Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
SOCIAL CALENDARS......are starting to book up quick. Everyone is ready to go to a wedding, reception, graduation, dance or prom.....All the things are happening as life gets back to a new normal. This includes meeting and conference space bookings here at City Central. A new art gallery opened this week in City Central (check out all the info at City Arts) and Central Cafe was hopping with juices, smoothies and other vegetarian options.
In the world of industry, 14 MOUs (Memos of Understanding) and four contracts were signed with two pitches to companies made for contract work. Most of these can be traced back to contacts made at the Design 2 Part show which happened last month in Arlington, Texas. You may remember staff mentioning this award winning Trade Show Brigade program a few times. And of course, Happy Easter from the PCDA staff. We know you may not open this until Monday, so we put the deadlines in the first paragraph. Keep reading!
PONCA CITY GRANTS..... are only open for 15 more days! Make sure to fill out the information for your Ponca City small business or non-profit to receive this grant. This three page application will take you a little bit of time to fill out, but it is worth up to $10,000 to help out with COVID costs to your business over the last year (March, 2021 to March 2022). Do you have questions? Need an assist on figuring something out? GIve PCDA a call at 765.7070. There is also a computer kiosk set up here at City Central if you need a quiet place to work. 15 days people! Unless you are opening this on Monday, then you have 12 days.
FILE YOUR TAXES
APRIL 18, 2022
WORKFORCE PIPELINE..... City Central was host to the Dream It, Be It program this week held by the local Soroptimist Club. Find out more about this organization here. This group of local professional women introduce possible jobs and workplace etiquette to eighth-grade girls each year. The annual table-talk luncheon gave 40 girls the opportunity to ask questions of professionals in fields such as marketing, law, small business, arts, medical and many more. Thanks to all the women who took time out of their day to talk to these girls about next steps and what each of these areas of work entails from education to time to self investment.
B on the B....was back with a vengeance this week. As it was REALLY windy on the balcony and a little on the chilly side as well, most of the networking took place on the inside of the balcony. With over 40 people attending this early morning event, it was deemed "Very helpful" from a new participant and "Great people" from a new City Central tenant. Business cards exchanged; connections made with a little bit of breakfast thrown in!
Mark you calendar for May 10th to meet for Business on the Balcony.
Sunday, April 17 // Happy Easter Sunday! // All day
Enjoy the (we hope) wonderful Easter weather.
Monday, April 18 // Tax Day // All Day
Don't forget to upload or mail those taxes or extensions in today.
Wed, April 20 // Financing Your Small Business // Online Event
Money is always needed for small business to grow and thrive.
Find out what resources are available and how to access.