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Ponca City History

2013

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2013 — An Enthusiastic Crowd turned out for the organizational meeting of “Guardians of the Ribbon Northern Oklahoma Chapter,” nicknamed Pink Heals. The meeting was held Jan. 21, 2013, at the No. 1 Fire Station.

Ponca City Development Authority Formed in 2003 In today’s post-recession, hyper competitive global economy, the management of local economies has become more important than ever before. In Ponca City, this is the responsibility of the Ponca City Development Authority, (PCDA). PCDA was the first economic development organization in the state of Oklahoma to gain accreditation from the International Economic Development Council.

Only 31 organizations in the world have gained this honor. PCDA has also been recognized numerous times both for its effectiveness in economic development, as well as its impact upon Ponca City as PCDA steered the local economy through significant challenges during the last ten years.

Dr. Brian and Dr. Jessica Zwanziger have enjoyed practicing optometry in Ponca City since 2008. Their office is located at 521 E Hartford Avenue. It is the former practice of Dr. J.C. Trotter, who was an optometrist in Ponca City for over 40 years.

Spanky’s Pub is a new nonsmoking establishment, located at 1006 South Waverly. The newly revamped business was previously Sye’s Tavern.

Credit Union Celebrates Anniversary - Cherokee Strip Credit Union, formerly Conoco Employees Ponca City Credit Union was founded on October 10, 1933, in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

In 2007 the Conoco Museum opened as a tribute to the rich heritage of Conoco. To date this world-class museum has hosted over 35,000 visitors from every state and over 50 countries. In 2011 the Conoco Museum was awarded the Outstanding Historical Museum in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The museum was cited for featuring remarkable artifacts, photographs and other material that were expertly displayed and interpreted.

Om Yoga and Pilates Celebrates Five Years

A new furniture business has opened on North Fourteenth Street. Owners, Ron and Juliet Gales, announce the opening of Perfect Sit Furniture Sales at 3214 North Fourteenth Street

Ponca City Medical Center was recognized earlier this year with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

New Facility Being Built for Cannon Honda

Carrine’s Floral and Gift has opened at 113 West Prospect. The owner is Sandy Carrine Jones. In addition to the floral and gift shop, another service offered is tanning.

Ponca City Medical Center opened Kay County Ear, Nose and Throat earlier this year at 421 East Hartford to serve the needs of patients, young and old. The clinic is staffed by James Rebik, D.O., a board certified otolaryngologist and an active member of the medical staff at the hospital. Doctors who specialize in otolaryngology are called otolaryngologists. Frequently they are referred to as ENT (ear, nose,
and throat) specialists.

Larry Murphy Insurance Opened in 1983

Ponca City based manufacturer Head County Food Products, Inc., received the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting and the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificate.

Premier Physical Medicine, 3011 North Union, is a new medical services facility, offering services for people diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. PPM offers a successful non-surgical treatment option.

The new IQ Car Wash Dynamics has opened on 14th Street, in the former location of Furr’s Cafeteria, The deluxe car washing is state of the art and the second one in the world of its kind, according
to Scott Shepherd, owner.

Shepherd of Blackwell, has been in the car wash business a number of years, so he and his son Justin are not new to the industry. Justin owns a car wash in Tonkawa and Scott one in Blackwell.

The 24-7 car wash has five self service bays, and six vacuums with triple motors, and one carpet shampooer and spot remover. There is a soft touch bay with sponges, plus a touch free machine. Also there is a vending machine with various fragrances, plus a vending machine for all car care products, is available. The vending machines and vacuum machines will take money other than coins.

The new “Whimsy” shop at Ponca Plaza, lives up to its name with unique home decorations, fashions, jewelry, Christmas and party items. Using vintage furniture for displays, the store is a fun place to visit and to shop.

The Kay County Health Department has been a part of the community for more than 60 years.

Candy Lindsey, D.O., joined the Ponca City Medical Center medical staff this summer and will has been seeing patients since Aug. 26.

Grand Avenue has another retail business. Calie Jo’s, which was located at 1800 North Fifth Street in Hartford Square since July of 2009, made their move downtown. The new location has been open since July 23.

From new faces to new looks, 2013 has proven to be another exciting and busy year at Ponca Plaza Shopping Center. Ponca Plaza success in 2013 again speaks to the loyal regional customer base which it serves in the multistate area as it has seen occupancy rates increase while the national norm has been one of decreases or status quo at best. The current occupancy rate at Ponca Plaza is 97 percent.

This fall marks the 30th anniversary of Brace Books and More, Inc. In 1983, Jerry and Jean Brace opened a small 1000 square foot bookshop in Ponca Plaza. After relocating twice to a larger space and expanding the current location, the store now occupies 5000 square feet at 2205 North 14th Street, in the building with Hometown Furniture and Northern Therapy and Rehabilitation, Inc.