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CLICK FOR ENTIRE STORY The travel industry continues to play a major role in Oklahoma City’s economy. VACAT ION DES T I NAT ION


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Visitor Industry Remains Important to Local Economy


O klahoma’s travel industry remains an essential part of the local and state economies according to an economic impact report recently released by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and Dean Runyan Associates. According to the report, Oklahoma County was No. 1 in the state for direct spending in the travel industry in 2015. “Oklahoma City’s investments in its quality of life have also transformed our region into an ideal place to visit or host an event,” said Natalie Shirley, president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and vice chair of convention and visitor development for the Chamber. “Our plans for continued investment will help ensure that Oklahoma City’s appeal will continue to grow.” Total travel spending in Oklahoma County equaled $2.2 billion, or 25.5 percent of the state’s total travel spending. Visitors spent $1.6 billion in Oklahoma County in 2015, with non-transportation spending (meaning all money except for the amount spent on airfare, gas and other transportation costs), accounting for $1.398 billion. Non-transportation spending has

risen in Oklahoma County 23.7 percent since 2010. The visitor industry also has a significant impact on employment in the area. In 2015, Oklahoma County’s travel industry directly employed 22,270 people and generated $536.9 million in earnings. “Our ability to attract and retain high-economic impact conventions and meetings is an essential part of Oklahoma City’s visitor industry,” said Shirley. “The number of conventions is a strong foundation for our hospitality sector and it shares Oklahoma City’s story of growth and success with others.” The Oklahoma City CVB will assist with more than 143 events from March until the end of 2017. Those events have more than 350,000 booked hotel room nights in the Oklahoma City market. The travel industry provides more than 32,000 jobs in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area, with $725 million in payroll resulting from those jobs. Tourism in the Oklahoma City metro generates $122 million in state tax revenue and $102 million in local tax receipts, funds that directly support the quality of life and infrastructure of Oklahoma City.



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Leadership Notes

Continuing criminal justice reform Oklahoma and Oklahoma City have both enjoyed many accolades that point to our healthy business climate, ideal quality of life and low cost of doing business. However, there are a few rankings relating to our criminal justice system that we can’t brag about. Oklahoma has the second-highest incarceration rate in the country and the highest incarceration rate for females. If nothing changes, we can estimate that our prison system will grow by 25 percent in the next decade, which will cost taxpayers $2 billion – which is a 400 percent increase over the current prison system budget. Currently, Oklahoma County’s jail population is nearly double the facility’s capacity and is under threat of takeover by the Department of Justice – leading to substantial potential costs to county taxpayers. Clearly, we cannot continue down these paths. The Chamber is speaking up for a smarter, safer criminal justice system at both the state and local level through its Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Reform Task Force. The Chamber task force has recommended two changes in state law for the current legislative session, both authored by Sen. David Holt: SB 342, which would create a task force to study fines, fees and costs imposed throughout the criminal justice system and how the money raised is spent; and SB 363, which would allow special judges in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties to sign pretrial release orders which would help reduce the number of people being held prior to trial in the Oklahoma County jail. Both of these bills have unanimously passed the Senate Public Safety Committee and are eligible to be heard on the Senate floor. We believe that these two bills continue the momentum of criminal justice reform throughout the state and will lead to a more effective and affordable system. Please join me in voicing your support for SB 342 and SB 363 to your elected officials this legislative session.

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Roy H. Williams, CCE Chamber CEO & President


Join the Chamber in Washington, D.C. Join the Chamber in its ongoing advocacy efforts to improve Oklahoma City’s business climate and economy by attending the Chamber’s annual DC Visit on May 3-4. This annual event includes briefings with Oklahoma’s senators and congressmen and a reception on Capitol Hill with defense leaders, Oklahoma’s federal delegation and their key staff members. On May 4, “off the hill” sessions will cover specific topics of interest on issues critical to our community, including military defense and criminal justice reform. Additionally, POLITICO reporter Ben Schreckinger will share insights into the national political landscape. View the full schedule at www. okcchamber.com/dc. $800 per person includes one night’s lodging on May 3 at The Henley Park Hotel, 926 Massachusetts Ave., and all 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. Additional room nights are available for Tuesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 4. Contact Meredith Manley at 405-297-8964 or email mmanley@okcchamber.com to register or for more information.


