Chamber News

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.   

Delaney urges dialogue with state lawmakers

Friday, December 14, 2012

OGE Energy Corp. President and CEO Pete Delaney urged local leaders to play an active role in asking state and federal lawmakers to protect business interests in the metro area as he took the reins as chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Thursday. 

Devon exec touts tower's safety record

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Journal Record The positive safety record for the construction of the Devon Energy tower was made possible by intense oversight and a proactive interest in key workers, Executive Chairman J. Larry Nichols said Thursday. In the case of the massive cranes that crawled up the building’s exterior, for example, Devon stepped in and told construction

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Announces Board for 2013

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is pleased to announce officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2013.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation Receives National Award for Arts Support

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Allied Arts congratulate Chesapeake Energy Corporation today on being named one of the ten best companies in the nation for private-sector support of the arts.