Be sure to answer the poll in the Members only Facebook group about Lunch and Learn topics - there are some good ones!
Thanks to Mark Pennie with Pennie Works Studio for speaking at our February Lunch and Learn about Trello. Everyone who attended and learned about Trello for the first time was very excited to start using it right away!
We received rave reviews for our happy hour featuring our guests from the Stillwater Public Library. Several members got signed up for library cards and learned about all the free services that the library offers.
Saturday Morning May 21st, 10:00 am - Join us for a special learning session. You must register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/into-the-metaverse-nfts-and-you-tickets-341379775097
At this special session learn to decode blockchain buzz: Metaverses, NFTs, Cryptocurrencies, Web 3.0, and More.
This unique, free opportunity is brought to you by old NYC friends now reunited in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and dedicated to bringing the future to the locals. Rebecca Lowe, crypto advisor, and Amit Bansal, Director of the Center for Financial Health and Wellness at Oklahoma State University will answer your questions about all things meta, crypto, NFT, Web3, and so much more.
More about Rebecca: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccacoopersm/
More about Amit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitbansalnyc/
More about the venue: https://www.coworkit.net
Space is limited
Welcoming back a returning member, Andrea Whitecotton!
• Taco Tuesday Tech Tips, Tue 3/15/22 @12-1PM
• Bookkeeping Workshop, Sat 3/19/22 @10-2PM
• Final Friday Game Night, Fri 3/25/22 @5:30PM
Taco Tuesday Tech Tips: Tue 3/15/22 @12-1PM
This month's lunch and learn will be the first installment of a two-part series! Password Management & QR Codes: Why or why not? Led by Kristen Hadley, we will be learning about the benefits of password management apps and the pros and cons of QR code utilization.
Bookkeeping Workshop: Sat 3/19/22 @10-2PM
Are you buried in receipts? Not sure where to start? Learn what to keep and how to organize it at this Bookkeeping Basics Workshop. Whether you are a new or an established small business we will work together on your strategy to help you set up your books. If you have no idea where to start then this will help you understand the basics. Do you need time and a place to work on your bookkeeping with accountability to make sure you get it going? Do you want experts on hand to ask questions while you work on your books? We will go over bookkeeping software options and budgeting and allow you some focused time to work. After this session, you will be on your way to checking this dreaded task off your to-do list! ✓✓✓
Brought to you by New Leaf Coaching, WorkIT Coworking Center, and Bancfirst.
Final Friday Game Night: Fri 3/25/22 @5:30PM
Missed the last game night? No worries! Come to our FINAL FRIDAY GAME NIGHT for free food, drinks, and games. We'll have the Nintendo Switch, along with a variety of board and card games. Feel free to bring your own too! It's a chance to flex your skills and participate in some friendly competition. Prizes will be available. Be there, or be square!
Member of the Month:
A little about Mark:
Pennie Works Studio is the enterprise of Mark Pennie, former assistant director of Oklahoma State University’s marketing office. Pennie has won numerous awards from professional organizations including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Art Directors Club.
His expertise in the institutional management of graphic identities and branding is widely recognized. Pennie has presented at the annual conference of the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association, the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, and is published in the peer-reviewed “Journal of Education Advancement and Marketing.”
You can email him via [email protected] or check out pennieworks.net for more info!
This is Doug. He is a chronic cuddler and loves to get treats with the neighbors. When he's not drinking brews with Brynt he often enjoys long walks in the neighborhood. Doug hopes you have a good day!
Welcoming New Members Reagan Todd, Kaelene Elsberry, and Hannah Lasater!
• Valentine's Day Lunch & Learn: Monday, 2/14/22 12:00 - 1:30PM
• Headshot Photos by Josh Dean: 2/16/22 9:00-1:00PM
• Presidents Day: Monday, 2/21/22 (We're Open!)
• Mardi Gras Event: Friday, 2/25/22 4:00 - 5:00PM
Great news! We've always had the highest quality fiber connection but now we have increased our Internet speeds to over 500 mpbs! We have to keep up with the times! Enjoy your new bandwidth which includes the same speeds for both downloading and uploading.
Valentine's Day Lunch & Learn: Monday, 2/14/22 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Come by for free chicken and waffles on the second Monday of February! This Valentine’s Day will be a special themed lunch and learn. There will be a poem quip writing workshop led by one of our members Belinda Bruner. Our goal will be to use what we learn to create valentines for our loved ones. This event is free for members and only $10 for guests. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/workitlunch We hope to see you there!
Headshot Photos by Josh Dean: 2/16/22 9:00 - 1:00 PM
As WorkIT members, you are allowed one complimentary headshot photo with your membership! A free professional photo for your business needs. Take advantage of this opportunity and get a headshot photo this month, 2/16/22 from 9:00 - 1:00 PM. Watch for more details on how to sign up or contact [email protected].com to book your session.
