Be Woke

Every month there are 25 to 35 people, from all different walks of life,  who gather early on a workday morning, at a different business location in Shawnee to learn more about the business they are visiting, its ownership, what they offer or do, and much, MUCH more. While your initial thought might be why are they doing this, what …

We Knew You Were Going to Ask

Predictably someone will ask, “Sure you were busy, but what did you get done?”  Great question and one that is asked almost on a daily basis in this profession.   There is another common denominator in the business of economic development and that is it requires patience. Patience is a virtue that is in short supply these days, with everyone …

That Which Gets Measured Gets Done

That title seems to be consistent part of the economic developers’ creed, and in this profession, something is ALWAYS being measured.  For those who don’t measure themselves, placing all of your hard work and activities in the I DON’T KNOW file, is not a wise choice when it comes to longevity in employment.  This past week as part of a …

Tribal Forum at Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Our “State of Series” continues in 2020 with our first Tribal Forum on Friday, March 6th at 11:30am at Gordon Cooper Technology Center. This will be a presentation luncheon and tickets can be purchased for $12.50 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/88171155299. Join us to learn more about economic and community developments undertaken by local tribal governments. Register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/88171155299.

Mental Wounds

These past 90 days have been a whirlwind of activity.  At the same time a bunch of projects have been reviewed and worked on, throw in a series of Holidays, some that created a lot of second Mondays, and you can understand why we might have felt we were going off the rails on the crazy train. Economic development is …

TSET Director Julie Bisbee TSET’s Pursuit of Wellness Presentation at Gordon Cooper Technology Center with Gateway to Prevention

We are excited to announce that Gateway to Prevention is hosting TSET Director Julie Bisbee to Shawnee to give a presentation on TSET’s Pursuit of Wellness. Established by voters, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is a state grantmaking trust devoted to preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease, Oklahoma’s leading causes of death. By awarding grants to schools, communities, state …

Business Expo 2020 with Shawnee Forward at The Grand Casino Hotel and Resort

Spotlight your brand beside other Shawnee Forward members and bring your team out to network through the night. The Business Expo will take place at The Grand Casino Hotel and Resort from 6:00-8:00pm on January 23, 2020. Once payment and completed application are received, Shawnee Forward staff will contact you to confirm your booth space. Marketing Opportunities Booth Rental Fee: …