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Chamber unveils 2017 Intercity Visit destination

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017

(TULSA, Okla.) – The Tulsa Regional Chamber unveiled the destination for its 2017 Intercity Visit, the eighth in an annual series of visits to peer cities to learn best practices and hear success stories. This year’s destination will be Fort Worth, Texas.
 
“This year’s trip is going to offer many outstanding learning opportunities,” said Steve Bradshaw, Tulsa Regional Chamber chair-elect and president and CEO of BOK Financial Corp. As chair-elect for the Chamber, Bradshaw will serve as host for the trip.
 
“I’m especially excited to learn more about Fort Worth’s Trinity River Vision, which is their master plan for the Trinity River,” said Bradshaw. “It includes building strong connections between the river corridor and the rest of the city. I think there’s a lot of overlap between the work being done there and where we want to go here in the Tulsa region.”
 
Bradshaw also pointed to work being done around downtown development and healthy initiatives as key reasons why Fort Worth was selected as this year’s destination.
 
According to Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, Intercity Visits also afford attendees invaluable opportunities to build relationships with others from our region.
 
“Intercity Visit attendees always include a mix of elected officials, business leaders, regional partners, educational administrators, and young professionals,” said Neal. “Last year’s trip drew more than 100 people from all of these areas within our region. The feedback we consistently hear is that the attendee conversations that take place during these trips are every bit as enlightening as all of the great ideas we hear from the host city.”
 
The 2017 Intercity Visit takes place October 3-5, and online registration is now open. Click here to reserve your spot.
 
The agenda is still being developed, but it will include elements of economic development, education and workforce, and tourism, among other topics.
 
A couple of key locations have already been secured. The opening night reception will be at Stockyards Station. Located in the heart of the Fort Worth stockyards, Stockyards Station is a blend of old and new, with historic walking tours and more than 25 unique shops.
 
A group dinner, held on night two of the trip, will be at the Fort Worth Club. For more than 125 years, the Fort Worth Club has served as a focal point for community leadership and camaraderie within the city.
 
Past Intercity Visits have gone to Cincinnati (2016); Nashville (2015); Portland (2014); Pittsburgh (2013); Charlotte (2012); Indianapolis (2011); and Louisville (2010).

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