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Meeting Notice


Business, Commerce and Tourism

Subject Business, Commerce and Tourism
From Date
Time 9:30am
Location Room 230



IS-2021-46 What is preventing Oklahomans from returning to the workforce after the pandemic?


Senator Hicks


1. Opening Remarks - Senator Hicks


2. Overview of issue - Josie Phillips and Paul Shinn, Oklahoma Policy Institute


3. Impact of Covid


4. Child care industry's role in recovery - Paula Koos, Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral


5. Drew Dugan,  Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce


6. Joanne Davis, OKC Black Chamber of Commerce


7. Questions & Conclusion




IS-2021-28  Equitable procurement for minority and women-owned businesses


Senator Young


8. Opening Remarks - Senator Young


9. Robert Ruiz, President of Scissortail CDC


10. Apollo Woods, Owner of OKC Black Eats


11. Ailene Siharath, Co-Owner of the The Hive Eatery, Edmond


12. Jill Castilla, President/CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond


13. Questions & Conclusion


14. Other business