Presidents' Day 2022
Washington's Birthday was celebrated on February 22 from 1879 until 1971, when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved it to the third Monday in February. The day eventually became known as Presidents' Day after it was moved as part of 1971's Uniform Monday Holiday Act. That came about through an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation's workers. Presidents’ Day is now widely seen as the day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.
Mardi Gras Event: Friday, 2/25/22 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Join us for a fun celebration of Mardi Gras! Friday, February 25th from 4:00 to 5:00. We'll have hot sauce tasting, pralines, drinks, trivia, and a king cake. Get the slice with the surprise and win the door prize! See you there! This event is for members only.
Black History Month
The month of February serves as an annual observance of Black History, originating in the United States where it is also known as African-American History Month. It is a celebration of the accolades, achievements, and successes of Black/African Americans. This provides us a time to honor and recognize the central and significant role that African Americans have and continue to play in U.S. history.
Member of the Month:
A little about myself:
Here at the coworking center, I serve as the Office Manager. With all the new names and faces, I thought it'd be best to reintroduce myself. If you need ANYTHING please let me know and I will take good care of you. My email is [email protected], or you can reach me at (405) 250-1766 during business hours. Looking forward to seeing you all at future events!
This primordial beast is the descendant of ancient creatures who once roamed the earth. A cold-blooded lethal predator is capable of unknown destruction. Using its incredible speed and strength, Rex dominates his prey. For the safety and well-being of others, it is best to steer clear of this monstrous reptile. He likes mealworms, warm spots, and head pets.
Welcoming New Member Tanya Vaughn
with "See Everything Everytime"!
• Taco Tuesday Lunch & Learn: Tuesday, 1/11/22 12:00PM-1:00PM
• Martin Luther King Jr Event: Monday, 1/17/22 1PM (We’re Open!)
• Game Night at WorkIT: Friday, 1/21/22 5:30PM
Reflecting On 2021
Last year was a tough time for all of us. A pandemic can be detrimental to local businesses, entrepreneurs, etc. This is why it is crucial to identify what is getting us through it. Contemplate the questions listed above and reflect on what you learned from last year. Let's start this year off right, and be ready for anything!
Taco Tuesday Lunch & Learn 1/11/22 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come by for lunch on us, Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. This month's Lunch and Learn topic will be “Goal Setting”. We will enjoy our Taco’s during the guest speakers presentation. Massive Action by Life Coach Angela Pradia, "It's time to stop planning and start doing" Learn tips to not only set your goals but accomplish them. Take advantage of this opportunity for helpful information, free food, and networking. The event will be held at WorkIT in the first-floor event area.
Martin Luther King Jr Unity March 1/17/22 1 PM (We’re Open!)
Monday, January 17: MLK Day Unity March @ 1 p.m. Anyone interested in going as a group, email [email protected] and we’ll be sure to get back to you. The march starts in Southern Woods Park and ends at the OSU Spears School of Business with additional activities to follow on campus. Updates and details can be found at library.stillwater.org/mlk_day.php.
Game Night at WorkIT 1/21/22 5:30 PM
Let us start this year off right with a Game Night at WorkIT! On the third Friday of the month, we will be hosting a game night with complimentary snacks and beverages. We will have a Nintendo Switch set up with a variety of games including Mario Party. Board Games will also be available and members are welcome to bring a game of their own. Don’t miss out on this team-building event and enjoy the healthy competition! Again the event is Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 5:30 PM here at WorkIT. Hope to see you there!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Friedel
Will and Brittany celebrated their first new year as a married couple and we are so happy for them. We here at WorkIT want to congratulate them on this incredible milestone. May they have the best of luck with all their future endeavors. So again, CONGRATULATIONS MR. AND MRS. FRIEDEL!!!
Member of the Month:
A little about Brian Hafner:
Brian is an SEO and lead generation specialist helping small to medium businesses nationwide get more leads into their industry. As he travels for work we occasionally get to catch him for a few days here at WorkIT! We appreciate you as a member and hope you keep coming back to see us.
This sweet pup graced the Hadley residence with his presence and they just couldn’t say no. Looks like Oliver became their little Christmas miracle. He has been fostered into a new home with the owners of Furniture Showcase. Thought we should share that with our fellow members. Hope everyone had a good break and Happy New Year!
Welcoming New Members April Todd and Janette Sagersa
with eXp Realty Welcome Home Team!
• Christmas Parade *With Drone Laser Light Show*, Thursday December 2nd, @7:00 PM, on Main St. in Downtown Stillwater, OK
• Merchant Meeting, Friday December 3rd, @8:45 AM Large Hospitality Dome at Merry Main St. (East of the Stillwater Community Center, 315 W 8th St. Stillwater, OK)
• WorkIT Holiday Party Members & Guests, Tuesday December 14th, @6:30 PM
• Downtown Merchants Holiday Party, Friday December 17th, @8:45 - 9:45am, at Modella Art Gallery, 721 S Main St
Get in the holiday spirit with this year's Downtown Christmas Parade! Come see a series of intricate floats paired with a “Drone Light Show”, Thursday, December 2nd, @ 7:00 PM, on Main St. in Downtown Stillwater, OK.
