Kelley Pointe lands three new tenants and is now 100% leased
Kelley Pointe Plaza, the first building at Kelley Pointe Technology Park, is 100 percent leased, according to the developer, B.D. Eddie Enterprises. Three tenants recently signed leases to acquire space in Kelley Pointe Plaza located within the 240-acre master planned business park at 33rd Street and Kelly Avenue. Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, September 19, 2002.
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The Business Beat
Eateries, Inc. inks new Garcia’s franchise deal
Vincent Orza, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Eateries, Inc. recently announced the company has signed a new franchise agreement for Garcia’s Mexican Restaurants. Best Restaurants, L.L.C. of Edmond has contracted for the franchising rights for Garcia’s Mexican Restaurants in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Sacramento, California, market areas. Recently, Best Restaurants purchased the Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Carmichael, California, Garcia’s restaurants from Eateries. Eateries, Inc. is headquartered in Edmond and owns, operates, franchises, and licenses 76 restaurants in 26 states under the names Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub, Garcia’s Mexican Restaurants and Pepperoni Grill.Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, September 22, 2002.
July Business Barometer
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Highland Network Consulting celebrates first year
A casualty of the tech-bubble burst turned his fortune around with the creation of his own company last year. Thomas Brimacombe started Highland Network Consulting the summer of 2001 and has spent his first year of business fixing computers and integrating networks all across the metro area, and is equally skilled in Mac and PC networking.Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, September 19, 2002.
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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. Read Edmond Life & Leisure each week for a listing of the items available at the market.
UCO reports record enrollment
The third largest university in Oklahoma continues to grow. Freshman enrollment at the University of Central Oklahoma increased for the eighth consecutive year this fall, while total enrollment at the university reached its highest level since 1995. UCO enrolled 15,444 students this fall. This represents a 4.7 percent increase, or 703 more students as compared to last year’s fall total of 14,741. The university’s total undergraduate population is 13,212 students up 924 from last year. Other increases include the number of students attending full time, credit hours taken and the university’s international student population. In all, 10,340 graduate and undergraduate students are attending full time this semester, up from last year’s full-time population of 9,609. UCO’s international student population again reached an all-time high this year. This population, 1,664, is up from last year’s record total of 1,652 students who attend UCO on student visas. Student enrollment by classification shows that 4,681 freshman students, 2,368 sophomores, 2,515 juniors, 3,648 seniors and 2,232 graduate students are attending UCO. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, September 20, 2002.
Youth Leadership Edmond applications now available
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2002-2003 Youth Leadership Edmond program. All high school juniors, including both public and private school students, who reside in the Edmond School District are eligible to apply to the program.Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, September 19, 2002.
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Edmond woman named to state board
Gov. Frank Keating announced this week new appointments to state boards and commissions. Debra Mitchell of Edmond was named to a new position on the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board. This appointment requires Senate confirmations and is made on an acting interim basis. The term ends June 30, 2005. Courtesy of The Edmond Sun, September 18, 2002.
Upcoming Business Events
Free seminar to take place September 25
The eSolutions Group invites you to attend a seminar presented by Talbot Services on "Websites that make money” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Francis Tuttle's Bruce Gray Center. Find out how to turn your investment into sales instead of hypothetical savings others promise. There is no cost for this event. Register by calling (405) 717-4745.
Detecting fraud in corporate America
Cox Business Services, Terry Neese Personnel Services, U.S. Small Business Administration and Americrest Bank invite you to attend an informative presentation presented by The Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence on Detecting Fraud in Corporate America from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Cox Convention Center. Listen to keynote speaker, Sherron Watkins, speak about her personal testimonial of ethics in action. The cost is $59 which includes breakfast. Reservations should be made by Sept. 30. Register by calling (405) 601-1932.
Defying the odds
Statistics show 80 percent of companies fail within the first five years. 4,600 fail every day. How is that for odds to overcome? Defying the odds, a crash course in entrepreneurialism is a five week series developed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. The series will be held on the campuses of Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City and Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman. The Crash Course on Entrepreneurialism will run for five consecutive weeks beginning September 30th.
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Real Estate Update
July 2002 Commercial Building Permits
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Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, September 5, 2002.
August 2002 Commercial Real Estate Transactions
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Courtesy of Edmond Life & Leisure, September 12, 2002.
Edmond area investment opportunities
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