January 23, 2017 Small Business and Community Development Forum
Monday, January 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
In partnership with OSU Extension we have put together this program to help build our communities.The program will be as follows:
10:00 am - 12 pm Filling the Gaps Downtown: How to Fill Empty Lots and Empty Buildings to Create an Entrepreneurial Community
Counting your empty buildings is the first step to filling them. And filling those empty buildings boosts the prosperity of your town: more businesses, more activity downtown, more for visitors to do, more people with jobs.
So how do you do that in a small rural town?
Even when the building owners are a real pain?
Even when building are in bad shape?
Even when no one knows what business to start?
Our featured speaker, Becky McCray, will present a dozen ideas tested in real small towns, including the Tour of Empty Buildings, shared spaces, pop-ups, and even figuring out the real reasons buildings are staying empty in the first place.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Introduction to NEW Census Business Building Tools - Dave Shideler, Associate Professor and Community Development Specialist, Oklahoma State University
Registration is $25.00 & cut-off is noon January 20, 2017.
To pay by school purchase order or check, please contact Andrea Bradley at 405.743.5572 or email@example.com
Oklahoma's Career and Technology Education System is a comprehensive system focusing on creating high-quality educational experiences for youth, adults and companies delivered through technology centers, comprehensive schools and correctional facility-based Skills Centers.
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources to ensure standards of excellence throughout the statewide system. Annually, enrollments in CareerTech offerings are about 500,000.
CareerTech also provides nationally recognized competency-based curriculum, education and training for a myriad of specialized and customized courses and training opportunities. This curriculum is developed with the input of industry professionals, using skills standards to identify the knowledge and abilities needed to master an occupation.
For more information, visit www.okcareertech.org
In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.