News & Updates

State of the City: Mayor Mick Cornett feels optimism despite low commodity prices

Thursday, January 14, 2016

By Brian Brus The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents deserve to feel optimism after a year of accolades and accomplishments, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said at his annual State of the City address. “I know there is a sense of caution in the air,” he told the room of about 1,600 without directly identifying the concerns of low

Innovative dining in OKC

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The food scene in Oklahoma City has transformed as much as the city has in recent years, giving diners a wide range of cuisine choices and innovative chefs throughout the metro. The recent VeloCity explores many of them and features videos that you don’t want to miss, including on “OKC’s Evolving Restaurant Scene” featuring Jonathan

Travelers can sign up for airport pre-screening list beginning this week in OKC

Monday, January 11, 2016

From the January issue of the Chamber's newsletter, The POINT: Will Rogers World Airport is pleased to announce that passengers and airport visitors will have the opportunity to enroll in the TSA Preü® program Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 22 (closed Saturday and Sunday). TSA Preü® is an expedited security screening program

Setting the streetcar scene in OKC

Friday, January 8, 2016

The discussion about Oklahoma City's streetcar project continues as the city continues the implementation of the latest phase of its Metropolitan Area Projects (or MAPS 3 for short). Here's a recent update about the project from The Better Life OKC blog, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's go-to place for those who are new to the area: Ding ding ding, the

Avoid long airport lines and other stories in the new issue of The POINT

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Recently The Chamber teamed up with VERA Institute of Justice to analyze and recommend possible actions that would increase efficiencies and improve safety within the Oklahoma County’s criminal justice system. Learn more about the formation of the Oklahoma County’s criminal justice task force and why this work is important to Oklahoma City in

State of the City a week away -- Register now for Jan. 13

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Join OKC's mayor and more than 1,600 business leaders for the State of the City from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will deliver a dynamic speech about where our city is today and where it will be in the coming year. The Chamber's strategic objectives for 2016 will

New OKC video: MAPS 3 West River Trail connects metro bike trails

Monday, January 4, 2016

The MAPS 3 West River Trail opened in the summer of 2015 and connects the Lake Overholser Trails (and here) to the Oklahoma River Trail. It winds through wooded areas and along Crystal Lake, providing a natural backdrop as you make your way through western OKC. The West River Trail is part of OKC’s Trails Master Plan, the blueprint for a more

Oklahoma City named as top travel destination in 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

USA Today added Oklahoma City to its list of must-visit destinations in 2016.