2020 July POINT!

July 2020

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Cutting-edge aerospace startup bringing 120 top-tier engineering and telecommunications positions to Oklahoma. SKYDWELLER ANNOUNCES OKC AS U.S. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

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16|OF+MO begins the recruitment of locals as demand and opportunities rise 12|Google education evangelist to keynote State of the Schools address 8|OKC ranked No. 1 for PPP approval, disbursements

T he U.S.-Spanish aerospace company Skydweller Aero Inc. announced the establishment of the company’s headquarters and engineering operations in Oklahoma City and testing and integration in Ardmore. Skydweller plans to increase operations to 120 aerospace engineering and field technician jobs in Oklahoma by 2024. Skydweller has offices in the Washington, D.C., Madrid and Valdepeñas, Spain. This rapidly growing multi- national startup will be recruiting top-tier aerospace and software engineering talent to further the development and deployment of their ultra-persistent, unmanned aircraft in both locations over the coming years. “We are honored to be moving our corporate headquarters to Oklahoma, following in the footsteps of Oklahoma aviation titans like Wiley Post,” said Skydweller CEO Dr. Robert Miller. “Oklahoma’s inspired and dedicated engineering talent will help make our vision a reality.” Aerospace startup bringing top-tier engineering jobs

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Leadership Notes

We believe second opinions can’t wait.

These past few months we all know have been filled with uncertainty and difficulty for many Oklahomans, but we are definitely seeing signs that our city’s underlying potential for growth remain strong. When you consider the long-term economic outlook for the city, our momentum remains. Economic development activity has not slowed, and the Chamber is working with 65 active economic development projects. These projects include aerospace, back office and distribution and logistics projects – and the calls keep coming. Oklahoma City has so much to offer companies with a pro- business environment that builds dynamic partnerships and innovative collaborations with companies, universities, not-for-profit organizations and government leaders. The proof of this good news can be seen in two significant announcements since the beginning of the pandemic. Retail giant Costco announced in May their intentions to move their e-commerce and travel back-office operation here and with it 1,500 jobs in the next five years. Skydweller, a cutting-edge drone manufacturer designed for the defense industry, announced they would headquarter here and bring lucrative engineering jobs, building our rapidly growing aerospace industry. One thing that has been readily noticeable even through these times is the eagerness of Oklahoma City businesses to return to work. In many cases businesses adapted and adjusted their operations to stay in front even when the pandemic’s grip was at its tightest. Recent reports have OKC at No. 1 in the United States for approval rate and disbursements for Paycheck Protection Program loans. Local banks worked in partnership with businesses, rolled up their sleeves, burned the midnight oil and worked non-stop to get OKC businesses in step with the aid requirements at both the local and federal levels. A hearty congratulations to all. There is great value to our shared commitment to making Oklahoma City one of the greatest cities in the United States. It is definitely a time to keep our foot on the gas as we write our city’s next chapter in its proud history.

Roy H. Williams, CCE President & CEO

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

(Events are subject to change. Consult okcchamber.com/events for the most recent updates.) July 13 State of Health 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. okcchamber.com/statehealth July 14 Member Orientation 9 to 10:30 a.m. okcchamber.com/orientation July 15 Chamber Forum 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. okcchamber.com/julyforum July 23 MegaLunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. okcchamber.com/megalunch

Monthly Chamber Forum to discuss projects shaping OKC’s skyline The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s monthly Chamber Forum event series continues its programming virtually July 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discussion will center on the projects shaping Oklahoma City’s skyline, including information about First National Center, BancFirst Tower, and SandRidge Energy’s headquarters. Panelists for the discussion include Gary Brooks, president and CEO of Cornerstone Development, LLC and David Harlow, CEO of BancFirst. Attendees can take part in a 15-minute “virtual table” to create networking opportunities beginning at 11:45 a.m. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Cox Business and Corporate Sponsor ADG. Tickets to the event are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information visit okcchamber. com/julyforum.

