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Moore means business

“I buy everything in Moore,” says Ebrey, Moore’s smartly attired marketing and economic development director. “I tell people, ‘You can look at my debit card records if you don’t believe me.’” But not so long ago, there wasn’t much to buy in Moore. As a bedroom community bordered on three sides by Oklahoma City, and

Whatever happened to that?!?

1. Mystery tower and Main Street Properties Southwest corner of the intersection at Hudson Avenue and Main Street The plan: While nothing ever was proposed for several properties along Main Street and Hudson Avenue Downtown, developer Nick Preftakes purchased the buildings for more than $12 million, closed a parking garage, and left the remaining space

Healthy competition

But with those openings, Akin’s Natural Foods, a local stalwart in the vitamin and health-food business, is working to keep its customers, and to draw some of the attention away from the new kids in town.Akin’s opened its first Oklahoma City store, 2924 N.W. 63rd, which is across the street from Sunflower, in 1993. Mary

Whole Foods CEO talks shop at forum

“Creativity is intrinsic to human nature,” said John Mackey (pictured), Co-CEO of Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market. “Business can be highly creative and interested in beauty and art.” He cited companies like Apple Inc., which has made a fortune designing functional and aesthetically pleasing must-have technology items such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Mackey

Whole Foods CEO plans Norman visit

Until now, Mackey had little reason to visit the metro area. But with the addition of Whole Foods in Oklahoma City this fall, Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain, will present ideas on creativity in business at the Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2011. Mackey will make his remarks Nov. 1 at the

Chesapeake CEO receives development award

When you’ve known and worked with a man since 1987, a little good-natured ribbing is in order. Upon receiving the 2011 Outstanding Development award May 11 for the Chesapeake Energy campus and surrounding projects, CEO Aubrey McClendon poked fun at the wardrobe of his favorite architect. While McClendon said it is not unusual for him