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    February 22, 2021
    Updates & Events
    SBA Tools to Help You Get Through COVID-19
    This seminar, in cooperation with Senator Sherrod Brown, will allow you to discover how you can use federal COVID-19 relief programs to sustain and grow your business through the pandemic.
    Topics covered will include:
    • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (First and Second Draw) 
    • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), 
    • Enhanced SBA Guarantee, 
    • SBA Debt Relief
    • Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG)
    Speakers will be: 
    • Senator Sherrod Brown
    • Everett M. Woodel, Jr., SBA Columbus District Director
    • Jim Donato, SBA Cleveland Deputy District Director
    • Ray Graves, SBA Cleveland Lead Lender Relations Specialist
    • Jerome Jones, SBA Columbus Lender Relations Specialist
    February 26, 2021
    1:30 pm- 2:45 pm 
    For more information, click here.
    Each One Teach One: Engaging Employees in Experiential Learning
    Training programs improve employees’ knowledge and skills to meet the ever-growing challenges in the workplace. These improvements positively affect productivity, which can increase profits and organizational efficiency. 
    In today’s virtual environment, how do you develop engaging and relevant training programs? This highly interactive program focuses on the Accelerated Learning Model of training for adults. You will learn how to create an inviting, supportive learning environment and the essentials to making the programs engaging and enjoyable!
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 8:30am to 12:00pm and;
    Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 8:30am to 12:00pm and;
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 8:30am to 12:00pm and;
    Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
    Location: Live, Virtual through Zoom
    For more information, click here.
    Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship Program
    The Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship Program is a great opportunity to work at some of Ohio's most innovative companies! These paid internships give college students great experience in business and entrepreneurship, while companies get great young, diverse talent to help them compete and grow
    This is your chance to get some great, diverse young talent to work on any number of interesting projects! We'll reimburse two-thirds of the intern's wages up to $10,000. You can be a technology company or simply a company with a technological need. 
    Companies do need to provide a meaningful internship experience, must have non-residential work space, and must hire interns as employees (W-2). You can hire as many as three (3) interns for different positions. The minimum wage for interns is $15 per hour but can exceed that amount.
    Key Dates:
    Company applications accepted: February 1 - March 8, 2021
    Student applications accepted: February 15 - March 8, 2021
    Internships effective: Summer 2021
    For more information, click here.
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