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Weekly Update June 28, 2019

"BUILD IT AND… he will come". That was the tag line from "Field of Dreams" the outdoor movie shown in the courtyard last Friday. Staff has changed the "he" to "they" and continue to support quality of life events in Ponca City to attract and keep our workforce here so "They will come" and stay. Why is quality of life and the making of place so important to PCDA? Because workforce is important to our local industries and businesses. Heck, workforce is the top reason business starts-up, locates and re-locates nowadays.

"The competition to hire the best {workforce} will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area." - Bill Gates We at PCDA sub out "the best" as "workforce" in this quote. And it is true. If you are part of the workforce as a specifically trained or educated worker, you are in demand. Think IT, safety, engineering, project management, welding, plumbing, electrical....just to name a few. And some of these are certifications which can be obtained alongside HS diplomas at Pioneer Technology. We like to brag on all our partners and having the University Center in Ponca City as well as Pioneer Technology is a huge cap in our workforce feather. Now, to keep those employees, potential and future workers in the area. See: Quality of life.

Movie anyone? Make sure to check out the RecPlex outdoor movies in July. Schedule is below along with more Girl Power STEM Camp pics. Happy Friday and have a great Fourth of July Celebrating the USA!
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NEXT WEEK
Thurs, July 4//City Central Closed
Building will be closed for business. Tenants & Link-ers still have access.

Thurs & Fri, July 4 &5//PCDA Office Closed
Celebrate July 4th with family & friends. Fireworks at the Lake Ponca.

Thurs, July 11//PCDA Regular Board Meeting// Gravity Room
PCDA Board of Trustee Meeting is at 7:30 am in the Gravity Rm, 5th Floor.

Thurs, July 11//IENetwork - Product Development// The Link
Inventors, small businesses and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend and find out about commercializing or further developing your great idea. This month: 3D Lasering and Etching in the Link. Meeting is 5:30 to 7:00, 1st Floor West side.

Mon-Fri, July 8-13//Girl Power STEM Camp - 2nd Session// City Central
2nd Session of Girl Power STEM Camp. If your daughter is interested, please contact Liz, Ponca Works Manager here or fill out the application online here.


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IN THE HOUSE @City Central
Girl Power! STEM Camp - 1st Session
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City Central hosted Girl Power@ STEM camp this week. And it was a blast. Building a speaker box for their phones was the project and we promise to show off the finished product next week. For now, check out the fearless Camp Leaders Liz Leaming and Brandi Choate and PCDA Interns Miranda and Madison in their spectacular tie-dye tshirts made the first day of camp; Welding on the back dock with Laurence; Working the nail gun on day 2 and visiting local industry including CME and Custom Powder Coating in the AIP. CME's intern hung out with campers during the tour. Yay interns!
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Business on the Balcony
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Looking for new ways to network? Build your business? Find local resources? Free stuff? You need to have breakfast. On the Balcony. With business. What is the point of having a balcony if you can't use it?

Mark your calendar for the next Business on the Balcony & come have breakfast with local BIZ resource individuals, other businesses and possibly your next great employee. Last Tuesday morning of the month, 7 to 8 am @City Central, PCDA balcony, Suite #200.

Next date: July 30th Free Breakfast but bring business cards. This is business.
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GIRL POWER! STEM Camp's fifth year, first session got underway this week. Utilizing all the areas in City Central, including the balcony. This camp is for 7th and 8th grade girls interested in non-traditional girl jobs. Contact our office for more information for the July camp or for next year. 580-765-7070. Just say "Girl Power!"
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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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