Oklahoma City

Workplace absenteeism and its legal impact topic of Enlighten event

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s next Enlighten event, scheduled for Aug. 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom, will examine absenteeism and absence management in the workplace. During this online event, attendees will hear valuable insights and tips from law experts from Chamber member GableGotwals, a full-service law firm based in Oklahoma City,

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: Automobile Alley spotlight

Monday, July 5, 2021

The Greater OKC Chamber has relaunched the Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC campaign to encourage Oklahoma City residents to take pride in their community and rally together in support of small businesses. If you weren’t already excited about shopping local, consider this: for every dollar spent at a locally owned store, 67 cents stays in the community

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC in July

Thursday, July 1, 2021

As things appear to be returning to some sense of normalcy across Oklahoma City this summer, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is encouraging residents to take pride in their community and rally together to help OKC small businesses re-emerge out of the pandemic. As July begins, the Chamber is once again kicking off its “Stand Tall, Shop Small for

Dobson Fiber celebrates 85th anniversary

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Greater OKC Chamber member Dobson Fiber has reached an amazing milestone as the company celebrates 85 years in business. Dobson has a rich history in the telecommunications industry. Founded in 1936 by E.R. “Doc” Dobson in Paradise, Oklahoma, Dobson Telephone Company is still providing service today in parts of Western Oklahoma as well as far

Chamber releases fair-chance hiring toolkit

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) recently released a toolkit for businesses outline the process of becoming second-chance employers. The Chamber released the handbook at its June Chamber Forum, where a panel discussion highlighted the practice of fair-chance hiring. Read the original article

Gener8tor’s gBeta program will foster growth for Oklahoma City’s startups

Monday, June 21, 2021

Starting with its first cohort this fall, the gener8tor startup accelerator program, gBeta, will bring more opportunities to innovative early-stage companies in Oklahoma City. An intentional collaboration between the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Inasmuch Foundation, American Fidelity, Square Deal Capital, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma,

Wheeler Crits are back! Enjoy this cycling event beginning on June 29

Friday, June 18, 2021

After an uneventful past year for most sports, Oklahoma City cyclists and community members are encouraged by the return of Wheeler Crit races this summer. The first race will happen on Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m., and races will continue on bi-weekly basis throughout the months of July and August. With cooler temperatures in September, races may happen

Oklahoma Ranks No. 3 for Economic Outlook

Friday, June 18, 2021

Oklahoma ranked 3rd in the United States for its economic outlook and legislative policies in the 2021 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index. The state moved up six places from last year’s report. This comprehensive report ranked states by 15 equally weighted policy variables, which are influenced by state lawmakers throughout the