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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

Future Fidelity

Founded in 1960 by C.W. Cameron, the company has made its home in several office buildings along Classen Boulevard for most of those years. But with the purchase of office properties and land along Broadway Extension, things are changing. Its first home was at 2915 N. Classen Blvd. in the eponymous Cameron Building, which was

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.

Chamber executive to serve on national board

“Oklahoma City’s incredible growth and transformation over the past decade, from downtown development to business climate, is a testament to Roy Williams’s vision and his team at the Oklahoma City Chamber,” said ACCE President Mick Fleming. “Roy embodies leadership in this profession, and his ability to size up and solve big challenges is a huge

OKC continues to receive top honors

More recently, CNNMoney named Oklahoma City “Most Business-Friendly City” in the United States, noting its low cost of living and booming oil and natural gas industries. According to the report, more than 6,000 small businesses participated in a survey of the nation’s 40 largest metro areas. While the methodologies of these “best” lists are not


Roy Williams | President and CEO Greater Oklahoma City Chamber The perfect place is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton. Staying at the campgrounds and seeing the wildlife from the hiking trails is the perfect way to experience a different side of Oklahoma. And of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to southwestern Oklahoma

No delays in sight

Ryan Russo, manager for Pro-Fab’s aerospace program Photo by Mark Hancock Ryan Russo, manager for Pro-Fab’s aerospace program for the past six years, says its client list may be smaller than some companies, but sales run into the millions. “A shop of our size isn’t a Tier 1 supplier to all the big Tier 1

Oklahoma City named number one for economic security

The survey was based on four factors: unemployment, house price decline, earnings needed to afford a decent two-bedroom apartment relative to annual earnings from a full-time job in personal services, and the share of homeowners who faced serious delinquency as of mid-2011. Oklahoma City was followed by Omaha and Wichita in second and third place,