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MIDTOWN WALKABOUT MONTH

Midtown Walkabout Month continues this Saturday, July 11. Midtown merchants will provide specials, discounts, and activities during their normal operating hours, plus you can enjoy virtual programming from your home. Please be safe while visiting the district by washing your hands, wearing a mask, and keeping a distance from others.

JULY 11TH BUSINESS SPECIALS 

Sidewalk Programming [11am-3pm]
☆ Live chalk art in the sidewalk outside of The Laboratory by Elisha Gallegos.

☆ Downtown Guides handing out Midtown tote bags filled with swag to all attendees -- random winners will receive gift cards to businesses in the district for #MidtownActsofKindness.

Live Stream Schedule
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12:05pm - A reading by Ben Nockels of Commonplace Books.
12:15pm - Stretches to reduce stress with Dr. Trish Corley of New Angle Yoga.
12:25pm - Seasonal smoothie recipe with Emma Ryan of Plant.
12:35pm - Virtual tour of the Midtown Mural Wall.
12:45pm - Behind the scenes of Nhu Avenue with owner Lanh Tran.
12:55pm - Virtual gift card giveaway (don't miss it!)
1:05pm - Dance party with Rumble the Bison.

Stay updated on Midtown Walkabout Month promotions by following along on the Facebook event page, or find more information at midtownokc.com.
RIDE OKC
ART + ARCHITECTURE TOUR 


Vacation get canceled? This European inspired bike tour will transport you to another place. Explore downtown with a knowledgeable tour guide to see skyscrapers, modern houses, historic buildings, a haunted hotel, luxurious mansions, and beautiful boathouses to learn about the history behind them. Visit sculptures, hidden street art murals, bronze monuments, and learn about the artists and their work.

Be prepared to be active, have fun, and leave feeling more connected to Oklahoma City on a deeper level
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Book your tour or bike rental today at rideokc.com.
OKLAHOMA BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM 

The Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP)  Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the OBRP offers vital funding for qualifying businesses.

To qualify, the business must have suffered a revenue loss of 25% or more. The revenue loss must be substantially caused by the impact of COVID-19. Grant awards will be an amount equal to two months of average total payroll with a maximum award of $25,000.

Phase 2 of Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) will begin at 8am on Tuesday, July 14.

Details on program eligibility and restrictions can be found at okcommerce.gov/relief.

STREATERIES
(STREET + EATERY) 

Last month The City of OKC announced a streamlined permitting process to help restaurants and bars add much-needed patio space in parking spaces adjacent to their businesses.

Many restaurants and bars have limited space to effectively meet the CDC's and OKC-County Health Department protocols and social distancing guidelines to minimize the spread of coronavirus. Adding patio space in the parking spaces allows for more seating with appropriate spacing.

Financial assistance may also be available in the form of reimbursement for associated expenses and qualified costs. Restaurants and bar owners will be able to apply for reimbursement through the business support component expected to be included in the City's CARES Act funding.

Read more about the permit process and requirements hereat okc.gov


For questions about reimbursement qualifications, contact The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City at info@theallianceokc.org.
OKC MEMORIAL MUSEUM 
EYE WITNESS TOURS


Experience the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum through stories from those most affected by the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Hear personal accounts of how individuals are Looking Back – Thinking Forward 25 years later.

The exclusive tour is offered on Fridays at 8am and include:

  • Private tour before the Museum opens to the public (60 minutes)
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Archives (30 minutes)
  • 10% discount on all Memorial Store purchases the day of the tour

Upcoming Dates:
July 10 - Robin Marsh, Journalist
July 17 - Sara Sweet, Family Member
July 24 - Bob Johnson, Memorial Founding Chairman
July 31 - Governor Frank and Cathy Keating, State Leader and First Lady

To book an Eyewitness Tour, visit memorialmuseum.com/eyewitness

STAND TALL SHOP SMALL

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has kicked off its Stand Tall and Shop Small for OKC campaign. With the help of the OKC’s district leaders, the Chamber wants residents to give a much-needed boost to the businesses that make the city unique.

Learn more information about the Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC campaign on their Velocity blog.

Mayor David Holt signed a new emergency proclamation for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes requirements and recommendations for high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The proclamation requirements took effect July 3 and continues through July 17.

Visit covid19.okc.gov for the latest local COVID-19 news, guidance and City services updates.

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