Chamber News

A plea on behalf of local retail

Monday, May 18, 2020

One of the truly ruinous aspects of this virus has been the response's effect on local retailers. These are people who have "followed the rules" of good independent retailers to create experiences you can't replicate or get online. That is why they have survived in a difficult retail environment to begin with. They have added to the dynamism of what

Fourth Chamber survey reveals businesses’ concerns as shelter-in-place expires

Thursday, April 30, 2020

As the shelter-in-place order is lifted and the City enters the first phase of re-entry 67% of business proprietors said employee fear is the biggest barrier they’ll have to overcome as they move back to normal operation. The second most-pressing concern is a lack of coronavirus testing and screening, followed by a lack of hand sanitizer and a concern for legal liability.

Chamber's third COVID-19 survey identifies business needs

Monday, April 27, 2020

“Our (third) business surveys confirmed how creative and innovative our business owners are in this market,” said Roy Williams, CEO and president of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “In essence over two thirds of our companies have altered and adopted new ways to conduct their business and are still operating.  This all shows the resilience and creativity of our business community.”

Results from Chamber's Second COVID-19 Point-in-Time Survey Released

Friday, April 3, 2020

As of this survey, a higher percentage of businesses, nearly 62% or 213 of the respondents, are working remotely or with altered operations. The number of businesses operating with no changes in their operations dropped from 34% in the last survey to only 21% of businesses now. Less than 9%, or 30 of the businesses surveyed, had stopped all operations. Another 8% were limiting hours.

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber releases results of business impact study

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber released results from its first point-in-time survey of business impact from the COVID 19 pandemic. 

The Foundation for OKC Public Schools continues work to better OKC student outcomes

Monday, March 16, 2020

In addition to the work being done at the Oklahoma City Public School District to provide opportunities for education to our city’s youngest residents, many community partners work every day to improve the lives of our district’s children. One of these organizations is the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, a collaborative organization

Resources for businesses responding to COVID-19 threat

Monday, March 16, 2020

As the OKC community responds to the spread of COVID-19, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's top priority is the safety of its staff, investors, members and visitors and the long-term strength of the regional economy. To help businesses implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations, the Chamber has compiled a list

Soaring to ever higher heights in OKC

Friday, February 7, 2020

Since the early days of flight, aviation has been embedded in Oklahoma City’s DNA. Now you can learn all about Oklahoma City’s aviation story: from its pioneers to the biggest names in the business who have turned aviation into one of the region’s most dynamic economic drivers. “Soaring to Ever Higher Heights” walks readers