Chamber’s MegaLunch returns with virtual format for networking

August 7 Enlighten Noon to 1 p.m. okcchamber.com/enlighten August 11 Member Orientation 9 to 10:30 a.m. okcchamber.com/ orientation2 August 12 State of the Schools Noon to 1:30 p.m. okcchamber.com/schools September 10 Elevate 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m. okcelevate.com

MegaLunch, an online speed networking event where members get 90 seconds to pitch products or services to other professionals from the comfort of their home or office, is set for July 23. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s quarterly event has been moved to a virtual format that will include breakout rooms and a computerized rotation schedule. The event allows participants to meet many new prospects. A total of five rotations will happen to create an ever- changing audience.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with breakout rotations starting at 11:45 a.m. An online event link will be emailed to the address associated with each registration by July 20. Special members-only tickets are $15. For more information visit okcchamber.com/megalunch Special thanks to Host Sponsor Gaillardia Country Club and Networking Event Sponsor Grand Casino Hotel Resort.

Register for events online and view a complete event calendar at okcchamber.com/events.

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O klahoma City-area businesses were quick to take advantage of federal funding relief from the Small Business Association (SBA) through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to data released by SmartAsset. SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York City, uses financial modeling to provide advice on major financial decisions, credit monitoring and credit scores. At the time of the analysis, Oklahoma City ranked No. 1 in the nation for both loan approvals (78%) and loan disbursements (64%). Kansas City was second in both categories with a 77% acceptance rate and 51% loan disbursements. In comparison, San Jose, Calif. ranks near the bottom with 17% of loans distributed. SmartAsset used data from the Census Bureau’s new Small Business Pulse Survey for small businesses for the week spanning April 26 to May 2. Plans are to update each week as data becomes available. SmartAsset’s report was done by calculating PPP loan acceptance rates by dividing the percentage of businesses

OKC ranked first for PPP approval rate, disbursements

that received a PPP loan by the percentage of businesses that applied for a loan. “I think these rankings showcase the dedication of our regional banking community to assist local companies through the process of applying for and processing PPP loans,” said W. Kent Shortridge, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber vice chair for economic development and vice president of operations for Oklahoma Natural Gas. “The willingness of so many local teams to work tirelessly to help small businesses complete their applications quickly and get them the funds needed to help them through this crisis was amazing. I can’t thank these partners enough for their efforts.” Overseen by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the PPP is the largest fixture of federal coronavirus financial relief programs. The program provides forgivable loans to small businesses, defined as those with fewer than 500 employees, to cover payroll and associated costs. One of Oklahoma City’s businesses that were among the first to take advantage of the PPP offerings was Chamber member Vox Printing, Inc.

Vox Printing CEO David Reid found ways to keep his business up and running through the PPP loan program.

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Places With the Highest PPP Loan Acceptance Rates, as of May 2, 2020

unknown of when things will open and how customers will respond makes it extra difficult. Receiving the PPP was a must-have for survival and a no-brainer to protect our people and keep jobs.” Kize praised members of his accounting team that were able to gather the detail information needed and delivering them quickly and accurately with the assistance from their lender. “Our banker, Jon Bartel of the Bank of Oklahoma, was a real champion for small community businesses like us. He was going far beyond the normal expectations, working around the clock, and doing whatever it takes to best serve his customers and put them in position to receive the funds,” Ragan said “Because of Jon’s proactive nature, we were able to properly submit our application on the first day and were fortunate enough to receive the funds in the first wave.” More details about the data and a complete look at the rankings and how the data was gathered can be found at SmartAsset.com.

