News & Updates

Legislative update: Chamber priorities see success as legislative session concludes

Friday, May 28, 2021

The 2021 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die on May 27. When the session began on Feb. 1, the state was facing grim uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to threaten lives and the economy. As recently as December 2020, the projected state budget numbers were ominous. However, substantial monthly increases in economic activity combined with a

Paycom Employees Give $30,000 to Water4

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Paycom Software, Inc., (NYSE:PAYC), a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, presented a $30,000 check to Water4, an Oklahoma City-based international nonprofit dedicated to eradicating the world's water crisis through local, missional businesses. With this donation, Water4 will be able to provide sustainable water to more than 1,100 people and create over 500 jobs.

Apprenticeship programs an effective ‘old and new’ option

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Greater OKC Chamber member Dell Technologies in Oklahoma City focuses on bringing the best talent possible to provide technology support and solutions for clients around the globe. One source of that talent? The Dell Scholar Apprentice Program. If you haven’t thought of apprenticeships as a workforce development tool, you’re not alone. Although

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Names Chief Sales Officer

Monday, May 24, 2021

Delta Dental of Oklahoma, the state’s leading dental benefits provider, today announced Lan Miller has been named chief sales officer. Miller has served Delta Dental of Oklahoma for nearly 20 years and assumes the title of chief sales officer after serving as the vice president of sales for seven years.

'The Nova' redevelopment coming to Automobile Alley

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Developers for The Nova, a mixed-use project in Automobile Alley, have submitted plans to the Downtown Design Review Committee to redevelop three total buildings with frontages on NW 6th and NW 7th Streets directly adjacent to the BNSF railroad tracks. The 66,000-square-foot plan will restore the historic Chevrolet Motor Company Building and adjacent

OGE Energy Corp. Foundation announces 2021 OG&E Positive Energy Scholars, awards total of $180,000 in scholarships

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

This week, OG&E recognized three high school seniors as its 2021 OG&E Positive Energy Scholars. Each Positive Energy Scholar will receive $15,000 per year, which is renewable annually for up to four years, or a total of $60,000 to cover tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board.

OKC’s warehouse and distribution sector thriving, e-commerce playing pivotal role

Monday, May 17, 2021

If you have driven along Interstate-44 just south of Will Rogers World Airport recently, you cannot help but notice Amazon’s new fulfillment center expansion going up just north of their current facility that opened in 2019. When it opens later this year, the new facility should nearly double Amazon’s warehouse space here to 1.6 million square

Three-part online docuseries on OKC neighborhoods begins Monday

Friday, May 14, 2021

"From Statehood to the Suburbs," a new three-part online docuseries featuring Dr. Bob Blackburn that tells the fascinating story of the boom, bust and resurgence of Oklahoma City and her neighborhoods, will stream at 7 p.m. on three consecutive nights beginning Monday, May 17th through Wednesday, May 19th. Told by OKC’s own local historian, Dr. Bob