Over 100 Roundtable members attend the annual membership meeting and dinner on June 19th at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. Chairman Don Walker presided over the event which included reports from Commerce Secretary Dave Lopez, Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and Governor Mary Fallin.
Commerce Secretary Dave Lopez provided members with an “upbeat” overview of the state’s economy and cited continued employment growth statistics. Lt. Governor Lamb Todd Lamb discussed his recent economic development activities – both in and out-of state. He also discussed plans for Oklahoma to host the 2012 National Lt. Governors Association annual meeting next July.
Governor Mary Fallin discussed the success of the recent Legislative session and highlighted her recent whirlwind mission to Canada which included a major energy conference (Calgary, Alberta) and visit to Quebec for business prospect calls. The mission included dozens of appointments with government officials, business executives and the news media.
In Calgary, she toured Devon Energy’s oil sands operations with Alberta Premier Alison Redford, gave a major address in Calgary to some of the world’s leading energy producers and joined Energy Secretary Mike Ming in helping Oklahoma companies showcase their wares and services at the trade show.
In Quebec, she met with airplane manufacturers to better acquaint them with Oklahoma’s aerospace resources and the state’s leadership in Unmanned Aerial Systems.
The trade mission to Canada—the largest trade partner of Oklahoma and the entire United States—has been the focus of many months of work by the Global Team, Communications, Administration and Operations teams at Commerce. In addition, the mission is made possible by financial support from Commerce, the federal STEP grant and the Business Roundtable. Please mark your calendars for these 3 upcoming Oklahoma Business Roundtable events in 2012. Governor Mary Fallin, Lt. Governor Lamb and Commerce Secretary Dave Lopez are scheduled to participate.
UPCOMING MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Business Roundtable Membership Meeting
October 24, 2012
Governor’s Mansion - Phillips Pavilion
820 NE 23rd– Oklahoma City
3:00 Executive Committee
4:30 Membership Meeting
6:00 Cocktail Reception
Business Roundtable Holiday Dinner
December 5, 2012
Devon Tower 50thFloor – Oklahoma City
333 W. Sheridan