Watch our CEO discuss how she would feel receiving the Young Professionals Award from the Oklahoma City Young Professionals at the Evening of Accolades January 2018. The Evening of Accolades is hosted by the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber each year.
Found on Page 2, CEO Alisha Allen Gardner was awarded the 40 Under 40 award, a high achievement among Oklahoma City’s young innovators, entrepreneurs and creators.
Pictured to the left clockwise we have owners Chuck and Alisha with Sales and Marketing Director Beth Allen and Chief Officer of Operations, Rob Allen.
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Alisha Allen Gardner is the co-owner of Easy Time Clock, which she purchased with her husband, Chuck, in 2016.
Since then, they redesigned the website, resulting in web traffic growing from 300 visits a monthly to 16,000. Gross revenue is up 30%.
In expanding, the couple developed a day care management product. “My husband and I overcame our fear, and we persevered in succeeding as business owners,” she said.
She helped organize Good to Grow, a health and wellness event for underprivileged children. At this year’s event, 17 health care and educational organizations provided free physicals, hearing and eye screenings, dental hygiene checkups and other services.
She serves on the Community Engagement Committee of the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She is active with Aspire, the Impact and Development Committee of the Oklahoma City Young Professionals.
She volunteers for Vizavance—Advancing Children’s Vision, an organization at which she worked previously. She received Vizavance’s Above and Beyond Recognition Award.
“Through her involvement over the years in multiple fund-raising events for our organization, she exemplifies a level of commitment that serves as a model for others,” Vizavance’s President and CEO Dianna L Bonfiglio said.
Allen Gardner also volunteers for the Piedmont Public Library and the Edmond Public Schools. Her company is a corporate sponsor for Family Builders.
By: Alisha Allen Gardner
I wanted to take Easy Time Clock to a new level and begin to offer other Software as a Service (SaaS) products. One of the major pain points I felt as a child care provider in my past, and now as a parent with a child in daycare, was the lack of ability to communicate digitally with the provider. We are in a time in which we live off of technology. If you don’t take a credit card, that’s a burden on the parents to make sure they have checks or cash on hand (who even keeps their checks on them anymore?). Every day at pickup, you are provided a daily sheet that inevitably ends up on the floor of your car. As a parent who has shared custody, I never knew what was going on with my kiddo unless someone else told me. MyLilypadApp.com solves all of those problems and more. Lilypad brings the power of the internet to your daycare to save the provider time and money. We offer time tracking, a parent portal for payments, daily sheets, calendar access, and billing management for the provider. It is also super cute and offers different blog options than Easy Time Clock. I hope, in time, we are able to be a provider and parent resource for anything kiddo related.
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Held at Allegiance Credit Union on August 6, Good to Grow: A Health and Wellness Expo was a success! Below is a list of all the booths that we had this year.
- Allegiance Credit Union
- Allena Massage Therapy
- Bethany Library
- Captain Supertooth
- Community Builders Church
- Danny Gordon Art
- Delishes Dishes
- Easy Time Clock
- Family Builders
- Hearts for Hearing
- InBalance Chiropractic & Wellness
- Just Kids Pediatrics
- Kona Ice
- Northwest OKC Chamber
- Sams Club and Immunizations
- Smart Start Central
- Variety Care
- Crafty Communications for photography
In addition to the booths, we had an activity center where every 15 to 30 minutes an interactive activity was held. Captain Supertooth showed us the benefit of oral health care, Danny Gordon Art taught us all how to draw a fish and we wrapped up the day with a Story from the Bethany Library. Throughout the event we gave away over 20 free raffle items for participants.
KOCO aired an interview with Co Partner Jill McCartney of the NWOKC Chamber and our CEO, Alisha (Pictured Above). Representative Tammy West showed an interest by appearing and participating as well. All signs point to this becoming an ongoing annual event. Through Good to Grow, we have created a series of excellent networking contacts who have a heart for the community and partnership.