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FOCUSing ON BUSINESS RETENTION, EXPANSION With an economic downturn continuing to affect the nation, the Chamber is continually working to keep Greater Oklahoma City’s economy strong. In order to best understand how Greater Oklahoma City businesses are faring, the Chamber’s Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) team annually conducts interviews with hundreds of companies to discuss the challenges or issues they are facing, as well as opportunities. Between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010, the BRE team conducted 282 visits with companies of various sizes and industries (see chart on page 8). The majority of firms interviewed

are small businesses. Of the firms interviewed, 147 are headquartered in Oklahoma, and, of these, 112 have operations outside of the region and 100 have operations outside the U.S. The last year has seen great excitement in Oklahoma City, with the passage of MAPS 3, the new Devon HQ building construction, new jobs at several Oklahoma City companies, and new companies moving to the region. It has also been a time of continued caution for the majority of Oklahoma City based companies. The companies are staying lean, efficient, working on new product lines, and improving processes. Continued on Page 8

volunteers celebrate victorious campaign Volunteers from 115 Greater Oklahoma City companies celebrated another successful Total Resource Development Campaign with the announcement of a record $2,347,322 total. Nearly 168 volunteers have been working for the past three months to execute the Chamber’s annual campaign. This year marked the 17th year for the campaign. Led by TRDC Co-Chairs John Richels, Devon Energy Corporation, and Judy J. Hatfield, Equity Commercial Realty, LLC, this year’s campaign was a success across the board.

Last month, TRDC volunteers gathered to celebrate surpassing their goal during the 2010 campaign.

“The support, energy and enthusiasm put into this campaign was overwhelming,” Hatfield said. “By any measure this was our most successful campaign yet, which is even more amazing due to the economic environment. Our success is completely due to the efforts of our volunteers.”

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(L to R) Kelly Brander, President and CEO, with Arvest Senior Vice Presidents Hilarie Blaney, Steve Faler, EVP-Loan Manager James Finch, Senior Vice President Keith Kersten and Don Gable, President of Arvest-Stillwater.

Ranked highest in the region*. Arvest has been honored for outstanding customer satisfaction by actual customers. We’d like to thank them for ranking us “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Southwest Region” in the latest J.D. Power and Associates study. Categories included transactions, account statements, conveniences, fees and problem resolution. Ready to see for yourself? Stop by Arvest today.

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LEADERSHIP NOTES

Have a Voice – Vote Smart in 2010 As fall descends upon us, so does Election Day. The ballot this year is long, with races for elected office along with nearly a dozen state questions. Now is the time to get informed about the candidates. As active participants of the business community, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber members are affected by the issues decided by our elected officials. And for that reason, we should take the time to ensure that we are educated on where candidates stand on business issues and the effects state questions could have on our community.

Roy H. Williams President & CEO As citizens, we are given an opportunity to have a voice in the halls of government through our elected officials. While Election Day is still a ways off, the deadline for voter registration is not. If you are not registered, your voice will not be heard. As members of the business community, it is vital that we take full advantage of utilizing our collective voice. To vote in the Nov. 2 election, you must register by October 8. Registration is simple – just fill out the voter registration form by the deadline. The Oklahoma Prosperity Project, a project of the State Chamber, is an excellent resource for becoming an informed voter. Go to www.OKProsperity.com/okccoc, where you can find voter guides based on your zip code, voting tool kits for use in your workplace and surveys from candidates. As Election Day approaches, I invite you to visit the Prosperity Project’s website and ensure that you vote smart this year. Forward the link to your friends, family and co-workers. And be sure to check out the Election Guide in the October issue of The Point! newsletter. If you’re interested in having voter registration forms available at your workplace, the Chamber will gladly supply them for you. Contact Ruby Rahill at 405-297-8972 or rrahill@okcchamber.com to request forms.

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2010 OFFICERS DAVID tHOMPSON OPUBCO Communications Group 2010 Chairman J. larry nichols Devon Energy Corporation Immediate Past Chairman Carl E. Edwards Price Edwards & Company Treasurer / Corporate Secretary CLAYton I. BENNETT Dorchester Capital Vice Chair, Strategic Planning peter B. delaney OGE Energy Corp. Vice Chair, Economic Development RHONDA HOOPER Jordan Associates Vice Chair, Convention and Visitors Bureau KIRK humphreys The Humphreys Company Vice Chair, Aerospace bradley w. krieger Arvest Bank Group Vice Chair, Government Relations David R. Lopez American Fidelity Foundation Vice Chair, Education and Workforce Development Mark Funke Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. Vice Chair, Biosciences Bryan Gonterman AT&T Oklahoma Vice Chair, Forward Oklahoma City Roger N. Mitchell Oklahoma Natural Gas Company Vice Chair, Marketing & Communications Bruce Lawrence INTEGRIS Health Inc. Vice Chair, Membership Tom J. McDaniel Oklahoma City University Vice Chair, Transportation Roy H. Williams Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President & CEO

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During the campaign, volunteers from Chamber member companies work with their fellow members to identify opportunities to market their businesses through a variety of Chamber events and publications. They also work in the business community to bring new members to the organization.

“We believe the results of this year’s campaign demonstrate the business community’s confidence in the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, and its role in moving this community forward,” said Richels. “Businesses are more engaged in our activities, purchasing more ads, sponsorships and event tables than in any previous year, showing their commitment to the community and the Chamber’s vision.”

Judy J. Hatfield, Meg Salyer, and Chamber Vice Chair, Bruce Lawrence present this year’s TRDC Rookie of the Year award to Lindsay Clax ton with The Skirvin Hilton, along with the 2009 Rookie of the Year, Melissa Barnett .

