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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Party like its 1776

Kids on the 4th of July

It’s almost here! America’s 242nd birthday! And that means fireworks, neighborhood cookouts, fun at the lake – or down on the river – and the smell of sunscreen.

OKC really knows how to do Independence Day and whether you like cooking out, enjoying the outdoors, or just watching a good fireworks display, you don’t have to go very far to find what July 4th is all about, the celebration of America's birthday as the fireworks adorn the sky. And in the Oklahoma City metro area, you have plenty of options for July 4th fireworks. Plus, many of the events have turned into multi-day affairs with games, activities, free live music concerts and much, much more. Get detailed information here on:  OKC 4th Fest, Red, White & Boom at State Fair Park, Bethany's Freedom Festival, Edmond's LibertyFest, Yukon's Freedom Fest, Midwest City's Tribute to Liberty and Moore's Celebration in the Heartland.

What better place to get together with friends and families to celebrate our country's Independence Day than out on the lake. Enjoy campsites, water sports, fishing, picnicking, kite-flying and other outdoor recreation, or simply find a place to sit back, relax and take in the view. The Oklahoma City metro area has several excellent lake options. Get all the details here.

Lakes aren't the only place where you can enjoy the outdoors on the Fourth. If you prefer your fun to be land-based, visit one of the many city parks for playgrounds, sports fields, gyms, golf courses, trails and more. And for the water fun, check out the city pools or the many spraygrounds sites.

So, put on your red, white and blue, light some sparklers, and get ready to "Ooh!" and "Ahh!" as you enjoy some patriotic fun with your family this 4th of July. Be safe and have fun!

holiday, outdoor recreation, parks, family-friendly, festivals, free
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Live music in July

Concert in OKC

July is a big month for live music in OKC, especially if you like rock. Here is a quick preview of some the concerts going down in July. Of course we didn’t list everything. Let us know in the comments or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook with what shows you are excited for this month.

  • The Pixies- July 1 at the Jones Assembly: Beware because tickets for this highly anticipated show are already getting hard to find.
  • Kesha- July 2 at the Zoo Amphitheatre: The popstar has sold nearly 70 million records worldwide.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins- July 14 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena: The 90s favorite is making a stop in OKC on their first tour with their original lineup since 2000.
  • Seether- July 18 at the Diamond Ballroom: The South African rockers are zeroing in on 20 years since their formation.
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard- July 26 at the Tower Theatre: This Oklahoma-born singer songwriter is a legend of the Americana scene.
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates + Train- July 22 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena: Did you know Hall & Oates are the No. 1 selling duo in music history?
concerts, live music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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OKC in 2020

We know we talk about the future of Oklahoma City a lot … like a ton. We just can’t help it. We’re excited because the next couple of years are going to take our beloved OKC to another level. With dirt now moving at the Downtown Park and Conventions Center, plus the streetcar being tested, big changes are coming to OKC. But words are just words. Even though we think we can spin a good yarn the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words rings pretty true. But if a picture is worth a thousand words how many words is a video of what downtown will look like in 2020 worth?

MAPS
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: June 26 - July 2, 2018

Tuesday, June 26
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Wheeler Crit; 5:30 p.m.; Wheeler District; This event is free.
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Freaky Friday; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, June 27
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Freaky Friday; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Shakey Graves; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
SONIC Summer Movie: Little Giants; 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.

Thursday, June 28
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Nashville Sounds vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Freaky Friday; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, June 29
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Bad Wolves and FATN; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Cody Johnson; 7 p.m.; Zoo Amphitheatre; Ticket prices vary.
Freaky Friday; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Adam & Kizzie Album Release Show; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary. 

Saturday, June 30
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
Freaky Friday; 2 & 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Title Night OKC; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
A.I./Minority Report; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Trace Adkins; 7 p.m.; Frontier City; Free with regular park admission.

Sunday, July 1
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
Freaky Friday; 2 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
Sam Morrow; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, July 2
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Get out the vote

Vote Buttons

Hopefully we don’t have to tell you how important it is to exercise your right to vote and, luckily, you will have the opportunity to do so on Tuesday, June 26. In addition to the primary elections for several statewide and local offices, Oklahoma residents will also be able to vote on one state question.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your polling precinct on Tuesday, June 26. You can request an absentee ballot or participate in early voting on Thursday, June 21 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Friday, June 22 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday, June 23 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at your county election board. The Oklahoma Election Board online voter tool can help you confirm your voter registration, find your polling place and view a sample ballot. Independent voters also have a chance to make their voice heard; in Oklahoma, the Democratic Party allows you to vote in its primary and runoff elections.

community, election
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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The Deep (Deuce) end

Deep Deuce sign

The Deep Deuce district is the heart of Oklahoma City in more ways than just its central location. Deep Deuce, one of the most historically significant areas of Oklahoma City, was the home of African-American culture in the 1920s and ‘30s and, during that time, it gave birth to a vibrant jazz music scene. The district was home to jazz legends Charlie Christian and Jimmy Rushing, to name a few. Fans of great works of American literature will recognize another famous resident – Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man, was born there in 1913.

