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Weekly Update October 24, 2019

MANUFACTURING IS..... .in the spotlight this month. Nationally. Here in Ponca City, manufacturing is always in the spotlight. Many of you are nodding your heads in agreement while thinking of Manufacturer's Day which was October 4th or the fact that PCDA staff just came back from the Made in America show which celebrates manufacturing and manufacturers in the US of A. There is also the Design 2 Part show Ponca CIty Manufacturers and PCDA have attended in both Texas and California. And of course, Ponca City is home to several manufacturers. Want to see who they are and what they manufacturer? Click here for the list. Whether it is a primary or added value product, Ponca City loves its manufacturers.
Statistically speaking, because staff has to throw some stats around, there are over 140,000 manufacturing jobs in Oklahoma and they produce $17 billion annual output. Yes, that is with a B - Billions. And this number is on the rise according to our friends at The OK Department of Commerce. If you want to see the whole report , including some of the larger manufacturers in our state, click here to read. A couple of companies on the list have ties to Ponca City including Dorada Foods and Johnson Controls.

One area all manufacturers agree on is workforce needs moving forward: where to find their next employee; how to train them and keep them into the future. PCDA, as manufacturing supporters, is having these conversations which include such things as remote and transitioning workers, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Stay tuned for updates on these conversations.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Tues, Oct 22 // Business After Hours//City Central
Invitation to our fellow Chamber members to check out City Central, the Link,
The Summit and tour the rest of the building. 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Thursday, 24//Goblins on Grand//Downtown
Join hundreds of kids and adults on Main Street here in downtown Ponca City.
$2 tickets and the festivities start at 5:30. Get those costumes ready!

Fri, Oct 25 // Community Builders//Pioneer Technology Center
Sign up for this networking workshop with Keynote Speaker Krista Scammahorn.
Call 580-718-4350 to register for this event. (flyer below)

Fri, Oct 25 // Movie in the Courtyard//City Central
"Hocus Pocus" is the movie for this October. Get that last out-on-the-lawn movie watching in before winter. Show will get started at dusk.

Tuesday, Oct 29//Business on the Balcony//PCDA Balcony
The pre 8 AM networking event is for those seeking business connections, answers to business questions or just some breakfast with other business people.
Great time to have those biz conversations. invite a friend.

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HAVE YOU VISITED LATELY?
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The Link was host to the Art Association's
Meet the Artist last night.
New seating arrangement to view art.
Go Cats! Our team won last night over Sand Springs!
We love our little mascot.
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GET YOUR COSTUMES READY!
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NEXT WEEK THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 - GRAND AVENUE
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CREATING/FINDING FUTURE WORKFORCE
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What will our future workforce look like? A cross between the two above pictures most likely. This intersection is were Ponca Works, Oklahoma Manufacturers Alliance & Pioneer Tech Center have most of their conversations these days.
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Upcoming Business Events
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LOCAL RESOURCES
SMALL CITY/BIG LIFE
To stay informed about events, programs and entertainment in Ponca City this fall. The Visit Ponca City website has a great calendar with all the things happening in our community. Next month in back to school and September is busy, busy, busy.
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More Information
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