Chamber News

Criminal justice advisory council reports on reform progress

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC), an interlocal organization formed to provide oversight and accountability for the local justice system, released its third quarterly report of the fiscal year chronicling the progress being made on justice reform efforts. Since November 2017, the Oklahoma County CJAC has focused on implementing

Chamber's D.C. visit results in valuable input and conversations

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

More than 60 members of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber traveled to Washington, D.C. on May 1st and 2nd to meet with members of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation, leaders from the Pentagon, and the administration. Each member of Oklahoma’s delegation briefed the group on current issues on the hill. Topics ranged from the budget to defense

Chamber-led delegation sells OKC at retail trade show

Monday, May 6, 2019

Oklahoma City’s retail market continues to experience success, both in recruiting national retail chains to locate in Oklahoma City and in organically producing a distinctive local retail culture. With the goal to further that success—and boost the city’s retail sales tax collections—a delegation from the Chamber and the City of

Employers: Register your interns for InternOKC

Friday, May 3, 2019

Enroll your company's interns in the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's InternOKC program and contribute to their professional development. This three-week program gives your intern(s) a chance to meet and network with other interns from companies around Oklahoma City. They will learn valuable tools to take with them as they transition from college student to

Apply for the 2019 Metro 50 Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Be recognized for your company’s growth and celebrate the impact that existing businesses have in the Oklahoma City region by applying for the 2019 Metro 50 Awards. The Metro 50 committee is now accepting applications for the awards, which honor the 50 fastest-growing, privately held companies each year at the event on Monday, Sept. 23. Qualified

Tools to help your small business succeed

Friday, March 29, 2019

Today is officially Mom and Pop Business Owners Day in the United States. According to recent statistics, more than 3.6 of the 5.9 million businesses in America have less than five employees. Those numbers show that small business is the backbone of this country’s economy. In honor of Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, here are some free online tools

Cleared to land, Tinker AFB prepares for KC-46 sustainment

Monday, March 25, 2019

With deliveries of the KC-46 Pegasus to the U.S. Air Force from manufacturer Boeing underway again, the first of 14 maintenance hangars for the aircraft are nearing completion at Oklahoma City’s Tinker Air Force Base. While the in-flight refueling aircraft will be stationed in Kansas, flight crews will be trained in Oklahoma at Altus Air Force Base

Safer Streets, Better OKC projects update

Monday, March 18, 2019

On Sept. 12, 2017, Oklahoma City voters approved 13 bond propositions and two sales tax initiatives known as the Better Streets, Safer City projects. The 10-year, $967 million bond package invests in streets, police and fire facilities, parks and other basic needs. It succeeds the 2007 bond program, which is almost complete. The largest piece of the bond