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Chamber campaign reaches goal

Joint Sunset Reception will include two Chambers

Network at Rise and Shine Breakfast

Register now for health business forum

Connect with Metro 50 winners at Dinner and Awards Program

Sign up for the Chamber’s golf tournaments

Practical Politics seminar for potential candidates on Oct. 21

Buy an exhibitor booth for SchmoozaPalooza on Oct. 29

Upcoming conventions and events in Oklahoma City

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Chamber campaign reaches goal


The Chamber wrapped up its 22nd Total Resource Development Campaign (TRDC) on Aug. 13 by raising $3,000,598 and surpassing its goal.

TRDC Co-chairs John Higginbotham, Bank of Oklahoma, and Michael Laird, Crowe & Dunlevy, led more than 150 volunteers during the campaign with a theme of “Soaring to Success.” Volunteers connected Chamber members with Chamber memberships, sponsorships and advertising opportunities. Through the work of the volunteers, 154 local businesses became Chamber members.

Volunteer Laure Majors, Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, was awarded the top producer award for the 2015 campaign. Barbara Anne DeBolt of DeBolt & Associates received the 2015 Ray Ackerman Award, an honor given annually to the volunteer who recruits the most new members during the campaign.

The sponsorships and advertising opportunities offered during the campaign allow the Chamber to offer quality events and publications. Funds are also used to support the Chamber’s work in economic development, government relations, education and workforce development, community development and more. Through the 22 annual campaigns, volunteers have generated more than $43 million to support these efforts.

Read more.


Joint Sunset Reception will include two Chambers

The Chamber will team up with Black Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Oklahoma City to host a Sunset Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Bryant Center, 2200 N Bryant Ave. Also hosting is B&B Catering.

The Black Chamber’s mission is to be a voice for the community, focusing on the minority population, as well as to be a catalyst and provide resources for economic, small-business and community development, said its president, Eran Harrill.

Its recent and upcoming programs include a Family Wellness program promoting health and wellness for adults and youth; a small-business initiative include seminars on finance, marketing and more; and regular Power Lunches focusing on various issues important to businesses and individuals, Harrill said.

The Black Chamber also will re-launch its website,, in September with new design and new content designed to reach the community it serves.

Connect with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Black Chamber by joining us at the Sunset Reception and learn more. Admission is free.

Network at Rise and Shine Breakfast

Come to the Chamber’s Rise and Shine Breakfast to learn about Chamber volunteer opportunities while networking with other business professionals.

The breakfast will be Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Gaillardia Country Club, 5300 Gaillardia Blvd. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.; registration is at 8 a.m.; program will be from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

There is no charge to attend, but RSVP is required. Only those registered by Tuesday, Sept. 29, can will be allowed gate entrance. Register at

Contact Amanda Bowen at 405.297.8961 or with questions. Register.

Special thanks to Host Sponsor Gaillardia Country Club and Corporate Sponsors Ideal Homes and Advantage Bank.


Register now for health business forum

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 sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The forum will leverage the influence of local and regional businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities through education, employment and income. The Oklahoma City stop is the second in a 10-forum series in multiple cities, including Denver; Memphis, Tenn.; Orlando, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles; and Indianapolis.

Join city leaders like Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett; Rob Neu, superintendent of the Oklahoma City School District; Gary Cox, CEO of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department; and Roy Williams, President and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, and register today.

For more information and a schedule, email Drew Dugan, the Chamber’s Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, at or call him at (405) 297-8940.

Connect with Metro 50 winners at Dinner and Awards Program

The list of top 50 fastest-growing, privately held businesses in the Greater Oklahoma City region is out, but you'll have to wait until Sept. 29 to see how the Metro 50 winners rank. So reserve your spot at the Metro 50 Dinner and Awards Program.

Tickets are $100 for individuals and $1,250 for corporate tables of 10. Register.

Special thanks to Metro 50 sponsors: Bank of Oklahoma, Cox Business, EY, Express Employment Professionals, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, The Journal Record Publishing Company, OGE Energy Corp. and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

Sign up for the Chamber’s golf tournaments


For those of you who want to take your clients, business prospects or friends and play a round of links (or three) on one of the region’s most beautiful courses, sign up now for one of the Chamber’s golf tournaments on Oct. 12, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. They will be held at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Blvd.

Each day's tournaments will field 36 four-person teams playing a scramble format. Each team enjoys 18 holes of golf, putting green and driving range privileges, breakfast, snacks and lunch. First-, second-, and third-place winners in all three flights receive prizes. Each player will enjoy a swag bag at the awards ceremony. All are 9 a.m. shotgun starts.

Four-person teams are available for $1,200. Gain additional recognition as a hole and team sponsor for $1,600.


Practical Politics seminar for potential candidates on Oct. 21

Know anyone interested in running for public office? Encourage them to attend Practical Politics, a seminar to educate and inspire individuals interested in public office.

The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 in the Gardner Conference Center at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder.

Potential candidates will attend workshops about running effective campaigns, fundraising, being an effective servant and more. Speakers include strategists, state elected officials and more.

Cost is $35, which includes breakfast and lunch.


Buy an exhibitor booth for SchmoozaPalooza on Oct. 29


For as little as $300, you can showcase your products and services at the Chamber’s premiere networking event, SchmoozaPalooza, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Oklahoma Expo Hall at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.

This Halloween-themed trade show features a booth-decorating contest, costume contest, food from 20 restaurants, live music and fun networking as people attend to promote their company, make new contacts and generate sales leads. Tag #SchmoozaPalooza on social media, and text BOO to 71441 to win prizes during the event.

Buy a booth.

Thanks to Host Sponsor State Fair Park and Signature Sponsor Verizon.

Upcoming conventions and events in Oklahoma City

Take a look at some of the larger conventions, trade shows and events that Oklahoma City is hosting in the next few weeks, according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Find more in the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s convention calendar. While you’re online, explore the CVB’s website.

In case you missed it

WalletHub ranks Oklahoma City second among Healthiest Housing Markets in 25 Big Cities

Community support plays important role for airmen, former Tinker commander says (The Oklahoman)

OKC is No. 1 city for small tech talent growth, according to CBRE Research

Read about Boeing, Metro 50, 10 projects in progress and more in the August POINT!

Development momentum still building in Northeast Oklahoma City (The Oklahoman)

Ramping up: Groups look forward to move into Arts District garage (The Journal Record)

Video shows progress on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting project

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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Oklahoma City, OK 73102




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