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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

VeloCity: keeping you informed

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.

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 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.

velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Here’s what you missed on VeloCity in December

OKC VeloCity

VeloCity is a website aimed at helping keep residents of Greater Oklahoma City up-to-date on important issues. 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:

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

Best of 2018

OKC Streetcar ribbon cutting

Each year we like to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the past year. 2018 was a big year for our city as the streetcar opened and ground was broken on major projects like ScissorTail Park and the new convention center.

  • Meet the Mayor- For the first time in nearly 15 years Oklahoma City has a new mayor.  
  • Our bio story- Most people don’t think of OKC as a biotech hub but it is big business for our metro.
  • VeloCity- This year we launched VeloCityOKC.com, a new website aimed to help keep our citizen’s informed on the community.
  • OKC in 2020- Sometimes Oklahoma City is changing so much it is hard to even imagine what the next decade will look like. With the new OKC in 2020 video you don’t have to imagine it anymore.  
  • Bottoms up- Craft brewing has exploded in the metro thanks to recent changes to the State’s liquor laws.  
  • Sweet tooth- Some might argue finding the best sweets is the most important thing when you move to a new city.  
food, streetcar, velocity, beer, bioscience
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Here’s what you missed on VeloCity in November

OKC Skyline

VeloCity is a website aimed at helping keep residents of Greater Oklahoma City up to date on important issues. 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:

  • OKC gets top honors: Oklahoma City was recently honored as “America’s Most Livable Community”.
  • Aerospace is still soaring: A panel of experts recently gave their thoughts on the future of aerospace in our region.
  • Sur La Table opens: The popular kitchenware retailer recently opened their first Oklahoma location in Classen Curve.
  • CEO Q&A: SYNQ3 CEO Steve Bigari sat down with the website to talk about his decision to expand his company to Oklahoma City.
aerospace, business, community, retail, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Here’s what you missed on VeloCity in October

Downtown OKC Skyline [Photo Credit: Justin Coleman]

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:

  • Streetcar success: While the streetcar is still a month away from opening, OKC is already seeing its impact according to a new report.
  • Innovation District update: The Innovation District is a big part of OKC’s future. Get an update on the plans for the area.
  • Omni groundbreaking: The Omni broke ground and it is one of the most anticipated projects happening in OKC right now.
  • Unemployment rate: Oklahoma City saw its lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade.
MAPS, velocity, Innovation District, jobs
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Here’s 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.
publication, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Get up to speed with VeloCity

VeloCity website

A couple months back we introduced you to our newest pride and joy, VeloCityOKC. We are sure you have bookmarked the site, subscribed to the weekly e-mail and told all your friends and family about it. But just in case you haven’t checked out the site, here is a quick refresher: simply put, VeloCity is here to help keep the citizens of Oklahoma City better informed. Nothing can help you get to know your new hometown more than being in the loop. Here are some stories you might have missed in August:  

  • Q&A with the executive director of CJAC: Criminal justice reform has been a big topic in not just in OKC, but nationally. Let Timothy Tardibono, executive director of the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council, fill you in on why this is an issue we should all care about.
  • Chisholm Creek: Get an update on one of the quickest growing retail developments in the state.
  • Construction update: Construction is the name of the game in downtown OKC right now. Get an update on what is going on and how it will impact our metro’s visitors economy (spoiler: it will be a positive).  
  • Congrats to Nonesuch: Did you know Nonesuch was named the best new restaurant in America? You do now.
business, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Let us help with New Year’s resolution

business people

The year is new and that means it is time to come up with a plan for 2017. Here are our three suggestions:

Resolution: Save Money
This is a bit of a cheat because if you live in Oklahoma City you are already doing this. OKC consistently has one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S. Check out our handy cost of living calculator to see how much money you save by simply living the better life in OKC.

Resolution: Get to Know OKC
Whether you are new to the metro or have lived here all your life we promise you there are sides of OKC you need to discover and explore. Of course our blog is the perfect start but also check out our friends over at VisitOKC.com. The will also do a great job of keeping you informed on the can’t-miss events in OKC.

Resolution: Be an Ambassador
We love nothing more than spreading the gospel of OKC 24-7. However, nothing is more valuable than hearing recommendations from someone you know personally. Help be an ambassador for our community. Know someone thinking about moving? Introduce them to our website, sign them up for our blog and show them the e-magazine VeloCity.

attractions, cost of living, moving, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

VeloCity

Now that you are up to speed on what makes the Oklahoma City economy tick, aren’t you ready to tell your friends, family and coworkers all about what makes OKC great? Of course you are and here at the Better Life Headquarters, we want to make it easier for you. Let us introduce you to VeloCity, Oklahoma City’s digital magazine. Some of you have already read an issue of VeloCity, if so give yourself a high five while no one is looking, but if not, each issue is jam packed with stories and dynamic video that help tell our city’s stories. The most recent issue is all about our city’s amazing food culture, but be sure to click on the archives to take a gander at past issues. VeloCity is a great tool to pass along to anyone who you think might need some more information on OKC. 

velocity, food, Oklahoma City
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Send your friends a taste of OKC this holiday season

If you have lived in Oklahoma City for long, you probably recognize all the awesome qualities that make this community such a great place to live. And since this is the season of giving, why not share the OKC-love with family and friends? Since it would be pretty difficult to wrap up the Devon Tower and place it under your Christmas tree (without the help of the North Pole, that is), we have an easier way to share Oklahoma City’s story.

VeloCity, the digital magazine of Oklahoma City, just launched its newest issue filled with info on OKC’s foodie scene, the abundance of adrenaline-filled activities throughout the city and more. Read the current issue at www.velocityokc.com and view all the back issues at www.greaterokc.tv.

attractions, food, Oklahoma City, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

VeloCity

Velocity 11 Cover

Now that you are up to speed on what makes the Oklahoma City economy tick, aren’t you ready to tell your friends, family and coworkers all about what makes OKC great? Of course you are and here at the Better Life Headquarters we want to make it easier for your. Let us introduce you to VeloCity, Oklahoma City’s digital magazine. Some of you have already read an issue of VeloCity, if so give yourself a high five while no one is looking, but if not, each issue is jam packed with stories and dynamic video that help tell our city’s stories. The most recent issue is all about entrepreneurship and startups in the region, but be sure to click on the archives to take a gander at past issues. VeloCity is a great tool to pass along to anyone who you think might need some more information on OKC. 

Oklahoma City, velocity, entrepreneur, jobs
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.

velocity, Oklahoma City, publication
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

VeloCity

Want an easy way to share Oklahoma City’s amazingness with your friends, family and peers? Check out VeloCity, a digital magazine designed for just that purpose. It is stocked full of great success stories on what makes OKC so special. The magazine is fully-interactive with great videos and pictures to enhance your experience.

A new issue was just released, so head on over to VelocityOKC.com to read up on how Oklahoma City is becoming America’s new energy headquarters. Also check out the archive to browse past issues and be sure to share it with everyone so they can see why our city is making headlines across the country.

Oklahoma City, velocity
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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