News & Updates

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

Matherly Installs Largest Energy Efficiency Project at Tinker Air Force Base

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sheet Metal Contractor’s Association of Oklahoma’s member, Matherly Mechanical, Installs the U.S. Air Force’s Largest Energy Saving Project at TAF

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

Criminal Justice Reform: what's next?

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Although the United States continues to lead the world in the number of citizens under the authority of the criminal justice system, 2018 witnessed champions of criminal justice reform across the county achieve victories in their relentless quest to successfully chip away at the injustice in America’s criminal justice system. In Oklahoma, a report

Take a quick peek inside the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Friday, January 18, 2019

Recently, members of the OKC News Bureau were treated to a tour of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum complex, which will be resuming construction in April and aiming for a grand opening in the spring of 2021. Shoshana Wasserman, associate director of the American Indian Cultural Center Foundation, briefed participants on the history of the

BKD Announces New Managing Partner

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Carley Williams has been appointed to managing partner (MP) of BKD CPAs & Advisors' Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Enid offices, effective January 2, 2019. Williams succeeds Todd Lisle, who recently transitioned to the MP role for BKD’s Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco offices.