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    ESC NEO Works Offering Digital Resource for Businesses
    ESCNEOWORKS.ORG is designed to be a digital resource that bridges K-12 educators, students, business leaders, and organizations, who are working for the common purpose of creating a stronger Northeast Ohio talent and workforce pipeline. ESCNEOWORKS shares timely and relevant information, leverages resources, and shares work-based learning and career opportunities throughout Northeast Ohio. I have attached a flyer that outlines a digital resource of the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio which launched in May 2022.
    To view the ESC NEO Works Flyer, click here.
    Understanding How to do Business with the State of Ohio
    Learn the steps that need to be taken to find new opportunities and determine whether these state level contract opportunities are a good fit for your business!
    Join the Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Cincinnati on June 30th via Zoom for a virtual webinar event on what and how the State of Ohio agencies buy goods and services.  
    Learning objectives:
    • Learn how to register to do business with the State of Ohio
    • Learn how to research contract opportunities with the State of Ohio
    • Learn how to adequately prepare your company to receive a contract award from the State of Ohio
    Benefits of attending:
    • Gain knowledge of how to navigate the State of Ohio's procurement website
    • Find out how to access valuable contacts with government agencies around the state
    • Have an opportunity to ask questions of an expert
    Thurs, June 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
    To register, click here.
    Team NEO Cyber Threat Update Webinar
    Break open the cyber tool kit and learn how to use the latest legal, insurance, and security tools to keep your business cyber resilient.
    Russia/Ukraine cyber collateral damage here in the U.S., White House cyber mandates and urgent recommendations, accelerating ransomware and business email compromise attacks from cyber gangs, and if you think the current economic inflation is squeezing your business, cyber insurance costs are soaring. What’s a business leader to do? Hosted by Team NEO, this webinar is open to all professionals.
    At this webinar, you will:
    • Be able to understand cyber risk and risk transfer
    • Discuss actionable ideas on how business leaders can do more to mitigate real threats through comprehensive cyber programs
    • Learn how to protect your company in a rapidly changing and increasingly dangerous world
    Panelists include:
    • Craig Horbus, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Partner, Brouse McDowell LPA
    • David Hallstrom, National Cyber Advisor, Executive & Professional Risk Solutions, USI Insurance Services
    • Andy Jones, CEO, Fortress Security Risk Management
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
    To register and for more information, click here.
    2022 Trade Mission to K Show in Dusseldorf
    First held in 1952, the K Show in Dusseldorf, Germany has grown into the world's largest trade show for the rubber, plastics and polymer industry. For 2022, the Dusseldorf Exhibition Center is completely booked with 3,000 exhibitors from more than 60 nations and an anticipated 200,000 participants from more than 150 nations. Hosted by K, this trade fair is open to all plastic and rubber industry professionals.
    At this trade fair, you will:
    • Learn more about the global plastic and rubber industry
    • Hear from industry leaders and researchers presenting future perspectives and solutions for the plastic and rubber sector
    • Learn more on the topics of the circular economy, digitization, and climate protection 
    • See live demonstrations - digitally and face-to-face from exhibitors 
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    To register, click here.
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    Bradford Ehrhart
    behrhart@portagedevbd.org, (330) 297-3410
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