VeloCity September 2021

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will help the U.S. Navy celebrate its 246th birthday on Friday, Oct. 22, with the annual Navy Birthday Ball at the Omni Hotel Oklahoma City, 100 W Oklahoma City Blvd. Marked by special Navy traditions, including the annual cake-cutting ceremony, this black-tie event honors the men and women of the U.S. Navy. Festivities get kicked off with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The U.S. Navy has been an integral part of the city’s military presence for many years, most notably for its “Take Charge and Move Out” (TACAMO) mission at Tinker Air Force Base. Currently, more than 1,400 active-duty Navy personnel are stationed at the base. Individual tickets for the Navy Birthday Ball are $80. To register or learn more, visit okcchamber.com/ nbb. If you or your company would like to sponsor a table of eight , which includes additional recognition, they are available for $1,500. Contact Suzette Ellison Jordan at sellison@okcchamber.com for table sponsor inquiries. The Navy Birthday Ball is sponsored by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Oklahoma City Navy League and the Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing One at Tinker AFB. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor The Boeing Company. NAVY TO HONOR ITS OWN DURING BLACK-TIE BIRTHDAY EVENT OCT. 22

Join keynote speaker Dr. Bill Conerly, a business-focused economist with more than 30 years of experience connecting the dots between the economy and business decisions, during the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s State of the Economy event , Nov. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Conerly is an online contributor to Forbes and the author of “The Flexible Stance: Thriving in a Boom/ Bust Economy.” He also wrote “Businomics,” a book about economics for business leaders. In his keynote presentation, Conerly will use insights on current economic conditions to help companies adapt in unpredictable times. In addition to Conerly’s remarks, the event will also include a panel discussion from regional economists on the issues that are particularly important to our state. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR STATE OF THE ECONOMY, NOV. 18

Participating in the panel will be: • Robert Dauffenbach, Ph.D. , Senior Associate Dean for Economic Development and Impact , and Director of Center for Economic and Management Research at the University of Oklahoma • Russell Evans, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Economics, and Executive Director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Institute at Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business • Mark Snead, Ph.D. , Economist and President of RegionTrack Tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $75 for nonmembers. To register or learn more, visit okcchamber.com/soe. Sponsor tables of eight with additional recognition are available for $1,500. Please contact Suzette Ellison Jordan at sellison@okcchamber. com for table sponsor inquiries. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for registration and networking. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Arvest Bank .

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