Chamber News

Survey finds low satisfaction with Oklahoma City School District, higher measures among parents, teachers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 20, 2014 – During the Chamber’s annual State of the Schools luncheon today, the results of a community wide survey of Oklahoma City Public School patrons were released. Earlier this year, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and nine community partners invited Oklahoma City School District parents and employees, business owners

Volunteers raise more than $3 million during Chamber campaign

Monday, August 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 12, 2014) – The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber wrapped up its 21st Total Resource Development Campaign (TRDC) on Aug. 12 by raising $3,020,813. The 12-week campaign surpassed its goal by more than $120,000. TRDC co-chairs John Higginbotham, Bank of Oklahoma, and Michael Laird, Crowe & Dunlevy, led more than 150 active

Science matters at The Better LIfe OKC blog

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This week, The Better Life OKC blog, written and hosted by the Chamber, gives you a rundown on fun science-related things you can do in Oklahoma City and why you should do them. Click over there now to learn more about the Science Museum Oklahoma, upcoming stargazing opportunities at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, an annual meteor shower happening in the

Hear about education reform, challenges during Aug. 20 event

Friday, August 1, 2014

Learn about efforts and ideas for reform to improve education in Oklahoma during the annual State of the Schools event hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. This year's program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. The State of the Schools addresses the Chamber's education

More than 400 complete InternOKC program

Monday, July 7, 2014

More than 430 interns from 70 Oklahoma companies will complete Intern OKC, a five-week program that aims to keep the brightest students in Oklahoma following graduation, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63.

Leaders from Across the State Share Oklahoma’s Bioscience Story with the World

Thursday, June 26, 2014

More than 70 scientists, business leaders, educators and economic development officers from across the state of Oklahoma will take the best of Oklahoma bioscience to San Diego in order to garner interest in Oklahoma’s bioscience industry at the 2014 BIO International Convention, June 23-26. This delegation will spend four days promoting the accomplishments of the Oklahoma bioscience sector and meeting with potential business partners.

Chamber Applauds Gov. Fallin for Veto to HB 2625

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber applauds Gov. Mary Fallin for vetoing House Bill 2625, legislation which would cripple the Oklahoma Reading Sufficiency Act by modifying third-grade retention requirements.

Oklahoma City Civic Leaders Announce OKCFEST 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The refrain “GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66” will take on new life at the first annual OKCFEST 2014 — a new summer music festival that is the brainchild of Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and prominent business and civic leader Fred Hall. Supported by a growing alliance of business, community and entertainment industry leaders, the OKCFEST 2014 mid-summer musical party and festival will attract an estimated 30,000 fans, and underscores the ever-growing vibrancy and vitality of Oklahoma City — both present and future.