Eskimo Joe's 40th - Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Stan Clark with Eskimo Joe's

Stan Clark, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 1975 with a BS degree in Business Administration.

Clark had a mere $1200 to his name when childhood friend Steve File suggested he might open a bar. Clark eagerly chimed in, “I’ll go in partners with ya!” and the two opened Eskimo Joe’s on July 21, 1975. Clark was 22 years old at the time. From the most humble beginnings, Clark has built a restaurant and retail brand that has gained national, even international notoriety.

Clark credits all of his companies’ successes to the people who create the magic every day for their guests. “Our people truly are our business,” he has said for years. “We should create a good feeling with every interaction with every guest, everyday!”

One of the company’s legacies is their support of the Stillwater community, particularly the Stillwater Area United Way. They’ve also sponsored or contributed to the Special Olympics of OK, the Stillwater Public Education Foundation, the Coaches vs Cancer program, and various other OSU departments or programs, including the South Entry Plaza of Boone Pickens Stadium. An Eskimo Joe’s scholarship for teachers was established with the OSU College of Education.

Stan is married to Shannon Clark, and is the proud father of three, Maguire, age 13, and twins Gabi and Hudson, soon-to-be 11. 

Sponsor info!

This month, we’re welcoming a new sponsor! Anthem is a craft brewing company located in downtown Oklahoma City, offering a variety of unique beers for unique people. Join us on August 12 to earn more about their mission to create world class beers with a local flair.

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