“The PPP Loan has been very beneficial to Vox Printing since it can be a forgivable loan. It made the most sense for our company,” said David Reid, president of Vox Printing. “All the other options we had were loans that needed to be repaid. The PPP loan allowed Vox to keep all of our employees on the payroll during the toughest part of the COVID-19 shutdown.” Reid said the process went relatively smoothly once the federal government got the guidelines so his bank could process the application accurately. “Kirkpatrick Bank has been our bank for over 20 years and was very helpful in securing the PPP loan in the first round,” Reid said. “They gave us a list of what was needed and kept in touch all the way through. We were updated on the status and funding came quicker than I thought it would. It was a relatively simple process.” Similar sentiments were echoed by Jeff Ragan, founder and CEO of Kize Concepts, a food service industry with focus on health and nutrition. “When you see your cash flow immediately and unexpectedly drop overnight, that was tough to swallow,” Ragan said. “Adding the uncertainty and

Rank City

Rate

1 Oklahoma City, OK

78.0%

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Kansas City, MO-KS

77.5% 71.5% 70.7% 70.1% 67.5% 66.3%

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Birminghan-Hoover, AL Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

St. Louis, MO-IL

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (Tie) 66.0%

Lousiville, KY-IN (TIE)

66.0% 66.0%

10 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY

SOURCE: Smal Business Pulse Survey, Survey Week April 26, 2020 - May 2, 2020 NOTE: Tie indicates that these metro areas had the same PPP loan acceptance rate.

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Jaime Casap, Google’s global education evangelist, is a well-known collaborator with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation into education policies and practices.

Google education evangelist, speaker panel to share philosophy at State of the Schools address

C hamber members are invited to learn about current trends in education at State of the Schools on Aug. 12. The event’s virtual format will allow participants to view from the convenience of their home or work. This year’s keynote speaker is Jaime Casap, Google’s global education evangelist. Casap speaks all over the world working with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities. “Jaime Casap understands the role of technology plays in today’s modern education,” said Teresa Rose Crook, OKC Chamber vice chair for education. “With what schools and teachers went through this spring to bring

material to their students in non-traditional ways, his discussion will be engaging, entertaining and productive.” In addition to Casap’s address, a distinguished panel of K-12 and higher education leaders will also provide their insight to the future of education in Oklahoma. The K-12 panel will discuss the 2019-20 school year and how they approached learning in response to the pandemic. The group will also discuss how their districts plan to address the upcoming school year and how their approach to education might be adapted depending on the impact of COVID-19. Panelists include: • Dr. Sean McDaniel, Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) • Brent Bushey, Executive Director of Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)

• Dr. Nick Migliorino, Superintendent of Norman Public Schools (NPS) • Bart Banfield, Superintendent of Epic Charter Schools A second panel discussion with leaders of some of our region’s colleges and universities will discuss what they see in the future of higher education as it meets Oklahoma’s changing labor demands for college graduates. Higher education panelists include: • Burns Hargis, President of Oklahoma State University (OSU) • Joseph Harroz, President of the University of Oklahoma (OU)

• Dr. Martha Burger, President of Oklahoma City University (OCU) • Dr. Jerry Steward, President of Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Online registration for this event is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers. To purchase, visit okcchamber.com/schools. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor OU Medicine, School Supply/Teacher Attendance Sponsor American Fidelity Assurance Company, Host Sponsor Epic Charter Schools and Platform Signature Sponsors American Fidelity Assurance Company and Hobby Lobby.

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O klahoma Contemporary Arts Center is new museum. On March 12, the day before its scheduled grand opening, Oklahoma Contemporary’s management closed its doors to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As Oklahoma City businesses and organizations grapple with out to best open while coronavirus cases climb, the arts center is working double-time to bring the museum to the public in the safest way possible. “We have spent the weeks following the public health emergency consulting with medical professionals, civic officials and peer organizations. We have developed a data-based, phased plan to support our local arts community, expand our digital programming and, eventually, open our doors to the public,” said Eddie Walker, Oklahoma Contemporary executive director. working through a phased opening plan so guests can have their first chance to visit the The arts center’s new 4.6-acre campus is located at 11 NW 11th St. The 54,000-square-foot building is home to galleries, classroom studios, performance spaces, community lounge, café and outdoor spaces. “We are eager to share our incredible exhibitions, engaging art classes and new programs. But the well-

