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Success Story: Cosmetic Specialty Labs

Cosmetic Specialty Labs-South Central

Cosmetic Specialty Labs is an important member of the Lawton – Fort Sill community. Founded in 1973 by Edna Hennessee, Cosmetic Specialty Labs still stands as a pillar in the community.

President Jennifer Ellis is the Chair of the Board for the Lawton Chamber of Commerce. She participates in activities to bring the business community together, such as Business Before Breakfast and Business After Hours, which highlights local businesses.

Chief Financial Officer, Philip Ferrell, works diligently with the WIOA Work Experience program to provide participants with the necessary hard and soft skills needed in the workplace. He has personally assisted job seekers in connecting with the local workforce to seek training and other assistance. Philip also encourages the hiring of veterans and participates with on-the-job training program.

Cosmetic Specialty Labs is a member of the State of Oklahoma Chamber, and participates as a United Way Pacesetter Company, promoting employee unity and encouraging community pride and service. Their company culture also employs, encourages, and assists individuals with significant barriers to employment.

The winner of the 2018 Community Spirit award from the Lawton Chamber of Commerce, Cosmetic Specialty Labs participates in and sponsors ongoing community development. They are active sponsors of the arts, sponsoring organizations such as the Lawton Philharmonic and the Lawton Community Theater. They were recently recognized as one of Lawton’s top ten best places to work.

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