News & Updates

Multi-piece art installation zooming into Automobile Alley

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership and the Automobile Alley Association curated art pieces for the district’s alley doors. The images will be installed by July. Read the story on

Ignite Medical Resorts Acquires PARCway Post Acute Recovery Center

Monday, June 15, 2020

Ignite Medical Resorts brings its unique model of uncompromising luxury and rapid rehabilitation to Oklahoma City with its acquisition of PARCway Post Acute Recovery Center, which closed on May 29. The facility is now known as Ignite Medical Resorts OKC.

Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2020 Wall of Fame Class

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools is seeking nominations for its 36th Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards class, but this year’s celebration won’t look the same as in the past.

Bank of America Announces $1 Billion/4-Year Commitment to Support Economic Opportunity Initiatives

Friday, June 5, 2020

This week, Bank of America announced that it is committing $1 billion to help drive economic opportunity, health care initiatives and racial equality, particularly focused on creating opportunity for people and communities of color.

In Oklahoma City, Bank of America already deployed $325,000 to 12 local organizations as the community faced unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus.

“The global health and economic crisis has disproportionately impacted people of color,” said Sandra Quince, Diversity and Inclusion executive with Bank of America. “We will continue to identify ways to meet the needs of our neighbors and help create lasting change. More must be done.”

The bank is now doubling down on its efforts in education, workforce development, affordable housing, access to healthcare and economic development, as it reaffirms its commitment to diversity & inclusion and stresses it does not tolerate racism in any form. Portions of these funds will support continued partnerships with organizations dedicated to minority communities in Oklahoma City, like the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City and Better Conversations.

“Bank of America recognizes that the private sector can play a pivotal role in helping our communities, and we are committed to doing more to improving economic opportunity and racial equality within the Oklahoma City market. We will continue to focus on the ultimate goal of creating lasting change,” said Tony Shinn, Oklahoma City Market President for Bank of America.


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

Most Promising New Business Announced

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

"Most Promising New Business" award winner was announced by the Oklahoma Venture Forum on May 13, 2020 during a virtual awards ceremony with more than 80 online participants. The winner's acceptance speech thanked his Oklahoma Scaling Up Business Coach, Stacy Eads - a Greater OKC Chamber Member, and 11-year volunteer with our agency.

Stacy Eads has a long history of volunteering with the OKC Chamber for over 11 years. She's a past Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Ambassador Chairwoman, Rise and Shine Co-Chair, MegaLunch emcee, New Member Orientation Speaker, Enlighten Lunch & Learn Speaker, as well as a former TRDC fundraising volunteer.

This article shares the story of how Stacy Eads is making an impact on the "Most Promising New Business" of 2020 through her Business Coaching methods with Scaling Up.

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

Melinda Elms & Greg Frederick Named Outstanding OKCPS Principals

Friday, May 15, 2020

Two local principals have been recognized as exemplary educators in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). Hawthorne Elementary Principal Melinda Elms and U.S. Grant High School Principal Greg Frederick are the 2020 recipients of the Sam and Charolet Shirley Outstanding Principal award, which is distributed annually by the Foundation for OKCPS.