2020 March POINT!

March 2020

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CHAMBER T E L L S OKC’ S AERO S TORY

The new multi-part, multimedia feature tells the aerospace story through the eyes of OKC industry leaders.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

10| Catching up with the Innovation District 8| CVB launches new brand for OKC 6| Spotlight on Chamber Events: D.C. Visit, Enlighten, Chamber Forum

Multi-part, multimedia feature details history of one of OKC’s largest, most iconic industries S ince the early days of flight, aviation has been a big part of Oklahoma City’s focus, industry and history. For example, it was Chamber Chairman tanley Draper who signed a check made out to Wiley Post in 1933 to help finance an around-the-world flight, the result of fundraising and awareness efforts aimed at building OKC’s presence in the then-fledgling industry. These early efforts eventually became the foundation of Oklahoma City’s aerospace industry, which now consists of more than 230 companies, 36,600 employees, $5 billion in goods and services and more. To help tell that story, the Chamber recently debuted a new online storytelling module, the latest in a running series, entitled “Aerospace: Soaring to Ever-Higher Heights.” This new multimedia feature walks readers

Chamber tells story of OKC’s aerospace industry

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through Oklahoma City’s aviation and aerospace industry story, told from the eyes of the pillars of aviation in Oklahoma City: Tinker Air Force Base, the FAA, the airports and private industry. Readers get a glimpse of what makes aviation thrive here, the synergy that makes it successful and how the community has rallied around and nurtured the industry. “Not many people, especially those outside the market, really understand and appreciate the depth and breadth of the aerospace industry here in OKC, and all the factors that come together here to make Greater Oklahoma City one of the premier places for aerospace companies—not to mention their employees—to thrive,” said Jeff Seymour, Chamber executive vice president, economic development. “This new online feature is a great way to help get that message out to aerospace-related entities that may looking for favorable markets to expand or relocate.”

The story also features a new video highlighting top leaders at the FAA, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Kratos discussing what has made Oklahoma City an aerospace and aviation hub, and how its best days are still ahead. “The other storytelling features we’ve developed with our partners at Ackerman-McQueen have been well- received, and we look forward for more of the same, not to mention lots of sharing, with this latest Aerospace- focused piece as well,” said Cynthia Reid, Chamber senior vice president, marketing & communications. Experience “Aerospace: Soaring to Ever Higher Heights” and be sure to share it with your friends and family. You can see it at greateroklahomacity.com/stories/ aerospace.

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Leadership Notes

Economic growth, cooperation are key to OKC’s future I n the pages of last month’s Point, you read the article about the release of our 2020 Economic Forecast, which predicted a gain of 2,900 jobs to our local metro economy over the next year. While that is a large number (and indeed any gain is a positive), this figure represents a relative slowdown compared to 2019, when 7,900 jobs were added, and as such, one could term our outlook on the next year as “cautiously optimistic.” We at the Chamber, alongside our many partners involved in the economic development process and profession, remain focused on the type of economic diversification that can help improve our metro’s relative exposure to cyclical downturns inherent in many industries, particularly energy. By working together, OKC has made significant strides. In fact, it’s this togetherness that made cutting-edge and difficult projects work, like the transformations of the former GM plant and BNSF railyard to job- producing programs at Tinker AFB, bringing the Skirvin back to life, and renewing a former brownfield site along the Oklahoma River to create the home of the DellEMC facility. It takes all of us working together to grow our economy and continue to diversify our industry base. Since 1996, our partners, leveraging the power of the Chamber’s Forward Oklahoma City economic development program have helped to do just that. My hope is that we will continue this spirit of cooperation every time we have the opportunity to attract a new manufacturing plant, back-office facility, research and development lab and beyond. After all, our future economic prosperity depends on it.

