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204th Navy Ball has traditions

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

By Joan Gilmore The Journal Record There’s war and there is peace and right now in Oklahoma peace is reigning. The time to recognize those who still are in the service of our country is coming up on Oct. 3. The women and men of the U.S. Navy will have their annual Navy Birthday Ball to celebrate the 240th birthday of the Navy. The black-tie event

OKC tops Entrepreneur.com's list of "25 Cities Worth Moving to If You Want to Launch a Business"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sujan Patel, a contributor for Entrepreneur.com, recently ranked 25 cities for would-be entrepreneurs to move to if they want to start a business. Oklahoma City ranked first. Here's what he wrote: "In business -- as in real estate -- it’s all about location, location, location. Despite the rise in remote-work arrangements, this sentiment holds true

Register now for health business forum

Thursday, September 3, 2015

You are invited to attend an important forum addressing the health of our community and how it relates to economic development from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63rd Street. The “Better Health Through Economic Opportunity” forum is

OKC district's changes add up to big gains on math scores

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Aurora Lora, associate superintendent of student achievement and accountability for Oklahoma City Public Schools, said rebuilding the math department keyed the turnaround. By Tim Willert Education Reporter, The Oklahoman Nine schools in the Oklahoma City district showed gains of at least 18 points on state and federally mandated math tests and

ESPN: How Hurricane Katrina upended NBA landscape (Hint: It involves OKC Thunder)

Friday, August 28, 2015

OKC fans "gave us a standing ovation when we were walking off the floor because we had competed as hard as we did," said former New Orleans Hornets player Rasual Butler, who started his career with the Hornets in Oklahoma City, referring to a loss to Houston. "I had never seen anything like that in my career at that point." J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer

Big bucks in biotech: Chinese firmís $206M purchase of Cytovance shows opportunity in industry

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Foreign investment in Oklahoma should help the state’s biotech industry expand, said patent attorney Mike LaBrie. Last week, Chinese company Hepalink USA Inc. acquired Cytovance Biologics Inc. for $206 million. The Oklahoma City drugmaker’s growth means it can manufacture

Chamber to celebrate the Oklahoma Health Center Foundationís 50 years

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This September, the Chamber joins the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation in showcasing contributions to the city’s well-being and healthy lifestyles at the Oklahoma Health Center Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center, 741 N Phillips Ave. The breakfast will celebrate the 50th

Ongoing Project 180 bringing extensive landscaping, new streets to downtown OKC

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The extensive downtown Oklahoma City street renovation project known as Project 180 continues to make it challenging to get to the Chamber offices as construction crews are currently focused on Park Avenue between Robinson and Broadway. However, when this part of the street is completely finished sometime this fall, Park Avenue will be transformed with new