News from the Ada Jobs Foundation

Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Amy Childers Elliott to Team

Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Amy Childers Elliott to Team

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Amy Childers Elliott is the new Community Development Specialist with the Ada Job Foundation (AJF). Elliott has spent her career working with local governments, non-profits, and communities to develop internal capacity and champion their internal...

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Winners of The Big Pitch Ada 2021

Winners of The Big Pitch Ada 2021

ADA, OKLAHOMA - Four start-up companies competed virtually on November 11th for cash prizes during The Big Pitch Ada hosted by the Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF). Entrants applied to compete from across the state, with AJF selecting four finalists to pitch a new business...

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Applications Now Open for The Big Pitch Ada 2021

Applications Now Open for The Big Pitch Ada 2021

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Applications are now open to compete in The Big Pitch Ada business pitch competition taking place on November 11, 2021. The Ada Jobs Foundation hosts The Big Pitch Ada to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a panel of...

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Startup Ada Boot Camp 2021

Startup Ada Boot Camp 2021

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Ada Jobs Foundation will again host the Startup Ada Boot Camp (SABC), offering this year’s participants the opportunity to join either virtually or in-person. The Boot Camp is a 6-week cohort based online program designed to equip entrepreneurs with...

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Ada Business Improvement Grants Open on September 7

Ada Business Improvement Grants Open on September 7

ADA, OKLAHOMA – The Ada Business Improvement Grant program is moving forward with the 4th year of funding. $75,000 has been committed for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, and the first round of applications for this year will be open from September 7th through September...

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Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Peggy Saunkeah to Team

Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Peggy Saunkeah to Team

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Peggy Saunkeah joins the Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF) as the Executive Assistant, following an impressive career in both Oklahoma and Florida, as an executive assistant, office administrator, paralegal, grant manager, teacher, and Director of East Central...

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Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Daniel Castaneda to Team

Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Daniel Castaneda to Team

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Daniel Castaneda joins the Ada Jobs Foundation as an Economic Development Specialist. Castaneda recently obtained a Master’s Degree in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma, and prior to coming to Ada, he led community outreach,...

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Ada Pilots Free IT Career Training

Ada Pilots Free IT Career Training

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF) is partnering with the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) and Generation USA to offer a free, online “IT Support Specialist” training program for people in in the Ada area, includingresidents of Pontotoc, Garvin, Seminole,...

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Winners of The Big Pitch Ada 2020

Winners of The Big Pitch Ada 2020

ADA, OKLAHOMA - Six start-up companies competed virtually on November 12th for cash prizes during The Big Pitch Ada hosted by the Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF). Entrants applied to compete from across the state, with AJF selecting six finalists to pitch a new business...

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Ada Jobs Announces Finalists: The Big Pitch Ada Competition

Ada Jobs Announces Finalists: The Big Pitch Ada Competition

ADA, OKLAHOMA- The Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF)  is proud to announce the top six entrants for The Big Pitch Ada competition taking place virtually on November 12. The Big Pitch Ada is an entrepreneurial pitch competition focused on creating an opportunity for people to...

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Virtual Startup Ada Boot Camp 2020

Virtual Startup Ada Boot Camp 2020

ADA, OKLAHOMA - Ada Jobs Foundation will again host the Startup Ada Boot Camp (SABC), but this year the event is all virtual, allowing anyone from across the country to participate. The Boot Camp is a 6-week cohort based online program designed to equip entrepreneurs...

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