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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Get your network on.

Networking, networking, networking … does it seem like that is all you hear about these days? Well, for good reason. Networking is key to professional development. And it’s a great way to make connections in your new hometown. Whether you are looking for a new job or just want to strengthen your established business relationships, face-to-face interaction cannot be beat. It is critical that young professionals – especially those new to a city – get to know other professionals through networking. So we’ve got a few suggestions for how to get out there and network your heart out.

A great place to start is the Alliance of Emerging Professionals. Open to those either employed or seeking employment between the ages of 20-39, AEP aims to be the hub of activity and networking to enhance life as a business professional. AEP hosts numerous civic, social and professional events throughout the year in OKC.

Other great networking opportunities are always available through professional organizations and trade groups. Organizations like PRSA, IABC, Women in Communications and Young Professionals in Energy are great places to meet like-minded professionals. No matter what field you are in, chances are there is an organization for you. Check with your human resources department for what groups might best fit your area of expertise.

Of course local Chambers are also a great place to network. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber hosts a monthly networking event called Sunset Reception. Held at different locations each month, Sunset Receptions involve nothing but food, drinks and networking. Best of all, it is 100 percent free.

business, community, networking
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Plaza Pizzazz

Located a whopping three miles northwest of downtown, the historic Plaza District, located on Northwest 16th Street between Classen and Pennsylvania, is one of Oklahoma City’s super hip urban neighborhoods where you’ll find cool stores, artful galleries, yummy restaurants and other local businesses. In fact, the Plaza District is one of the districts throughout OKC where “local” lives and thrives. And the locals love it.

We know you’re looking for an excuse to go check it out and we’ve got a great one. This Friday, marks the first LIVE on the Plaza of 2013. Live on the what? LIVE on the Plaza, an art walk featuring live music, featured artists, special events and local shopping, is held the second Friday of each month from 7 to 11 p.m. So grab some friends and head over to experience this great district on the rise.

Plaza District, restaurants, shopping, arts and culture, business, festivals, music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting Down to Business

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is all about getting down to business – literally. Representing more than 5,000 businesses in the 10-county region that includes Oklahoma City and its surrounding area, the Chamber works to attract new businesses and high-paying jobs, strengthen economic development, promote retail development, offer education and workforce initiatives and advance the interests of its members and the business community. On top of all that, it also finds time to produce a terrific blog highlighting the best of Oklahoma City (the one you’re reading now, coincidentally). Whew!

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All About OKC

clientuploads/blog/VelocityCover.jpgBy now, you probably know that we love Oklahoma City. So it stands to reason that we would love reading great stories about Oklahoma City. Lucky for us, there is a digital magazine that keeps us up-to-date on all the new success stories that are popping up every day. The fifth issue of VeloCity, an interactive magazine that showcases dynamic stories of Oklahoma City’s rise, recently launched with stories that have us brimming with Oklahoma City pride.

Are you still getting to know Oklahoma City’s eclectic neighborhoods? This issue of VeloCity launches a new segment profiling some of Oklahoma City’s ever-changing districts, starting with Deep Deuce’s transformation from the cradle of American jazz music to the leader of downtown housing developments. The issue also allows you to meet-and-greet some of the finest minds in scientific research, minds that call the Oklahoma Health Center home. Go ahead and check it out. We dare you to not be inspired!

 

 

business, community
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Think Big, Shop Small

After filling your belly with turkey, stuffing and cranberries, you might want to think about exercising – exercising your chance to shop for some awesome deals, that is. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday urges people to “Shop Small” by visiting – and of course buying items from – local retailers.

