Members In The News
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Ohio EPA Webinar on Environmental Regulations
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will present a webinar on Dec. 3, 2020 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for businesses needing help with environmental regulations. Assistant Chief of Ohio EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention Dan Sowry is the instructor for the program, which qualifies for continuing education credit. For more information, contact Kaylee Blevings, Kaylee.B.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Relief Grants Available
The Small Business Relief Grant is designed to assist Ohio businesses that have been harmed by the effects of COVID-19. The $125 million grant fund will provide relief to Ohio businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Funding for the program is from the CARES Act. The business must be a for-profit entity with no more than 25 Ohio employees as of Jan. 1, 2020. The business must also have a physical location in Ohio and earn at least 90% of annual revenue based on activities performed in and taxable to Ohio. For more information, visit BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov
Oney Snyder Joins Carlile Patchen & Murphy’s Business Law Practice GroupCarlile Patchen & Murphy LLP (CPM) welcomes Oney Snyder as an Associate Attorney in their Business Law Practice Group. “He will strengthen our real estate practice group and will focus on assisting our clients with real estate acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing, development and a variety other real estate matters,” said CPM’s Managing Partner, Bryan Hogue. Snyder also will be part of the firm’s title company, Cornerstone Title Agency. His law practice will focus on representing commercial businesses and will help CPM’s clients meet their legal real estate needs, which include buying and selling, landlords and tenants, developers in all phases of construction, sales and leasing, financing, zoning and land use.
Rea & Associates Wins ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Accounting Award for Service Excellence
Rea & Associates, a leading accounting firm, has won Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to their clients. ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. On average, clients of 2020 Best of Accounting winners are 1.9 times more likely to be satisfied than those who work with non-winning firms. Rea & Associates received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 87.9 percent of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45 percent in 2019. The firm received a Net Promoter® Score of 83.9 percent, more than 3.5 times the industry’s average of 24 percent in 2019.
Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund Application Opens
The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders. This $37.5 million fund will help those licensees significantly impacted by COVID-19 and limited in the full use of their liquor permit. Funding for the program is from the CARES Act. Permit holders may apply for the liquor assistance funding as well as the Small Business Relief Grant through the online application at BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov.
Parallel Technologies Now 100 Percent Employee-Owned
Parallel Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of business communications services, is proud to announce that it is now 100 percent employee-owned. In forming the new Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Parallel builds on the core belief that its most important work is providing value in relationships—with customers, vendor partners, the community and employees. “The ownership team considers it a privilege to be able to reward the hard work and dedication of our staff by transitioning to a 100 percent ESOP company,” said Parallel President Don Poling. “Our devoted employees are the core of Parallel Technologies, and transitioning to an employee-owned company rewards them for their many years of service and commitment. Our outstanding retention rate—the average employee tenure is 18 years—is something we are extremely proud of.”
Athletic Republic Coming to Columbus
Athletic Republic, the leading sports performance training franchise, is opening a new center at 6175 Shamrock Court in Dublin. Local athletes of all ages will now have access to science-based training methods proven to increase speed, power, agility, and stamina. For details, visit https://dublin.athleticrepublic.com.
BWS Education Consulting Offers Tutoring for ACT and SAT Online
Given the tremendous economic impact of Covid-19, parents are looking for the best value in online tutoring for ACT and SAT tests. BWS is now offering a world-class instructional product starting at a price of $90 per hour. For details, visit www.bwseducationconsulting.com.
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Announces New Employee & 40 Under 40 Selection
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that George Bud Hoffman has joined their family wealth and estate planning practice group. In addition, partner Geoffrey S. Kunkler has been selected as a member of Columbus Business First’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2020, which recognizes the best and brightest young professionals in the region. For details, visit http://www.cmplaw.com.