March 14 Member Orientation Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Location: Chamber offices, 123 Park Ave. March 28 Sunset Reception Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: Andy Alligator’s Fun Park & Water Park, 3300 Market Place in Norman April 11 Member Orientation Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Location: IBC Bank, 3817 Northwest Expressway, Suite 100 April 11 SchmoozaPalooza Trade Show Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Location: Oklahoma Expo Hall at State Fair Park, 3213 Wichita Walk April 20 MegaLunch Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Devon Boathouse, 725 S Lincoln Blvd. April 25 Sunset Reception Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: J Marshall Square Apartment Homes, 9017 N University Ave. May 2 Rise & Shine Time: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location: Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, 1 N Broadway Ave. Register for events online and view a complete event calendar at www.okcchamber.com/events.


Network and Promote Your Business at Upcoming Events With more than 20 events each year specifically designed to help members network and promote their business, your Chamber membership allows you to build new relationships and make valuable business connections. Don’t miss these upcoming networking events: Sunset Reception: March 28 Grab your coworkers and head to Andy Alligator’s Fun Park & Water Park in Norman from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 28 for the Chamber’s monthly Sunset Reception. This free event includes food, one drink ticket and endless networking opportunities and is the perfect way to introduce your business contacts and friends to the Chamber. This event is open to the public and no MegaLunch is a quarterly speed networking event that connects Chamber members in a creative way. Because of the event’s computerized rotation schedule, attendees will have the chance to give their 90-second “elevator pitch” to other business professionals at the event. In April, MegaLunch will be held at the Devon Boathouse, 725 S Lincoln Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20. MegaLunch is only open to Chamber members. To maximize networking opportunities, only one person per member company may attend. Tickets are $40 per person, and advance registration is required with a registration deadline three business days prior to the event. Email register@okcchamber.com to register. View more information at www.okcchamber.com/events. registration is necessary. MegaLunch: April 20

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T hree MAPS 3 projects celebrated recent milestones as they continue to impact the landscape of Oklahoma City’s quality of life. On Feb. 7, crews broke ground on the OKC Streetcar track line in Bricktown, and on Feb. 28, the first MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Center opened in northwest Oklahoma City. The City Council also approved the preliminary report for the MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center. MAPS 3 OKC Streetcar The OKC Streetcar’s groundbreaking represents a new era in local public transit. Construction on the project in and around downtown Oklahoma City is expected to take about two years, with OKC Streetcar service scheduled to begin in December 2018. When complete, the OKC Streetcar’s two lines will link Bricktown with the central business district, Automobile Alley, Midtown, Chesapeake Energy Arena, Myriad Botanical Gardens and the future MAPS 3 Downtown Park and Convention Center. EMBARK will operate the OKC Streetcar as part of the City’s public transit system. Significant Progress Continues on MAPS 3 Projects

The project budget is $131 million and includes a storage and maintenance facility already under construction at SW 7th Street and Hudson Avenue. Brookville Equipment Corporation is building the streetcars and Herzog-Stacey and Witbeck is building the rail line. Consultants include ADG, Jacobs Engineering, AECOM and SOJ. EMBARK is negotiating a contract with Herzog Transit Services for managing the OKC Streetcar’s day-to- day operations. MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Center The first MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Center, operated by Healthy Living and Fitness and designed by GSB, Inc., will provide Oklahoma City seniors with access to affordable amenities and services that will help them stay fit, active and healthy. Amenities include a heated indoor saltwater fitness pool, a full-sized gymnasium, fully equipped exercise room, an aerobics room, classroom space, a demonstration



kitchen, an outdoor bocce ball court, art studio, café, lounge, health screening room and more. Every aspect of the senior center is designed to be easily accessible for older adults, and anyone age 50 and up can join with membership rates starting at $30 per month for individuals. The center is scheduled to open to members on March 20. Construction is under way on the second MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center at 4021 S Walker Ave. It will have similar amenities and be operated by NorthCare. It’s set to open late this year. The City is negotiating with Langston University for operation of the third senior center, which will be at a still-to-be-determined location in northeast Oklahoma City. It’s scheduled to open in 2019. A fourth MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center is also planned and scheduled to open in 2021. The location and operating partner haven’t been selected. MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center With the approval of the preliminary report for the MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center, the project is one step closer to its scheduled groundbreaking later in 2017. The convention center will be located south of Chesapeake Energy Arena adjacent to the future MAPS 3 Park and will feature 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, 45,000 square feet of meeting rooms and a 30,000-square-foot ballroom. The convention center’s design by Populous and GSB, Inc., maximizes energy efficiency and resilience against weather conditions, and the landscaping plans focus on sustainability and using native plants and trees suited to the local climate. The estimated total cost of the convention center is about $194 million. The MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center project budget is $288 million and includes other costs like property acquisition.

