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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 Bellini's Ristorante 6305 Waterford Blvd., Suite 100 (405) 848-1065 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

Happy birthday, Oklahoma!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Oklahoma became the nation's 46th state 108 years ago today, on Nov. 16, 1907, but the capital didn't move to Oklahoma City (from the Territorial Capital of Guthrie) until voters decided to make it so three years later. The now-126-year-old Greater OKC Chamber led the campaign to move it in 1910 because the metro area by then was thriving. Vying for the

Inc. Magazine: In OKC, entrepreneurs aim to create next cool startup scene

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In America's heartland, the race is on to show that not all cutting-edge products have to come from Silicon Valley. BY ANNA HENSEL Editorial assistant, Inc. Magazine Twitter: @ahhensel For U.S. cities looking to become the next big tech hub, it's not enough to just recruit eager entrepreneurs. Cities also have to attract the employees (coders, designers,

OKC ranked first for economic outlook, survey shows

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 3, 2015) -- A new national survey for October shows that small-business owners in Oklahoma City ranked No. 1 among 62 cities this month for their feelings about current and future economic conditions. In its monthly Small-Business Sentiment Survey of more than 15,000 small businesses nationwide, Thumbtack found that Oklahoma City small

Halloween hot spots on The Better Life Blog

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If you want to know where the best and most ghoulish places to celebrate Halloween in Oklahoma City are, as well as some of the more family-friendly spots, check out this week's Better Life Blog for all of the haunted hotspots. Targeted to Oklahoma City-area newcomers and those who want to move here, the Better Life Blog each week serves up the best ways

Oklahoma City's Innovation District to be focus of Brookings study

Friday, October 16, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 14, 2015) – The Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces have begun an 18-month study of Oklahoma City’s emerging innovation district, an area encompassing the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Alley. This work, which will focus on the district’s economic strengths’ and quality of place, is part