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FFO Home Opening Set Friday



By LOUISE ABERCROMBIE News Business Editor A new retail place of business has moved into the building on North Fourteenth Street which Hastings bookstore recently vacated. The new business is FFO Home, which will bring a new perspective to furniture and home decor, according to Larry Zigerelli, President and CEO. The ribbon cutting by the Ponca City Area Chamber of […]

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Now Open for Business



Now open is the Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 702 South Third, in the old Rock Island Depot. This new cozy place, operated by Audra Bailey is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition to drip coffee, expresso, cappuccino and other drinks a selection of cookies, scones and muffins are available as well as canned soda and water. […]

House Passes Bill Naming B.A. Bridge In Honor of the Late Rep. Brumbaugh



OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Steve Vaughan offered an amendment to a bill that would honor the late state Rep. David Brumbaugh (R-Broken Arrow), who passed away unexpectedly. Vaughan’s amendment to Senate Bill 642, by state Rep. Chris Kannady (R-Oklahoma City) names the bridge along the Broken Arrow Expressway that spans North Aspen Avenue in Broken Arrow as the “Representative […]

Chamber Board Sets Earlier April Meeting



By LOUISE ABERCROMBIE News Business Editor Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce switched meeting days this month, instead of meeting the last Tuesday of the month the Board will meet Thursday at 11 a.m., in the Pat Hughes Board Room. The Chamber will welcome FFO Furniture with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday. The new store is in […]

New Hotel, Conference Center, Casino Under Construction By Tonkawa Tribe



TONKAWA — A new five-story, 52-room hotel and conference center is under construction on the south side of the Tonkawa Casino, I-35 and U.S. 60, according to tribal president Russell Martin. The hotel will include a new restaurant and bar and two conference rooms. When construction is completed, sometime in late September, the casino will have nearly 61,000-square-feet under the […]

Upcoming Events 2017-04-26



Leadership Graduation The 31st Ponca City Leadership Class graduation on Thursday, May 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolyn Renfro Event Center. Cost is $25 per person. To RSVP phone the Chamber Office 765-4400. ————— UC and NOC Luncheon Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa and University Center of Ponca City are hosting a luncheon on Friday May 19 featuring guest […]

Upcoming Events 2017-04-19



Leadership Graduation The 31st Ponca City Leadership Class graduation will be on Thursday, May 4th starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolyn Renfro Event Center. Cost is $25 per person. To RSVP phone the Chamber Office 765-4400. School Support Reception The school support staff reception will be Friday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chamber Office in the […]

Pitch-Off Plan Designed To Help Small Business Seeking Diversity



Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) and Pioneer Technology Center are partnering again this year to host the Ponca City Business Plan Competition and Pitch-off. This competition is specifically designed for small businesses wanting to diversify, expand or present a concept to market for business incentives. “The written business plans are written according to the SBA.gov model and the Pitch off […]

Girl Power Gets Into Workforce



Editor’s Note: This story comes from Liz Pershing of PoncaWorks. During the summer of 2015, PoncaWorks, a program of the Ponca City Development Authority, ventured into the world of workforce development through career pathways with an exciting summer camp called Girl Power — Girls Adventuring into Manufacturing, Science and Technology. Like many communities around the United States, Ponca City and […]