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OKC a preferred destination for visitors, conventions and outlook remains bright

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The latest issue of The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's monthly newsletter, The POINT!, is out. In it, read this story about optimism in the outlook for its convention and visitors business: "The outlook for the 2016 convention and visitor industry in Oklahoma City is bright, according to the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), a division

Get the latest news on OKC's innovation district

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New website launched to inform people about the innovation district Last fall, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announced a local partnership with the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces to study the area in and around the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Ally as an emerging innovation district. To keep you updated about what's going

Celebrating 10 years on the Oklahoma River

Thursday, January 28, 2016

By David Morris The Oklahoman Remember the North Canadian River? Growing up in Oklahoma City, I remember driving, well, riding, north up May Avenue towards the fairgrounds. It was always a reason to gauge the width of the water below. Often, it wasn't very wide. That's what I remember growing up in Oklahoma City back in the 1970s. But the now-named

Protecting big OKC events

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is working with the National Rifle Association, the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association and other stakeholders to offer legislation during the 2016 session to expand and clarify existing gun laws. However, in doing so it is vital that we protect events that significantly benefit Oklahoma’s economy - and that

Join the Chamber in Washington

Friday, January 22, 2016

Join the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and local leaders on a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., in April to advocate for pro-business legislation at the nation’s capital. Our D.C. Visit ’16 will be Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28. The trip is open to Chamber members. The annual event includes personal briefings with

OKC Chamber releases legislative agenda for 2016 session

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber released its legislative agenda for the 2016 session during its annual Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday. About 600 people attended. Part of the Chamber's mission is to advocate for issues important to Oklahoma City's business community, and the Legislative Breakfast gives members a chance to hear from elected leaders

Improving Oklahoma County's justice system

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Because of the efforts by a new Chamber-led task force to take a holistic look at the Oklahoma County justice system, the U.S. Justice Department has loosened its immediate pressure to fix problems at the Oklahoma County Jail, Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, told members of the Downtown Rotary Club on Tuesday. The

What to do in OKC in January

Friday, January 15, 2016

If you're stuck for some ideas of what to do this month now that the holidays are over, check out this video from the Greater Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Plus, go to www.visitokc.com for plenty of other ideas for things to do this weekend, places to visit, restaurants and events. Take a look: