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In this issue:

State of the schools speaker offers insight into early childhood education benefits

Chamber voices support for SQ 780 and 781

Total Resource Development Campaign comes to a close

Metro 50 committee honors OKC’s companies

Chamber receives top ACCE communications award

Journalists highlight OKC attractions

Energy FC offers corporate ticket specials

Welcome new businesses to OKC

Upcoming conventions in Oklahoma City

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State of the schools speaker offers insight into early childhood education benefits

 

At tomorrow’s State of the Schools event, the Chamber will welcome James Spurlino, president and owner of Spurlino Materials and a member of ReadyNation, to discuss how investing in the first three years of children’s lives can ensure better success as students and as future members of the workforce. Spurlino has been an early-childhood advocate for more than a decade, serving on the boards of trustees for the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters and Every Child Succeeds and acting as moderator, participant and original contributor to the National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs. Read a Q&A about how education systems can benefit from a focus on the earliest years of a child’s life.
 



Chamber voices support for SQ 780 and 781

 
The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently voted to support State Questions 780 and 781 as part of their ongoing criminal justice reform efforts. SQ 780 and 781 would reduce the prison population and redirect savings toward local treatment and training programs to help low-level offenders turn their lives around. Both questions will appear on the ballot this November.

Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, of which the Chamber is a member, is hosting a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City to give voters the opportunity to voice questions and hear directly from local leaders on SQ 780 and 781. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma City University School of Law Auditorium, 800 N Harvey Ave. To attend, email press@okjusticereform.org.
 



Total Resource Development Campaign comes to a close

 

On Aug. 11, the Chamber celebrated the conclusion of its 23rd Total Resource Development Campaign at the Civic Center Music Hall. Since May, campaign co-chairs Brian Alford, Enable Midstream Partners, and Teresa Rose Crook, Oklahoma City Community Foundation, have led more than 130 volunteers in the membership engagement effort.

During the campaign, volunteers connected Chamber members with membership, sponsorship and advertising opportunities that are available through the Chamber. Through the work of the volunteers, $2,828,588 million was raised to support the programming of the Chamber.
 



Metro 50 committee honors OKC’s companies

 

Next month, hundreds of members of the business community will gather at the annual Metro 50 awards to celebrate the companies that make up the foundation of Oklahoma City’s strong economy. The Metro 50 awards honors the region’s 50 fastest-growing privately-held companies whose annual revenues exceeded $1 million the previous year. View all the qualifications.

In total, the 50 companies that will be honored at the awards ceremony generated a combined revenue of more than $800 million and employed more than 2,700 Oklahomans. They represent many sectors of the economy and call many areas of the central Oklahoma region home, including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Bethany and Newcastle. View an alphabetical list of 2016 winners.

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



Chamber receives top ACCE communications award

 
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber was recently honored with the Awards for Communication Excellence’s Best in Show designation at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ 2016 Annual Convention. The Chamber entered its VeloCity digital magazine, an interactive publication that tells Oklahoma City’s story of transformation. Read the award-winning VeloCity now.
 



Journalists highlight OKC attractions

 
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau partnered together to host a familiarization tour of Oklahoma City’s attractions for five journalists. Read more about the experiences of the journalists in their media coverage of Oklahoma City:



 



Energy FC offers corporate ticket specials

 

Want to take your company outings to the next level? Celebrate one of Oklahoma City’s most dynamic sports experiences at an Energy FC match at Taft Stadium. Energy FC is offering corporate ticket packages for Chamber members that include post-match photo opportunities, pre-game tailgate specials, food and beverage packages and more. For each ticket sold, $2 will benefit the Fields and Futures program. View www.energyfc.com/chamber for more information.

[Image source: OKC Energy]
 



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 www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

  • Regus, 8201 N Rockwell Ave. (Aug. 17, 4 p.m.)
  • Nhu Avenue, 1111 N Walker Ave. (Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m.)
  • At Home, 701 S MacArthur Blvd. (Sept. 9, 9 a.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 www.visitokc.com/about/convention-calendar.

  • 2016 ASA Men’s Slow Pitch National Championship (Aug. 26-28)
  • 2016 Geekinomicon OKC (Sept. 1-5)
  • TODO Conference (Sept. 5-9)
  • ESC-US National Conference (Sept. 15-17)


 

 

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