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14| OU Medicine recieves national acclaim 10| MAPS 4 package heads to voters 8| CVB records another successful year

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I nvest in the future of your company by sending your company’s managers and new employees to Elevate, a new professional development conference and networking event that’s all about elevating Oklahoma City’s workforce. With motivational speakers, breakout sessions and a networking event featuring Oklahoma City’s best brews and bites, Elevate is designed to help your company provide professional development options to its employees—without having to send people out of the market to experience an excellent conference. Elevate yourself. With motivational speakers, breakout sessions and an after party featuring Oklahoma City’s best brews and bites, Elevate is designed to help you take your career to the next level, all with a distinctive Oklahoma City flair. S E S S I O N S & S P E A K E R S * This is your time Amy Downs President/CEO, Allegiance Credit Union Mental health/wellbeing Janienne Bella Chief Executive Officer, A Chance to Change Using your story to grow your business Brad Bishop Owner, Bishop Branding *to see the most updated list at okcelevate.com/schedule

Elevate your employees. Elevate will help your company provide professional development options to its employees—without having to send people out of the market to experience a valuable conference experience. Elevate will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Cox Convention Center, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will include education tracks for new managers, new employees, small business owners, entrepreneurs and general sessions that will apply to everyone, no matter the career stage. The event will also feature keynote speakers during an extended lunch session to provide inspiration to all attendees.

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Access to funding Stacey Brandhorst Venture Advisor & Director of Venture Outreach, i2E, Inc. Personal branding 101 Adam Brooks Senior Advisor, Energy and Corporate Communications, Candor Mitigate your fraud risk Todd Burchett Partner, South Region Leader of Forensics and Valuation Services, BKD CPAs and Advisors

Networking 101 Sunny Cearley

VP of Membership, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber How to motivate yourself and others Mike Crandall CEO, Sandler Training How to become a master communicator Doyce Crandall Partner and Founder, Sandler Training Better results through asking questions David Curran Head of Business Development, Sandler Training

First impressions Hilarie H. Blaney Etiquette and Protocol Consulting

Workforce development: creating great employees

Shelley Cadamy Partner, The Mettise Group

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K E Y NO T E S P E A K E R S :

David Epstein New York Times best-selling author and science writer David Epstein has made it his mission to uncover the keys to achieving high performance in any domain, and to debunk popular myths along the way. His New York Times best-seller, The Sports Gene , took readers inside the surprising science of extraordinary athletic performance. In his latest book, the top ten New York Times and Amazon best-seller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World , Epstein examines the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and Nobel laureates. Named as one of Wharton professor Adam Grant’s “New Leadership Books to Read in 2019,” the Washington Post’s “10 Leadership Books to Watch For,” and selected for the JP Morgan Summer Reading List, Range has received rave reviews from the likes of Daniel Pink and Malcolm Gladwell, and best-selling author Susan Cain as well as praise from the Wall Street Journal , New York Times and NPR. Merging stories from the worlds of sports, business, medicine, and education, Epstein sheds light on the paths to peak performance. From how to best prepare for our specialized world to how to optimally incorporate AI into our workplaces, Epstein unpacks the science of success — leaving audiences with actionable takeaways to improve how they live, work, and prepare for the future. Amy Downs This is your time! Amy Downs will set the stage for a motivating and invigorating day ahead during the morning keynote address. Downs will share her story of surviving the OKC bombing and subsequent transformation as a way to inspire the listener and ignite within them a desire for personal growth. Downs began her career as a teller 32 years ago working for Federal Employee Credit Union located in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. In 1995, she was one of the last survivors to be pulled from the rubble following the Oklahoma City bombing in which 18 of her 33 co-workers at the credit union were killed. Embracing her second chance at life, Amy launched a campaign of self-improvement and empowerment, losing 200 pounds and adopting a new active lifestyle which ultimately led to her becoming an Ironman Triathlete. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Nazarene University. Amy still works for the same credit union which also survived the bombing, now called Allegiance Credit Union, serving as the president and CEO. Walter Nusbaum

There are many day to day interactions that we brush off as unimportant. What if we saw more? What if we left the world better, in each moment, than it was when we arrived? Even if that meant doing hard things. What would that mean for your job, for your family, for your life? In his luncheon keynote, Walter Nusbaum, author, organizational coach and growth strategy consultant, will address how the power of small things can change everything. His philosophy will drive employees, leaders and CEOs to give more, pay attention to the details, and achieve results by leaving everything better than the way they found it.


