Chamber News

New Oklahoma City Von Maur Store Announced on Heels of Retail Growth Trend

Monday, March 4, 2013

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Von Maur Department Store announced it signed a contract to open its first Oklahoma City location in a 150,000-square-foot store at Quail Springs Mall in north Oklahoma City in Fall 2014. The announcement of this store, which will eventually employ 150 to 175 Oklahomans, supports the ongoing growth in the Memorial Corridor and Quail Springs Mall area.

Fallin voices support for reform of state's workers' comp system

Friday, February 22, 2013

Overhauling Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation court and replacing it with an administrative system has the support of the governor.

Gov. Fallin Calls for Workers’ Comp System Overhaul, Administrative System

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Governor Mary Fallin today called for complete overhaul of Oklahoma's workers compensation system and a move away from our adversarial system towards an administrative system. The comments came during the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Chairman’s Event at Oklahoma Christian University.

Amber Egnor Martin Wins "40 Under 40" Award in Economic Development

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Amber Egnor Martin, senior business development manager at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s “40 Under 40” awards, the first-ever awards program recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.

Mayor's review of city lists positives

Friday, January 25, 2013

A list of positive economic and quality-of-life rankings from various national publications was recited Thursday by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to a record crowd at the annual State of the City address.

About 1,500 attendees, including visiting delegations from Lafayette, La., and Midland, Texas, gathered for the address, which was hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and doubles as a fundraiser for the organization.

Setting an agenda

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will push for major changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system, completion of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City and responsible changes to the state’s income tax.

Workers' Comp Reform and Protecting Economic Development Programs Top the List of Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's 2013 Legislative Priorities

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Overhauling Oklahoma’s oppressive workers’ compensation system and protecting the state’s key economic development programs will be top priorities for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber during the 2013 legislative session, which begins on Monday, Feb. 4. The Chamber’s legislative priorities address a variety of issues that impact the Chamber’s 5,000 local business members.

OKC has best rate in nation for jobs

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

For the eighth consecutive month, Oklahoma City in November recorded the lowest jobless rate among the nation’s 49 largest cities.