LOOKING DEEPLY .....into your crystal ball may be as accurate as listening to the economists, pundits and politicians about what the economic future holds for consumers. One thing is certain, people gotta eat. Instead of debating the price of eggs, PCDA staff are looking at which comes first: the chicken or the egg. In this case, the chicken is workforce and the egg is childcare. Or vice versa. Also on topic, is transportation: appropriate and available transportation. Everyone has an opinion. Keep reading to give yours in survey form.
And no matter which side has your vote for what the economic future holds, people continue to start, launch, grow and need assistance with small business ventures. If you want to get more involved with small businesses in the Ponca City area, make sure to attend 1 Million Cups next week. And there is always our wonderful manufacturing community collaborating, cooperating and getting ready to seek more contracting in the wilds of Texas at the D2P show. Catch up on what is happening in our world this week.
And stay tuned next week for the spotlight on our Industry of the Year, as well as all the other award recipients given at the Ponca City Chamber Banquet.
Transportation Survey – what is missing in our community with regards to transportation? Make your opinion known by taking this survey from Oklahoma Active Transportation. This group wants to hear from people in all types of communities about wants and needs for transportation, including infrastructure and all types of mobility including walking. Click here to read more about OKATP.org and take the online survey.
1MC.... is happening next week on Wednesday, February 1st at Pioneer Technology Center. This program is the first Wednesday of each month, 8 am at Pioneer Tech. As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. The Ponca City chapter is always on the lookout for entrepreneurs to share their business story. Contact Brook Lindsay to share your story at (580) 718-4316 email@example.com. See you next week. There is always coffee ready and bring business cards for networking.
BUSINESS RESOURCES...... are available for your start-up or existing small business. Need some management training? How about HR questions? Team building, setting goals and crucial conversations with partners or employees? The Business Services Team at Pioneer Technology Center is a resource for your company: Training, one-on-one meetings, both paid and free resources. Give Corbin Dewitt a call and find out what management training resources are available for your business, no matter what size or how many employees, the resources are available. Call or email for more information 580.718.4222. Find all the services and resources at Pioneer Tech Business Services here.
IT IS TIME....to collaborate and market Ponca City contract manufacturing again at the March Design 2 Part show in Dallas. This award winning program assists Ponca City contract manufacturers to market their ability to make stuff: metal, plastics, moldings, electrical and more. PCDA sponsors the booth and promotes Ponca City as the manufacturing hub we are, while our companies wheel and deal for new contracts and prototyping. Contact Laurence if your company is interested in participating.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE..... at City Central. The Link and Link II have plug and play office space available for your specific needs. Need a desk for a day? Gotcha covered with wifi included. Need an office for a week to meet clients or have business meetings? Why yes, The Link is ready to assist. If you need further information, give Aubrey or Lori a call at 580.765.7070 or check out more info at CityCentralPC. The public art and comfy waiting chairs are just bonus features for the daily, weekly or monthly rates.
Wed, Feb 1// 1 Million Cups // Pioneer Tech
This month, Chad Winslow from OK Labels will be telling his business story.
Doors open at 8 am. And there is coffee.
Thursday, Feb 9 // PCDA Board of Trustee Meeting // City Central
7:30 am at City Central. Coffee is on. Meeting location will