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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

ABetterLifeOKC.com: resources

ABL resources

You’ve heard us talk about it before, but if you are new to our great city or even thinking about a move to Oklahoma City, you should check out www.abetterlifeokc.com. It is a great resource for everything you need to know about calling OKC home.

While we are on the subject of social media, dive into the resources page at www.abetterlifeokc.com/resources for more social media fun. You’ll find all kinds of handy links that will help immerse yourself in Oklahoma City’s digital world.

For starters, that is where this adventurous little blog lives. Bookmark it (or, even better, sign up for weekly emails if you haven’t already) and share it with the world (or at least someone you know). You’ll also find links to some stunning OKC photography and video. The Community Links/Resources page highlights some great newspapers, blogs and social media accounts that will help keep you in the know and your finger on the pulse of all things OKC.

moving, Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Check us out on YouTube

OKC Chamber YouTube

Sometimes selling someone who has never been to Oklahoma City about how great of a community we have can be tough. How do you describe the funkiness of the Plaza, the thrill of the Thunder or the serenity of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum? Sometimes the right words are just hard to find.

The good news is we have a ton of video that can help you show off your hometown to any curious friend or family member. Just visit the Chamber’s YouTube channel for more. Need something in-depth that shows off all the aspects of living in OKC? Check out our relocation video. Want to know what it is like to move to OKC? Check out our Oklahoma City testimonials. Want to show off the restaurant scene in the metro? Yeah, we’ve got a video for that. We could do this all day so just visit the site to see more.

moving, Oklahoma City, restaurants, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tackling Twitter

social media on phone

So you recently moved to your amazing new hometown of Oklahoma City and you signed up for our little blog (on the left of the page). Now what? While we want to be your No. 1 source for living, working and playing in OKC, there are a lot of great resources that can help make you an OKC expert in no time.

If you really want to get to know a town and stay on top of the comings and goings, Twitter is a great start. Here is a good beginner list of accounts to follow. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. If there is anyone you feel we’ve left out, put them in the comments below for all to see.

General news, info and events
@BetterLifeOKC – Get the 4-1-1 on the 4-0-5
@okcchamber – Greater OKC Chamber
@VisitOKC – Oklahoma City CVB

Sports
@okcthunder – Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA basketball
@okcblue- Oklahoma City Blue – NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder
@okc-dodgers – Oklahoma City Dodgers – AAA Affiliate of the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
@EnergyFC – Oklahoma City Energy – OKC’s USL Pro soccer team, affiliate of MLS Sporting KC

City stuff
@cityofokc – City of Oklahoma City
@MickCornett – Mayor of Oklahoma City
@okcpd- Oklahoma City Police
@okcfd- Oklahoma City Fire
@EMBARKOK- Oklahoma City Transit
@Maps3- updates on the MAPS program
@okcparks- Oklahoma City Parks & Rec
@ParkingOKC- All things parking OKC
@fly_OKC- Official account of Will Rogers World Airport
@okczoo- Oklahoma City Zoo

Media and Blogs
@AboutOKC – About.com’s OKC guide
@JournalRecord – Daily business news
@NewsOK – Daily news
@OKGazette – OKC alternative weekly news
@OklahomaRock – Local music news, shows, bands, more
@YelpOKC – What’s good in OKC

live sporting events, networking, Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A cornucopia of resources

You’ve heard us talk about it before, but if you are new to our great city or even thinking about a move to Oklahoma City, you should check out www.abetterlifeokc.com. It is a great resource for everything you need to know about calling OKC home.

While we are on the subject of social media, dive into the resources page at www.abetterlifeokc.com/resources for more social media fun. You’ll find all kinds of handy links that will help you immerse yourself in Oklahoma City’s digital world.

For starters, that is where this adventurous little blog lives. Bookmark it (or, even better, sign up for weekly emails if you haven’t already) and share it with the world (or at least someone you know). You’ll also find links to some stunning OKC photography and video. The Community Links/Resources page highlights some great newspapers, blogs and social media accounts that will help keep you in the know and your finger on the pulse of all things OKC.

moving, Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Be our friend

social media on phone

Next time you’re scrolling through your social media, go ahead and type ‘Better Life OKC’ into the search engine because we want to be friends (if we aren’t already). Click the Follow/Like  button and check out what’s going on around Oklahoma City so you don’t miss any of the fun happening in the 4-0-5.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

All things OKC

OKC Skyline

With so much to do, see and learn about in Oklahoma City, it can be tough to find the information you’re looking for. One way you can remedy this situation is to, of course, sign up for our email newsletter for a weekly 411 on the 405. There are other things you can do though too, one of the most important of which is to utilize the power of social media for the latest and greatest information. Now, we know what you’re thinking. ‘That all seems fine and dandy, but with so much information out there, which social media accounts are the best ones to follow for all the information I need?’ A great question like that deserves a great answer, so here’s our list of three social media accounts to follow for the latest and greatest on all things OKC.

