100 Years Ago - How it all began at 901 S Main St
Coopers Harness Shop began operating out of the front of the building that is now operated by WorkIT Coworking Center. Take a stroll down memory lane and read the article featured in this image:

Rolling through the years
Charles H. Cooper has long history
in Stillwater's business scene
In 1907 Charles H. Cooper rode a bicycle to Stillwater from Stroud, carrying all his belongings with him. He got a job in a harness shop, where he met his future bride, Angela Greiner. Married in 1909, the young couple lived in two towns before returning to Stillwater.

The building at the southeast comer of Ninth and Main was where Cooper opened his harness shop in 1922, having traded his farm in Hennessey for a half interest in the Greiner Brothers Harness shop. In Hennessey, he was also the chief of the volunteer fire department. When he moved to Stillwater, he was also active in the fire department. He particularly wanted to settle in Stillwater to give his children a chance to attend college. As a boy, Cooper, along with his brothers Joe and George, soaked harness leather and learned to lay out harnesses on the floor piece by piece to repair. He admitted that he wouldn't have known how to put the harness on a horse. They watched the old men congregate around the checker table in the back by the wood-burning stove. The boys would climb the outside stairs of the Ninth Street building to launch paper and balsa wood airplanes. Sometimes, the planes would sail all the way to Seventh Street, where the Katz store stood. The phone number of Cooper's Harness Shop was simply 233, and a live operator answered.

In 1929, as a 13-year-old schoolboy, Charles ran a paper route, finally saving enough money to buy a bicycle for $15. Later, he was offered a similar bicycle for $7, so he bought it to ride, putting the other one up for sale. As customers came into the harness shop. they saw it and asked if he could do bicycle repair, which was when he was allowed by his father to take one counter at the back of the store for his bicycle business. That was the real start of Cooper's Bicycle Center. As the Depression deepened, his father's health failed and he was forced to close the harness shop, which had begun selling automotive tires and accessories. Since his father was no longer able to work (he died in 1938) Charles operated his bicycle shop from a building located behind the family home on 620 S. West, across the street from the St. Francis Xavier rectory. Serving in the Army Air Force during World War II, Charles relied on his mother and three sisters to rent bicycles to the servicemen and women who were stationed in Stillwater. Since the commanding officers restricted the service personnel to the area of the campus at times, Charles modified a 1928 Dodge Sedan, cutting the body to make it an improvised pickup to deliver bicycles. He said he would like to find that old vehicle today. Western Union delivery boys also used bicycles from Cooper's to deliver their messages.

Five years after the end of World War II, using a G.I. loan, Cooper built the building at 220 S. Main that still houses the bicycle business. Novelty bicycles were a pet hobby of Cooper, who designed and built several. Some of them are in use today. There is one that is a companion bicycle, where the riders sit side by side. Another is called the Kangaroo because it has an offset wheel, which makes it bump up and down as it is ridden. He built a tiny bicycle for his children which two of the eight learned to ride before they were 3 years old. The others were around 5 years old when they mastered the balance of two-wheelers. Cooper and his brothers all rode unicycles, as do some of the adult children and grandchildren. The truing stand, which is the motif of the bicycle store, is shown in catalogs in 1902. Cooper did not realize he was using a genuine antique daily until he saw an identical one featured at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Over the years, Cooper has seen great changes in the bicycle business. From the early days when balloon-tired bicycles were new, to 10-speeds, from the great bicycle shortage in the 1970s when gasoline prices skyrocketed, when he ordered 10-speed bicycles by the railroad box car load, to the BMX craze, which son, Guy, promoted, to the mountain bikes, which all the Cooper boys, Jim, Chuck, and Ralph enjoy today. Grandsons enjoy the freestyle stunts, especially enjoying the Schwinn Stunt Team which put on an exhibition in Stillwater in 1998. Retired now, his daughter, Mary Ann Cash, son-in-law, Wes Cash, and grandson, Dennis Hotson, are busy at the bicycle center, in addition to Brad Rogers and Scott Campbell. Cooper enjoys traveling to bicycle swap meets and Wheelmen meetings, where he can admire vintage bicycles from the turn of the century. He has a bicycle collection that he maintains and a small museum. Charles H. Cooper leaning against the counter at Cooper's Harness Shop. 901 S. Main St., in 1923. Cooper rode his bike into Stillwater in 1907 carrying his belongings with him. Cooper opened his harness shop at the corner of Ninth Avenue and Main Street in 1922.

