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OKC looks to future by visiting other cities

As president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Williams leads a yearly trip to Oklahoma City’s peer cities – some larger, some smaller – with representatives from the local business community and city leaders. Past trips, which began in 2005, have have included Ft. Worth, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Denver. Before

OKC tops economic index

The city beat the No. 2 city on the list, Austin, Texas, by more than five points. Omaha, Neb., placed third. Oklahoma City had an overall score of 91.042, based on 18 factors. The report – generated by American City Business Journals – measures economic factors in 102 major metropolitan areas. Tulsa ranked No. 8.

Oklahoma Quality Foundation announces speaker Allyson Young

Ms. Young is the Human Resources Director for K&N Management; a restaurant management group based out of Austin, Texas, and will speak to the group about “Building a Guest Delight Culture.” K&N’s company culture is based on quality and excellence; strong relationships with its customers (referred to as “guests”); and a vision to become world

Whole Foods CEO talks shop at forum

“Creativity is intrinsic to human nature,” said John Mackey (pictured), Co-CEO of Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market. “Business can be highly creative and interested in beauty and art.” He cited companies like Apple Inc., which has made a fortune designing functional and aesthetically pleasing must-have technology items such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Mackey

Whole Foods CEO plans Norman visit

Until now, Mackey had little reason to visit the metro area. But with the addition of Whole Foods in Oklahoma City this fall, Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain, will present ideas on creativity in business at the Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2011. Mackey will make his remarks Nov. 1 at the