  1. Naturally, the first account we’re recommending is our very own Facebook page. In case you don’t sign up for our e-newsletter for whatever strange reason, our Facebook page shares the latest information from our blog each week in addition to some other cool stuff that’s fun and important. If you’re not a fan of Facebook, you can follow us on Twitter instead.
  2. One common misconception about the next account to follow is that it’s only for visitors, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The VisitOKC Instagram is filled with some spectacular photos of OKC’s coolest restaurants and attractions. They also do videos showcasing the latest upcoming events happening throughout the OKC metro. If Instagram isn’t your thing, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
  3. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Twitter is a hub for the latest business news and events happening in OKC. Beyond that, the Chamber also has a compiled list of all the accolades OKC has been recognized for in national headlines on their website. You can also take a look at their Facebook and Instagram.
accolade, attractions, business, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Follow then lead

Smart phone user

If you really want to get to know a town and stay on top of the comings and goings, Twitter is the place to be. However if you are new to a city or new to the Twitter community, it can be a little intimidating. Well, here at the Better Life we want to help your transition to full-blown local as quickly as possible. Here is a good beginner list of accounts to follow. Of course this is not an exhaustive list. If there is anyone you feel we’ve left out put them in the comments below for all to see.

General news, info and events
@BetterLifeOKC – Get the 4-1-1 on the 4-0-5
@okcchamber – Greater OKC Chamber
@VisitOKC – Oklahoma City CVB

Sports
@okcthunder – Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA basketball
@okcblue- Oklahoma City Blue – NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder
@okc-dodgers – Oklahoma City Dodgers – AAA Affiliate of the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
@EnergyFC – Oklahoma City Energy – OKC’s USL Pro soccer team, affiliate of MLS Sporting KC

City stuff
@cityofokc – City of Oklahoma City
@MickCornett – Mayor of Oklahoma City

Media and Blogs
@AboutOKC – About.com’s OKC guide
@JournalRecord – Daily business news
@NewsOK – Daily news
@OKGazette – OKC alternative weekly news
@OklahomaRock – Local music news, shows, bands, more
@YelpOKC – What’s good in OKC

community, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Sharing is caring

Couple on bikes

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. So this is our shameless to plug to retweet and share our stuff.  We want you to sing from the mountain top about the greatness of our hometown.

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.

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 find an archive of past editions that are easy to share with your friends and family.

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.

Oklahoma City, social media, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tools for success

ABL Photos Page

You’ve heard us talk about it before but if you are new to our great city or even thinking about a move to Oklahoma City, you should check out www.abetterlifeokc.com. It is a great resource for everything you need to know about calling OKC home.

While we are on the subject of social media, dive into the resources page at www.abetterlifeokc.com/resources for more social media fun. You’ll find all kind of handy links that will help you immerse yourself in Oklahoma City’s digital world.

For starters, that is where this adventurous little blog lives. Bookmark it and share it with the world (or at least someone you know). You’ll also find links to some stunning OKC photography and video. The Community Links/Resources page highlights some great newspapers, blogs and social media accounts that will help you keep you in the know and your finger on the pulse of all things OKC.

Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Twitter Time Machine

Entrepreneurship has been part of Oklahoma City’s DNA from the get-go. To get a closer look at the land run, we got some plutonium, a flux capacitor and a little backwards-engineering / technical cross-pollination and found some tweets from that day, along with some more of OKC’s defining historical events.

Land Run - April 22, 1889


 

“Wild Mary Sudik” Well Gushes in South OKC - March 26, 1930

 

 

 

The Skirvin
September 26, 1911

February 26, 2007

July 16, 1935 – World’s First Parking Meter Installed in Downtown OKC

April 8, 1941 – What is to become Tinker AFB sited in OKC

Feb 3, 1964 – FAA’s sonic boom tests begin over Oklahoma City

 

December 14, 1993 – MAPS Passes

Save

Save

Save

Save

history, Oklahoma City history, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Follow then lead

If you really want to get to know a town and stay on top of the comings and goings, Twitter is the place to be. However if you are new to a city or new to the Twitter community can be a little intimidating. Well, here at the Better Life we want to help your transition to full-blown local as quickly as possible. Here is a good beginner list of accounts to follow. Of course this is not an exhaustive list. If there is anyone you feel we’ve left out put them in the comments below for all to see.

