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April 2020 CareWorks Comp Workers' Comp and Unemployment COVID-19 Update

4/7/2020

CareWorks Comp is acutely aware that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an escalating global health concern. In light of this, clients will need their support more than ever in meeting the needs of their employees. CareWorks Comp also recognizes that a widespread outbreak could place increased demands on their capacity to meet those needs. They are fully committed to maintaining all services critical to the welfare of their clients and their employees. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to provide the most timely and thorough information to all of their clients, they have included both public and private employer updates in one newsletter linked below . Please note that some of this information will not apply to you if you are a public employer.

Professional, Reliable Operator Training by Valley Industrial Trucks

4/2/2020

OSHA requires forklift operator training for anyone that might operate a forklift. This extends beyond your normal operators to include anyone that might simply have to start a forklift for any reason. This could include managers, truck drivers etc... OSHA also requires: "All operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence."

METRO RTA Announces Free Fares Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020

3/16/2020

*UPDATE AS OF 4/5/2020 - Metro RTA Cutting Some Service in Akron; Pandemic Affecting Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown Transit* METRO Regional Transit Authority is offering free fares for all services, including line-service, SCAT, Call-A-Bus, and Northcoast Express, beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. “These are challenging times for everyone,” said METRO Executive Director Dawn Distler. “By offering free fares, we hope to alleviate the financial burden so many folks are unexpectedly faced with in the communities we proudly serve. We also hope this assists with the distancing challenges our bur operators face when interacting with passengers during their trips.” METRO will continue providing service, but passengers are being encouraged to stay home if their trip is not medically or otherwise necessary. All passengers are encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of germs, including washing hands often and avoiding close physical contact.

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Apply for the Fourth Cohort of the Scalerator® NEO Program

1/16/2020

Northeast Ohio companies with roughly $5 million - $15 million in sales and a desire to grow are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the fourth cohort of the Scalerator® NEO program, as spaces are limited. This intensive, six-month program is a proven classroom and peer-to-peer learning experience that has helped over 200 companies in the United States and around the world achieve significant, top-line growth including 40 in Northeast Ohio. The 2020 program will run April - October in Akron at Bounce Innovation Hub.   The online application and information about the program are available at www.ScaleratorNEO.org.  Apply by March 1.

The Reluctant Recession: NE Ohio Manufacturers Didn't Get the Slowdown They Expected and Project a Strong Economy

12/16/2019

Economists have warned of the beginnings of a national manufacturing recession since late summer, but even with a recent moderate slowdown in the industry, manufacturers in Northeast Ohio remain optimistic heading into 2020. Manufacturing has long been considered a reliable indicator of the health of the rest of the economy. Data from the Institute for Supply Management's Manufacturing Index indicated that November was the fourth straight month that the number used to represent whether there is expansion or contraction in the industry came in below the growth threshold. Strong profits, though, have most manufacturing owners upbeat and in the mood for expansion, even when the market slows a bit, as it did in 2019.

Akron Unveils 5-Year ‘Framework’ to Improve, Grow City

12/3/2019

Akron on Monday unveiled what it calls a strategic plan aimed at helping the city grow and thrive in upcoming years. The Five-Year Strategic Framework will help the city better focus its resources and relationships, advance equitable outcomes, and deliver improved services for all Akron residents, the city said in a news release. The plan is part of the new Office of Integrated Development, or OID, headed by Deputy Mayor James Hardy. The five-year plan will address issues reported in the Elevate Greater Akron initiative and other economic and community development programs, the city said. The plan does not call for tax increases. The plan’s progress will be tracked using economic and social indicators; the indicators will be reported annually.

Akron Startups Look for Bounce

11/18/2019

Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub just helped 15 fledgling businesses network with potential investors, customers and mentors. The Akron organization at 526 S. Main St. hosted its first “Startup Showcase” Thursday evening in its recently renovated first-floor Generator event, meeting and work space. Local entrepreneurs made live pitches about their high-tech and low-tech businesses to about 100 audience members. The program was intended in part to show off the range of businesses that are using the 300,000-square-foot, multistory Bounce building in the former B.F. Goodrich complex. The structure is located within the Canal Place complex but is not affiliated with Canal Place. The business owners and other attendees also got to mix and mingle at the three-hour event.

Elevate Akron Event Connects Minority Business Owners With New Opportunities

10/25/2019

Mike Smith is looking for ways to help build his year-old trucking and logistics company, Smooth Transporters. The 37-year-old Kent businessman was among about 100 people who walked into the Bounce Innovation Hub early Thursday afternoon in downtown Akron to network at what was called the “Procurement Corridor.” The program was aimed at connecting minority-owned businesses with other local companies and organizations.

