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FutureHeights plans virtual events in May

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Advocating for Neighborhood Interests during an Economic Development Project—While we may be staying at home, the world beyond our walls continues changing. This is just as true in Cleveland Heights, where several new development projects are on the horizon. FutureHeights is dedicated to helping our residents and city leaders stay in communication throughout these complex planning processes. Join us for a virtual public forum to learn how neighbors can work collaboratively and effectively with local CDC’s, and other organizations, to have their voices heard during economic development conversations in our city: Advocating for Neighborhood Interests During an Economic Development Project takes place Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Moderated by Micah Kirman, chair of the FutureHeights Planning & Development Committee, panelists include Joyce Pan Huang, vice president of community development at MidTown Cleveland Inc.; Lou Tisler, executive director of National Neighborworks Association; and Dennis Keating, emeritus professor at CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. Register in advance here.

Responsibly Restarting Your Business – Is your business ready to reopen?
As the Responsible RestartOhio plan has been rolling out, and beauty salons and restaurants have been added to the reopening schedule, many (but not all) non-essential businesses are now or will soon be able to reopen to the public. Employment attorney Jennifer Corso gave a live webinar, on May 13 geared for the small business owner.

Jennifer is a partner at Petronzio Schneier Co. and has represented Cleveland area employers in labor & employment law for over 25 years.

She discussed:

  • Required postings, policies and record keeping under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
  • Requirements and Best Practices under the RestartOhio Guidelines.
  • Recommended steps for re-opening your business.
  • How CDC, OSHA and Ohio safety laws impact the workplace.
  • How to recall laid off employees.

Listen to a recording of the webinar, access presentation slides and the Resource List for Business Owners.

As Jennifer mentioned during the webinar, she has assembled an “Employer’s Tool Kit”, containing both required and recommended posters, policies and forms for compliance both the FFCRA and Ohio’s Responsible Restart regulations.  The Tool Kit may be purchased for $250.  This fee includes any changes or modifications to these documents that may be required by any changes to State or Federal laws in the next 60 days.  If you are interested, please contact Jennifer at jcorso@ps-law.com.

Eat & Engage—Join us on May 20, during the lunch hour, noon to 1 p.m., for Eat & Engage, an informal discussion about how Heights neighbors are connecting during this pandemic. Share your needs, challenges, highlights, and ideas for life in this new normal. Let us know how you and your loved ones have coped and stayed hopeful. Sharing your stories helps us, your community development corporation, better understand community needs and aspirations, and respond with appropriate resources and programming. The event also aims to connect neighbors virtually. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay connected and build community. Register in advance here.

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