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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Winter Visitors Guide

Visitor Guide

Have some friends or family coming to town or simply need another resource to help you discover more of Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City Vistors Guide is a magazine you need to get to know.

The Visitors Guide includes everything from festival and event listings, district guides, great info on the streetcar and even a list of OKC’s best cocktails. With Valentine’s Day around the corner you might even get some great ideas of how to spend that special evening with that special someone.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Other relocation resources

Moving Boxes

Besides our blog (of course), a great resource for new residents is the Oklahoma City Welcome Guide. What is a welcome guide you might ask? Well, exactly what it sounds like: A guide to make you feel welcome in Oklahoma City. It’s everything you could want to know about moving to OKC in one very handy publication. It has great info on housing, education, employment, health, weather and so much more (plus a lot of pretty pictures). Also be sure to check out our relocation video and be sure to share both with friends, family, peers, coworkers, pets … well you get the point.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hereís what you missed on VeloCity in September

OKC Skyline

VeloCity is a website aimed at helping keep the citizens of Greater Oklahoma City informed. That means you … yes, you. Whether you have lived in the metro for 30 years or 30 minutes it is important that you are informed and engaged with your community. If you haven’t checked out the new site here are some stories you may have missed last month:

  • Top 5 Metro for Youngest Entrepreneurs: Did you know OKC was ranked as one of the best places for young entrepreneurs? You would if you read VeloCity.
  • SkyWest Airlines: The airline recently celebrated the grand opening of their new facility in OKC that will bring more than 100 high-paying jobs to the Metro.
  • Pot Pie Party: Ever wonder who has the best chicken pot pie in the land? Our expert fills you in. 
  • Education update: Both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Public Schools have new leadership.
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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A riverís rise

Riversport Rapids whitewater rafting

In many ways, the story of the Oklahoma River and the modern-day renaissance of Oklahoma City go hand-in-hand. The river and Oklahoma City had many ups and downs during their first century before the original MAPS program jumpstarted an unprecedented rebirth for both.

To help tell that story, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber launched a storytelling feature on www.greateroklahomacity.com/river depicting the rise of Oklahoma City’s river.

“A River’s Rise” walks the reader through the history of the Oklahoma River from the Land Run of 1889 to today. Each of the six chapters cover an important aspect of the river’s renovation, from its roots as an important water source for early settlers and a venue for entertainment offerings like Delmar Gardens at the turn of the 20th century, to the more recent addition of the RIVERSPORT Rapids Whitewater Center and hosting the 2016 Olympic trials for whitewater kayaking.

Each chapter of the story offers the chance to engage with more contextual content, with links to news archives about Oklahoma City’s hosting of the Olympic Festival of 1989 and videos capturing the original vision for the boathouses that now dot the banks of the Oklahoma River, all to tell Oklahoma City’s story more fully.

So check out “A River’s Rise” and be sure to share it with you friends and family.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Get in the know, read VeloCity

VeloCity website

Getting to know your new hometown is about more than knowing where to eat or what to do with your free time. Becoming a citizen of a community is also about being engaged with what is going on.

This month, www.VeloCityOKC.com was launched to help keep residents, new and old alike, informed on the issues that will help continue our community’s rise.

Velocity will feature economic updates, business developments, lifestyle guides and numerous other topical articles that tells our city’s story as it unfolds today.

The new site highlights the inherent brilliance of our technology industry, the fervent innovation of our entrepreneurs the eager pride of our tourism industry and much more. From infrastructure projects to investing companies, or state policy changes to new, local festivals, VeloCity puts a magnifying glass to every excellent person, idea and business that comprises this tempered city and its grassroots renaissance.

The velocity of any entity can be defined by two innate attributes: speed and direction. The velocity of any community can be defined by the same, and OKC is one with speed and direction toward the future. Like the winding Oklahoma River, carving away at its walls, inventing new passages, and pushing forward a steadfast progress, Oklahoma City presses onward with VeloCity.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A handy guide to visiting the 4-0-5

The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau released their Spring/Summer Official Visitors Guide, highlighting the beauty we all know resides in the heart of OKC. Whether it’s outdoor jazz tunes at the Deep Deuce Sessions, Western-style whiskey or fare at McClintock Saloon & Chop House in the Stockyards or an eclectic street scene at the Paseo District’s First Friday Gallery Walk, the Visitors Guide encapsulates all the brilliance and discovery Oklahoma City has to offer.

The guide presents sections on arts, culture, dining, outdoor activity, cocktails, brews, family fun and live entertainment venues, as well as supplying a packed city event calendar. The Spring/Summer Visitors Guide by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau is the top document for native Oklahomans and new adventurers alike.

