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State of the City 1/29/2014

Mayor Mick Cornett reviews 2013 accomplishments, shares updates on current developments and visions for Oklahoma City.

Chamber Chairman Pete Delaney, OGE Energy Corp., highlights the Chamber's strategic objectives for 2014.

Annual Meeting 12/12/2013

Celebrate Oklahoma City and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Be informed and motivated about our great city as we look forward to 2014.

The event includes dynamic entertainment and a lively 2013 year-in-review from Chamber Chairman Pete Delaney with OGE Energy Corp.

Panelists at this event will included Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Tinker Air Force Base; Dr. Stephen Prescott, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; and John Richels, Devon Energy Corporation.

Special thanks to the Signature Sponsor, OGE Energy Corp., and Host Sponsor, Bank of Oklahoma.

State of the Economy 11/22/2013

Join the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the region's leading economic development organization, for the third annual State of the Economy event.

Hear directly from expert economists on trends in the local and national economy. Hear from best-selling author Todd Buchholz, the CEO and co-founder of Sproglit, LLC and a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund.

The agenda includes discussion with a panel of local economists and an audience Q&A session.

Chairman's Event 08/06/2013

U.S. Congressman Tom Cole shares insights into the work being done in Washington, including legislative issues affecting the state and business community.

Friday Forum 06/28/2013

A discussion about the future of infrastructure on a local, state and national level.

The luncheon will featured Ed Rendell, Building America's Future co-chair and former Pennsylvania governor, and a panel of local individual focused on transportation issues.

Panelists:
Mayor Mick Cornett, City of Oklahoma City
Mike Patterson, director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Doug Rex, director of the ACOG Transportation & Planning Services Division
Representative Charlie Joyner, chairman of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Transportation Committee

Friday Forum 05/17/2013

Oklahoma City's airports, and particularly Will Rogers, are critical gateways and catalysts for development. Learn about the work in progress on a new consolidated rental car facility, development plans for the land east of the runways and west of Interstate 44, and the continued efforts to expand and improve air service options for the Oklahoma City flyer.

Hear from: Mark Kranenburg, director of airports; Scott Keith, assistant director of airports; Karen Carney, Will Rogers World Airport public information & marketing; and Chris Warren, vice president of InterVISTAS Consulting.

Friday Forum 03/01/2013

Rhonda Hooper, president and CEO of Jordan Advertising and vice chair of economic development for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber emceed a panel discussion about how Oklahoma City is progressing as a visitor destination.

Panelists included Glenn Merry, CEO of US Rowing; Sheila Scarborough, writer and speaker specializing in tourism; Lance McDaniel, executive director of the deadCENTER Film Festival and Chuck Schroeder, president of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Chairman's Event 02/21/2013

Chamber members and their guests heard Governor Mary Fallin discuss key issues facing Oklahoma and outline major objectives for the legislative session.

Legislative Breakfast 01/31/2013

A panel of Republican and Democratic leadership from the State House and the State Senate discuss issues that affect local businesses.

This annual event offers the perfect opportunity for Chamber members to meet area legislators and have a voice on the issues impacting the business community.

State of the City 01/24/2013

Mayor Mick Cornett will share key initiatives and visions for Oklahoma City's future. Additionally, Chamber Chairman, Pete Delaney, OGE Energy Corp., will share highlights of the Chamber's major strategic objectives.

Annual Meeting 12/13/2012

Local leaders from all walks of life will be informed and motivated about our great city as we look forward to 2013.

Chamber Chairman Carl Edwards with Price Edwards & Company shares highlights from 2012 as he passes the gavel to incoming Chairman Pete B. Delaney with OGE Energy Corp.

Breaking Through Luncheon 12/6/2012

Larry Nichols, executive chairman of Devon Energy Corporation, and Klay Kimker, vice president of Administration, will share the nuts and bolts of "Building the Devon Energy Center" at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's Breaking Through luncheon.

Bringing together all the pieces and parts for a 1.8 million square foot, 50-story corporate tower is a monumental task. With construction in full-force from October 2009 to October 2012, Devon built their skyscraper quickly and safely.

Hear the master plan, designer details and inside stories from Devon's leader and project leader.

State of the Economy 11/29/2012

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the region's leading economic development organization, presents the 2nd annual State of the Economy event.

Panel on Oklahoma's Economy: Robert Dauffenbach, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Center for Economic and Management Research; Russell Evans, Oklahoma City University, Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute; Mickey Hepner, Ph.D., University of Central Oklahoma College of Business; Dan Rickman, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School for Business.

State of the Schools 8/22/12

Hear about efforts to improve K-20 education, including challenges at the legislature, in classrooms and on campuses. Guest speakers will discuss changes in higher education and the importance of higher education alignment.

