Chamber News

Chamber, City, OCCHD launch 'Mask Up OKC' campaign

Monday, August 24, 2020

MASK UP OKC CAMPAIGN URGES COMMUNITY TO FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES TO KEEP CITY OPEN MASK UP OKC - it’s for you, it’s for me, it’s for OKC The City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD), and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber launched a campaign today urging the community to follow public health guidelines

Open signs are glowing at OKC restaurants

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Whether you’ve been craving queso from Barrio’s or oysters from Pearl’s, many Chamber member restaurants have their dining rooms open. Of course, you are required to wear a mask when you go into the restaurant, though you can remove it once you’re seated. If being in public still makes you uncomfortable, several restaurants are

'AudaCity' podcast: Mask Up OKC, supporting local biz, good news, the '90s, more

Friday, August 7, 2020

We’re back in person (albeit outside and safely distanced from one another)! We talk being back in the office, how much is too much when it comes to mask coordination, our Mask Up OKC campaign, supporting local businesses and some good experiences we’ve had at local shops lately, our educational environment and what districts are doing (and how

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

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

Fourth Chamber survey reveals businesses’ concerns as shelter-in-place expires

Thursday, April 30, 2020

As the shelter-in-place order is lifted and the City enters the first phase of re-entry 67% of business proprietors said employee fear is the biggest barrier they’ll have to overcome as they move back to normal operation. The second most-pressing concern is a lack of coronavirus testing and screening, followed by a lack of hand sanitizer and a concern for legal liability.

Chamber's third COVID-19 survey identifies business needs

Monday, April 27, 2020

“Our (third) business surveys confirmed how creative and innovative our business owners are in this market,” said Roy Williams, CEO and president of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “In essence over two thirds of our companies have altered and adopted new ways to conduct their business and are still operating.  This all shows the resilience and creativity of our business community.”

Results from Chamber's Second COVID-19 Point-in-Time Survey Released

Friday, April 3, 2020

As of this survey, a higher percentage of businesses, nearly 62% or 213 of the respondents, are working remotely or with altered operations. The number of businesses operating with no changes in their operations dropped from 34% in the last survey to only 21% of businesses now. Less than 9%, or 30 of the businesses surveyed, had stopped all operations. Another 8% were limiting hours.