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Take a quick virtual tour of the OKC Omni Hotel

Published Monday, March 30, 2020
Need a quick diversion? Sure you do! As the Omni continues to near completion, this quick video tour gives a glimpse of what's to come. Hang in there everyone, and know that better things are on the horizon! Read the full story on VeloCityOKC.com.

Homeland grocery partners with local restaurants

Published Monday, March 30, 2020
Corey Hollis, deli manager at the Homeland grocery store at NW 18th Street and Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City, on Thursday pointed out his favorite entrees that are now available at his store and at Homeland stores across the metro. Homeland is partnering with several locally owned restaurants to provide customers with prepared restaurant meals they more»

Boathouse District gaining amenities, events

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Since 2016, Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District has been drawing adventure enthusiasts, Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and those with an interest in paddlesports to the Oklahoma River. Now, the district is expanding with new amenities and events that will draw local and national crowds to the area. The Boathouse District will play host to the 2020 more»

OKC MSA sees a drop in unemployment rate

Published Friday, February 14, 2020
According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment dropped to 2.8% in the Oklahoma City MSA in December. It was down from 3.1% the previous month. This represented the 18th-lowest unemployment rate of all large metros in the country. For the calendar year, the unemployment rate for the metro hovered around 3%. In April, more»

The Chamber works with local developers for OKC

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A new mixed-use development, “The Half,” is coming to Oklahoma City. The project isn’t the only of its kind under way in the metro, but developers say its central location and unique vendors could entice locals and out-of-towners alike. The story behind the development is indicative of some of the ways the Chamber assists local developers more»

Attention entrepreneurs, get your applications in for Rise of the Rest

Published Monday, February 10, 2020
On April 22, one OKC-based entrepreneur will go home with $100,000 of seed money at the Rise of the Rest Road Trip event. Applications are due Feb. 24. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our local entrepreneurs,” said Evan Fay, manager of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “Not only do they more»

Momentum continues in the Innovation District

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The goals of the Innovation District have been clear from the start. This will be a place where innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish, where interaction can happen and ideas can develop, and where people can congregate, collaborate and network to share ideas, leading to new companies, inventions and breakthroughs in technology. This 1.3-square-mile more»

Oklahoma City named a Millennial boomtown

Published Sunday, January 19, 2020
Millennials (those born between about 1982 and 1996) have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force — that’s one-in-three of workers or people looking for work. With limitations on immigration and Baby Boomers retiring at an accelerating pace, businesses large and small are increasingly dependent on the Millennial more»

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