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March 2016

MAPS 3 MODERN STREETCAR ROUTES Progress on the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar, pictured here in a rendering, moved forward last month when Oklahoma City Council approved its modifications to its route. CLICK FOR ENTIRE STORY

IN THIS ISSUE:

8| Brookings. PPS Continue Study of Oklahoma City

10| Attend SchmoozaPalooza on April 5 12| Learn More About the MAPS 3 RIVERSPORT Rapids


Council Approves MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar Routes

Progress on the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar, one of eight projects funded by the one-cent sales tax approved by voters in December 2009, continues to move forward. In February, the Oklahoma City Council approved modifications to the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar route. The change creates an additional dedicated route to better connect the MAPS 3 Park and the proposed MAPS 3 Convention Center to Bricktown. “The MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar is an important investment in the modernization of our transportation options,” said Roy H. Williams, CCE, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “The two modified routes will provide more usability for Oklahoma City residents, employees and visitors.” Route 1 is the original route of 4.86 miles, which runs through the central business district connecting the Downtown Transit Center, Automobile Alley, future intermodal hub (Santa Fe Station), Midtown, St. Anthony hospital, Bricktown, the future MAPS 3 Convention Center and the future MAPS 3 Park. Route 2 is a 2.04-mile route that exclusively serves Bricktown, the future MAPS 3 and current Cox

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Convention centers, the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the future MAPS 3 Park. It was created to better accommodate the new location of the future MAPS 3 Convention Center. Criteria used to develop the route included connecting key destinations, integrating with the existing transportation network, maximizing economic development potential, optimizing system operation, the potential for expansion, technical considerations and cost projections. The revised routes will offer flexibility for frequent service to the convention center and increased ability to handle crowds for large events downtown. The approved routes also include areas for possible future expansion, including into the Oklahoma Health Center to the northeast, on North Classen Drive to the northwest and south of the future MAPS 3 Park along South Walker Avenue. Construction on the rails, which will be level with the street, is expected to begin in the fall of 2016. The City is finalizing its contract with streetcar manufacturer Brookville Equipment Corporation to construct five modern streetcars for the system with the option to purchase additional streetcars.

The American-based Brookville has previously built two similar streetcars for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system and is currently constructing two more. Brookville also is under contract with the city of Detroit to build six streetcars. Under the terms of the pending contract, the first streetcar is scheduled to arrive by October 2017.

Work on the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar, pictured in a rendering of its potential design above, moves ahead after City Council approved modifications of its route last month.

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Leadership Notes

Roy H. Williams, CCE President & CEO

A year of turning points

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n recent years, Oklahoma City has become a popular destination for intercity visits from other communities who want to study our revitalization. Not surprisingly, one of the most common topics of discussion is the Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) program and its ongoing impact on the community. Every time I have the chance to share the story of MAPS with another group, I am reminded of the clear shift in momentum when the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark was the first MAPS project to open in 1998. It was a game changer, no pun intended, to the levels of confidence that this community felt about its vote five years earlier. People saw that Oklahoma City’s audacity to dream big was going to pay off. This time around, MAPS 3 projects across the city are well underway, and the permanent race course lighting on the Oklahoma River and the miles of MAPS 3-funded trails and sidewalks are in use. We also know how much the MAPS projects have shaped the development of Oklahoma City, with nearly $5 billion in economic impact attributed to the original MAPS program. In May, Oklahoma City will celebrate the grand opening of the MAPS 3 whitewater center – RIVERSPORT Rapids – which will elevate the programming at the Oklahoma River to set-apart levels. In 2016, we will also see tangible progress on the senior health and wellness centers and on the modern streetcar. Because of the choice you made in 2009 to invest in Oklahoma City and its future, we are going to look back on this year and see it as the time frame that kicked our momentum into high gear. So congratulate yourselves for making the right decision in 2009, and know that the rewards of that decision will be far-reaching. Job well done. Sincerely,

Roy H. Williams, CCE Chamber CEO & President

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS March 8 Member Orientation

Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Location: Chamber offices, 123 Park Ave.

