Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - ePOINT - December 2016

ePOINT - December 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
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In this issue:

Chamber task force announces recommendations

Chamber announces 2017 board of directors

Input needed on 2017 bond election proposal

Save the date for upcoming events

Welcome new businesses to OKC

Upcoming conventions in Oklahoma City

In case you missed it

 



Chamber task force announces recommendations

 

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Criminal Justice Task Force released a series of recommendations designed to ease overcrowding conditions at the Oklahoma County Jail and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The recommendations follow a year-long assessment of the various processes that affect the jail population, the decisions that drive these processes, and the costs associated with these decisions.

Six major areas of reform were identified in the recommendations. Several of the recommendations have already been implemented at the jail, in the courts and in police procedure. Read more about the recommendations and sign up for updates at www.smartsafeokco.com.
 

 

Chamber announces 2017 board of directors

 
The nominating committee and the board of directors of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber are pleased to announce the 2017 officers and members of the board of directors that were approved in November 2016.

Rhonda Hooper, Jordan Advertising, will serve as Chamber chair. Other officers include David E. Rainbolt, BancFirst Corporation, immediate past chair; John Hart, Continental Resources, treasurer; Bruce Lawrence, INTEGRIS Health, corporate secretary; and Roy H. Williams, CCE, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, president and CEO.

Read the 2017 Chamber vice chairs and a full list of the board on the Chamber website.
 



Input needed on 2017 bond election proposal

 

The City of Oklahoma City is calling for your input on prioritizing the projects that will be funded by the next bond package – including streets, bridges, economic development programs, sidewalks and more. As the City Council and staff work on project lists for the 2017 bond election proposal, the City needs feedback from individual residents and from neighborhood groups to help the Council decide what will be on the ballot for the Sept. 12 election.

Individuals can take an online survey, and neighborhood groups can provide input on their needs by calling the Neighborhood Alliance at 528-6322 to coordinate a neighborhood meeting and get survey materials. Surveys will be open until Feb. 28.
 



Save the date for upcoming events

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with business leaders with these two upcoming events in January.

Join Mayor Mick Cornett and more than 1,500 business people for the Chamber’s State of the City event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Cox Convention Center. Register and learn more.

Hear about the most critical 2017 legislative issues and network with elected officials at the Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 27, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center. Register and learn more.
 



Welcome new businesses to OKC

 
Join the Chamber as it welcomes many new businesses with grand openings. Below is a list of upcoming ribbon cuttings, and you can find a complete list at www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

  • Alias Forensics, LLC, 5350 S Western Ave., Suite 620 (Jan. 12, 4 p.m.)
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Oklahoma City Northeast, 11820 N I-35 Service Road (Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.)


 



Upcoming conventions in Oklahoma City

 
The Oklahoma City CVB will welcome the following groups to Oklahoma City in the next few weeks. View a full calendar of upcoming conventions at www.visitokc.com/about/convention-calendar.

  • 2017 United States Junior Open Championships (Jan. 6-7)
  • International Finals Rodeo 2017 (Jan 11-15)


 

 

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