Schatz Publishing Group – Pioneer Technology Center
Sheree Lewis, left, Schatz Publishing Group co-owner, operations manager and Sherry Schatz, president and co-owner.
THEN: In 1991, a female-owned company with two owners and one part-time employee producing an agricultural magazine. By 1998, the owners needed to diversify to save the company. Pioneer Tech's Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network, a procurement technical assistance center, suggested government contracting. At Pioneer Tech, the OBAN/PTAC counselor assisted in opening doors to
- Obtaining bid assistance, personal counseling, networking, problem-solving and bid matching.
- Finding courses, speakers and outreach clinics with potential clients.
- Becoming highly competitive as a company with certifications such as Small Business Administration woman-owned and veteran-owned and participation in 8(a) and HUBZone programs.
NOW: The premier product at Schatz Publishing is professional communication strategies, and the company is growing into a multimillion-dollar organization with several employee locations near clients across the country. The owners and most of the 24 employees are women. Schatz Publishing has worked with 27 federal agencies including the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Army Reserve Command, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force, the Department of the Treasury, the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.
"Nearly every dollar we have made since 1998 can be attributed to the services our company has received from Pioneer Tech's Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network. They completely changed the course of our company, which has made over $20 million during its 24 years and shown growth nearly every year."
Sheree Lewis, Co-owner, Operations Manager
Schatz Publishing Group LLC