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Plans for convention center headquarters hotel proceed

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, City Council approved a deal with Omni Hotels to develop a headquarters hotel that will support the MAPS 3 Convention Center.

Frontier Airlines to launch service to three cities from OKC

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Frontier Airlines will launch new low-fare service between Oklahoma City and three new cities starting this fall.

OKC Moving Forward With Innovation District

Friday, July 14, 2017

Oklahoma City is home to several thriving districts, and a new one is on the horizon.

InternOKC Program Helps Recruit And Retain Young Professionals

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ten years ago the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce saw a problem, that Oklahoma's most talented students took jobs out of state after graduation. So, the chamber started InternOKC, a program designed to entice them to stay.

Seventy percent of interns recently surveyed said they would stay in Oklahoma City

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Brittany Sanger left Oklahoma in search of job opportunities. She grew up in Edmond, where she knew others her age whose first inclination, like hers, was to leave the state.

“I just wanted to travel,” Sanger said. “I always wanted to move somewhere else after college.”

When she went to the University of Oklahoma she was pre-med but decided to switch to a culinary degree after interning at a seafood restaurant in Los Angeles.

OKC finds savings from putting fewer people in jail

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – City Hall’s new $1.41 million contract for jail services through the Oklahoma County Board of Commissioners is a significant savings compared with the previous fiscal year because of efforts to detain fewer people, officials said.

 

A Treasure Hunt for the OKC Metro

Monday, July 3, 2017

Have you heard about Folk Secrets? It’s a new interactive event in which Oklahoma residents are challenged to search for “treasure” using an augmented reality app and Facebook videos as a guide. The treasure in question? $1,000 and the opportunity to award $4,000 to the nonprofit organization of your choosing.

Bell takes command of 72 ABW

Monday, July 3, 2017

The 72nd Air Base Wing, the host organization for Tinker Air Force Base, recently welcomed a new commander. Col. Kenyon Bell assumed command of the unit from Col. Stephanie Wilson during a ceremony at the Tinker Club on May 1, presided over by Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center. Bell, a USAF Academy graduate, had previously