Change 4 Growth Leads Companies To ContNEWity
Change 4 Growth has formulated targeted programs to help businesses power out of the Covid-19 aftermath with solutions to refresh, reengage and reignite their workforce to create a dynamic corporate contiNEWity. For more information on the plan, go to www.change4growth.com/continewity.
Library and Foundation Partnered with PCs for People to Provide Computers to Eligible Families and Students
Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) and the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation partnered with PCs for People provided computers and laptops to eligible families and students. These retired items were no longer used in CML locations and would otherwise be recycled. PCs for People represents the first organization to receive support from the CMLF’s Innovation Fund, and $3,000 was used to reduce the typical $80 fee for a computer or laptop down to $20.
Leigh Burnside Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, welcomed Leigh Burnside, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at The Wendy’s Company, as a member of its board of trustees. She will serve a three-year term. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org.
Dublin Arts Council Offered Creative Ways to Get Creative
In an effort to support families who are looking for creative outlets, the Dublin Arts Council began a campaign to encourage interaction (as recommended) with its Public Art Cell Phone Tour and geocaching-inspired Riverboxes. They also collected a variety of inspiring ideas and activities for all ages that can be found at https://dublinarts.org/be-creative.
Dublin City Schools Gives Back
The Dublin City Schools district helped to provide much-needed supplies to healthcare professionals and first responders amid the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus. The school district donated 3,360 masks to Dublin Methodist Hospital and also donated gloves and thermometers to Dublin police and fire department personnel. In addition, students and staff made more than 1,200 masks with 3D printers and donated these masks to Delaware EMS and other organizations in need.
Libertas Wealth Management Group Hires New Associate
Libertas Wealth Management recently hired Kim Garner as Associate Financial Adviser. Kim brings over a decade of experience in the banking and financial services fields. For more information, call 614-543-1350.
Local McDonalds Offered “Pay with Lovin”
The owner of 14 Columbus-area McDonald's restaurants went above and beyond to give back to their community and spread smiles. Crew and managers at Scott Holowicki's 14 locations allowed guests going through the drive-thru to "Pay With Lovin'." At the pay window, guests were asked to show a peace sign, make a heart with their hands or even show some Buckeye team spirit with a block O, and their meal was free.
Minuteman Press Owner Featured in Forbes
Minuteman Press Dublin franchise owner Ken Barton was featured in a Forbes Franchises article about what it’s like to own a business and enter into franchising at 50 or older. He previously had a 35-year career as a CPA and became a franchisee in his 50's. For more information, contact 614-736-1876.
Resch, Root, Phillips & Graham Established Outdoor Drive-Thru Document Signing
The estate planning process at Resch, Root, Philipps & Graham involves multiple steps from start to finish. To help facilitate the document signing process safely, the company set up a tent and a table in their parking lot and invited each client to approach the signing table to put on gloves and use a new pen to sign quickly. Visit them at www.rrpg-law.com.
SpotOn Waives platform fees through July 1, 2020.
SpotOn offers modern software uniquely designed to help local businesses and customers effectively adapt to new climates. Offerings include appointment scheduling, online presence optimization, contactless payments and online ordering. Contact SpotOn at https://marketingstrategyconsulting.org/. for details about the offer to waive platform fees.
Strat-Tek Enabling Remote Work Capabilities with a Free Trial
During the next several months as all of us look forward to emerging out of the COVID-19 crisis, Strat-Tek is working with Microsoft to help businesses easily pivot team members to remote work with a free 6-month trial of Office 365 E1. For details, visit https://www.strattek.com/ or call 614-874-6257.
USB Financial Services – Muirfield Wealth Partners Donates $15,000 to Dublin Food Pantry
Many Dublin families need food and other supplies during this time. That’s why USB Financial Services – Muirfield Wealth Partners launched a $7,500 donation match and chose the Dublin Food Pantry to receive the donation of $15,000. Visit https://financialservicesinc.ubs.com/team/muirfieldwealth/ or https://www.dublinfoodpantry.org for more information.
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