News & Updates

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation Unveils Free MouthScience Education Program for Oklahoma Teachers

Monday, September 20, 2021

Delta Dental of Oklahoma, the state’s leading dental benefits provider, today announced a free resource available to Oklahoma third through sixth-grade teachers. MouthScience is a science program that demonstrates why good oral hygiene and healthy food and drink choices are important to overall health. Created by the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation, the MouthScience Kit helps students use basic science and math skills, aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards, to see and understand the correlation of sugar and acid to tooth decay.

August Chamber Forum Recap: First Americans Museum Preview

Friday, September 17, 2021

James Pepper Henry was named the executive director of the First Americans Museum in 2017. As a member of the Kaw Nation with extensive museum expertise and historical knowledge, he’s a great fit to lead the museum into a successful future. “The job that I have now is a dream job. I’ve been in the museum field for 37 years and worked at

Carvana plans to build Inspection and Reconditioning Center in Oklahoma City

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Carvana, the fastest-growing auto retailer in the U.S., announced plans to open an Inspection and Reconditioning Center (IRC) in Oklahoma City, helping the company address increased demand and bringing a projected 350+ new jobs to Oklahoma City. The 190,000-square-foot facility will also be part of the company’s nationwide logistics network. Today,

CVB looking for some ‘hometown heroes’ to help bring conventions to OKC

Thursday, September 16, 2021

If you are a local business leader who will be attending a regional or national convention or conference sometime soon, officials with Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau would love to speak with you. Mike Burns, who serves as the CVB’s vice president for sales and services, is looking for what he refers to as “hometown heroes”

OG&E crews return home after restoration efforts in Louisiana

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 14, 2021) – Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) crews assisting with restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida has returned home. A 270-member team of line workers, contractors, vegetation management personnel and support staff arrived back to their Oklahoma and Arkansas homes late Monday after making considerable

Will Rogers World Airport welcomes first visitors to new terminal expansion

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Will Rogers World Airport recently hosted a sneak peak of the completed terminal expansion projects in the east concourse. The expansion, designed by Chamber member FSB Architects + Engineers, an Oklahoma City-based, nationally recognized AE firm, adds 133,022 square feet to the existing 410,000 square-foot airport terminal. Fellow Chamber member

Neighborhood Services Organization celebrates 100 years with a time capsule

Friday, September 10, 2021

In celebration of 100 years of operation, Neighborhood Services Organization decided to honor their long-standing history and contributions to our community with a time capsule project. They welcome anyone interested in participating in this unique opportunity to purchase a caplet, fill it with memorabilia, and leave a legacy for individuals to uncover in

OKC metro boasts 2nd lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.

Friday, September 10, 2021

According to the latest unemployment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Oklahoma City MSA had an unemployment rate of just 2.9% for July. This represents the 2nd lowest unemployment rate in the country for metros with more than 1 million in population. Salt Lake City edged out Oklahoma City for the top spot with a rate of 2.8%. This also