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Petra Industries Founders Bill and Cindy Stewart Receive the 2022 Citizens of the Year Award from the Edmond Chamber of Commerce

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  • February 3 2023
  • Petra Industries
Bill and Cindy Stewart Receive the 2022 Citizens of the Year Award

EDMOND, Okla. — Petra Industries, the consumer technology authority and wholesale electronics distributor, is proud to announce their founders, Bill and Cindy Stewart, are the recipients of the 2022 Citizens of the Year award, the Edmond Chamber of Commerce’s highest honor. It was presented to the couple during the 2023 Annual Awards Banquet held Thursday, February 2, 2023.

The Stewarts have been cornerstones of the Edmond community for nearly four decades through their business leadership and their support of numerous charitable organizations. Their Edmond-based company, Petra Industries, has grown into one of the largest employers in the area. Beyond its economic impact, Petra focuses on community outreach through volunteerism and charitable giving. The company has also hosted 21 charity golf tournaments, raising over $1 million for well-deserving charities.

Bill and Cindy Stewart are also investing in the future of the Edmond area through the Gabe Stewart Memorial Endowment for the Oklahoma Christian School and the Stewart Family Power of Purpose. These foundations are helping to fund the school’s new performing art center, provide better educational opportunities, and expand faith-based resources for generations of children throughout Edmond.

The Stewarts are led by their faith to pursue making a difference in the lives of others. And through their community involvement, financial investments, and business leadership, the Stewarts will continue to have a long-term impact on the Edmond community.

About Petra

Petra is the industry’s consumer technology authority—distributing products for more than 800 brands. They bring tens of thousands of top name-brand products to tens of thousands of retail/e-tail partners. Founded in 1985 with a focus on and passion for accessories, Petra serves markets with products from categories like smart home tech, gaming, outdoor tech, and more. The most sought-after hardware and add-ons in consumer technology are stocked at Petra’s 525,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art distribution center and are distributed all over the country. Petra is a member of CTA and CEDIA. For more information on Petra, visit or call 1-800-443-6975. The Right Distributor Changes Everything.™