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OKC has added nearly a half million people since 1980

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Oklahoma City metro area’s population has grown by nearly 500,000 people since 1980, according to information from the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s research team. And we’re still growing as more businesses arrive and people choose Oklahoma City as the place they want to live. Here is more information about our population growth

Explore OKC's growing culinary culture in VeloCity

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s newest issue of VeloCity, the digital magazine of Oklahoma City, examines the growing culinary culture and diverse attractions in OKC. The 38-page publication takes an in-depth look at the city’s farm-to-table movement and numerous local restaurants. The publication also highlights the city’s cycling

Explore downtown for the holidays with ice skating, snow tubing, shopping and more

Friday, December 4, 2015

Oklahoma City’s annual downtown holiday celebration offers plenty of family-friendly activities between now and January. The Devon Ice Rink is already open for ice skating in the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Another popular event, the Snow Tubing Winter Festival at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, opens on Saturday, Dec. 5, with weekend

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announces Oklahoma County criminal justice task force

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

CALLS FOR MULTIFACETED APPROACH TO REDUCE INCARCERATION Oklahoma City (December 2, 2015) -- The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber today announced the creation of a special task force to evaluate Oklahoma County’s criminal justice system and make recommendations to reduce incarceration, increase efficiencies and improve safety. The work of the task force

Sign up to attend important Chamber Forum on criminal justice reform on Wednesday

Monday, November 30, 2015

Join criminal justice experts and community leaders to discuss many of the broader issues facing the Oklahoma County jail, criminal justice systems and the area’s prison population at the upcoming Chamber Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at The Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Ave. The discussion will include ideas for solutions

Where to eat out on Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you need to make plans for eating out on Thanksgiving Day, here is a list of Chamber member restaurants that will be open. Special hours are noted: Sonic 300 Johnny Bench Drive (405) 225-5000 https://www.sonicdrivein.com/menu Bellini's Ristorante 6305 Waterford Blvd., Suite 100 (405) 848-1065 http://www.bellinisokc.com/ Braum's 3000 NE 63rd St. (405)

Ten things about OKC to be thankful for in 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We in Oklahoma City have a lot to celebrate this Thanksgiving, so as the Chamber wishes you well for the holidays, here’s a list of our own Top 10 OKC things we’re thankful for in 2015: Entrepreneurs! Inc. Magazine referred to OKC as the “next cool startup scene,” and Entrepreneur Magazine called OKC a “startup haven” in

State of the Economy: Economists see bright spots, but warn of more hard times ahead

Friday, November 20, 2015

By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Low commodity prices have been a drag on Oklahoma’s economy, and the effect will likely get worse in the short term, according to three local economists. Yet Oklahoma City’s geography will aid growth in the medium term, said University of Central Oklahoma Business College Dean Mickey