Sponsorships raised through TRDC allow the Chamber to produce quality events and publications for member companies, and help support the Chamber’s work in economic development, government relations, education/workforce development, community development and much more. lity Foundation, and Dave Lopez, American Fide levy, congratulate the Dun Michael Laird, Crowe & re Majors of FrankfurtLau er duc pro top n’s Campaig PC. tes, Short Bruza Associa

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Campaign Co-Chairs John Richels and Judy J. Hatfield bid farewell to volunteers.

Chamber President Roy H. Williams and Katie Price, Bank of Oklahoma, N.A . at the Victory Celeb ration.

Tanenbaum Group, sho Dick Tanenbaum, Gardner off his “Grammy Award”.

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upcoming events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Register securely online at www.okcchamber.com/events

SUNSET RECEPTION: SEPTember 21 The OKC Thunder have taken Oklahoma City by storm, and this month they are opening their doors so Chamber members and the public can enjoy a little after-hours networking. Don’t miss the Sunset Reception, Tuesday, September 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the OKC Thunder Courtside Club inside the Ford Center, 100 West Reno Ave.

RISE & SHINE: SEPTember 28 Rise & Shine is a semi-annual breakfast that provides Chamber members with information about the many ways to utilize their membership by getting involved. Rise & Shine will be held Tuesday, September 28 at Celebration Station, 509 Westline Drive, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Admission for this event is free. For more information, contact Lisa Boevers, Vice President Membership, at lboevers@okcchamber.com. Special thanks to Corporate Sponsor, Lettering Express.

SUNSET RECEPTION: OCTober 5

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A new hockey team has come to town! The Oklahoma City Barons invite you to the Cox Convention Center Arena for a Sunset Reception, Tuesday, October 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet players and coaches of Oklahoma City’s newest sports franchise as well as get a taste of the action with a Hockey 101 lesson.

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NAVY BIRTHDAY BALL: OCTober 9 Join nearly 700 military and corporate leaders as we honor the men and women of the U.S. Navy at the Navy Birthday Ball, Saturday, Oct. 9 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd St. from 6 to 9 p.m. Recognized as one of the largest Navy celebrations in the country, this annual black-tie dinner recognizes the camaraderie that exists between Oklahomans and the men and women of the U.S. Navy in our community. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the annual Cake Cutting Ceremony and other special Navy traditions.

September 14 Member Orientation Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m. Location: Chamber offices, 123 Park Ave. Cost: Admission is free. To register, contact Kim Root at kroot@okcchamber.com. September 21 Sunset Reception Time: 4 - 6 p.m. Location: OKC Thunder Courtside Club, Ford Center, 100 West Reno Ave. Cost: Admission is free. RSVP not required. September 22-24 Chamber Golf Tournament Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Willow Creek Golf Course, 6501 South Country Club Drive Cost: $700 for teams of 4; $1,100 for a hole and team sponsorship September 28 Rise & Shine Time: 8 - 9:30 a.m. Location: Celebration Station, 509 Westline Dr. Cost: Admission is free. October 5 Sunset Reception Time: 4 - 6 p.m. Location: Cox Convention Center Arena, One Myriad Gardens Cost: Admission is free. RSVP not required. October 9 Navy Birthday Ball Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St. Cost: Individual tickets are $75; Corporate tables of 10 are available for $1,500

Register securely online for Chamber events at www.okcchamber.com/events or e-mail register@okcchamber.com with questions.


SCHMOOZAPALOOZA NETWORKING TRADE SHOW: OCTober 26 Bring your friends, coworkers and clients to preview the latest products and services from Chamber member exhibitors. SchmoozaPalooza will take place Tuesday, October 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Travel & Transportation Building at State Fair Park, 3200 Stagecoach. WANT TO BE AN EXHIBITOR? Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to get your products and services in front of nearly 1,000 attendees. Single booths (10’ x 10’) are $300 and double booths (10’ x 20’) are $600. NEED TO GET TICKETS? Individual tickets are $10 per person – admission price includes one drink ticket. Or take advantage of the PaloozaSpecial – purchase 20 $10 tickets and receive five tickets FREE! Special thanks to Signature Sponsor – First Fidelity Bank and Host Sponsor – Oklahoma State Fair, Inc.

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FOCUSing ON BUSINESS RETENTION, EXPANSION Continued from page 1

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and more successes for everyone. This year’s interviews led to a call-to-action that focuses on three areas: improving education and workforce development; enhancing the business climate; and investing in infrastructure.

ImprovING Education & Workforce According to businesses, the quality and educational attainment of the workforce is a concern. As hiring has slowed, companies have become more selective in their hiring practices. Issues most frequently mentioned that need to be addressed include: • Address the need for skilled technology workers, specifically experienced engineers, information technology and finance professionals to meet the demand of existing industries. • Continue to improve communication and collaboration between Career Tech and the school districts in Oklahoma County to give students greater access and information about career opportunities. • Improve overall quality and quantity of high school and college graduates, and address the graduation rate at all levels. Many graduates do not have the qualifications necessary to enter the job market at graduation; and too many do not graduate at all.

ENHANCING THE BUSINESS CLIMATE

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To-date, the region has not seen any major layoffs, and is beginning to see some hiring across all industry sectors.

