What's good to know this week!

Deck the Halls and Light the Lights! Holiday Shopping & Celebrations Have Begun!

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 the right.

We'd also like to thank Rep. Joe Miller for being a part of OBP's Shop Small Saturday Kick-Off event, where he presented Mill on Main owner Jill Sawyer with a commendation! To learn more, check out the Sunday, Nov 27th edition of the Morning Journal!

  • OBP:
  • Holiday Contests: OBP Holiday Shopping Passport Contest now until Dec 17th. Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, Dec 8 - 10. Go to oberlin.org for details.
  • Promotions: Oberlin Gift Certificate Sale. Purchase $50, get $5 FREE! Available online at oberlin.org or stop by our office.
  • Signage & Social Media: Don't forget! You can download images on the right for your use on social media. If you're a member, send me an email and I'll make a post for you! Maureen Simen: obpevents@gmail.com

  • Events: 
  • Bill Long Foundation: Now accepting grant applications. Go to Bill Long Foundation Website for details.
  • City: Holiday Tree Lighting and activities. See the Oberlin City Website for details.

  • Oberlin College:
  • Events: Nov 29, 7:30 pm, Finney Chapel. Musical Union - A performance by the Oberlin Musical Union, Oberlin College Choir, and Oberlin Orchestra conducted by Professor Raphael Jiménez. Dec 1, 5:30 pm, AMAM, 87 N. Main St. Traditional Chinese Music.

  • 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 Highlight

Cowling Funeral Home

From their website:

The caring and experienced professionals at Cowling Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time.

We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one, and we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time. You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance or visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more about us from the privacy of your own home.

A death can be emotionally devastating and financially difficult. We are here to help, with a welcoming and comfortable environment to receive family and friends. When it comes to pre-planning for yourself and your spouse, or making final arrangements for someone you love, we provide quality and caring service to you and your family.

Cowling Funeral Home

Sustainable Community Associates

From their website:

Naomi Sabel, Ben Ezinga, and Josh Rosen founded Sustainable Community Associates while they were undergraduates at Oberlin College.

At the time, between final exams and worrying about their futures, they had no idea their initial conversations about how to help improve the town of Oberlin would turn into an almost two-decade partnership. Among the common threads over the years have been copious amounts of coffee, amazing mentors, a strong mixture of idealism and realism, and the belief that real estate development, when done well, is a synthesis of good business and catalytic change.

SCA owns, manages and maintains all of their properties—working with a dedicated staff who share their vision and sense of stewardship.

Sustainable Community Associates

Looking ahead:

  • SAT: Dec 10, 1 - 4 pm. OCS Empty Mugs & Holiday Concert. Contact OCS for details.
  • THR: Dec 22: Classes end for Oberlin College.

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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