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The Primary Election on June 18, 2024, Will Include a Proposition to Increase the Edmond Lodging Tax From 4% to 6%.

When visitors choose to spend the night within Edmond city limits, they contribute to a vital aspect of our community’s growth and prosperity: the lodging tax. This revenue isn’t just a mere levy; it’s a catalyst for a flourishing local economy. By enticing visitors to stay, we’re not only welcoming them to our city but […]

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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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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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T&S Online Marketing is now Backslash Creative

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate many exciting changes happening at T&S Marketing. T&S Marketing now has a new name, a new office and they just celebrated 20 years of business. T&S has grown and evolved immensely over the last 20 years. They have made small branding changes […]

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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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Edmond Chamber Welcomes Leadership Edmond Class 38

Class XXXVIII of Leadership Edmond has been selected by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. There are 45 members in this year’s class, presented by Edmond Electric. Leadership Edmond is a 10-session program, coordinated by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce to identify, educate and develop a select group of Edmond citizens for positions of […]

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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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Is an Apprenticeship Program Right for Your Small Business?

Written by: Kristen King with the Edmond Chamber of Commerce According to the Department of Labor, there has been a 70% increase in new participants entering apprenticeship programs. In the last 5 years alone, over 14,500 new apprenticeship programs have been introduced. An apprenticeship is a system for training a new generation of a specific […]

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Why Run, Hide, or Fight is Common Sense for Active Shooter Training

Written by: Thomas Crawford with Crawford Security Consulting According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, “an active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area” necessitating “a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives” (Active Shooter Safety Resources — FBI). Undoubtedly, the FBI […]

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