Welcoming New Member Jennifer Cook

Upcoming Events:

• Friendsgiving Potluck: Tuesday, November 15th @11:30AM-1:00 PM
• Holiday Open House: Sunday, November 20th @1:00-5:00 PM
• Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24th - Closed to the public, Members have access using door code


Friendsgiving Potluck: Tuesday, November 15th @11:30AM-1:00PM

Join us for our annual Friendsgiving celebration to commemorate the amazing relationships we've made in our community. The event will be potluck-style, so please sign up for a dish to bring using the link below.

https://sqr.co/friendsgiving/


Holiday Open House: Sunday, November 20th @1:00-5:00PM

Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop with Members at WorkIT
Refreshments and free gift wrapping
Members who want to participate as a vendor, please RSVP to [email protected]


WorkIT News

Buffalokie Market moves out of The Shop at WorkIT and opens their own storefront location across the street at 922 S Main Street. Be sure to stop in to see them and purchase some great locally-sourced items!


Member of the Month:
Racheal Willhoite

Originally from Long Island, NY, she moved here in 2011 with her then-spouse, so he could pursue his study at OK State. Racheal A. Willhoite has been a freelance PR & Marketing professional and consultant spanning 10+ years. For the past 5 years, she has run her agency, GOPublX Media Relations, LLC, and provides services to the following markets: Web, Technology, Games: Video Games (All types including VR) + Table Top Games, and Entertainment/Film/TV


Business Spotlight:
Pennie Works Studio

Pennie Works Studio is the enterprise of Mark Pennie, former assistant director of Oklahoma State University’s marketing office. Pennie has been in business for 21 years. Growing Stillwater's economic base inspires him to work with this company. His biggest success is gaining repeat clients like Langston University and Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.


Neighbor-in-the-know:
Whisper Intimate Apparel

Whisper Intimate Apparel specializes in bra fittings and providing customers with friendly, personal service. They carry products and bra sizes difficult to find elsewhere, with over 50 bra styles and 125 sizes in stock!


Pet Corner:
Cody Bowyer - getting caught smiling

Cody was brought to us by our Catahoula Snoop. Before there were other houses on our street, Snoop had the run of the land when went outside. One day when we called him home, he brought a friend.

Brought to you by all our amazing members!!


Please help us welcome our newest members!

Dr. Patti Sheeley
Chad Buehrle

Upcoming Events:

• Lunch & Learn: Wednesday 10/12/22 @ NOON-1:00 PM
• Tai Chi: Tuesday 10/18/22 @1:30PM
• Sea of Orange Parade: Saturday 10/22/22 - open for parade watching
• Downtown Halloween Festival: Tuesday 10/25/22 @ 5:00-8:00 PM - help hand out stickers and candy
• Haunted Happy Hour: Friday 10/28/22 @ 4:00 PM - join us for treats
• Downtown Art Walk: Friday 10/28/22 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Lunch & Learn: 10/12/22 @NOON - 1:00 PM

Please join us for October's Lunch and Learn. Denise Swafford will speak on Ignite Profits in Small Business.

As founder of the IGNITE Women’s Network, Denise Swafford has been connecting and coaching small business owners for over 5 years. For decades, she worked in marketing, as a consultant and strategist, allowing her to gain experience and knowledge of growing and promoting businesses.

