Oklahoma City

Chamber releases fair-chance hiring toolkit

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) recently released a toolkit for businesses outline the process of becoming second-chance employers. The Chamber released the handbook at its June Chamber Forum, where a panel discussion highlighted the practice of fair-chance hiring. Read the original article

Gener8tor’s gBeta program will foster growth for Oklahoma City’s startups

Monday, June 21, 2021

Starting with its first cohort this fall, the gener8tor startup accelerator program, gBeta, will bring more opportunities to innovative early-stage companies in Oklahoma City. An intentional collaboration between the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Inasmuch Foundation, American Fidelity, Square Deal Capital, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma,

Wheeler Crits are back! Enjoy this cycling event beginning on June 29

Friday, June 18, 2021

After an uneventful past year for most sports, Oklahoma City cyclists and community members are encouraged by the return of Wheeler Crit races this summer. The first race will happen on Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m., and races will continue on bi-weekly basis throughout the months of July and August. With cooler temperatures in September, races may happen

Oklahoma Ranks No. 3 for Economic Outlook

Friday, June 18, 2021

Oklahoma ranked 3rd in the United States for its economic outlook and legislative policies in the 2021 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index. The state moved up six places from last year’s report. This comprehensive report ranked states by 15 equally weighted policy variables, which are influenced by state lawmakers throughout the

The Farmers Market District of OKC may be nearly 100 but it is full of new life

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Farmers Public Market of Oklahoma City, built by John J. Harden, opened on June 16, 1928 and was originally created to help solve a conflict between farmers and the OKC business community. Before it was built, farmers traveled from around the state to bring produce and goods to sell on the streets of Oklahoma City, causing traffic problems and

Chamber returning to in-person events in August

Friday, June 11, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions ease and life gradually returns to a pre-pandemic environment, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will return to in-person events and meetings in August. “We know how important events are to our members,” said Chamber Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Cynthia Reid. “The networking and engagement

Bioscience ‘rock stars’ moving to OKC indicates city’s rise in sector

Thursday, June 10, 2021

If you ask most people outside the state what industry sector comes to mind when the name Oklahoma is mentioned, they might say something like oil and gas because of its long and rich history in the Sooner State. Afterall, what other state capitol buildings have had oil derricks sprinkled on their grounds just right outside their doors? Other people might

More than a paint store, HIS Paint making an impact on the OKC community

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Greater OKC Chamber member HIS Paint is a locally owned manufacturing company that produces paint for residential and architectural usage. They are also well known for their production of industrial coatings for everything from oil & gas to aerospace. The organization was started in April of 1972 by Oklahoma native Joe Cox. After overcoming a battle