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Oklahoma City continues to receive positive national attention for our city and great business climate, but this did not just happen overnight. Business and elected leaders have worked for many years to improve our business climate, quality of life, and all of the other factors that make Oklahoma City a quality place to do business. It is great to be recognized in a positive light during a time of continued national and global economic stress. However, the Chamber must continue to work with its partners at the city, county, state and federal levels in order to continue this trend. The job of maintaining a business climate that fosters growing healthy companies is not one for the Chamber alone. Much of the information gathered goes into planning a community callto-action. While Greater Oklahoma City companies have their own individual challenges and successes, a strong business climate and unified business community lead to fewer challenges

During the 2010 Legislative session, the Chamber worked with a group led by the State Chamber in pursuit of major changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system. While a number of positive changes were enacted, significant, comprehensive reform is needed in order to decrease costs for Oklahoma businesses. In recent years, several successes have been made in the area of lawsuit reform legislation. In 2009, legislation was passed to limit non-economic damages in negligence cases to $400,000. This year, the legislature took steps necessary to implement the cap by passing legislation to create the Indemnity Trust Fund Board which will purchase insurance to cover the liability of the portion of such judgments in excess of $400,000.

Investing in Infrastructure The city and state must continue to be proactive in planning

for, and investing in, the future expansion of roads, sewer and water systems to accommodate population and business growth in both the immediate future and beyond. There is also a role for the federal government in funding many of the critical infrastructure needs.


COMMUNITY STRENGTHS

BARRIERS TO GROWTH

There are a number of factors prevalent in the Greater Oklahoma City region that strengthen businesses’ ability to succeed. These include: • Low cost of doing business • Continual improvement of quality of life • Low cost of living • Positive business and regulatory climate • Strong community leadership (business and elected) • Increasingly positive national media coverage • Ongoing revitalization projects (MAPS, MAPS for Kids, Project 180, MAPS 3)

A number of negative factors also effect local businesses’ success. To improve the business environment, the following areas must see improvement. • Perceived lack of skilled labor, in some sectors • High school and college graduates unprepared for workforce • Difficulty in recruiting professional employees from other states and countries • Continued high cost of workers’ compensation • Lack of quality large office or industrial buildings and shovel ready industrial sites • Lack of venture capital dollars in bioscience and high- tech sectors • Limited non-stop flights • Poor roadway and highway maintenance The Chamber’s Business Retention & Expansion Team is available to assist companies in the Greater Oklahoma City region. For more information, contact Robin Roberts Krieger at (405)297-8945 or rroberts@okcchamber.com

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PROJECT OFFERS RESOURCES FOR INFORMED VOTING With nearly every Oklahoma voter being an employee, an employer or a retiree, it is vital to elect candidates who will keep Oklahoma competitive in the global marketplace and will grow our economy. The outcome on Election Day impacts Oklahoma businesses. Every day, Oklahoma’s legislators make decisions about the economy, health care, education, taxes and more. These decisions affect Greater Oklahoma City’s companies’ abilities to grow and compete.

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“The individuals elected to our state legislature will make important decisions regarding our economy and the ways in which we do business,” said Brad Krieger, Vice Chair Government Relations for the Chamber and Arvest Chairman and CEO. “As citizens, we have a responsibility to vote. Moreover, as active participants of the business community, we must act on that responsibility to continue to create opportunities for our state.”

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The project’s website, www.okprosperity.com/okccoc, is a vital resource for voters who are looking to get informed. With access to voter guides, information on absentee and early voting, voters can ensure they are informed before they head to the polls. During the 2008 elections, more than 4.3 million pages of election information were viewed from the group’s website. And more than 114,000 voter registration forms were downloaded. Candidates for Congress, governor, lieutenant governor, “As an employer, the attorney general, state Prosperity Project was great! superintendent, state The employee materials were well senate and state house received surveys from organized, user friendly, and the project. Nearly high-energy. You enabled me to all candidates have get quality information and registration filled out the surveys, forms to my coworkers quickly without which can be viewed a lot of time invested on my part.” on the project’s site.

– Jory Gromer, General Manager, Green Bay Packaging

To boost voter registration, the project encourages companies to host


voter registration events for their employees. In the past, many Greater Oklahoma City businesses have hosted such events and seen great success. Devon Energy Corp. saw 75 new registrations while Mercy Health Systems saw 122. The deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 2 election is Oct. 8. The Prosperity Project is heading up a statewide workplace voter registration week Oct. 4-8. Registration Drive Toolkits are available through the project, and companies can request voter registration forms for their workplace from the Chamber. To get voter registration forms for your office, contact Ruby Rahill at 405297-8972 or rrahill@okcchamber.com. For more information on the Prosperity Project or to sign up to receive free election toolkits for this year’s elections, visit www.okcchamber.com/prosperity. To stay up-to-date with the Prosperity Project, you can follow @okprosperity on Twitter; become a fan of Oklahoma Prosperity Project on Facebook; or join the Oklahoma Prosperity Project group on LinkedIn.

Devon Energy Corp. is one of many Greater Oklahoma City companies who work with the Oklahoma Prosperity Project to encourage smart voting. Dell USA, L.P. hosts a voter registration drive for their employees.