Financial bootcamp for emerging leaders

Networking for introverts Gunnar Hood Digital Marketing Consultant, WSI Summit Positioning your company to be Irresistible Rhonda Hooper President and CEO, Jordan Advertising The tightrope of confrontation: successfully navigating conflict in the workplace Gene Hopper Partner, The Mettise Group What impressions are you making: professionalism leads to success Kenny Reinbold Marketing Specialist, Express Employment Professionals Making data-driven decisions Eric Long Senior Research Economist, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Managing up for results David McLaughlin Asst Vice President, Corporate Training, American Fideli- ty Assurance Company Keeping your cool Scott Meacham President & CEO, i2E, Inc. Help! I’ve been promoted: essential skills for new supervisors Steve Puckett Director, Corporate Human Resources, Express Employ- ment Professionals Developing cultural competency Sandra Quince Bank of America How to build trust with prospects and clients Dot Rhyne Founder & President, Brand Talkers

The value of inclusiveness in strategic financial planning David Rodarte Director, BKDnext Business Advisor, BKD CPAs and Advisors Who moved my cheese? The art of change management Michael Shellabarger Corporate Trainer, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Time management - the art of eating the frog Michael Shellabarger Corporate Trainer, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Emotional intelligence in the workplace Michael Shellabarger Corporate Trainer, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Ten IT tips when you are the President and IT Technician of your company Brad Thomas Co-Founder, NvYA Technology Becoming a trusted co-worker Rhonda Y. Thompson Sr. Technical Training Specialist, OGE Energy Corp. Approaching sales from a place

Sherry Dale, CPA Partner, The Mettise Group Vote for prom king or queen: get crowned on page 1 Google ranking Stacy Eads CEO, Stacy Eads, LLC Corporate cares: are you building a purpose-driven community impact? Stacy Eads CEO, Stacy Eads, LLC Early childhood development: the first 100 days in an employee’s life Danielle Ezell, APR, SPHR Partner, The Mettise Group Building presentation skills Russ Florence President, Chief Operating and Inclusion Officer, Schnake Turnbo Frank Situational leadership Russ Florence President, Chief Operating and Inclusion Officer, Schnake Turnbo Frank Combatting connection killers Doug Hacking CEO / Owner, Relationship Resonance, Inc. The four areas of leadership: how great leaders spend their time Kati Hanna Partner, The Mettise Group Faces of change: understanding and managing generations in the workplace Danielle Hoeltzel Director of Organizational Development, Express Employ- ment Professionals

of servanthood Derek Villanueva Cold calling Derek Villanueva Business ethics Shannon Warren Founder, OK Ethics

How to be more productive in the workforce using your computer Jennifer Wherle Inside Sales Medium Business, Dell Technologies Career pacing Tennille Whiteman Training Associate, American Fidelity Assurance Company


T o unwind after a day full of education and inspiration, Elevate will feature a high-energy networking event with its After-Party! Elevate attendees will be able to engage with colleagues, sample food from caterers and restaurants and offer a toast to the experience with tasters from Oklahoma City breweries and wineries. Similar to SchmoozaPalooza, Chamber members will be able to showcase their products and/or services at the Elevate After-Party by signing up for the Exhibitor Experience. Email register@okcchamber.com to reserve your After-Party exhibitor table for $400 or a super exhibitor table for $600. The Elevate experience is open to everyone, but Chamber members get a discounted conference registration for $250 per person or $200 per person for groups of three or more within the same company. An all-day conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, all keynote speakers, six breakout sessions, morning and afternoon refreshments, and a pass to the Elevate After- Party experience. Chamber members that are nonprofit organizations will also receive a discounted rate of $200 per person or $160 per person for groups of three or more within the same organization. To purchase tickets, see a list of the speaker lineup or view additional information, visit www.okcelevate.com.


