Oklahoma City

State of the Economy keynote features discussion on workforce availability, supply chain issues

Monday, January 3, 2022

At the Chamber's recent State of the Economy event, keynote speaker Dr. Bill Conerly brought his ability to connect the dots between the economy and business decision to the unique circumstances facing Oklahoma City businesses today. Read on for an excerpt of his thoughts on workforce availability, supply chain issues, and more. What one economic

Top 12 VeloCity stories of 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Photo: Steve Johnson 2021 was quite the year in a variety of ways. First, we finally found out a little bit about what the government knows about UFOs – er, I’m sorry, “UAP” (turns out, not much). Second, it was the first year in a decade that ended in a “1.” Third, in addition to the new OKC Convention Center opening,

Forward Oklahoma City program still making difference for OKC 25 years later

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A program established in Oklahoma City more than 25 years ago to grow Oklahoma City’s economy, improve its business climate and create a more-desirable quality of life is still accomplishing its intended purpose of repositioning OKC as one of the top economic development site locations in the nation. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber created Forward

Pepetools: born in OKC and sold around the world

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

At the age of 18, Tony Aizenman immigrated to the U.S. with his family from the former Soviet Union country of Ukraine. Aizenman quickly found himself selling wholesale gold door to door. The life of salesman lead to Aizenman building strong contacts and relationships with jewelry stores and starting his life’s work in the industry. In 1984, Aizenman

Visit OKC launches free digital passport for exploring top attractions

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit OKC) announces a new digital passport aimed at guiding visitors to top attractions throughout the metro area while earning prizes and taking advantage of discounts along the way. “From museums to street art to urban parks, this free mobile passport will guide you to the best attractions in

Here’s why everyone is heading to Bricktown

Friday, December 10, 2021

Bricktown has always been a special part of Oklahoma City. With its cobbled streets, charming businesses, and walkability, it’s a place to create treasured moments and memories. Now, more than ever, Bricktown is a place you’ll want to bring your family and friends. Though some may reserve visits to the area for out-of-town guests, it’s

OKC celebrates Route 66 by installing 200 historic signs

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Oklahoma City crews recently installed 200 Route 66 signs so residents and visitors can retrace America’s Mother Road and its many alignments through Oklahoma City. “Route 66 is a cultural treasure that has brought economic prosperity and visibility to Oklahoma City for almost a century,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “Our

Consumer Cellular announces more than 300 jobs coming to OKC

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Top-rated wireless carrier Consumer Cellular today announced it will bring more than 300 full-time and part-time jobs to Oklahoma City in the coming months. The average fulltime employee will make around $54,000 per year, and is provided full insurance benefits. Additional benefits include flexible schedules and working from home options. Employees are