Don’t Miss These important dates Oct. 4-8: Statewide Workplace Voter Registration Week Oct. 8: Deadline for General Voter Registration Oct. 27: General “Voter Absentee” Deadline

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Nov. 2: General Election Day

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Convention & Visitors Bureau Spotlight: Strong fiscal year despite economic struggles Convention & Visitors Bureau Year-End Review

Convention/Sports Sales The CVB Convention & Sports Sales staff worked hard to maintain a high level of interest in Oklahoma City as a meeting and event destination. By year end, 33 formal bids and presentations had been submitted to prospective clients. There were 208 conventions, meetings and sports events (three percent increase) booked representing 191,582 future room nights (nine percent increase). Future bookings include the 2011 Pentecostal Conference of the North American Keralites (4,500 attendance, 1,500 room nights); 2012 Pre-Paid Legal Services International Convention (12,000 attendance; 13,905 room nights); and the 2013 National Square Dance Association Annual Convention (6,000 attendance, 5,460 room nights). The CVB provided convention services for 328 groups during the year and achieved an 88.2 percent customer satisfaction rating. Tourism Sales The popularity of “Staycations” during the economic slowdown has encouraged regional travelers to look at Oklahoma City as a vacation destination. CVB Tourism staff work resulted in 666 tour

groups booked to visit Oklahoma City – an 80 percent increase over the previous year. The new Oklahoma City Visitor Information Center opened in the Cox Convention Center. The easily-accessible Visitor Information Center is available all hours the Cox Convention Center is open and is staffed during high-profile night and weekend events to provide visitors with up-to-date visitor information. Marquee Event Development Marquee Event staff is focused on equine and agricultural events that stimulate economic activity for Oklahoma City. Work is currently underway with State Fair Park officials to secure the renewal of several contracts for long-term clients to continue to protect Oklahoma City’s reign as “Horse Show Capital of the World.” The economic impact for Oklahoma City in the arena of equine and agricultural events produces more than $171 million in direct spending. Marketing & Communications The Marketing & Communications team continues to manage the overall marketing efforts designed to increase the number of visitors to Oklahoma City. Continued upgrades to the CVB website helped increase the number of Internet visits from 1,056,641 in FY 2009 to 1,294,549 visits in FY 2010 – a 23 percent increase. The 2009 Visitor’s Guide received the RedBud Award for the state’s Best Tourism Publication. The CVB also received the RedBud Award for the Best Feature Story published in the previous year. Successful site visits with travel journalists resulted in positive coverage or planned visits to Oklahoma City. Contacts with travel writers and national media generated more than $940,000 in unpaid publicity. Articles appeared in a number of publications including Southern Living, NBA.com, Leisure Group Travel and a variety of online blogs specific to the travel industry. Thanks to the outstanding partnerships by hotels, attractions, restaurants, organizations and other industry supporters, Oklahoma City continues to be a great value and a hospitable destination for all our visitors.

Learn more about the CVB and upcoming events in Oklahoma City at www.visitokc.com.

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Fiscal Year 2010 (FY 2010) proved to be another successful year for the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) with many goals reached. The hard work and dedication of the CVB team resulted in receiving Oklahoma’s highest tourism award, the RedBud, as the Oklahoma Tourism Organization of the Oklahoma City continues to be a great Year. Convention, tourism value and a hospitable destination for and events sales activity all our visitors. achieved a total of 378,377 secured room nights for the year – seven percent more than the goal. The CVB’s sales efforts during the year will lead to more than $414 million in direct spending by future conventions, meetings, group tours, sporting events and equine events – a 114:1 return on investment for Oklahoma City.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! A & S Roofing

Back40 Design Group

Catering Connection

Do Fitness

A Date with Iris

Badger Properties, LLC

Central Oklahoma Newspaper Group, Inc.

Draper Park Christian Church

PUBLISHERS - NEWSPAPER Mr. Cliff Condy..........................752-2664 10801 Quail Plaza Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73120-3118

CHURCHES Mr. Jason Murray......................634-3389 8500 S. Walker Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73139-9446 www.draperparkokc.com

Cherokee Nation Entertainment

EA Pando Communications

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Mr. DeBray A. Ayala..................205-9993 3332 Stonybrook Court Oklahoma City, OK 73120-5324 www.aandsroofingokc.com FLORISTS Ms. Kris Balaban......................604-5959 4201 N. Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-5415 www.adatewithiris.com

AEG Holdings, LLC

MARKETING CONSULTANTS Mr. Andrew Havens...................286-3464 2601 N.W. Expressway, Suite 405W Oklahoma City, OK 73112 www.aegmediagroup.com

ALJT, LLC

OIL LAND LEASES Mr. Jordan Malwick...................414-9298 3241 N. Roff Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112-3343

A-1 Electric, Inc.

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL Mr. Tim Parker..........................408-3174 504 S.W. 154th Court Oklahoma City, OK 73170-7551

A1 SCR, LLC

FORKLIFTS Mr. Kyle Lewis...........................378-7174 732 S.W. 156th Place Oklahoma City, OK 73170-7620

Achievis Senior Living Associates

ASSISTED LIVING MANAGEMENT Ms. Joyce Clark.........................812-9089 7025 N.W. 131st Terr. Oklahoma City, OK 73142-6049 www.achievisseniorliving.com

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Aegis Food Testing Laboratories, Inc. LABORATORIES - TESTING Dr. Sally Yoder................. (630) 272-7030 3532 S.W. 2nd St., Bldg. D Oklahoma City, OK 73108-1104 www.aegisfoodlabs.com

American Exteriors, LLC

CONTRACTORS - SIDING WINDOWS Mr. David Fuller............... (800)794-6369 3000 United Founders Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73112 www.amext.com

Bachle’s by the Fire

FIREPLACES Ms. Kandi Isenbart...................842-8872 9422 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73120-2712 www.bachlesbythefire.com

INTERNET - WEB HOSTING & WEB DESIGN Ms. Stacy Brasher....................478-4080 13431 N. Broadway, Suite 104 Oklahoma City, OK 73114-2225 www.back40design.com REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT Ms. Deborah Knight..................203-5200 P.O. Box 6415 Edmond, OK 73083-6415

