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Boeing celebrates grand opening of research facility

Study underscores importance of aerospace industry in Oklahoma City

Horse Show Capitol of the World welcomes AHA youth nationals

Chamber launches redesigned websites

Foundation and OKCPS district seek community partners to reach fundraising goal

Last chance to amplify your reach through TRDC

Welcome new businesses to OKC

Upcoming conventions in Oklahoma City

In case you missed it



Boeing celebrates grand opening of research facility


The Boeing Company opened a new engineering, research and development lab facility in Oklahoma City on July 15. The facility will design, test and apply modernization technologies for legacy aircraft such as the C-17 Globemaster III and the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).

The 300,000-square-foot structure, larger than the footprint of five football fields, is the newest addition to Boeing’s Oklahoma City site, headquarters to the company’s Aircraft Modernization & Sustainment business. The lab will expand the company’s ability to maintain and upgrade existing aircraft, and it will add 800 new employees to Boeing’s campus near Tinker Air Force Base. Read more.

Study underscores importance of aerospace industry in Oklahoma City


According to the Greater Oklahoma City Region Aerospace Industry Survey and Economic Impact Assessment, a report released last week by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Region Track, more than 36,600 workers earning $2.7 billion in labor income are employed by companies in the aerospace industry in the Greater Oklahoma City region.

An estimated 236 public and private sector establishments in the Greater Oklahoma City region are directly engaged in aerospace activity, producing an estimated $4.9 billion in goods and services. Oklahoma County is home to nearly two-thirds of the region’s aerospace employers, over 97 percent of the jobs, and more than 93 percent of the total output produced by the sector.

Read the full report at

Horse Show Capitol of the World welcomes AHA youth nationals

Oklahoma City will host the 2016 Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show at State Fair Park, July 23-30. This event, which is free and open to the public, is returning to Oklahoma City after a 15-year absence.

Youth exhibitors compete in a variety of classes ranging from English pleasure, working cow horse, driving and more. The event will also include a shopping expo and the 13th annual Arabian Professional and Amateur Horsemen’s Association (APAHA) Youth Nationals Clinics on July 21.

For newcomers to the sport, the Total Arabian Interaction Learning (T.A.I.L.) tours will be held July 23-30. These tours offer exposure to horses and educational facts about the breed. Reservations are required; contact Brenna Whitlock, Youth and Family Programs Coordinator at 303-597-8251 to reserve your space. For more information, visit

Chamber launches redesigned websites


The Chamber recently redesigned two of its websites in order to better share the story of Oklahoma City’s renaissance., the region’s primary economic development website, incorporates fresh imagery to display what Greater Oklahoma City has to offer. The website is now responsive, meaning that it can be viewed on a desktop PC, smart phone or tablet. With information focused on conducting business in the 10-county region, the site is enhanced with photos and videos in an easy-to-read layout.

The Chamber also updated its website for the national media,, with an easier way to access story ideas, photos and video B-roll.

Foundation and OKCPS district seek community partners to reach fundraising goal

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools President and CEO Mary Mélon and OKCPS Superintendent Aurora Lora are working together to raise $120,000 to purchase new coats for students in need through the Coat-A-Kid project. OKCPS is the state’s largest school district, with 46,000 students, and 90 percent are living at or below the poverty line. This winter, more than 7,000 of the district’s students will not have a coat to keep them warm.

To meet the goal of providing a coat for every child in need, The Foundation must raise more than $120,000 by Oct. 1. Donations are fully tax deductible and 100 percent of each donation goes to providing coats. Volunteers will also be needed in October to distribute the coats.

Donate online at or by check made out to The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools with Coat-A-Kid in the memo line. For more information, contact OKCPS Community Relations Specialist Amanda Piña at 405-587-0234 or or Manager of Schools and Community Relations Erin Bellamy at 405-604-5977 or

Last chance to amplify your reach through TRDC

There’s still time to get involved in the Chamber’s Total Resource Development Campaign (TRDC), which is in its last month. Through the Chamber’s advertising and sponsorship opportunities you can market your company to decision-makers at every level of leadership throughout Oklahoma City.

Contact a volunteer today to find products that will help meet your marketing needs while supporting the work of the Chamber, or view some of the available products below:
  • The Chamber is the go-to resource for individuals relocating to Oklahoma City. Get in front of new residents through the award winning A Better Life Welcome Program. Print ads in the Welcome Guide and digital ads in the Better Life weekly email newsletter are still available. Learn more.
  • Reach companies who are investing in Oklahoma’s aerospace industry by purchasing a sponsorship at the State of the Aerospace Defense Industry event. Corporate sponsorships and table sponsorships are still available, but if you want to maximize your exposure, purchase the host sponsorship to receive additional recognition at the event. Learn more.
  • There’s no networking event quite like the Chamber’s SchmoozaPalooza Trade Shows. Purchase a booth at the fall and spring shows to get your product or service in front of 100 exhibitors and 700 business leaders. Learn more.


Welcome new businesses to OKC

Join the Chamber as it welcomes many new businesses with grand openings. Below is a list of upcoming ribbon cuttings, and you can find a complete list at
  • The Sunmugavail Agency – Farmers Insurance, 16509 Network Ave., Suite D, in Edmond (July 21, 4:30 p.m.)
  • Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center, 4214 N. Classen Blvd. (July 27, 3:30 p.m.)
  • United Data Technologies, 201 NW 10th St., 2nd floor (July 28, 3:30 p.m.)
  • Edward Jones, 5115 N. Shartel Ave. (July 28, 4:30 p.m.)


Upcoming conventions in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City CVB will welcome the following groups to Oklahoma City in the next few weeks. View a full calendar of upcoming conventions at

  • 2016 National Convention for Youth and Young Adults (July 20-27)
  • Arabian Youth Nationals 2016 (July 21 – Aug. 1)
  • Energy Solutions Conference (July 26-28)
  • 2016 Slalom Age Group National Championships (Aug. 3-6)
  • AQHA Youth World Championship Show (Aug. 3-15)



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