March 8 Sunset Reception Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: NeuQ, 340 Eckroat St.

March 24 Chamber Forum on TIF Districts

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, 1 N Broadway Ave.

March 30 Rise & Shine

Time: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location: NOAH’s Event Venue, 14017 Quail Springs Parkway

April 5 SchmoozaPalooza Trade Show Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Location: State Fair Park, Oklahoma Expo Hall, 3213 Wichita Walk

April 12 Member Orientation

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Location: Chamber offices, 123 Park Ave.

April 21 MegaLunch

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Coles Garden, 1415 NE 63rd St.

April 26 Sunset Reception

Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: Sundance Airport, 13000 N Sara Road

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OKC’s TIF Districts the Focus of Next Chamber Forum Spurring development has been the goal of Oklahoma City’s Tax Increment Financing districts. At the next Chamber Forum, we will hear from a panel of experts who will outline the mechanics of this financing mechanism, the success they have generated and plans for future districts. Panelists include Cathy O’Connor, Alliance for Economic Development; Oklahoma City University economist Russell Evans; Oklahoma County Treasurer Butch Freeman and Carl E. Edwards, Price Edwards & Company. The Forum will be on Thursday, March 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, 1 N Broadway Ave., Tickets are $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Special thanks to Signature Sponsor Cox Business and Host Sponsor Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel.


Rise & Shine: March 30 Want to deepen your engagement with the Chamber but not sure where to start? Come to the Chamber’s Rise and Shine Breakfast to learn about volunteer opportunities while networking with other professionals. The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, March 30, at NOAH’S Event Venue on 14017 Quail Springs Parkway. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:15 a.m. There is no charge to attend, but RSVP is required. Register online at www.okcchamber.com/riseshine.

Network in D.C. With Leaders You can engage in the Chamber’s year-long emphasis on business advocacy by attending the Chamber’s D.C. Visit on April 27 to 28. Join business and community leaders from Oklahoma City as they meet with members of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation and Pentagon officials to express their opinions on matters that impact the region’s business climate. On April 27, attendees will have personal briefings with U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford and Representatives Jim Bridenstine, Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, Markwayne Mullin and Steve Russell. The Oklahoma group will also be able to network with high-level military officials, invited members of the Oklahoma Congressional delegation and their key staff members at the Reception on the Hill. The group’s final day in D.C. will include briefings from experts on current issues that matter to Oklahoma City businesses.

The $800 per person fee includes one night’s stay at The Henley Park Hotel, 926 Massachusetts Ave., and affiliated events. Air travel to and from Washington, D.C., is not included, giving you the option of extending your stay for additional business in the area. Contact Meredith Manley at 405-297-8964 or email mmanley@okcchamber.com to make your reservation or for more information. Special thanks to Signature Sponsor American Fidelity Assurance Company.

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Brookings, PPS Continue Study of Oklahoma City

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epresentatives from the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces recently visited Oklahoma City to update stakeholders on their study of Oklahoma City’s emerging innovation district and to engage the community in the process. They also shared an initial assessment of their ongoing audit focused on the innovation district, an 843-acre area that includes the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Alley. Their look at the area also included ideas about how to draw surrounding neighborhoods, such as those along Lottie Avenue, into the process and boost them as well. The 18-month study began last fall and includes an in-depth look at statistics, interviews with about 60 stakeholders, a compilation of its assets and an initial list of strengths and weaknesses. In his presentation, Brookings Institution’s Bruce Katz called OKC’s innovation district an “anchorbased medical district with close proximity to a strong commercial corridor.” It has 1,200 residents,17,900 jobs and substantial momentum, representing 23 percent growth from 2003 to 2013.