Carol Barber-Independent Consultant Rodan & Fields

SKIN CARE Ms. Carol Barber......................720-9622 7308 Walnut Creek Dr. P.O. Box 720193 Oklahoma City, OK 73172-0193 www.cbarber.myrandf.com

CATERERS Mr. Dustin Dunaway..................626-4001 3801 S.E. 29th St. Del City, OK 73115-2637 www.cateringconnection.net

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Mr. David Stewart........... (918) 384-7874 777 W. Cherokee St. Catoosa, OK 74015-3235 www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com

COMMUNICATION SERVICES Mr. Ever Pando.........................613-1794 713 S.W. 29th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73109-2216

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PUBLISHERS - MAGAZINE Ms. Stacy Brasher....................341-5599 13431 N. Broadway Ext., Suite 104 Edmond, OK 73114-2225 www.edmondoutlook.com

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PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Clarence L. Wiley, MD...............278-7911 535 N.W. 9th St., Suite 305 Oklahoma City, OK 73102-1073 www.beautythruhealth.md

Comfort Inn HOTELS & MOTELS Ms Kimberly Gildon...................470-7676 5921 S.W. 8th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73128-2407 www.choicehotels.com/hotels/ok173

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Contemporary Cabinets, Inc.

Beauty thru Health Dermatology, PC

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Blue Spruce Incorporated RESTAURANTS Mr. Scott Weaver.......................330-1602 1535 N.W. Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73118-4411

Bricktown Red Dirt Marketplace

RETAIL Mr. Chad Huntington.................234-8263 115 E. California Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104 www.bricktownmarketplace.com Board of Advisors

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MILLWORK Mr. David Brownell....................330-4592 308 Westland Dr. P.O. Box 5694 Edmond, OK 73083-5694 www.con-cab.com

Cook Auction Company

AUCTIONEERS Mr. William W. Cook..................412-2013 4036 N.W. 31st St. Oklahoma City, OK 73112-3316 www.okcauctioneer.com

Cancer Treatment Center of America HOSPITALS Ms. Christie Enochs........ (800) 333-2822 10109 E. 79th St. Tulsa, OK 74133 www.cancercenter.com

Country Inn & Suites

Carlsbad Management Group

Curb Appeal Roofing

HOTELS & MOTELS Mr. Robert Jonas.......................843-2002 3141 N.W. Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73112 www.countryinns.com/hotels/okokctyn

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES Mr. Steve Jones.........................701-1411 100 48th Ave. N.W. Norman, OK 73072-4442 www.carlsbadok.com

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Mr. Fred Lydick.........................601-9222 1101 S. Broadway Edmond, OK 73034-3946 www.curbappealroofing.com

Carsmart Collision

D’Aurizio Drywall & Acoustics, Inc.

AUTOMOBILE REPAIRING & SERVICE Mr. Lee Daughtery.....................688-2738 3017 S. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73119-1707

FITNESS CENTERS AND TRAINING Mr. Don Oliver...........................848-5551 5118 N. Shartel Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-6025 www.dofitnessokc.com

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES Mr. Nicholas D’Aurizio, III..........751-4295 809 S. Agnew Ave., Suite C P.O. Box 82174 Oklahoma City, OK 73148-0174 www.dauriziodrywall.com

Edmond Outlook Magazine

El Nacional

PUBLISHERS - NEWSPAPER Mr. Randy Turoga-King..............816-8383 304 S.W. 25th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73109-5922 www.elnacionalnews.com

Evans Building Concepts

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES Mr. Chris Evans........................720-9333 8405 N. Rockwell Ave., Suite 7 Oklahoma City, OK 73132-4224 www.evansbuildingconcepts.com Lead Investor

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Evergreen Syndicate, LLC HOLDING COMPANIES Mr. Mike Zserdin.......................603-4043 5745 N.W. 132nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73142-4437 www.evergreensynd.com

First Data Merchant Services

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING Ms. Dena Johnston...................820-2173 3817 N.W. Expressway, Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73112-1448 www.firstdata.com

1st National Appraisals

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS Mr. Eric Thompson....................627-0825 10705 Green Valley Rd. P.O. Box 54632 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-1632 www.firstnationalappraisals.com


Recognizing members who take a special leadership role in financing the Chamber’s operations at significantly higher levels. Each Lead Investor is highlighted with a BLUE BOX and identified as a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Lead Investor. Board of Advisor members are identified as well. Flourish Integrative Pharmacy

GraphixSource Oklahoma, LLC

Ideas in Ice

Little Guys Movers

Force Staffing

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Image Works of Oklahoma

Lucky Dog Lodge

Interactive Transaction Services

MD Movers, LLC

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Ms. Nicole Blair........................343-6262 825 N.W. 58th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-5912 www.graphixsourceok.com Bronze

FURNITURE Mr. Jon Wavra...........................418-8488 5801 N.W. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4236 www.furniturebuyconsignment.com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa AMUSEMENT / ENTERTAINMENT /ATTRACTIONS CASINOS HOTELS & MOTELS RESORTS Ms. Stacy McKee-Redden ....................................... (918) 384-7800 777 W. Cherokee St. Catoosa, OK 74015-3235 www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com

Futurity Consulting Services, LLC

Hearth & Home Inspections

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES - TEMPORARY Mr. Frank Plumlee.....................605-7808 532 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73107-6423

Furniture Buy Consignment

CONSULTANTS Mr. Jeramy Rich........................205-0062 431 N.E. 14th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73104-1209