CVB records another successful year

T he Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, a division of the Chamber, concluded another successful fiscal year on June 30. According to the CVB’s recently released Annual Report, the Oklahoma City convention and visitor industry continues to see growth and success in the wake of new additions to the Oklahoma City attraction market. For the second year in a row, Oklahoma City exceeded $15 million in total hotel room tax, with a 3.5 percent increase over FY2018. Comparing FY2019 with FY2018 room night demand from a broad mix of business has increased by 3.16 percent, hotel revenue grew 2.97 percent and hotel room supply grew citywide by 6.5 percent. This growth continues an upward trend. The CVB team concluded FY19 with 372,116 definite room nights produced in the convention, sports, group tours and equine markets. The CVB also provided registration and servicing to 269 groups and 48 site visits to potential groups. Oklahoma City also hosted 702 motor coach group tours during the fiscal year. The year- end economic impact for conventions and sports sales was $179,151,884. “The positive momentum of the convention and events industry comes on the heels of several big

moments for Oklahoma City,” said Mike Carrier, CVB president. “The Omni Hotel has broken ground and is well under way with construction. The new convention center is coming along well with the building’s shape and size showing the entire community what we can look forward to beginning late next year. Business has continued to be good for existing hotels and we are seeing the ramp-up by both Omni and SMG with their sales efforts complementing the work of our team. Planners are responding with numerous requests for proposals generating significant tentative group business as they watch the construction and move into their final decision-making process on future meeting sites, and they are including Oklahoma City on their lists.” The CVB also marketed Oklahoma City as a visitor destination, hosting 75 travel writers and completing 282 media pitches and 137 story assists during the 2019 fiscal year. To support a positive visitor experience, the CVB trained 90 new CTAs, resulting in 328 active CTA members in the Greater Oklahoma City metro area. During customer satisfaction surveys measuring Oklahoma City as a destination, the CVB as an organization and local industry partners averaged an overall satisfaction rating of 95 percent for the year.


Leadership Notes

After four days of public hearings and countless other discussions, City Council has approved the list of MAPS 4 projects. P revious MAPS projects have transformed downtown Oklahoma City, improved our national image and provided new and upgraded cultural, sports, recreation, entertainment and convention facilities. MAPS has been so successful that other metropolitan areas across the country have studied ways to implement similar strategies. The 16-project MAPS 4 package that will go to the voters for approval on Dec. 10 continues that transformation. The one cent sales tax would raise an estimated $978 million over eight years, with a sizable amount of the spending allocated to projects that will improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, as well as projects to address human needs including mental health, homelessness, and more. These projects stand alongside investments in our quality of life infrastructure and investment in our emerging Innovation District. It is the right time for these types of projects. In today’s highly competitive environment for talent, a compelling quality of place - a community’s attractiveness to existing and future residents and workers - is a competitive advantage. And many workers - especially recent graduates and young professionals - are selecting a place to live before securing employment. MAPS drove the Oklahoma City renaissance and revitalization of downtown, with public investments of around $2 billion since 1993 attracting billions more in private investment. If we want to continue the amazing renaissance that has transformed our city, now is the time to come together and help us show the real impact of these projects to the citizens of Oklahoma City, so that they can cast an informed vote in December.

Roy H. Williams, CCE President & CEO



Roy H. Williams, CCE Chamber CEO & President


MAPS 4 package now heads to voters A fter hours of discussion and a year of public comment, the Oklahoma City Council unanimously approved letting voters decide on the MAPS 4 proposal in a special election on Dec. 10. The measure would extend the 1-cent MAPS sales tax for eight years starting April 1, 2020, and will raise an estimated $978 million.

because those projects really cover a broad spectrum of needs in our city,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said during a press conference. “I would characterize those as falling into four buckets: neighborhood needs, human needs, quality of life and jobs.” Holt said the human and neighborhood needs make up more than 70 percent of the MAPS 4 package. Holt said MAPS has always been a compromise and an attempt to meet a lot of different priorities in the city. “This package addresses many of the needs in our city and sends a great message that Oklahoma City residents care about our neighbors,” Williams added. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and a broad coalition from across the community will join together to conduct the MAPS 4 campaign heading into the December election. MAPS 4 would fund 16 projects, including improvements in parks, transit, sidewalks, senior wellness and youth centers, mental health and domestic