OK Contemporary phased reopening not lessening excitement for brand new museum

being of our community comes first. In light of the continuing threat, we decided to cancel all programs and remain closed through at least mid-July,” Walker said. If conditions allow, late in the summer, Oklahoma Contemporary will begin offering free timed ticketing to inaugural exhibitions Bright Golden Haze and Shadow on the Glare. The exhibitions have been extended through the fall to allow more time for visitors to experience the blockbuster shows. In the interim, the ramping up of creative digital content and programs has increased through Contemporary’s blog, New Light, and on social media, according to Lori Brooks, director of communications. Through biweekly interviews, livestreamed videos and other engaging content, readers get an inside glimpse into the creative working processes of contemporary artists at home and in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studio facilities. “Our staff is now returning to our facilities, which will allow us to share even more virtual exhibition tours and workshops, projects with local artists and other programs,” Brooks said. “This creative content will allow our visitors to engage even more deeply with the new arts center and the artists.”

The 54,000-square-foot building is home to galleries, classroom studios, performance spaces, community lounge, café and outdoor spaces to ensure something for everyone.

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Film/television production industry readies for business of “show business” to bounce back

A s states around the nation ease lockdown measures to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Oklahoma film industry is aggressively pushing to get back in the business of “show business.” The health crisis has proven just how much the entertainment industry means to Americans who are eager to see new programming on their television screen, streaming service or their favorite movie theater. While cast and crews across the state are eager to return to work “when safety protocols are put in place,” they continue to find more and more opportunities here thanks to Oklahoma’s efforts to accelerate the industry’s growth. In 2019, Oklahoma passed into law a measure allowing films to rebate up to 37 percent of their costs incurred for filming in the state for the next eight years. The yearly limit was doubled to $8 million. The result? Last year a record 39 film and television productions took place in the state. The productions generated $75 million for the state economy. In contrast, five years ago, the state had five film projects with a $3 million direct- spending impact, according to Tava Sofsky, director of Oklahoma Film + Music.

“We are so grateful for the momentum we have now,” Sofsky said. “It speaks to the certainty and the longevity the industry is promised here. It tells our workforce they can indeed stick around and continue to shoot in Oklahoma. Externally, it tells studios and producers that are shopping sites that Oklahoma is a place that can sustain the production to its conclusion.” Because of the momentum the film industry is experiencing the OK+MO has successfully attracted the private sector to help work with state legislators to introduce new legislation. Rep. Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma City) authored HB3921, which passed the State House and would have introduced a new tax credit with a $50 million annual cap for productions with a budget over $5 million. However, the measure was tabled as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. With the employment hardships as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown, Sofsky has directed her staff to assist in the recruitment of locals who may be interested in learning more about the business. “Unfortunately, there are so many people who are now unemployed due to the pandemic and may be looking to pivot their career fields,” Sofsky said.

Oklahoma Film + Music Director Tava Sofsky believes the industry is ready to make its turn after the ease of restrictions put in place following the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Elevate professional development event is back on Sept. 10

OBRP taking applications for businesses seeking financial assistance through $50 million grant

Valorie Burton to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Elevate.

E levate, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s professional development event, is back for its second year of helping Oklahoma City professionals grow their careers. Due to the Chamber’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elevate will be held entirely online on Thursday, Sept. 10, giving attendees the opportunities to experience world-class career coaching from the comfort of their own home or office. National bestselling author, international speaker and life strategist Valorie Burton will provide the keynote address at this year’s Elevate. Valorie is the founder and CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology – the study of what happens when things go right with us. She teaches that resilience is a skill that can be learned – and anyone who wants to have fulfillment, high impact and success must learn it. Valorie’s keynote address “Resilient & Ready: How to Thrive Through Challenge & Change” will help attendees understand and create the building blocks of resilience so they can bounce back from setbacks, withstand pressure and maintain a positive perspective.