Galaxy Home Recreation

REAL ESTATE INSPECTION Mr. Russell Butler.....................642-1057 10301 Harvest Hills Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73162-4008 www.hearthandhomeokc.com

Hefton Operating Company, LLC

OUTDOOR STORES Mr. Ronak Shah........................947-6565 4335 W. Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73107-6529 www.galaxyhomerecreation.com

INVESTMENTS Mr. Richard R. Hefton...............812-7231 6608 N. Western Ave., Suite 402 Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7326

Gary Owen Ventriloquist-Hypnotist

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SPEAKERS / PROFESSIONAL Mr. Gary Owen..........................840-2100 1405 N.W. 150th Terr. Edmond, OK 73013-1525 www.garyowencomedy.com

Gem Quality Pins

ADVERTISING - SPECIALTIES Ms. Deborah Blair.....................341-9956 3801 Pawnee Circle Edmond, OK 73013-7722 www.gqpins.com Board of Advisors

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General Electric Aviation MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION DIVERSIFIED Mr. Steven Kahne......................455-3771 2501 Liberty Parkway, Suite 450 Midwest City, OK 73110-2835 www.geae.com

Ghostlight Theatre Club

THEATRES Ms. Emily Etherton....................245-2026 3110 N. Walker Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-7361 www.ghostlightokc.com

Silver

The Hertz Corporation AUTOMOBILE RENTING & LEASING EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING Mr. R. Todd Blevins...................775-4990 14501 Hertz Quail Springs Parkway Oklahoma City, OK 73134-2628 www.hertz.com

Holiday Inn Airport

HOTELS & MOTELS Mr. Jeff Penner..........................601-7272 4401 S.W. 15th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73108-2228 www.hiokcairport.com

Holiday Inn North - Quail Springs

ICE SCULPTING Mr. Ken Burkember...................495-4423 7219 N.W. 3rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73127-6134 www.ideasinice.com BUSINESS MACHINES Mr. Daniel Tero..........................232-4288 729 N. Virginia Ave. P.O. Box 60247 Oklahoma City, OK 73146-0247 PAYROLL SERVICES Ms. Tania Warnock.......... (580) 213-1762 324 W. Broadway Ave. Enid, OK 73701-3838 www.itsvcs.com

John Miller Homes

CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Mr. John Miller..........................494-7445 110 S. 5th St., Suite 201 Yukon, OK 73099-2601 www.johnmillerhomes.biz

Johnson and Associates

ENGINEERS - CIVIL Mr. Tim Johnson........................235-8075 1 E. Sheridan Ave., Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424 www.jaokc.com

ksdesign

RETAIL Ms. Kyle Woolbright..................524-7868 4207 N. Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-5415 www.ksdesignokc.com Board of Advisors

Key Construction, LLC CONTRACTORS - GENERAL Mr. David Hale................ (918) 362-3201 5415 S. 125th East Ave., Suite 201 Tulsa, OK 74146-6206 www.keyconstruction.com

HOTELS & MOTELS Mr. Jeff Penner..........................286-9393 13800 Quail Springs Parkway Oklahoma City, OK 73134 www.holidayinn.com

King Quality Homes, Inc.

Homemade Gourmet - Dana Huffmyer

Wayne E. King, DDS, Inc.

FOOD DISTRIBUTORS Ms. Dana Huffmyer...................330-0242 2425 Cheval Pointe Dr. Edmond, OK 73034-6085 www.homemadegourmet.com/ danahuffmyer

Bronze

HOME BUILDERS Mr. Clinton King........................203-3418 14601 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73170-5709 DENTISTS Ms. Tina King............................840-9054 3621 N.W. 63rd St., Suite E Oklahoma City, OK 73116-2041 www.restorativeassociates.com

Leavitt Sign & Graphics

SIGNS & ADVERTISING DISPLAYS Ms. Jill Simons.........................787-2100 7214 Melrose Lane Oklahoma City, OK 73127-6105 www.leavittsign.com

MOVERS Mr. Jay McCoy...........................292-5700 201 N. Porter Ave. Norman, OK 73071-5836 www.littleguys.com ANIMAL SHELTERS Ms. Sarah Thompson................848-5733 420 N.W. 70th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73116 www.luckydoglodge.cbiz MOVERS Ms. Mari Constable...................471-9326 16209 Stillmeadows Dr. Edmond, OK 73013-9411

MHC Kenworth

TRUCK DEALERS Mr. Jack Constant.....................949-0009 5701 S.W. 5th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73128-1229 www.mhctruck.com

Macia’s Dance Center

DANCE COMPANIES / INSTRUCTION Ms. Yolanda Macias..................850-4315 1205 N.W. 23rd St. 908 Ridgeway Dr. Moore, OK 73160-2457

McBride Foundation

NON PROFIT - SERVICE AGENCIES Ms. Suzi Clowers......................426-2550 1111 N. Lee Ave., Suite 115 Oklahoma City, OK 73103-2621 www.mcbridefoundation.org

McDonald’s

RESTAURANTS Mr. Scott Weaver.......................330-1602 1535 N.W. Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73118-4411 www.mcoklahoma.com/3384

McDonald’s

RESTAURANTS Mr. Scott Weaver.......................330-1602 8000 E. Reno Ave. Midwest City, OK 73110-7521 www.mcoklahoma.com/26238

McDonald’s

RESTAURANTS Mr. Scott Weaver.......................330-1602 1300 E. 2nd St. Edmond, OK 73034-5319 www.mcoklahoma.com/25542