The vibrancy of Deep Deuce is still alive and well today. The district has reinvented itself as a hub of urban living and includes local favorite restaurants, bars and coffee shops. It’s also home to downtown Oklahoma City’s grocery store, Native Roots Market. Even if you don’t call the district home, it’s the perfect place to meet friends for a weekend drink or to enjoy Deep Deuce Sessions, a monthly night celebrating OKC’s best musicians at venues throughout the district.

nightlife, Oklahoma City history, restaurants, Deep Deuce, festivals, live music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Celebrating our Native American culture

Red Earth Museum

There’s no better place to appreciate Oklahoma City’s significant Native American culture than the Red Earth Museum. Located downtown, the Red Earth Museum features a permanent collection of more than 1,000 Native American art items of all types, from pottery, beadwork and basketry to fine arts and textiles. Educational programs based on the museum’s exhibits, workshops and demonstrations are also available throughout the year.

Its “mission is to promote the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum and fine art markets,” and is definitely worth checking out the next time you’re downtown.

museums, native american, western heritage
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Getting healthy in OKC

Family riding bikes

You already know that Oklahoma City loves to invest in itself and the health of its community is no exception. Oklahoma City makes it a priority to invest in amenities that promote healthy living and our region is also home to some of the nation’s top areas of medical care. Learn more about how OKC encourages a healthy lifestyle over on our website, where you can see a list of area hospitals, information about healthy lifestyle facilities and more. 

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: June 19 - June 25, 2018

Prix de West art

Tuesday, June 19
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Las Vegas 51s vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Wheeler Crit; 5:30 p.m.; Wheeler District; This event is free.

Wednesday, June 20
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Clue; 7 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket are $10.
Tory Lanez; 7 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
SONIC Summer Movie: Despicable Me 3; 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.

Thursday, June 21
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; $5 per person.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, June 22
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
OKC Pride Weekend 2018; All day; NW 39th St.; This event is free.
Wheeler Summer Music Series; 7 p.m.; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.
The Wild Birthday Bash ft. Lil John; 7 p.m.; Lost Lakes Amphitheatre & Water Park; Ticket prices vary.
Yellow House Revisited; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary. 
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, June 23
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
OKC Pride Weekend 2018; All day; NW 39th St.; This event is free.
2018 Stars & Stripes River Festival; All day; Boathouse District; This event is free.
Blue Oyster Cult; 7 p.m.; Frontier City; Free with regular park admission.
LA Galaxy II vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC; 7:30 p.m.; Taft Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Ginuwine; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, June 24
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.
OKC Pride Weekend 2018; All day; NW 39th St.; This event is free.
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.

Monday, June 25
Prix De West; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
2018 NRHA Derby; All day; State Fair Park; This event is free.

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

Bottoms up

Friends enjoying beer

Oklahoma has undergone a recent renaissance of craft breweries finding their niche in OKC. This can be traced to a new wave of favorable legislation allowing breweries to sell their beer directly to customers at the breweries’ location, and an upcoming extension (October) of sale hours until 2 a.m. rather than closing at 9 p.m. Some of the nationally known local breweries include Coop Ale Works, Anthem Brewing Company, Black Mesa Brewing Company and Prairie Artisan Ales. Coop, Anthem, Prairie and Twisted Spike Brewery each have local taprooms located throughout OKC.

Oklahoma brewers have been working in unison to keep the momentum going in establishing The Brewers Union taproom in west OKC, where you can sample a wide variety of the beers brewed at the facility. Among the up-and-coming brewers associated in the Union’s taproom are Elk Valley Brewing, Vanessa House Beer Co. and Angry Scotsman Brewing, all three of which have their own future local taprooms “on tap” and in development.

Further options of both widely popular local and national brews in OKC can be experienced at Bricktown Brewery, Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery, McNellie’s Pub House, Fassler Hall, TapWerks and others.

beer, breweries, nightlife
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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The curve of Classen

Classen Curve OKC

Located just five minutes from downtown, Classen Curve is a local hot spot for OKC shopping. Classen Curve is the combination of three shopping centers in one with trendy and upscale shopping to meet the needs of those in the heart of the city. The popular assortment of nationally recognized and locally owned concepts includes Cycle Bar, Cos Bar and Red Coyote, as well as Anthropologie, Lululemon and Barre3.

