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Elevate your workforce with the Chamberís newest professional development event

By Chamber Staff / Events / August 14, 2019

Invest in the future of your company by sending your company’s managers and new employees to Elevate, a new professional development conference and networking event that’s all about elevating Oklahoma City’s workforce. With motivational speakers, breakout sessions and a networking event featuring Oklahoma City’s best brews and bites, Elevate is designed to help your company provide professional development options to its employees—without having to send people out of the market to experience an excellent conference.

“The Chamber knows that the most valuable resource of our employers is the region’s existing workforce,” said Cynthia Reid, senior vice president of marketing and communications. “We created the Elevate conference to provide a much-needed option for companies who want to invest in the professional growth of their employees without busting their budget. It’s also the perfect option for small business owners, managers or entrepreneurs who need additional training to boost their success.”

Elevate will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Cox Convention Center, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Morning motivational speaker Amy Downs, president and CEO of Allegiance Credit Union, will share her story of surviving the Murrah building bombing and her subsequent transformation as a way to inspire attendees and ignite them with a desire for personal growth. Breakout sessions in both the morning and afternoon will include education tracks for new managers, new employees, small business owners, entrepreneurs and general sessions that will apply to everyone, no matter the career stage. The event will also feature keynote speakers during an extended lunch session to provide inspiration to all attendees.

To unwind after a day full of education and inspiration, Elevate will feature a high-energy networking event with its After-Party! Elevate attendees will be able to engage with colleagues, sample food from caterers and restaurants and offer a toast to the experience with tasters from Oklahoma City breweries and wineries. Similar to SchmoozaPalooza, Chamber members will be able to showcase their products and/or services at the Elevate After-Party by signing up for the Exhibitor Experience. Email register@okcchamber.com to reserve your After-Party exhibitor table for $400 or a super exhibitor table for $600.

The Elevate experience is open to everyone, but Chamber members get a discounted conference registration for $250 per person or $200 per person for groups of three or more within the same company. An all-day conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, all keynote speakers, six breakout sessions, morning and afternoon refreshments, and a pass to the Elevate After-Party experience. Chamber members that are nonprofit organizations will also receive a discounted rate of $200 per person or $160 per person for groups of three or more within the same organization.

To purchase tickets, see a list of the speaker lineup or view additional information, visit www.okcchamber.com/elevate.

This article originally appeared in the August 2019 issue of The POINT!

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