Roy H. Williams, CCE President & CEO

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Sincerely,

Roy H. Williams, CCE Chamber CEO & President

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Mar. 10 Member Orientation 3:30 to 5 p.m. Greater Oklahoma City Chamber 123 Park Ave. okcchamber.com/orientation Mar. 18 Chamber Forum 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vast 333 W. Sheridan Ave. okcchamber.com/marchforum Apr. 3 Enlighten 1300 N. Walker Ave., Suite 300 okcchamber.com/enlighten2 Apr. 14 Member Orientation 8:30 to 10 a.m. Greater Oklahoma City Chamber 123 Park Ave. okcchamber.com/orientation2 Apr. 15 Chamber Forum 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vast 333 W. Sheridan Ave. okcchamber.com/aprilforum April 29-30 D.C. Visit The Dupont Circle Hotel 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 okcchamber.com/dc May 18 State of Health 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cox Convention Center 1 Myriad Gardens okcchamber.com/statehealth Noon to 1 p.m. Walker Terrace

D.C. Visit April 29-30 affords opportunity to meet with federal leadership Register for your spot now on the Chamber’s annual D.C. Visit, a two-day trip to our nation’s capital to advocate for pro-business legislation. Attendees receive briefings with Oklahoma’s U.S. senators and congressmen, attend sessions of specific topics of interest on issues critical to our community, as well as a reception on Capitol Hill with federal officials and defense leaders. The cost is $800 per person and includes one night’s lodging at The Dupont Circle Hotel and all affiliated events. Last year, Chamber attendees met with members of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation, leaders from the Pentagon, and the administration. Each member of Oklahoma’s delegation briefed the group on current issues on the hill. Topics will include defense issues, criminal justice reform and more. Decisions made in our nation’s capital have a significant impact on our businesses and our community. Visit okcchamber.com/dc to reserve your place in our delegation. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor American Fidelity Assurance Company.

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

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Enlighten your way to business brilliance

Enlighten, a Chamber lunch-and-learn event, brings attendees information on topical business topics of interest on a monthly basis in a casual lunch-and-learn format. At the March 6 Enlighten, attendees will hear from James Bygland, principal of Premier Integration Plus, LLC. James will teach attendees how the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) method can help small business owners and managers clarify, simplify and achieve their vision. At the April 3 Enlighten, Daniel Shuart, CEO of GlobalStraticom and an experienced technology executive and consultant will share his expertise in business/digital transformation and digital

strategy. Shuart will bring his deep understanding of data analytics to your sales process, helping you identify the key analytics for your company and industry to increase your odds of success. Enlighten is held from noon until 1 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Walker Terrace, 1300 N Walker Ave., Suite 300. Chamber member tickets are $25 and include a boxed lunch. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today at okcchamber.com/enlighten. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor MassMutual Oklahoma. The Chamber continually works with existing and prospective new- to-market businesses and firms on expansion in, and relocation to, OKC. Join us for the March 18 Chamber Forum where attendees will hear representatives from area companies discuss some of the reasons why their organizations chose to locate or expand in Oklahoma City, as well as what our community can do to support a better business climate and foster more employment growth in the market. Speakers include Alexis Lusby, HR/recruiting manager with Rural Sourcing; Heather Nottingham, regional sales director and the Dell OKC site director; and Larry Sanford, executive vice president of M-D Building Products. Tickets for the Wednesday, March 18 Chamber Forum are $35 for Chamber members and $55 for nonmembers. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vast atop Devon Tower, 333 W Sheridan Ave. Register online at okcchamber.com/marchforum. Special thanks to Series Presenting Sponsor Cox Business and Series Corporate Sponsor ADG. March Chamber Forum to highlight why companies choose to grow in OKC

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CVB launches new brand for OKC

T he Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors evolve the current perception of Oklahoma City. “The Modern Frontier” is a citywide campaign that meshes Oklahoma City’s rich history and innovative future. The OKC CVB engaged in a 10-month-long branding project that included more than 75 one-on-one interviews, extensive research, news media and competitor city analysis, as well as input from civic, business, tourism and a wide variety of industry partners. With research showing only one in three people are familiar with OKC, the branding exercise was conducted to cultivate a distinguishable identity for Oklahoma City. Bureau (OKC CVB), a division of the Chamber, launched an all-new branding campaign to help

“The Modern Frontier” phrasing was developed from the key values that were identified during the interview process: collaborative, diverse, honest, resilient, authentic, kind and daring. The campaign is a nod to Oklahoma City’s Western heritage while recognizing of the city’s enterprising nature and ability to determine its own future. “The interview process helped us establish the key character qualities of Oklahoma City as a destination,” said Lindsay Vidrine, Vice President of Destination Marketing for the OKC CVB. “We are excited about this campaign and the unity it brings to our city.” The citywide branding elements will be introduced through advertising and promotional efforts by local industry partners, in addition to the OKC CVB’s national