Classen Curve also offers a wide variety of delicious and delightful dining experiences. Café 501 is the culmination of the owner’s love of travel and has grown from its humble beginnings as a “little lunch spot” to become synonymous with experienced taste in good wine and great foods. Upper Crust is an uptown pizzeria & wine bar specializing in wood-fired thin-crust New-York style pies at a reasonable price. Enjoy one of the best audio visual systems in the country to watch your favorite sporting event at Republic Gastropub, a contemporary American pub house with emphasis on craft beer and an imaginative menu to compliment your beverage.

Whether your grocery list includes items from around the globe or just around the corner, Trader Joe’s has you covered with great quality at great prices. Stocked with Oklahoma-grown produce and other gourmet items in a beautiful store, Whole Foods Market is perfect for a quick healthy lunch at their buffet or for grabbing ingredients for a unique meal.

Other notable amenities include Pops, where you can experience their record-breaking selection of ice-cold sodas & beverages while enjoying classic comfort food-fare, and Boardroom Salon for Men to enjoy the nostalgia of an old-time barbershop with outstanding client service while you confidently enjoy the ultimate relaxed grooming experience for men.

Classen Curve, restaurants, retail, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Build your dream home in OKC

Housing in OKC

A booming hub for art, culture, shopping and sport, it’s no wonder Oklahoma City has seen profound population growth in the last few years. OKC seems to be on an historic rise to success, and we want you to come join us on our path to a bright future.

While OKC’s existing housing stock features plenty of choices, settings and styles, many residents opt to taking advantage of our low housing costs by choosing to build their own awesome abode. With a general cost of living 8 percent below the national average, average utility cost 12 percent below, average housing cost 14 percent below and a property tax rated 47th-lowest in the United States, OKC is an excellent city to set your cornerstone and start building a forever home. Take a look at our Find a Home Builder and Moving Resources pages and get ready to plant your stake in Oklahoma City.

cost of living, housing, moving
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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.

attractions, publication, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: June 12 - June 18, 2018

OKC Dodgers

Tuesday, June 12
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Children’s Garden Festival: Winnie the Pooh; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Wheeler Crit; 5:30 p.m.; Wheeler District; This event is free.
The Bacon Brothers; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, June 13
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Children’s Garden Festival: Winnie the Pooh; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Salt Lake Bees vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; $5 per person.
SOB X BRE; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, June 14
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Children’s Garden Festival: Winnie the Pooh; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Black Panther; 7 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket are $10.
Salt Lake Bees vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, June 15
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Children’s Garden Festival: Winnie the Pooh; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Salt Lake Bees vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, June 16
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Children’s Garden Festival: Winnie the Pooh; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Meatballs/Wet Hot American Summer; 6 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket are $5-$10.
Texas Hippie Coalition; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Tickets are $19.
Las Vegas 51s vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Rio Grande Valley FC vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC; 7:30 p.m.; Taft Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, June 17
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Children’s Garden Festival: Winnie the Pooh; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
The Neverending Story; 1 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket are $5-$10.
The Flight of the Navigator; 4 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket are $5-$10.
Dark Crystal; 4 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket are $5-$10
Las Vegas 51s vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 6:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.

Monday, June 18
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Tron; 7 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket are $5-$10
Las Vegas 51s vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bio is big business in OKC

Bio Tradeshow Booth

Did you know biotech is one of OKC’s – and Oklahoma’s – biggest industries and employment drivers? With more than $2.2 billion in compensation, supporting 51,000 employees and annual revenues of more than $6.7 billion, biotech is truly big business here in Oklahoma City. That’s one reason why scientists, business leaders, educators and economic development officers from across the state will take the best of Oklahoma bioscience to Boston in order to garner interest in one of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing economic powerhouse at the 2018 BIO International Convention, June 4-8. The delegation will promote the accomplishments of the Oklahoma bioscience sector and meet with potential business partners.

Companies and entities that comprise our city’s biotech sector run the gamut from pharmaceutical-related companies to research organizations and everything in between. Interested in working in this space? Good news, because opportunities abound and employment growth (23 percent since 2003) is expected to continue. Get more info at www.greateroklahomacity.com/industries/biotech/, and watch local media for stories on the Oklahoma BioScience Association and Oklahoma’s presence at the BIO International Convention this week.

The delegation’s efforts will be marketed under the banner of the Oklahoma Bioscience Association (OKBio), where they will help staff a 1,200-square-foot Oklahoma Bioscience Pavilion complete with touch-screen monitors showcasing Oklahoma’s bioscience companies. The delegation will answer questions from prospective targets that might be interested in doing business in Oklahoma. Attendees will also attend networking events and set partnering meetings with business contacts who may be interested in their specific endeavors.

