Small business event set
A Minority Business Summit focusing on preparing small business owners to secure contracts with the government tribes or other entities that grant contracts is scheduled for March 25 in Shawnee. The Women’s Business Center of Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma is presenting the free event from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Pow Wow Grounds South Reunion Hall, 1700 Gordon Cooper Drive. Speakers will help the small business owner with Central Contractor Registration, getting a Dunns number and industry code. Information will also be provided about databases to explore opportunities for contracting, how to market the business, SBA procedures to help the small business owner and bonding for contracting purposes. Register by March 20. Call Barbara Rackley or Lori Smith at (800) 658-2823 or (580) 924-5094, or register online at ruralenterprises.com.
DJ Connection owners praised
TULSA — DJ Connection founder and President Clay Clark and co-owner Jason Bailey have been honored with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in recognition of the company’s dedication to excellence in several categories. The pair will attend the U.S. Chamber Summit on May 11th to receive the award at a banquet sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Sam’s Club. This award is presented to businesses committed to supporting its employees, following best business practices and improving communities, said Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber. Clay was named Oklahoma’s 2007 young entrepreneur of the year, and has received recognition from the Better Business Bureau, Oklahoma Magazine, Modern Bride magazine and Junior Achievement for mentoring students.
From Staff and Wire Reports