Over 130 Roundtable members attended The Roundtable’s Annual Membership meeting at the Governor’s Mansion on October 27th. The meeting included economic development program updates from the Governor, Lt. Governor, Commerce Department and i2E. Plus, Bob Sullivan, Chairman of the Governor’s Task Force on Economic Development and Job Creation, brought highlights of 13 economic development policy and program recommendations from this important statewide leadership group. The recommendations have now been presented to the Governor for further review.
On November 15th, over 230 Roundtable members and special guests attended the annual Holiday Dinner at the Oklahoma History Center. Chairman Don Walker presided over the event, which featured remarks by Lt. Governor Lamb and Governor Fallin. Entertainment was provided by the nationally recognized American Spirit Dance Company from Oklahoma City University.
Several new members were recognized, including:
- Northrop Grumman (Oklahoma City). Tinker Site Manager Stew Scannell is the Roundtable representative.
- Bio-Cide International (Norman). Chairman Bob Danner is the Roundtable representative.
- Innovative Healthcare Systems (Edmond). Founder and CEO Ron Decker is the Roundtable representative.
“Conversations” Series Continues
Governor Mary Fallin has been the special guest at two recent “mini” Roundtable meetings held recently in Ponca City and Broken Arrow. The “Conversation” meetings are a series of Oklahoma Business Roundtable-sponsored small group sessions held throughout the year. Participants discuss pertinent business issues and provide advice to state leaders regarding Oklahoma’s strategic economic development program – with emphasis on business retention/expansion, start-up and recruitment efforts.
The Roundtable plans to continue this outreach effort across the state in coming months. Watch for details.