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Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC over the sales tax holiday weekend

Published Friday, August 6, 2021

The annual "sales tax holiday weekend" begins Friday, Aug. 6 and ends at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 8. This is a great time to support local businesses in your quest for the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

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Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: Windsor District spotlight

Published Friday, August 6, 2021

The Windsor District boasts a lot of firsts. Oklahoma City’s first Braum’s and first 7-11 are both located on NW 23rd, along with first of many international cuisines the area has become known for, including the state’s only Ethiopian restaurant.

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Oklahoma ranks no. 13 for best run city in America

Published Friday, August 6, 2021

Among the 150 largest U.S. cities, Oklahoma City was ranked as the 13th best run city.

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Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: Stockyards City spotlight

Published Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Greater OKC Chamber relaunched the Stand Tall, Shop Small campaign throughout the month of July to encourage Oklahoma City residents to take pride in their community and rally together to support small businesses. This spotlight features Stockyards City’s long-standing history and western flair. Visit the area to get a custom cowboy hat from Shorty’s, boots made for walking from Langston’s, and more.

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Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: La 29 District spotlight

Published Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Stretching from May to Shields on SW 29th, La 29 is home to a diverse group of thriving small businesses.

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Partnership and progress: An update on OKC’s first market hall retail center

Published Monday, July 26, 2021
Just off the main strip of businesses in Automobile Alley, across the railroad tracks on 8th Street, you’ll find a large, tan brick building decorated with white metal lettering. At night, the letters light up like Hollywood dressing room lights, making for a glamorous display of the “8th Street Market” sign. What used to be the quiet home more»

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: Plaza District spotlight

Published Monday, July 26, 2021

The Greater OKC Chamber has relaunched the Stand Tall, Shop Small campaign to encourage Oklahoma City residents to take pride in their community and rally together to support small businesses throughout the month of July. This spotlight features Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, the place known for creative local flavor, premier professional theatre, and retro clothing.

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Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: A Day in the Western Avenue District

Published Friday, July 23, 2021

The Western Avenue District, which stretches from Northwest 36th Street to just north of Wilshire Boulevard, is home to more than 50 stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

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