What's good to know this week!

100% deduction? Yes, please!

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.

*The forecast for the holiday weekend is freezing temperatures. Please plan accordingly to ensure that your business, home, and employees are safe!

  • OBP:
  • Member Benefits: NOACC Health Insurance Programs. OBP members, if your business has 50 or fewer employees, you can purchase health insurance at rates reserved for larger companies. To learn more: NOACC Health Insurance Info. To read up on ALL the resources available to OBP members, click here: OBP Member Resources
  • Promotions: Holiday Promotion Ad. Check out our full-page ad in The Lorain Morning Journal, Dec 20 & 22!
  • 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: 
  • SCORE Cleveland: The City of Oberlin has partnered with SCORE to offer webinars for those starting a business. See the city's link on the right to learn more.
  • Funding: Now accepting grant applications. Go to Bill Long Foundation Website for details.
  • Oberlin City Schools: Oberlin Alumni Games have been postponed. Students on break Dec 19 - 30.

  • 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 Highlight

For the last What's Up Oberlin of the year, we'd like to thank our 2022 members for their support. 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.

Oberlin Rotary: Now until Dec 29th, donations of new socks and/or boots can be dropped off at Deichler's, GoGreen, OBP, or Steel Magnolia.

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:

  • SAT & SUN: Dec 23 & 24 Christmas Eve & Christmas.
  • SAT: Dec 31: New Year's Eve.

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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