General news, info and events
@BetterLifeOKC – Get the 4-1-1 on the 4-0-5
@okcchamber – Greater OKC Chamber
@VisitOKC – Oklahoma City CVB

Sports
@okcthunder – Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA basketball
@okcblue- Oklahoma City Blue – NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder
@okc-dodgers – Oklahoma City Dodgers – AAA Affiliate of the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
@EnergyFC – Oklahoma City Energy – OKC’s USL Pro soccer team, affiliate of MLS Sporting KC

City stuff
@cityofokc – City of Oklahoma City
@MickCornett – Mayor of Oklahoma City

Media and Blogs
@AboutOKC – About.com’s OKC guide
@JournalRecord – Daily business news
@NewsOK – Daily news
@OKGazette – OKC alternative weekly news
@OKCTalk – Local message board
@OklahomaRock – Local music news, shows, bands, more
@YelpOKC – What’s good in OKC

networking, Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Sharing is caring

business people downtown

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. So this is our shameless to plug to retweet and share our stuff. We want you to sing from the mountain top about the greatness of our hometown.

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. Volume 12 was just released and it is bursting with info on the metro’s amazing culinary scene (protip: Don’t read it if you are even slightly hungry). 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.

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.

Oklahoma City, social media, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tools for success

You’ve heard us talk about it before but if you are new to our great city or even thinking about a move to Oklahoma City, you should check out www.abetterlifeokc.com. It is a great resource for everything you need to know about calling OKC home.

While we are on the subject of social media, dive into the resources page at www.abetterlifeokc.com/resources for more social media fun. You’ll find all kind of handy links that will help you immerse yourself in Oklahoma City’s digital world.

For starters, that is where this adventurous little blog lives. Bookmark it and share it with the world (or at least someone you know). You’ll also find links to some stunning OKC photography and video. The Community Links/Resources page highlights some great newspapers, blogs and social media accounts that will help you keep you in the know and your finger on the pulse of all things OKC.

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

Follow Then Lead

If you really want to get to know a town and stay on top of the comings and goings, Twitter is the perfect tool. However if you are new to a city or new to Twitter the Twitterverse can be a tad overwhelming and intimidating. I mean what is a parody account? In attempt to help your transition to full-fledged Oklahoma Citian and/or Twitter expert here is a good beginner list of accounts to follow. Of course this is not an exhaustive list. If there is anyone you feel we’ve left out put them in the comments below for all to see.

General news, info and events
@BetterLifeOKC – Get the 4-1-1 on the 4-0-5
@okcchamber – Greater OKC Chamber
@VisitOKC – Oklahoma City CVB

Sports
@okcthunder – Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA basketball
@OKCBarons – Oklahoma City Barons – AAA Affiliate of the NHL Edmonton Oilers
@okcblue- Oklahoma City Blue – NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder
@okc-dodgers – Oklahoma City Dodgers – AAA Affiliate of the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
@EnergyFC – Oklahoma City Energy – OKC’s USL Pro soccer team, affiliate of MLS Sporting KC

City stuff
@cityofokc – City of Oklahoma City
@MickCornett – Mayor of Oklahoma City

Media and Blogs
@AboutOKC – About.com’s OKC guide
@JournalRecord – Daily business news
@NewsOK – Daily news
@OKCBiz – OKC business monthly
@OKGazette – OKC alternative weekly news
@OKCTalk – Local message board
@OklahomaRock – Local music news, shows, bands, more
@YelpOKC – What’s good in OKC

networking, Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tools for Success

You’ve heard us talk about it before but if you are new to our great city or even thinking about a move to Oklahoma City, you should check out www.abetterlifeokc.com. It is a great resource for everything you need to know about calling OKC home.

While we are on the subject of social media, dive into the resources page at www.abetterlifeokc.com/resources for more social media fun. You’ll find all kind of handy links that will help you immerse yourself in Oklahoma City’s digital world.

For starters, that is where this adventurous little blog lives. Bookmark it and share it with the world (or at least someone you know). You’ll also find links to some stunning OKC photography and video. The Community Links/Resources page highlights some great newspapers, blogs and social media accounts that will help you keep you in the know and your finger on the pulse of all things OKC.

moving, Oklahoma City, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sharing is Caring

Now that we’ve helped you reconnect with your BFFs, why not show us some love by sharing The Better Life OKC with some friends? If you know someone that just moved to Oklahoma City (or if you want to make your out-of-town friends jealous of all the stuff we have going on), this blog is the perfect introduction to all OKC has to offer.

