Village of
Middlefield, Ohio

Middlefield Means Business


  • Stay at Home Order (3-22-2020)

    Click below for the stay at home order issued on 3-22-2020.

    Stay at Home Order 3-22-2020

    For additional information please continue to visit

  • Public Announcement


    Due to the recent pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, Village of Middlefield Administration Office will be closed to public access.
    Items can be put in the drop box or drop slot at the Municipal Center, questions can be answered by email or by phone. This directive does not apply to the scheduled public meeting.

    The decision was based on the recommendations and guidance of State and local authorities. This closure will be in effect until further notice.

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


    Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

    Information from: Governor Mike DeWine Press Releases

    Assistance announced for businesses and workers impacted by restrictions.


    The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.  Click the following link that will be updated as new information is available.

    The Ohio Department of Commerce will immediately begin offering a one-time liquor buyback option to support bars and restaurants. This will especially aid those establishments that have stocked up on high-proof liquor ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday for which they now have no use, due to their closure to in-house patrons.

    Bars and restaurants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should return their unopened, high-proof liquor products (obtained within the past 30 days) to the agency where they purchased the product. This opportunity is also extended to those with temporary (F2) permits for events scheduled between March 12 and April 6, 2020. If a business has questions about this program, they should reach out directly to the Liquor Enterprise Service Center (LESC) at 1(877)812-0013 or by emailing


    Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Development Services Agency Director Lydia Mihalik announced 3/19/2020 that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has qualified the State of Ohio for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

    As a result, Ohio businesses and non-profits economically impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 may now apply for a low-interest loan of up to $2 million to help pay for fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. You can apply for the loan online at, which is recommended, or by calling 1-800-659-2955 to have an application mailed to you.

    To expedite the application process, applicants should have ready complete copies of their most recent federal income tax return and a completed and signed IRS Form 4506T, which authorizes the release of tax information. Additional information to have available would be a schedule of liabilities, personal financial statement, monthly sales figures, a current year-to-date profit-and-loss statement, and a year-end profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for that tax year if the most recent federal income tax return has not been filed.

    As efforts to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus continue, Governor DeWine and his administration will continue to identify ways to support the state’s small businesses and nonprofits. For the latest and most accurate information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

    The Governor will tomorrow issue an executive order, which will grant the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) with the authority to accept and grant requests for unemployment compensation suspending the normal 1-week waiting period.

    This order will also give relief to applicants who are not offered paid leave through their job, as well as those who have been quarantined by a medical professional, their employer, or whose employers must temporarily close. Those who apply for unemployment under these circumstances will be exempt from the requirement that they be actively seeking work.

  • Opportunity Zone Workshop – Maximize Your Benefits In 2020

    Due to the current situation concerning the corona virus (COVID-19) and based on our key note speaker’s own corporate guidelines,  The Village of Middlefield and CBIZ have chosen to postpone the Opportunity Zone Workshop until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope to see you all in the near future when things have settled down and we all have a clearer scope of the situation. In the meantime, any questions can be sent to Leslie Gambosi-McCoy at on the Opportunity Zone program and we will email out all the questions and answers.   We hope to reschedule for the month of April.


    Opportunity zones provide one of the greatest tax deferral vehicles in the tax reform law commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

    Come and find out how to take advantage of the Geauga Opportunity Zone. The goal is to provide property owners, business owners, and entrepreneurs with quality information and contacts to determine how the Opportunity Zone can work for them.

    APRIL 2020 – Date and Time TBD
    Location Middlefield Library
    16167 East High Street
    Middlefield, OH 44062

  • Industry Sector Partnership Grant Program


    January 23, 2020

    Carolyn Cypret, 614-995-1815


    (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted, in his capacity as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the launch of the Industry Sector Partnership grant program, which was funded through the state operating budget.

    Industry Sector Partnerships are designed to develop workforce strategies specific to the various regions around the state, with the goal of driving collaboration between local businesses, education and training providers, and community stakeholders. The program aims to ensure that Ohioans can participate in the workforce pipeline while meeting the needs of job creators and the local economy. (more…)

middlefield means business - video

This video showcases the Village of Middlefield. It illustrates the positive reasons for residing in Middlefield as well as locating a commercial or industrial business within the Village. Local business leaders represent each of these attributes and tell the story of what Middlefield Village has to offer.

Middlefield Means Business

When Ben Garlich took over as mayor of Middlefield Village on January 1, 2012, he had one thing on his mind – build the economic base of this community.

Garlich's first step as mayor was to form an Economic Development Committee (EDC) with the mandate to draft and adopt an economic development plan to guide Village growth. The committee includes village councilmen Bill Blue, Ron Wiech and residents Dave Dietrich...

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