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President and CEO Roy Williams said the package of projects is the right combination of what the city needs to keep moving forward. “When Mayor David Holt asked the residents to dream big, they certainly did. Now we have a package of incredible projects that will improve the lives of everyone in this city and ultimately the region,” he said. Williams said he was very appreciative of the council taking the time to listen to the supporters’ concerns and hear the needs in our community. “We have the resources to do all the things that were formally presented this summer, and that’s a great thing


violence programs, an innovation district, the animal shelter and beautification. It would also pay for a new multipurpose stadium and improvements to the Chesapeake Energy Arena and a new OKC Fairgrounds Coliseum. Williams said he was especially pleased that the Innovation District projects were included. The Chamber and several partners requested funding to implement impactful parts of a land use and strategic development study for the area, which will be used to construct Innovation Hall and expand the 10th Street Bridge over Interstate 235, as well as renovate the Henrietta B. Foster Center and update Booker T. Washington Park. The request also included an appropriations fund for programming at the Foster Center and Innovation Hall. He said the improvements made at the Innovation District will be a boon for Ward 7, but also help create a place that’s attractive to new companies wanting to do life-changing work. Williams said cities like Boston

and St. Louis are already reaping the benefits of having a planned, programmed innovation district, so it’s time for Oklahoma City to improve upon the assets we have to strengthen its standing as a research destination. “This is a project with the most potential for bringing money into our community from outside,” Williams said. “It’s an area that’s going to generate jobs and it’s important for economic diversification.” Williams said when the MAPS 4 projects are completed, people will look back at this vote in December and see it as another turning point in Oklahoma City’s history. “This package will make life better for every resident,” he said. “And when we help our residents, that sends a beautiful message to the rest of the country – well, even the world – that Oklahoma City is a place where you won’t feel left behind.”



Sept. 10 Sunset Reception 4 to 6 p.m. StarSpace46 1141 W. Sheridan Ave. okcchamber.com/sunset2019 Sept. 18 Chamber Forum 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Vast 333 W. Sheridan Ave. okcchamber.com/septemberforum Sept. 23 Metro 50 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 NE 63rd St. okcchamber.com/2019metro50 Oct. 4 Enlighten 1300 N. Walker Ave., Suite 300 okcchamber.com/enlighten Oct. 8 Member Orientation 3:30 to 5 p.m. Greater Oklahoma City Chamber 123 Park Ave. okcchamber.com/orientation Oct. 11 Navy Birthday Ball 6 to 9 p.m. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 NE 63rd St. okcchamber.com/nbb Noon to 1 p.m. Walker Terrace

Save the date for the Metro 50 Awards Celebrate the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Oklahoma City metro area at the Metro 50 Awards on Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street. At this event, the rankings of the 50 companies who are making significant contributions to the central Oklahoma City economy will be revealed. Tickets are $100, and tables of eight are $1,500. For more information and to view a list of the 2019 winners, visit www.okcchamber.com/2019metro50. Special thanks to the Metro 50 sponsors: Bank of Oklahoma, Cox Business, EY, Express Employment Professionals, The Journal Record Publishing Company, OGE Energy Corp. and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

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


NAVY BIRTHDAY BALL Friday, Oct. 11 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum | 1700 NE 63rd St. 6 p.m. | Reception 7 p.m. | Dinner program Black Tie | Dinner Dress Blue Register at okcchamber.com/nbb

Celebrate 244 years of the U.S. Navy at this year’s Navy Birthday Ball Since 1972, each Chief of Naval Operations has encouraged a Navy-wide birthday celebration to enhance a greater appreciation of the Navy heritage, and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Oklahoma City Navy League are honored to host this celebration of the Navy’s birthday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Please join us Friday, Oct. 11, as we honor 244 years of service to our country through this year’s theme, “No Higher Honor.” Special thanks to Signature Sponsor The Boeing Company.


OU Medicine Ranked Top 50 Nationally in Cancer Treatment and No. 1 Hospital in Oklahoma by U.S. News & World Report

O U Medicine is the No. 1 ranked hospital system in Oklahoma, and its oncology program at Stephenson Cancer Center and U Medical Center ranked in the Top 50 in the nation, in the 2019-2020 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. This achievement makes OU Medicine, which includes OU Medical Center, Stephenson Cancer Center, The Children’s Hospital, OU Physicians, OU Medical Center Edmond and the OU Health Sciences Center the only healthcare system in Oklahoma to currently hold a national ranking, and it marks the first time in state history that a cancer care program has earned a national ranking. For OU Medicine, the achievement comes a little over a year after becoming a locally owned, nonprofit healthcare system and a year after earning the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation at Stephenson Cancer Center, which is held by only 2 percent of cancer centers in the country.

