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Oklahomans Study Innovative Urban Development and Placemaking as Economic Development Strategies in Three Cities in Germany

June 21, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 18, 2019)— Two Oklahomans representing the nonprofit organization Creative Oklahoma traveled to three cities in Germany to study their significant successes in developing diverse and robust economies through improving community livability via urban place-making, investing in community-accessible high performance computing and strategically nurturing ecosystems that support growth in a wide variety of…

New Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentoring Program (OKEMP) Officially Launches With Five Entrepreneur Teams

April 3, 2019

Oklahoma City – Creative Oklahoma has chosen five promising entrepreneurs to be the first included in its inaugural Oklahoma Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (OKEMP), an initiative licensed from and modeled after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Venture Mentoring Service. This statewide non-profit program provides free in-person mentorship and coaching to emerging entrepreneurs by matching them with…

2019 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Announced

March 7, 2019

Oklahoma City — Governor Kevin Stitt will designate eight prominent Oklahomans as Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors on Monday evening,  April 8th, at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.    The 2019 Ambassador honorees  who will be present to receive their awards from Governor Stitt will be  Mr. C. Kendrick Fergeson, Nationally recognized advocate for arts…

Creative Oklahoma’s Founding Board Member and CEO Susan Mccalmont Retiring; Rep. Meloyde Blancett to Become Interim Executive Director

January 15, 2019
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Date: January 15, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Stephanie Coderre Porras405.232.5570 x2stephanie@creativeoklahoma.org As a founding board member of Creative Oklahoma in 2006, and President/CEO of the nonprofit since 2011, Susan McCalmont, noted nonprofit leader and creativity advocate, is retiring from the organization. She will hand the reigns to state legislator, Meloyde Blancett, who will serve…

Creative Oklahoma’s Ambassador Spotlight featuring Suzy Amis Cameron on November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018
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OKLAHOMA CITY (November 6th, 2018) – Creative Oklahoma is partnering with one of  Oklahoma’s Creativity Ambassadors, Suzy Amis Cameron, to host the first Creative Oklahoma’s Ambassador Spotlight dinner and auction on Friday, November 16, 2018. The presenting sponsor is Urban Farmhouse. Suzy Amis Cameron is a native of Oklahoma City and has remained committed to…

Creative Oklahoma’s Ambassador Spotlight featuring Suzy Amis Cameron

October 8, 2018
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A noted environmental advocate, founder and mother of five, Suzy Amis Cameron is committed to the principles of sustainability in all aspects of our lives, with emphasis on plant-based solutions to address climate change. She is the author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet (Simon & Schuster/Atria,…

Oklahoma Delegation to participate in the 2018 Creativity World Forum in Antwerp, Belgium

September 24, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 24th) – A select group of Oklahoma business owners, students, entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders are travelling to Antwerp, Belgium to participate in the international District of Creativity Network’s 2018 Creativity World Forum (CWF) September 26-30, 2018.  Two students from Northeastern State University, Trenton Morgan and Ricardo Oropeza, were selected to represent Oklahoma…

Oklahoma Delegation to participate in inaugural meeting of Network of International Creative Entrepreneurs, Dutch Design Week and Creativity World Forum

October 25, 2017

A recently formed grass-roots initiative, the Network of International Creative Entrepreneurs (NICE), will hold its inaugural international meeting in Eindhoven, Netherlands October  27 – 28. A strategically selected group of Oklahoma business owners, entrepreneurs, educators and creative thinkers will gather with the aim to form a bridge between Oklahoma and small-to-medium enterprises in Europe and…

The Startup Squad

October 25, 2017

By Stephanie Gardner, OCC Durant “When my circle got smaller, my vision got clearer.” For aspiring entrepreneurs, there is no shortage of how-to books or small business seminars from which to learn the mainstream steps to success. A simple Google search will return nearly a million results. In Durant alone, we have at least six…

When It’s a Good Thing to Burst Your Bubble

October 19, 2017

By Lucy Swanson, OCC Guthrie As a community, we are constantly engaged in the creative process of finding new, more effective ways to serve the wonderful people that inhabit Guthrie. It isn’t an easy process. It isn’t simple either. It is a journey. And it is an adventure. Finding our way to building our community…

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