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Empowered Leadership Presents "The Way to Wealth: The 6 Levers to Generating More Profit in Your Business" on Mar. 5

1/29/2020

If you're like most of us your goals for 2020 probably include increasing revenue and profitability in your business. You have plans laid out and are working hard towards this end. The truth is, there are only 6 things that really impact your business. Are you working on the right things? Join us as we uncover the 6 levers you should be focused on to grow your business and start creating the action steps you need to generate more profit faster. 

AAF-Akron Presents the 75th Annual American Advertising Awards on Feb. 21

1/29/2020

The 75th Annual AAF-Akron American Advertising Awards celebrates the creative spirit of excellence in advertising. It honors the best creative work produced by area advertising professionals and students. Hundreds of professionals from the Greater Akron and Canton advertising community will be in attendance at the largest advertising and marketing event in the area.

Free Valet Parking: Stage Door Lobby Entrance at 55 W. Bowery Street Taste of the ADDYs Reception: 5:00 - 7:30pm Featuring: Alexander Pierce Big Eu’es BBQ Chocolate Creations The Culinary Chameleon Catering & Cafe NOMZ Pots & Pans Jamaican Cuisine Saffron Patch Akron Waterloo Restaurant & Catering Cash bar (credit cards accepted) and gallery of entries Award Show: 7:30 - 9:00pm Emcee: Garrick R. Black, II Director of Marketing, Akron Urban League Executive Creative Director, Noir Creative After Party Onstage: 9:00 - 11:00pm Chocolate Creations coffee, cash bar TICKETS REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE BY FEB. 17 Professional: $60 Member / $90 Non-member Student: $35 Member / $40 Non-member

Binary Defense's Webinar: Keep Your Business Cyber Safe In 2020 on Jan. 28

1/17/2020

Are you interested in learning more about the cyber threats facing your business today?  In this webinar, a cybersecurity expert will describe the most prevalent types of attacks facing businesses today, and some best practices for businesses to protect their data, brand, and people.

Alzheimer's Assoc. Greater East Ohio Area Chapter Holds "Longest Day Kickoff Party" on Feb. 13

1/7/2020

Help us kick off The Longest Day® 2020!  Join past and prospective teams in support of the Alzheimer's Association to celebrate last year's success and kick off this year's events! Heavy appetizers will be served. Happy hour drinks will be available for purchase. The Longest Day® is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 20, thousands of participants from across the world will stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice to raise awareness and funds in support of Alzheimer's care, support and research.  RSVP to [email protected].

IBH Addiction Recovery Center 50th Anniversary Gala on Apr. 30

12/18/2019

This event will celebrate 50 years of saving people’s lives! The Restoring Hope Award will be presented to the County of Summit ADM Board for their many years of support to IBH Addiction Recovery Center. Timothy and Aleta Killian and Dan and Sherida Pohl are serving as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Gala as they have been champions for IBH Addiction Recovery Center supporting us with their time, talents, and treasures. If you have any questions or would like further information about IBH Addiction Recovery Services, please contact Joann Magestro, Development and Community Relations Director, at (330) 644-4095, ext. 306 or [email protected].

Summit Brew Path Holiday Knock-Out Tour Hosted by Life Is Good No Matter What on Dec. 14

11/11/2019

Complete your Summit Brew Path passport just in time to meet the December 15 deadline while supporting the mission of Life is Good No Matter What. Guests will meet at a central location (parking garage in downtown Akron, Ohio) and celebrate life today with tastings, give-a-ways, making new friends, and enjoying every stop along the way.

Guests will be transported to each of the 22 Official Brew Path stops to receive a free 2-ounce sample in their comemorative glass (44 ounces total!), stamp their passport and make any additional purchases to commemorate their experience. Each of the 22 stops will conclude after 20 minutes, for a total of 7.5 hours of craft beer adventure.

Tickets are $100 donation each with a limit of 50, first-come, first-served. Each ticket includes: charter transportation to all official brewery stops, commemorative Life is Good No Matter What 2-ounce tasting glass, 64-ounce stainless steel growler, a 2-ounce sample at each of the 22 breweries (44 ounces total!), and an official Summit Brew Path completion form. All paid guests will receive detailed information regarding parking, transportation, logistics and stuff that is fun. All proceeds support the mission of Life is Good No Matter What, a 501(C)-3 Non-Profit Organization.

4th Annual "Get Linked" Diversity Business Mixer on Dec. 5

11/6/2019

You and a guest are invited to attend the Summit Magazine/BlackPages Ohio Diversity Business Mixer.  This special event will also honor our sponsors and committee members who were involved in the 5th Annual Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo.

The “Diversity Business Mixer” provides the opportunity for small business owners and corporations to meet, network, and promote their services. The wide array of businesses and industries provides unique business-to-business collaborations and connections.

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