Denise’s goal has been to share this knowledge with other business people. As a coach, speaker, and consultant, she has helped women across the country increase sales and income in their small businesses. Her passion is to teach, inspire and connect women who want to make their businesses profitable but still respectable and honest. 

Currently, her passion is teaching through IGNITE Women’s Network, and connecting female business owners to allow them to support each other with ideas, prayer, work and collaboration. She will be the host of the upcoming “Small Town America” television program that will highlight the small businesses that help support the small towns across the nation.

Come by to learn and enjoy lunch with other growth-minded individuals. This event will be held on Wednesday, October 12th @NOON-1:00 PM. Members are free, and guest lunch tickets are available for $10 at this link: https://bit.ly/workitlunch


Tai Chi Tuesday: Tue 10/18/22 @1:30PM

Join us for Tai Chi on the third Tuesday of the month in the conference room, upstairs at WorkIT @1:30PM. Instructor Lisa O'Donnell will teach us Tai Chi for better balance. Members-only, all skill levels welcome! Please RSVP on the Facebook event or [email protected] as space is limited. Come by for a good stretch during our moving meditation time.


New Facebook group for members only:
MOMENTUM Accountability

This group is for WorkIT members only who want to share their goals and support each other in reaching them. Each member is required to post weekly by sharing your goal(s) for the next week, report on your progress from the week before, and offer support to other members.

This is a business growth group but other goal topics are allowed such as fitness, health, relationships, and spirituality. Accountability is a major influence in attaining set goals. In a study of accountability found that people are 65% more likely to reach their goals when they’ve shared them with someone else. Even better, people are 95% more likely to reach their goals when they share them with a group and meet regularly to review them.

Members must commit to posting weekly: 1) What last week’s goal was, 2) If you accomplished it or not, 3) if you need help, and 4) your goal for the following week.

Request to join at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/momentuma


Member of the Month:
Pat Ardern

Pat Ardern has been a financial services investment advisor representative since 2009. She is the Transamerica Financial Advisors branch office supervisor for Stillwater and the surrounding areas and brings financial education and solutions to individuals, families, and businesses through the WealthWave and How Money Works initiative.


Pet Spotlight:
Dex

Dex belongs to the Villones family and is a first-generation Labradoodle. He is addicted to attention. He is next to someone 24/7. And he lovvvves the baby!

Brought to you by all our amazing members!!


Please help us welcome our newest members!

Rafael Cardenas
Erin Kyle
Becky Teague
Chris Stockton
Denise Swafford


Upcoming Events:

• Labor Day - Closed to the public, Members have access using door code
• Lunch & Learn: Wednesday 09/14/22 @11:30 AM-1:00 PM
• Tai Chi Tuesday: Tue 09/20/22 @1:30PM
• Sea of Orange Parade: Saturday 10/22/22 - open for parade watching


Lunch & Learn: Waffle Wednesday 09/14/22 @11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for September's Lunch and Learn. Rebecca Lowe will speak on Delegating Effectively.

Are you used to being the only one running your business? Or are you newly promoted but don’t know how to effectively delegate and supervise work you’ve always performed? How about heading up a big project or working with a freelancer? These are all scenarios where you may be delegating some - or all! - of the tasks that add up to success.

Learn strategies to delegate to one person or a team, manage and supervise effectively, and coach/evaluate. You’ll come away with strategies for success when letting go, and tools to help you be a great supervisor of a project or assistant. 

Come by to learn and enjoy a Chicken and Waffle lunch with other growth-minded individuals. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 14th @11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Members are free, and guest lunch tickets are available for $10 at this link: https://bit.ly/workitlunch



Tai Chi Tuesday: Tue 09/20/22 @1:30PM

Join us for Tai Chi on the third Tuesday of the month in the conference room, upstairs at WorkIT at 1:30 PM. Instructor Lisa O'Donnell will teach us Tai Chi for better balance. Members-only, all skill levels welcome! Please RSVP on the Facebook event or [email protected] as space is limited. Again, that is September 20th @1:30 PM. Come by for a good stretch!


