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Weekly Update July 19, 2019







PCDA Weekly Update - July 19, 2019



BEAUTY & THE BEAST.. ..otherwise known as business and marketing. The title seemed appropriate for the week after the success of the Evans Children's Theatre musical. Beauty: your business product or service. Beast: marketing, advertising, promotion. So many ways to get information out to the world. How does a business or company know if they are reaching their customer base AND is the correct message getting through? Think Facebook, Instagram, e-mails and postcards, radio, billboards and wrapped cars and a really long list of other ways to get in front of your target audience. However, this week staff observed the old ways are still the best (and most productive): Get out and network face to face.

There was a great turnout at the Main Street Mixer when PC Main Street invited a couple of hundred of their closest building owners, business owners and customers to hang out and chat. A little food, a little talk and a whole lot of getting involved. Check out IENetwork (see story below) as another way to promote your product face-to-face.

Staff are proud to talk about community involvement when sharing Ponca City stories with other towns and cities. Chances for story telling include the Governors Economic Development Team get together in Gore, Oklahoma this week and next week at the International Food Protection conference where staff is working the booth with Log10 in Louisville, KY; Or the upcoming Made in America conference in October in Indianapolis. We are spreading the Ponca City Vibes. Can you see the Beauty? Thank you PC Main Street for the great picture.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Fri, July 26//Yoga in the Courtyard// 7:00 am
Join us for Yoga in the City Central courtyard to finish out the week with a deep breath and a smile on your face. Flyer with dates below.

Tuesday, July 30//Business on the Balcony// 7:00 am
Get some business networking done while eating some breakfast on the PCDA Balcony at City Central. Great way to meet business owners and employees;
Find out about community resources to grow your business.

Fri, Aug 2, 9//Yoga in the Courtyard// 7:00 am
Join us for Yoga in the City Central courtyard to finish out the week with a deep breath and a smile on your face. Flyer with next two months below.

Fri, Aug 2//Crazy Days Street Party// 5-9:30 pm
Get ready for the end of summer with a Crazy Days street party on Grand and the Veteran's Plaza. Crazy Days deals will be happening all over town,
so make time to check out shops in Downtown Ponca CIty .

Fri, Aug 9//Movie in the Courtyard// 8:30 pm
Gather your family and friends for our last baseball movie of the summer "A League of Their Own" in the City Central Courtyard.
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Office membership available in The Link. Come join our Link community with hi-speed wifi, conference room, 3D printer, kitchen amenities and more. Leases for offices are month-to-month or six months at a time; Daily, weekly and monthly memberships available. Call Lori at 580-765-7070 or email for more information.
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IENetwork
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IENetwork met last week. Inventors Tim Hulet and Donnie Willaimson were first up with a presentation on their patented Illumiladder. Then we took their lighted ladder into the dark printing room to see. Literally. Great product. Next IENetwork meeting is Thursday, Sept. 12 with Angelyn Myers, inventor of My Buddy Towel from Stillwater. Meeting starts at 5:30 pm.

Do you have a great idea? Need a prototype refined? Want to pitch to an interested group? Make sure to attend one of the IENetwork meetings this year. Second Thursdays: Sept. 12; Oct. 11; Nov. 14; Dec. 12.
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Business on the Balcony
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Business on the Balcony is a breakfast networking session to see What is Next for you and for your business. Also a chance to find available resources in Ponca City for you as an employer, employee or entrepreneur. The last Tuesday morning of each month, we hope to see you on the City Central Balcony, 2nd Floor Tuesday, July 30 7:00 am.
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IT'S THE END .....of the world as we know it. Yup, now you have the song playhing in your head. Keep reading to see how technology keeps changing our world, especially our work world.
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LOCAL RESOURCES
S U M M E R T I M E
The Summer Activity Guide for the kids is out! Make sure you get a copy at the Chamber of Commerce or the United Way office. Or click on this link and bookmark it to your phone for a handy-dandy guide to all the summer fun in Ponca City and Kay County.
SMALL CITY/BIG LIFE
Make sure to stay on top of events, programs and entertainment here in Ponca City this fall. The Visit Ponca City website has a great calendar with all the things happening in our community. And there is a lot going on.
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More Information
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