Village of Middlefield - Information Roundup

This has been a very active spring and needless to say, most of the energy has been spent on dealing with situations not normally on our radar. I know it has been challenging for all of us and required actions that aren’t natural for any of us. I mentioned before, we took so much for granted, and I hope the one positive result of the past few months is that we have a greater appreciation for our personal freedom, and the life we enjoy as free Americans. We’ve been conducting all Village meetings on Zoom (which I detest) and our office which was closed to the public is now open but with adjusted hours, frequent cleaning procedures and appointments required for in office interactions. We appreciate your willingness to adapt to the new requirements and hope we are back to normal sooner than later...
Economic Development Business Retention and Expansion Visits are Ongoing.

Did you know that the primary purpose of the Middlefield Economic Business Retention & Expansion Visit is to identify actionable issues that can be addressed by the department and area partners to assist your business in retention and growth?

The visit is focused on identifying specific priorities for action based on each individual discussion. Examples of discussion outcomes include: Providing technical training for new employees; Providing management seminars for employers; Helping businesses to identify local sources of supplies and materials;Establishing better school/workplace relations and fit; & Retaining youth in the community through partnerships.

If you would like to learn more or participate in a visit, please email Leslie McCoy HERE for a date and time that is convenient for you. Meetings are be held by phone or video conference at this time.
Get involved with Parks and Recreation!
Do you and your employees know that they are able to participate in Middlefield Village Recreation Department Programming under the resident pricing* if your business is located in the Village of Middlefield

Find out what programs are taking registrations now HERE !
*Youth sport sign ups are for registration only at this time, fees will be due at first practice.
Fire Department receives ISO Class 2 Rating.
The Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce that as a result of this recent grading, your Fire Department has earned a Class 2 rating. This is an improvement from our previous Class 3 rating. Less than 3% of Fire Departments nationwide have achieved this rating. The new Class 2 rating will be effective September 1, 2020.
Property owners are encouraged to contact their insurance agents after that date to determine what impact the improved grade may have on their fire insurance premiums.
Any questions can be directed to Chief William Reed at , or Captain Tony Yeropoli at .
Upcoming Webinars

Basics of Small Business Cash Flow Management and Forecasting Webinar

July 21, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Cash Flow Analysis & Management
Cash-flow management is a major deciding factor in whether a business succeeds or fails. The most profitable businesses can become bankrupt because of poor cash management. Knowing that “cash is king” in the current economy, this webinar is designed for small business owners that want to develop a better understanding of how to manage, forecast, and improve their cash flow.
Topics covered include:
*Why your profit and loss report is NOT the same as your cash flow
*How to plug the leaks in your current cash flow management
*Options to consider to fill the “cash flow gap” that most businesses have
*Software and tools to help automate the tracking of your cash
*And of course, plenty of time for your questions too!
Fee: No Cost
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

This p rogram provides a variety of management assistance to existing and startup businesses. This is mainly accomplished through trainings, seminars and one-on-one counseling sessions. These services are offered at little or no cost to the client.

Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program   
The Ohio Development Services Agency (“Development”) will accept applications for the purpose of providing grants to manufacturers and other entities to assist in retooling existing facilities through purchasing necessary equipment to manufacture critically needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for use in Ohio or reshoring PPE production to Ohio. These grants will allow small manufacturers and other entities an opportunity to create new business while contributing to the fight against COVID-19. For more information visit:   

Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program
Many Ohio small, minority- and women-owned businesses have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding to help these companies through the current crisis and set them up for the future.  
o    To be eligible, businesses must have been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise or woman-owned EDGE-certified business as of Feb. 29, 2020; have 10 or fewer employees and up to $500,000 in annual revenue; and have not received funding under the federal CARES Act.  
o    To qualify, businesses must be current on all taxes and private or public loans. Grants will be awarded on first-come, first-served basis.  
o    Click here to apply .  

The Village of Middlefield is here to help you. Please visit our website for up to date information and feel free to contact us at    with any questions.     

Leslie Gambosi-McCoy
Village Administrator/Economic Development Director
Village of Middlefield, Ohio