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Strengths that Brookings found in Oklahoma City include its high concentration of innovation assets; strong alignment between research strengths and cluster employment in many healthcare sectors; highly educated district workforce; proximity to Bricktown and broader downtown Oklahoma City; collegial and collaborative regional culture. Weaknesses included: the overall low density and disconnect between the health center and Automobile Alley; misalignment between key research strengths and industry sectors; profound racial disparities in social and economic well-being; lack of pedestrian access and “third places” – outside of work and home – for interaction and collaboration. Brookings saw a lot of potential, though, by making better use of open and underutilized spaces; promoting economic inclusion and diversity; creating more lively public interaction with programs and creative design; and building on the existing OKC culture of collaboration with new partnerships and establishing a governance structure for the district.


“At the end of the day this is only successful if we’re growing businesses, we’re growing jobs, in a way that works for the broader community,” Katz said. He suggested that Oklahoma City’s district seems to offer potential for smaller and specific innovation hubs to develop around technology (in Automobile Alley), health and wellness (along 10th and Phillips Avenue), innovation and research (near 8th and Phillips), university (near the Stanton L. Young Walk) and the surrounding neighborhoods (along Lottie Avenue). Moving forward, Brookings and PPS will investigate priority issue areas this summer; help define a unified vision and strategy with another visit in the fall; and provide ongoing strategic advice, communications assistance and peer learning/networking opportunities. Along the way, they will offer both short- and long-term ideas to promote innovation, connection and synergy in the district. In order to share news about the ongoing study of innovation in Oklahoma City, the Chamber recently launched a website for innovation district updates. Sign up for regular email updates or read more at www.okcinnovation.com.

“At the end of the day this is only successful if we’re growing businesses, we’re growing jobs, in a way that works for the broader community,” - Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution

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Experience the Chamber’s largest networking event! Tuesday, April 5 | 4 to 7 p.m. Oklahoma State Fair Park | Oklahoma Expo Center $10 ticket includes food and one drink $300 exhibitor booths still available Text “WILDWEST” to 71441 for prizes #SchmoozaPalooza

Learn about new products and services from Chamber member companies.

Dress in your Western best to win a cowboythemed costume contest.

Host Sponsor

Sample delicious food from 20 area restaurants and caterers.

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Enjoy a drink on us ‌ each Schmooza ticket receives one complimentary drink. Get your game on at SchmoozaPalooza’s 100 interactive booths.

Listen to toe-tapping live music from local musicians. Make business connections in a casual environment.

Purchase the Palooza Special and save! Buy four tickets, get two more free. Buy 10 tickets, get five more free. Buy 20 tickets, get 10 more free.

Play networking games and win big prizes.

Visit www.okcchamber.com/schmooza to purchase tickets.

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Learn More About the MAPS 3 RIVERSPORT Rapids

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klahoma City’s new $45 million Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) 3 whitewater rafting and kayaking center – RIVERSPORT Rapids – will be a game-changer for the city when it opens in May. Recently the staff of the POINT! sat down with the Elizabeth Laurent, senior director of sales and marketing for the OKC Boathouse Foundation, to learn more about all that RIVERSPORT Rapids will have to offer.

POINT!: Tell us more about the course. What types of athletic and recreational activities will it offer? Laurent: RIVERSPORT Rapids is one of only three man-made whitewater centers in the U.S., so when we open in May, it will be one more thing in our growing list of unique features that sets Oklahoma City apart from other cities. We will offer incredible recreational rafting, kayaking and tubing experiences, and people will also see elite athletes from around the world training

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and competing on the slalom channel. Even if you’re not ready to get on the water, you’ll enjoy watching all the action from the new restaurant overlooking the entire center.

