Chamber News

Leadership Notes: Staying smart, vigilant is important

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

As we come nearer to the end of what’s undoubtedly been a challenging year for all, we’ve begun seeing signs of what’s become known as “pandemic fatigue,” where people may be letting their guard down on certain safety measures and curtailment of potentially unsafe activities and situations due to simply being “over

New 'AudaCity' podcast: OK Contemporary interview

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

We hit the road to give a shout out to Factory Obscura before heading to Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and an interview with Executive Director Eddie Walker, delving into all things OK Contemp and their fantastic new facility. We also talk Oktoberfest options in OKC, a quick retail update, outdoor shopping options and more. YouTube | Apple Podcasts |

Collaboration and partnership in response to challenges is critical

Thursday, October 8, 2020

In some ways, it’s one of those truisms that we almost take for granted in Oklahoma City: “Working together, we can get great things accomplished.” But, as many other communities can currently attest, effectively collaborating to solve big problems is not something that should be presumed as automatic. It doesn’t always happen,

Chamber, City, OCCHD launch 'Mask Up OKC' campaign

Monday, August 24, 2020

MASK UP OKC CAMPAIGN URGES COMMUNITY TO FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES TO KEEP CITY OPEN MASK UP OKC - it’s for you, it’s for me, it’s for OKC The City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD), and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber launched a campaign today urging the community to follow public health guidelines

Open signs are glowing at OKC restaurants

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Whether you’ve been craving queso from Barrio’s or oysters from Pearl’s, many Chamber member restaurants have their dining rooms open. Of course, you are required to wear a mask when you go into the restaurant, though you can remove it once you’re seated. If being in public still makes you uncomfortable, several restaurants are

'AudaCity' podcast: Mask Up OKC, supporting local biz, good news, the '90s, more

Friday, August 7, 2020

We’re back in person (albeit outside and safely distanced from one another)! We talk being back in the office, how much is too much when it comes to mask coordination, our Mask Up OKC campaign, supporting local businesses and some good experiences we’ve had at local shops lately, our educational environment and what districts are doing (and how

Chamber launches "Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC" campaign

Monday, June 1, 2020

Original story: The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is encouraging residents to take pride in their community and rally together to save small businesses. As June begins, the Chamber is kicking off its Stand Tall and Shop Small for OKC campaign. With the help of the OKC’s district leaders, the Chamber wants residents to give a

A plea on behalf of local retail

Monday, May 18, 2020

One of the truly ruinous aspects of this virus has been the response's effect on local retailers. These are people who have "followed the rules" of good independent retailers to create experiences you can't replicate or get online. That is why they have survived in a difficult retail environment to begin with. They have added to the dynamism of what