Member of the Month:
Janette Sagersa

Janette is with eXp Realty Stillwater, Welcome Home Team. She is a wife, a mother, and a Gigi, a member of the Stillwater Board of Realtors, and a lover of all things “home”. Three words that describe Janette are: Organized, friendly, and helpful, and her secret skill is listening. Give Janette a call, she can help you with all your Real Estate needs!


Pet Spotlight:
Cleo

About Cleo by Jessica Hannon: When Covid started, this beautiful feral cat decided to jump in our car and wouldn't leave. We took her home and posted her online but no one claimed her. She quickly became ours. Almost, there's seldom an evening without her jumping up on our laps and demanding attention. She loves snuggling and bothering her boy when he's trying to play video games. She's such a loving addition to our household. We named her Cleo, short for Cleopatra because she's the Queen. 

Welcoming New Member Randall Wall!


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, August 9th - 5th Anniversary Celebration
• Tuesday, August 9th - International Coworking Day
Tuesday, August 16th - Tai Chi - Members Only


Join us for our 5th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, August 9th for FREE Coworking all day, refreshments, pizza and potluck lunch, and prizes! Help us celebrate our successes throughout the past year! Members who would like to participate in the potluck can sign up to bring an item at this link: https://bit.ly/workitpotluck5


Join us in the upstairs conference room for Tai Chi with instructor Lisa O’Donnel on Tuesday, August 16th - Free for members only, all skill levels are welcome.


WorkIT News

CONGRATS to all the WorkIT members who made the BEST of STILLWATER 2022 list! We're surrounded by fine folks, that's for sure!

Absolute Carpet and Tile
Beth Chaffin
Josh Dean Photography
Metro First Realty Unlimited
Payne County Tree Service
Sharyl Pickens
Stillwater Martial Arts
Udoka Law



At last month's lunch and learn, we enjoyed a BBQ Baked Potato Bar and learned about Intentional Growth by Life Coach Angela Pradia with New Leaf Coaching.


The photo on the left is of Buffalokie flowers, they've had some beautiful ones for sale this summer. The photo on the right is during Crazy Days with EM Chaffin selling copies of her latest book.


OSU engagement could power economic engine - a letter to the editor of Stillwater Newspress by member Mark Pennie mentioning our community. Check it out by clicking here


WorkIT member Jackie Padgett with JRP Media Management is hosting a free Lunch and Learn "How to Master Your Social Media?" with a panel of experienced social media experts who will answer any questions you might have. Space will be limited so register for this free event today by clicking here


Member of the Month:
Sharyl Pickens

A little about Sharyl:
Passionate teacher, encouraging sister, motivated leader...I bring my passions and talents to the table in my effort to help buyers and sellers in the real estate market. I seek to help other real estate agents on their professional journey to serve others. Having fun and being genuine is key...life is lived out in the day-to-day experiences. Why not enjoy it? 🙂 
Visit Sharyl's business Metro First Realty Unlimited

Photo by Josh Dean Photography, WorkIT's official headshot photographer


Pet Spotlight:
Pheonix Hannon

When Phoenix wants to hold hands he’s serious. He will not let you let go and he squeezes your finger. And when he hugs he holds on and snuggles. He’s the best cat according to his family!

Welcome to our newest member Gary Byte! 


Upcoming Events:

• Lunch and Learn - Tuesday, July 19th Noon
• Tai Chi - Members Only Tuesday July 26th 1:30pm
• International Coworking Day - Tuesday, August 9th
• WorkIT 5th Anniversary Potluck - Tuesday, August 9th 11:30am
• Free Coworking Day - Tuesday, August 9th


Lunch & Learn: 07/19/22 @NOON - 1:00 PM

Please join us for July's Lunch and Learn. Angela Pradia with New Leaf Coaching will speak on Transitioning to Intentional Growth. Learn to apply intentionality in your business, create steps to grow from where you are to where you want to be, discover what is holding you back, and set small daily tasks that can lead to exceptional outcomes. Come by to learn and enjoy lunch with other growth-minded individuals. This event will be held on Tuesday, July 19th @12-1 PM. Members are free, and guest lunch tickets are available for $10 at this link: https://bit.ly/coworkitshop 


Tai Chi Tuesday: Tue 07/26/22 @1:30PM

Tai Chi returns on Tuesday, July 26th with instructor Lisa O’Donnell. Join us at 1:30 pm in the upstairs conference room. Free for members only, all skill levels welcome.