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print and digital advertising, website content, video elements and social media channels. The OKC CVB also worked with two local agencies—Nominee for the branding exercise and Jordan Advertising for the creative execution. “It takes more than the CVB to tell the story of Oklahoma City,” said Mike Carrier, President of the OKC CVB. “We hope that locals will rally behind this campaign just as much as the Chamber and the CVB and help share the message of OKC.” The new brand identity was debuted to attractions, hoteliers and other CVB partners in Oklahoma City on February 20 at a launch event at the Will Rogers Theatre.

For general information on “The Modern Frontier” campaign, visit visitokc.com/modern-frontier. To help share the message of the campaign, visit the OKC CVB’s industry page for key messaging, promotional items, social graphics, videos and resources at visitokc.com/brand.

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Catching up with the Innovation District: Symposium, events set stage for growth, MAPS 4 projects W hile myriad new physical projects are planned for the long-term future of OKC’s Innovation District with the results of December’s MAPS 4 election, plans and programming for the near term look to continue the positive momentum built by area stakeholders.

health/biotech, energy, aerospace industries and others and, like the innovation District concept as a whole, look to bring representatives, research and employees from seemingly disparate industries and knowledge bases together to foster collaboration, ideas and more entrepreneurship. This year’s focus is on emerging autonomous systems technologies and the potential for Oklahoma to lead the nation in this area of technological growth. Themes of symposiums past have included sensor technology, “big data” and more. “This year’s symposium continues moving us forward to being more competitive as a region when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Katy Boren, OKC Innovation District president and CEO. “Past symposia have borne immediate fruits when it comes to connecting researchers and innovators, and we expect even more of the same when it comes to autonomous systems.”

The concept for the Innovation District, an area encompassing the Oklahoma Health Center campus and Automobile Alley, was first proposed as a result of a study by The Brookings Institution and the Project for Public Spaces. The purpose of the Innovation District is to capitalize on OKC’s dominant industries, investing in high-quality places where research institutions, firms and talent concentrate and connect. To that end, the 2020 Innovation District Annual Symposium will be held April 14 at the Cox Convention Center. Innovation District Symposia focus on activities and research with potentially wide application to our

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The District also programs less formal networking events for District employees and residents, like the “Walk Over Wednesday” series held at the Beacon of Hope at Stiles Circle Park, featuring local favorite food trucks. The first Walk Over Wednesday of the year will be March 11 from 12 to 1.p.m. The popular “Spark: Innovation District Happy Hour” monthly events have returned as well for 2020, with the next event March 17 at Iguana Mexican Grill, followed by April 21 at Vanessa House Beer Company. In addition, in partnership with Progress OKC, the District will hold a Community Career and Resource Expo on April 4 at Douglass High School. All education and career levels are encouraged to attend. Get information on these events and more at okcinnovation.com.

Last month, the MAPS 4 citizen oversight committee structure was announced, with six subcommittees for particular focus areas. The projects in the Innovation District will have their own dedicated subcommittee to advise the larger MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board on the Henrietta B. Foster Center for Northeast Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Innovation Hall and area connectivity projects, as well as an operating fund. “We encourage people interested in helping transform our innovation ecosystem to apply to serve on our subcommittee at okc.gov/maps4,” said Boren.

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OKC delegation examines lessons from Houston

I n November 2019, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber took a delegation of its members and other community leaders to Houston for the Chamber’s 14th InterCity Visit. This benchmarking trip serves as a fact-finding and best-practice learning mission for people committed to impacting Oklahoma City’s future. Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States, is larger in scope than most cities that the Chamber has visited in the past, but shares many similarities with Oklahoma City. “The most obvious similarity, of course, is the impact of the energy industry on Houston’s history and current economy,” said Chamber Chair Percy Kirk during the trip’s opening session. “But we also saw similar cultural influences and challenges between Oklahoma City and Houston, and many ways in which we can learn from