“We are honored and inspired by the extraordinary dedication and skill of our physicians, nurses, researchers, healthcare professionals and support staff who bring their best to our patients every day, “ said Chuck Spicer, president and CEO of OU Medicine. “It is our privilege to serve the residents of Oklahoma by providing the most complex and specialized health care services that are only offered at OU Medicine.” To generate hospital rankings, U.S. News &World Report evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. It assessed each hospital in 16 adult specialties, nine adult medical procedures or conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. OU Medicine broke into the coveted U.S. News &World Report national top 50 ranking for Best Cancer Hospitals by ranking No. 48 for 2019-2020. In partnership with Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine, the program was particularly recognized for its excellence in patient survival 30 days after a hospital stay,


and the frequency that its patients are able to go directly home from the hospital rather than being sent to another facility for continued care. In addition, OU Medicine received a commendation for its volume of patients with high-risk cancers over three years, especially relevant because higher patient volume is associated with better outcomes, according to research studies. “At Stephenson Cancer Center, we lead the nation in enrollment for clinical trials and offer the most cutting edge and complex cancer treatments in the region. The National Cancer Institute designation we received last year is a testament to the excellent clinical research we are providing to our patients to ensure they are receiving the best cancer treatment available in the country. This additional recognition from U.S. News &World Report further confirms for Oklahomans that they can receive world class cancer care right here at home,” said Robert Mannel, M.D., associate vice provost for Cancer Programs at OU Health Sciences Center and director of Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine.

U.S. News &World Report also highlighted Stephenson Cancer Center’s standing as a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, offering the most comprehensive network of oncology physicians, a large clinical trials program and ongoing research. The rankings also noted the center’s certification by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, which certifies bone marrow and tissue transplantation programs. “As a comprehensive academic healthcare system, OU Medicine strives not only to offer the highest-quality care, but to engage in research that yields new treatments and to educate the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The new rankings by the U.S. News &World Report confirms that OU Medicine is the leader in bringing the highest standard of treatment and compassionate care to patients in Oklahoma and in the region,” said Kris Wallace, president of OU Medical Center.



Oklahoma City Sales Tax Collection • Over the past five years (fiscal year 2015-2019) industries have generated over $2.1 billion in sales tax for the City of Oklahoma City. • By far, retail has consistently generated the most sales tax, accounting for 48-51% of sales tax collections for the city - averaging nearly $215 million per year over the past 5 years. • 27 of the past 28 months have generated a positive year-over-year (same month) increase in sales tax revenue. City of Oklahoma City Sales Tax Collection by Industry

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Source: City of Oklahoma City Office of Management and Budget, 2019

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



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 www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.

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COR E Empire Slice House Restaurants Mr. David Rackley.................. 557-1760 1804 NW 16th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73106-2031 www.empireslicehouse.com COR E Exit Strategy Investments, LLC Real Estate - Commercial Mr. Derrick Adair................... 698-3948 2119 Riverwalk Drive, Suite 333 Mr. David Rackley.................. 606-2539 1634 N. Blackwelder Ave., Suite 102 Oklahoma City, OK 73106-2000 www.gororamen.com COR E Growthology Business Coaching and Consulting Consultants Mr. Gene Vidler.............(918) 519-0176 3000 W. Memorial Road, Suite 123-634 Oklahoma City, OK 73120-6101 www.growthologygroup.com COR E Gun Izakaya Restaurants Mr. David Rackley.................. 900-6613 3000 Paseo Oklahoma City, OK 73103-1021 www.84hospitality.com COR E HireQuest Direct Employment Agencies Mr. Daniel Hoerr.................... 216-3131 8800 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 101 Oklahoma City, OK 73159 www.hirequestllc.com COR E Holiday Inn Hotel OKC North Hotels & Motels Ms. Valorie Willingham.......... 286-4777 6200 N. Robinson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 www.ihg.com Moore, OK 73160-2700 www.exitstrategycorp.com COR E Goro Ramen Restaurants

