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Creation of OCAST 30 years ago helped fuel local startup firms

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A groundbreaking public/private partnership between OCAST and i2E led first to pre-seed and proof of concept funding and then in 2007 to the Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund, which has invested $13 million in 28 Oklahoma startups.

Read the January issue of the POINT!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The January issue of the POINT! includes information about the 2017 Chamber legislative agenda, the criminal justice reform recommendations and more.

OKC's MAPS Is A Model Public Works Program

Monday, December 19, 2016

There have been numerous failures throughout the history of public works initiatives, with different major U.S. cities subject to bureaucracy, graft and poor design. And then there's the program in Oklahoma City. Since 1993, the state capital has pursued multiple stages of its Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS), funding structures that have been credited

Greater OKC Chamber Task Force announces recommendations for reform of Oklahoma County’s criminal justice system

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Criminal Justice Task Force released a series of recommendations today 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.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Criminal Justice Task Force released a series of recommendations today 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.

Rhonda Hooper to chair 2017 Chamber board of directors

Monday, December 12, 2016

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.

Chamber Ambassador Program offers new opportunities

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Chamber’s Ambassador Program will offer new opportunities to get involved in the work of the Chamber beginning in 2017. Ambassadors will have the choice to serve on either the Member Relationship Team or the Networking Team according to their own interests and strengths. Watch 2016 Chamber Vice Chair of Membership Judy J. Hatfield, CCE, explain

Leaders consider ways to improve Innovation District

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A panel discussion at the Chamber's recent Chamber Forum called for collaboration and diversity within OKC's emerging Innovation District.