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EDMOND Jason Little with CB Richard Ellis Oklahoma handled the sale of the Spring Creek Village shopping center for $18.5 million. The deal was completed just days before the calendar rolled over to 2013. The 70,199-square-foot, outdoor shopping center is at 1189-1489 E. 15th in Edmond. At the time of the sale, it was about

Cheering charities

In February, she will represent the organization at Oklahoma City Thunder games through an ad campaign that will splash her image – and message – across television screens and billboards around the city. But she’s not planning to do anything fancy; she will just tell people about her organization. “I’ll just be me,” she says.

Thunder prepares to debut new suites, restaurant

More options are available at Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo by Urbanative “As our season ticket base has grown pretty significantly over the last couple of years, we’ve literally run out of inventory,” said Thunder Senior Vice President Brian Byrnes. “So we’ve been challenged with continuing to find new revenue streams for

KD’s to open in Lower Bricktown

Kevin Durant speaks at the groundbreaking of KD’s in Lower Bricktown. Photo by Shannon Cornman “Basketball has given me a great opportunity to go around the world and taste a lot of different foods,” Durant said. “Hopefully, I have some good taste buds, and hopefully, people enjoy what I like, as well.” In April, developer

Devon tower officially opens

Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City Photo by Mark Hancock The groundbreaking for the $750 million Devon Energy Center was held in October 2009, and in March of this year, employees began moving into the 50-story tower and adjoining office building. Devon CEO John Richels marveled at the two-and-a-half years it took from groundbreaking to

Room to grow

Oklahoma City actually came in second. The market that beat Oklahoma City was Oahu, Hawaii. He says if that vacation hotspot is the competition, Oklahoma City is doing more than OK. The city trailed Oahu in revenue per room by only 1.3%. The Smith reports looks at occupancy rate, revenue per available rooms and average

OKC looks to future by visiting other cities

As president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Williams leads a yearly trip to Oklahoma City’s peer cities – some larger, some smaller – with representatives from the local business community and city leaders. Past trips, which began in 2005, have have included Ft. Worth, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Denver. Before

Hoop tech

Gary Desjardins, general manager of the arena, chuckles as he reminisces about the old days. The arena has undergone drastic infrastructure changes in the last decade, and emerging technologies continue to make their way into the arena. Meeting the technology needs of the early 2000s, there was no such thing as an iPhone, an iPad,

They shoot, more score

The increase in business in June also helped nurse some wounds for businesses that suffered when, due to the league lockout, the regular season did not begin until the end of December 2011. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has determined the economic impact for each home game is $1.2 million. With half a season missed,

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