Houston’s development, including the growth of the Texas Medical Center, Houston’s increasing diversity and its status as an international trade hub.” Attendees heard from Stephen Klineberg, Founding Director of Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Rice University. For 33 years, Klineberg and his team have conducted the annual Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, which provides a way to track the changes in demographic patterns, economic outlooks, experiences, and beliefs of Harris County residents. Focusing on diversity, downtown growth Klineberg’s research shows that Houston has become the most diverse city in America and can be considered a picture of what the United States’ demographics will look like in 50 years. According to Klineberg, the future success

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Similar community challenges—and opportunities Like Oklahoma City, Houston also has a close economic tie to the oil and gas industry. It wasn’t in the 1990’s that Houston attempted to diversify their economy. One area of focus is medical and bioscience innovation. With a natural tie to the Texas Medical Center, Houston is boosting its innovation ecosystem through programs like TMC Innovation Institute, an organization that connects entrepreneurs and innovators with the member institutions of the Texas Medical Center. Chamber members at the Board of Advisor level and up are invited to attend the InterCity Visit each year. To attend the next trip in 2020, contact your membership manager or Sunny Cearley, Chamber vice president of membership, at scearley@okcchamber.com or 405-297-8948.

of Houston depends on making sure that opportunities for prosperity extend beyond white America. “If Houston does not prepare its African American and Hispanic communities to succeed, then Houston will not be successful,” Klineberg said. Houston’s development of a downtown park was another area of study for the Oklahoma City delegation. During the MAPS 3 campaign in 2009, the Chamber took Oklahoma City leaders on a site visit of Discovery Green, Houston’s downtown park that opened next to their convention center in April 2008. In the 10+ years since Discovery Green has been open, Houston’s downtown development has soared. New hotels next to the park have opened, downtown housing is booming, and the downtown districts are becoming more walkable and connected by transit options.

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T hird-party accolades, while not definitive proof of success, are certainly at least an indication of positive attention. And Oklahoma City has seen its share of good coverage lately, with some impressive headlines and rankings from well- known sources. In December, Oklahoma City was named among Travel + Leisure magazine’s top places to travel in 2020, alongside cities such as Beijing, Kyoto, Rome, Dubai, Quito and more. As a result of that placement, which was due in part to the work of the CVB Destination Marketing team, OKC was featured on the Today show the next week during a report on the Travel + Leisure piece. “This attention was due to our staff’s fantastic PR work as well as the great progress we’ve all helped make happen when it comes to making OKC a great place to live as well as visit,” said Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau. That announcement came on the heels of an Arizona State University study reporting Oklahoma City was ranked No. 1 out of 115 cities on their “Ease of Doing Business” rankings. Also in late 2019, OKC’s annual resident survey put resident satisfaction ratings among the best in the U.S., with nearly nine out of 10 residents rating Oklahoma City as an “excellent” or “good” place to live. The national average for large American cities (population 250,000+) is about half. Veterans United also recently ranked Oklahoma City No. 5 in its “Top 50 Cities for Veterans to Live in 2020” list. Just last month, WalletHub named Oklahoma City among “10 best state capitals to live in,” and Reader’s Digest listed OKC among “the best American cities for live music (besides Nashville),” and careful POINT Economic Indicator watchers will recall Zillow recently listed Oklahoma City as No. 1 among its “Best Markets for Tech Expansion” rankings. Finally, Oklahoma City was just featured in another article published on TravelandLeisure.com on February 12, “The Best Places to Travel in April.” The article mentions several OKC mainstay events, including the OKC Memorial Marathon, Redbud Classic and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Spring Show, in addition to the opening of the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and the USA Softball Hall of Fame, the OKC Thunder, OKC Dodgers, OKC Energy FC, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The article also notes the 25th anniversary of the bombing,

prompting readers to visit the National Memorial. Check out the entire article at VeloCityOKC.com.

