03-20-2017 Monday Memo

Sometimes it’s not just about us…
 
With all of the new retail development in the community over the past five years or so, we get a fair amount of comments from those who reside in the community about what types of restaurants they would like to see locate here. 
 
By far, food seems to drive the largest amount of suggestions, but it’s also not uncommon to have someone suggest a big box store that they frequent elsewhere every now and then.  There is no doubt that we all have our favorite stores and that we would like the convenience of having our favorite close by to make it more convenient for us.
 
On occasion we hear from someone who is not pleased with the decision of a national retailer to locate in our area.  More than once we have heard someone complain that “we don’t need” that kind of establishment here. 
 
I know that this may come as a shock to those who feel that the decision on where to locate a new retail venue is totally up to us, or to you, but the truth is, sometimes it doesn’t matter what we want.
 
There are a LOT of factors that go into the decision on where a business will make a capital investment.  Some of those factors have to do with the traffic that flows in and through a community, or the make up of who lives in the region, not just the single community where something is located.
 
Oftentimes, the supply chain of how a national retailer delivers their products to a location will play a role in how the company decides where to open their next location.  If you have ever been asked to share your zip code at a cash register before, understand that you are part of the analysis process by that company to determine if there are enough consumers coming from a different location to warrant considering that site for their own store. 
 
Decisions on where to locate a new store can also be based on where there are multiple competitors who have a large number of the same types of stores, which lends itself to deciding if the new store can capture its own share of the market place by offering the consumers a new and different choice.
 
Other factors such as commuter demand, workforce demand and residential demand are also determining influences as a retailer considers everything that can make or break a retail location.  
 
We’re certain that people will never stop complaining about what kinds of retail options we don’t have, what we do have or what they wish we had. We will chalk that kind of behavior up to just human nature, and if we are ever able to dial up the warehouse where we can pre-select what kinds of businesses locate here, we will let you know… Right after we place our order.  J
 
“Educator’s Notes”
We bet you woke up this morning asking yourself, “What’s new with ACT WorkKeys?”
For more than 10 years, Oklahoma CareerTech has helped Oklahoma high school students and adults learn their strengths and weaknesses and earn Career Readiness Certificates through the ACT WorkKeys job assessment system.
ACT has been the authority in job skills assessments and training for more than 20 years. ACT measures the real world skills individuals and businesses need to succeed and has analyzed more than 20,000 jobs to help employers and individuals benchmark, remediate, assess and certify the skills essential to workplace success.
Now the company is making the WorkKeys system even better.
The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate assessments and credential will be updated to ensure ongoing relevance and alignment to the changing skill requirements of today’s jobs. The assessments will be delivered on a new modernized delivery platform that offers improved stability, security and a better user experience. ACT is prioritizing development based on maximum potential for national and international impact and will phase out some assessments over the next two years.
Starting in June, the ACT WorkKeys NCRC assessments available will be Applied Math (formerly Applied Mathematics), Graphic Literacy (formerly Locating Information) and Workplace Documents (formerly Reading for Information).
The updated assessments will continue to measure the same core set of broadly relevant career readiness skills that have historically been measured by the NCRC assessments. The updated credential will continue to be a reliable signal of career readiness trusted by job seekers, employers and educators around the globe.
For more information about WorkKeys and the NCRC in Oklahoma, visit https://www.okcareertech.org/business-and-industry/workkeys.
“We Like ‘Em A Lot”
In keeping with the opening part of this Monday Memo, sometimes it’s not about us, this week we are going to change up our selection process and highlight something that we believe needs to be focused on right now…Here’s a message from Indaco Metals:
Indaco Metals is starting a Fire Relief Fund to benefit the Harper and Woodward County Cattlemen who have been affected by the recent wildfires. 
 
Indaco has trucks available to haul hay to the areas designated by the Harper County OSU Exchange Office.  The Managing Member of Indaco Metals (Josh Inda) has found someone willing to sell the round hay bales at $20 each and the trucks are able to hold 34 bales per load.   We are also accepting any cash contributions for those affected by the wildfires.
 
We are sharing this information with the area employers and also to any of our own customers who may be interested in participating. 
 
100% of the funds brought in will go directly to the farmers in need by way of hay, milk replacer, water, fuel, or other necessities.  Indaco is providing trucks and administration free of charge.   
 
Our fellow Oklahomans have been through a lot and are continuing to go through some very tragic times, and we wanted to do what we can to help them.  Our first two truckloads of hay left on Tuesday, 3-14-2017.
 
Please call if you have any questions.  Thanks!!
 
Sandy Walling
Accounting Manager
Indaco Metals, LLC
3 American Way
Shawnee, OK 74804
PH:  405-273-9200 ext. 8187
Fax: 405-273-1542
sandy.walling@indacometals.com
 
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS IN SHAWNEE:
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
 
Eaton Corporation:  Apply online at www.eaton.com/careers, keyword Assembly
 
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
 
First United Bank:  Contact Paul Bass at 405-273-6100 or paul@firstunitedbank.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
 
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
 
Norwesco:  Email Coy Carpenter at coy.carpenter@norwesco.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
 
NEED SOME BRIGHT YOUNG TALENT? 
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 -      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!
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
Shell Building Information:  http://sedf.biz/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Shell-Building-Flyer1.pdf
 
Fire Relief Fund sponsored by Indaco Metals
All monetary donations will go to the farmers and ranchers in need in Harper and Woodward County.  Round hay bales can be purchased for $20.  Indaco Metals will provide trucks for delivering hay bales and administration free of charge.  Your monetary donations can be sent to:  Indaco Metals, 3 American Way, Shawnee OK 74804
 
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.
March 23-25:  Oklahoma Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
8am at Cox Convention Center, OKC
For more information, visit http://www.firstinspires.org/
 
March 31:  Mobile Smiles Unit
9am-3pm at The Community Market, 120 S. Center, Shawnee OK 74801
For more information or to make an appointment call 405-878-1528
 
April 12:  SEDF Board Meeting
9am at SEDF Conference Room, 131 N. Bell, Suite 208, Shawnee OK 74801
Additional Dates:  5/10/17; 6/14/17; 7/12/17; 8/9/17; 9/13/17; 10/11/17; 11/8/17; 12/13/17
 
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.
 
May 29:  SEDF Office Closed for Memorial Day
Additional Dates: 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
 
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:
http://www.shawneeseniors.org/calendar-of-activities-programs-ssc-brochure-and-quote-pics-of-the-month/
 
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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/yogaintheparkshawnee/
 
Shawnee Little Theatre:
For show listings and more information, visit http://www.shawneelittletheatre.com or call 405-275-2805
 
tburg@sedf.biz   *  scaldwell@sedf.biz   *  www.sedf.biz  *  405-273-7490 * facebook.com/shawneeEDF

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