WorkIT News

Several of our members are having special events this month revolving around Crazy Days which is a community-wide event that has been held in Stillwater for as long as anyone can remember.

First is DearBritt's 5th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 16th, 1-4 pm, everyone is invited!

Next is Buffalokie, DearBritt, and others participating in Crazy Days from July 20-24. You can see all participating businesses on the Visit Stillwater website at this link including Buffalokie Market, DearBritt, and more!

Also, Beth Chaffin along with Bliss Books (our neighbors across the street) will hold a book signing for Beth's new book Newfangled Madness. Stop by Bliss Books on Saturday, July 23rd from 4-5 pm and get your book signed by the author! Get more info by clicking here


Join us on August 9th to celebrate International Coworking Day which is also WorkIT's 5th Anniversary! We will enjoy a potluck lunch at noon, prizes for all attendees, and free coworking for the entire day! If you would like to contribute a prize please email details to [email protected]


Member of the Month:
Cathey Bowyer

Congratulations to Cathey Bowyer, our Member of the Month! Cathey is currently VP of SEE Light, LLC. She is a 2010 graduate of OSU Spears School of Business and spent seven years working in the Oil & Gas Industry. She was hired in a support role, and her position evolved to include the planning, execution, and customer service of over $30 million in acquisitions/sales contracts. Cathey managed company resources while overseeing the quality assurance, communication, and documentation management on $17 million+ in subcontractor agreements for a variety of fast-paced projects from dismantling, demolition, and facility decommissioning to heavy haul transportation logistics, as well as fabrication and construction projects. She assists colleagues, subcontractors, and customers alike with innovative problem-solving skills and strategic planning abilities. In addition, Cathey is co-owner of Bowyer Painting and served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.


Pet Spotlight:
Leopolis the Cat

Leopolis "Leo" the Cat belongs to Brittany Friedel and is fierce and snuggly. Leo was born on April 15 2015 and Brittany got to meet him the day after he was born. She brought him home and he has been a loving member of the family ever since.

Welcome to our newest members Sarah Prater and Maegan Long!

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions, requests, or comments, we'd love to hear from you!


Upcoming Events:

• Art Walk, Bike Night, Car Show, Shop Till Dark: Friday, 06/17/22 5:00PM
• Lunch & Learn Marketing Roundtable: Tuesday 06/21/22 NOON
• Tai Chi Tuesday: Tue 06/21/22 1:30PM
• Closed for Independence Day: 07/04/22 (members, use code for access) 


Art Walk, Bike Night, Classic & Antique Car Show, Live Music: Thu 06/02/22 @5-Dark

Don't miss this opportunity to support fellow members, local artists, and other Downtown businesses by shopping until Dark! Take a stroll down Main Street to see some great cars and bikes and listen to live music by the Red Dirt Rangers.


Lunch & Learn: Mon 06/21/22 @12-1 PM

Join us for a nacho bar lunch and a marketing roundtable where members and guests will join together to learn about and work on marketing strategies. We'll gain insights into best practices for email, websites, social media, search engines, networking, advertising, and more. Members, please RSVP on your calendar invite or on Facebook. Guest lunch tickets can be purchased for $10 at this link:  https://bit.ly/workitlunch


Tai Chi Tuesday: Tue 06/21/22 @1:30PM

Join us for Tai Chi on the third Tuesday of the month in the conference room, upstairs at WorkIT @1:30PM. Instructor Lisa O'Donnell will teach us Tai Chi for better balance. Members-only, all skill levels welcome! Come by for a good stretch!


