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DRS Virtual Business Summit 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

DRS is excited to bring an event designed for our business partners across the State of Oklahoma! This experience will spark a connection to a deeper purpose in your business community. You will see interesting and practical presentations that will benefit your business’ bottom line and provide opportunities for collaboration. These educational sessions will expand your knowledge and awareness on disability topics and much more.

Let our presenters help you discover ways that will positively impact and create change-makers.

This summit is great for any professional who is interested in learning how to contribute to an inclusive workforce working with people with disabilities. Professionals can include, but not limited to: managers, small and large business owners, human resource representatives, training and education developers, CEO’s, administrative staff and more.

Humphreys Capital Announces $58 Million Raise for Fund I

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Humphreys Capital, a leading real estate investment company headquartered in Oklahoma City, today announced the firm raised $58 million in its annual offering of Humphreys Fund I, LLC (“Fund I”).

Oklahoman Top Workplaces

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Oklahoman Top Workplaces is open for Nominations for 2020.

Ignite Medical Resorts Acquires PARCway Post Acute Recovery Center

Monday, June 15, 2020

Ignite Medical Resorts brings its unique model of uncompromising luxury and rapid rehabilitation to Oklahoma City with its acquisition of PARCway Post Acute Recovery Center, which closed on May 29. The facility is now known as Ignite Medical Resorts OKC.

Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2020 Wall of Fame Class

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is seeking nominations for its 36th Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards class, but this year’s celebration won’t look the same as in the past.

Bank of America Announces $1 Billion/4-Year Commitment to Support Economic Opportunity Initiatives

Friday, June 5, 2020

This week, Bank of America announced that it is committing $1 billion to help drive economic opportunity, health care initiatives and racial equality, particularly focused on creating opportunity for people and communities of color.

In Oklahoma City, Bank of America already deployed $325,000 to 12 local organizations as the community faced unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus.

“The global health and economic crisis has disproportionately impacted people of color,” said Sandra Quince, Diversity and Inclusion executive with Bank of America. “We will continue to identify ways to meet the needs of our neighbors and help create lasting change. More must be done.”

The bank is now doubling down on its efforts in education, workforce development, affordable housing, access to healthcare and economic development, as it reaffirms its commitment to diversity & inclusion and stresses it does not tolerate racism in any form. Portions of these funds will support continued partnerships with organizations dedicated to minority communities in Oklahoma City, like the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City and Better Conversations.

“Bank of America recognizes that the private sector can play a pivotal role in helping our communities, and we are committed to doing more to improving economic opportunity and racial equality within the Oklahoma City market. We will continue to focus on the ultimate goal of creating lasting change,” said Tony Shinn, Oklahoma City Market President for Bank of America.

 

Most Promising New Business Announced

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

"Most Promising New Business" award winner was announced by the Oklahoma Venture Forum on May 13, 2020 during a virtual awards ceremony with more than 80 online participants. The winner's acceptance speech thanked his Oklahoma Scaling Up Business Coach, Stacy Eads - a Greater OKC Chamber Member, and 11-year volunteer with our agency.

Stacy Eads has a long history of volunteering with the OKC Chamber for over 11 years. She's a past Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Ambassador Chairwoman, Rise and Shine Co-Chair, MegaLunch emcee, New Member Orientation Speaker, Enlighten Lunch & Learn Speaker, as well as a former TRDC fundraising volunteer.

This article shares the story of how Stacy Eads is making an impact on the "Most Promising New Business" of 2020 through her Business Coaching methods with Scaling Up.

Melinda Elms & Greg Frederick Named Outstanding OKCPS Principals

Friday, May 15, 2020

Two local principals have been recognized as exemplary educators in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). Hawthorne Elementary Principal Melinda Elms and U.S. Grant High School Principal Greg Frederick are the 2020 recipients of the Sam and Charolet Shirley Outstanding Principal award, which is distributed annually by the Foundation for OKCPS.