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Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network

Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network

The Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network provides marketing and technical assistance to Oklahoma businesses interested in selling products and services to federal, state, and local governments, and other highly structured markets. The primary purpose of OBAN is to create jobs and expand the economy in Oklahoma by providing specific, valuable resources to Oklahoma businesses.

TLC in the Workplace

TLC in the Workplace

T L C – we have all heard that phrase before and it has meant “tender, loving care” for a variety of situations in our lives. There has been that plant in the garden that needed some “TLC” to regain vigor with the green leaves or flowers for everyone to enjoy. Maybe, it has been that stray hungry dog that needed some “TLC” to regain some vigor at life for a friendly wag of the tail. Maybe, it has been that spouse that needed to recover from a short-term illness to be back to work or school.

When Bad Things Happen 2 Good Technology

When Bad Things Happen 2 Good Technology

Have you ever been working on your computer and then dun dun dun –your computer freezes? Maybe your computer crashes altogether? You may have lost family photos, music collection, or some paper/project that you have been working on for the past 3 days.

The majority of us have had to endure the frustration when a computer acts up.

Computer crashes can happen at home and work. Businesses have an extra level of worry to think about when computer crashes happen.

What happens to those accounting records?

Gen Z

Gen Z

We’ve all had multiple opportunities to hear about the Generation Gap, the Veterans, Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y. And if you are gritting your teeth over the characteristics of the Gen Y workforce, just wait till you hear about Gen Z, born between 1994 and 2004. They are already in our workplace to the tune of 1.6 million of them. This makes five – not four – generations trying to co-exist in your organization. The 2009 workforce, …

The Automated Phone Answer

The Automated Phone Answer

Don’t you hate to get the answering machine? Your customers or prospects are not any different when they call your number and get the same tired message that you are away from your desk or on another call, please leave a message. Many office telephone systems have some features that are rarely used but can make a big impression on your customers and prospects.

A Circle of Trust for Economic Development

A Circle of Trust for Economic Development

Welcome to the inaugural edition of EDC 360, a weekly blog focusing on economic development in southwest Oklahoma!

Great Plains Technology Center has served the educational needs of high school and adult students for over 40 years. These services are well known and trusted in our community. But Great Plains has also built the capacity to serve the needs of business and industry through the Economic Development Center (EDC). As Deputy Superintendent and the person tasked with overseeing EDC operations, I can honestly say that the EDC is staffed with outstanding professionals with a wide array of skill sets. They are ready to assist every business, whether it Is a one-man shop or a large organization interested in establishing a major factory or business. As the Vice Chair of Industrial Development for the Lawton Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I see the need to nurture new businesses and help established businesses improve their practices and grow.