NCO Golf Tournament: Fri 06/17/22

Enjoy a great day of golf and networking with business professionals! Two-man team $99 and a four-man team $199. Register at the link below! Prizes for first-place team and last-place team.


Member of the Month:
Jessica Hannon

A little about me:
Hello, I'm Jessica Hannon, a certified life coach, and Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist with Coaching with Charisma. I am originally from NY but have lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma for over 20 years now. I have suffered some pretty major losses in my lifetime including my grandparents, my best friend (at the age of 34), and my mother being my most recent loss. The intangible list is even greater like loss of trust, loss of control over my body, loss of health & security (my husband was on a ventilator for 74 days recently), loss of foster children, and having adult children grow up and leave home. These losses have brought about different & conflicting feelings for me and going through The Grief Recovery Method has been amazing & freeing. I went into training thinking I would learn how to help you and I did, but I also was able to help myself tremendously which makes me better for you. My favorite part of my job is seeing my clients unpack and complete unresolved grief and be able to walk a little lighter. 


Pet Spotlight:
Bruce

About Bruce:
Racheal Okeefe-Mack's dog Bruce is an American Pitbull Terrier. He was adopted from the Humane Society in May 2022. He's 2 yrs old and has been a joy ever since we met and took him into our lives. He is friendly with all dogs, kids, and people and loves to chew and play fetch with his rope.

Thank you for being members of our coworking space!


Upcoming Events:

• Walk This May with the WorkIT Walkateers: 04/30/22 - 05/24/22
• Tai Chi Tuesdays: Tues 05/17/22 @1:30PM
• The Myths of Grief: Lunch & Learn Wed 05/18/22 @12-1PM
• Memorial Day (Office Closed): Mon 05/30/22 
• NCO EXPO: (Set-up) Wed 06/01/22, (Event) Thu 06/02/22


Walk This May with the WorkIT Walkateers: 04/30/22 - 05/24/22

Join your fellow WorkIT members in a FREE community-wide steps challenge! We will compete for weekly prize drawings, free swag, and most importantly bragging rights by ways of walking, running, or staying active.


The goal of Walk this May is to encourage people to move more and to be more active, fostering healthier and happier lifestyles. Participants sign up in teams of five to promote teamwork, accountability, and motivation within each team. Past participants report this challenge is exactly what they needed to kickstart sustainable lifestyle changes through creating healthier habits for themselves and their families.


Tai Chi Tuesday: Tues 05/17/22 @1:30PM

Join us for Tai Chi on the third Tuesday of the month in the conference room, upstairs at WorkIT @1:30PM. Instructor Lisa O'Donnell will teach us Tai Chi for better balance. Members-only, all skill levels welcome! Please RSVP on the Facebook event or [email protected] as space is limited. Again, that is May 17th @1:30PM. Come by for a good stretch!


The Myths of Grief: Lunch & Learn Wed 05/18/22 @12-1PM

What does every single one of us experience & are expected to pretend doesn't affect us? Grief! Learn about the top Grief Myths and how to dispel them during our lunch & learn led by Jessica Hannon. This talk will also help you become a part of normalizing grief in our society and giving us a safe space collectively to feel & move through our grief, instead of pushing it to the side (or attempting to). Come by for pizza, words of wisdom, and a great time to network on Wednesday, May 18th!

Bio info:
https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/grms/jessica-hannon


Beth's done it again! 

Memorial Day (Office Closed): Mon 05/30/22 
Let us remember those who courageously gave their lives. In observance of the federal holiday, the office will be closed to the public. We are still open 24/7 for members with code access. 


