Chamber News

Apply for the 2019 Metro 50 Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Be recognized for your company’s growth and celebrate the impact that existing businesses have in the Oklahoma City region by applying for the 2019 Metro 50 Awards. The Metro 50 committee is now accepting applications for the awards, which honor the 50 fastest-growing, privately held companies each year at the event on Monday, Sept. 23. Qualified

Tools to help your small business succeed

Friday, March 29, 2019

Today is officially Mom and Pop Business Owners Day in the United States. According to recent statistics, more than 3.6 of the 5.9 million businesses in America have less than five employees. Those numbers show that small business is the backbone of this country’s economy. In honor of Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, here are some free online tools

Cleared to land, Tinker AFB prepares for KC-46 sustainment

Monday, March 25, 2019

With deliveries of the KC-46 Pegasus to the U.S. Air Force from manufacturer Boeing underway again, the first of 14 maintenance hangars for the aircraft are nearing completion at Oklahoma City’s Tinker Air Force Base. While the in-flight refueling aircraft will be stationed in Kansas, flight crews will be trained in Oklahoma at Altus Air Force Base

Safer Streets, Better OKC projects update

Monday, March 18, 2019

On Sept. 12, 2017, Oklahoma City voters approved 13 bond propositions and two sales tax initiatives known as the Better Streets, Safer City projects. The 10-year, $967 million bond package invests in streets, police and fire facilities, parks and other basic needs. It succeeds the 2007 bond program, which is almost complete. The largest piece of the bond

Construction on Convention Center, Omni Hotel and Scissortail Park is on schedule

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

With construction of three major projects underway, the downtown skyline is dotted with cranes, concrete piers, steel beams and new structures. Steel beams are going up for the new MAPS 3 convention center, work is on schedule, and the facility is expected to open in 2020. After months doing the underground work (building the pad, doing the plumbing and

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

Meet 2019 Chamber Chair Percy Kirk

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Chamber Chair Percy Kirk, Cox Communications, recently sat down with members of the Chamber's communications team to discuss the challenges and opportunities he sees on the horizon and what he hopes to bring to his role. The POINT!: How many years have you been involved with the Chamber, and how has that time shaped how you view the region? Percy Kirk: