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Posted on: June 3rd, 2020 by leslie No Comments


Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the creation of three programs to help small and medium-sized businesses in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency:

  • Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program
  • Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program
  • Appalachian Region Loan Program

Ohio small businesses can learn more about these and other resources available through the Office of Small Business Relief and Development at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/BusinessHelp.

Paycheck Protection Program – Forgiveness Application

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by leslie No Comments

The Small Business Association (SBA) released its Loan Forgiveness Application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.

The chart below highlights each of the PPP loan provision modifications:


Provision Original PPP Loan Provision Updated PPP Loan Provision
Loan term/maturity (excess left after loan forgiveness) 2 years 5 years


Loan – Covered Period 2/15/2020 – 6/30/2020 2/15/20 – 12/31/20


Loan Forgiveness – Covered Period 8 weeks from disbursement of funds The earlier of 24 weeks from disbursement of funds or 12/31/20 (borrowers receiving loans prior to 6/5/20 may elect, i.e. keep the original 8-week covered period)


Payment Deferral 6 months from the end of the covered period Must submit loan forgiveness application within 10 months after the last day of the covered period


Loan Forgiveness Reduction Based on Reduction in Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees Waived if number of FTE employees is restored by 6/30/20 Waived if number of FTE employees is restored by 12/31/20 or qualify for the Exemption Based on Employee Availability*


Loan Forgiveness Limitation 75% of the loan forgiveness amount must be attributable to payroll costs Must use at least 60% of the covered loan amount for payroll costs


*Exemption Based on Employee Availability.

Date 6.05.2020

SCORE Programing for Businesses

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by leslie No Comments

SCORE offers free live and recorded webinars & interactive courses on demand on small business topics.
Click HERE for more information on upcoming and recorded courses.


Local SCORE office

SCORE Geauga County
14111 Claridon Troy Road
SCORE Geauga Campus, Kent State
Burton, OH, 44021
Phone: 216.503.8168 Option 2

One-Time Liquor Rebate Program

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by leslie No Comments

Governor DeWine announced a one-time rebate to defray the cost of restocking high-proof liquor. Beginning in mid-May, JobsOhio will provide a $500 rebate for eligible purchases made through Ohio Liquor Contract Agencies. This is one of many innovative programs developed by JobsOhio to assist businesses as they navigate the impact of the pandemic. For more rebate information and program registration, visit

University Hospitals Healthy Restart 

Posted on: May 14th, 2020 by leslie No Comments
UH has provided this Restart Playbook that your company can consider as you begin this phase.
For additional information you can also visit

Responsible Restart Ohio

Posted on: May 11th, 2020 by leslie No Comments

Below are links to continued business closures as well as the sector specific operating requirements for reopening Ohio Businesses.

Continued Business Closures

Sector Specific Operating Requirements 

  • Primary Sectors: Child Care; Consumer, Retail, Services & Entertainment; Deputy Registrar; Driver Examination Services; General Office Environments; Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios, and Other Personal Fitness Venues; Local Pools, Public Pools, and Aquatic Centers; Manufacturing, Distribution & Construction; Restaurants, Bars, and Banquet & Catering Facilities/Services; Restaurant Food Establishment Guidance; COVID-19 Dine Safe Ohio Order
  • Entertainment
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Personal Services
  • Sports and Sports Leagues
  • Healthcare and Hospitals


Recommendations for Water Supply Flushing for Reopening of Buildings Under Statewide COVID-19 Transition Plan

Posted on: May 5th, 2020 by leslie No Comments

During the Stay at Home Order, many Ohio businesses, manufacturing facilities, churches and community buildings have been vacant or only partially occupied.  It is important to flush water that has been stagnant in cold- and hot-water distribution lines and fixtures. It is also critical that buildings drain, flush and disinfect devices that store water like drinking fountains, hot water heaters, dental and medical equipment, and manufacturing devices that spray or mist water.

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have developed recommended procedures that are posted at A letter for building occupants, owners and tenants is also available at

Is your company a good candidate for using 3D printing?

Posted on: May 1st, 2020 by leslie No Comments

Is your company thinking about getting started using 3D printing but not sure how? Visit this gateway to learn more and take the 3D printing readiness assessment today.

Responsible Restart Ohio

Posted on: April 28th, 2020 by leslie No Comments

Sector Specific Operating Requirements 

  • Manufacturing, Distribution, and Construction
  • Consumer, Retail & Services
  • General Office Environments

Responsible Protocols -website

Responsible-Protocols  (pdf)

Presentation Slides  Action in Workplace   Guiding Principles  Getting Back to Work


Save Small Business Fund

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by leslie No Comments

New grant opportunity is available

Save the Small Business Grant Fund

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has launched the Save Small Business Grant Fund. This provides $5,000 supplemental grants to small businesses with 3-20 employees in economically vulnerable communities which includes Middlefield Village.

You can begin applying April 20, 2020, at 12:00 PM.  Click here to submit a reminder request to the US Chamber of Commerce (scroll to the bottom of the page) and to get more information.