in Edmond, Oklahoma! By: Ryan Chapman, Capstone Companies Cycle 66, the much-anticipated biking event, is set for Sunday, November 5, 2023. Whether you’re a rider, a supporter, or someone looking for a fantastic way to spend a Sunday, this event has got something for everyone. Quick Points: Mark your […]

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What’s the EYP Board Reading this Month?

Let’s talk about the superpower that you might be underestimating: READING! Reading is a catalyst for personal growth and career growth. Reading expands knowledge, keeping you informed and competitive in your field. Not only is reading for leisure, but also for development. It helps with effective communication, networking, and personal growth. October is National Book […]

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Life Insurance Awareness

Now that it is officially September, that means that we have officially made it to Life InsuranceAwareness Month. This time of the year is always important to me not only as someone who is in theinsurance industry, but also as someone who has personally benefited from a life insurance policy. Letme explain why I’m so […]

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Edmond Real Estate Statistics

Article by: Caitlin Spaulding As was near the end of summer many have made the plunge to purchase a new home or maybe you’re among the percentage of home buyers who are staying put due to record low interest rates. Regardless of your position, I have quite a few asking what the summer market entailed, […]

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Kristen King Promoted To Director Of Operations With The Edmond Area Chamber Of Commerce

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the promotion of Kristen King to Director of Operations. In addition to King’s current responsibilities, she recently completed her second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Georgia in Athens. Institute for Organization Management is the […]

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LibertyFest 2023

By: Ryan Chapman, Capstone Companies Edmond’s July 4th Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 operation made up of individual volunteers from the Edmond area. LibertyFest has been going since 1972 when it was formed over a cup of coffee at a local business. Its purpose is to produce a series of family-oriented events around the 4th of […]

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Play In Edmond This Summer

With the upcoming summer months, there is plenty of activities for young adults and young families to enjoy around Edmond. Experience a day at Arcadia Lake or an evening of live music in Downtown Edmond. Here are some summer fun ideas: Arcadia Lake: Located east of I-35 on Route 66, Arcadia Lake is a great […]

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Edmond Young Professionals ULI Recap- May Blog

If you keep up with all things City of Edmond, you might recall that back in February, there was quite a buzz around three letters and a weeklong visit to Edmond. The three letters are U-L-I. In case you missed the week where those three letters were all a-buzz here in Edmond, ULI stands for […]

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Edmond City Council & Mayoral Races Blog Post

            It’s that time again: election season! City Council and Mayoral races are right around the corner on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, and this general election is one that all Edmond residents are eligible to vote in. As election day gets closer, the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to get involved. The Edmond […]

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Proper Office Ergronomics

Ergonomics in the office is the practice of designing and organizing a workspace to fit the needs of the user in order to reduce discomfort and increase efficiency. Proper ergonomics can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which are common among office workers such as carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and […]

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Luminance Lights Up Edmond By Nicloe Koehn with Edmond Electric

December in Edmond brings special memories: family time, fun activities with friends, sweater weather, celebrating traditions and … colorful lights! Edmond has the unique tradition of inviting citizens and visitors to stroll through lights at Mitch Park to see large one-of-a-kind holiday displays. Other cities have lights…but our lights are walkable, elegantly arranged among trees, […]

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Things Happening Around Edmond By Miranda Petre from Visit Edmond:

It’s fall in Edmond, which means cooler weather and fun events. With fall comes the return of UCO football, Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake, the indoor farmer’s market at Mitch Park and more. September through November is full of fun, so spread the word! Fall Activities: Cooler weather brings recreational bliss. Explore Edmond through a Public […]

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Importance of Voting By Laura Butler, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma 

Unsubscribe – this is the response many are having toward civic engagement. Politics can feel daunting and divisive from social media posts, commercial advertisements, news stories and belligerent [insert family member name here]. Perhaps, this is why people are choosing to opt out and not engage. The reality is whether you opt out, decisions continue […]

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Dick David

Inflation and Planning During A Recession

Posted by David Dick, David Dick Financial on 07/26/2022 Inflation & 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 […]

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

Posted by Virginia Sitzes, Sunny Dayz Mural Festival on 07/13/2022 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 […]

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Shanna Garrett

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

Posted by Shanna Garrett on 06/06/2022 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 […]

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EYP Advisory Board

Leadership Edmond Opportunity

Posted by Amanda Bowen, Director of Leadership Programs on 05/12/2022 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 […]

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Endeavor Games

Posted by Cassidhe Walker, UCO Endeavor Games on 04/01/2022 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 […]

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Shane LJ

Life Insurance

Posted by Shane Luebbers-Jones on 03/01/2022 Let me throw some numbers out here: 52% – According to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA), that is thepercentage of adults who currently have life insurance. 27% – This is the percentage of life insurance policy holders that only have coverage through agroup policy provided by […]

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