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Cornett gives ninth state of the city speech

Mayor Mick Cornett Photo by Mark Hancock About 1,500 attended the event held at the Cox Convention Center, and hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Cornett said he didn’t get everything done he would have liked in 2012, but was content with progress on MAPS 3, praise from near and far for the city,

City services

Mayor Mick Cornett says there is value in physical health, as well as fiscal health, and was pleasantly surprised to pick up Men’s Fitness to find for the first time, the city made its fittest – rather than fattest – list; OKC came in at No. 23. “We should feel great about this new ranking,”

Greater OKC: Fittest Cities in the U.S.

OK, it’s no secret that barbecue, chicken-fried steak and anything deep-fried reigns supreme in Oklahoma, but despite the reputation for being a fat state, Men’s Fitness ranked Oklahoma City the 23rd fittest city in the nation for 2012. And c’mon, anytime we avoid a fattest list, which the city had previously topped in Men’s Fitness,

Good aim?

Russell Claus Planning Director City of Oklahoma City 2012 Goals: 1. Continue to work toward making OKC the shining city on the plains that it must become. 2. Take the family to Yellowstone/Tetons this summer so that we can get as close to a grizzly as possible without being eaten. (Note to self: Stock up

Orchestrating the chamber

They’re providing owners of small- and medium-sized companies with training and education they otherwise couldn’t afford. In some cases, chamber officials host leadership seminars for the next generation of community and civic activists. In addition, chamber executives lobby lawmakers at city, state and federal levels so pro-business reforms can be implemented. Roy Williams, president and

Devon tower officially opens

Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City Photo by Mark Hancock The groundbreaking for the $750 million Devon Energy Center was held in October 2009, and in March of this year, employees began moving into the 50-story tower and adjoining office building. Devon CEO John Richels marveled at the two-and-a-half years it took from groundbreaking to

Public meeting set for park plans

The park is one of eight voter-approved, $777 million MAPS projects set for completion in the coming decade. At $132 million, the park will include an upper 40-acre park north of Interstate 40, and a 30-acre lower park from the interstate south to the Oklahoma River. It is within the boundaries of Hudson to the

Outlet Mall set for expansion

The mall, at Interstate 40 and Council Road, opened in August 2011 with more than 348,000 square feet. It brought a mix of retailers to town, many that were new to the market. Based on the success of the project, its ownership, Horizon Group Properties Inc. and CBL & Associates Properties Inc., decided it was

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