Supporting, Growing, and Recruiting New Business in Shawnee


Working Together, Hand in Hand

Shawnee Forward exists to lead and empower a diverse community through collaborative economic growth, workforce development, and educational enrichment, to improve the quality of life and opportunities for the greater Shawnee area.

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The Shawnee Forward organization is in place to lead the Shawnee area and surrounding region, in both community and economic development efforts. Shawnee Forward brings together the resources, commitment, and energy of both the chamber and economic development organizations, and will be the lead marketing and business attraction/retention entity for the community. In addition to business attraction and retention, Shawnee Forward will work to build a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, to also support private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent, and act as a unified, collaborative voice to all of the businesses that call this community home.

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Board of Directors

melissa dennis

Melissa Dennis
Pottawatomie County

joe ford

Joe Ford
Shawnee Milling

lindie vanantwerp

Katie Landes
Action Physical Therapy

casey bell

Casey Bell

jim collard

Dr. Jim Collard
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

larry briggs

Larry Briggs

Josh Trimble

Josh L. Trimble
The Children's Center
Rehabilitation Hospital

jarrod vanzant

Jarrod Vanzant
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative

angi mohr

Angi Mohr
SSM Health Shawnee

cami engles

Cami Engles
Theopolis Social Club

jeff madsion

Jeff Madison

denoda rutherford

Denoda Rutherford
Denoda Rutherford Shelter Insurance

bryan lucas

Bryan Lucas
Georg Fischer


Shawnee Forward Team

tim burg

Rachael Melot

tim burg

Tim Burg, CEcD
Economic Development

jeremy davidson

Jeremy Davidson, MAAL
Marketing & Events Director

lindie vanantwerp

Lindie VanAntwerp
Membership Director

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