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Top country acts to be part of new downtown music festival
Register your company’s interns for InternOKC
Hear about OKC’s convention center at Friday Forum on June 6
Mayor’s Development Roundtable Set for May 7
Oklahoma City celebrating 125th anniversary
More top rankings for Oklahoma City
Sixteenth annual Small-Business Day to be April 30
In the headlines

 

Top country acts to be part of new downtown music festival June 26-29


A new summer music festival known as OKCFEST 2014 will kick off June 26, run through June 29 and showcase vibrant downtown Oklahoma City.

Headliners include Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Merle Haggard, Randy Rogers, Kix Brooks, Josh Abbott, Casey Donahew and Scotty McCreery and acts featuring a mix of country-flavored genres.

The brainchild of Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and prominent business and civic leader Fred Hall, OKC Fest promises fun for the whole family. Information.

 

Register your company’s interns for InternOKC

InternOKC is just one way the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber helps area businesses recruit and retain the best and brightest college students to build a talented workforce.

The award-winning professional development program highlights the benefits of living and working in the Oklahoma City region through a five-week series of luncheons. Dates are June 11, 18 and 25 and July 2 and 9.

Register your interns. Cost is $75 each. For information, contact Elisa Milbourn at emilbourn@okcchamber.com or 297-8951.

 

Hear about OKC’s convention center at Friday Forum on June 6


Oklahoma City’s new convention center, approved in MAPS 3, is a critical component to attracting more regional and national visitors. The more than $2 billion that tourism contributes per year to Oklahoma City’s economy is significant and continues to grow.

Hear more about it at the Friday Forum lunch on June 6 when national experts from the convention industry as well as local organizations will discuss the importance of the new convention center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Beacon Club, 210 Park Ave. Register.

 

“Creating a Livable City” focus of Mayor’s Development Roundtable on May 7

Larry Beasley, retired chief planner for the City of Vancouver, will kick off the 13th annual Mayor’s Development Roundtable on May 7 with a keynote address on “Creating a Livable City.” He’ll share how to transform an urban core and create a more sustainable city.

Last year about 450 people attended The Mayor’s Development Roundtable, where people come together to talk about Oklahoma City’s growth and development, will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens.

Register or get more information.

 

Oklahoma City celebrating 125th anniversary


On April 22, 1889, at noon, Oklahoma City grew overnight to a city of 10,000 residents in a single day. This year, the 125th anniversary of the Land Run of 1889, the city will celebrate its founding and unique history with various events at City Hall, 200 N Walker.

Read more about that history in the April POINT. Celebrate with Oklahoma City.

 

More top rankings for Oklahoma City

The Business Journals named OKC as No. 7 on its list of “Best Metros for Small Business

Oklahoma City is No. 4 on Area Development Magazine’s “Leading Locations List

CNN Money has ranked Oklahoma City No. 7 on its 10 fastest-growing cities list

 

Sixteenth annual Small-Business Day to be April 30

Join Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and others on April 30 for the 16th annual Small-Business Day.

Celebrate small businesses in Oklahoma, hear from state agencies, chambers of commerce and elected officials about issues affecting small businesses and enjoy networking from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second-floor rotunda of the state Capitol at 2300 N Lincoln Blvd.

Register and information.

 

In the headlines:

In “6 Life Lessons Learned From Working at a Startup,” Wired Magazine showcases the experience of working at the Oklahoma City company Tailwind.

Tulsa-OKC Rail Line Studied

Gov. Mary Fallin extends Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate

Memorial unveils upgrades, several multimedia displays

Bricktown building redesign earns praise

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