Speakers include State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Janet Barresi, and Richard L. Petrick, Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Higher Education and the Economy. Guests will also learn about the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's Education initiatives.

Chairman's Breakfast 8/21/2012

Senator Tom Coburn shared the insights into the work being done in Washington, including legislative issues affecting the state and business community.

Breaking Through 8/15/2012

Bioscience is one of Oklahoma City's fastest growing industries. Dr. Stephen Prescott, president of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, moderated a panel discussion on the research happening here and its potential impact to our health and economy.

Panelists include Dr. Kenneth Copeland, director of the pediatric program at the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center; Dr. Paul Kincade, vice president and Head of the Immunology and Cancer Program at OMRF; Dr. James Long, cardiothoracic surgeon at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center; and Dr. Scott Rollins, CEO and president of Selexys Pharmaceuticals.

This special event was held at the Research Tower of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, giving guests an opportunity to not only hear about current research but tour the facilities where scientists understand and develop more effective treatments for human disease.

Immigration Forum 3/29/12

While the national debate concerning illegal immigration draws a great deal of attention, the real need in the business community for smarter immigration policies that will positively impact economic development frequently goes unheard. At a special forum focusing on the topic, Richard Herman, author of "Immigrant, Inc." and a frequent speaker on this topic across the country gave a presentation on the economics of smarter immigration. He shared stories and facts about how immigrant entrepreneurs and investors help keep America competitive and discussed the limitations of the current U.S. immigration system.

Additionally, a panel of local business leaders talked about immigration and job creation in Oklahoma City.

  • Chris Dashney, Director of Hockey Operations for Oklahoma City Barons and Manager at Express Sports Agency
  • Blake Chisam, Director of Professional Practices and Government Relations for Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
  • Stephen McKeever, Secretary of Science and Technology for the State of Oklahoma and Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer at Oklahoma State University

Guests gained insight into an important, and often misunderstood business issue. Herman and the panelists covered topics including green cards for graduates with advanced degrees in STEM fields, improving the H-1B visa program and increasing the capacity to meet demand, creating a visa for entrepreneurs, and EB-5 Regional Centers under development.

Breaking Through 03/7/2012

People around the metro and around the world are abuzz about the Oklahoma River and the ever-growing Boathouse District along its shores. The river and its corresponding development are having an incredible impact worldwide on both rowing and canoe/kayak, and are fast becoming a crown jewel in the community. With the Olympics just months away and MAPS 3 funding well underway, now is the time to be sure that you know everything there is to know about this booming district.

Joe Jacobi, CEO at USA Canoe/Kayak; Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation; Kelley McGuire, director of youth outreach for the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation; and Brian Volpenhein, Head Coach for the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center. The panelists discuss the programs available at the river as well as future plans to further develop the district.

Chairman's Event 02/17/2012

Chamber members and their guests heard Governor Mary Fallin discuss key issues facing Oklahoma and outline major objectives for the legislative session.

Legislative Breakfast 1/26/2012

A panel of Republican and Democratic leadership from the State House and the State Senate discuss issues that affect local businesses.

This annual event offers the perfect opportunity for Chamber members to meet area legislators and have a voice on the issues impacting the business community.

Legislative Breakfast Panel: 

  • The Honorable Kris Steele, Speaker of the House, Oklahoma House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Scott Inman, Democratic Minority Leader, Oklahoma House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Brian Bingman, President Pro Tempore, Oklahoma Senate
  • The Honorable Sean Burrage, Democratic Leader, Oklahoma Senate

State of the City 1/19/12

Mayor Mick Cornett shares key initiatives and visions for Oklahoma City's future.

Breaking Through Luncheon 12/14/11

Hear from Maj. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, who has been selected for reassignment as Commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, effective November 10th.

State of the Economy 11/9/2011
Keynote Speaker Tom Faranda
Global Realities – The Next Ten Years

At State of the Economy, a new annual event by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, economists gave a picture of both the global and local economy. Hear how the economy is affecting our business community and get insight into the trends we can expect in the coming months and years.

 

Breaking Through Luncheon 11/2/2011
Beyond Downtown: Oklahoma City's Development Success

Oklahoma City is booming - and that growth isn't just downtown. Cranes and construction workers can be seen across the metro building new hotels, hospitals, retail, multi-family and more. Learn more about the scale and scope of these projects and what we might be able to expect in the future.

Speakers:
Russell Claus, City of Oklahoma City
John Wooley II, Raptor Properties
John Williams, Williams & Associates Hospitality
Patti Davis, Oklahoma Hospital Association





Chairman's Breakfast 9/27/2011

U.S. Congressman James Lankford addressed Chamber members and their guests at the Chairman's Breakfast on September 27th at Oklahoma Christian University. Chamber Chairman, Carl Edwards, Partner of Price Edwards & Company, also shared important Chamber initiatives.