Oklahoma City is a treasure trove of unique, fun and hip local merchants. If you have never visited them before, Small Business Saturday is your perfect opportunity, and there’s a great site to help you find local establishments located across Greater Oklahoma City – www.keepitlocalok.com. Not only is it a great source for local stores, but by purchasing a Keep It Local card (for just $10), you will also be able to partake in fabulous discounts at Keep It Local stores. Keep It Local cards can be purchased online or at a variety of locations across the metro. So put down the fork, grab your friends and family and lace up your walking shoes - because you have some serious shopping to do.

business, community, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Get Your Schmooze On

It’s that time of year – when hundreds of Greater Oklahoma Citians will head over to the Travel & Transportation Building at State Fair Park for the SchmoozaPalooza Trade Show, Thursday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. With more than 100 Oklahoma businesses exhibiting, SchmoozaPalooza is a great place to check out the latest products and services available. Bring your friends, coworkers, clients, mom, brother, anyone and enjoy tasty treats from some of OKC’s best restaurants while making connections with other OKC’ers. With tickets only $10 (and that includes one drink ticket!), it’s a steal of a deal. Check out the photo booth pictures from the April SchmoozaPalooza and see what a blast it is. And be sure to check out the SchmoozaPalooza video here.

business, networking
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tweet Your Heart Out

Getting to know your new hometown can be as easy as 1, 2, tweet. Twitter is a great way to connect with people in the community and learn about everything OKC has to offer - our continually low unemployment rates, what's happening around town and so much more. While there are plenty of awesome OKC tweeters, here are a few we suggest you follow if you want to be in the know about this place we call home.

  • Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett - @MickCornett
  • Steve Lackmeyer, reporter for The Oklahoman - @stevelackmeyer
  • Oklahoma City Thunder - @okcthunder
  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - @okcchamber
  • Greater OKC, the Twitter for great OKC news and accolades - @GreaterOKC
  • Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau - @VisitOKC
  • Downtown OKC, Inc. - @DowntownOKCInc
  • Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder player and international superstar - @KDTrey5
  • Keep it Local, a great source for locally-owned businesses - @KeepItLocalOK
  • Greg Elwell, restaurant reviewer for the Oklahoma Gazette - @ElwellEats
  • OKC News Bureau, the Twitter behind PR and Communications who promote OKC - @OKCNewsBureau
business, community, networking
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

OKC's Best

With so many great options in Oklahoma City, choosing a favorite anything can be difficult. Sometimes it's hard just to know where to start. So let the Oklahoma Gazette's "Best of OKC" help you out! Their extensive list covers food and drink, people, and places so you're sure to find some great recommendations by other OKC'ers. Head over to their website and check out the list.

business, food, nightlife, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bioscience Boomers

Oklahoma City is consistently recognized as being a haven for business. A strong economic climate, diverse industries and low tax rates mean that our businesses have the opportunity to thrive. One of these diverse industries that is growing, thriving and providing OKC'ers with quality jobs is bioscience. You mean you didn't know our bioscience industry was such a big deal? Well, let us set the record straight.

Cutting-edge research is transferring into successful businesses in our region's fast-growing bioscience cluster. You'll find this industry's presence just northeast of downtown with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Presbyterian Health Foundation and a number of other organizations and entities. From the new $125 million Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation's eight-story research tower, substantially powered by wind power (seriously), to the seven-story, $120 million cancer research and treatment facility at OUHSC to the ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Oklahoma City is booming with bioscience. In fact, a study completed in 2011 by Battelle, the world's largest, independent research and development organization, found that the Oklahoma City region's employment in the bioscience sector grew 17.8 percent between 2001 and 2008, outpacing the 15.9 percent growth nationally. Impressive, huh?

business
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bake Me a Cake

Whether you're craving a straight-from-the-oven pastry or a cupcake blanketed in sweet frosting, Oklahoma City has a number of fine bakeries certain to hit that sweet spot. Cupcake lovers are especially fortunate with the mouth-watering assortments of Sara Sara Cupcakes, Cuppies & Joe and GiGi's Cupcakes of Oklahoma City, A wide range of freshly baked goodies can be found at Big Sky Bread Company, Brown's Bakery and Mexico Bakery, while the name of Nothing Bundt Cakes tells you all you need to know about the specialty of that wonderful establishment. Happy eating!

business, family-friendly, food, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We Mean Business

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is all about getting down to business – literally. Representing more than 5,000 businesses in the 10-county region that includes Oklahoma City and its surrounding area, the Chamber works to attract new businesses and high-paying jobs, strengthen economic development, promote retail development, offer education and workforce initiatives and advance the interests of its members and the business community. On top of all that, it also finds time to produce a terrific blog highlighting the best of Oklahoma City (the one you're reading now, coincidentally). Whew!

business, community, networking
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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