OKC Chamber Unveils Health Care Plans for Small Businesses

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s association health plan is designed to give small businesses in Oklahoma more choices in health care coverage.

“Greater Choice Oklahoma will offer an alternative for small businesses to purchase health insurance with the buying power and flexibility of a large business,” said Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Chamber. “This plan offers quality benefits and ease of purchasing, bringing more innovation and more choice to the market.”

Coverage, provided by UnitedHealthcare, will be available beginning Jan. 1, 2019, to businesses statewide. To be eligible, the business must have two to 50 employees and be a member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber or any other Chamber of Commerce statewide that is also a member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

OKCMOA Sets ‘The New Art’ Exhibition Opening for Feb. 17

In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center, OKCMOA’s predecessor, purchased the 154-piece permanent collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, the first art museum in the nation’s capital dedicated to the collection of contemporary art. That decision transformed Oklahoma City’s collection of contemporary art.

Opening Feb. 17 on OKCMOA’s first floor, The New Art: A Milestone Collection Fifty Years Later honors this extraordinary collection on this major anniversary, presenting longstanding museum highlights by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn, Grace Hartigan, Sam Gilliam, Robert Indiana and Paul Reed, along with the rarely shown works by Morris Louis and Lee Bontecou. Their work—and the work of many other artists—forms the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s outstanding collection of postwar American art from the 1950s and 1960s.

OKC CVB Makes Strides in Inclusive Tourism to Promote City

Oklahoma City played host to five national print publications recently to help promote the city as welcoming, inviting and a place to do business. The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau worked with Joey Amato with Agency 33 and PrideJourneys.com to vet publications that solely focus on the LGBT audience, selecting outlets for a four-day trip highlighting many things to do in the city, including experiences other journalists haven’t been exposed to in the destination.

“All markets including the LGBT market are important to tourism in Oklahoma City, as they are in most other cities,” said Michael Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our sales team works with many market segments, and LGBT meetings and conventions are equally important, so putting our efforts into LGBT tourism is setting the groundwork for our sales team to show off what Oklahoma City has to offer both a visitor and a meeting attendee.”

Make Your Reservations for ArtNow Signature Party Jan. 18

ArtNow is Oklahoma Contemporary’s annual exhibition of Oklahoma-based contemporary artists. Set for Jan. 18, it closes with art sale—the first big party of the year with cocktails, tastemakers and the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works. Proceeds help keep Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions open free of charge, year-round.

The 2019 edition introduces audiences to 23 new-to-ArtNow artists. Over the course of the exhibition, visitors will have four opportunities to hear ArtNow artists talk about their work. All talks are Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m.

Reserve Jan. 18, 2019, for the first big party of the year! This event, featuring signature cocktails, tastemakers and live art-making, is your opportunity to party with a purpose and purchase one-of-a-kind artworks from the annual exhibition, which features Oklahoma-based contemporary artists. 

Visit OklahomaContemporary.org/exhibitions/upcoming/artnow.