01-16-2017 Monday Memo

Red Hot….
One of our jobs is to sell the community and the region to a wide range of individuals, which include but is not limited to, site consultants, retailers, developers, people seeking to make an investment in the area, those who are considering locating a business or simply moving here and even those who are already here, but are forced to compete internally with other locations where their corporation has a facility located. 
Without question, there are a lot of factors when it comes to being selected as a suitable location with all of the different prospects listed and our end game is to market what we have, what we can produce and what we can sustain to as broad of a market as we can.   And to do that over and over and over again…
While it was a bit slow over the Christmas and New Years time frame, we are starting to see things heat up and have had the opportunity recently to show two different prospects our Shell Building and also to assist others who are seeking office space in our community. 
While that might not seem like a lot to share, we ended the 2016 calendar year on an upward trend as the SEDF reviewed more projects in 2016 than any other time in the past eight years.  Our project tally was 16% above what we looked at in 2015 and we get the indication that 2017 is going to be a stellar year as well.  Only time will tell if that prognostication proves out to be a reality or simply a wish.
Here is what we do know and can share.  We have a lot of projects in the pipeline.  There are at least two significant manufacturing projects in the pipeline and several smaller sized ones in the queue as well. 
Retailers who have an interest in our community are still clamoring for demographics on our area, along with those who are interested in multifamily housing development, which we are more than happy to provide.  Likewise we are continually fielding requests for office and commercial space from those who have come to realize they absolutely, positively need to be here. 
We applaud them all for realizing what we have all known for a long time… and of course that is our proximity to the center of the state and nation, plus the growing population of this region makes us a desirable location…  
If you need more reasons to confirm why we are the Center of Quite a Lot, give us a jingling and we would be delighted to share what makes us a great place…
“Educator’s Notes”
For Counselors Only Conference planned
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the State Department of Education will sponsor the 2017 For Counselors Only Conference March 2 at Moore Norman Technology Center’s South Penn Campus.
The conference is for elementary, middle school, junior high, senior high and tech center counselors from across the state. It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, visit https://counselorsonlyconference2017.eventbrite.com.
“We Like Em A Lot”
The person we want to highlight this week is someone who is most often on the other side of the camera as they go about their tasks of highlighting what is great about our community.   While it’s not accurate to say they are camera shy, they are more often than not focused on capturing what is great about our community and those who live here.
The volunteer roles this person has engaged themselves in locally covers a lot of different aspects of service in our community and we’re fairly certain that this community minded spirit is going to continue to be witnessed from this individual for decades to come.  That’s a long way to say, we’ve not seen anything yet.
As we did a bit of research about this individual we found that others around the community had the same perspective as we did and what they shared was better than anything we could have written ourselves.
He is a great advocate of the community of Shawnee.  You can tell a great deal about a person’s character when they give so selflessly.  At work, home and in the community, as we see him in action, he is committed to the same level of care for his family and friends as he does for the work he undertakes.  I could speak no higher praise for someone than that.
Others shared that he has a heart for the greater good of the community and strives to inform others of the great events and activities, as well as the needs and challenges our community faces.  He’s a person who is creative, energetic and a true community leader. 
And finally this sums up nicely why we think there needs to be more people like him in our area.  He is very passionate and motivated about his work and you can tell that he believes in what he is doing. He is very active in the community and I am sure that he has and will continue to make a positive impact on a large number of people.
The person we wish to recognize this week is Daniel Shaughnessy.  If you know Daniel, give him a call, send him a note or an email, and tell him how much you appreciate all he does for Shawnee. And if you don’t know him, make yourself a note as someone you have to meet.  Your life will be better for knowing him.
