What's good to know this week!

Free resources to start your year off STRONG!

Whether you're thinking about starting a business, just hung your shingle out, or are well-established, SCORE Cleveland has resources for YOU! Throughout January, SCORE Cleveland is offering webinars and events focused on new businesses, and everything they offer is FREE. See the Events section below for this week's highlight.

Did you dine out as part of your job or business? You can again deduct 100% of qualifying expenses on your or your business's taxes. Speak with a certified CPA or tax preparer, and then get your dining receipts organized! To learn more: IRS Business Dining Deductions or click on the image on the right.

  • OBP:
  • Member Benefits: NOACC Shipping Programs. OBP members, from small packages to freight, partial or full truckloads, you can save through the NOACC Shipping Program. To read up on ALL the resources available to OBP members, click here: OBP Member Resources.
  • Signage & Social Media: Wanna let folks know you accept Oberlin Gift Certificates? January is a great month to promote it! If you're a member, send me an email and I'll make a post for you! Maureen Simen: obpevents@gmail.com

  • Events: 
  • SCORE Cleveland: Jan 5, 1 pm. Live Webinar. How to Pay Small Business Taxes Strategically to Avoid One Big Tax Bill. For more information & to register, click here: Small Businesses: Strategic Tax Payments. For all offerings & resources go to SCORE Cleveland
  • City of Oberlin: The Oberlin City Charter is up for review and applications to be on the committee can be found here: City of Oberlin
  • Funding: Now accepting grant applications. Go to Bill Long Foundation Website for details.

  • Oberlin College:
  • Break: Don't forget! OC students go on break Dec 22 - Jan 29. Winter Term begins Jan 3 and ends Jan 25.

  • OBP Resources: OBP members, are you HIRING? Hosting an EVENT? Have a PHOTO you'd like posted on our social media sites? Having a sale? We're here to support YOU! Send details to Maureen Simen at obpevents@gmail

Member Reminder!

Another way to start the year out right is to renew or begin your OBP membership. We value your commitment to our efforts to advance and promote the growth and prosperity in the Oberlin community. Not a member? Sign up today at Oberlin Business Partnership Membership Link.

Don't forget to get your business on the Positively Oberlin Mobile App! Go to Oberlin.org/Events and click on the distrx app link. Or click on the image on below.

Looking ahead:

  • TUE: Feb 14: 8:30 am - 12 pm. The Hotel at Oberlin. Leadercast Women - Amplify Your Voice

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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