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GRAND OPENINGS Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are a great member benefit. To view more photos, see the schedule of upcoming Grand Openings or subscribe to the Grand Openings calendar, visit okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

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Trinity School at Edgemere 3200 N. Walker Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Herbology 115 E. Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Comfort Keepers 2601 NW Expressway, Suite 107W Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Strata Leadership 11600 Broadway Extension, Second Floor Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Purpose Healthcare 321 S. Blvd., Suite 117 Edmond, OK 73034

CASA of Oklahoma County 1608 NW Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73118

TTCU Federal Credit Union 15104 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Edmond, OK 73013

Orthodontic Associates 5850 N. Classen Blvd., Suite B Oklahoma City, OK 73118

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Oklahoma City scores with Top 10 ranking among ‘Best Cities for Basketball Fans’

Best Cities for Basketball Fans

Overall Rank City

Total Score

NBA Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Boston

62.37 61.81 51.37 48.07 47.40 45.55 45.31

1 2 3 4 7 6 5

Los Angeles

Oakland

San Antonio Salt Lake City

Miami

Oklahoma City

Source: WalletHub 2019, A rank of 1 is most favorable.

• WalletHub ranked Oklahoma City #7 out of 291 of the most populated cities nationwide for the best cities for basketball fans. • These metrics consisted of looking at top-performing teams, revenues and traditions, fan attendance and engagement, and much more.

• WalletHub used a total of 21 metrics to help determine the best cities for basketball fans. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most favorable conditions for basketball fandom. • In terms of the NBA, Oklahoma City was ranked #5 for best cities for basketball fans.

For comprehensive Economic Indicators and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division at greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – 405-297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

COR E Ace Asphalt Concrete Contractors Mr. Lawrence Roberts............ 288-1510 1141 W. Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73106-7848 www.aceasphalt.com COR E Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services Linen Supply Services Mr. Albert H. Sawyer, Sr......... 403-4580 1413 SW 3rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73108-1413 www.alsco.com COR E B & B Catering Caterers Ms. Demetra Bailey............... 427-7675 2200 N. Bryant Ave. 4 NE 10th St., Suite 180 Oklahoma City, OK 73104-1402 www.bandbcateringokc.com COR E Berrong Insurance Agency Insurance Mr. Stewart Berrong.............. 261-1188 COR E BOK Financial Insurance Banks Ms. Jessica McCool............... 272-2000 499 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite 2700 Oklahoma City, OK 73102-5022 www.bokfinancial.com/employeebenefits COR E Bradford House Hotels & Motels Mrs. Rebecca Muller............. 451-3693 1235 NW 38th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73118-5425 www.bradfordhouseokc.com 1001 NW 139th St. Parkway Edmond, OK 73013-9792 www.berrongins.com

COR E Collision Works of OKC-South Automobile Repairing & Service Mr. Sam Sims........................ 724-4427 7801 S. Shields Blvd. 3224 SE 29th St. Del City, OK 73115 www.collision-works.com COR E 405 Magazine Advertising Agencies Mr. Jordan Regas................... 842-2266 1613 N. Broadway Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73103-4610 www.405magazine.com

COR E Green Springs Dispensary Medical Cannabis Ms. Jordan Smith.................. 506-0290 2407 N. Council Road COR E Green Springs Dispensary Medical Cannabis Ms. Jordan Smith.................. 906-2228 3322 S. Broadway Bethany, OK 73008-4965 www.greenspringsok.com

ADV I SOR Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) Information Technology - Consulting Mr. Christopher D. Shubert.... 673-4300

1141 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite B2 Oklahoma City, OK 73106-7848 www.cnsg.com

ADV I SOR People Profits, LLC Consultants Mr. Clark A. Ingram............... 508-1059

Edmond, OK 73013-4101 www.greenspringsok.com

2400 NW 30th St., Suite 413 Oklahoma City, OK 73112 www.peopleprofits.com

ADV I SOR Zillow Real Estate Mr. Jarrod Forbes.........(913) 558-9610 1301 Second Ave., Floor 42 Seattle, WA 98101 www.zillow.com EME RG I NG L E AD E R Oklahoma Indian Gaming Associ- ation Casinos Ms. Sheila Morago................ 818-7462 4 NE 10th St., Suite 436 Oklahoma City, OK 73104-1402 www.oiga.org A S SOC I A T E DM Mailing Service, Inc. Advertising - Specialties Mr. Mike Davis...................... 348-8700 7042 Highwater Circle, Suite D Edmond, OK 73034-6589 A S SOC I A T E FPS Technologies, Inc. Fire Protection Equipment / Supplies / Monitoring Ms. Autumn D. Taylor............ 842-8708 8224 N. Classen Blvd. P.O. Box 14780 Oklahoma City, OK 73113-0780 www.fps-technologies.com

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COR E Legacy Bank Banks Mr. Drew Hall........................ 387-9333 509 NW 32nd St.

