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.
Brought to you by all our amazing members!!
Please help us welcome our newest members!
Dr. Patti Sheeley
• 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:
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 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.
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!
Welcoming New Member Randall Wall!
• 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.
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
Josh Dean Photography
Metro First Realty Unlimited
Payne County Tree Service
Stillwater Martial Arts
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:
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
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!
• 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.
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:
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.
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!
• 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:
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.
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.
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
Thank you for being members of our coworking space!
• 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!
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:
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.
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!
• 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:
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.
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.
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