NCO EXPO: (Set-up) Wed 06/01/22, (Event) Thu 06/02/22
WorkIT members - you are the only eligible businesses to get a 75% discount for a shared booth at the North Central Oklahoma Business Expo and Career Fair. Setup and networking is Wednesday, June 1st and then on Thursday, you will have a half table in or near the WorkIT area. Don't miss this opportunity to meet new people, network with other businesses, and enjoy refreshments and entertainment with fellow members and other area professionals! Fill out the exhibitor registration at ncoexpo.com and you will receive an invoice for $99 instead of the regular price of $399. For more info click the link below.


Member of the Month:
Garrett Gil

A little about Garrett:
Founded in 2017, Scout Systems delivers agile, creative, and efficient tech-focused solutions that will enable you to capture the ever-growing connectivity potential within the internet of things (IoT). With almost 10 years of technical systems experience, we can help design and implement a wide range of convergent systems from start to finish. With a focus on production, cost-efficiency, and scalability - we offer consulting services, project management, and a boots-on-the-ground approach to ensure that your business infrastructure needs are met.

Our services include but are not limited to the installation, support, and maintenance of networks, onsite and remote work environments, phone systems, surveillance camera systems, smart homes, and green building solutions. As technology continues to become infinitely connected to the cloud and your business network, Scout Systems can deliver the guidance, resources, and services that will allow your business to thrive.


Pet Spotlight:
Theros Ironsfeld

About Theros:
This is Racheal Mack's sweet pupper Theros. While he's protective of his mom he is a big baby otherwise. Just a six-year-old momma's boy who loves cuddles and a good blanket. He hopes you have a great May!

Thank you for being members of our coworking space!


Upcoming Events:

• Lunch & Learn: Time Saving Tech Tips, Wed 4/13/22 @12-1PM
• Tax Day, Mon 4/18/22 Reminder!
• Tai Chi, Tue 4/19/22 @1:30PM


Lunch & Learn: Time Saving Tech Tips, Wed 4/13/22 @12-1PM 

This month we will be hosting part two of the two-part “Tech Tips” series. If you missed last month's “Lunch & Learn”, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! Come by to learn some helpful tips and eat some great food. This event will be held the second Wednesday of the month, April 13th @12-1 PM. Hope you can attend!


Tax Day, Mon 4/18/22 Reminder!
Since tax day does not land on the typical date, we wanted to remind all of our members and/or business owners that tax day is April 18th this year. That’s the first Monday after Easter. Good luck and happy filing.     


Tai Chi, Tue 4/19/22 @1:30PM

Join us for Tai Chi the third Tuesday of the month in the conference room, upstairs at WorkIT @1:30PM. Instructor Lisa O'Donnell will teach us Tai Chi for better balance. Members only, all skill levels welcome! Please RSVP on the Facebook event or [email protected] as space is limited. Again, that is April 19th @ 1:30 PM. Come by for a good stretch!


PSA: Mailing Changes
We would like to request that all members use their assigned suite number for future mailing. Due to our increased number of memberships, this will assure you receive your expected mail. Thank you!


Member of the Month:
Angela Pradia

A little about Angela:
Life Coaching - by New Leaf Coaching - is a one-of-a-kind service that helps you make better choices, build better relationships, and feel more fulfilled. If you're looking for tools to help you take control of your life, we've got you covered. Life Coaching is a unique blend of coaching and personal development that involves weekly phone calls with a professional coach for several weeks. During these phone calls, we'll talk about your goals and challenges in your life and career so that we can work together to develop practical solutions. 


Pet Spotlight:
Lucy

Lucy Hadley
She is a 10-year-old pit/lab mix we rescued as a stray. Lucy enjoys long afternoon naps, loves pumpkin and chicken treats, and her favorite thing in the world is to go on a walk. We can't say the word "walk" in our house without her hearing us and she will run to the front door and bark loudly demanding that we go right now! Patience is not in her nature, but we still love her dearly. 

Welcoming back a returning member, Andrea Whitecotton!


Upcoming Events:

• 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:
Mark Pennie

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!


Pet Spotlight:
Doug

Doug Gutierrez
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!

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