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TLC offers chance to support Tinker Air Force Base


F or 75 years, Tinker Air Force Base has been a critical component of the Oklahoma City community. The Chamber offers a way to not only support the base, but also to stay informed with its growth and development throughout the year. “Tinker Air Force Base and Oklahoma City have seen mutual success because of the unique, supportive partnership they have built during the past 75 years,” said Judy J. Hatfield, CCIM, vice chair of military and aerospace for the Chamber. “Tinker Leadership Community (TLC) is one important way that the Oklahoma City community can continue that support and honor the airmen and civilian workforce at Tinker.” TLC is an ongoing initiative of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber aimed at providing a forum for civilian and military leaders to strengthen economic, political and community relationships. TLC members work to promote retention and growth of Tinker • One complimentary seat to State of the Aerospace Defense Industry luncheon and two additional events during the 2017 calendar year • Receive TLC e-newsletters • Individual memberships are not transferrable. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Corporate Sponsor ONLY 2 MORE AVAILABLE! Sponsorship of the TLC initiative demonstrates a company’s commitment to Tinker Air Force Base and its importance to our community. MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Individual: $200

Air Force Base and to resolve current and potential concerns of civilian and military leadership. The program is an outgrowth of the long history that the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the region have in supporting and appreciating the services this base provides to our Nation’s security. TLC provides resources to directly support the airmen and civilian workforce at Tinker AFB and honor their successes. In return, each TLC member receives a complimentary seat to the State of the Aerospace Defense Industry event in the fall, along with invitations to two other events that may include luncheons or receptions with key military leaders. Previous speakers have included the Commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker Air Force Base, the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Under Secretary of the Air Force and the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Corporate: $750 • Four complimentary seats to State of the Aerospace Defense Industry luncheon and two additional events during the 2017 calendar year • Receive TLC e-newsletters • Under a corporate membership, complimentary seats may transfer to other employees.

Benefits include a complimentary corporate membership, four seats to all TLC events and recognition at TLC events.

For a complete list of sponsorship benefits or for more information, contact Meredith Manley at 405-297-8964 or mmanley@okcchamber.com. THE POINT - MARCH 2017 15

Tuesday, April 11 4 to 7 p.m. State Fair Park, Oklahoma Expo Hall Free Parking


T he Chamber’s SchmoozaPalooza Trade Show is back at the Oklahoma Expo Hall at State Fair Park on Tuesday, April 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Grab your coworkers and friends, and spend the afternoon making new contacts, enjoying food from Oklahoma City’s best restaurants and caterers and sampling the products and services of Chamber members. A $10 ticket includes one drink. Exhibitor booths are available for $300. Special thanks to Host Sponsor Oklahoma State Fair, Inc., and Networking Event Sponsors American Fidelity Assurance Company, AT&T Oklahoma, Liberty Business Park, OU Physicians and Westgate Park.

Visit www.okcchamber.com/schmooza to purchase tickets or for more information.

With your $10 ticket, enjoy the Schmooza signature drink.

Make business connections in a casual environment.

Learn about new products and services from Chamber members.

Get your game on at SchmoozaPalooza’s 100 interactive booths.

Sample delicious food from area restaurants and caterers.