For the month of December, the Merchant Meeting will be held at the “Hospitality Dome” at Merry Main St. (East of the Stillwater Community Center, 315 W 8th St. Stillwater, OK). The meeting will be at the usual time, Friday, December 3rd, @ 8:45 AM.
Join us DSA hosts Rebecca Eastham from the Spears School of Business. Earlier this year, Vibrant Stillwater—a coalition of citizens and local leaders looking to revitalize the community–sponsored a professional quality of life survey. The survey, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy out of Washington, D.C., took place September 13-22. Rebecca will share those results with us and discuss how it might shape our future efforts.
Downtown Merchants meet on the first Friday of each month to share district information, coordinate events, and learn from special guests. This meeting is open to all businesses and professionals who call Downtown home.
See you at Merry Main Street!
WorkIT Holiday Party
Come see us on December 14th at @6:30 PM for food, drinks, and games! If you would like to participate in this year's “Dirty Santa” bring a gift no greater than $20. We appreciate our members and want to express that at this year's holiday party!!
Rebecca Lowe is going to have a craft for us to do at the WorkIT Holiday Party. It is creating a Christmas tree snowman ornament by painting eyeglasses. People can bring a pair that is special to them (such as a deceased loved one's old glasses) or we will provide some to choose from.
Downtown Merchants Holiday Party
This event will take place Friday, December 17th, from 8:45 to 9:45 am, at Modella Art Gallery, 721 S Main St. Stop by for free refreshments! For more details, check the Downtown Merchants Facebook Group or watch out for an email regarding the event.
Member of the Month:
A little about Jared:
Jared is one of our newer members and co-owner of Buffalokie Market. They are dedicated to supporting other small businesses by sourcing goods from small-batch, artisan, or handmade producers. The mission is to connect people with the quality that comes with locally designed, created, and arranged products. Many of their product offerings are from Oklahoma makers including goat milk collected and made into soaps and lotions in Ada, leather goods handmade in Durant, greeting cards designed and printed in Stillwater, and baby shoes crocheted in Wapanucka. We are glad to have him as a member.
Meliodas (AKA Odas)
Wade's cat Odas always looks like he just woke up. This sleepy boy loves playing with his toys and actively battles his catnip addiction. He WILL yell at you when he's hungry and naps like he pays rent. We just had to include him in this month's newsletter! Stay safe, and happy holidays!
We are hosting our Friendsgiving Potluck event again this year, and better than ever! Join us for our annual celebration to commemorate the amazing relationships we've made in our community. The event will be Tuesday, November 9th @11:30am-1 pm. Feel free to bring as many dishes as you like. The event will be potluck-style, so please sign up for a dish using the link below. We look forward to seeing you! Stay safe and happy holiday.
Wishing all of our members a safe and happy holiday season!
• Friendsgiving Nov 9th 11:30-1:00PM
• Tai Chi Nov 16th 1:30PM
• Thanksgiving Nov 25th (we're closed)
• Native American Heritage Day Nov 26th (we're closed)
We are hosting our Friendsgiving Potluck event again this year, and better than ever! The event will be Tuesday, November 9th @11:30am-1 pm. Feel free to bring as many dishes as you like. We look forward to seeing you!
Did you know that amounts paid to WorkIT can be itemized as full deductions? Office and Dedicated Desk Members can categorize this expense as “Rent – Office”. Part-time and Full-time Coworking Members can categorize this expense as “Memberships/Subscriptions”. Also, any pre-payments made before 12/31/2021 are eligible to include in your 2021 taxes.
*Always consult with a tax professional before claiming deductions or itemizing.
Don't miss Tai Chi Tuesday, November 16th! Meet with instructor Lisa O’Donnell every 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 pm. Please RSVP at the Facebook event or [email protected] as space is limited in the conference room upstairs. Free for members only, all skill levels welcome.
The office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. (11/25/21)
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, along with this Fall weather! Spend time with family and friends. Take a load off and enjoy the holiday. Make sure to give thanks to family, friends, and most importantly YOU!! It's been a long year for everyone, but we're near the finish line. Have fun and stay safe!!!
The office will also be closed for Native American Heritage Day. (11/26/21)
The month of November was declared "National American Indian Heritage Month" by US President George HW Bush on August 3, 1990. It is more commonly known as Native American Heritage Month. In the spirit of native heritage, we should create an environment that allows our native community members to comfortably share their culture, art, and traditions.
Let's continue to amplify indigenous voices, and celebrate the diverse and rich culture of Native American people.
Member of the Month:
Ben has only been a member for a couple of months but has already gone above and beyond for us here at WorkIT. He is the first to offer help if you need it, spends his spare time assisting with things in the office, and brings an attitude that will brighten up the room. We are privileged to have such a vibrant community of dedicated members. If you find yourself needing tech support, please inquire with him regarding his services!
Things got spooky this Halloween! Wade and his fiancée Hannah got into the festivities with a couple of "spellbinding" costumes. Hogwarts can't handle wizards like these.
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