Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
AN EXCITING WEEK......at PCDA this week which included a full house at City Central with P66 training, PCDA Board Meeting, a gallery opening for the Gene Dougherty exhibit and new tenants. Rounding out the week is the ground breaking at Duke this morning at 10 am. Duke is the fourth spec building in the Airport Industrial Park but all spec buildings are special and deserve a good bottle of champagne......no, that's a ship. Staff will stick with some dirt throwing by current and past PCDA Trustees.
Manufacturing in the AIP is full steam ahead and our wonderful Trade Show Brigade heads to Nashville next month to bring home more contracts the week before the International Economic Development Council's annual conference happens in Oklahoma City. PCDA hopes to have some fantastic news later in September, but for now, keep reading for the stuff we can talk about.
HERES DUKE!!!!!! This is why PCDA will be breaking ground Friday, August 12 at 10 am. Park along Hall Blvd or on the north side of the Duke plot. Just be on the lookout for PCDA staff, blue hardhats and the blue awnings for the presentation.
PONCA CITY LEADERSHIP…introduced the 36th class to the world this week at the newly renovated Pioneer Technology Center. These bright eager faces are ready to learn all things Ponca City this year with a two day kick-off coming up soon. City and state government, industry, social services, health and history to name just a few of the days of information. This is a great program and kudos to the businesses sponsoring them in the program. PCDA boasts participants from Class of #21 and #29 as well as Laurence and David who participate every year on Industry Day and the final wrap-up. It's a great day in Ponca City! If you or an employee would like to participate in this program, contact the Chamber of Commerce. Registration is April every year.
MEET SOME NEW WILDCAT....... teachers this week at the new teacher luncheon on Wednesday, August 17th. Can't make that event? Sign up to help with Stuff the Bus this year on Saturday, August 20th. It is a great way to support our schools. Volunteers hang out with other volunteers at Walmart as people hand you supplies or donations for our kiddos this year. It is very gratifying and stuffing that bus full of supplies is very rewarding. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 580.765.4400 if you would like to participate, or just swing by Walmart Saturday, August 20th and well, Stuff the Bus!
Saturdays // Farmers Market at Pioneer Woman // 8 to 11 am
Every Saturday during the summer (and some of the Fall)
make time to get your produce, baked goods, meat
and other local food at the Pioneer Woman circle.
Wed, August 17 // New Teacher Luncheon // Country Club
Make sure to get your sponsorship into the Chamber to host
a new to Ponca City teacher. Call 765-4400 to reserve your seats.
Friday, August 19 // Party at the Palace // Marland Mansion
Make sure to get your tickets for the best little party on the prairie.
Dance, dine, hang out with your favorite 300 people
at the Marland Mansion. Call 765-4400 to get your tickets.
Saturday, August 20 // Stuff the Bus // Ponca City Walmart 9-1 pm
Head over to Walmart and donate school supplies or
make a cash donation to assist with school supplies.
Students and teachers benefit greatly
from this program.
Friday, Sept 2 // DXDT // Central Fare 6 to 9 pm
Check out Down by Downtown at Central Fare: music,
food trucks and pop-up shops. Great time to come out
and enjoy the summer fun!
Tuesday, Sept 13 // Business on the Balcony // 7 to 8:30 am