A-1 Staffing & Recruiting Agency:  Visit http://www.a1staffingok.com/apply-now.php or contact Brandy Helm at brandy@a1staffingok.com or 405-788-0001
Absentee Shawnee Tribe:  http://www.astribe.com/astribe/?reload
Bancfirst-Shawnee:  Contact Deloris Page at dpage@bancfirst.com
Black Hawk Casino:  Contact Shirley McCormick at shirley.mccormick@blackhawkcasino.org
Blue Zones:  Send resumes to jon.werger@healthways.com or visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=sharecare&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#
Buckle:  Apply online at http://corporate.buckle.com/careers following application contact the store to schedule interview at 405-878-0920 
Chick Fil A in Shawnee: Apply online only at http://www.work4cfashawnee.com/
City National Bank:  Visit https://www.cnb1901.com/ or contact 866-385-3444
City of Shawnee:  Visit http://www.shawneeok.org/jobs
Citizen Potawatomi Nation:  Visit http://www.firelakejobs.com/
Daliyah Greek House:  Contact Mazin at 580-235-8999 to set up an appointment and interview.  Restaurant located at 2033 N. Harrison, Shawnee OK.
Dickson Industries:  Visithttp://www.roadproonline.com
Enviro Systems:  Visit http://www.enviro-ok.com/careers/job-opportunities/ or email Personnel@enviro-ok.com
Express Employment Professionals:  Visit http://www.expresspros.com/ or contact David Kitts at 405-275-7575
Extreme Inflatables:  Visit http://extremeinflatables.com/EI/index.php.  To apply, contact us in person at 301 N. Oklahoma, Shawnee OK, call 405-878-0747or email apply@extremeinflatables.com
Farmers Insurance:  Contact Tim Seelig at 405-377-6671 or tim.binman@farmersagency.com
Freedom Personnel:  Contact Janet or Hyla at 405-275-9675
Gateway Pipeline LLC:  Visit http://www.gatewaypipeline.com and contact Kristin Paule at 405-275-0954
Gateway to Prevention & Recovery:  Submit resume to Amy Walton at awalton@gatewaytoprevention.org
GE Oil & Gas:  Visit http://www.ge.com/careers or contact Kimberly Topps at 405-395-0404
Georg Fischer:  Visit http://www.centralplastics.com, email Dani.Shields@georgfischer.com or call 405-878-3978
Global Production Solutions:  Visit http://www.globalproductionsolutions.com and contact Kristin Vinson at kvinson@gps-us.co
Indaco Metals:  Visit http://www.indacometals.com/ or contact Jordan McLaughlin at 405-273-9200
Jindal Films: Apply online at http://www.indeed.com/q-Jindal-Films-l-Shawnee,-OK-jobs.html or send resumes to careers@jindalfilms.com
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma:  Visit http://kickapootribeofoklahoma.com/ and contact Vasant Hanratagorn at 405-964-2075 ext. 107, 405-605-9390 or itoffice@kickapootribeofoklahoma.com
Mills Machine Company:  Send resume to Mills Machine Company at 201 N. Oklahoma Ave., Shawnee OK 74801 or email it to chuck@millsmachine.com
Oklahoma Baptist University:  Visit http://www.okbu.edu/businessaffairs/hr/jobs.html
Primrose Retirement Community:  Visit www.primrose-careers.com
Red Lobster:  Apply online at https://www.redlobster.com/employment/
Shawnee Milling Company:  Visithttp://www.shawneemilling.comand call Jane Lewis at 405-273-7003 ext. 314      
St. Gregory’s University:  Visit http://www.stgregorys.edu/about-us/employment Development Director and Systems Analyst – All interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and references to hr@stgregorys.edu.