Who can use the center? What kinds of opportunities will it offer for middle and high school students? College athletes? Elite athletes? Average residents? Laurent: People may be surprised at how much excitement RIVERSPORT Rapids will bring to our city. Rafting is accessible to just about everyone; you don’t need any previous experience and our guides will make it fun for everyone. We’ll also offer tubing with the rapids slowed down a bit, and we’re planning “floating films” where people can watch movies from a tube in the lower pond. We see people getting into the rafting and tubing, and also into the music and other activities – like 5k

runs –that will be hosted. Our “all access” passes include whitewater plus all of the Adventures in the Boathouse District such as the SandRidge Sky Trail, zip lines, pump track, climbing walls and more. We’re also adding three new high-speed slides this spring. It will be a great vacation or “staycation” destination. Metro area residents will receive a discount on day passes Monday through Thursday as a thank-you for supporting the one-cent tax that made this and other MAPS projects possible. Even people who don’t want to get on the water will enjoy coming to RIVERSPORT Rapids. There’s no charge to come in, so you can walk around and just enjoy watching other people raft and kayak. We’ll also have a restaurant and retail store. Youth who are interested in slalom will have the opportunity to train on the course and compete regionally and nationally. We fully expect to have young athletes start their paddling careers here and in the coming years to be competing at an Olympic level.

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We’ve started taking reservations for field trips and end-of-year experiences that include a behind-the-scenes tour; we can also do field trips that focus on science and technology.

How will this facility set Oklahoma City apart as a paddlesports facility?

College students are expected to be big recreational rafters and RIVERSPORT Rapids will offer great group experiences for clubs and sororities/fraternities. We’re also looking for college students to work as raft guides and in other areas.

Laurent: Oklahoma City will have one of the best – if not the best – whitewater courses in the world when we open in May. We will also be the only place in the world offering world-class whitewater and flatwater canoe/ kayak in the same place. We will bring paddle sports to a broader range of people than ever before.

On the elite side, athletes from across the country will be traveling to Oklahoma City to train at RIVERSPORT Rapids and in May, we will host U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Canoe/Kayak Slalom.

When planning the design of the course, what cities/facilities did you look to for inspiration? Laurent: Visits were made to whitewater centers in Germany, London, Charlotte, N.C., and Maryland to identify the best elements of each venue and learn from their experiences. RIVERSPORT Rapids was designed by the same team – Scott Shipley and S2O - that developed the U.K.’s Lee Valley White Water Centre for the 2012 London Olympics. The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte was also built by the same team. Like Charlotte, we’re combining whitewater rafting and kayaking with other outdoor adventure activities. Charlotte’s center has been highly successful even though it is located about 20 minutes outside the city. Oklahoma City’s whitewater center is within walking distance of Bricktown and is located at the crossroads of the nation at Interstates 35 and 40.

As home to USA Canoe/Kayak, the governing body for the sport in the U.S., the course will attract new races to OKC, and we know athletes are already planning to move here to train. The International Canoe Federation has also contacted us about the possibility of hosting international events. But more than that, RIVERSPORT Rapids will make it possible for people in OKC to make whitewater kayaking and rafting a part of their everyday lives. Just like people who live near the mountains go snow skiing, we’ll add whitewater as another place to get outside and be active.

What is Oklahoma City’s involvement with the Road to Rio celebration? Laurent: Oklahoma City is one of only six cities in the United States to welcome Team USA’s Road to Rio Tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. They will be in Oklahoma City for the grand opening of RIVERSPORT Rapids May 7-8. The weekend before, they will be in NYC’s Times Square. It’s a great honor to be selected as one of the stops on the tour. Road to Rio will include


an array of interactive opportunities so people can try various sports. We’ll also have Olympic athletes on hand, live music and a “taste” of Rio with food and drink. On Saturday night, we’ll have a Road to Rio outdoor concert – it promises to be a great celebration for Oklahoma City.

And what do you expect it will do for Oklahoma City as a whole? Laurent: RIVERSPORT Rapids will set Oklahoma City apart from other cities across the U.S. We will be the only place in the country – maybe in the world – with whitewater rafting and kayaking within walking distance of downtown hotels and restaurants. It is expected to bring in significant tourism dollars as the whitewater center attracts vacationers across the region. We will also have swiftwater rescue training which will attract first

responders from across the U.S. All of this adds up to new revenue for hotels, restaurants and merchants in the city. Beyond tourism, whitewater brings a whole new set of opportunities for metro area residents – it really will be a lifestyle change for many people. We will have corporate rafting teams, so at work you may find yourself signing up for the spring whitewater raft race. Kids can come to whitewater camp and if they like it, join the whitewater kayaking team. College kids will learn to be raft guides and we’ll have a whole range of people coming down for music events and runs. Just as the river has become a center of community activity, we see the whitewater center taking it to the next level.

