What's good this week!

OBP makes it easy to shop local!

  • Oberlin gift certificates are a great way to treat the special folks in your life and show your LOVE for Oberlin businesses and support of OBP members!
  • Purchase them in person at our office 23 E. College St. or online at: Oberlin Gift Certificates

Leadercast Amplify

Have you registered?

$59 per person or $300 for a table of six!

For more details and to register, click:

Leadercast Women

OBP Member Information

  • OBP Good Morning Oberlin: February was packed! Join us on the second Thursday of the month. Learn more at: Oberlin Business Partnership Events
  • Member Benefits: Discount on Memberships. OBP members, did you know that OBP members can join the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce at a discount? To read up on ALL the resources available to OBP members, click here: OBP Member Resources.
  • Social Media: Send me your business updates! If you're a member, send me an email and I'll make a post for you! Maureen Simen: obpevents@gmail.com.

Business & Entrepreneur Resources

  • Grants: You could win! "The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is here, and so is your chance at $30K. You've been all in for your business since day one, now share your passion, success, and story with us for the opportunity to win big." To learn more: Fed Ex Contest.
  • Networking: Feb. 16, 5 - 7 pm. Miller Nature Preserve. Lorain County Chamber of Commerce - Business After Hours. Connect and engage while enjoying refreshments in a beautiful location. To register: LCCC Business After Hours

Community - City - College

  • City of Oberlin: Feb 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Prospect School. Comprehensive Plan, Public Input. To learn more, click here: City of Oberlin.
  • Common Ground: Feb 16, 6:30 - 7:30. Common Grounds. Community Drum Schools. Common Ground Center
  • Oberlin City Schools: OHS Alumni Games are back! Saturday, Feb 18. For more info: Oberlin City Schools. OCS SPRING BREAK Mar 17 - 24.
  • Oberlin College: Feb 16, 5:30 pm. Allen Memorial Art Museum. Allen After Hours / Africana Rocking Chair: Norman Teague. Allen Memorial Art Museum After Hours. OC SPRING BREAK - Mar 18 - 26.
  • Oberlin Heritage Center: Feb 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Oberlin Public Library. Virginia Proctor Powell Florence: A Life, A Legacy. For more information: Oberlin Heritage Center.
  • Oberlin Community Services: Feb 27, 2 pm. 500 E. Lorain St. Oberlin Community Services. Free class on personal finance and banking.

SCORE Event Highlight: Small Business Cash Flow - Understanding Money Management. FREE!

From the website -

"Managing cash flow is one of the biggest challenges that small businesses face day to day. You need money to pay bills, make investments, pay salaries, and provide growth opportunities. And sometimes it’s a struggle to make the revenue you need to cover all those expenses.

In this webinar, experienced entrepreneur Julie Brander will share practical ways to manage your cash flow, budgeting basics, and identifying business costs versus expenses."

To register: SCORE Small Business Cash Flow

Amherst, Lakewood, Lorain, Oberlin - they're all on the distrx mobile app!

  • Is YOUR business on the Positively Oberlin Mobile App? If so, make sure it's up-to-date and that your customers know about it! If not, it's FREE! Click on the link:

Positively Oberlin Mobile App Sign Up Link

Looking ahead:

  • TUE: Apr 18: 8:30 am - 12 pm. The Hotel at Oberlin. Leadercast Women - Amplify Your Voice
  • FEBRUARY: Black History Month. Learn about local connections to Black History through OBP member, Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin Heritage Center
  • MARCH: OCS PreK and Kindergarten registration begins.
  • THUR: March 9, 9 am - 10 am. Oberlin Public Library. Good Morning Oberlin. Guest speaker - Craig Snodgrass, Lorain County Auditor.

To stay up to date on the City of Oberlin, including council, board, and commission meetings, go to City of Oberlin Website

Be sure to check the Environmental Dashboard website for more events!

Make sure to keep your calendar up-to-date with Oberlin College's events at Oberlin College Events Calendar and the OC academic calendar at Oberlin College Academic Calendar.

  • If there is an important date you'd like to be considered for next week's newsletter, send me an email!
You can reach us at
Maureen Simen, obpevents@gmail.com and Janet Haar, obp.org@gmail.com
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