News & Updates

OG&E awards $175,000 to Urban League in partnership to increase diversity in energy workforce

Thursday, May 13, 2021

As a part of OG&E's mission to give back to the communities it serves, the utility’s foundation, OGE Energy Corp. Foundation, Inc., awarded $175,000 to the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City to increase access for young adults to enter the energy industry. Those present at the check presentation include (left to right) Andrea Dennis, OG&E vice president of transmission & distribution operations; Nicole Rhodes, OG&E director of construction services; Dr. Valerie Thompson, Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City president and CEO; Donnie Jones, OG&E vice president of utility operations; Scott Briggs, OG&E vice president of human resources; Lonnetta Smith, Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City vice president of programs; and Rose Royal, OG&E director ethics, equity & inclusion.

More than a grocery store, the Market at Eastpoint is a symbol of collaboration

Friday, May 7, 2021

On Wednesday, April 21, The Market at Eastpoint opened its doors and welcomed the community to join in celebration of this major event. The Douglass High School band greeted guests with their beating drums and made it difficult for individuals to stand still. For good reason, it was a moment that called for dancing. The store’s opening increased food

OKC Convention Center's cleaning robots zap bacteria and viruses

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

"Clean and safe" was the theme at a recent event demonstrating how the pulsed xenon UV light deployed by the OKC Convention Center's new robots destroys pathogens, including those that cause COVID-19. Recognizing the importance of properly disinfected surfaces for conventiongoers and employees alike, the Oklahoma City Convention Center opted to purchase

Hear about the economic development strategies of tribal nations at the May Chamber Forum

Friday, April 30, 2021

Oklahoma is home to 39 federally recognized sovereign tribal nations, and they each play an important role in the growth and success of the state. At the May Chamber Forum, attendees will hear from tribal representatives about their tribal nations' economic development strategies and the impact they have on Oklahoma. Chamber Forum Wednesday, May 19 Small

Foundation for OKC Public Schools announces outstanding principals

Friday, April 30, 2021

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is excited to announce Shidler Elementary’s Armando Ayala and John Marshall Enterprise High School’s Jeanne Ambriz as the recipients of the Sam and Charolet Shirley Outstanding Principal Award for the 2020-2021 school year. The award winners both exemplify commitment and service to their schools

Marian University Launches Accelerated Nursing Progam in OKC

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Marian University launched their third Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program site in OKC in January of 2021, in addition to sites located in Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. This second-degree, 16-month program allows students to earn their BSN by leveraging their first bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field. The OKC program was recently featured on KOCO News 5.

https://www.koco.com/article/universitys-accelerated-online-program-aims-to-train-more-nurses-to-meet-oklahomas-shortage/36137966#

Commerce Bank Launches First-Ever Online Art Exhibition Supporting Oklahoma City Community, Local Artist

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Commerce Bank has launched What Matters Most, a community-based, commissioned art project and online exhibition, one year following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In its inaugural year, What Matters Most sought to inspire joy and creativity following a year marked with extraordinary changes,

Aerospace industry in OKC has added more than 6,600 jobs since 2015

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Oklahoma City region has seen incredible growth in its aerospace sector and maybe nothing highlights that more than its employment growth. According to a new report issued by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, employment in the sector has grown by 6,640 jobs, or 18%, since the last report in 2015. “Growing the aerospace industry has been one of