Oklahoma City

More than a paint store, HIS Paint making an impact on the OKC community

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Greater OKC Chamber member HIS Paint is a locally owned manufacturing company that produces paint for residential and architectural usage. They are also well known for their production of industrial coatings for everything from oil & gas to aerospace. The organization was started in April of 1972 by Oklahoma native Joe Cox. After overcoming a battle

Legislative update: Chamber priorities see success as legislative session concludes

Friday, May 28, 2021

The 2021 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die on May 27. When the session began on Feb. 1, the state was facing grim uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to threaten lives and the economy. As recently as December 2020, the projected state budget numbers were ominous. However, substantial monthly increases in economic activity combined with a

Apprenticeship programs an effective ‘old and new’ option

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Greater OKC Chamber member Dell Technologies in Oklahoma City focuses on bringing the best talent possible to provide technology support and solutions for clients around the globe. One source of that talent? The Dell Scholar Apprentice Program. If you haven’t thought of apprenticeships as a workforce development tool, you’re not alone. Although

'The Nova' redevelopment coming to Automobile Alley

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Developers for The Nova, a mixed-use project in Automobile Alley, have submitted plans to the Downtown Design Review Committee to redevelop three total buildings with frontages on NW 6th and NW 7th Streets directly adjacent to the BNSF railroad tracks. The 66,000-square-foot plan will restore the historic Chevrolet Motor Company Building and adjacent

OKC’s warehouse and distribution sector thriving, e-commerce playing pivotal role

Monday, May 17, 2021

If you have driven along Interstate-44 just south of Will Rogers World Airport recently, you cannot help but notice Amazon’s new fulfillment center expansion going up just north of their current facility that opened in 2019. When it opens later this year, the new facility should nearly double Amazon’s warehouse space here to 1.6 million square

Three-part online docuseries on OKC neighborhoods begins Monday

Friday, May 14, 2021

"From Statehood to the Suburbs," a new three-part online docuseries featuring Dr. Bob Blackburn that tells the fascinating story of the boom, bust and resurgence of Oklahoma City and her neighborhoods, will stream at 7 p.m. on three consecutive nights beginning Monday, May 17th through Wednesday, May 19th. Told by OKC’s own local historian, Dr. Bob

More than a grocery store, the Market at Eastpoint is a symbol of collaboration

Friday, May 7, 2021

On Wednesday, April 21, The Market at Eastpoint opened its doors and welcomed the community to join in celebration of this major event. The Douglass High School band greeted guests with their beating drums and made it difficult for individuals to stand still. For good reason, it was a moment that called for dancing. The store’s opening increased food

OKC Convention Center's cleaning robots zap bacteria and viruses

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

"Clean and safe" was the theme at a recent event demonstrating how the pulsed xenon UV light deployed by the OKC Convention Center's new robots destroys pathogens, including those that cause COVID-19. Recognizing the importance of properly disinfected surfaces for conventiongoers and employees alike, the Oklahoma City Convention Center opted to purchase