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Meridian and CareerTech are Oklahoma’s Economic Rapid Response System

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Virtually every aspect of our economy has felt the impact of COVID-19. The last few months have been unpredictable. We’ve seen an unprecedented shift in everything from education to industry. It has been painful to watch small businesses close their doors and large companies lay off employees. Families have suffered, communities have suffered and our state and nation have suffered.

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Telling the untold stories

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When the American soldiers returned home from World War II in 1945, they were greeted as heroes in the United States. Veterans were met with parades to honor them and recognize the sacrifices they had made. The same could not be said for the veterans of the Vietnam War. There were no welcome-home rallies. Instead, most Vietnam veterans returned stateside to a society that didn’t care about them. Veterans were told to not talk about their time in the war or to even mention being a veteran at all. One of those veterans was Guthrie graduate and former Lighthorse Air Cavalry helicopter pilot Rex Gooch.
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Sheriff Devereaux and team assist Oklahoma County during protest

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In the wake of George Floyd’s death last week, thousands of protestors took to the streets of Oklahoma City Sunday night to voice their frustration with acts of police violence against black Americans. With the influx of protestors, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office sought out assistance to help monitor the protest. Among some of the agencies offering assistance were 25 officers of the Logan County Special Response team and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

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Good News Made Possible By

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Tracy Zserdin loves to see and help people and companies do good. Zserdin, former CEO and President of the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce has recently taken the position as the Vice President of Customer Success for Made Possible By. The company was founded by Zserdin, her husband Mike, Gregory (Heady) Coleman, and two individuals from Oklahoma City.