October 2020 BWC News from CareWorks CompWe all know that the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an escalating global health concern. CareWorks Comp will continue to support our clients’ workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation needs. For the most current and up-to-date information from the Ohio BWC regarding COVID-19 topics, please visit the BWC’s website at: BWC COVID-19 InformationApply Now: 2021 Policy Year Group Rating & Group Retrospective Enrollment Deadline is Approaching !!It’s that
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced that they will provide a 1.5 billion dollar dividend to Ohio employers to ease the economic pressures created by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the second rebate provided by BWC this year and will return 100% of eligible employers billed premium for the July 1,2019- June 30, 2020 policy year. Details are included in the attached document.
Click Here for the FLYER! We have some exciting news. Although our methods may have changed, Ohio EPA remains committed to assisting businesses, communities and environmental professionals with their environmental compliance needs. Please help us spread the word about Ohio EPA’s FREE 2020 Virtual Compliance Assistance Conference that’ll provide daily interactive sessions focused on compliance with air, waste, and water regulations, strategically and conveniently spaced over three consecutive weeks
Austin, TX (Sept. 16, 2020) — Artists Sunday™ – the nationwide alliance of artists and economic development organizations — launched today with more than 775 participants. Members include 650 individual artisans as well as 125 state art agencies, municipalities, counties, chambers of commerce and non-profit organizations, representing thousands of additional artists. New participants are joining daily. Planted squarely in the midst of the largest holiday shopping weekend of the year, Artists Sunday aims
Mandated Masking FAQs Do all of my customers have to wear masks? What if they say that they don’t want to? Yes, all of your customers have to wear a mask. Customers cannot just refuse to wear a mask because they don’t want to – they have to have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, they do not have to identify this medical condition to you nor do they have to provide you information. You may only ask them if they have a medical
Attached is the updated U.S. Chamber four-page Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness. This guide reflects recent substantive changes made by Congress and the administration to the PPP program to provide borrowers with more flexibility. These changes include: Extending the time to spend PPP funds from 8 weeks to 24 weeks;Lowering the amount that must be spent on payroll from 75% to 60%;Extending the deadline to restore FTEs and payroll from June 30, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020; andSetting the repayment term for loans
Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton issued a Stay Safe Ohio Order, lifting the mandatory requirements and restrictions the were needed during the initial days of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Full order is available on the State of Ohio Coronavirus website.
New Resources from the U.S. ChamberPaycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness GuideUnder the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the funds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses. Click here to download this step-by-step guide to calculate your loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven. This link will be updated with new information, as available, from the
Resources for Employees (links) Centers for Disease Control Ohio Department of Job & Family Services - Unemployment Ohio Department of Health - Resources for Parents and Families Ohio Department of Health - Public Health Orders The Ohio Development Services Agency has secured approval from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to extend the Winter Crisis Program from March 31, 2020, to May 1, 2020, and to extend the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) from March 31, 2020, to
Full Executive Update_ Western Reserve_03.25.2020 our COnnected communityWe are very fortunate to be working in a community that supports us as much as we support them, especially as we all face the COVID-19 crisis togetherOur Chamber leaders are great examples. Laura Petrella, CEO, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, and Jennifer Cork, Executive Director, Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, continually promote Western Reserve Hospital in many waysAs liaisons to the chamber, they allow us to stay
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:March 15, 2020MEDIA CONTACTS:Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957 Lisa Peterson: 614-644-0957Governor DeWine Orders Ohio Bars & Restaurants to CloseAssistance announced for businesses and workers impacted by restrictions.(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a Director's Order that will close all Ohio bars and restaurants to in-house patrons, effective at 9:00 p.m. today, March 15, 2020. Restaurants with take-out and
Beef “O’ Brady’s, a local restaurant and sports bar, located at 3732 Darrow Road, Stow, had this to share about its membership in the Chamber: How has membership in the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce benefitted your business? “Community involvement is a very important part of who we are. Our marketing efforts through the Chamber (i.e. Title Sponsor of the Annual Golf Outing; Business After Hours host; Friday eblasts, etc.), help us to achieve that goal,” stated Bob Frangos, Owner. Do you have
The Chamber has helped me meet, build and grow many valuable relationships. I have been able to elevate my brand and increase the communities’ understanding of the hospital services.
We have been a member of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce for 7 years. It has been great networking with other members. I have met so many wonderful people who have not only become patients but have also become my friends. I have learned a lot about business being around other business owners. Through the leadership program I have learned about many things in the community that I didn’t know existed. Join a committee so you can see how the chamber works and you can meet other people that you
We have been a member of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce for more than 15 years. We have gotten to know many people in the community and some of them have become clients. Marathon Financial Services has become better known to the community through our involvement in the Chamber of Commerce. Get involved, show up at events, get to know people! Stay involved, show up at more events, get to know more people!
We have been an active member for 4 years. Membership in the Chamber has helped us in many ways; the networking alone has not only brought us customers, but local brand awareness. Taking advantage of promotional opportunities provided by the chamber always brings an influx of sales. But the most valuable benefit is the working relationships we have built with other small business owners, giving us a platform to both share and take new ideas for growing our businesses. To get the most out of your
We have been an active member since before we opened our doors in Stow in 2007 and find that the vibrancy of the Chamber and its leadership are what truly provides the value to us as members. The networking opportunities and events, including the luncheons, after hours events and the fantastic Stow-Munroe Falls Community Showcase are what helps extend the Akron General and LifeStyles brand throughout the community and beyond.
Since day one at my first meeting, I was greeted with open arms and welcoming smiles from so many members. People took the time to understand my business and learn how they could benefit from my services. Everyone was so sincere and took the time to introduce me to other businesses that I paired nicely with. We are a new location in Stow, over the last year, and joining the Chamber has made a significant difference in helping to get our name out through word- of -mouth advertising and driving sales! The
The Club has been a Member for years, I have been with the Club and participating in the Chamber events since March 2011. My business is all about relationships, so being new to the community and having the opportunity to meet and network with the business owners and representatives at Chamber events has been invaluable to me. Many of our Club’s Members are small business owners and also Members of the Chamber. Attend events, introduce yourself to people and don’t be afraid to walk up to a group. Stow is
I wanted to thank the Stow Munroe Falls Chamber for the referral to Raytec for a phone system. We do appreciate referrals and working with members of the City of Stow. Raytec is very proud to serve our local customers and provide chamber members with a healthy discount. Thank you so much for the referral!