COR E Landmark Cancer Center Medical Services Ms. Staci Conder................... 839-7340 11100 Henfer Pointe Drive, Suite A Oklahoma City, OK 73120 www.lmcancercenter.com COR E Lime (Neutron Holdings) Amusement Equipment / Rental Ms. Allison Forms........(317) 956-9734 350 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 208 Oklahoma City, OK 73108-1022 www.li.me COR E Oklahoma Department of Rehabili- tation Services Employment Agencies Ms. Fatos Floyd............(918) 781-4172 3535 NW 58th St., Suite 500 733 S. 32nd St. Muskogee, OK 74401 www.okdrs.gov COR E Red Dirt Orthodontics Dentists - Orthodontists Dr. Kolton Erickson................ 227-0054 5940 N.W. Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73132 www.reddirtortho.com COR E Red Hawk Fire & Security Security Control Systems & Service Mr. Kyle Kastner.................... 787-8444 6000 NW 2nd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73127 www.redhawkus.com COR E Renew Wellness & Aesthetics Beauty Salons / Barber Shops / Spas Ms. Teresa Hickey................. 810-5944 7206 N. Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7118 www.renewoklahoma.com

COR E Revolucion Restaurants Mr. David Rackley.................. 606-6184 916 NW 6th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73106-7243 www.revolucionokc.com COR E Stacy Eads, LLC Business Coach & CEO Consultant Business Development Ms. Stacy Eads..................... 476-5873 3045 NW 16th St. Newcastle, OK 73065-5954 www.stacyeads.com COR E The Collective Food Hall LLC Restaurants Mr. Truong Le......................... 694-9343 308 NW 10th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73103-3908 www.thecollectiveokc.com COR E VASA Fitness Fitness Centers & Training Mr. Coltin Dennis................................... 4105 S. Western Ave. 4400 S. Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73109-3414 www.vasafitness.com COR E Zeal Equity, LLC Real Estate Mr. Mike Abad, III.........(210) 323-3359 1325 N. Walker Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73103-6401 www.zealequity.com

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P A R T N E R + Oklahoma Aggregates Association Associations / Membership Organizations Mr. Devery R. Youngblood...... 524-7680 3500 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105-5410 www.okaa.org EME RG I NG L E AD E R 84 Hospitality Group Caterers Mr. David Rackley.................................. 1804 NW 16th St., Suite B Oklahoma City, OK 73106-2031 www.84hospitality.com A S SOC I A T E Profile by Sanford Weight Control Services Mr. Michael Charlton............. 496-4014 12200 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite F 2340 S. Milwaukee St. Educational Cooperative Organizations Ms. Amy Young...................... 208-8291 612 NW 29th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 www.sixtwelve.org COR E Bishop Branding Advertising / Marketing Mr. Brad Bishop.................... 808-9585 15809 Sky Run Drive Edmond, OK 73013-8428 www.bishopbranding.com COR E Central Oklahoma Habitat ReStore Nonprofit / Service Agencies Ms. Ann Felton Gilliland......... 778-6222 4900 S. High St. Oklahoma City, OK 73129 www.cohfh.org Denver, CO 80210 A S SOC I A T E SixTwelve


Members Upgrade Their Support of the Chamber The 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 + Dobson Technologies Business Support Services Mr. Frank Franzese................ 242-0100 14101 Wireless Way, Suite 300 Oklahoma City, OK 73134 www.dobson.net P A R T N E R + INTRUST Bank, N.A. Banks Mr. Tom O’Keefe.................... 949-6547 1450 S. Kelly Ave. Edmond, OK 73003-5860 www.intrustbank.com P A R T N E R + Oklahoma City - County Health Dept. Health Services Mr. Gary Cox, J.D................... 427-8651 2600 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 www.occhd.org

ADV I SOR Collision Works Automobile Repairing & Service Mr. Sam Sims........................ 602-0362 3224 SE 29th St. Del City, OK 73115 www.collision-works.com ADV I SOR Mabrey Bank Banks Mr. Darren A. Dixon............... 752-6018 14001 McAuley Blvd., Suite 170 Oklahoma City, OK 73134 www.mabreybank.com ADV I SOR Sunbeam Family Services, Inc. Nonprofit / Service Agencies Mrs. Jane Meeks................... 528-7721 1100 NW 14th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73106-4450 www.sunbeamfamilyservices.org

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