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April Sunset Reception rescheduled due to forecast

Monday, April 25, 2016

Due to the weather forecast, the Greater Oklahoma Chamber Sunset Reception at Sundance Airport has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 27.

Invite friends and co-workers to Sunset Reception on Wednesday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sundance Airport, 13000 N. Sara Road.

Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Admission is free and there is no need to RSVP.

Deficient, congested roads cost OKC drivers $2,242 annually, report finds

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost Oklahoma City motorists an additional $2,242 per driver annually due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a report released by TRIP, a national transportation research organization.

Oklahoma Legislature's push to end tax credits threatens various historical restoration efforts

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The sale of First National Center, the most anticipated redevelopment project in Oklahoma City since the reopening of the Skirvin Hotel, is being delayed until June as the buyers await the outcome of an effort to halt historic tax credits.

Oklahoma City CVB Achieves Destination Marketing Accreditation

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced it has been awarded an internationally-recognized accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.

Biotech event on clinical trials coming to Oklahoma City

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Here's something that I'd wager that most Oklahomans don't know.

Right now in Oklahoma, biopharmaceutical research companies are conducting more than 700 clinical trials of new medicines in collaboration with the state's clinical research centers and hospitals.

Of these trials, 487 target the nation's six most debilitating chronic diseases — Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease.

American Turkic Business Summit to be held in Oklahoma City

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The American Turkic Business Summit will be held in Oklahoma City on March 8-9, 2016 to increase trade and investment levels between Turkic countries and Oklahoma. The summit will bring Turkish and local businessmen together for two days of education sessions, keynote presentations and networking opportunities.

An emerging tech center

Monday, March 7, 2016

Two decades after Oklahoma City embraced a groundbreaking initiative that remade the city through a series of pay-as-you-go projects, another initiative is emerging with implications for economic development. In October, the Brookings Institution announced that Oklahoma City is one of two pilot cities included in a study about developing an innovation district in an area of the city heavily focused on biotechnology research.

Chamber responds to death of Aubrey McClendon

Thursday, March 3, 2016

"We are shocked and saddened by the passing of Aubrey McClendon and join in prayer for his family," said David Rainbolt, Chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. "The quality of life we have come to enjoy in Oklahoma City is due in no small part to his vision and generosity. Very few have the ability or the drive to change a community or state, much less the entire world as Aubrey did. In a way, this is an end of an era, but Aubrey would want us to build on his legacy as we look to the future. He belongs to the ages now, but we will never forget him."