Celebrate the grand opening of the MAPS 3 RIVERSPORT Rapids and attend the Road to Rio celebration on May 7-8, 2016. For more information, visit www.boathousedistrict.org.

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GRAND OPENINGS To view more photos, see the schedule of upcoming Grand Openings or subscribe to the Grand Openings calendar, visit www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

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The Addiction Recovery Center 700 NW 7th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73102

TierPoint 4114 Perimeter Center Place, DC2 Oklahoma City, OK 73112

First Med Urgent Care – MacArthur Clinic 13401 N. MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73142

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Valir Physical Therapy – NW OKC/Piedmont 13100 Colony Pointe Blvd., Suite 108 Piedmont, OK 73078

LA Sun & Sport 14201 N May Ave., Suite 205 Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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Economic Indicators How does the cost of living in Oklahoma City compare? Compare other cities with the cost-of-living calculator at www.okcchamber.com/costofliving.

Where You Live Matters! C2ER 2015 Annual Average Price Report www.coli.org City

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OKC

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Indianapolis

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$852.33

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Kansas City, Mo.Kan.

$835.13

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$20.97

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Denver

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$47.37

$125.38

$2.29

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$4.48

$45.75

$105.15

$2.38

$14.76

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Computer Software Developers Ms. Valerie Lumer......... (877) 912-8491 13101 S Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73170-4900 www.oilcountryos.com

Apartments Ms. Amber Hallum................. 730-8417 2301 NW 122nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73120 www.ashfordnorthwest.com

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Apartments Ms. Amber Hallum................. 752-1587 1301 W Hefner Road Oklahoma City, OK 73114-7119 www.ashfordparkapartments.com

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Apartments Ms. Amber Hallum................. 652-1095 6801 NW 122nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73142 www.ashfordwalnutcreek.com Photographers - Aerial Mr. Tom Kilpatrick.................. 834-6666 827 NW 63rd St., Suite 101 Oklahoma City, OK 73116 www.clouddeckmedia.com Amusement / Entertainment / Attractions Mr. Brandon Brock................. 863-7700 11001 NW 107th Circle Yukon, OK 73099-8092 www.creativekeyentertainment.com

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Air Conditioning & Heating Equipment & Systems Repair Mr. Philip Ferguson................ 528-4500 P.O. Box 18428 Oklahoma City, OK 73154 www.es2ok.com

Harris Ellis Equipment Company

Live Nation Premium Seats

Hospitality Feedback, LLC

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores - Store 604

InfoSync Services, LLC

MB Business Capital

Roger P. Johnson, D.V.M.

McBride Clinic - Yukon

Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Mr. Justin Ellis....................... 631-5533 10601 S Western Ave., Suite 123 Oklahoma City, OK 73170 www.harrisellisequipment.com Motivational Seminars & Management Training Mr. David Littlefield................ 802-5270 2701 Creekview Terrace Norman, OK 73071 www.fantastichospitality.com Accountants and Accounting Services Ms. Annette K. Souza............. 608-6500 2601 Northwest Expressway, Suite 333 W Oklahoma City, OK 73112-7201 www.infosyncservices.com

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Tax Return Preparation Ms. Sheryl Craig.................... 946-6793 7101 Northwest Expressway, Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73152-1581 www.hrblock.com

Veterinarians - D.V.M. Roger P. Johnson, D.V.M.......... 843-7914 6920 N Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Entertainment - Event Ticket Sales Ms. Morgan Denton Katz.(214) 421-6632 1818 First Ave. Dallas, TX 75210 www.livenationpremiumseats.com Travel Stops General Manager................... 260-1493 2700 E Highway 33 Guthrie, OK 73044 www.loves.com Banks Mr. John A. Curtis.................. 231-0915 100 Park Ave., Suite 700 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 www.mbbusinesscapital.com Occupational Health Mr. Mark Galliart.................... 230-9270 1491 Health Center Parkway Yukon, OK 73099 www.mcboh.com

