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Urban Pioneers see potential for more districts in OKC

Thursday, June 11, 2015

By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty-eight years ago, Chris Salyer started purchasing buildings on N. Broadway Avenue. The area, now called Automobile Alley after its history of car dealerships, had elements that Salyer said would make it a thriving commercial area. “It was a street named Broadway, which is a

Red Earth Festival begins with parade on Friday

Thursday, June 4, 2015

If you’ve been in OKC any time at all, chances are that you’ve heard of the Red Earth Festival. The exciting three-day event celebrates the rich Native American culture that makes our city and state unlike any other. The event will kick off with the annual Red Earth Festival parade this Friday in downtown OKC. The majestic parade is a certainly

Last chance: Apply by Monday, June 1, for Metro 50 Awards

Friday, May 29, 2015

Make sure your company has the opportunity to be recognized as one of the top 50 fastest-growing companies in the metro area by applying for the Chamber's Metro 50 awards. Applications are due Monday, June 1. The Metro 50 Awards Banquet is one of Greater Oklahoma City's most prestigious events. The metropolitan area's fastest growing, privately-owned

OKC: Shortest commute in U.S., institute says

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) recently released a report which analyzed aspects of commuting in the 30 largest U.S. cities using data from the 2013 American Community Survey. Aspects studied included average worker age, gender, access to a personal vehicle, carpooling behavior, use of public transit, and length of

Explore OKC's startup scene in VeloCity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Learn all about Oklahoma City’s entrepreneurial scene in the latest issue of the Chamber’s digital magazine, VeloCity. In the issue called “OKC: America’s Startup Engine,” you’ll learn about entrepreneurs influencing our area, in biotech and software technology. It’s packed full of videos, photos and what you need

OKC: One of best cities for jobs, according to Glassdoor

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With its 16,759 job openings, Oklahoma City ranks third among 25 "Best Cities for Jobs," according to the online employment-seeking site Glassdoor. Glassdoor looked at the 50 most populated metros and ranked them using three criteria: how easy it is to get a job, how affordable it is to live here and how satisfied employees are. Rounding out the top five

OKC: Third best U.S. city to work for a small business

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WalletHub has named Oklahoma City as the third best city in the country to work for a small business. The online website of financial resources and tools assessed small businesses' friendliness toward employees and job seekers within the 100 most populated U.S. metro areas. To rank the cities with the best small-business working environment, the website

Proposed bill would hurt events in Oklahoma, Chamber's Roy Williams says

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Oklahoma proposed bill would prevent businesses from banning guns at certain events By Rick Green The Oklahoman Businesses would lose the ability to ban guns at events held at parks, recreational areas and fairgrounds under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma Legislature and is pending before Gov. Mary Fallin. The measure would imperil national shows,