McDonald’s

RESTAURANTS Mr. Scott Weaver.......................330-1602 12135 N. I-35 Service Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73131-6428 www.mcoklahoma.com/7015

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PHARMACIES Mr. David Archibald..................751-3333 13925 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73134-5035 www.flourishrx.com

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! McDonald’s

Office Depot #2252

McDonald’s

Oklahoma City East KOA

RESTAURANTS Mr. Scott Weaver.......................330-1602 1225 W. I-35 Frontage Rd. Edmond, OK 73034-7394 www.mcoklahoma.com/30967 RESTAURANTS Mr. Scott Weaver.......................330-1602 1235 N. Kelly St. Edmond, OK 73003-4865 www.mcoklahoma.com/17080

CAMPGROUNDS Mr. Terry Haith..........................391-5000 6200 S. Choctaw Rd. Choctaw, OK 73020-5015 www.koa.com

Midwest Insulation & Material Co.

PSAV Presentation Services

CONTRACTORS - INSULATION Ms. M. Leah Wells....................528-2787 38 N.E. 48th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105-2019

Mr. Paint, LLC

AUTOMOBILE REPAIRING & SERVICE Mr. Mark Rendeluk....................491-7335 8620 W. Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73127-2914 www.mrpaint.net

Neighborhood Alliance

NON PROFIT - SERVICE AGENCIES Ms. Georgie Rasco....................528-6322 1236 N.W. 36th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-5604 www.nacok.org

OKC-OMS

ORAL SURGEONS Dr. James A. Baker...................636-4230 8301 S. Walker, Suite 101 Oklahoma City, OK 73139-9449 www.okcoms.com

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OFFICE SUPPLIES Mr. Chris Cornell.......................946-8040 2724 N.W. Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73112-7048 www.officedepot.com

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AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION SERVICES Mr. Phil Rapp............................290-7004 The Skirvin Hotel 1 Park Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102-9003 www.psav.com

P S Consulting

CONSULTANTS Ms. Kay P. Stout........................255-8301 609 Van Buren N.W. Piedmont, OK 73078-9552 www.kaystout.net

Performance Resource Group

CONSULTANTS Mr. Doug Tatum.........................627-1189 725 Fox Hill Dr. Edmond, OK 73034-7350

Professional Flooring & Design

FLOOR COVERINGS Ms. Sascha Jade.......................609-4420 5112 N. Military Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-4413 www.oklahomacitywindowtreatments.com

Office Depot #676 OFFICE SUPPLIES Mr. Scott Sassenrath.................440-2905 5929 S.W. 3rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73128 www.officedepot.com

Quail Creek Properties, LLC

Office Depot #435

DOORS Mr. Robert Treaster...................769-7281 11515 Sewell Ave. Choctaw, OK 73020-8282

OFFICE SUPPLIES Mr. Wes Shaw...........................755-7552 2360 W. Memorial Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73134-8035 www.officedepot.com

Office Depot #2163

OFFICE SUPPLIES Mr. Steve Campbell...................773-1762 7730 N.W. Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73132-1573 www.officedepot.com

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS Mr. Mark E. Gautreaux..............751-0233 2933 W. Hefner Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73120

R & C Doors

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Rainey Law Firm ATTORNEYS / LAWYERS Ms. Roberta Browning Fields....235-1356 105 N. Hudson Ave., Suite 650B Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Red Eagle Feather Distributing, LLC OFFICE FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT OFFICE SUPPLIES Mr. Yancey Redcorn...................701-3455 115 S. Peters Ave., Suite 8 Norman, OK 73069-6047 www.redeaglefeather.com

Board of Advisors

Bronze

Remedy Roofing, Inc. CONTRACTORS - ROOFING Mr. Jack Dever..........................209-2361 912 Messenger Lane 21925 Franz Rd., Suite 402 Katy, TX 77449-3723 www.remedyroofing.com

Republic Gastropub

RESTAURANTS Mr. Keith Paul...........................286-4577 5830 N. Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 www.republicgastropub.com

Right Rehab, PLLC

REHABILITATION SERVICES Mr. Paul Clark...........................684-3330 5017 N.W. 62nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73122-7414

Sagac Public Affairs, LLC

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Mr. Trey Richardson..................521-0900 4308 N. Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-5032 www.sagaconline.com

Shouse & Associates Consulting

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Mr. Jerrod Shouse.....................650-2981 2608 N.W. 69th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73116-4716 www.jerrodshouse.com

The Smile Associates

DENTAL CLINICS Samantha L. Marley-Harrod, DDS............ ................................................842-4646 2900 N.W. 156th St. Edmond, OK 73013-2102 www.thesmileassociates.com

SoonerPoll

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTERS Mr. Bill Shapard........................607-4664 820 N.E. 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105-6441 www.soonerpoll.com

Caple A. Spence, MD, PC

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Dr. Caple A. Spence..................813-2600 535 N.W. 9th St., Suite 205 Oklahoma City, OK 73102-1077 www.snssokc.com

Stella

RESTAURANTS Ms. Lori Tyler............................235-2200 1201 N. Walker Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73103-3722 www.stellaokc.com

Lead Investor

Bronze

Board of Advisors

Bronze

Stinnett & Associates MANAGEMENT SERVICES / CONSULTANTS Ms. Andrea Harmon...................418-3700 14001 McAuley Blvd., Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73134-7006 www.stinnett-associates.com Strata Leadership TRAINING PROGRAMS Dr. Nathan Mellor.....................445-3722 13800 Benson Rd., Suite 206 P.O. Box 11000 Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100 www.strataleadership.com