Want to know more? Consider this; Oklahoma is fertile ground for bioscience growth, talent and premier facilities:

  • The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) has funded 2,700 projects at more than $285 million, attracting $6.5 billion in private sector and federal dollars for a return on investment of 22:1.
  • The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is dedicated to both basic and translational research, with patient-centered care and research ongoing at the Stephenson Cancer Center, the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and the Dean McGee Eye Institute.
  • The University Research Park is part of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The complex consists of more than 700,000 square feet of modern biomedical research lab and office space supported by state-of-the-art communications and infrastructure systems.
  • The Noble Research Institute is the largest private foundation in the country conducting plant science and agriculture research.
  • Oklahoma State University is a leader in agriculture and animal science research.
  • In the past year, i2E, Inc. invested over $4.8 million in 10 Oklahoma bioscience or life science companies and $28 million over the past 20 years.

And you thought cutting-edge tech stuff only happens on the west coast!

bioscience, employment
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A biotech story

OKC Bio Scientist

One thing that consistently surprises newcomers to our great city is the width and depth of Oklahoma City’s bioscience sector. When most people think of biosciences they think of the coasts. However, for decades, cutting-edge research that has helped save countless lives has happened in the heart of downtown OKC. In fact, the industry employs more than 51,000 in our region.

In an attempt to better explain the history and look towards the future of the industry, bio tech in Oklahoma City has a new story feature at www.greateroklahomacity.com/biostory. The story focuses on Oklahoma City’s rising biotech industry. With a format intended to be easily shared with clients, coworkers and friends, the storytelling section of the Chamber’s economic development website combats the disconnect between Oklahoma City’s impressive growth and outdated perceptions about Oklahoma City’s culture. “Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus,” the second installment of the series, demonstrates how Oklahoma City’s pioneering spirit shows up in the futuristic achievements of the region’s biotech industry. From its foundations until today, the feature walks the reader through how synergy, discovery and sharing Oklahoma City’s bioscience industry with the world has made the region a frontier for achievement.

Each chapter of the story offers the chance to engage with more contextual content, with links to interviews with some of Oklahoma City’s brightest researchers, virtual tours of research space and more. Like all Chamber websites, this site is responsive and can be accessed on smartphones, tablets and computers, which means it will look great however you choose to read it. The story is also easy to share with friends, co-workers and contacts outside of the Oklahoma City area.

bioscience
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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2018 deadCenter Film Festival

deadCENTER Film at the OKCMOA

In 2001, Justan and Jayson Floyd hosted the first of what would grow to be the deadCenter Film Festival. What started off as a one-night, Oklahoma filmmaker festival has grown to a four-day festival screening more than 120 films from around the world. Each year more than 30,000 people are attracted to Oklahoma’s largest film festival, which was rated one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World”.

This year’s festival will be held from June 7-10 and films will be screened all around downtown Oklahoma City. For a detailed schedule of events, please click here. Registration for an all-access pass is $150, which grants you priority access to all screenings, panels, events, and parties which can be found here. Individual tickets can be purchased 20 minutes before each film for $10 per film, when available.

deadCenter Film Festival is the perfect way for you and your family to get connected to the creative life of OKC and celebrate Oklahoma-based film.

festivals, film
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: June 5 - June 11, 2018

Red Earth Festival Dancer

Tuesday, June 5
2018 NCAA Women’s College World Series; Hall of Fame Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
Wheeler Crit; 5:30 p.m.; Wheeler District; This event is free.
An American in Paris; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, June 6
2018 NCAA Women’s College World Series; Hall of Fame Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
An American in Paris; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, June 7
deadCENTER Film Festival; All day; Downtown OKC; Ticket prices vary.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
Western Avenue on the Lawn; 6 p.m.; Western Ave.; This event is free.
An American in Paris; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Styx and Joan Jett; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, June 8
deadCENTER Film Festival; All day; Downtown OKC; Ticket prices vary.
Red Earth Festival; All day; Cox Convention Center; Ticket prices vary.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
LIVE on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; This event is free.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
An American in Paris; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, June 9
deadCENTER Film Festival; All day; Downtown OKC; Ticket prices vary.
Red Earth Festival; All day; Cox Convention Center; Ticket prices vary.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
An American in Paris; 2 & 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, June 10
deadCENTER Film Festival; All day; Downtown OKC; Ticket prices vary.
Red Earth Festival; All day; Cox Convention Center; Ticket prices vary.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.
An American in Paris; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Twilight Concerts in the Great Lawn; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.

Monday, June 11
Bricktown Beach; All day; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; This event is free.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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