News & Updates

Junior Achievement Business Success Luncheon - "Making Our Kids 100% Ready"

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A panel of prominent OKC leaders will discuss the state of our workforce, how to deal with diversity in the workplace, and what is being done to prepare our youth for the ever-changing employment opportunities in our city.  The panel consists of Roy Williams, Greater OKC Chamber President & CEO; Dr. Sean McDaniel, OKC Public Schools Superintendent; Joe Paquette, Express Employment Professionals Field Consultant; and Taylor Shinn, Baker Hughes Senior Executive Ventures & Growth. Ms. Rhonda Hooper, President/CEO Jordan Advertising will serve as the moderator for the discussion.

Experience Saint Paul - Oklahoma Campus

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Experience the Oklahoma Campus of Saint Paul School of Theology on Tues, March 26.

OKCPS Superintendent talks Pathways to Greatness at Chamber Forum

Friday, February 22, 2019

With Oklahoma City Public Schools district facilities operating at 60 percent capacity and enrollment projected to decline over the next few years, it is clear that the status quo is not an acceptable way to approach the future of the district. Yesterday, OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel shared his recommendation of a Final Path forward for OKCPS to

New event offers networking, resources for small businesses

Thursday, February 21, 2019

To help you strengthen your business, the Chamber is launching a new event on the first Friday of the month starting in March. Enlighten, a lunch-and-learn event that is part of the Business University suite of programming, will provide small business networking and education resources exclusively to Chamber member businesses. Event topics will offer easily

Criminal Justice Reform: what's next?

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Although the United States continues to lead the world in the number of citizens under the authority of the criminal justice system, 2018 witnessed champions of criminal justice reform across the county achieve victories in their relentless quest to successfully chip away at the injustice in America’s criminal justice system. In Oklahoma, a report

Take a quick peek inside the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Friday, January 18, 2019

Recently, members of the OKC News Bureau were treated to a tour of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum complex, which will be resuming construction in April and aiming for a grand opening in the spring of 2021. Shoshana Wasserman, associate director of the American Indian Cultural Center Foundation, briefed participants on the history of the

BKD Announces New Managing Partner

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Carley Williams has been appointed to managing partner (MP) of BKD CPAs & Advisors' Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Enid offices, effective January 2, 2019. Williams succeeds Todd Lisle, who recently transitioned to the MP role for BKD’s Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco offices.

USAF Undersecretary: Important that OKC is a champion for aerospace

Monday, January 14, 2019

With more than 230 aerospace firms and a workforce of nearly 40,000 employees in the region, aerospace plays a key role in the Greater Oklahoma City economy. On Dec. 7, an audience of about 350 local officials and business leaders gathered at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center for the State of the Aerospace Defense Industry event.