BIG IDEA COMPETITION: FEB. 1 in HASKELL

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have an idea for a business? Would you like to win $15,000 to help launch your big idea? If so, we have an event you need to attend.

The ACU Springboard Competition helps local entrepreneurs develop their business model at an early stage and get feedback on their business ideas from local investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. It’s like a mini Shark Tank for rural Texas.

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The competition includes three phases, each designed to help your team move to the next milestone.  The phases include…

  1. Initial Elevator Pitch (Done in Haskell on February 1, 2018)
  2. Training Workshop and Mentoring to create a business model
  3. Business Model Competition, ending in the top 3 teams presenting at the Springboard Community Lunch in April  for a chance to win $15,000

Get started today by registering for the Haskell elevator pitch event held on February 1, 2018. All you have to do is share your idea in two minutes or less and get feedback from our judges. Your team could end up winning $15,000 in cash and in-kind resources to help pursue your big idea.

At the Development Corporation of Haskell (DCOH), we know opportunities like these are few and far between; therefore, we do not want you to miss this opportunity to turn your big idea into a reality. No idea is too small or too big to compete. You do not have to have all the details figured out initially. You just have to come with your idea.  To register, call or email the DCOH at 940-864-3424.

The DCOH would also like to help you with additional business resources on launching your big idea or expanding your business. We can help you further develop your idea, help you get resources together and also help with workforce issues.  We can also put you in touch with other partners around the region who can help you with business planning, financing and more. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 864-3424.

 

Job Posting: Marketing Support Coordinator

Job Title: Marketing Support Coordinator

Reports To: Kristi Stevens – Marketing Project Manager

Job Location: Biozyme/Encore Visions, Haskell, TX

The Marketing Support Coordinator should have excellent customer service skills, be comfortable being part of a team in a fast-paced environment, and be outcome-oriented. The ability to multi-task while managing administrative support for many areas of the marketing team is essential in this role. The Marketing Support Coordinator should be resourceful, a good problem solver and organized. Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is key to success in this role.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Assist the Marketing Project Manager with all internal agency work including, but not limited to, gathering details for projects, follow up on proofs, pulling mailing lists, ordering and corresponding with printers, sending follow up surveys, notating accounts in Back Office and rewarding points to dealers for activities completed.

• Assist the Marketing Project Manager with social media including, but not limited to, scheduling pre-approved content, promoting posts, customer care and data collection for reports.

• Assist the Marketing Project Manager and Sales Support Coordinator with literature and apparel inventory and ordering

• Aid in keeping the team on track with all open projects and offering assistance in any way needed to keep moving forward.

• Clearly communicate the status of any open projects personally assigned with the Marketing Project Manager and ensure we are meeting time and quality expectations.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

• Required Education – A bachelor’s degree in marketing or related area

• Required Work Experience – 5+ years of experience

• Competencies (Preferred):

o Problem Solving Skills, Strong Communication Skills, Planning & Organizational Skills

• Required Skills

o Exemplary attention to detail, leadership, organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills

o Ability to effectively work as a part of a team and team building skills.

o Uncompromising integrity.

o Ability to respect and follow direction of superior.

This job description is intended to be a tool to describe the primary purposes of the job and the key responsibilities. The job description may not be inclusive of all duties and assignments. Job duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or revised at the discretion of management. This is a description of the way this position is designed to be performed and does not address the potential for accommodation, which would be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Email resumes to kstevens@biozymeinc.com.

Sip, Shop & Stroll

By Jimi Coplen

Get ready for a fun evening out in downtown Haskell on December 7, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center along with the Development Corporation of Haskell will be hosting a Sip, Shop and Stroll holiday event. Businesses will be open late for your shopping pleasure. There will be live entertainment and several drawings for Haskell Dollars. There will also be a friendly, ugly sweater competition.

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The Sip, Shop and Stroll event will consist of businesses providing refreshments as you stroll through the downtown and shop. Every twenty dollars spent on this night enters shoppers into drawings for a total of $200 Haskell Dollars. Receipts can be shown at the COC office and a ticket will be given for each $20 spent. Shoppers must be present to win, and a winner will be drawn every 30 minutes.

Also, there will be an ugly sweater contest. If you would like to play along, simply wear your ugliest sweater and check in at the COC office. Someone will take your photo and a panel of judges will decide who in fact is wearing the ugliest sweater. All entries must be entered by 6:30 p.m. and the winner will be picked at 6:45 p.m. The grand prize will be $50 in Haskell Dollars.

If you are a business with no storefront and would like to participate in the event, a space can be provided for you to set up in downtown. You will need to bring your own table. If you have a storefront and would like to extend your hours for this event, please let us know as well. We will be putting a list together of all participating businesses. There is a $10 fee for non-chamber members to participate.  You do not have to be located on the square to participate.

Make plans to join us Thursday night, December 7, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for a fun-filled, holiday event. For more information call the COC at 864-2477 or the DCOH at 864-3424.