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Focus on Cost of Living If you are earning $70,000 after tax in Boston, the comparable income to achieve the same standard of living in Oklahoma City is $39,993. How much less will you spend in Oklahoma City? Cost of Living | Composite Index



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Lead Investor Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Nonprofit / Service Agencies Religious Organizations Mr. Peter de Keratry............... 709-2745 7501 Northwest Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73132-1550 www.archokc.org Board of Advisors Cemplex Group Construction Companies Mr. Nathan Shirley................. 310-1650

Board of Advisors DBM Wealth Management Financial Planning Consultants Financial Services Insurance - Life Investment Advisors Investments Mr. Charles Burkes................ 601-4464 101 Park Ave., Suite 400 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Delta Promotions Team Corporation Advertising - Specialties Mr. Tim Todd......................... 255-9811 7524 Northway Court Oklahoma City, OK 73162 www.deltaok.com GH2 Architects, LLC Architects Mr. Terry Maytum.................. 601-5300 704 W Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102-2412 www.gh2.com

Access Financial Group Financial Planning Consultants Ms. Angela O’Keefe............... 491-0235 6632 NW 39th Expressway Bethany, OK 73008 www.accessfinancialgroup.com All Star 1 Fund Raising Fundraising Mr. W. Dale Smith.................. 692-0550 P.O. Box 890180 Oklahoma City, OK 73189-0180 www.allstar1.com The Black Scintilla Retail Ms. Rachael Gruntmeir.......... 824-7599 1112 N Walker Ave., Suite 104 Oklahoma City, OK 73103 www.blackscintilla.com Blau Law Firm, PLLC Attorneys / Lawyers Mr. Edward Blau.................... 232-2528




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Board of Advisors Ideal Homes Home Builders Mr. Steve Shoemaker............ 364-1152 1320 N Porter Norman, OK 73071-6619 www.ideal-homes.com Board of Advisors Teleflora Florists Mr. David Graham................. 947-3373 3737 NW 34th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73112 www.teleflora.com Lead Investor Central Burial Vaults, Inc./ Doric Vaults of Oklahoma Burial Vaults Ms. Ruby Cooper................... 495-7075 9700 NW 4th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73127 Board of Advisors The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital Hospitals Mr. Albert Gray...................... 789-6711 6800 NW 39th Expressway Bethany, OK 73008 www.tccokc.org Board of Advisors Freestyle Creative Advertising / Marketing Mr. Vahid Farzaneh................ 703-4110 2200 N Broadway St.

Board of Advisors Graybar Electric Electric Equipment & Supplies - Wholesale & Industrial Ms. Wendy Nelson................. 523-4400 103 NE 44th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 www.graybar.com/locations/ok/oklahoma-city Board of Advisors HUB International Insurance Ms. Michelle Rakes............... 841-0100 11600 N Broadway Extension, Suite 280 Oklahoma City, OK 73114 www.hubinternational.com Lead Investor Jani-King of Oklahoma, Inc. Janitorial Services Ms. Jill Hill............................ 943-5464 3535 NW 58th St., Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73112-5466 www.janiking.com Board of Advisors Associations / Membership Organizations Mr. Nate Webb....................... 702-8622 631 E Hill St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 www.oklahomacreditunions.coop Oklahoma Credit Union Association

Board of Advisors Osborne Electric Company Contractors - Electrical Mr. Rob Cherry...................... 525-7622 101 NE 46th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 www.osborneelectric.com Board of Advisors Tyler Media Radio Stations & Broadcasting Companies Mr. Tony J. Tyler..................... 616-5500 5101 S Shields Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73129 www.tylermedia.com







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THE POINT! ISSUE #3505 - March 2017 Editorial staff: Kaylee Terracina, Nate Fisher, Cynthia Reid

RHONDA HOOPER Jordan Advertising Chair DAVID RAINBOLT BancFirst Corporation Immediate Past Chair JOHN HART Continental Resources Treasurer BRUCE LAWRENCE

CARL E. EDWARDS Price Edwards & Company Vice Chair, Innovation and Bioscience STEVE HAHN AT&T Oklahoma Vice Chair, Membership JUDY J. HATFIELD, CCIM Equity Commercial Realty, LLC Vice Chair, Military and Aerospace PERCY KIRK Cox Communications Vice Chair, Economic Development BRADLEY W. KRIEGER Arvest Bank Vice Chair, Government Relations 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 TERESA ROSE CROOK Oklahoma City Community Foundation Vice Chair, Talent and Education NATALIE SHIRLEY Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Vice Chair, Convention and Visitor Development ROY H. WILLIAMS, CCE Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President & CEO

Designer: Josh Vaughn

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