Get your Visitors Guide here; while you’re looking around, make sure to scope out the visitokc.com website for all the amazing things our city has to offer.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Other relocation resources

Besides our blog (of course), a great resource for new residents is the Oklahoma City Welcome Guide. What is a welcome guide you might ask? Well, exactly what it sounds like: A guide to make you feel welcome in Oklahoma City. It’s everything you could want to know about moving to OKC in one very handy publication. It has great info on housing, education, employment, health, weather and so much more (plus a lot of pretty pictures). The latest version of the guide can always be found here. Also be sure to check out our relocation video and be sure to share both with friends, family, peers, coworkers, pets … well you get the point.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Welcome Guide

As a loyal TBL reader, you know we’re all about making new residents feel at home. If you are new to Oklahoma City or know someone who is, the Welcome Guide is a must-read publication. What is a Welcome Guide? It packs all the most important info a new resident could want into one handy, dandy guide. Between that, this blog and our website, newcomers to our great city should feel at home in a jiffy. Don’t forget to share it with friends who are new to the area or who may be thinking about their next move.

Welcome Guide 2017

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Our Handy Guide to Visiting

Visitors Guides

Have some friends or family coming to town or simply need another resource to help you discover more of Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City Visitors Guide is a magazine you need to get to know.

If there is fun to be had in OKC, you will find the info you need inside. Everything from festival and event listings, district guides and even some ideas of free things to do dot the pages. If you want to be a true resident of Oklahoma City be sure to check out Iconic OKC to check off stuff from your OKC bucket list. With Valentine’s Day around the corner you might even get some great ideas of how to spend that special evening with that special someone.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A warm welcome

As a loyal TBL reader, you know we’re all about making new residents feel at home. Our yearly print publication, the Welcome Guide, has just been released. Between that, this blog, our website, VeloCity e-magazine and greaterokc.tv, that’s enough OKC newcomer info to choke even the most voracious blue whale (if information were krill, but you know what we mean). Be sure to check it out online or order a printed copy if you just like the feel of paper between your fingers, and don’t forget to share with friends who are new to the area or who may be thinking about their next move.

 

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2016 Oklahoma City Visitors Guide

Have some friends or family coming to town or simply need another resource to help you discover more of Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City Vistors Guide is a magazine you need to get to know.

The 2015 version is hot off the presses and if there is fun to be had in OKC you will find the info you need inside. Everything from festival and event listings, district guides and even some ideas of free things to do dot the pages. If you want to be a true citizen of Oklahoma City be sure to check out Iconic OKC to check off stuff from your OKC bucket list. With Valentine’s Day around the corner you might even get some great ideas of how to spend that special evening with that special someone.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sharing is Caring

We here at the Better Life can scream all day and night about how great and wonderful Oklahoma City is (and we do) but no one sells a city better than you. Whether you have lived here a week or 25 years, your opinion is important to your friends, family and peers. Where do people go to express their opinion? Social media of course. We want you to sing from the mountain top about the greatness of our hometown. Because if you tell two friends and they tell two friends… well you get the picture.

You might be asking yourself, “Besides retweeting and sharing your accounts how do I properly sum up the amazingness of OKC in just 140 characters?” That is where we come in. We’ve made proselytizing about OKC easy with some eye-catching videos and publications that were designed specifically to be easy to share on social media.

For starters check out www.velocityokc.com for Oklahoma City’s digital magazine VeloCity. The publication is packed with features on OKC life, style, architecture, industry, culture, accolades, personalities and more. VeloCity also features stunning photography and video to show off OKC to the unfamiliar. You can also find an archive of past editions that are easy to share with your friends and family.

A companion to VeloCity is www.GreaterOKC.tv. If you are looking for the perfect video about something specific to Oklahoma City, there is a good chance GreaterOKC.tv has it. There are hundreds of videos on Oklahoma City’s districts, education, business climate, museums, the arts, restaurants, recreations, renaissance and so much more. Each video has a social media button for easy sharing with all your social minions.

Lastly, looking for one video to perfectly sum up what life in OKC is all about? Be sure to watch our relocation video Be Part of a City on the Rise. The video gives great examples on why Oklahoma City is the perfect place to live, work and play. 

P.S. Try and use the hashtag #OKC in your posts so other people searching for info on Oklahoma City can get your intelligent insights.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Guide to Relocating

Besides our blog (of course), a great resource for new residents is the Oklahoma City Relocation Guide. What is a relo guide, you might ask? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like, a guide to relocating: everything you could want to know about moving to OKC in one, very handy publication. It has great info on housing, education, employment, health, weather and so much more (plus a lot of pretty pictures). The latest version of the guide can always be found here. Also, keep your eyes peeled because the 2015 edition will be available soon. Also, don’t be shy … share the guide with your friends, family and peers to help make their transition to Oklahoma City seamless.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A reference to take with you

Check out the Oklahoma City Visitors Guide, an essential guide to help you plan an itinerary when friends or family members visit OKC. The Visitors Guide is published each year, so it’s sure to include the latest attractions of our growing city.

You can view the visitors guide digitally or request a copy by mail. But in its 104 pages, you’ll be tempted by all that Oklahoma City has to offer – sports, recreation, nightlife, shopping, arts, dining, hotels, etc. It’s your ultimate guide. Be sure to take a look.

Learn more at visitokc.com.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Extra, Extra! Read All About It!†

clientuploads/blog/Velocity.jpgIf you are looking for a place that tells the renaissance story of Oklahoma City (other than this blog, of course), then look no further than VeloCity, Oklahoma City’s digital magazine. The newest volume covers everything from Oklahoma City’s oldest arts district to the Cinderella story of the Oklahoma River.











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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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