COR E Skyward Financial Solutions Financial Planning Consultants Mr. Daniel Haynes................. 881-5376 101 Park Ave., Suite 1300 Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7216 www.skywardfs.com COR E Solar Solutions, DBA Okie Solar Renewable Energy Mr. Brandon Wilson............... 512-2261 1235 Sovereign Row, Suite C8 Oklahoma City, OK 73108 https://okie.solar/ COR E Stella Nova Crafted + Coffee Restaurants Ms. Kelli Lay.......................... 232-2100

COR E Tin Lizzie’s Retail Ms. Julie Miller...................... 228-1014 905 N. Broadway Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102-5810 www.tinlizziesokc.com COR E WEOKIE Federal Credit Union Credit Unions Ms. Dawn Simon................... 235-3030 7400 W. Memorial Road P.O. Box 26090 Oklahoma City, OK 73126 www.weokie.org

COR E Orthodontic Associates Invisalign Studio Dentists - Orthodontists Ms. Rachel Bohanan............. 947-1526 5850 N. Classen Blvd., Suite B 10914 Hefner Pointe Drive, Suite 300 Oklahoma City, OK 73120 www.oasmiles.com COR E Purpose Healthcare Mental Health Services Mr. Will Williams..........(214) 843-8503 301 S. Boulevard, Suite 117 Edmond, OK 73034 www.purposehealthcareinc.com COR E Scooter’s Coffee Restaurants Ms. Stephanie Klaus............. 367-0742 7040 NW 122nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73142-3923 www.scooterscoffee.com

Newcastle, OK 73065 www.legacybank.com

COR E Oak Tree Country Club Golf Courses - Private Ms. Christa Morgan............... 340-1010

700 W. Country Club Drive Edmond, OK 73025-2706 www.oaktreecc.net COR E

Oklahoma Policy Institute Nonprofit / Service Agencies Ms. Ahniwake Rose......(918) 794-3944 907 S. Detroit Ave., Suite 1005 Tulsa, OK 74120-4265 www.okpolicy.org

901 NW 63rd St., Suite 104 Oklahoma City, OK 73116 www.stellanova.com

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Members Upgrade Their Support of the Chamber T he following member companies increased their investment in the Chamber, demonstrating strong support of the Chamber’s efforts to drive the region’s economy. To increase your investment, contact the membership division of the Chamber at 405-297-8949 or membership@okcchamber.com.

P A R T N E R + Flintco, LLC Contractors - General Mr. Dave Kollmann................ 670-6307 2302 S. Prospect Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73129 www.flintco.com ADV I SOR Chris Griswold, PC Real Estate - Commercial Mr. Chris M. Griswold............ 840-1019 1105 Myrtle Drive Edmond, OK 73034 www.chrisgriswoldpc.com ADV I SOR factor 110 Special Event Planning / Consulting Mr. Brian Ferrell, CMP........... 604-0041 3421 N. Walnut Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73105-2607 www.factor110.com ADV I SOR Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center - FAA Schools - Industrial, Technical & Trade Ms. Michelle Coppedge......... 954-4521 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 341 P.O. Box 25082 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 www.faa.gov

ADV I SOR Oklahoma Electrical Supply Company Contractors - Electrical Mr. Stephen F. Young.............. 525-9900 4901 N. Sewell Ave. P.O. Box 349 Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0349 www.oesco.com ADV I SOR Protech Professionals Pest / Animal Control Services Mr. Derek Sing..............(877) 255-2515 8701 N Classen Blvd., Suite C P.O. Box 21358 Oklahoma City, OK 73156 www.protechpros.com ADV I SOR Rand Elliott Architects Architects Mr. Rand Elliott, FAIA............. 232-9554 35 Harrison Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104 EME RG I NG L E AD E R Naifco Realty Co. LLC Real Estate Mr. Blair Naifeh..................... 429-4249 304 N. Meridian Ave., Suite H Oklahoma City, OK 73107 www.randelliottarchitects.com

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2020 OFFICERS

THE POINT! ISSUE #3541 - March 2020

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

Editorial staff: Nate Fisher and Cynthia Reid

Designer: Josh Vaughn

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