Sun City Solar Energy

SOLAR PRODUCTS DEALERS & SERVICES Mr. Chris Gary...........................842-3800 7540 Berkley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73116-4215 www.suncityenergy.com

Tango PR

PUBLIC RELATIONS Mr. Jorge Hernandez.................606-8792 308 S.W. 25th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73109-5922 www.tangopr.net

Telcom Advisory Group

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES Mr. John P. Harris......................401-5007 3608 N.W. 174th St. Edmond, OK 73012-6734 www.telcomadvisorygroup.com

308 Design Collaborative

ARCHITECTS Mr. David Wanzer......................641-6911 628 W. Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102-2410 www.308designcollaborative.com

360okc.com

ADVERTISING - INTERNET Mr. David Holt...........................286-5186 P.O. Box 14855 Oklahoma City, OK 73113-0855 www.360okc.com

Tradebank

BARTER & TRADE EXCHANGES Mr. Andrew Muchmore..............315-7455 1208 N. Creek Dr. Edmond, OK 73034-3041 www.tradebank.com

Treat’s Solutions

JANITORIAL SUPPLIES - WHOLESALE & RETAIL Mr. Preston Treat.......................787-8222 6220 Melrose Lane P.O. Box 271510 Oklahoma City, OK 73137-1510 www.treatssolutions.com


Recognizing members who take a special leadership role in financing the Chamber’s operations at significantly higher levels. Each Lead Investor is highlighted with a BLUE BOX and identified as a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Lead Investor. Board of Advisor members are identified as well.

BEAUTY SALONS / BARBER SHOPS / SPAS Ms. Olivia Smith.......................821-6034 1251 S. Fretz Ave., Suite 120 Edmond, OK 73003-5798

U R Mobile

COMPUTER SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS MOBILE APPLICATIONS Ms. Melissa Vincent..................603-2020 5745 N.W. 132nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73142-4437 www.urmobile.com

United Insurance Agency, LLC

Board of Advisors

Bronze

WDG Architecture Dallas, PLLC ARCHITECTS Mr. Sterling Little........... (214) 969-5311 325 N. Saint Paul St., Suite 3800 Dallas, TX 75201-3899 www.wdgdallas.com

Bronze

Wilson Supply Company DISTRIBUTION SERVICES Mr. Ricky Welsh........................677-3382 3401 Melcat Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73179-8419 www.iwilson.com

Windrose Investors, LLC

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT Ms. Susan K. Baker..................474-8301 7500 N.W. 26th St. Bethany, OK 73008 www.windroseinvestors.com

Western Waterproofing Co., Inc.

WATERPROOFING Mr. Eric Birch.................. (918) 587-5581 1535 E. 6th St. Tulsa, OK 74120-4025 www.westernwaterproofing.com

White River Energy, LLC

INSURANCE - HEALTH Mr. Micheal Ferguson................872-5500 106 S. Main St. P.O. Box 1019 Noble, OK 73068-1019

OIL & GAS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION Mr. David D. LeNorman.............548-1200 4747 Gaillardia Parkway Oklahoma City, OK 73142-1856

Versateq, LLC

Whole Foods Market Southwest

BANK EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES Mr. Stan Klarenbeek..................787-4464 2901 S. Portland Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73108-4838 www.versateq.com

Board of Advisors

GROCERS - RETAIL Ms. Laura Zappi.............. (512) 391-8400 1105 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703 www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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grand OPENINGS

Congratulations to the following Chamber members on their recent Grand Openings & Ground Breakings! All Chamber members are welcome to attend Grand Openings.

To view more photos and see the schedule of upcoming Grand Openings, visit www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

Bank of Oklahoma 10601 S. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73170-2500

Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma 325 N.E. 97th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Oklahoma City Airport 4521 S.W. 15th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Four Points by Sheraton Oklahoma City Quail Springs 3117 N.W. 137th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Freestyle Productions 2200 N. Broadway St. Moore, OK 73160-4303

Infant Crisis Services INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center 4200 S. Douglas Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73109

T&S Web Design, LLC 2801 E. Memorial Rd., Suite 137 Oklahoma City, OK 73013

Texadelphia 200 S. Oklahoma Ave., Suite 110 Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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www.warrenproducts.com

Oklahoma City owned & operated since 1983


ECONOMIC INDICATORS

How Are We Doing OKC? How Difficult Is It To Find A Job? HOW DO WE COMPARE? Oklahoma City currently ranks No. 7 overall among large metros in terms of easiest place to find a job. Oklahoma City averages 2.3 unemployed persons for every one job posted online. According to the most recent Job Search Difficulty Index by Juju.com, OKC continues to compare quite favorably to cities like Los Angeles which averages six unemployed persons for every one job posting.

Rank

Metropolitan Area

Job Positings vs.

Unemployed Persons

Ratio

1

Washington, DC

1:1

7

Oklahoma City, OK

1:2

9

Salt Lake City, UT

1:2

24

Nashville, TN

1:3

25

Indianapolis, IN

1:3

34

Columbus, OH

1:4

44

St. Louis, MO

1:5

46

Los Angeles, CA

1:6

48

Detroit, MI

1:9

Juju.com searches all online job postings in a metro to give an indication of how many jobs are posted online versus how many people are looking. However, it does not take into account underemployment, or people who take jobs for which they are overqualified.

DO MORE BE MORE YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 405.297.7777 YMCAOKC.ORG

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7 UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS 13 CVB ENDS SUCCESSFUL FY2010 19 economic indicators


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