Oklahoma City

Homeland celebrates the opening of a new location in northeast OKC

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Chamber Member Homeland (HAC Inc), a locally headquartered, employee-owned company, celebrated the opening of their new, full-service grocery store at NE 36 and Lincoln in Oklahoma City Wednesday. It’s both an exciting day for the residents of the area and a big day for Homeland. This location is unique, as most of their stores open in existing

OMRF marks 75 years of discovery

Friday, August 27, 2021

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and state officials held a ceremony to commemorate the acceptance of the land deed for OMRF on Oct. 3, 1947. In 1946, a polio vaccine was still years away. DNA was just a group of letters. And no one had any idea cigarettes caused cancer. But in Oklahoma, a group of citizens recognized that it wasn’t enough for

Q&A with Painted Door’s Avis Scaramucci

Friday, August 27, 2021

Editor's note: Next month, Chamber member The Painted Door will celebrate its 30th birthday. We sat down with owner Avis Scaramucci to hear about the roots of the business, keys to long-term success, her involvement with various organizations all over OKC, and a little about what’s coming as Old Spaghetti Factory prepares to open their doors in the

Balon Corporation’s altruistic approach

Thursday, August 26, 2021

While many companies struggled to maintain full employment levels during the initial height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chamber Member Balon Corporation decided to take a solution-driven and community-centered approach to the situation. They not only took care of their employees and customers during this difficult period, but their altruism expanded

Q&A with the president of DeatschWerks, David Deatsch

Friday, August 20, 2021

We sat down with David Deatsch, the president of Greater OKC Chamber member DeatschWerks to hear more about his business and experience as an entrepreneur in Oklahoma City. An Oklahoma native, David has turned his passion for cars into a career, creating jobs and opportunity for the community. David, President, and his brother Mike Deatsch, Vice

Energy FC update: Player moves, promotions precede push toward playoffs

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Currently sitting at sixth place in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division, Greater OKC Chamber member OKC Energy FC’s improved results, recent player moves and a return to Taft Stadium will hopefully set the team up for a successful push back into the top four of their USL Championship group when the regular season concludes in October. The

gener8tor announces new director for Oklahoma City startup accelerator

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Arts and business advocate Selena Skorman will run a brand-new accelerator program designed to improve access to capital for Oklahoma City startups. Skorman will lead gBETA Oklahoma City, a free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots, this fall. Run by nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor, gBETA Oklahoma City will help startups

Paseo Arts Festival is back and seeking volunteers

Friday, August 13, 2021

With the 44th Annual Paseo Arts Festival just weeks away, the anticipation is starting to build as it has been a long time in the making. Originally planned for May of 2020 this Memorial Day weekend creative rite of passage for many Oklahoma Citians will finally come to fruition instead on this Labor Day weekend. Moved temporarily due to COVID-19, the