November 17, 2021
PartnerShip Helps You Ship Smarter and Stay Competitive
PartnerShip® helps you save on every inbound, outbound, small and large shipment through its NOACC Chamber Shipping Program, a free NOACC Member benefit.

Ship smarter with this free member benefit.
  • Save on small package shipping with discounts of 45% on FedEx Express and 25% on FedEx Ground.

  • Reduce your LTL freight costs and easily rate shop with UPS Freight, YRC Freight, XPO, ArcBest, R+L Carriers, and many others.

  • Benefit from partial and full truckload options for shipments that need added reliability and security or require specialized equipment.



It’s free to enroll and PartnerShip provides all of these savings and services at no cost to you!
Pandemic Grant Programs Available to Businesses
Many small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic still have access to four grant programs initiated by the DeWine-Husted Administration.
The Ohio Department of Development is administering the grants. To apply, businesses can visit the For Businesses section at InvestingInOhiosFuture.Ohio.Gov. The site includes documents for each grant program’s terms and conditions, fact sheet, and frequently asked questions.
The programs are:
  • Food and Beverage Establishment Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other food and drink businesses. The amount of individual grants to eligible businesses will be determined by the business’ loss of revenue in 2020.

  • Lodging Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 to hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast operations. The amount of individual grants to eligible businesses will be determined by the business’ decline in occupancy rate in 2020.

  • Entertainment Venue Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 to theaters, music venues, spectator sports venues, museums, and other entertainment venues. The amount of individual grants to eligible businesses will be determined by the business’ loss of revenue in 2020.

  • New Small Business Grant: This program provides grants of $10,000 to small businesses that were established between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020.

Each program requires applicants to have an OH|ID. Register at OH|ID (ohid.ohio.gov) by creating an account with a username/password. For help with the process, click here.
Process Payroll and Credit Card Transactions with Confidence
Simplify your employee management duties with an HR and payroll solutions provider you can trust. From recruitment to retirement, Heartland is here to help you manage your most valuable resource with confidence. Always accept the ways customers want to pay. Make the sale in-store or online, and take credit cards, EMV chip cards, gift cards, mobile wallets and more. Heartlands payment processing is fast, secure and reliable with fair and transparent rates.
Ohio Business Centers Can Help with SBA Applications
Remember that Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Ohio Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC) across the state are available to help businesses with state and federal application processes. To find a local SBDC, click here. To find a local MBAC, click here.
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