Edmond’s cost of living ranks among most affordable
Oklahoma towns remain affordable places based on national averages, according to figures from the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association Cost of Living Index. The study, containing results from the second quarter 2002, measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in more than 300 cities and towns across the nation. The average for all participating areas, both metropolitan and no metropolitan, equals 100. Each city's index is read as a percentage of the average for all participating cities. Although Edmond's index was higher than Oklahoma City's index, Edmond natives have greater per capita income and property values in Edmond are usually higher than the averages in Oklahoma City. Courtesy of The Journal Record, October 8, 2002.
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The Business Beat
Any way you slice it, Edmond businessman is successful
Stewart Kennedy of Edmond is 29-years-old and already operates two companies and owns a farm. He and partner Rhett Laubach founded yournextspeaker.com, a firm that organizes motivational speakers for conferences and conventions. He is also president of Kennedy Foods, and the inventor of P.B. Slices, the new sliced peanut butter product. Kennedy learned the skills he uses in his business ventures in Future Farmers of America, the career and technology student organization associated with agricultural educations. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, October 2, 2002.
Alison Mainers has joined BrainWorks Advertising of Edmond as the communicator. Mainers will be responsible for account coordination, print production and communications management. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford in May. In 2001, she was an intern for Gov. Frank Keating. Courtesy of The Journal Record, October 8, 2002.
Been there done that
Today’s entrepreneurs are experiencing a different type of a business environment. There are new rules. Many of these entrepreneurs feel alone, but they are not. For those who have recently started a business or have been faced with the old, but familiar problems associated with the entrepreneurial dream, Scott Klososky, CEO of Critical Technologies, might have a solution. Klososky is offering a five-week educational and inspirational class, “Defying the Odds,” a crash course in Entrepreneurialism. The series of classes will be held at Francis Tuttle’s Bruce Gray Center in Oklahoma City and at the Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. and dinner will be served. To register, call (405) 717-4745. Courtesy of The Journal Record, October 11, 2002.
Farmers Market this Saturday
Oklahoma farmers have once again set up shop selling fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and bedding plants and more at the Edmond Farmer’s Market in downtown Edmond. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 26 in the parking lot just east of the City Administration Building, 100 East First St.
Trick or Treat on the Street promises to be neat
The Downtown Business Association is sponsoring its annual Trick or Treat on the Street event from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Edmond. For the event, downtown Edmond merchants will dress up and open their doors for the trick-or-treat festivities. This year, 37 downtown merchants and community organizations will be participating in the event. Among the attractions will be a fire truck sponsored by the Edmond Fire Department, and several forms of entertainment for the children including two moonwalks and a giant slide. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, October 10, 2002.
UCO Professor experiments with NASA
University of Central Oklahoma physics and engineering professor Baha Jassemnejad spent the summer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Jassemnejad worked with particles about 900 nanometers in size, which is equal to approximately 1/1000th the thickness of a human hair. One nanometer is equal to one-billionth of a meter. Jassemnejad’s summer job with NASA’s Faculty Fellowship Program resulted in an invention that may revolutionize “nanotechnology.” Jassemnejad’s NASA assignment this summer was to design an experiment that would test optical laser tweezers that the agency hopes could one day be used on the international space station. Courtesy of The Daily Oklahoman, September 30, 2002.
Waxman named to board
Frank Waxman of Edmond has been named to the board of directors of the EPSCoR Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C., that helps member states improve their research infrastructure and competitiveness. Waxman is the director of Oklahoma EPSCoR and a professor of microbiology and immunology and former vice president for research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is also the first Oklahoman to serve on the 11-member EPSCoR Foundation board since the state first became a part of EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research in 1985. Courtesy of The Journal Record, October 8, 2002.
Upcoming Business Events
Dr. Stephen Glenn scheduled to speak Oct. 24
Internationally recognized educator, mental health professional, family therapist and author Dr. Stephen Glenn will make three presentations in Edmond on Oct. 24. Glenn is the author of the top-selling book, "Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World." His first presentation will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Constitution Hall in the University Center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Glenn will speak on "Developing Resilient People? A Proactive Approach That Works." This presentation is suggested for mental health professionals, youth ministers, law enforcement, community leaders, volunteers, students, faculty and staff. In his second presentation at Sequoyah Middle School from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. he will address "Oil on Troubled Water; Calming the Seas of Violence and Aggression for Young People? Effective Strategies." Glenn’s third presentation will be held in UCO’s Constitution Hall at 7:00 p.m. He will speak on "Building a Strong Family Team: The Ultimate Prevention." Glenn believes family cohesiveness is the best predictor of individual wellness, he will provide a plan for developing a solid foundation for successful family relationships. Admission is free to the daytime events and $5 for the evening presentation. Registration by Oct. 21 is required for all three events. Contact the UCO Center for Learning and Professional Development at (405) 974-2427.
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