Oklahoma City

The Farmers Market District of OKC may be nearly 100 but it is full of new life

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Farmers Public Market of Oklahoma City, built by John J. Harden, opened on June 16, 1928 and was originally created to help solve a conflict between farmers and the OKC business community. Before it was built, farmers traveled from around the state to bring produce and goods to sell on the streets of Oklahoma City, causing traffic problems and

Chamber returning to in-person events in August

Friday, June 11, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions ease and life gradually returns to a pre-pandemic environment, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will return to in-person events and meetings in August. “We know how important events are to our members,” said Chamber Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Cynthia Reid. “The networking and engagement

Bioscience ‘rock stars’ moving to OKC indicates city’s rise in sector

Thursday, June 10, 2021

If you ask most people outside the state what industry sector comes to mind when the name Oklahoma is mentioned, they might say something like oil and gas because of its long and rich history in the Sooner State. Afterall, what other state capitol buildings have had oil derricks sprinkled on their grounds just right outside their doors? Other people might

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