The Elevate experience includes two keynote sessions, the attendee’s choice of three breakout sessions, access to a virtual expo, a custom attendee profile and personalized agenda, live community chat and a digital happy hour featuring online exhibitors, 1:1 speed networking, live music and more. Breaks throughout the day will highlight Oklahoma City’s arts scene and will feature yoga and other movement sessions from Oklahoma City trainers. Access to Elevate is available in three ticket tiers depending on what suits your needs. The Essential ticket package is $49 for Chamber members and $69 for nonmembers and includes day-of access to Elevate. The Preferred ticket package, which is $99 for Chamber members and $119 for nonmembers, also includes access to a replay of all general and breakout sessions for one month following the event and a VIP swag box delivered to your home or office. The Premier ticket tier includes all of the benefits already mentioned plus an additional live masterclass with keynote speaker Valorie Burton. To purchase tickets, visit OKCElevate.com. Special thanks to Aspiration Sponsor OGE Energy Corp.

G rants of up to $25,000 are part of a newly available plan through an allocation of funds through the Federal CARES Act program to aid businesses in overcoming the economic challenges they are facing as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. The Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP), a $50 million grant to offer vital funding for businesses that have suffered revenue loss, was made possible by allocations approved by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The grants are a first-come, first-serve basis. There are no mandates for the expenditures, but funds must be used for business expenses such as grant payroll, inventory, equipment and working capital. At least 20 perccent is earmarked to minority-owned businesses, according to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Oklahoma businesses can request to apply for OBRP through participating financial institutions now. From that point, the financial institutions will evaluate

applications based on the program rules and determine if the business is eligible. Approved applications will be submitted by the financial institution to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Applications will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis, and funds will be provided to the business through the financial institution. During the first phase of applications, at least 20% of the program funds will be designated for minority- owned businesses. The Phase I application deadline is July 20 with fund distributions beginning July 17. The business may choose from an average of 2019 total payroll, or an average of Jan.-Feb 2020 payroll. Further dates will be announced after the first round of applications are received. For more information businesses should email obrp@okcommerce.gov or visit the OBRP website.

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Computer coding camp set for July 6 launch date

T hrough a partnership with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, a New Mexico-based computer-coding nonprofit organization is launching its first city-based camp here. Cultivating Coders is partnering with Millwood Public Schools and Metro Tech Academy’s Springlake campus to offer its eight-week all-virtual training camp to 20 students, ranging in age from 15 to 18 years old beginning July 6. The organization sets itself apart from others teaching coding by bringing its classes to the students, whether that student is living in a rural area or on a tribal reservation. The Oklahoma City launch is the first time Cultivating Coders has brought the camp to the center of a major city. Students are given a laptop to participate in the program, where they’ll learn web application development fundamentals and technical training. These skills are highly sought by Cultivating Coder’s partnering companies that include Microsoft, AT&T, Facebook and Pixegon. During the Oklahoma City camp, students will help solve a problem presented by another Cultivating Coder partner, Rural Sourcing, Inc. The company opened its Oklahoma City office in May 2019.

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2020 OFFICERS

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TOM J. MCDANIEL American Fidelity Foundation Vice Chair, MAPS Development JENNY LOVE MEYER Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores Vice Chair, Marketing and Communications J. LARRY NICHOLS Devon Energy Corporation Vice Chair, Strategic Planning NATALIE SHIRLEY National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Vice Chair, Convention and Visitor Development KENT SHORTRIDGE ONE Gas, Inc. Vice Chair, Economic Development ROY H. WILLIAMS, CCE Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President & CEO

CARL E. EDWARDS Price Edwards & Company Vice Chair, Innovation and Bioscience DAVID HAGER Devon Energy Corporation Vice Chair, Forward Oklahoma City STEVE HAHN AT&T Oklahoma Vice Chair, Membership JUDY J. HATFIELD, CCIM Equity Commercial Realty, LLC Vice Chair, Military and Aerospace BRADLEY W. KRIEGER Arvest Bank Vice Chair, Government Relations BILL LANCE The Chickasaw Nation Vice Chair, Member Health Care Initiative

PERCY KIRK Cox Communications Chair SEAN TRAUSCHKE OGE Energy Corp. Chair Elect RHONDA HOOPER Jordan Advertising Immediate Past Chair JOHN HART Continental Resources Treasurer

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Oklahoma ranked in the Top 5 States with the Best Health Infrastructure for COVID-19

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