05-29-2017 Monday Memo

It’s okay to share our good news…
A few weeks ago we received a compliment from one of our board members when we included them on an email to a prospect and attached a document that helps us provide a bigger picture on what is and has been taking place in our area over the last 24 months or so.  
It seems that we oftentimes forget that there are a LOT of good things that have and are taking place in our community, and in the hustle and bustle of our lives it’s easy to lose sight of those positive aspects.  
In a business world where someone needs to make a decision RIGHT NOW about where to locate, where to make a capital investment and what makes the best financial sense in the success and longevity of a business, there is little time for someone to leisurely gather everything they need to help make those choices.
In fact, in the world of competition, those who respond the fastest with the right types of information are often those who are moved to the top of the list and have a better chance at being considered by the prospect.   Getting more turns at bat with a potential new business is part of our unwritten game plan, as you can’t hit the ball unless you are at the plate!
In the business of economic development, we never want to take for granted the growth we are experiencing, as it can come to a screeching halt faster than any of us can ever imagine.  One day chicken, and the next day feathers is a reality that a lot of communities all over the US understand only to well.
Which is why we should do a LOT more to celebrate the ongoing and past successes in this community and region, AND why it’s important that you help share that information with your friends, families and business acquaintances.
Certainly there are other locations around the nation and state that are making the news much more often than we are, but what is going on here is still worthy of repeating.  In fact, the more we share that information, the more opportunities we will have to maintain the momentum and growth that we are currently experiencing.
So while we are waiting for the next best thing to come along that satisfies our instant gratification and desires, let’s not overlook what has already taken place here and what is also on the near horizon.   
When you get a minute, take time to share with others what has been going on in our area, and also know there is more to come…
“Educator’s Notes”
School’s out for summer!!! 
Enjoy the downtime, get caught up on your rest, take a vacation, go fishing, hit the pool, relax and most of all, know that you make our world a better place due to everything you do…
Thanks to all of you for your dedication to our various communities and the entire region.
We think you are simply the BEST!
“We Like ‘Em A Lot”
Part of what makes up the “secret sauce” of the Monday Memo is when individuals in the community help us identify someone who we should highlight in this section of the weekly memo.  And this past week we hit the jackpot when we received the names of several individuals who are worthy of being recognized.
As we were putting together the details on this week’s recipient, one of our first points of contact commented that the person we were enquiring about was SUPER AWESOME, which needless to say had us hooked and had us wanting to know more.  Our bet is you will want to know more as well.
The positive character traits we learned about this individual were literally unending, which speaks of the character and compassion this person has for others in our community.  She was described as someone who has a giving heart and who has a desire to help those who may be overlooked or in danger of being forgotten about.
Her love of people is evident in her aspiration to value everyone she meets, and to see the good in people before seeing any of their negative qualities.  The description of her being a “ray of sunshine” helps confirm that she wants to serve those she encounters, which makes our community a better place.
Besides her personal time commitment to one of Shawnee’s non-profit organizations, she is known for her warm smile, kind ways and her ability to befriend not only the humans she encounters on a daily basis, but also some of the four-legged friends she has made at her downtown business. 
The person we wish to recognize this week is Jamie Barrick.  If you know Jamie, give her a call, send her a note or an email, and tell her how much we appreciate all she does for Shawnee. And if you don’t know her, make yourself a note as someone you have to meet and take the time to do so.  Your life will be better for knowing her.
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 National Bank:  Contact Darci Williams at 405-275-8830 or dwilliams@fnbokla.bank
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
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      
Shawnee News-Star:  Mail resume to Shawnee News-Star, PO Box 1688, Dept. 359, Shawnee OK 74802 or email to jalewis704@gmail.com
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 –      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
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.
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
June 8:  Oklahoma Historical Society Banquet – Citation of Merit for Historic Shawnee Alliance
6:15p at Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, OKC OK
Register and purchase tickets at http://www.preservationok.org/2017-preservation-conference.html
June 10:  52nd Faith 7 Bowl – All Star High School Basketball Games
1:30p at Noble Complex on OBU Campus
For advanced ticket information contact faith7bowl@gmail.com
June 14:  SEDF Board Meeting
9am at SEDF Conference Room, 131 N. Bell, Suite 208, Shawnee OK 74801
Additional Dates:  7/12/17; 8/9/17; 9/13/17; 10/11/17; 11/8/17; 12/13/17
August 7:  Celebrate Pottawatomie County Teachers, sponsored by Avedis Foundation
8am-12:30pm at Heart of OK Exposition Center, 1700 W. Independence St., Shawnee OK
August 17:  Job Fair
9a-1p at Galilee Baptist Church, 1025 E. 9th St., Shawnee OK 74801
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
tburg@sedf.biz   *  scaldwell@sedf.biz   *  www.sedf.biz  *  405-273-7490 * facebook.com/shawneeEDF


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