Chamber News

Taking OKC retail global

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For more than a decade, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has organized a delegation from Oklahoma City to exhibit at the annual ICSC RECon conference in Las Vegas. With nearly two million square feet of exhibit space and 37,000 attendees, RECon is the largest retail conference in North America. This year’s conference was held from May 19-22, and was

New Software Engineer Tax Credit passes

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Legislation to address an extensive statewide shortage of qualified software and cybersecurity engineers has been sent to the Governor. HB 2759 would provide a tax credit up to $2,200 annually for qualifying employees who receive a degree from an accredited institution, or $1,800 annually for qualifying employees who are awarded a certificate from a

Interview with Ward 5's David Greenwell: 'We can accomplish so much more when we work together'

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ward 5’s David Greenwell was first elected to the City Council in 2011, twice winning reelection. He is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years of experience and a partner with RSM US, LLP. He recently took the time to sit down with VeloCity staff to talk a bit about his background, his experience on the Council, commuting via bike and

Criminal justice advisory council reports on reform progress

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC), an interlocal organization formed to provide oversight and accountability for the local justice system, released its third quarterly report of the fiscal year chronicling the progress being made on justice reform efforts. Since November 2017, the Oklahoma County CJAC has focused on implementing

Chamber's D.C. visit results in valuable input and conversations

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

More than 60 members of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber traveled to Washington, D.C. on May 1st and 2nd to meet with members of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation, leaders from the Pentagon, and the administration. Each member of Oklahoma’s delegation briefed the group on current issues on the hill. Topics ranged from the budget to defense

Chamber-led delegation sells OKC at retail trade show

Monday, May 6, 2019

Oklahoma City’s retail market continues to experience success, both in recruiting national retail chains to locate in Oklahoma City and in organically producing a distinctive local retail culture. With the goal to further that success—and boost the city’s retail sales tax collections—a delegation from the Chamber and the City of

Employers: Register your interns for InternOKC

Friday, May 3, 2019

Enroll your company's interns in the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's InternOKC program and contribute to their professional development. This three-week program gives your intern(s) a chance to meet and network with other interns from companies around Oklahoma City. They will learn valuable tools to take with them as they transition from college student to

Apply for the 2019 Metro 50 Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Be recognized for your company’s growth and celebrate the impact that existing businesses have in the Oklahoma City region by applying for the 2019 Metro 50 Awards. The Metro 50 committee is now accepting applications for the awards, which honor the 50 fastest-growing, privately held companies each year at the event on Monday, Sept. 23. Qualified