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McBride Orthopedic Hospital - Occupational Medicine Edmond Occupational Health Mr. Mark Galliart.................... 230-9700 3406 S Boulevard Edmond, OK 73013-5481 www.mcboh.com

Meat Market Refectory

Restaurants Mr. Steven L. Thompson........ 608-8866 2920 NW 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73116 www.meatmarketrefectory.com

OKC Entertainment and Events

Disc Jockeys Mr. Steve Lunsford................. 673-5524 11525 Hastings Ave. Yukon, OK 73099 www.okcentertainmentinc.com

OKC Smiles

Dentists Mark Phan, D.D.S................... 634-7303 930 SW 107th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73170 www.okcsmiles.com

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News Service Ms. Dena Drabek................... 325-3529 395 W Lindsey St., Suite 3120G Norman, OK 73019 www.oklahomawatch.org

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Convenience Stores / Gas Stations Ms. Laura Aufleger................ 372-3579 916 N Main St. Stillwater, OK 74075-3621 www.oncueexpress.com

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Fitness Centers & Training Ms. Nabilah Fountain.... (727) 798-1577 3325 S Boulevard, Suite 141 Edmond, OK 73012 www.orangetheoryfitness.com

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Optometrists - O.D. Ms. Brianna Shara................. 341-2062 501 E 15th St., Suite 101 Edmond, OK 73013 www.pvedmond.com

Nonprofit / Service Agencies Mrs. Cheryl D. Dillard............. 232-2500 915 N Robinson Ave., 2nd Floor Oklahoma City, OK 73102 www.parentpromise.org

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Pest / Animal Control Services Mr. Derek Sing....................... 888-0073 P.O. Box 6056 Edmond, OK 73083 www.protechpros.com

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ReSolve Resource Safety Solutions

Tommy Thompson

Weed Man of Central Oklahoma

Employment Agencies Ms. Felecia Farha.................. 943-2900 801 W Memorial Road Oklahoma City, OK 73114-2004 www.remedystaff.com Safety Training & Services Mr. DeMarcus Strange.. (903) 283-2036 5612 Starling Road Oklahoma City, OK 73179 www.resolveok.com

The Senior Health Guide, LLC

Publishers - Magazine Mr. Chris Bratcher................. 697-3067 3545 NW 58th St., Suite 310 Oklahoma City, OK 73112 www.theseniorhealthguide.com

Staff One, Inc.

Human Resource Services / Consulting Ms. Donna Meek.................... 830-0115 13825 Quail Pointe Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73134 www.staffone.com

Insurance Mr. Daniel Sunmugavail......... 420-6528 4001 N Classen Blvd., Suite 108 Oklahoma City, OK 73118-2648 www.okcinsurancequotes.com Individual Members Mr. Tommy Thompson............ 919-2041

Valir Physical Therapy - NW OKC/Piedmont Rehabilitation Services Ms. Jenni Aguilar................... 228-9774 13100 Colony Pointe Blvd., Suite 108 Piedmont, OK 73078 www.valir.com

Apartments Ms. Amber Hallum................. 947-5115 3100 Northwest Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4001 www.thewarwick-apartments.com

Lawn & Garden Services Mr. John Burtrum.......... (405) 384-8586 8060 N Glade Ave., Suite A Oklahoma City, OK 73132 www.central-oklahoma.weedmanusa.com

Van Eaton Ready Mix, Inc.

Concrete Products Manager................................ 844-2900 2547 E Waterloo Road Edmond, OK 73034 www.vaneatonreadymix.com

Van Eaton Ready Mix, Inc.

Concrete Products Manager................................ 912-4825 17301 S Sunnylane Road Norman, OK 73071-7917 www.vaneatonreadymix.com

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