Supporting, Growing, and Recruiting New Business in Shawnee

Shawnee Forward Job Board

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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Shawnee Forward is responsive and ready to help whenever asked. They are a connector between the business community and city staff...a valuable resource for retailers and real estate developers.
Caleb Hill, Precor Ruffin
The staff at Shawnee Forward have been very helpful in providing us information about what is going on in Shawnee and the surrounding area. We have benefited from receiving contacts of new businesses coming to Shawnee and exposure to local business people through events held at our facilities.
Richard Hefner, Bar H Bar Branding Iron
We are extremely grateful to Shawnee Forward for promoting COWIB programs and supporting our mission to help strengthen the workforce in the Shawnee area. The Shawnee Forward Virtual Job Fair is a relevant resource that we share with employers to help locate talent. This partnership with Shawnee Forward continues to expand as we collaborate on workforce opportunities for our community.
Carol Samuels, Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board

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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

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Casey Bell

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Angie Mohr
SSM Health Shawnee

Steve Wallace
Vision Bank

Melissa Dennis
Pottawatomie County Commissioner

jim collard

Dr. Jim Collard
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

larry briggs

Gary Highley

Canadian Valley Electric

Josh Trimble

Josh L. Trimble
The Children's Center
Rehabilitation Hospital

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Bryan Lucas
Georg Fischer

Paul Bass
First United Bank

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Cami Engles
Theopolis Social Club

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Jeff Madison

Tina Hanna
South Central Industries

Sarah Weeks
Gordon Cooper Technology

Robert Davenport
Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee Forward Team

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Rachael Melot

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Melissa High
Administrative Assistant

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Walter Baker
Economic Development Lead

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Fhionna Shaughnessy
Account Executive / Membership

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Jessica Nickerson
Marketing & Events Director

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