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Bio Matters: Oklahoma researcher on quest to cure sickle cell disease

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Oklahoman Late on a Sunday evening in 2009, Robert Broyles, pushed a key on a computer and submitted a grant application to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Then a professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Broyles was advancing a novel approach to curing a devastating genetic blood disorder called sickle cell disease, which

Oklahoma City CVB unveils new logo, tourism campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Oklahoman The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau is ditching its six-year-old “Cool and Warm” campaign and unveiling a new “OK Seeing is Believing” message that will include a special emphasis on the north Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth market. The new campaign, along with a new bureau logo incorporating the Skydance

New retailers attracted to thriving OKC market

Friday, August 15, 2014

KOCO OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. —A wave of new retailers are opening for business in Oklahoma City. West Elm opened its doors in Classen Curve on Thursday. The city reported that in the near future two other new major retailers will be moving in at Memorial Road and Western Avenue -- Cabela's and Top Golf. They have signed on to open at a major

Heat relief: Lower temperatures cultivate tourism

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The lower summer temperatures have brought more visitors to outdoor tourism attractions. The Oklahoma City Zoo achieved a historic visitor number during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Marketing and Public Relations Manager Candice Rennels said. It exceeded 1 million guests as of June 30. This is the zoo’s first

More OKC praise: 'A Hidden Gem of American Cool'

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We already knew all the gems that Oklahoma City has to offer, but it has gotten some neat and national attention lately from people outside the state. First, the New York Times told readers on its front page on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, about Oklahoma City's affordable housing and its appeal to millennials and people who are moving from other states to live

4 companies go the distance for Metro 50 sustainers

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) – For a record 12th time, Paycom made the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Metro 50 list released last week. The Oklahoma City-based company, which went public in April, qualified for the list based on its percentage of annual growth in 2013. In fact, more than half of the companies named to the 2014 Metro 50

NY Times: People flocking to OKC for affordable housing

Monday, August 4, 2014

New York Times OKLAHOMA CITY — Americans have never hesitated to pack up the U-Haul in search of the big time, a better job or just warmer weather. But these days, domestic migrants are increasingly driven by the quest for cheaper housing. The country’s fastest-growing cities are now those where housing is more affordable than average, a

OKC among fastest growing cities: What it means for meetings

Friday, August 1, 2014

The latest census reports show Oklahoma City is among those experiencing a wave of population growth, filching residents from the nation’s biggest urban areas. What could the boom mean in terms of meetings infrastructure for these cities —and could it help position them to outsell first-tier strongholds?