Historic Downtown Office Space

Enjoy the view that overlooks downtown Haskell in our historic building located at 101 N. Ave E.  This space is perfect for individuals or a company in need of high-end office space.

This historic building boasts 8 offices and one conference room. Offices are approximately 12 x 12. Some furnishings are available. The rental fee per office is $250 per month, all bills included. Month-to-month contracts are available as well as daily rates, space permitting.

If your company has a need for this entire space, please contact the DCOH for additional information. 940-864-3424 or dcoh@haskelltexasusa.com.

Please reference our photo gallery for additional information. 

Job Posting – Purchaser Steele Fire

Steele Fire Apparatus is seeking a full-time Purchaser with a background in Procurement, Supply-chain Management or Inventory Management. Responsible for ordering product, inventory management within Quickbooks, developing relationships with vendors and overseeing stock levels. This position reports to the General Manager. Please submit a resume to tommie@sfabrushfiretrucks.com or in person at 247 US HWY 380 West.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, submit, and manage Purchase Orders
  • Maintain up to date, and accurate product information via Quickbooks
  • Track and follow-up on new product launches and back orders
  • Manage order confirmations and shipment notifications
  • Provide interdepartmental support on issues related to inventory and Purchase Orders
  • Improve on existing processes
  • Actively pursue industry knowledge through evaluation of competition and self-learning
  • Develop relationships with vendors through multiple departments

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years of experience in Procurement, Supply-chain Management or Inventory Management preferred
  • Experience in Quickbooks
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets
  • Strong analytical, organizational and task management skills
  • Comfortable in negotiations
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Creative, disciplined and eager approach
  • Knowledge of power tools a plus but not required
  • Occasional travel required

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year DOE

Experience:

  • Quickbooks 1 year (Preferred)
  • Procurement: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Excel: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Purchasing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Supply Chain Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Celebrating Success

The DCOH has been busy working for Haskell. We are excited about projects on the horizon, but we want to stop and celebrate for just a moment.

We have shared before that the overall sales tax for the community is up 33% over last year. That may not seem like much, but if you compare that to other communities in our region, you will see that we are the only ones with growing numbers. Even Abilene is down 8% for their year-to-date numbers. (See here for more details here.)

How does a small, rural community account for a 33% growth in sales tax? The DCOH can’t take all the credit, but one can certainly draw the conclusion that having an experienced employee and a dedicated group of board members working on this unwaveringly has paid off. Haskell is steadily growing and has done an excellent job diversifying its industries. Haskell is no longer just oil, gas, and agriculture, but has grown its energy sectors to include wind and solar along with manufacturing.

The DCOH has made huge investments into the community over the years. Here are some of the ways the DCOH makes it happen:

  • The DCOH promotes Haskell externally, creating top-of-mind awareness to companies looking to locate and expand.
  • The DCOH works internally helping local businesses grow and expand, granting dollars for primary job creation. Primary jobs bring people to Haskell as well as create dollars that turn over 3-4 times in the community.
  • Did you know to date the DCOH has invested $75,000 in the storefront beautification program and helped 44 businesses? This program helps local businesses with paint, signage, windows, doors and more. No one wants to see downtown deteriorate and the DCOH continues to make sure that happens.
  • The DCOH is invested in building new leadership through its Knox-Haskell Rural Leadership program. They equip people to serve the community and make them aware of what all goes into keeping a small community alive and thriving.
  • The DCOH has donated money and worked to secure grants to expand equipment at the Rochester VoTech Center, further securing a workforce for the future.
  • The DCOH has invested in cloud seeding for many years to help keep the agriculture community strong.
  • They have worked to position Haskell as a mini-hub for the surrounding towns, which further drives traffic to retail establishments.
  • The DCOH has regular interaction with the State Senator and Representative to support rural efforts. They also work with Congressmen when changes are needed on a federal level.
  • The DCOH helped to build the prison many years ago in a partnership with the city and county, and last year worked hard to get it reopened after it was closed for one year. This took many man hours, phone calls and traveling, but we got it done!
  • The DCOH has won state and regional awards, helping to put Haskell on the map.
  • The DCOH Executive Director also works with various non-profit groups in Haskell to find ways to keep them strong and vibrant. These groups provide a framework of services for Haskell that lend to the quality of life that all citizens enjoy.
  • And the list goes on…

Other towns around Haskell are noticing the growth and are trying to figure out how it is happening.  Haskell has always been ahead of the curve. This organization is valued and has been looking out for the best interest of Haskell and the business community for the past 23 years.

WHPD Trade Days Schedule

There are lots of events taking place the week of May 29th – June 2nd. Take a look below and join us for a great time in Haskell.

Why Financials Are Important to Your Business

By Jimi Coplen, DCOH Executive Director

If you love what you do, but dislike the accounting side, keeping up with receipts, and doing the overall financials, take comfort in knowing you are not alone.  The least favorite part of many business owners’ jobs is the financials.

Businessman drawing Financial Growth concept on blurred abstract background
Financials are important to all businesses, regardless of how big or how small. 

Even if you pay an accountant so you don’t have to worry with the numbers, it is important to understand them. It is crucial that you know how to read a financial statement, balance sheet, and profit and loss statement. It is also important to do a budget for your business and keep up with it throughout the year. Otherwise, how do you know the health of the business?