Just forward this email, or have people connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. It’s that easy! 

social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Social Media Mania

Welcome to the Internet! It’s a dense, disorienting and disconcerting desert with all sorts of pitfalls, ploys and plots designed to puzzle and perplex (in addition to allowing you to actively, absolutely alliterate with ease when writing blog posts). If you’re not careful you could annoy friends and family with an endless supply of forwards, fall for a scam involving Bill Gates’ purported burning desire to send you money for winning “The Microsoft Lottery,” or even send your life savings to some dudes (probably quite nefarious ones, at that) in Nigeria. But not to worry! The Internet can help you get involved in positive things too, and it just so happens that Oklahoma City sports an active social media community that is here to keep you busy and out of trouble.

Social media sites are all about connecting you with people and organizations that share interests and goals, so what better way to learn about and connect with your community? For starters, try clicking on a #OKC or #OklahomaCity hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, pinning some photos from the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Pinterest, and searching “United Way of Central Oklahoma Volunteer Center” or some such on Facebook. LinkedIn offers a great deal of groups that allow you to connect with fellow Oklahoma Citians, and there are quite a few good blogs about Oklahoma City (ahem) out there that you can bookmark or stick in your reader (nudge nudge, wink wink, knowwhatImean, say no more).

Check out the rest of our posts this week to learn more about OKC’s social media scene.

community, social media
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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#INSTATWEET #OKC

First of all, if you’ve been wondering, “What is Twitter?” Twitter has a video for that.

Now that you’re up to speed, you may be wondering, how does Instagram fit in to all this? In layman’s terms, Instagram is essentially a visual version of Twitter where you communicate through photos and videos you take with your smartphone rather than primarily text (though you can easily tweet photos and video with Twitter / Vine as well, just to make it even more confusing).

To find Oklahoma City-tagged content on both sites, you just need to search for “OKC” and/or “OklahomaCity” or click on one of those hashtags while using the services. On Instagram, also search the hashtag “igersokc” to find members of an active Oklahoma City virtual community, which gathers from time to time in the real world for photo walks known as “Instameets.”

To gain followers, try using those hashtags yourself, and any others that are germane to your content. It’s true that both services work well in a mobile environment, but if your phone isn’t a smart one (not judging), both offer a browser interface that works just as well (though you can’t post to Instagram via the Web interface, only browse). Now get out there and start tweeting and Instagramming, and don’t forget to tag up that great #OKC content you’ve got to share!

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Follow Me to #OKC

OK so you’re all set up on Twitter! Congrats! We can’t wait to see what you had for breakfast or your undoubtedly profound, well-reasoned thoughts on politics and social policy. But who to follow? Check out some of our suggestions below:

Twitter:
@okcchamber – Greater OKC Chamber – OKC news, events, etc.
@okcthunder – Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA basketball!
@OKCBarons – Oklahoma City Barons – AAA Affiliate of the NHL Edmonton Oilers
@okcredhawks – Oklahoma City RedHawks – AAA Affiliate of the MLB Houston Astros
@EnergyFC – Oklahoma City Energy – OKC’s USL Pro soccer team, affiliate of MLS Sporting KC
@VisitOKC – Oklahoma City CVB
@AboutOKC – About.com’s OKC guide
@YelpOKC – What’s good (and bad) in OKC
@EataroundOKC – Eating around OKC
@OKCTalk – Local message board
@NewsOK – Daily news
@JournalRecord – Daily business news
@OKCBiz – OKC business monthly
@OKGazette – OKC alternative weekly news
@dailythunder – Thunder blog and coverage
@OklahomaRock – Local music news, shows, bands, more
@MickCornett – Mayor of Oklahoma City
@cityofokc – City of Oklahoma City
@okcballet – Oklahoma City Ballet
@okczoo – Oklahoma City Zoo
@OKCMarathon – OKC Memorial Marathon
@mustangbrewing – OKC brewer
@COOPAleWorks – OKC brewer
@ChocBeerCo – OK brewer (Krebs)
@redbudbrewing – OKC brewer
@Batteredboar – OKC brewer
@AnthemBrewing – OKC brewer
@HuebertBrewing – OKC brewer
@PWSpirits – Guthrie-based distiller
@BetterLifeOKC – This here blog you’re readin’ – what’s going on and how to get connected to your community!

Who are we missing? Let us know in the comments!

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Donít Tweet / Text And Drive

Just don’t do it. At worst, you could kill yourself and/or someone else. You’re 23 times more likely to have a car crash if you’re messing around on your phone while trying to drive, and at best, you’ll end up driving in a way that is totally annoying to everyone else (nobody likes being stuck behind the guy that’s not paying attention and is just sitting there checking social media when the light has been green for forever). Having a phone that’s smart doesn’t give you a license to drive like a dumb… um, person. So keep that phone in your purse or pocket on the road and keep it safe out there, OKC!

More sobering stats on texting and driving

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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