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Chamber Forum 1-23-19 – Opportunity Zones – Shop Local

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established the creation of Opportunity Zones to encourage long-term investments to help revitalize areas with lower median incomes. With 19 census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones in Oklahoma City, this new tax incentive offers great potential in some of the city's key areas. Learn more about this exciting new development tool and how it will impact Oklahoma City's future growth. Welcome Roy Williams President & CEO Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Lunch Panel Discussion: Cheryl Denney Shareholder, Practice & Industry Group Leader McAfee & Taft Scott Meacham President & CEO i2E Cathy O’Connor President & CEO The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, Inc. Sarah Roberts Program Officer Inasmuch Foundation Q&A For more information on upcoming Chamber Forums check out or to purchase a series ticket package, email register@okcchamber.com or call 405-297-8921. Special thanks to Signature Sponsor Cox Business and Corporate Sponsor ADG, PC.

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State of the Aerospace Defense Industry event – 12-7-18 – Shop Local

At the Chamber's State of the Aerospace Defense Industry event, guests heard a panel discussion on aviation and aerospace, and a keynote address from Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Aviation and Aerospace Panel: Mikeal Clayton Site Director and Senior Counsel, The Boeing Company Madeline Mitchell Management and Technology Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton Greg Smith Director, Strategic Integration, Site Director, B-2 Program, Northrop Grumman Keynote Speaker Dr. Will Roper Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

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Chamber Annual Meeting – 12-13-18 – Shop Local

More than 1,200 local leaders networked and learned about current Chamber initiatives at our Annual Meeting. The accomplishments of 2018 were highlighted and 2019 Chamber goals revealed. Percy Kirk, Cox Communications, was installed as the 2019 Chamber Chair. 2017-18 Chair Rhonda Hooper, Jordan Advertising, was honored for her service. See our "Take a picture, OKC!" video that debuted at the event at

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State of the Economy – 11-14-18 – Shop Local

Attendees at our annual State of the Economy luncheon heard directly from an expert panel of local economists on regional economic trends. This year's keynote address was by Peter Ricchiuti, professor of Economics at Tulane University, who is described as the business professor everyone wishes they had in college. Ricchiuti gave an energetic update on the national economy with a local lens. Panelists: Robert Dauffenbach Senior Associate Dean for Economic Development & Impact Director of Center for Economic & Management Research Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma Russell Evans Associate Professor of Economics Executive Director of Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Inst. Oklahoma City University Mark Snead President RegionTrack Thanks to signature sponsor Arvest Bank, host sponsor Phase 2, and signature event sponsors Central Liquor Company, Devon Energy, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and Wymer Brownlee Wealth Strategies.

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State of the Schools luncheon 8-21-18 – Shop Local

This year, the Chamber's annual State of the Schools event featured two speakers who are both new to their important and highly visible positions. New University of Oklahoma President James L. Gallogly detailed the critical role and impact higher education institutions have on improving the future talent pipeline, and new Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel provided an update on the opportunities and challenges in the state's largest school district.

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