These documents are the road map to your business’ success. And, if you are in the market to purchase a business, it is important that a business owner be able to show you these documents. This will tell you if there is a market for the type of business you want to go into, if the business was profitable, what the costs of goods and services were for that business. You can’t get a good picture of the business climate without these documents.

QuickBooks is a standard accounting system used by most businesses. If it is set up correctly, it will run all important documents with the push of a button. You can write checks, reconcile bank statements, and send invoices with this software. If you have QuickBooks, but aren’t sure how to do these things, check with an accountant or come by the DCOH office. Also the Small Business Development Center in Abilene hosts classes from time to time on using this software.

The DCOH board and your local bank will require these documents if you wish to seek financial assistance for your business. These are important documents that no one in business should be without. They help you review your current situation and make plans for the future.

A great place to start your business plan process is at the www.score.org website. This website has a variety of templates for any business. You can also set up an appointment with the Small Business Development Center in Abilene for a thorough business plan. The DCOH staff is also here to help you work through these documents. For more information, give us a call at 940-864-3424 or visit our website at www.haskelltexasusa.com/edc.

DCOH Happenings

By Jimi Coplen

The Development Corporation of Haskell (DCOH) has been busy this time of year. It is the end of our fiscal year as well as the beginning of our next year. This means budgets, paperwork and tidying up details from the end of the year.

Texas Representative Drew Springer will be holding a Town Hall meeting on October 3 from 2-3 p.m. at the First Bank Texas meeting room. This is a great time to get an update from the legislative session and hear about issues facing our state. Rep. Springer is always great to talk with and we enjoy having him in Haskell. I hope you can attend.

We are also gearing up for our fourth year of the Knox-Haskell Rural Leadership Program. That starts next week October 6. We have a good group of individuals, and we are excited to kick off the new year.

We also have the Possibilities Tour scheduled for October 21. we will be showcasing buildings in the downtown area that are available for sale or lease or just to showcase their revitalization efforts. You will be able to walk through these buildings, talk to owners and reminisce about days gone by. There are a lot of great buildings around our square with unlimited possibilities. We hope you will take time during homecoming to see these buildings. If you are a building owner and would like to showcase your building please call DCOH at 864-3424.

The cloud seeding program has been wrapped up for the year. This year we participated from May – August with great results. This project is split between the City of Haskell, Haskell County and the DCOH. It brings much relief to our farmers and ranchers and they contribute tremendously to our local economy. Below is a map of all the places that were seeded: http://haskelltexasusa.com/2017/09/cloud-seeding-map/

The DCOH office will be relocating. We will be next door to the Chamber of Commerce on the east side of the square. It will be about a month before move in, but we hope that when we do you will stop by and say hello.

 

Cloud Seeding Map

cloud seeding map

Multi-County cloud seeding project that took place between May-August 2017. This is an effort between Haskell County, the City of Haskell and the Development Corporation of Haskell. Participating Counties were Haskell, Jones, Fisher, Nolan and Mitchell.

Wild Horse Prairie Days 2017 – June 2-3

Summer is almost here and that means it is time for the 22nd Annual Wild Horse Prairie Days Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off weekend! The rodeo and cook-off will both be held Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3.  See the flyers below for team line ups for the rodeo.

Rodeo Schedule 

Friday, June 2

9 a.m. – Team Roping

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Craft Show  (Civic Center)

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Project Show (Civic Center)

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Chuckwagon Meal

7 p.m. – Ranch Rodeo

Saturday, June 3

9 a.m. – Ranch Horse Competition

10:30 a.m. – Ranch Horse Competition Finals (Awards at the Civic Center)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Craft Show  (Civic Center)

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Project Show (Civic Center)

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Chuckwagon Meal

7 p.m. – Ranch Rodeo

Sunday, June 4

9 a.m. – Barrel Racing

10:30 a.m. – Jeff Gore, Cowboy Preacher at God Loves You Ministries, westside of the downtown square.

BBQ Cook-Off & Cornhole Schedule

Last year was the first year the Haskell Chamber hosted the WHPD BBQ Cook-Off in conjunction with the rodeo and with the help of our event organizer, Tell Stevens, we hope to have an even better event this year.

This year the event will be brought to you by the Haskell Chamber of Commerce and Bailey Toliver Chevrolet. We are also adding several new categories and events to our cook-off including a kids steak competition on Friday night sponsored by Modern Way, cornhole tournaments on both Friday night and Saturday and a welcome event on Friday night. Here is the schedule of all the fun.

Friday, June 2

6 p.m. – Welcome event and cornhole tournament

7 p.m. – Kid’s Steak Competition sponsored by Modern Way (14 and under)

7 p.m. – Steak competition (15 and up)

Saturday, June 3

8 a.m. to 5 pm. – WHPD BBQ Cook-Off. Categories include Bloody Mary, Beans, Chicken, Ribs, Brisket. Turn in times will be throughout the day.

10 a.m. – Cornhole tournament

We will be looking for judges to help with all the categories for both Friday night and Saturday. If you would like to be a judge, please contact Tell Stevens at 2147-500-4506.

For more information about the cook-off and to see all entry fees and prizes, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/whpd.cookoff.  To sign up, fill out the form here.