TDK Ferrites:  (Workforce Oklahoma representing TDK) Contact Malisa Daniel at 405-275-2100 ext. 397 or by email at malisa.daniel@us.tdk.com
United Dynamics, Inc.:  Visit http://united-dynamics.com/ and contact Michelle Needham at 405-275-8041 ext. 280
Vyve Broadband:  Visit http://www.vyvebroadband.com/careers.html, call Angela at 914-234-8325, email employment@vyvebb.com and send resumes to career@vyvebb.com
Wolverine Tube:  Visit http://www.wlv.com/ and contact Express Employment Professionals  at 405-275-7575
HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL JOBS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY5Z_pfFUK4
OBU –     Contact Oklahoma Baptist University and send them your job postings.  They can screen them and will be happy to
                  share them on their website.  – Visit their job board at https://okbu-csm.symplicity.com/
OSU –      Finding talented employees to drive your organization’s success can be challenging, but Oklahoma State University
                  Career Services can help.  OSU’s outstanding academic programs cultivate America’s brightest in a wide array of fields,
                  while Career Services (HireOSUgrads.com) helps make hiring OSU interns, recent grads, and alumni easy.  Available
  • Free Job Postings and Resume Browsing
  • Career Fairs and Networking Events
  • Employer Information Sessions and Tables
  • Faculty Connections
  • Customized Recruiting Strategy Assistance
Contact the Shawnee area Employer Development Coordinator Alicia Jackson (alicia.jackson@okstate.edu, 405-945-
8617) today to develop your personalized recruiting plan to Hire OSU Grads!
Shell Building Information:  http://sedf.biz/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Shell-Building-Flyer1.pdf
Downtown Façade Grant Program – The Historic Shawnee Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications
For a complete list of guidelines and the application, visit the HSA’s web site at: www.historic- shawnee.com or contact HSA member and city planning director, Justin DeBruin, at 878-1616.
January 19:  Small Business Development Classes – Basics for Beginning a Business
6pm at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, One John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee OK 74804
Call 405-273-7493 for more information.
January 24:  Small Business Development Classes – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map with Google
6pm at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, One John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee OK 74804
Call 405-273-7493 for more information.
January 26:  The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
8:30a-4:30p at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Room Gemini I, One John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee OK 74804
Call 405-273-7490 to enroll
February 7:  Small Business Development Classes – Marketing Basics:  A Guide to Winning Customers
6pm at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, One John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee OK 74804
Call 405-273-7493 for more information.
February 8:  SEDF Board Meeting
9am at SEDF Conference Room, 131 N. Bell, Suite 208, Shawnee OK 74801
Additional Dates:  3/8/17; 4/12/17; 5/10/17; 6/14/17; 7/12/17; 8/9/17; 9/13/17; 10/11/17; 11/8/17; 12/13/17
February 20:  SEDF Office Closed for President’s Day
Additional Dates: 05/29/17 Memorial Day; 07/04/17 Independence Day; 09/04/17 Labor Day; 11/10/17 Veteran’s Day; 11/23-24/17 Thanksgiving; 12/25-26/17 Christmas
February 21:  Small Business Development Classes – Small Business Social Media Marketing
6pm at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, One John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee OK 74804
Call 405-273-7493 for more information.
February 21:  The Shawnee Educational Foundation 17th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet
6:00p at The Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University.
For questions, please contact President Debbie Bosch at 405 585 412-(drdebbiebosch@gmail.com or any Board member.
March 7:  Small Business Development Classes – Dollars and Sense:  Basics of Business Finance
6pm at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, One John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee OK 74804
Call 405-273-7493 for more information.
April 19:  Small Business Development Classes – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map with Google
11:30am at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, One John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee OK 74804
Call 405-273-7493 for more information.
Third Friday Each Month:  Downtown Block Party, presented by the Shawnee Art Guild
5-8pm in historic downtown Shawnee.  For more information, call 405-432-4131
Shawnee Senior Center Events:
Savvy Seniors: http://savvysenior.org/seniorresources.htm
English as a Second Language Class
6-8pm every Tuesday and Thursday, Pioneer Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee OK 74801.  Call Janie Davis at 405-273-3334 to register.
Yoga In The Park
6:30pm Every Tuesday at Sister City Park located at the intersection of Legacy and Airport Drive, Shawnee OK
Shawnee Little Theatre:
For show listings and more information, visit http://www.shawneelittletheatre.com or call 405-275-2805
C-Bar Horsemanship
We offer many opportunities to work with children and adults with special needs through our educational and therapeutic horsemanship classes.  Visit us at www.cbarhorsemanship.org or contact us at charla@cbarhorsemanship.org.
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