Main Street of Perry ....
Exists to improve the quality of life in the City
of Perry by strengthening the downtown area as the center of the community using the comprehensive approach of design, economic restructuring, organization, and promotion.
Jennifer Kime, Director
Educate others about good design to enhance the image of each business as well as that of the district
Raise money, manage staff and
volunteers, promote the program, manage finances
Exchange Bank CEO, Chuck Hall and Main Street Director, Jennifer Kime receiving “Best Business Practices” Award from Secretary of Commerce, Larry Parman.
Main Street of Perry with support from the Mayor and City Council of Perry announce the Business Spotlight award! This award is only given four times a year and is based upon criteria set forth by the Main Street of Perry Economic Restructuring committee and Board of Directors including, but not limited to, exceptional customer service, quality of services or products, involvement in the Perry community, acting as a contributing component to our preservation-based approach to revitalize downtown Perry, etc. Businesses in the downtown Main Street district are eligible for this recognition. Perry's downtown business district is where it all began and we would like to give back to our downtown businesses.
The Business Spotlight Winner for the Spring of 2014 is…..
Wilda Eye Care
Quarterly Business Spotlight for May 2, 2014 is Wilda Eye Care. Wilda Eye Care is an optometry office which takes care of vision needs of people from Perry and the surrounding area; from Enid, Perkins, Edmond, and Ponca City and beyond. Dr. Stacey Wilda, OD, opened her practice in 2000. She offers comprehensive eye exams to check the need for glasses and contact lenses for people of all ages as well as providing safety glasses and emergency eye care to several manufacturing, drilling and machine shops in the area. She also offers pre- and post- op care for laser vision correction, cataract surgery and many other types of eye surgeries.
Stacey and her husband of twenty years in May, Mike, are lifelong residents of Perry. Mike is a Fire Fighter for the City of Stillwater. They have two daughters, Kayley, age eleven and Lyndey, age eight. Stacey graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree and received her Doctor of Optometry in 1997 from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. The family enjoys hiking and spending time at their ranch.
Wilda Eye Care purchased the office building from Jerry Carpenter in 2000. The property and the Family Medical office next door were originally together and housed a firehouse, skating rink and also Ragsdale Hardware. It was renovated and split into two offices in the 1990’s by Jerry Carpenter and Dwight and Marilyn Hamann. Farmers Insurance (Michael Flynn) was located in what is now the Eye Care office and next door was a hair salon. The office was move in ready with a little painting required when Stacey first opened her practice. As her business grew, a back room was finished for a lab to edge and make glasses, with the addition of a wall, one room was made into two rooms and the front office was opened up with the removal of two walls. Windows and the door have been replaced for better insulation and the carpet was removed and the existing concrete floor was stained. Stacey said she was glad the building was at one time a skating rink as this made finishing the floor with concrete stain easier and more appealing.
Stacey considers her staff an asset to her office by helping to provide the high quality care for her patients that she expects. Working very well together, the employees include, Cindy Bocox, a twelve year employee, Kaylea Heim and Chelsie Bolay both with one year experience and the newest employee, Jennifer Sanders.
An avid supporter of Main Street, Stacey has served as a board and committee member many times. She received the Main Street Volunteer of the Year award in 2001, Friend of Main Street in 2004, Most Improved Business in 2005, and also Director of the Year in 2005. A Rotarian for fourteen years, Stacey attends Life Church.