Cora Stamps honored as Champion of Character for “Initiative.”

The character trait of initiative can be defined as “recognizing the right thing and doing what needs to be done before being asked to do it,” which is what prompted Edmond’s Broadway Tag Agency owner, Terri Bowles, to nominate employee Cora Stamps as a Champion of Character.

“She never assumes that someone else will take care of it,” says Bowles. “She is highly motivated to take action and I'm sure there are times when she doesn't feel like it.”

Stamps has lived in the Edmond community for about 28 years, and has worked for the tag agency for seven of those years. When asked what she attributes to her character trait of initiative, she replied, “I would say my work ethic and initiative probably came from my parents, especially my dad, who was a hard worker and showed me the value of hard work and doing the best you have to whatever job you are doing.”

Stamps knows what is regulated by the state and makes sure “we are doing it right,” added Bowles. “If someone has left something unfinished she will pick it up and finish it without complaint. This keeps the office running smoothly. She also makes sure all paperwork is checked and corrected before we send it to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. This keeps us in good graces with the state.

Bowles added that, “Since Cora and my other employees show initiative; it is a much better workplace. Cora has set an example for everyone to help us be more efficient. Every one has a role and rarely is there a time when everyone looks around and says ‘Who is going to take care of that?’”

“Cora deserves this award,” states Bowles, “because she makes us a stronger company by creating an environment where everyone takes responsibility seriously.”

The Edmond City Council and the Character Council of Edmond recently recognized Cora Stamps for her initiative as a “Champion of Character.”

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