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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:

State of the City: Mayor Mick Cornett feels optimism despite low commodity prices

Thursday, January 14, 2016

By Brian Brus The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents deserve to feel optimism after a year of accolades and accomplishments, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said at his annual State of the City address. “I know there is a sense of caution in the air,” he told the room of about 1,600 without directly identifying the concerns of low

Innovative dining in OKC

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The food scene in Oklahoma City has transformed as much as the city has in recent years, giving diners a wide range of cuisine choices and innovative chefs throughout the metro. The recent VeloCity explores many of them and features videos that you don’t want to miss, including on “OKC’s Evolving Restaurant Scene” featuring Jonathan

Travelers can sign up for airport pre-screening list beginning this week in OKC

Monday, January 11, 2016

From the January issue of the Chamber's newsletter, The POINT: Will Rogers World Airport is pleased to announce that passengers and airport visitors will have the opportunity to enroll in the TSA Preü® program Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 22 (closed Saturday and Sunday). TSA Preü® is an expedited security screening program

Setting the streetcar scene in OKC

Friday, January 8, 2016

The discussion about Oklahoma City's streetcar project continues as the city continues the implementation of the latest phase of its Metropolitan Area Projects (or MAPS 3 for short). Here's a recent update about the project from The Better Life OKC blog, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's go-to place for those who are new to the area: Ding ding ding, the

New OKC video: MAPS 3 West River Trail connects metro bike trails

Monday, January 4, 2016

The MAPS 3 West River Trail opened in the summer of 2015 and connects the Lake Overholser Trails (and here) to the Oklahoma River Trail. It winds through wooded areas and along Crystal Lake, providing a natural backdrop as you make your way through western OKC. The West River Trail is part of OKC’s Trails Master Plan, the blueprint for a more